William Alexander

(1824—1911) archbishop of Armagh

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(1824–1911), churchman and poet. The son of a clergyman in Derry, he became Archbishop of Armagh and Protestant Primate of Ireland in 1896. Although the author of theological works such as Primary Convictions (1893), he wrote poems as in St. Augustine's Holiday (1886) and The Finding of the Book (1900).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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