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The Rt. Rev. Alexander Penrose Forbes (1817-8 October 1875)


Bishop of Brechin


He was made bishop in 1847, and attempted to bring about reunion with Rome. This was unpopular in Scotland and he was tried in 1860, Keble being present. He was a friend of Gladstone [J.B.Mowat, Bishop A.P. Forbes; ODNB]