Spirituality and religion are considered by many to be the ways of disciplining one’s thought process and lifestyle. Spirituality has definitely helped the world in achieving that to a great extent, and religion has always been the beacon of hope for the masses. The opinions of spiritual and political leaders from Britain and other European nations have also been sought by political leaders for serious matters concerning the society. Some of the famous British religious leaders are William Davy, Anthony Anderson, Edward Leeds, Stephen Addington and Russell Lant Carpenter. Amongst the present day British religious leaders, Aga Khan IV is a well-known name in the country. These preachers have penned numerous books of great religious and spiritual importance. These books have played an important role in influencing the religious thoughts of the country’s youth. A few such literary works of religious prominence are ‘Maxims religious and prudential, with a Sermon to young People’ and ‘A System of Divinity on the Being, Nature, and Attributes of God’. Here is a collection of biographies of spiritual & religious leaders from Britain. Explore and know more about their life stories, timelines and interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
English Statesman
Thomas MoreThomas More
07 February 1478
Catholic Saint

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
13 December 1936
Imam of Nizari Ismailism

Thomas BecketThomas Becket
21 December 1118
Saint

John WesleyJohn Wesley
17 June 1703
Anglican Cleric and Christian Theologian

BedeBede
0672 AD
Saint
Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer
02 July 1489
First Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury

John BunyanJohn Bunyan
28 November 1628
Writer, Preacher

George FoxGeorge Fox
30 June 1624
Author
Matthew HenryMatthew Henry
18 October 1662
Author

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819
Priest
Charles IICharles II
29 May 1630
King of England, Scotland & Ireland

Rowan Douglas WilliamsRowan Douglas Williams
14 June 1950
Theologian

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher

Elizabeth IElizabeth I
07 September 1533
 

Mary IIMary II
30 April 1662
Monarch
Reginald PoleReginald Pole
03 March 1500
Archbishop of Canterbury

Augustine of CanterburyAugustine of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury

Pope Adrian IVPope Adrian IV
1100 AD
Pope

John SentamuJohn Sentamu
10 June 1949
Politician, Priest, Cleric
Saint AlbanSaint Alban
Martyr

Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction
Mary SlessorMary Slessor
02 December 1848
Missionary

Jonathan SacksJonathan Sacks
08 March 1948
Rabbi, Politician

Elizabeth BartonElizabeth Barton
1506 AD
Catholic nun
George CareyGeorge Carey
13 November 1935
Politician, Priest, University teacher

Michael RamseyMichael Ramsey
14 November 1904
Archbishop
Robert RuncieRobert Runcie
02 October 1921
Politician, Priest, Bishop

Geoffrey FisherGeoffrey Fisher
05 May 1887
Archbishop

William LaudWilliam Laud
07 October 1573
Archbishop of Canterbury
Hugh LatimerHugh Latimer
1487 AD
Bishop

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Hilda of WhitbyHilda of Whitby
0614 AD
Saint
Ann LeeAnn Lee
29 February 1736
Religious leader

Stephen LangtonStephen Langton
1150 AD
Cardinal

Richard BaxterRichard Baxter
12 November 1615
Poet

Chad of MerciaChad of Mercia
0634 AD
Saint
Charles StuddCharles Studd
02 December 1860
Cricketer, Author, Missionary
Thomas HookerThomas Hooker
05 July 1586
Preacher

Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton
28 January 1769
Bishop

Odo of BayeuxOdo of Bayeux
1035 AD
Noblemen

Samuel WilberforceSamuel Wilberforce
07 September 1805
Bishop
Basil HumeBasil Hume
02 March 1923
Bishop

Donald CogganDonald Coggan
09 October 1909
Archbishop of Canterbury

Francis AsburyFrancis Asbury
20 August 1745
Bishop

William WarhamWilliam Warham
1450 AD
Archbishop of Canterbury

Henry GarnetHenry Garnet
30 June 1555
Priest
Catherine BoothCatherine Booth
17 January 1829
Religious leader

Matthew ParkerMatthew Parker
06 August 1504
Archbishop of Canterbury
Ælfric of EynshamÆlfric of Eynsham
0955 AD
Abbot

John LydgateJohn Lydgate
1370 AD
Monk

Myles CoverdaleMyles Coverdale
1488 AD
Translator
Orderic VitalisOrderic Vitalis
16 February 1075
Monk

Richard RolleRichard Rolle
1300 AD
Writer
Lancelot AndrewesLancelot Andrewes
16 July 1555
priest, translator, theologian, Bible translator

Edmund BonnerEdmund Bonner
1500 AD
Bishop

William de LongchampWilliam de Longchamp
chancellor of England

Trevor HuddlestonTrevor Huddleston
15 June 1913
Clergyman

OrmulumOrmulum
English scholar
Frederick TempleFrederick Temple
30 November 1821
Archbishop

Selina Hastings, Countess of HuntingdonSelina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
24 August 1707
Religious leader

John WhitgiftJohn Whitgift
1530 AD
Archbishop

William of WykehamWilliam of Wykeham
1320 AD
Bishop
Richard MatherRichard Mather
1596 AD
Minister

Edward White BensonEdward White Benson
14 July 1829
Archbishop of Canterbury
James NaylerJames Nayler
1618 AD
Religious Leader

Charles SimeonCharles Simeon
24 September 1759
Clergyman

Ralph CudworthRalph Cudworth
1617 AD
Philosopher
Brooke Foss WestcottBrooke Foss Westcott
12 January 1825
Theologian

Hubert WalterHubert Walter
1160 AD
Adviser
Richard WhatelyRichard Whately
01 February 1787
Economist

Thomas ArundelThomas Arundel
1353 AD
Clergyman

Richard FoxeRichard Foxe
1448 AD
Churchman
Walter HiltonWalter Hilton
1340 AD
Author

Thomas KenThomas Ken
30 June 1637
Bishops
Cuthbert TunstallCuthbert Tunstall
1474 AD
Religious Leader

Evangeline BoothEvangeline Booth
25 December 1865
Theologian

Archibald Campbell TaitArchibald Campbell Tait
21 December 1811
Archbishop

Thomas BradwardineThomas Bradwardine
1300 AD
Mathematician
Edmund GrindalEdmund Grindal
1519 AD
Archbishop of Canterbury
Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron JakobovitsImmanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits
08 February 1921
Rabbi

Richard BancroftRichard Bancroft
1544 AD
Archbishop

Stephen HardingStephen Harding
1050 AD
Monk

Benedict BiscopBenedict Biscop
0628 AD
Saint
Robert LowthRobert Lowth
27 November 1710
Author

Alexander NeckamAlexander Neckam
08 September 1157
Scholar

Andrew FullerAndrew Fuller
06 February 1754
Theologian

Frederic FarrarFrederic Farrar
07 August 1831
Author

William JuxonWilliam Juxon
1582 AD
Archbishop
John CurwenJohn Curwen
14 November 1816
British educator

Jeremy CollierJeremy Collier
23 September 1650
Theatre Critic
William SancroftWilliam Sancroft
30 January 1617
Archbishop

Claude MontefioreClaude Montefiore
1858 AD
Religious leader
Thomas de CantilupeThomas de Cantilupe
1218 AD
Saint
Richard MontaguRichard Montagu
1577 AD
Cleric