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Reading Gladstone

The line of modern British Prime Ministers is remarkable for the numerous authors included in its number. Lord Grey wrote a volume on the causes of the French Revolution. Disraeli produced a shelf of novels. Balfour contributed volumes of philosophy. Churchill put his indelible mark on the writing of 20th-century international and British history. RuthContinue reading “Reading Gladstone”

Tractarians and the ‘Condition of England’: The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

The Tractarian Movement, led by John Henry Newman, John Keble and Edward Bouverie Pusey, in its articulation of a radical vision of High Churchmanship in the era of reform, shook and stirred the spiritual and ecclesiastical life of the Church of England during the l830s and l840s and its influence continued during the rise ofContinue reading “Tractarians and the ‘Condition of England’: The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement”