History of the Puritans in England, and the Pilgrim Fathers

History of the Puritans in England, and the Pilgrim Fathers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...by which means he molested these foreign Protestants for years, and forced many of them to flee from the kingdom. Restoration The English churches were adorned with altar-pieces, doned forms, pictures, images, crucifixes; the most imposing forms were ami intolc-introduced into the public worship; the doctrines of the church. Reformers were everywhere discouraged, or opposed; the lectures of the Protestant clergymen were abolished; and the feoffees, or trustees of a society for purchasing lay im-propriations for the support of such lectures, were fined in the Star Chamber.! The freedom of the press was destroyed, and the most arbitrary and cruel sufferings were inflicted on such as dared to express their disapprobation of their proceedings. Everything showed that the King had given up to Laud the government of the church, and that Laud resolved through the church, to enslave the nation to the King. All English histories make mention of the case of Da. Dr. Edward Edward Leigiiton, father of the well-known Archbishop Leighton. leighton, and of that Sir Elisha Leighton, who was loved and trusted by Charles II. according to Burnet, " because he was a very vicicus man."J Dr. Leighton addressed an " Appeal to the Parliament," consisting of ten propositions against the prelates, exhorting Book m. them to tell the King of the evils to the church and state which were occasioned hy the hierarchy; to encourage magistrates and ministers to call a free council to determine the question of their authority, and if a council cannot be had, to join in humiliation and prayer before God; to take away the bishops' revenues; and to continue a Parliament till the tenets of the hierarchy be tried by the laws of God and of the land. turned out to be his greatest enemy....
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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661214
  • 9781236661210