J.C. Ryle was one of the most significant churchmen of his time and his writings are still in constant demand today. During a time of confusion and heresy in the church, Ryle constantly emphasised the unique authority of Scripture.
Charles Oxley was a member of the Christian Brethren who devoted himself to many causes. These included the inerrancy of the Bible as public truth, Christian education, and the fight against sex shops, pornography and blasphemy.
Selina Hastings played a significant role in the 18th century Evangelical Awakening, believing all should be dedicated to the service and glory of Jesus. Henry Venn called her “a star of the first magnitude in the firmament of the church”.
Converted as a teenager, Josephine Butler become a leading social reformer. After caring for dying prostitutes in her own home, she went on to lead a national campaign to end licensed prostitution and raise the age of consent from 13 to 16.