The Church

  • Chris Cook
  • John Wroughton
Part of the Palgrave Historical and Political Facts book series (PHPF)


The history of the established Church during the seventeenth century is centred round its attempt to secure an ecclesiastical monopoly. In 1689 its failure to identify Church and State was acknowledged by the legislation of the Toleration Act. Throughout the preceding period it worked to achieve this by appeasing dissident elements within the Church and eliminating opposition from outside.


High Commission Religious Toleration Religious Question Grand Remonstrance State Church 
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© Chris Cook and John Wroughton 1980

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  • Chris Cook
  • John Wroughton

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