Edward Hicks (bishop)

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Rt Rev
Edward Lee Hicks
Bishop of Lincoln
Church Anglican
See Diocese of Lincoln
Installed 30 June 1910
Term ended 14 August 1919
Predecessor Edward King
Successor William Shuckburgh Swayne
Orders
Ordination 1886
Personal details
Born (1843-12-23)23 December 1843
Oxford, England
Died 14 August 1919(1919-08-14) (aged 75)
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford

The Rt Rev Edward Lee Hicks[1] (23 December 1843 - 14 August 1919) was an eminent[2] Anglican priest[3] and author[4] who served as Bishop of Lincoln[5] 1910-1919.[6]

Life and works[edit]

Born in Oxford in 1843, he was educated at Magdalen College School and Brasenose College, Oxford[7] and ordained in 1886.[8] After a spell as Fellow and Tutor at Corpus Christi College, Oxford[9] he was Rector of Fenny Compton[10] before becoming the first Principal of Hulme Hall. After this he was a Canon Residentiary of Manchester Cathedral, then Rural Dean of Salford[11] until his elevation to the Episcopate.[12] He died in post in 1919.[13][14] Novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald was his granddaughter.[15]

Further reading[edit]

  • GR Evans, Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War, Lion Hudson, 2014, ISBN 9780745956534
  • JH Fowler, The Life and Letters of Edward Lee Hicks, London: Chroistophers, 1922
  • Graham Neville, Radical Churchman: Edward Lee Hicks and the New Liberalism, Oxford University Press, 1998, ISBN 0198269773

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ American Libraries
  3. ^ “Edward Lee Hicks: Bishop of Lincoln, 1910-1919” Neville,G: Carshalton, Honeywood, 1994 ISBN 1-870561-08-2
  4. ^ Amongst others he wrote: “Greek Inscriptions in the British Museum”, 1874; “Henry Bazely the Oxford Evangelist”, 1886; “Addresses on the Temptation”, 1903;and “Building in Troublous Times”, 1912 > British Library Catalogue accessed 14 May 2009
  5. ^ The Times, Saturday, 25 June 1910; p. 5; Issue 39308; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Bishop of Lincoln
  6. ^ Diocesan web-site
  7. ^ The Times, Friday, 15 June 1866; p. 12; Issue 25525; col C University Intelligence
  8. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 26 September 1871; p. 4; Issue 27178; col D Ordinations Oxford
  9. ^ Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  10. ^ Parish history
  11. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  12. ^ National Archives
  13. ^ Illustrated London News
  14. ^ Death Of Bishop Hicks. Scholar And Social Reformer The Times Saturday, 16 August 1919; p. 13; Issue 42180; col C
  15. ^ The Guardian
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward King
Bishop of Lincoln
1910–1919
Succeeded by
William Shuckburgh Swayne