William Laud 1573-1645 Archbishop of Canterbury

Laud prospered under the patronage of the Duke of Buckingham and was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1633. He supported the political and religious policies of Charles I and carried out Strafford’s policy of ‘Thorough’ in ecclesiastical affairs, working for uniformity of doctrine and practice. His attempt to impose uniformity on the church provoked armed resistance in Scotland. Parliament impeached and imprisoned him in 1640-1 and he was beheaded in 1645.

Artist: Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Size 16 x 10 cms

Price £10.00

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