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Paul Fritz was born at Lyn Junction in Leeds County, Ontario in 1938. He received his early education at Halleck's and Brockville Collegiate. He received his B.A. in History, Politics and Economics from Queen's University in 1961, his M.A.from the University of Wisconsin, 1962, and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. His area of speciality was Modern British History. Dr. Fritz was employed as a professor of history at McMaster University from 1966 until his retirement in 1999.
He has authored and edited several books including The English Ministers and Jacobitism, Women in the 18th Century, City and Society in the 18th Century, plus a wide range of scholarly articles, many of them dealing with British Royalty.
His awards include the Gold Medal in History and the Peace Prize Medal from Queen's in 1961. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal for Contributions to Historical Studies in Canada and in 1978 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (England).
Upon retirement from McMaster he became widely involved in writing and researching the history of the Leeds & Grenville area. His publications in this area include: A History of the Old Stone Mill Delta, Ontario; A History of Holy Trinity Church, Oak Leaf; and A History of Delta United Church. He headed up the Committee to save the Old Stone Church in Phillipsville (home of the second oldest Baptist Community in Ontario) and lectured on local history to genealogical groups, architectural societies and historical societies.
Paul Fritz currently resides in Kingston and Athens.
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