The Release of the Seven Bishops', 1688 (1878). The Seven Bishops of the Church of England were imprisoned and tried for seditious libel related to their opposition to the second Declaration of Indulgence, issued by James II in 1688. In a major embarrassment to the Crown, they were found not guilty. After Edward Matthew Ward (1816?1879). From Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History, by Thomas Archer. [Blackie & Son, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh, 1878] Artist: Herbert Bourne. (Photo by Print Collector/Getty Images)
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