This Restless Prelate: Bishop Baines

Pamela Gilbert

This is first biography of one of the most controversial and colourful bishops of 19th-century Catholic England, he was ahead of his time in developing modern methods of teaching at Ampleforth and Prior Park; he also attempted to establish the first Catholic University in England since the Reformation. Bishop Baines succeeded in raising the profile of the Catholic Church, particularly in the west of England. A great correspondent, his letters and archives throw considerable light on the problems he faced, and provide a fascinating insight into the times in which he lived.

978 085244 592 1

304 pages Illustrated


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