Peter Wentworth MP punished for challenging the Queen (60 words)

Historical Context Note

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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.

Editors. "Peter Wentworth MP punished for challenging the Queen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[, accessed 26 April 2017.]

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