Edward Hicks (bishop)

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Edward Hicks
Bishop of Lincoln
Bishop Hicks in 1916.jpg
DioceseDiocese of Lincoln
In office1910–1919
PredecessorEdward King
SuccessorWilliam Swayne
Personal details
Born(1843-12-23)23 December 1843
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Died14 August 1919(1919-08-14) (aged 75)
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford

Edward Lee Hicks[1] (23 December 1843 – 14 August 1919) was an eminent[2] Anglican priest[3] and author[4] who served as Bishop of Lincoln[5] 1910-1919.[6]

Life and works[edit]

Born in Oxford in 1843, Hicks was educated at Magdalen College School and Brasenose College, Oxford[7] and ordained in 1886.[8] After a spell as Fellow and Tutor at Corpus Christi College, Oxford[9] he was Rector of Fenny Compton[10] before becoming the first Principal of Hulme Hall. After this he was a Canon Residentiary of Manchester Cathedral, then Rural Dean of Salford[11] until his elevation to the Episcopate.[12] He was enthroned at Lincoln Cathedral on 30 June 1910 and died in post in 1919.[13][14] Novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald was his granddaughter.[15]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ American Libraries
  3. ^ “Edward Lee Hicks: Bishop of Lincoln, 1910-1919” Neville,G: Carshalton, Honeywood, 1994 ISBN 1-870561-08-2
  4. ^ Amongst others he wrote: “Greek Inscriptions in the British Museum”, 1874; “Henry Bazely the Oxford Evangelist”, 1886; “Addresses on the Temptation”, 1903;and “Building in Troublous Times”, 1912 > British Library Catalogue accessed 14 May 2009
  5. ^ The Times, Saturday, 25 June 1910; p. 5; Issue 39308; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Bishop of Lincoln
  6. ^ Diocesan web-site
  7. ^ The Times, Friday, 15 June 1866; p. 12; Issue 25525; col C University Intelligence
  8. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 26 September 1871; p. 4; Issue 27178; col D Ordinations Oxford
  9. ^ Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  10. ^ Parish history Archived 2005-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  12. ^ National Archives
  13. ^ Illustrated London News
  14. ^ Death Of Bishop Hicks. Scholar And Social Reformer The Times Saturday, 16 August 1919; p. 13; Issue 42180; col C
  15. ^ The Guardian

Further reading[edit]

  • GR Evans, Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War, Lion Hudson, 2014, ISBN 9780745956534
  • JH Fowler, The Life and Letters of Edward Lee Hicks, London: Chroistophers, 1922
  • Graham Neville, Radical Churchman: Edward Lee Hicks and the New Liberalism, Oxford University Press, 1998, ISBN 0198269773
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward King
Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
William Swayne