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Vane, Henry

(Harry; 1613–62). B. Debden, Essex, Eng.; educ. Oxford and on Continent; opposed state ch.; to Puritans in Massachusetts 1635; gov. of colony 1636–37; returned to Eng.; sided with parliament and O. Cromwell* but did not support execution of Charles I (see also England, B 7; Presbyterian Confessions, 1); later championed rights of parliament against Cromwell; imprisoned 1656; executed for treason after Restoration (see England, C). Works include The Retired Man's Meditations; An Epistle General to the Mystical Body of Christ on Earth; A Pilgrimage into the Land of Promise.

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