The Reverend William Turner

    The Reverend William Turner

    Dissent and Reform in Georgian Newcastle upon Tyne

    Stephen Harbottle

    Northern University Press 1997

    Paperback 200pp

    9780901286802   Product Code: 36737

    This is the first biography of the Reverend William Turner, the founder of the Newcastle upon Tyne Literary and Philosophical Society in 1793, and of many other institutions in the city, including the Trustee Savings Bank. Turner was a Unitarian, and Harbottle's study sets Unitarianism in the context of the late Georgian period, describing its beliefs and the contemporary restraint on their expression. He also discusses the Unitarian enthusiasm for education in science and the humanities as well as Turner's own intellectual associations and achievements.

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