Benson, Robert Hugh

Benson, Robert Hugh,

1871–1914, English author and clergyman; 4th 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 was converted to Roman Catholicism in 1903 and ordained the next year. In 1911, as a monsignor, he became privy chamberlain to Pope Pius X. His works include the novels By What Authority? (1904) and Richard Raynal (1906), and Paradoxes of Catholicism (1913).
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