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Hampton Court Conference
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A conference that took place at Hampton Court in 1604 in the presence of James I. Since the reign of Edward VI, groups dissatisfied with the Book of Common Prayer and the perceived failure of the English authorities to instigate a thorough reformation had been pushing for further reforms in church polity and liturgy. The accession of James VI of Scotland in England raised new hopes among the Puritans and the Hampton Court Conference represented their attempt to push for a form of church government which would compromise between episcopacy a…

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Trueman, Carl Russell, “Hampton Court Conference”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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