James Monk (bishop)

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Bishop Monk.

James Henry Monk (1784–1856) was an English divine and classical scholar.


He was born at Buntingford, Hertfordshire. He was educated at Norwich School, Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1809 was elected Regius Professor of Greek in succession to Porson.[1] The establishment of the classical tripos was in great measure due to his efforts. In 1822 he was appointed Dean of Peterborough; in 1830, bishop of Gloucester (with which the see of Bristol was amalgamated in 1836).


He is best known as the author of a Life of Bentley (1830) and as the editor (with CJ Blomfield) of Porson's Adversaria (1812).


  1. ^ "Monk, James Henry (MNK799JH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Christopher Bethell
Bishop of Gloucester
Succeeded by
Charles Baring
Preceded by
Joseph Allen (bishop)
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Charles Baring