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Encyclopedia > Declaration of Indulgence

The Declaration of Indulgence (or the declaration for the liberty of conscience) was made by King James II of England, on the April 4, 1687. It was a first step at establishing freedom of religion in England.

It was later revised, again by King James II, on April 27, 1688 to include further text.

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External links

  • Full Declaration of 1687 (http://www.jacobite.ca/documents/16870404.htm)
  • Amended Declaration of 1688 (http://www.jacobite.ca/documents/16880427.htm)

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Royal Declaration of Indulgence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (190 words)
The Royal Declaration of Indulgence was Charles II of England's attempt to extend religious liberty to Protestant nonconformists in his realms, by suspending the execution of the penal laws that punished recusants from the Church of England.
Charles issued the Declaration on March 15, 1672.
When Charles II's openly Catholic successor James II attempted to issue a similar Declaration of Indulgence, an order for general religious tolerance, this was one of the grievances that led to the Glorious Revolution that ousted him from the throne.
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