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`...a very powerful survey of a tremendous topic on British political and social history...' - Andrew Chandler, Midland background `...this e-book successfully discharges its proclaimed purpose...a sound, winning and informative survey.' - Ian Christie, The magazine of Ecclesiastical background `...the quantity presents a balanced and invaluable evaluate of the most recent scholarship on an immense interval in church history...' - Carla H. Hay, Albion `...a precious and balanced survey of the situation of the verified Church on the accession of George III...for someone looking an easy up to date survey, this is often the e-book to start with...a very helpful book...' - John man, The magazine of Welsh spiritual historical past during this wide-ranging ebook, William Gibson examines the relevant subject matters within the constructing courting among the church buildings, the country and society among 1760 and 1850. between different concerns this e-book examines the involvement of the Church of britain in Politics, the advance of a clerical career, the paintings of the bishops and clergy, the commercial place of the church, the Church's response to the French and American Revolutions, the workout of Church Patronage by way of premiers, the improvement of Church events, the expansion of Toleration, the response of the church buildings to industrialisation, the Halevy debate, the reform of the church after 1830, the improvement of Nonconformity and the nation of faith and social teams in 1850.

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In 1761, Lord Hardwicke commented to Newcastle that the income ofSt David's was so low at £900 a year and that without some 'tolerable commendam' it would not tempt Dean Green of Lincoln to accept it. In 1774, Dr John Moore was relieved to have 'escaped' St David's. But there were also English bishops who took great pains to struggle with the problems that confronted them. Bishop Moss's work at St David's has already been noted and Bishops Warren and Horsley accepted translations within Wales in 1783 and 1802 respectively.

In fact there were significant measures of Church reform before 1830. Best concluded that after 1790 the wind of reform was blowing through the Church. 14 The publication in 1808 of the second edition of The Clergyman's Assistant reveals the extent of church reform in the second half of the eighteenth century. The work - a guide for clergy - contained the texts of eight recent Acts of Parliament concerning the Church. The preface indicated that the second edition sought to provide the clergy and public with statutes which had been passed in the last few years, and with which the Church was bound to comply.

As George Ill's reign developed the relationship between Church and State was maintained but it was also subjected to challenges. Two major issues threatened to unbalance the equilibrium: the American Revolution and the slave trade. The American colonial revolt struck at the heart of the issue of government by the consent of the people, an issue on which the Church supported the State in upholding the principles of the 41 Church, State and Society, 1760-1850 Glorious Revolution. The unrest in the colonies brought to prominence an issue which for some years had threatened to divide the Church from the State, that of the consecration of a bishop for the colonies.

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