Henry Hart Milman

MILMAN, Henry Hart. b. London, 10 February 1791; d. Sunninghill, Berkshire, 24 September 1868. He was the son of Sir Francis Milman, who became a Baronet for his services as physician to the Royal family. He was educated at Dr Burney’s school at Greenwich, at Eton, and then at Brasenose College, Oxford (BA 1814, MA 1816), where he was a brilliant undergraduate. He won the Newdigate Prize for English poetry in 1812, following in the footsteps of his friend Reginald Heber*. In 1821 he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford (a non-resident post), holding the office for two five-year terms (he was succeeded by John Keble*). Milman was one of the great 19th-century churchmen. He took Holy...

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