Peter Wentworth MP punished for challenging the Queen

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Historical Context Note

Peter Wentworth, a Puritan MP, is imprisoned in the Tower of London, as he had been before in 1576. Sir Anthony Cope had suggested a Puritan revision of the Book of Common Prayer, which Wentworth had supported by presenting a paper on freedom of speech to the Speaker of the House of Commons, in which he denied the Queen's ecclesiastical supremacy.
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Editors. "Peter Wentworth MP punished for challenging the Queen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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