Oxford Movement


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Characters Lucas Malet
Meanwhile the reader's focus is often on Mary Crookenden: her delicacy (or brittleness), her flocks of admirers, her relations with older family members, and the artistic talent which had led her while still a child...
Cultural formation John Henry Newman
Brought up, educated, and ordained in the Anglican Church , JHN began, with others, to entertain fears for its future as a national church. Emancipation of Catholics and Dissenters led them to suppose that the...
Cultural formation Cecil Frances Alexander
In 1848 CFA met British novelist Charlotte Yonge and the leader of the Oxford Movement , John Keble .
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
CFA 's husband believed that Keble endowed her with a sense of the magic, of the...
Cultural formation Charlotte Yonge
CY was confirmed in the Church of England after several months of instruction from TractarianJohn Keble .
Christabel Coleridge wrongly gave the year as 1837, and has been followed by some other sources.
Coleridge, Christabel. Charlotte Mary Yonge: Her Life and Letters. Macmillan and Co.
Nadel, Ira Bruce, and William E. Fredeman, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 18. Gale Research.
18: 312
Battiscombe, Georgina, and E. M. Delafield. Charlotte Mary Yonge: The Story of an Uneventful Life. Constable and Company.
Cultural formation Annie Besant
AB was confirmed an Anglican in Paris in the spring of 1862. She was fascinated by Catholicism , but the writing of the Oxford Movement convinced her of the similarity between Anglicanism and Catholicism. After...
Cultural formation Charlotte Yonge
The third great influence on CY 's life was John Keble , the Tractarian churchman. He was already famous when he became a regular visitor in the home of the twelve-year-old Charlotte, though they had...
Cultural formation Felicia Skene
The Skenes may have belonged to the EpiscopalChurch of Scotland ; FS 's Anglican devotional works support this idea. She also as an adult involved herself in the OxfordMovement .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Cultural formation Harriett Mozley
Harriett remained committed to the Church of England throughout her life and was deeply distressed when her brother John Henry Newman converted to Catholicism. She evidently saw herself as something of a specialist in theological...
Dedications Cecil Frances Alexander
It was dedicated to John Keble , leader of the Oxford Movement , and contained, as well as the poems, questions for examination.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
The preface was written by Dr Walter Farquar Hook , who, according...
Family and Intimate relationships Cecil Frances Alexander
Also a follower of the Oxford Movement , Alexander was rector of Termonamongan parish, Killeter, County Tyrone, from that year; he too was a poet.
McMahon, Séan. “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. Éire-Ireland: A Journal of Irish Studies, Vol.
, No. 4, Irish American Cultural Institute, pp. 101-9.
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput.
101, 110-11
Family and Intimate relationships Angela Thirkell
AT 's mother, Margaret Mackail , was the only daughter of the painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones and moved in the highest circles both socially and culturally. She used to read to her children at breakfast...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Godley
John Godley, who was a friend of Charlotte's brother Charles , was born in Ireland on 29 May 1814, most likely at Dublin. He was the son of an Irish landowner, whose family home...
Friends, Associates Cecil Frances Alexander
Harriet was the daughter of Lord Wicklow . The young girls visited nearby schools, teaching Church catechism, and reading and praying with the less fortunate. Both women were greatly influenced in their youth by the...
Material Conditions of Writing Harriett Mozley
She found the writing of this far harder than she had her first book. Earlier in the year she reported, I get on shamefully slow, even though she knew already exactly what she meant to...
Publishing John Henry Newman
JHN , Richard Hurrell Froude , Edward Bouverie Pusey , and others began anonymously publishing their series Tracts for the Times, as a statement of principles for the Tractarian , or Oxford Movement.
Drabble, Margaret, editor. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.


10 October 1813: Mark Pattison, future Tractarian, scholar,...

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10 October 1813

Mark Pattison , future Tractarian , scholar, author, and Oxford academic, was born at Hornby in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

January 1846: An Anglican newspaper titled The Guardian...

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January 1846

An Anglican newspaper titled The Guardian began publication in London, supporting the Tractarian movement in the Church of England.

1849: J. A. Froude, writing as Zeta published his...

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J. A. Froude , writing as Zeta published his novelThe Nemesis of Faith.

Between 1859 and 1866: Mildred Holland, wife of the vicar William...

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Between 1859 and 1866

Mildred Holland , wife of the vicar William Holland, spent many hours during these years in the parish church of Huntingfield in Suffolk, gilding, lettering and painting th[e] most glorious of small church roofs...


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