The Life and Choices of Lady Anne Barnard
Lady Anne Barnard lived at the heart of Georgian society – the Prince of Wales was a friend, and Walter Scott admired her verses – but her defiance of convention made her an outsider. Drawing on her unpublished papers, including six volumes of memoirs, this thrilling biography brings the poet, musician, artist and hostess vividly to life, and tells how she travelled to France to observe the Revolution, married an army officer twelve years her junior, and raised an illegitimate child.
National Prayers: Special Worship Since the Reformation
Volume I: Special Prayers, Fasts and Thanksgivings in the British Isles 1533–1688
This is the first of three volumes resulting from an ambitious project to compile texts relating to each of the 866 occasions when special national worship has been prescribed in the British Isles to mark times of crisis, celebration and commemoration. As well as the prayers, liturgies and proclamations issued between the Reformation and William of Orange’s expedition in 1688, the book features editorial commentaries on the texts’ content, format and historical background.
Evangelicalism in the Church of England c.1790-c.1900
This volume presents four texts that provide different perspectives on the relationship between evangelicalism and the Church: Hannah More’s correspondence during the Blagdon controversy (1799–1802); Henry Ryder’s Charge to the Clergy of Gloucester, 1816; the undergraduate diary of Francis Chavasse (1865–1868); and JC Ryle’s address to the Liverpool diocesan conference in 1881. No jacket.