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Edward White Benson (July 14, 1829October 11, 1896) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1882 until his death. Jump to: navigation, search July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ...

Educated at King Edward's School in Birmingham and Trinity College, Cambridge, Benson began his career as a schoolmaster at Rugby School in 1852. In 1859 Benson was chosen by Prince Albert as the first Master (headmaster) of Wellington College, Berkshire, which had been built as the nation's memorial to the Duke of Wellington. Benson was largely responsible for establishing Wellington as a great English public school, closely modelled on Rugby School, rather than the military academy originally planned. There are several well-known bodies of this name (some independent institutions, others constituent colleges of a larger University); among the most well-known are: Trinity College, Cambridge (one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom) Trinity College, Dublin (sole constituent college of the... A view of Rugby School from the rear, including the playing field, where according to legend Rugby football was invented Rugby School, located in the town of Rugby in Warwickshire, is one of the oldest public schools in the United Kingdom and is perhaps one of the top co-educational... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Prince Albert piercing Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence Prince Albert of Monaco Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Prince Albert National Park, Canada Prince Albert in a Can This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... There are many schools known as Wellington College. ... The Dukedom of Wellington, derived from Wellington in Somerset, is a hereditary title and the senior Dukedom in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ...

Benson later served as Chancellor of Lincoln Minster from 1872-77, and Bishop of Truro from 1877-82.

He suggested to Henry James the general plot for James' classic ghost story, "The Turn of the Screw." This article is about the writer; for the politician who was almost his contemporary see Henry James, 1st Baron James of Hereford. ... The Turn of the Screw is a novella written by Henry James. ...

Benson and his wife Mary Sidgwick Benson, the sister of philosopher Henry Sidgwick, had six children. Their fifth child was the novelist E. F. Benson. Another son was A C Benson, the author of the lyrics to Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory and master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Their six and youngest child, Robert Hugh Benson, converted to Roman Catholicism and wrote several novels. Henry Sidgwick Henry Sidgwick (May 31, 1838–August 28, 1900) was an English philosopher. ... Edward Frederick Benson (July 24, 1867 - February 29, 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. ... A C (Arthur Christopher) Benson (1862-1925) was one of six children of Edward White Benson, a late nineteenth_century Archbishop of Canterbury. ... Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, Bt OM GCVO (June 2, 1857 – February 23, 1934) was a British composer, born in the small Worcestershire village of Broadheath to William Elgar, a piano tuner and music dealer, and his wife Ann. ... Land of Hope and Glory, also known as Pomp And Circumstance, is an English patriotic song. ... Magdalene College could be Magdalen College, Oxford Magdalene College, Cambridge This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Robert Hugh Benson (born November 18, 1871; died October 19, 1914) was the youngest son of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and younger brother of Edward Frederic Benson. ...

Preceded by:
first incumbent
Bishop of Truro
Succeeded by:
George Howard Wilkinson
Preceded by:
Archibald Campbell Tait
Archbishop of Canterbury
Succeeded by:
Frederick Temple

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Edward Frederic Benson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
Edward Frederick Benson (July 24, 1867 - February 29, 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson.
E.F. Benson was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, the fifth child of the headmaster, Edward White Benson (later Archbishop of Canterbury), and Mary Sidgwick Benson.
He was a brother of Arthur Christopher Benson, who wrote the words to Land of Hope and Glory, and Robert Hugh Benson, author of several novels and Catholic apologetic works.
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