Friday, 10 January 2014

'Driven into corners to preserve themselves' - Archbishop William Laud

The trial of Archbishop Laud - Wenceslaus Hollar

On this day in 1645, the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, was executed after a Parliamentary Act of Attainder, like Strafford before him. 
" man took care to defend him that had defended so many; which yet I speak not to impute anything to men of my own calling, who, I presume, would have lent me their just defence, to their power; had not the same storm which drove against my life, driven them into corners to preserve themselves...." 

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