Church, State, and Nation: The Journals of Herbert Hensley Henson, 1900-1939.


The Project

Herbert Hensley Henson (1863-1947), was a leading public figure and clergyman in the Church of England, at first in Westminster and principally in Durham. He has been described by Owen Chadwick as ‘the most celebrated Anglican mind of the twentieth century’, and the author of ‘the most caustic diary ever written by a Christian bishop’.

The project aimed to create a digital edition of his Journals from 1900 to 1939, when he was most active and influential in Church and state. The edition makes a valuable resource available for research on many subjects and was originally envisioned to form the basis for Big Data analysis.

Here is information about the project by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council that funded the project.