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The Victorian Parson

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The Victorian parson is an unsung hero. Legend and literature portray him, at best, as the bearer of a thin veneer of piety which covers his hypocrisy; at worst, as a buffoon or a charlatan.

Yet amid the unprecedented technological and commercial change of the nineteenth century, the Church moved to the centre of the nation’s affairs and took on new and important responsibilities. Campaigning for new schools, healthier living conditions and humanitarian values, the parson became a champion for the lower classes.

With a wealth of diary entries and other first-hand accounts, this beautifully written history sees society from the viewpoint of the parson at the centre of his community – a community in the throes of economic, spiritual, architectural, social and scientific revolution.

Book ISBN 9781445655390

Book Format Paperback

pages 304 pages

Publication Date 15 Mar 2016

Height 198

Width 124

Illustrations 30

Regular Price: £9.99

Special Price: £8.99

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