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Edward White Benson

Edward White Benson (born July 14 1829; died October 11 1896) was an academic and held the post of Archbishop of Canterbury.

He suggested to Henry James the general plot for James' classic ghost story, "The Turn of the Screw."

Edward Benson had six children with his wife Mary Sidgwick Benson, the sister of philosopher Henry Sidgwick; their fifth child became the novelist E.F. Benson.