John Penry is executed for denying Queen Elizabeth's royal supremacy

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Historical Context Note

John Penry, a Puritan, is executed for denying Queen Elizabeth's royal supremacy. He followed the ideas of Robert Browne, a congregationalist who believed that that church should be able to enact reforms without the intervention or agreement of the civil authorities.
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Editors. "John Penry is executed for denying Queen Elizabeth's royal supremacy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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