Tait, Archibald Campbell
Four Tutorswho issued a formal protest. Tait succeeded Thomas Arnold as headmaster at Rugby in 1842. He became dean of Carlisle (1849), then bishop of London (1856), where his open-air preaching increased his fame. In 1868 he was named archbishop of Canterbury. He sympathized with Broad Church views, although he joined in the censure of Essays and Reviews (1860). An antiritualist, he was one of the creators of the Public Worship Regulation Act (1874), but its final form was more severe than he intended.
See biography by R. T. Davidson and D. Benham (2 vol., 1891); study by P. T. Marsh (1969).
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