Edmund Kerchever Chambers was a noted theatre historian, famous amongst Shakespearean scholars for his work on Elizabethan stage history and Shakespeare’s life and works. He was born in Berkshire on 16th March 1866 to the Reverend William Chambers and Anna Heathcote. Educated first at Marlborough College, he attended Corpus Christi, Oxford, as a classics scholar. After graduating in 1892, he took a position in the Education Department, in what eventually became the Board of Education.

Working from 1892 as a junior examiner for the Department, Chambers came to the attention of Robert Morant, the Permanent Secretary, and became his second-in-command from 1903. His duties involved working with the new day continuation schools and adult education, in particular the Workers Educational

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Citation: Owens, Rebekah . "Sir Edmund Chambers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 July 2014 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=812, accessed 21 May 2024.]

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