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B. H. Blacker

revised by Marie-Louise Legg

Cotton, Henry (1790–1879), ecclesiastical historian, was born in Buckinghamshire on 31 March 1790, a son of the Revd William Cotton, of Chicheley, Berkshire. In 1802 he went to Westminster School and in 1807 he entered Christ Church, Oxford, where he was awarded a first class in classics in 1810, and became Greek reader. He graduated BA in 1811 and proceeded MA in 1813. While at ...


C. L. Falkiner

revised by Aideen M. Ireland

Stokes, George Thomas (1843–1898), ecclesiastical historian, the eldest son of John Stokes of Athlone and Margaret Forster, his wife, was born in that town on 28 December 1843. He was educated at Galway grammar school, Queen's College, Galway, and at Trinity College, Dublin...