Outstanding Men and Women in the history of East Anglia
In this section of the website we commemorate some outstanding Christian men and women from Ely Diocese whose lives have influenced history and the world.
This biographical collection of the good and the great includes scholars and thinkers, social reformers and people in history whose lives have transformed society. Their common bond is their Christian commitment and their link with East Anglia.
Berridge 1716 –1793. The 18th century evangelical
revivalist whose open-air sermons drew thousands from many miles around.
- Botulph died c 680. A popular Saxon saint whose name has been honoured in the dedication of many East Anglian churches.
- Frederick William Faber 1814-1863. Poet, hymn writer and country parson, he was a friend of the poet William Wordsworth.
- Hugh Latimer c1491-1555. One of the early evangelicals who led the English Reformation from Cambridge in the sixteenth century and was put to death by the ruthless Catholic Queen Mary for his reformist views.
- John Stevens Henslow 1796-1861. Friend and mentor to Charles Darwin, this priest was a brilliant academic and generous philanthropist who made his name in the wider world.
- Brooke Foss Westcott 1825-1901. Bishop Westcott was a 19th century Cambridge intellectual, who is best remembered for his immeasurable contribution to biblical scholarship.
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