The English Parliament meets. A group of Puritan MPs attempt to
promote a radical reform of the Church of England. However, this
fails, and their leader, Peter Wentworth, is imprisoned in the
Tower. He had attacked the Queen for interfering with the right of
the House of Commons to freedom of speech.
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Editors. "Puritans in Parliament fail to gain radical Church reform". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15200, accessed 23 June 2017.]
- Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion