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Brian Duppa

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(1588–1662),

Bp. successively of Chichester (from 1638), Salisbury (1641), and Winchester (1660). From 1645 to 1660 he was one of the leaders of the persecuted Church; he tried to...

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Charles Anthony Swainson

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(1820–87), English theologian. A native of Liverpool, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and became a Fellow of Christ's College in 1841. He was ordained priest in 1844 and was...

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Charles Crocker

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(1797–1861), poet: b. and lives in Chichester; apprenticed to a shoemaker; becomes sexton at Cathedral 1845; buried in subdeanery graveyard.

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Charlotte Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1748–1806),

chiefly a novelist, began her career with Elegiac Sonnets (1784). Her novels include Emmeline (1788) and The Old Manor House (1793), which Sir W. Scott, and posterity,...

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Daniel Defoe

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1660–1731),

born in London, the son of James Foe, a butcher. He changed his name to Defoe from c.1695. He attended Morton's academy for Dissenters at Newington Green with a view...

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diocese of Selsey

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

*Wilfrid, formerly of Ripon and York, created this see, conterminous with Sussex, in 681. When he returned to Hexham in 686, Selsey was united with Winchester until Selsey's revival some...

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Edmund Gibson

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1669–1748).

Bishop of London, scholar and prelate. Educated at Oxford, Gibson produced several translations of major historical works, including Camden's Britannia, before being...

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Fishbourne

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Was an exceptionally early, large, and luxurious Roman villa or ‘palace’. One mile west of Chichester, the site was first occupied by a supply base of the invasion period. In the Neronian...

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George Bell

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1883–1958).

Bishop of Chichester (1929–58) and leading ecumenist. Born in Hampshire and educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Bell was successively chaplain to Archbishop Davidson...

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Henry Edward Manning

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(1809–1892),

Abp. of Westminster. He was ordained in the C of E and in 1841 became Archdeacon of Chichester. Beginning as an Evangelical, he gradually swung round to the...

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