Conference, Hampton-court

Conference, Hampton-Court.

A conference held at Hampton Court in the year 1604, between nine bishops and as many other dignitaries of the Church on the one side, and four Puritan divines on the other. It was held in the presence of James I, and lasted for three days. Some of the demands of the Puritans were acceded to, but others were rejected. One lasting advantage, however, resulted from this conference, namely, our present authorized version of the Bible. Some alterations also were made in the Liturgy; all the thanksgivings now in use were inserted except the "general" one, which was subsequently introduced; and there was annexed to the Catechism the portion explaining the sacraments. — Eden, Churchman's Dictionary, s.v.; Neal, History of the Puritans, 2:30; Mosheim, Ch. Hist. 3, 408.

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