Bishops A Meritocracy?: Lord Westmorland

Prince bishop cello concert_at_Liège

Merit, indeed!… We are come to a pretty pass if they talk of merit for a bishopric.

John Fane, Lord Westmorland, 1759-1841

Noted in Lady Salisbury’s diary, 9 December 1835

The picture depicts the prince-bishop of Liège, John Theodore of Bavaria, playing the cello. John Theodore was also prince-bishop of Freising and of Regensburg. Detail from Paul-Joseph Delcloche’s Concert à la cour du prince-évêque de Liège, circa 1755.

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Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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