This book makes for compelling reading. David Edwards deals with nineteen personalities in the Church of England throughout a period of 150 years. Some of those portrayed are so fascinating that at the end of each section I longed to know more about them.
The book reveals the make-up of the C of E: High Church, Broad Church, and Low Church (or Evangelical) all mixed in together. Another interesting feature is that of the power of the Prime Minister of the day. How he had the duty of appointing the one he thought was most suited to the post; of the political nature of the appointment, and the type of support expected. A most interesting read!...Continua