Philip Pusey

PUSEY, Philip. b. Pusey, Berkshire, 25 June 1799; d. Oxford, 9 July 1855. His father, son of the first Viscount Folkestone, gave up the family name (Bouverie) on inheriting an estate at Pusey. Philip’s younger brother, Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882) became the distinguished but somewhat reluctant leader of the Anglo-Catholics at Oxford during the turbulent years of the Oxford Movement*. Philip was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1817, but left without taking a degree). He and his wife lived in Rome from 1822 to 1828, becoming friendly with the Prussian diplomat and hymnologist Christian Carl Josias Bunsen*. In 1828 they returned to England, and Pusey devoted...

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