A Little History of the English Country Church

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Jonathan Cape, 2007 - History - 264 pages
A narrative history of the English country church from its origins in Anglo-Saxon times to its uncertain future in the twenty-first century. The author takes us on a journey - historical, social and spiritual - to explore what men and women experienced through the ages when they went to church on Sunday. Despite the dramatic changes that took place inside it over the centuries, the parish church is the symbol of continuity in the English countryside. But over the last few decades the building itself has come under threat and Roy Strong concludes that, in order to survive, the church will need to find a new role within a changed rural community.

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Roy Strong draws on recent scholarship by Eamon Duffy and others in this delightful introduction to the history of the English country church. There is a certain wistfulness here. Strong, as ... Read full review

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The book's title gives a hint to the personality and authority of its author, because here, in just over 300 pages, Sir Roy Strong has written one of the most fascinating tales of English village life ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Sir Roy Strong, author, broadcaster, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, is one of Britain's best-known public figures. Articulate, witty, often provocative, he is a great communicator much in demand for his opinions and ideas. His many bestselling books includeThe Story of Britain,The Cult of ElizabethandThe Spirit of Britain.

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