Reverend Edward Burbidge (1839-1903) was a liturgical scholar. He was the author of: The Kingdom of Heaven: What is it? (1879) and Liturgies and Offices of the Church (1885). In the latter he throws much light upon the extraordinary range of his reading, and on his deep learning. "There is nothing new in the following pages; except it be that they call popular attention to facts which have been commonly recognised only by scholars."