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Charles I, 1600 1649 Reigned 1625 1649 The Execution Of Charles I

For example, in 1637 William Prynne, Henry Burton and John Bastwick were pilloried, whipped and mutilated by cropping and imprisoned indefinitely for publishing anti-episcopal pamphlets. Throughout Charles’s reign, the English Reformation was in the forefront of political debate. Arminian theology emphasised clerical authority and the individual’s ability to reject or accept salvation, which opponents viewed as heretical and a potential vehicle for the reintroduction of Catholicism. Puritan reformers deemed Charles also sympathetic to Arminianism, and opposed his desire to move the Church of England in a additional conventional and sacramental direction. The English colonies in the West Indies supplied sugar,...