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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

Christine Alexander

Between 1800 and 1830 adult membership of the *Church of England in England and Wales (measured by the number of Easter communicants) declined from about 10 per cent of the population to just over 7 per cent, whereas the total membership of the Dissenting churches rose steadily from about 3.5 per cent to almost 6 per cent, the most rapid rise being that of the ... ...

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