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An Anglican British world: The Church of England and the expansion of the settler empire, c. 1790-1860

Joseph Hardwick


When members of that oft-maligned institution, the Anglican Church – the 'Tory Party at prayer' – encountered the far-flung settler empire, they found it a strange and intimidating place. Anglicanism's conservative credentials seemed to have little place in developing colonies; its established status, secure in England, would crumble in Ireland and was destined never to be adopted in the 'White Dominions'. By 1850, however, a global ‘Anglican Communion’ was taking shape. This book explains why Anglican clergymen started to feel at home in the empire. Between 1790 and 1860 the Church of England ... More

Keywords: Anglican Church, British world, Colonial settler society, Church reform, Political reform, Empire, Clergy, Settlers, Bishops, Institutional Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087226
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Hardwick, author
Northumbria University