Keep us, O Lord, constant in faith and zealous in witness, that, like thy servant William Laud, we may live in thy fear, die in thy favor, and rest in thy peace; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
#OTD in 1645 Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, was beheaded at the Tower of London after being accused of treason by the Long Parliament.
He was the fifth Archbishop to die a violent death, after Alphege, Becket, Sudbury and Cranmer. pic.twitter.com/KX4nu568W4
— Canterbury Cathedral (@No1Cathedral) January 10, 2020