William Laud (1573 - 1645) was a close advisor of Charles I of England. He was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633. He was executed in 1645, 5 years after his initial arrest.
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Stained glass windows in the Chapter House, Canterbury Cathedral, depicting Henry IV, Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer and Laud
Altar, c. 1635, the centre of dispute between Puritans and Laudians, possibly consecrated by Laud himself
Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar, Laud being tried for treason, with several people present labelled