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Hampton Court Conference


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(1604)

A meeting in which the new king of England, James I, presided over an assembly of bishops and Puritans. The ‘Millenary Petition’ presented by the Puritans in 1602 had listed church practices offensive to them and had asked for reform in the Anglican Church. Most of their demands were refused, although it was agreed to produce a new translation of the Bible, the Authorized Version of 1611.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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