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Bishop, Edmund
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(May 17, 1846, Totnes, Devonshire – Feb 17, 1917, Barnstaple), prominent English liturgical scholar. He made enormous contributions to liturgical studies although with no formal training in the subject. After two decades in a government post in education, he devoted the rest of his life to research on medieval liturgical manuscripts. In 1867, he became a Roman Catholic and developed a close relationship with the Benedictines at Downside Abbey, though he himself never became a monk…

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White, James F., “Bishop, Edmund”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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