Benjamin Heath Malkin ((1769-03-23)23 March 1769, London - 26 May 1842(1842-05-26) (aged 73) at Cowbridge) was a British scholar and writer notable for his connection to the artist and poet William Blake.
Malkin was educated at Harrow School and Cambridge University, receiving his MA in 1802 and his doctorate in 1810. In 1795 he published Essays on Subjects connected with Civilization (C.Dilly, London). From 1809 to 1828 he was headmaster of the Free School in Bury St. Edmunds where he taught a number of pupils who would later go on to become Cambridge Apostles. In 1829, Malkin became the first professor of History in the newly formed London University. During his scholarly career he published both historical and creative works on many subjects, including the history of South Wales, a translation of Gil Blas, and the play Almahide and Hamet.
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