Biography of Peter Alexander
Peter Alexander (1893-1969) was a graduate of the University and Regius Professor of English Language and Literature from 1935 to 1963.
Alexander matriculated to study at the University in 1911, but his studies were interupted by service during the First World War. He became a lecturer in the Department of English in 1921, shortly after graduating MA, and he was Queen Margaret Lecturer from 1925 until he was appointed to the Regius Chair. He was a leading Shakespearian scholar and was made a CBE in 1964.