Puritan in Holland, England & America: An Introduction. to American History - Vol. 2

Puritan in Holland, England & America: An Introduction. to American History - Vol. 2

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Puritan in Holland, England & America: An Introduction. to American History - Vol. 2

Puritan in Holland, England & America: An Introduction. to American History - Vol. 2

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WE have seen in the last chapter something of the influences exerted upon the home of their adoption by the refugees from the Netherlands, who had sought shelter in England to avoid the early persecutions of the Spaniards. We have also seen bow the war for civil and religious liberty, going on across the Channel, was affecting the English people, and how the contest with Spain and the papacy had been brought to their very doors by the rebellion in Ireland, which had broken out just at the time when the Jesuits Parsons and Campian began their missionary labors. The Irish Rebellion was important from its effects upon the religious and national sentiment of England; but it was far less dangerous than another movement, also incited by the pope, which about the same time threatened the English queen from her northern border. To understand this new peril, we must take a glance at the story . . .

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