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Nonconformists 166778


Divisions between Anglicans and Dissenters

Under Charles II religion was much more influenced by parliament. Cavaliers mostly led
the persecution of dissenters. Charles started his reign hoping to tolerate and there was
evidence of this, because he had the Conventicle act revoked in 1668, which meant

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The declaration of Indulgence made MP's want to protect the Church of England; they
didn't trust the king to protect their interests.

Persecution of nonconformists 166778

The height of persecution for nonconformists was in this time period. Baptists and
Quakers were most persecuted. There were around 100,000 nonconformists in Britain…


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