Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
949919,905 (3.89)00
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Amy R. Kelly was born in Port Clinton, Ohio, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1900 before earning a master's degree from Wellesley College. She taught briefly at Lake Erie College for Women and served as headmistress of Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland. Between and after these appointments, she was a member of the English literature faculty at Wellesley, from which she retired as associate professor in 1943. She spent 30 years researching medieval documents and traveling from London to Constantinople to Palestine in preparation for her monumental biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine. After her retirement, she spent seven years writing and re-writing the book, which was published as Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings by Harvard University Press in 1950. It was an immediate bestseller and went to eight printings in the next 12 years. The book is still in print and is renowned among historians and women's studies scholars.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.89)
2 4
2.5 1
3 19
3.5 7
4 40
4.5 2
5 21

Related events

Related places

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Amy R. Kelly is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Amy R. Kelly is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 146,694,103 books! | Top bar: Always visible