George Bradley (priest)
|George Granville Bradley|
Photograph of Bradley in 1883.
|Religion||Church of England|
|Born||11 December 1821|
|Died||13 March 1903|
|Title||Dean of Westminster|
|Period in office||1881-1902|
|Predecessor||Arthur Penrhyn Stanley|
|Successor||Joseph Armitage Robinson|
Bradley was educated at Rugby under Thomas Arnold, and at University College, Oxford, of which he became a Fellow in 1844. He was an assistant master at Rugby from 1846 to 1858, when he succeeded GEL Cotton as Headmaster at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
In 1870, Bradley was elected Master of his old college at Oxford, and in August 1881 he was made Dean of Westminster in succession to AP Stanley, whose pupil and intimate friend he had been, and whose biographer he became. He took part in the coronation of King Edward VII and resigned the deanery in 1902.
Bradley was an Acting Chaplain of the 13th Middlesex (Queen´s Westminsters) Volunteer Rifle Corps for 20 years, and received the Volunteer Officers' Decoration (VD) 21 February 1902.
Besides his Recollections of A. P. Stanley (1883) and Life of Dean Stanley (1892), Bradley published a revised version of Thomas Kerchever Arnold's Latin Prose Composition ("Bradley's Arnold"); his more advanced intended work on Aids to writing Latin Prose was edited and completed by T. L. Papillon. Further works were Lectures on Job (1884) and Ecclesiastes (1885).
Bradley had two sons and five daughters; of these children one son, Arthur Granville Bradley (1850–1943), and four daughters were writers, including Margaret Louisa Woods, Emily Tennyson Bradley (married Alexander Murray Smith), Lady Mabel Birchenough (the wife of Sir Henry Birchenough, public servant and business man) and Rose Marion Bradley.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bradley, George Granville". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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