Benson, Edward Frederic

Benson, Edward Frederic,

1867–1940, English author; 3d son of Archbishop BensonBenson, Edward White,
1829–96, archbishop of Canterbury, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was appointed (1877) the first bishop of Truro, and in 1882 he was appointed archbishop of Canterbury.
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. He wrote several biographies and reflections on contemporary society, but he is chiefly remembered for his lightly satirical novels, notably Dodo (1893) and the series about Lucia Pillson, the first of which was Queen Lucia (1920). His archaeological work in Athens (1892–95) resulted in two novels on Greece, The Vintage (1898) and The Capsina (1899).
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