“Bishop Brownlow North,” Winchester Cathedral, by Francis Chantrey
Bishop Brownlow North,” by Sir Francis Chantrey

Bishop Brownlow North (1736-1819)

Francis Chantrey


South Choir aisle, Winchester Cathedral

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  • As half-brother of Lord North, Bishop Brownlow North had a long and distinguished career in the church, and had been (for example) Dean of Canterbury and Bishop of Worcester before becoming Bishop of Winchester in 1781. He is rather amusingly said to have "extracted maximum familial advantage from his long episcopate" (Aston). If Henry Howard's 1818 portrait of the bishop is anything to go by (see Aston), Chantrey's likeness is striking.

    Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee

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