James Monk (bishop)

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Bishop Monk.

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

Life[edit]

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).

Works[edit]

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).

References[edit]

  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
1830–1856
Succeeded by
Charles Baring
Preceded by
Joseph Allen (bishop)
Bishop of Bristol
1836–1856
Succeeded by
Charles Baring