Will the British retain the monarchy and the English church establishment into the 21st century? The preservation of the monarchy and of the establishment of the church of England is a matter that cuts deep in fact and theory. The monarchy and the church are symbols of civil liberty, and as such they carry the freight of British national identity. Yet it is difficult to take those institutions seriously w because Britons give too little consideration to serious reforms of any kind for the monarchy or the church. This book suggests possible reforms.
JOHN A. TAYLOR is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University.