For more than a millennium, the city of Oxford has been at the heart of England's political and religious life. It is home to one of the world's oldest and great universities, the training ground of kings, prime ministers and archbishops. Popular Christian movements have been born here, resulting in radical reform and far-reaching revival. Prominent Christian leaders have been nurtured here, while others have been banished or killed in the streets. In this lively account we meet a courageous princess, an outspoken reformer, three martyred bishops, a puritan vice-chancellor, some zealous undergraduates, an atheist academic turned Christian apologist, and many more. This is the tumultuous story of Oxford, from earliest times to the present day.
About the Author:
Dr Andrew Atherstone is tutor in history and doctrine, and Latimer research fellow, at Wycliffe Ha l, Oxford. He is a member of Oxford University’s theology faculty and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published widely on aspects of British ecclesiastical history, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries, and has also contributed The Martyrs of Mary Tudor (second edition, 2007) and Travel Through Oxford (2008) in this Travel Guide series.