BOOK LEWES HOTELS

Featured Destination

January 2018: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself – and others – that this year you are definitely going ...More
More Uk destinations

Richard Challoner
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Lewes, Sussex
Born on 29th of September 1691
Died on 12th of January 1781

Born 1691. Died 1781 - English prelate and writer.


Converted to Catholicism as a boy. Missionary priest in London. In 1741 consecrated titular Bishop of Debra and in 1758 Vicar Apostolic of the London. Hidden near Highgate during “No Popery” riots of 1780. Writings included Catholic Christian Instructed (1737), Garden of the Soul (1740, still a popular prayer book) and revision of the Douai version of the Bible.

Links:
http://westminstercathedral.blogspot.com/2007/01/bishop-richard- Biography

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Richard Challoner?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3779 views since 15th February 2007

Brit Quote:
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. - Jonathan Swift
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Falkirk - 1746, Scott reaches the South Pole - 1912
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages