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From Persecution to TolerationThe Glorious Revolution and Religion in England$
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Ole Peter Grell, Jonathan I. Israel, and Nicholas Tyacke

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201960

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.001.0001

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The ‘Rise of Puritanism’ and the Legalizing of Dissent, 1571–1719

The ‘Rise of Puritanism’ and the Legalizing of Dissent, 1571–1719

(p.17) 2. The ‘Rise of Puritanism’ and the Legalizing of Dissent, 1571–1719
From Persecution to Toleration

Nicolas Tyacke

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This chapter discusses the restoration of Puritanism and focuses on the toleration of Dissenters during the reign of James II. The years 1686 to 1688 saw the Dissenters being wooed by both James II and the Protestant leaders of the Church of England. Although the Declaration of Indulgence was withdrawn, it had the remarkable result of producing a House of Commons majority in favour of tolerating Dissenters. The practical fear of resurgent Catholicism continued to operate in this way under James II, with the Dissenters benefiting from the divergent goals of the Crown and Parliament.

Keywords:   Puritanism, toleration, dissenters, James II, Church of England, Declaration of Indulgence, Catholicism, Parliament

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