'Mischief so scandalous and flagrant'

Letter to Sir Charles Holt requesting him to take steps to apprehend nonconformist ministers preaching in and around Birmingham. The degree to which Birmingham enjoyed religious freedom in this period is hotly debated. Some believe that Birmingham was relatively tolerant to nonconformists and acted as a 'refuge' - the migration there of those who wished to escape religious persecution being one of the reasons for the town's rapid development.
Catalogue reference: SP 44/64, p. 225 (10 April 1684)

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