Henry Edward Manning
Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (15 July 1808 to 14 January 1892) was an Englishman who heraded the Roman Catholic church, and was Archbishop of Westminster from 1865 until his death. Manning was born at his grandfather's home, Copped Hall, Totteridge, in Hertfordshire as the third and youngest son of William Manning, a West India merchant. His father had served as a director and later (between 1812 and 1813) as a governor of the Bank of England and was a Tory Member of Parliament for 30 years, representing Plympton Earle, Lymington, Evesham and Penryn respectively. Manning's mother, Mary (who died 1847), came of a family with French roots. Manning grew up at Coombe Bank, Sundridge, Kent, where he met Charles Wordsworth and Christopher Wordsworth, who were later to become bishops of St Andrews and Lincoln. He studied at Harrow School (1822 to 1827) when George Butler was headmaster, but did not distinguish hinself apart from playing for two years in the first eleven. It did not impede his academic career.