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Religion and the State

Suggested Reading

  • J. C. D. Clark, ‘England’s ancien regime as a confessional state’, Albion, 1989
  • W. Gibson, The achievement of the Anglican church, 1689-1800 : the confessional state in eighteenth century England
  • Boyd Hilton, The age of atonement: the influence of evangelicalism on social and economic thought

See Also


  • J E Bradley, ‘Whigs and Nonconformists: “slumbering radicalism” in English politics, 1739-1789’, Eighteenth century studies, 1975-6
  • J.Bradley, Religion, Revolution and English Radicalism
  • R. J. Brown, Church and State in Modern Britain 1700-1850

  • J.C.D. Clark, English Society, 1688-1832 (1985) and 2nd ed. (2000)

  • G. Ditchfield, The Evangelical Revival (1998)

  • W. Gibson, Church, State and Society 1760-1850

  • C. Haydon, Anti-Catholicism in Eighteenth Century England (1993)

  • D. Hempton, Methodism and politics in English Society 1750-1850 (1984)

  • R. J. Hole, Pulpits, politics and public order in English Society 1760-1832 (1989)

  • J Seed, ‘Gentlemen dissenters: the social and political meaning of rational dissent in the 1770s and 1780s’, Historical Journal, 1983
  • J. Walsh, C. Haydon and S. Taylor (eds), The Church of England c.1689-c.1833 (1993)

  • M. R. Watts, The Dissenters, vol 1 (1978) and vol 2 (1995)