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Eccles, W. J.
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William John Eccles, historian, was born on 17 July 1917 in Thirsk, Yorkshire, and came to Canada as a boy. He was educated at McGill University and the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1953 he began teaching at the University of Manitoba. He moved to the University of Alberta in 1957 and the University of Toronto in 1963. He retired from the University of Toronto in 1983 and died in Toronto on October 2 1998. He was the author of Frontenac: The Courtier Governor (1959), The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 (1969), and France in America (1972).
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