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Rev. George Granville Bradley

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  • C.V.O. Master of Marlborough College
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Backword: Dave Weeden's weblog | November Archives, 23 May 2005 [cached]
The dean, Reverend George Granville Bradley, responded that his "assent would be cheerfully given," and so Darwin, the agnostic, was buried in Westminster Abbey on the afternoon of April 26.
George Granville Bradley - Westminster Abbey [cached]
George Granville Bradley History
George Granville Bradley, Dean of Westminster, is buried in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey. A brass, by Messrs Clayton & Bell, covers his grave showing a figure of him and four coats of arms (ie.Bradley, the Abbey, University College Oxford and Marlborough College). The inscription reads:
"George Granville Bradley D.D., C.V.O. Master of Marlborough College 1858-1870, Master of University College Oxford 1870-1881, Dean of Westminster 1881-1902.
harles Bradley, vicar of Glasbury Brecon in Wales and an incumbent at Clapham in London, and his first wife Catherine (Sheppard). Among his brothers Revd.C Bradley was a famous educationalist and his half brothers were Herbert and Andrew. He was educated in London and at Rugby School under the famous Dr Thomas Arnold. At Oxford he was a pupil and great friend of A.P.Stanley, whom he succeeded as Dean of Westminster.
During Bradley's decanate famous people such as Darwin, Browning and Tennyson (a great friend of George) were buried in the Abbey. He took part in the 1887 Jubilee service for Queen Victoria, to whom he was chaplain in ordinary, and also the 1902 coronation of Edward VII. This was the first occasion when the Abbey was opened to the public after a coronation service to see the setting. He resigned due to ill health later in 1902 and lived near the Abbey in Queen Anne's Gate.
White Winds Ltd. A to B, 21 Feb 2007 [cached]
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George Granville Bradley was Dean of Westminster for 21 years during which time he devoted himself to the ordering of services, the finances of the Collegiate Body and like his predecessors Atterbury ,the famous Jacobite Dean, and Wilcocks ,who built the twin Western towers, he made the preservation and restoration of the fabric one of his chief duties,
He officiated at many great functions, notably the first Jubilee of Queen Victoria ,1887, and at the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen alexandra ,1902,, His memorial brass was presented by the Dean and Chapter, The shields represent Marlborough College, where he was Headmaster and the Emblems of Westminster Abbey, Price: £360.00 (Excluding VAT at 17.5%)
Famous People & the Abbey - Westminster Abbey, 22 Sept 2013 [cached]
Bradley, George Granville Bradley
The dean, Reverend George Granville ... [cached]
The dean, Reverend George Granville Bradley, responded that his "assent would be cheerfully given", and so Darwin, the agnostic, was buried in Westminster Abbey on the afternoon of April 26.
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