William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury
Person Male Born 7/10/1573 Died 10/1/1645
Born Reading. 1628 became Bishop of London. 1633 became Archbishop of Canterbury. Supported Charles I, opposed many of the church practices that had come in during Queen Elizabeth's reign and persecuted Puritans. Impeached for treason by the Long Parliament. Charles gave him a royal pardon but to no avail; he was beheaded on Tower Hill.