The allegation about his mother was false: the Pharisee who retailed it was guilty of no small offence.
They were probably responsible for the allegation, made by a Carmelite, called Latemar, that John was conspiring against his nephew.
Public interest centred for some years round the allegation that he lived a double life and was identical with Mr T.
But most probably the description of Jesus as thus unique will continue to be associated with the allegation - He told us so; he claimed Messiahship and " died for the claim."
In the introductory letter he criticized Gladstone's pronouncement on the subject, and especially examined the allegation of a general tendency towards disestablishment in the civilized world at large, and arrived at a negative conclusion.