Religious Policies during Personal Rule

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  • Religious Policies during Personal Rule
    • William Laud
      • Appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1633
      • Armenian
      • Charles agreed with his views that the Church should have proper services and the sacred nature to be respected
      • At first, most opposition came from Puritans, but soon Laud caused wider dissent
    • Arminians
      • Protestants who didn't believe in predestination
      • Also believed in beautifying churches and expanding the role of bishops/ priests. This lead to a lot of opposition
    • Laud's Policies
      • To create more respect for churches in the parishes:
        • having altars in the east of the church behind a rail, to keep people away from the holy place
        • "beauty of holiness" like candles and altar clothes
        • keeping Churches in good repair
      • To ensure all of the clergy followed the same rules:
        • saying the Prayer Book should be only form of service
        • insisting all priests wear a surplice
        • punishing any that defined the rules
      • To stop Puritanism spreading:
        • preventing Puritan literature being published
        • prevented Puritan gentry appointed Puritan ministers/ preachers
        • punishing Puritans (Prynne, Bastwick, Burton in 1637) by removing their ears for attacking the role of Bishops
      • To get more respect & power for the clergy:
        • ensured clergy were well-educated and had only one parish
        • encouraged clergy to get involved in local affairs
        • making bishops live in their own diocese
    • Outcome
      • Hated by Puritans and landowners who had to listen to priests and bishops
      • suspected of being Catholic
      • misunderstood as these reforms were long overdue


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