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Ref: 4617

William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Seven Bishops against James II's 'Declaration of Indulgence’ 1688, cast silver medal by George Bower

 

 

Obv: capped bust right of Archbishop William Sancroft

 

Rev: seven busts in medallions of the bishops opposed to the reading of James II’s Indulgence

 

 

References: MI i 622/37; E 288b; Diameter: 48mm

 

Notes: James II asked Anglican ministers to read his Declaration of Indulgence to their congregations. The Declaration gave religious freedoms to both Catholics and non-conformists alike. Many Anglicans were opposed to this and the Archbishop of Canterbury, with seven other bishops, refused to read it out. They were imprisoned in the Tower and tried, but acquitted.

 

Price £90

William Sancroft & The Seven Bishops medal 1688
William Sancroft & The Seven Bishops medal 1688

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