Archbishop William Laud is Beheaded at the Tower of London

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Archbishop William Laud is executed for treason. As Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud has seen it as his duty to defend orthodoxy and the power of the hierarchy against dissenters and rebellion. This has made him the foe of the Puritans and an ally of King Charles I.

This also meant that William Laud was on the losing side of the English Civil War, thus his conviction for treason by Parliament.

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