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This week in Christian history: Wesleyan Church founded, English king converts

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Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown to most people.

Here are three events that happened this week in Christian history. They include the founding of the Wesleyan Church, the birth of a prominent early Pentecostal movement leader, and the conversion of a Medieval English king.

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