Liddon, Henry Parry (1829-90), was born in Hampshire, and educated at King's College school and at Christ Church, Oxford. From 1854 to 1859 he was Vice-Principal of Cuddesdon Theological College, and in the latter year returned to Oxford as Vice-Principal of St. Edmund's Hall. Here his lectures on the New Testament were crowded, and his University Sermons were largely attended. It was in 1866 that he first gained a wide reputation by his Bampton Lectures on the Divinity of Christ. In 1870, when he was created D.C.L., Liddon was appointed Ireland Professor of Exegesis, and also Canon of St. Paul's. His sermons in the great cathedral were for twenty years one of the features of London life. In 1876 he and Canon MacColl played a notable part in the agitation concerning the Bulgarian atrocities, and in 1881 and the following years he defended the position of the Ritualists. In 1886 he was elected Bishopof Edinburgh, but declined to accept the position, as he had previously tentative offers of English sees. He began a Life of Pusey, but only three volumes had been completed when he died.