His faith (4/6)

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James was a staunch protestant ruler. In fact, it is what his rule is most famously associated with, especially in the United Kingdom. James’ persecution of the Catholics was moderate at first, but after the failed gunpowder plot by Guy Fawkes and his associates, the crown clamped down on the Catholic faith throughout the country, leading to the torture and execution of many practicing Catholics.

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