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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.

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William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury

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