150 years ago today
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 @ 00:13
Peter Street provides a sketch map
of the confident and combative mid-Victorian world that gave birth
to the Church Times
"IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times" - theopening of A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens's 1859 novel onthe French Revolution - is also an apt description of the era thatbrought forth the Church Times, four years later.
In 1851, London had hosted the Great Exhibition, housed in whatPunch (founded in 1841) had labelled the "Crystal Palace"in Hyde Park. Britain demonstrated that it was the first industrialnation: its diverse output made it the ...
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