Editors. "Archbishop Edward Grindal suspended for refusing to suppress Puritanism". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Edmund Grindal was elected Archbishop of Canterbury in 1575. However, in June 1577, he was suspended from the role, after a dispute with Elizabeth I over meetings of Puritan clergy known as 'prophesyings'. While the Queen wanted to suppress these completely, Grindal was more sympathetic to their cause and would have preferred merely to supervise them. The dispute was never fully solved before his death in 1583.