Henry Burton: For God and the King

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For God, and the King is one of the most infamous of the London based Puritan Minister’s, Henry Burton, publications before the English Civil War. Published in 1636, it is the printed version of Burton’s two Gunpowder Plot Anniversary sermons from 5th November 1636. In these two sermons, Burton produced a damning indictment of the Church of England as it had developed during the reign of Charles I, especially after the advancement of William Laud to the Archbishopric of Canterbury. The first part of For God, and the King provided a general overview of the Church and those whom Henry Burton perceived as being behind the recent innovations in the Church. As well as outlining innovations such as the …

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Rowlstone, Stephen. "For God and the King". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 September 2008
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