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150 years ago today

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" - the opening of A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens's 1859 novel on the French Revolution - is also an apt description of the era that brought forth the Church Times, four years later.

In 1851, London had hosted the Great Exhibition, housed in what Punch (founded in 1841) had labelled the "Crystal Palace" in Hyde Park. Britain demonstrated that it was the first industrial nation: its diverse output made it ...

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