Editors. "William Laud is appointed Bishop of London". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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William Laud is appointed Bishop of London. A supporter of Arminian doctrines and practices, he finds favour with Charles I and on the death of George Abbott five years later, is promoted to the highest clerical office in the land, that of Archbishop of Canterbury.