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Laud, William

(1573–1645). B. Reading, Berkshire, Eng.; educ. Oxford; Angl. priest 1601; opposed Calvinism,* Puritanism (see Puritans), and RCm; high churchman (see High Church); abp. Canterbury 1633; failed in attempt to force ritualism on Scot. Ch.; persecuted nonconformists; committed to Tower of London 1641; beheaded on Tower Hill. See also Arminianism.

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