Prosecution, royalism and newsbooks:Heylyn and the Civil War

Anthony Milton

in Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-century England

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780719064449
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700815 | DOI:
Prosecution, royalism and newsbooks:Heylyn and the Civil War

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This chapter examines the experiences of Peter Heylyn in the aftermath of the Second Bishops' War. The establishment of the Long Parliament gave the Members of Parliament a chance to press home their grievances, specifically against the policies of Archbishop Laud. Being the most notorious Laudian propagandist, Heylyn was in the line of fire. His key opponent was John Williams. The chapter discusses his retreat from 1645–1648, when he was no longer permitted to publicly exercise his ecclesiastical office.

Keywords: Peter Heylyn; Second Bishops' War; Long Parliament; Archbishop Laud; John Williams; ecclesiastical office

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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