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The Protestant Crusade in Great Britain 1829–1860

John Wolffe


This is a study of the organized anti-Catholic movement in nineteenth-century Britain. The passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 was in some respects a triumph for religious toleration, but it was followed by a substantial Protestant backlash. This was further stimulated by the theological and evangelistic concerns of evangelicals, the growth of Catholicism in Britain, and the political actions of Irish and British Tories. This book examines anti-Catholic societies which played an important part in the shaping of public opinion, and which exercised significant leverage on politics, ... More

Keywords: organized anti-Catholic movement, nineteenth-century Britain, Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, Protestant, evangelicals, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201991
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Wolffe, author
The Open University