7 October 1573 A.D. Willy Laudobate Born—76th of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury—he hated God’s sovereignty but loved his own
William Laud (1573 to 1654)
Church of England
Loveless Laud lost his head.
William Laud was born in Reading, England. A strong opponent of Calvinism and Presbyterianism, he was harsh in his treatment of Englishmen who did not embrace the Church of England. Imprisoned by Parliament, he was beheaded in 1645, preaching a sermon on the scaffold as he prepared to die.