Series 1 Episode 6
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In this final episode, writer and presenter Simon Jenkins explores the English church renaissance of the Victorians, who rekindled the awe and wonder of the middle ages.

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    1. The English Church Episode 6

      In this final episode, writer and presenter Simon Jenkins explores the English church renaissance of the Victorians…

    2. The English Church Episode 5

      By the 17th century, the Church of England should have been all-powerful. It had split from Rome and was rich and…

    3. The English Church Episode 4

      In 1534, England began a revolution as cataclysmic as those later experienced by France or Russia - the Reformation…

    4. The English Church Episode 3

      The medieval church wasn't just powerful - it dominated every aspect of people's lives. In the third programme in this…

    5. The English Church Episode 2

      The medieval church was so powerful that it dominated every aspect of people's lives. Simon Jenkins visits churches…

    6. The English Church Episode 1

      Simon Jenkins tells the story of belief in England through its churches. He starts by exploring the conquest that…

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Journalist and author Simon Jenkins goes on a personal journey into the heart of English life and community, and tells a fascinating story of art, architecture and faith