Francis Aidan Gasquet - Encyclopedia




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"FRANCIS AIDAN GASQUET (1846-), Roman Catholic cardinal and historian, was born in London Oct. 5 1846. He was educated at Downside College, Bath, afterwards becoming superior of the Downside Benedictine monastery (1878-1884). He was created cardinal in 1914. He has produced various works on mediaeval church history and liturgies, among them being Henry VIII. and the English Monasteries (1888-9); A Short History of the Catholic Church in England (1903); Parish Life in Mediaeval England (1906) and The Bosworth Psalter (1908).

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