Thomas John Francis Strickland

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Thomas John Francis Strickland, 1724 engraving

Thomas John Francis Strickland, known as Abbé Strickland (1679? – 1740) was an English Roman Catholic bishop of Namur and doctor of the Sorbonne.

Life[edit]

He was the fourth son of Sir Thomas Strickland of Sizergh. Brought up in France, he graduated at Douay, in 1712. He endeavoured to effect reconciliation between the English Catholics and the government, but unsuccessfully.

Stickland was made bishop of Namur in 1727. He resided at Rome as agent of the English government, and was employed by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI in England in connection with a vain attempt to create war with France.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Strickland, Thomas John Francis". Dictionary of National Biography. 55. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1903). "Strickland, Thomas John Francis". Dictionary of National Biography. Index and Epitome. Cambridge University Press. p. 1259.