abolition of episcopacy

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  • They therefore determined to invade England to help bring about the abolition of episcopacy.
  • If they made the abolition of episcopacy an article of the contract by which William was to hold the crown, they attained their end, though doubtless in a manner open to much criticism. Cited from History of England, James II V. 3, Macaulay
  • English Puritanism had already proved unsuited to the genius of the nation, and it had given up all hope of the abolition of Episcopacy. Cited from An Outline of the Relations ... England & Scotland, 500-1707, by Rait
  • These propositions involved the abolition of Episcopacy, and the placing the entire command of the army and navy, as well as the future conduct of the war with Ireland, in the hands of parliament. Cited from London and the Kingdom, Vol. 2 of 3, by Reginald Sharpe
  • A letter from the Kirk was carried to the English Parliament which acquiesced in the abolition of Episcopacy. Cited from A Short History of Scotland, by Andrew Lang
  • Meanwhile on the 8th of February he had made an important speech in the Commons advocating the reformation and opposing the abolition of episcopacy. Cited from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3
  • His great knowledge of antiquity and that singular veneration which he always paid to the primitive church made him even in his youth look upon the abolition of episcopacy, and of a visible head of the church, as something very monstrous. Cited from The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius, by Burigny
  • Douglas was Bishop of Dunblane until the abolition of Episcopacy in Scotland following the Revolution deprived Douglas and all other Scottish bishops of their sees.
  • The Archdiocese of St Andrews was an administrative region of the Scottish Church before the permanent abolition of Episcopacy in 1689.
  • After the abolition of episcopacy by the Church of Scotland in 1639, Whitford was deprived of his bishopric and fled to England.
  • The abolition of episcopacy and the substitution of the Presbyterian platform was, so it then seemed, a bare measure of necessary precaution, and not merely the extravagant demand of dissatisfied spirits. Cited from Milton, by Mark Pattison
  • The Puritans took advantage of Parliament's and the public's mood and organized the Root and Branch Petition, so called because it called for the abolition of episcopacy "root and branch".
  • ROOT AND BRANCH MEN, name of a party in the Commons who in 1641 supported a petition for the abolition of Episcopacy in England, and even carried a bill through two readings, to be finally thrown out. Cited from The Nuttall Encyclopaedia, Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • He assented to the abolition of episcopacy in Scotland, and appointed Covenanting nobles to the Privy Council of Scotland and other positions, before returning to England in November to face the increasing threat of civil war.
  • Following the signing of the Treaty of Berwick, the General Assembly of Scotland met in Edinburgh and confirmed the abolition of episcopacy in Scotland, and then went even further and declared that all episcopacy was contrary to the Word of God.
  • Charles, who hoped to enlist the sympathy of the Scots in his struggle with the English Parliament, paid a second visit to Edinburgh, where he gave his assent to the abolition of Episcopacy, and to the repeal of the Acts which had given rise to the dispute. Cited from An Outline of the Relations ... England & Scotland, 500-1707, by Rait
  • Meanwhile, at Cambridge, professor Thomas Cartwright, a long-time opponent of vestments, offered a series of lectures in 1570 on the Book of Acts in which he called for the abolition of episcopacy and the creation of a presbyterian system of church governance in England.
  • He consented to the establishment of Presbytery for three years, but not to the perpetual alienation of the Bishops' lands; and as to the abolition of Episcopacy and the obligation of the Covenant he said not a word. Cited from Life of John Milton Vol. 3 1643-1649, David Masson