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The Last of the Prince Bishops : William Van Mildert and the High Church Movement of the Early Nineteenth Century - E. A. Varley

The Last of the Prince Bishops

William Van Mildert and the High Church Movement of the Early Nineteenth Century

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Published: 30th November 2006
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This study examines the significance of the influential High Church 'Hackney Phalanx' at the beginning of the nineteenth century, and opens up a little-explored area of Anglican history. Drawing extensively upon original correspondence, Elizabeth Varley reconstructs the work of the Hackney Phalanx and their defence of traditional Anglican ascendancy against the forces of political and religious reform during the final crisis of the English confessional state. The study focuses upon William Van Mildert, Bishop of Durham from 1826-36, and shows that, while Van Mildert's influence as 'Prince Bishop' bore little resemblance to his medieval forebears, he made effective use of it to cause considerable irritation to the Whig establishment of the day, local and national. Varley brings skilfully to life many of the tensions of that time - political and ecclesiastical - which culminated in the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 and the passing of the Parliamentary Reform Bill in 1832.

Preface
Introduction
The little Dutch curate
Van
The prime of the Hackney Phalanx
Toil and tribulation
And tumult of her war
Launching the Ark
An old almanack
Notes
Bibligraphy
Index
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ISBN: 9780521390934
ISBN-10: 0521390931
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th November 2006
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58