Mandell Creighton(1843-1901), Bishop of London and historian; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 9 portraits
Ordained into the Church of England in 1870. During the early part of his church career he began the History of the Papacy, for which he is best remembered, and the first volume of which appeared in 1882. In 1884, he resigned his living in Northumberland to go to Cambridge as the first Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, and in 1886 he became editor of the newly launched English Historical Review. Creighton resigned from both his editorship and his Chair in 1891 upon being made Bishop of Peterborough. The fifth and last volume of the History of the Papacy came out in 1894, the year he accepted the presidency of the Historical Society. In 1897, he became Bishop of London.
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