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after Sir Anthony van Dyckoil on canvas, based on a work of 163648 1/2 in. x 37 in. (1232 mm x 940 mm)Purchased, 1864NPG 171
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14 August 2017, 12:19
Laud is only ever associated with his religious actions and for those, he has been vilified for more than three hundred years. The relationship between Wentworth and Laud should have told us that Laud was more than history makes him out to be. You see; both Wentworth and Laud brought the Arrogant and Powerful to Justice. Laud prosecuted land owners for enclosing land and removing the livings of the people who had farmed those lands for generations. Laud tried to carry forward the Elizabethan policy of standardizing religion. Get everyone singing from the same Hymn Sheet!
A much better and far more complex person than history paints him.
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