Great British Radicals
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Society has much to learn from public figures of the last two centuries who identified themselves as Christians and whose faith inspired radical action. These range from the Earl of Shaftesbury through to Baroness Thatcher, and include some diverse characters amongst them. Richard Turnbull and Simon Lee explore the interaction between some of these personalities, in the belief that faith matters, as does the example of character in persevering with often unpopular causes. The authors offer here some fascinating insights into the lives of people readers are familiar with - Elizabeth Fry, Samuel Gurney, Lord Shaftesbury, Henry Manning, Florence Nightingale, Octavia Hill, William and Catherine Booth, Stewart Headlam, Charles Gore, Eglantyne Jebb, Benedict XV, Leonard Cheshire, Sue Ryder, Margaret Thatcher. This book brings back into the public square the faith-inspired origins of some of the most dramatic changes from the reforms of industrial Victorian England to the premiership of Margaret Thatcher.