History of the Puritans; or, Protestant Nonconformists: vol. 2
by Daniel Neal
W. Baynes and Son 1822
First published in 1732, The History of the Puritans has been a historical standard on the life and times of the Puritan fathers. In The History of the Puritans, the influence of the Puritans in England is carefully documented and traced over the course of over a hundred years, beginning with the time of Henry the VIII. Daniel Neal, a minister and historian, tracks the Puritans’ effects on politics and social change, resulting in a dynamic and contextual exploration of this time frame. This set is essential for understanding how the Puritans helped to shape England, as well as comprehending the key events and figures involved.
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- Preface by Author
- History of the Puritans, From the Death of Queen Elizabeth, to the Beginning of the Civil War in 1642
- From the death of Queen Elizabeth to the death of Archbishop Bancroft.
- From the Death of Archbishop Bancroft to the Death of King James I
- From the Death of King James I to the Dissolution of the Third Parliament of King Charles II
- From the Dissolution of the Third Parliament of King Charles I, to the Death of Archbishop Abbot
- From the Death of Archbishop Abbot to the Beginning of the Commotions in Scotland in the year 1637
- From the beginning of the commotions in Scotland to the Long Parliament in the year 1640
- The character of the Long-Parliament—their arguments against the late convocation and canons—impeachment of Dr. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury—votes of the house of commons against the promoters of the late innovations
- The antiquity of liturgies and of the Episcopal order, debated between Bishop Hall and Smectymnuus—petitions for and against the hierarchy—root and branch petition—the ministers' petition for reformation—speeches upon the petition—proceedings against Papists
- From the impeachment of the Earl of Stafford, to the recess of the parliament upon the king's progress into Scotland
- From the reassembling of the parliament to the king's leaving his palace of Whitehall
- From the king's leaving Whitehall to the beginning of the civil war.
- The state of the church of England—religious character of both parties—summary of the ground of the civil war
- Title: History of the Puritans; or, Protestant Nonconformists: vol. 2
- Author: Daniel Neal
- Series: The History of the Puritans
- Publisher: William Baynes and Son
- Publication Date: 1822
- Pages: 551
About Daniel Neal
Daniel Neal, born in 1678, was a British historian and clergyman. With the publication of History of New England in 1720, he was awarded an honorary M.A. from Harvard College. Neal wrote The History of the Puritans between 1732 and 1738. He died in 1743.