Frances Trollope: The Vicar of Wrexhill

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In writing her fourth novel, The Vicar of Wrexhill, Frances M. Trollope (1779-1863) drew from a world very dear and familiar to her, one that was beset with religious conflicts. Her family tree lists at least fourteen clergy of the Church of England. Her father was the Revd William Milton, a vicar at Heckfield, Hampshire, and her father-in law was the Revd Anthony Trollope of Cotteenham in Hertfordshire. Fanny (as she liked to be called) read aloud from the Bible every morning with her daughters. Her proficiency with verses is apparent in all of her novels, but especially in The Vicar of Wrexhill which includes at least 33 quotes from the Bible. Her familiarity with the Book of Common Prayer and the Articles of …

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Ayres, Brenda. "The Vicar of Wrexhill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 September 2009
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