Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Hugh McLeod
    Pages 1-10
  3. Hugh McLeod
    Pages 11-70
  4. Hugh McLeod
    Pages 71-133
  5. Hugh McLeod
    Pages 134-168
  6. Hugh McLeod
    Pages 169-220
  7. Hugh McLeod
    Pages 221-224
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 225-267

About this book


Victorians liked to refer to England as 'a Christian country'. But what did this mean at the level of everyday life? The book begins with a social portrait of each of the characteristic forms of religion that flourished in Victorian England, including Anglican, Dissenters, Catholics, Jews, Secularists and the indifferent. It goes on to analyse, making extensive use of oral history, the pervasive and many-sided influence of Christianity before considering the limits of this influence. The forms of Christianity most typical of this time are then considered, with special emphasis on Evangelism at home and abroad and differences between male and female religiosity. Finally, there is an extended discussion on the religious crises of the later Victorian and Edwardian period.


Anglican Church Christianity England religion religiosity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Religion and Society in England, 1850–1914
  • Authors Hugh Mcleod
  • Series Title Social History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-53489-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-53490-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24477-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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