William Cecil Howard [Earl of Wicklow] (1902-78)

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Life
[William Cecil James Philip John Paul Howard; Viscount Clonmore and afterwards 8th Earl of Wicklow;] author of Family Failing (1937), deemed libellous and held in the British Library Suppressed Safe; succeeded to the Earldom, 1946; ed. Eton College, Magdalen College, Oxford, and St Stephen’s House, Oxford;
 
ord. deacon and priest in the Anglican Communion; worked for the Magdalen Mission in Somers Town; converted to Roman Catholicism, 1932; lived as a layman; attended Mass with the Catholic servants and disinherited by his father, being banished from the home on Sundays; served as a Captain in the Royal Fusiliers, WWII; issued biography of Pope Pius XI (1937);
 
ed. anthology of pieces by Catholic writers on Christmas (1939); author of the Shell Guide to Kent (Architectural Press, April 1935), and close friend of John Betjeman; Family Failing also held at Oxford, Cambridge ULs, and the National Library of Scotland; no copy in the General Catalogue of the British Library.


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Works
Family Failing (London 1937), listed as SS.A.424 in British Library Suppressed Safe.

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Reference
See Scissors-and-Paste website - online; accessed 30.04.2010.

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