Turner, Michael J.
Dr. Michael J. Turner is the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University. He received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.2017 1-4955-0609-6
The subject of this book is Alexander James Beresford Hope (1820-1887), a staunch Anglican of High Church proclivities, very wealthy, a champion of the Gothic revival and member of several cultural and learned societies, a writer, collector, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and a respected if somewhat idiosyncratic force in the Conservative Party. Hope’s ideas and activity offer useful and even unrivaled insights into the educational agencies of the Church and the manner in which they were described and defended.