Convert, Scholar, Bishop. William Brownlow
This long-needed biography takes us on a fascinating journey through Victorian Anglicanism and Catholicism in England, Wales, Italy and Ireland and missions in West Africa and Australia. Brownlow was Bishop of Clifton and best known in his day for publicising and interpreting the momentous discoveries of the catacombs in Rome.
His zealous and practical interest in social teaching, the labour question, slavery and child poverty are also engagingly assessed.
‘This is a fascinating biography of a pivotal figure in Victorian Catholic life. I found it both moving and illuminating.’ A. N. Wilson.
Author: Giles Mercer
Total number of pages: 610