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Admonition to the Parliament

Admonition to the Parliament, 1572. A puritan manifesto, composed by John Field and others, arguing against the authority of bishops and urging a presbyterian church government. It was not presented to Parliament but was published in June 1572 after a puritan bill had been abandoned, when the House was informed that the queen ‘utterly misliketh it’. An Answer to the Admonition was offered by John Whitgift, future archbishop of Canterbury.

J. A. Cannon

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