Jerusalem: A History Of England’s Hymn

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By Jeremy Dibble in The Conversation.

 

Should England say goodbye to the patriotic God Save The Queen and instead adopt its own national anthem just as the Welsh, Scots and Northern Irish have? David Cameron thinks so – and MPs will debate this week whether or not to replace God Save the Queen, with Jerusalem being mooted as a possible alternative.

It is a popular hymn, sung in churches, schools, as the anthem of the Women’s Institute and at sporting events – particularly rugby matches – across England. Many already consider it to be the unofficial English anthem. But where did it come from?

 

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