To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Edward Talbot (bishop)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edward Talbot
Bishop of Winchester
Edward Stuart Talbot Vanity 11 October 1911.jpg
Talbot in Vanity Fair magazine, 11 October 1911
ChurchChurch of England
PredecessorHerbert Ryle
SuccessorTheodore Woods
Other postsBishop of Southwark
Bishop of Rochester
Consecrationc. 1895
Personal details
Born(1844-02-19)19 February 1844
Died30 January 1934(1934-01-30) (aged 89)
BuriedOutside Winchester Cathedral
ResidenceFarnham Castle
ParentsJohn Chetwynd-Talbot & Caroline Stuart-Wortley
SpouseLavinia Lyttelton
Childrensee below
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford

Edward Stuart Talbot (19 February 1844 – 30 January 1934) was an Anglican bishop in the Church of England and the first Warden of Keble College, Oxford. He was successively the Bishop of Rochester, the Bishop of Southwark and the Bishop of Winchester.[1]

When the First World War started in August, 1914, it was a surprise to many including Bishop Talbot who, in January, 1914, had written, ‘No year has opened with greater anxieties. It is true, thank God, that the black cloud which at the opening of 1912 hung over our relations with Germany, threatening war, has greatly lightened and dispersed.’[2] He was in no doubt in August,1914, that it would be an horrific war. ‘It is a sober truth that in its scale, in the numbers whom it will touch, in the amount of suffering which it may cause, there has been nothing like it in the history of Europe.’[3] He quoted the support given to Britain ‘by our Colonies, by the main body of American opinion, and by public feeling in Italy, all of them in a degree independent witnesses’, as indicative of the righteousness of the British cause fighting ‘for freedom’.[4] He was very busy during the War, attending various meetings, encouraging women to take on War work, creating a Roll of Honour of clergy and clergy families who had volunteered for the Forces and chairing an ‘Enquiry intonReligion in the Army’. [5] He himself was a strong preacher with a resonant voice and, at well over six feet in height, he looked and sounded like an ideal bishop. [6]

Talbot’s two elder brothers went to France in August,1914, as Temporary Chaplains to the Forces (TCF). Both were awarded the Military Cross. His youngest son, Gilbert, was killed in action. ‘It has pleased God that Gilbert should be taken....’, he remarked.[7]


He was educated at Charterhouse School until 1858. In 1862 he went up to Christ Church, Oxford and graduated in 1865. He remained there until 1869 as modern history tutor.[8]


In 1869 he was appointed first warden of Keble College, Oxford, and he stayed there until 1888 when he accepted the post of Vicar of Leeds Parish Church, where he remained for six years (1889–1895). While still in Oxford he and his wife, Lavinia were the founders of Lady Margaret Hall, the first college for women, in 1878.[9][10] He then held the posts of Bishops of Rochester, of Southwark and of Winchester. He was canonically elected to the See of Winchester on 19 April 1911 at Winchester Cathedral[11] and that election was confirmed (by which Talbot took the See) on 1 May 1911 at St Mary-le-Bow.[12] Farnham Castle was the traditional home of the Bishops of Winchester.


His father was the Hon. John Chetwynd-Talbot, son of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot, and his mother was Caroline Jane Stuart-Wortley, daughter of James Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Wharncliffe.[13]

He married the Hon. Lavinia Lyttelton (born 10 October 1849), daughter of George Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton and Mary née Glynne, on 29 June 1870.[9] Their children were:[citation needed]


He wrote the following books:[14]

  • Influence of Christianity on Slavery (1867)
  • The War and Conscience
  • The Spiritual Sanctions of a League of Nations
  • Memories of Early Life (1925)


The Hall and one face of the Wolfson quadrangle of Lady Margaret Hall was named the Talbot Building after him: it was opened in 1910.[15]

The Talbot Fund at Keble College, established in 1999, also bears his name.[16]

A memorial to Talbot stands in Southwark Cathedral in the form of a bronze effigy atop a stone tomb, by sculptor Cecil Thomas.[17]


  1. ^ "Edward Stuart Talbot". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ Winchester Diocesan Chronicle, January,1914
  3. ^ Winchester Diocesan Chronicle, September, 1914
  4. ^ Winchester Diocesan Chronicle, September, 1914
  5. ^ Diocesan Chronicles were published monthly with news of the bishop’s activities.
  6. ^ ‘Edward Stuart Talbot’, by Gwendolyn Stephenson, Spck, 1936, p223
  7. ^ ‘Edward Stuart Talbot’, by Gwendolen Stephenson, Spck, 1936, p204
  8. ^ "TALBOT, EDWARD STUART". Emory University. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d "Talbot [née Lyttelton], Lavinia (1849–1939), promoter of women's education". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/52031. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  10. ^ In January 1933 he dedicated the college chapel. Alden's Oxford Guide. Oxford: Alden & Co., 1958; pp. 120–21
  11. ^ "The See of Winchester: Election of the New Bishop". Church Times (#2517). 21 April 1911. p. 523. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 November 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  12. ^ "Church News: Personal". Church Times (#2519). 5 May 1911. p. 598. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 November 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  13. ^ "Talbot, Edward Stuart (1844–1934), bishop of Winchester". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36409. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  14. ^ "Bishop Talbot Dies in London at 89". 31 January 1934. p. 17. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  15. ^ Alden (1958)
  16. ^ "Talbot Fund". Keble College, Oxford. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  17. ^ "Cecil Walter Thomas OBE, FRBS". Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland–1951. University of Glasgow. Retrieved 6 January 2016.


  • Dictionary of National Biography

External links

Academic offices
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Warden of Keble College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Robert Wilson
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Randall Davidson
Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by
John Harmer
New diocese Bishop of Southwark
Succeeded by
Hubert Burge
Preceded by
Herbert Ryle
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
Theodore Woods
This page was last edited on 3 March 2021, at 07:44
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.