Puritans

Events

The first time the word "Puritan" was created.

1564

Thomas Cartwright of Cambridge outlines the Puritan program

1569

Robert Browne's "Treatise of Reformation without Tarrying for Any".

1581

The Puritans publically announces who found the Massachusetts bay colony.

William Shakespeare ridicules Puritans

1590

In his characterization of Falstaff and other characters.

Puritan assemblies and activities outlawed. A few Separatists are hanged

1593

Elizabeth I succeeded by James I.

1603

It scared the Puritans, who thought that he would get rid of the religion as a whole.

James I's "Declaration of Sports" is read in all churches

1618

This outrages the Puritans, since they didn't like fun things.

William Laud is made archbishop of London

1621

He tried to make the Puritans get persecuted.

William Laud is beheaded by the Puritans.

1645

Communists, egalitarians, and atheists cause problems for the Puritan regime

1649