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Mary Benson

08-Sep-10

AS GOOD AS GOD, AS CLEVER AS THE DEVIL The impossible life of Mary Benson When Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, died on his knees in church in 1896, his wife Mary, whom Prime Minister Gladstone had called “the cleverest woman in Europe”, assumed the name ‘Ben’, took her friend Lucy Tait into her […]