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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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Retirement

Retirement

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(p.307) 12. Retirement
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Hensley Henson
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Owen Chadwick

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0012

This chapter examines the retirement of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Durham. It explains that Henson gave away most of his prized possessions when he left Durham. It discusses Prime Minister Winston Churchill's nomination of Henson to become canon of Westminster Abbey and to do a piece of war work, knowing the bishop's negative opinion of Nazi Germany's anti-Semitic policies. Henson served for the second time as canon of Westminster from September 1940 to April 1941.

Keywords:   Hensley Henson, retirement, Bishop of Durham, Winston Churchill, war work, Nazi Germany, anti-Semitic policies, canon, Westminster Abbey

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