The Rev Dr Robert Beaken has recently had his new book, ‘The Church of England and The Home Front 1914-1918′ published by The Boydell Press. The book is an elegantly written account of an important aspect of how English society coped with the 1914-1918 war on the home front.
The Church Times reviewed the book as follows:-

“Robert Beaken is to be congratulated for blowing away a myth about the church and the war that has had far too much currency. More than that, he has produced a book that is highly readable, and which opens up a window into the past which fills the reader with admiration and respect for our gallant forebears, both on the Home Front and in the church pews.”

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