Arthur Hugh Clough at Oriel College

After earning a Second for his Oxford exams and later taking an M.A., Arthur Hugh Clough earned a fellowship at Oriel College, Oxford. A tutor and teacher of many students, Clough was also close to figures on both sides of the Oxford Movement (including William George Ward, a Roman Catholic advocate for Tractarianism). Clough eventually resigned his position after refusing to teach the Thirty-Nine Articles, thereby dissenting from the Tractarianism that had become popular (Kenny 124).

Image: Engraving of William George Ward, c. 1883. Public domain, available on Wikimedia

Works Referenced

Chorley, Katharine. Arthur Hugh Clough: The Uncommitted Mind. Clarendon Press, 1962. 

Kenny, Anthony. Arthur Hugh Clough: A Poet’s Life. Bloomsbury Academic, 2005.


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Nov 1842 to 23 Jan 1848