Edward Potts Cheyney

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Cheyney as a young professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Edward Potts Cheyney, A.M., LL.D. (1861–1947) was an American historical and economic writer, born at Wallingford, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. He visited German universities and studied at the British Museum. He was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1904.[1] The University of Pennsylvania conferred the degree of LL.D. on him in 1911.

His writings were employed as college textbooks. They include:

  • Social Changes in England in the Sixteenth Century (1896)
  • Social and Industrial History of England (1901)
  • Short History of England (1904)
  • European Background of American History (1904)
  • Readings in English History (1908)
  • A History of England, from the Defeat of the Armada to the Death of Elizabeth (two volumes; volume i, 1914)


  1. ^ "APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2021-06-28.

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