Sandwich, The Earl of (Edward George Henry Montague) (1839-1916)

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Sandwich, The Earl of (Edward George Henry Montague) (1839-1916)

British baron who, in the later years of a life spent in diplomatic service, was prominent before the public because he claimed to be able to cure both organic diseases and functional derangement by prayer and the laying on of hands. In June 1912 he testified before the clerical and medical committee of inquiry into spiritual, faith, and mental healing, over which the Dean of Westminster presided, that his power was a divine gift that he was unable to explain. He never accepted money for his services.

Accounts of many of his cases, with letters of gratitude, are published in his autobiography.


Erskine, Steuart Memoirs of Edward, Eighth Earl of Sandwich, 1839-1916. London, N.p., 1919.

Sandwich, The Earl of [Edward George Henry Montague]. My Experiences in Spiritual Healing. London, N.p., 1915.