Hensley Henson (1902) (Getty Images)

Herbert Hensley Henson (1863-1947), was a leading public figure and clergyman in the Church of England, at first in Westminster and principally in Durham. He has been described by Owen Chadwick as ‘the most celebrated Anglican mind of the twentieth century’, and the author of ‘the most caustic diary ever written by a Christian bishop’.

This website is providing a digital edition of his Journals from 1900 to 1939, when he was most active and influential in Church and state. It makes a valuable resource available for research on many subjects. It also enables his literary gifts and his incisive observations on a turbulent period of British history to be enjoyed by a wide readership.