The First Book, Chapters I-X:The Separatist Interpretation of the Reformation of the Church of England, 1550-1607
• Reader is introduced to the "professors."
• Professors wanted to break away from the Church of England.
• Professors felt that the Church was becoming corrupt.
• Persecution was present for those that did not follow the Church.
• Many professors suffered ill and violent, sometimes fatal, treatment.
• Many people fled the country.
• Some people returned when Queen Elizabeth I took the throne.
• The Queen tolerated the professors.
• Queen Elizabeth I appointed some professors to high level positions in the Church.
• Great controversy ensued.
• The Church adopted traditional celebrations and holidays of the "heathens."
• James I takes the throne.
• Puritans are persecuted; many flee England.
• Separatists planned to go to Holland.
• The passage was often blocked.
• Many incidents including theft and betrayal haunted the Puritans.
• The Separatists arrive in Holland.
• Many obstacles stood in...
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