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Stanley Bertram Chrimes (1907-1984) Professor Emeritus S. B. Chrimes, Professor of History, head of the department of History and acting head of the department of Welsh History at University College, Cardiff, 1953-1974, died in Llandough Hospital on 21 July 1984. He was educated at King's College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was awarded the Alexander Prize Medal of the Royal Historical Society in 1934 and in 1936 was appointed lecturer in constitutional history, later to become reader (1951), at the University of Glasgow. During the war years 1940-45 he served as temporary principal in the Ministry of Labour and National Service. A scholar of international repute in the field of constitutional and administrative history, he was a man of immense industry who wrote extensively and with lasting authority. He will be remembered by those whose interests do not lie primarily in his specialised field for his acclaimed study of Henry VII (1972), but generations of students and laymen alike have been well acquainted with his popular outline of English Constitutional History (1948) which has seen many later editions and has been published in several languages. It was at Cardiff that he spent the major portion of his active academic life, the high esteem in which he was held by a group of friends and colleagues being demonstrated by the publication in his honour of a volume of essays, British Government and Administration, to mark his retirement. He continued to reside thereafter at his home in Penarth for another ten years. During those years his main concern was his continuing service to University College as Director of the College Centenary History Project which resulted in a much-needed reorganisation and classification of the College archives and the production of a definitive Centenary History, 1883-1983 which had a restricted circulation. This is a carefully researched and documented history which will become an archive in itself and in which future, and less industrious college historians will seek their material. Ironically, having thus written the history of one of Glamorgan's most significant institutions, he did not live to see the ultimate year of that century which he had so meticulously chronicled run its full course. As befitted a constitutional historian of his calibre, he was an able administrator and proved to be as much a pillar of the