What is “Britishness”?

Part 11: Religion

ritain is often referred to as a ‘Christian country’ but these days, this seems more a hangover from the past than a present reality. Religion in Britain is no longer the strong defining national characteristic it once was, although there is still a widespread attachment to Christian rituals, symbolism and institutions, which is never more evident than in times of crisis.

Various forms of Christianity have dominated Britain’s religious landscape for more than the last millennium and is still the largest religion in Britain by number…