Campbell Tait Archbishop Of Canterbury Vanity Fair Print
Archbishop Tait died on the first day of Advent in 1882 at Addington, London. Tait was a Churchman by conviction; but, although the work of his life was all done in England, he remained a Scotsman to the end. It was the opinion of some that he never really understood the historical position of the English Church and took no pains to learn. John Tillotson, one of his predecessors in the archbishopric, was a favourite hero of his, and in some ways the two men resembled one another. Tait had none of Tillotson’s gentleness, and he rode roughshod over the obstacles in his way. He cannot be called a great ecclesiastical statesman, but he administered his office well and was undoubtedly one of the foremost public men of his day
Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: An Earnest and Liberal Primate
Published: 25-Dec-1869 unsigned . Dimensions approximately 23cm x 35cm.
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