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.
KeywordsHigh Commission Religious Toleration Religious Question Grand Remonstrance State Church
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