Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
* The Bishop of Barchester is dying and a new Bishop must be appointed.
* The Bishop's son, the Archbishop, assumes he will be considered.
* The government of England changes and there is a new Prime Minster.
* The new Prime Minister appoints his own Bishop, Dr. Proudie.
* The new Parliament passes a bill that redefines Hiram's Hospital.
Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
* Dr. Proudie is associated with royal families and Parliament more than his church goers.
* The Proudies prefer London to Barchester.
* Mrs. Proudie has control over Dr. Proudie.
* Mr. Slope, a preacher, hopes to have power in Barchester as the Proudies will be away.
* Mr. Slope appeals to women and runs a strict church.
Chapter 5 | Chapter 6
* The Proudies meet with Dr. Harding, Mr. Slope, and the Archdeacon.
* Religious debates ensue.
* The Archdeacon and Dr. Harding disapprove of the Proudies.
* The Archdeacon thinks that the church of Barchester is too laid...
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