William Laud appointed Archbishop of Canterbury

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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.

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Editors. "William Laud appointed Archbishop of Canterbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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