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    William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, Partial Document Signed as archbishop. One large vellum page, 29.5" x 16.75", July 5, 1637. Four years after becoming the archbishop, William Laud signed this in the lower margin. The signature is large, though slightly faded. The document bears some folds and staining. The top portion of the document is missing, and the seal is not present.

    William Laud (1573-1645) served as the Archbishop of Canterbury beginning in 1633 at the age of sixty, four years after Charles I began his personal rule, known as the Eleven Years' Tyranny (1629-1640). To the consternation of the Scottish, the king and Laud attempted to reform the Church of Scotland, hoping to make it more uniform with the Church of England. Charles' rule ended in 1640 after the Scots invaded England, and during the aftermath, Laud found himself imprisoned in the Tower of London for treason. His head was lifted from his body in January 1645, less than eight years after signing this document. With an engraved portrait.


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