An acrimonious management dispute has shaken the institution's grandest college.

In December 2017 Martyn Percy emailed one of the people who set his salary. As dean of the Oxford college of Christ Church, Percy was already among the best paid clerics in the Church of England — earning more than the Archbishop of Canterbury.

But he was unhappy. A priest since his late twenties, the 55-year-old was not rich by the standards of college heads. At Christ Church, with its huge quadrangles and £500m ($998m) endowment, he was surrounded by wealth. He felt overworked. Perhaps, he told the college's salaries

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