Master of Arts (MA)
The subject of this thesis is religious dissent in Restoration England. The government of Charles II and the reinstated Church of England both had programs on how to deal with the problem of religious nonconformity. This project presents the punitive legislation supported by king, parliament, and church to stamp out dissent. These programs were unable to sway the beliefs of committed nonconformists who gave testimony to the strength of their beliefs by facing persecution and imprisonment.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Thornton, Heather, "Restoration, religion, and revenge" (2005). LSU Master's Theses. 558.