William Laud appointed Archbishop of Canterbury (44 words)

Historical Context Note

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The Arminian William Laud is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury (-1645), following the death of George Abbot. He begins to enforce ritualistic practices through visitations and the Court of High Commission, and is suspected by Puritans of intending a reconciliation with the Church of Rome.

Editors. "William Laud appointed Archbishop of Canterbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=2173, accessed 27 October 2016.]