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Response to Review no. 508

It is always a pleasure to be reviewed by so acute an observer of the Hanoverian Church as Dr Gregory and while I cannot quite bring myself to share his generous appreciation of Brownlow North’s custody of the pastoral administration of the Winchester diocese, I am certainly grateful for his generous commendation of my book.Continue reading “Response to Review no. 508”

The Church of England in Industrialising Society. The Lancashire Parish of Whalley in the Eighteenth Century

In the essentially voluntary world of religious practice that was brought into being by the Toleration Act of 1689, the Church of England was compelled to compete for the allegiance of its members. The situation that prevailed in the parish of Whalley at the beginning of the nineteenth century suggests that the eighteenth century ChurchContinue reading “The Church of England in Industrialising Society. The Lancashire Parish of Whalley in the Eighteenth Century”