A few years ago I was asked if I knew of a book on the subject of how the 18th Century Evangelical Revival saved Britain? I knew of no such title, but was however aware of John Wesley Bready’s England Before and After Wesley, and of Ernest Rattenbury’s Wesley’s Legacy to the World. I was also conscious that there was ample scattered reference to the subject in the fairly large collection of books I had gathered over the years.
This work is an attempt to set out in popular form some of that information. I have used the word miscellany in the subtitle because alongside my own summary of the material I have included where possible, extracts from other authors, whose specialist works have a direct bearing on the subject.