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Vane, Sir Henry, the Younger
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(baptized May 26, 1613, Debden, Essex, England – Jun 14, 1661, London), studied at Oxford and abroad at Leiden, from 1635 to 1637 governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in Boston, English MP from 1640. He was among those responsible for the Solemn League and negotiated the 1649 covenant with Scotland. Vane took no part in the trial of Charles I. He initially supported O. Cromwell, but later turned against him. With the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy, Vane was arrested and executed. Vane was a radical Puritan but also believed in religious toleration.


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Amos, N. Scott, “Vane, Sir Henry, the Younger”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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