John Huntley Skrine

SKRINE, John Huntley. b. Warleigh, near Bath, 3 April 1848; d. 8 May 1923. He was educated at Uppingham School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA 1871, MA 1874). He won the Newdigate Prize for English Poetry (1870), and became a Fellow of Merton College (1871-79). Retaining his Fellowship he returned to Uppingham under Edward Thring as an assistant master (1873-87), taking Holy Orders (deacon 1874, priest 1876). He was Warden of Trinity College, Glenalmond from 1888 to 1902). The College had been founded in 1847 by William Ewart Gladstone* and James Hope-Scott to provide young men for the Scottish Episcopal Church, and Skrine seems to have suited it well: a ‘House’ (Boarding House) in...

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