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Hensley HensonA Study in the Friction between Church and State$
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Owen Chadwick

Print publication date: 1983

Print ISBN-13: 9780198264453

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.001.0001

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The Dictators

The Dictators

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(p.238) 10. The Dictators
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Hensley Henson
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Owen Chadwick

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0010

This chapter examines Hensley Henson's political views. It explains that Henson was not pleased with the peace that followed victory in World War 1 because he believed that the Treaty of Versailles failed to win moral assent. It suggests that though Henson preached the war as a crusade, that crusade ended in an unworthy conclusion: a treaty forced upon a beaten enemy, engineered out of hatreds and base ambitions.

Keywords:   Hensley Henson, political views, World War 1, Treaty of Versailles, moral assent, peace

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