Church, Chapel and Party

Religious Dissent and Political Modernization in Nineteenth-Century England

  • Richard D. Floyd

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

About this book


Through close examination of dozens of electoral contests in carefully chosen constituencies, the author demonstrates that the fundamental division separating the burgeoning liberal and conservative parties in England in the 1830s and 1840s was religion, and that this controversy was what created a perceptible two-party system in British politics.


England reform religion

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard D. Floyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington University in St LouisUSA

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