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Edmund Venables

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Leng, John (1665–1727), Latin scholar and bishop of Norwich, was born at Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering, Yorkshire. He received his early education at St Paul's School, London, and obtained an exhibition at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a sizar on 26 March 1683, graduating BA (1686), MA (1690), BD (1698), and DD (1716). He was elected a fellow of the college on 13 September 1688, and subsequently became a very efficient tutor. He obtained great distinction as a Latin scholar. In 1695 he published an edition of ...

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James Henry Monk (1784–1856) by William Gush, 1842 courtesy the Church of England / Photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Monk, James Henry (1784–1856), bishop of Gloucester and Bristol and classical scholar, was born on 12 December 1784 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire, the only son of Charles Monk, an officer of the 40th regiment, and his wife, daughter of Joshua Waddington, vicar of Harworth, Nottinghamshire...