Bernard Knight archive

Papers relating to the literary work of the British pathologist, Bernard Knight.

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Bernard Knight, CBE is a British forensic pathologist and writer. He became a Home Office pathologist in 1965 and was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in 1980. Knight was born and lives in Cardiff. As well as being a forensic scientist, and a doctor, he qualified as a barrister. He has been writing since the 1960s, when his first crime novel was published. Since then, he has written about thirty books, including contemporary crime fiction, historical novels about Wales, biography, non-fiction popular works on forensic medicine, twelve medico-legal textbooks and the humorous Crowner John Mysteries series of 12th-century historical mysteries. In addition, he has written scripts for radio and television dramas and documentaries. The archive consists of papers relating to Bernard Knight’s literary work.

About this collection

Collection type: Archive

Dates: Late 20 century

Size: 5 metres

Formats: Archives

Subjects: Literature and journalism, Medicine and science

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