Opposition to Christian faith is nothing new. James Gardner, a local historian of the south coast of England, carefully documents the organised opposition to the work of the Salvation Army by ‘the Skeleton Army’ in towns and cities in the south and west of England in the last two decades of the 19th century.
Chris Sugden, Oxford
‘WITH GOD ON THEIR SIDE’:
William Booth, the Salvation Army and the
Skeleton Army Riots By James Gardner
Lutterworth Press. 267 pages. £70 (hardback,
paperback due in September 2022 - £20) ISBN 978 0 718 895 914
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