Allies, Thomas William

(1813-1903) Writer, born Midsomer Norton, Somersetshire, England. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, and took Anglican orders, 1838. In 1850 he became a Catholic, and served as secretary to the Catholic Poor-School Committee, 1853-90. He wrote "The See of Peter," "A Life's Decision," and his masterpiece, "The Formation of Christendom." In 1885 he was created Knight Commander of Saint Gregory and in 1893 Pope Leo XIII awarded him the gold medal for merit.

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