Archbishop under King Charles I. Laud believed that God had ordained bishops to govern his church. Under his leadership, an episcopal party rose to resist the Puritans. With the king’s support they reintroduced stained glass windows, crosses, even crucifixes. They elevated the Communion table and called it an altar and they insisted that worship be conducted according to the Prayer Book and no other.
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