The British Academy awarded one of the two annual Rose Mary Crawshay Prizes for English Literature to Professor of English Harriet Hawkins for her book Poetic Freedom and Poetic Truth: Chaucer to Milton (1976).  The Crawshay Prize, the only British book prize specifically honoring women scholars, was funded by a gift from Mrs. Crawshay in 1888 and was awarded to “a woman of any nationality who, in the judgement of the Council of the British Academy, has written or published within three years next preceding the year of the award an historical or critical work of sufficient value on any subject connected with English Literature, preference being given to a work regarding one of the poets Byron, Shelley and Keats.”     The British Academy