Richard Frederick Littledale

LITTLEDALE, Richard Frederick. b. Dublin, 14 September 1833; d. London, 11 January 1890. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he had a distinguished career (BA 1855, MA 1858, LL.D, 1862). He took Holy Orders, and was curate of St Matthew’s, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich (1856-57), and curate of St Mary the Virgin, Crown Street, Soho, London (1857-61). In 1861 he retired from the parish priesthood through ill health, although he continued to hear confessions until the end of his life (he was said to have heard more confessions that anyone in the Church of England except E.B. Pusey). He devoted his time to writing. He finished the work of his friend John Mason Neale*, completing the...

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