Professor Edward Miller (1915-2000) was regarded as an exceptional medieval historian both nationally and internationally throughout his professional academic life. He read history at St John's College, Cambridge and stayed on graduation as a Fellow there. After the Second World War he became a university lecturer and, from 1961, Warden of Madingley Hall. In 1965 he moved to Sheffield as Professor of Medieval History; he returned to Cambridge in 1971 as Master of Fitzwilliam College, where he remained for the next ten years. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1981.