Rosemary Ashton, 16 February 1989
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“... Catholic, he found himself under attack in Rome, and among English Catholics led by Wiseman and Manning, for exercising his own judgment rather too much in matters of doctrine. Though the shyest of men, Newman sought out, or was sought out by, controversy and notoriety, whether leading the Tractarian revolt at Oxford, setting up the Birmingham Oratory and ...”