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Everyman’s History Collection (2 vols.)


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Everyman’s History Collection contains two important early-twentieth-century works of Anglican history written by Percy Dearmer, the English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson’s Handbook. This collection contains Everyman’s History of the English Church and Everyman’s History of the Prayer Book. With a lively, distinctive voice, Dearmer describes the history of the Church—offering both accurate detail and personal criticism where appropriate. Dearmer’s writing and the hundreds of detailed illustrations throughout make this one of the most enjoyable works of Church history available.

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  • Describes the foundations and development of the Church of England
  • Analyzes the evolution of the Book of Common Prayer
  • Includes hundreds of illustrations and relevant artwork
  • Title: Everyman’s History Collection
  • Author: Percy Dearmer
  • Publisher: A. R. Mowbray & Co.
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 484
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Everyman’s History of the English Church

  • Author: Percy Dearmer
  • Publisher: A. R. Mowbray & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 196

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Everyman’s History of the English Church is an enlightening guide through the major periods of Church development from the beginnings of the faith to the nineteenth century. Written by a dedicated Anglican priest and filled with over 100 illustrations, this work is valuable for those interested in church history in general or the development of the Church of England specifically. Author Percy Dearmer also includes a list of other works on the Church’s history for further study.


  • The Dawn of the Faith
  • Pioneers to other Peoples
  • The Heathen English
  • The Conversion of the English
  • The Settlement of the English Church
  • The Christian Civilization
  • Destruction and Recovery
  • The Norman Conquest
  • The Struggle with the Papacy
  • The Fifteenth Century
  • The Renaissance and Reformation
  • Edward VI and Mary
  • The Elizabethan Settlement
  • The Church and the Puritans
  • The Eighteenth Century
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • A List of Works on the History of the Church of England
A work of great merit, produced by a man of competent knowledge and great judgment. The story of the Church is told accurately and vividly.

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Readable, popular, and plentifully illustrated . . . It cannot but prove welcome to many, both on its own merits and as an introduction to the heavier books on church history.


Everyman’s History of the Prayer Book

  • Author: Percy Dearmer
  • Publisher: A. R. Mowbray & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 288

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Everyman’s History of the Prayer Book is an accessible account of the history and content of the Book of Common Prayer as it existed in 1912, when Dearmer’s work was written. An opinionated man, Dearmer shares his views on the development of the Book of Common Prayer—both admiration and criticism—and its uses. With 99 illustrations of significant people and places, this history book offers an enjoyable and valuable perspective on Anglican traditions.


  • The Bible in the Prayer Book
  • The Question of Set Forms of Prayer
  • The Contents of the Prayer Book
  • The Development of Service Books
  • The First Stages of Liturgical Change
  • The First English Prayer Book
  • The Reign of Anarchy and the Second Prayer Book
  • The Elizabethan Prayer Book
  • The Fourth Prayer Book and the Authorized Version of the Bible
  • The Savoy Conference
  • The Fifth English Prayer Book
  • Morning and Evening Prayer
  • The Holy Communion
  • Baptism, Catechizing, and Confirmation
  • The Occasional Services and the Ordinal

Rev. Percy Dearmer (1867–1936) was an English priest and liturgist who was dedicated to social justice throughout his life. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1891 and to the priesthood in 1892 at Rochester Cathedral. As a member of the Alcuin Club, he campaigned for a revived English Catholicism that was rooted in pre-Reformation ritual. His best-known work, The Parson’s Handbook, was the product of his work in that area. Dearmer served as chaplain to the British Red Cross ambulance unit in Serbia during WWI, as secretary of the Christian Social Union, and as a canon of Westminster Abbey in 1931. He died in 1936 and his ashes are interred in the Great Cloister at Westminster Abbey.


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