Edward P. Cheyney Biography

Edward P. Cheyney (1861–1947) received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught until 1934. He authored a number of important texts on English history, including A History of England from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the Death of Elizabeth (2 vol., 1914–26) and The Dawn of a New Era, 1250–1453 (1936).


Readings in English history drawn from the original sources, intended to illustrate A short history of England, by Edward P. Cheyney. Boston, New York [etc.]: Ginn & Company, 1908.

A history of England, from the defeat of the Armada to the death of Elizabeth; with an account of English institutions during the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, by Edward P. Cheyney. 2 vols. New York: Longmans, 1914-26.

A short history of England, by Edward P. Cheyney. Rev. ed. Boston, New York: Ginn and Company, 1918.

An introduction to the industrial and social history of England, by Edward P. Cheyney. Rev. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1920; Reprint, New York, AMS Press, 1969.

Modern English reform, from individualism to socialism; a course of Lowell Lectures, by Edward P. Cheyney. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; London, H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1931.

The dawn of a new era, 1250-1453, by Edward P. Cheyney. New York, London, Harper & Brothers, 1936.

Freedom of inquiry and expression. Edited by Edward P. Cheyney. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1938.

European background of American history, 1300-1600. New York: Collier Books, 1961.