By Peter Heylin (1599-1662). Full title: Cyprianus Anglicus, or The history of the life and death of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, published posthumously in 1668.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Cyprianus anglicus, or, The history of the life and death of the Most Reverend and renowned prelate William, by divine providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury ... containing also the ecclesiastical history of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from his first rising till his death / by P. Heylyn ..
London: Printed for A. Seile, 1668…

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A review of "Laud's life by Heylin" by Thomas Carlyle. *Historical sketches of notable persons and events in the reigns of James I and Charles I.* Chap. XV. Chapman and Hall, 1898 (Google eBook)

Terry Foreman  •  Link

L&M note: In the introduction Heylyn defends Laudanism, justifying ceremonies, confession and absolution. On p. 4 he quotes with approval James I's aphorism: 'That no Church ought further to separate it se lf from the Church of Rome, either in Doctrine or ceremony, then she had departed from her self, when she was in her flourishing and best estate.' Hetlyn had already published two sharp attacks on Fuller's Church History of which Pepys was so fond. Pepys bought this book and had it read to him in November: for his later comments, see and

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