By James Covert
Mandell Creighton (1843-1901) was once a recognized historian and the 1st editor of the English ancient overview. His intelligence and effort made an influence upon every body he met. widespread via Queen Victoria, basically his premature dying stopped him changing into Archbishop of Canterbury. His spouse Louise (1850 -1936) was once a prolific historian in her personal correct. Her energy of personality and organisational skill made her a usual chief of Victorian women's pursuits. The writings of this awesome couple, specially their letters, tell us them in detail, making their personalities and personal lives as attention-grabbing as their public careers. We see their relationships with one another and with their seven young ones. we all know approximately their paintings and their domestic existence, their servants, their homes, their vacations in Italy, the buddies they entertained and the pleasures in their lives together.
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Extra resources for A Victorian Marriage: Mandell and Louise Creighton
As his father had done before him, James was emerging as a prominent citizen of Carlisle. To Louise's way of thinking, nonetheless, James 'had a rough north country manner' which she thought he rather liked to cultivate. He spoke with a strong Cumbrian accent. ' Like Mandell, James possessed a strong personality, though they 'had little in common except their liberal views'. 39 Louise found her relationship with Mandell's sister, Polly, somewhat strained, and it apparently remained so over the years.
Never think how little good all your endeavours are doing; how you are only getting hated, and not doing a bit of good; how things like this cannot be helped, and it is no good making a noise about them; how perhaps after all you are too strict, and things are not so bad as you think. Such are the thoughts, I well know, which will often occur to every one of you ... However as regards influencing boys, a kind word or a warning word, is the best way: be kind but firm: always be gentle as long as you can, and speak kindly to fellows, however much you may think or know they are trying to insult you.
When Mandell went to Oxford and did not even try for Cambridge, Gunson became angry and wrote a sharp letter to his young cousin. After reading the letter, Mandell crumpled it up and flung it into the fire. 25 At the urging of his Carlisle teachers, Creighton sat for the King's Scholarship examination for Durham Grammar School in November 1857. For the first time Durham examiners had instituted Latin verse as one of the sections of the test, a subject for which Creighton's teachers at Carlisle had failed to prepare him.
A Victorian Marriage: Mandell and Louise Creighton by James Covert