Title page for ETD etd-11112005-083838

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Thornton, Heather
URN etd-11112005-083838
Title Restoration, Religion, and Revenge
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department History
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Victor Stater Committee Chair
Christine Kooi Committee Member
Maribel Dietz Committee Member
  • England
  • religous history
  • dissent
Date of Defense 2005-10-27
Availability unrestricted
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.
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