From Pope Gregory to the monk Bede
From Bede to the English people
Henry VIII crushed the Catholic church, and 800 monasteries, in England and established an earlier church, based on the Thorn of Joseph of Arimethea, who predated Gregory/Bede and Catholicism/Rome.
Wilberforce crusade against slavery meant the English were god’s policemen, commissioned to impose moral order on the world.
WWI shook the confidence of the English: god had made the English supremely self-confident, but where was god in the battlefields of Europe?
The coronation of Elizabeth restored confidence.
Winston Churchill went to war against Germany to “save Christianity.”
Tony Blair joined the invasion of Iraq because it was the right thing to do.