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Thomas FullerDiscovering England's Religious Past$
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W. B. Patterson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198793700

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198793700.001.0001

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The Final Challenges

The Final Challenges

Restoration and Reaction

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(p.265) 8 The Final Challenges
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Thomas Fuller
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W. B. Patterson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0009

The last stages of Fuller’s life coincided with the end of the Cromwellian Protectorate and the return of the Stuart monarchy in the person of Charles I’s son, Charles II. Fuller commented on these events in printed works during the most important steps in the process. His Mixt Contemplations in Better Times proposed a comprehensive religious settlement with toleration for those who chose not to be a part of the national Church. Fuller had recently become minister of Cranford, a parish to the west of London, a living in the gift of George Berkeley, who welcomed the return of the monarchy. Fuller was recognized for his accomplishments by a D.D. degree at Cambridge and by being named a royal chaplain. Fuller died on August 16, 1661. Two hundred members of the London clergy attended his funeral. The anonymous life, which paid tribute to Fuller’s ministry and scholarship, was written by one who evidently knew him well.

Keywords:   Charles II, Mixt Contemplations, honorary D.D, royal chaplain, anonymous life

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