Dear friend, I suggest you'r looking at the Early Reformation, through a 21 Century filter! In Elizabethan times there was only one Church. Elizabeth, who was an Anglican Catholic, decreed that all her,' subjects,' who were Calvinist believers should be in the Church in England. She and her Council imagined that several thousand bishops and priests should be able to teach the Catholic Faith to the younger ,'protestants,', whilst long hard winters would speedily remove the elder ones. They were mistaken, the Calvinists had stronger wills than most Anglicans, who probably only wanted to practice their faith. Neither did she want to follow the policies followed by the continental monarchies, the axe, or the garrotte, certainly she doesn't appear to have the slightest urge, to follow the tactics of the Romanist Emperor and bury her religious opponents alive, if for the only reason that the Gentry and Aristocracy were frightened of having to disgorge the looting and thieving of Church wealth that had illuminated the early Reformation. If you follow further this history of the Church in England you'll find that she survived her reign because the alternative to Anglican Catholic Eliza, was Roman Mary of Scotland , or relatives of the King of Spain. When the fear of Roman successors disappeared the violence of the Calvinists and the weakness of Latitudinarian Anglicans allowed the leadership of the Presbyterians to bring on the vicious wars of religion that caused the Anglican Church in England vanish in a welter of dictatorship, proto fascism, and slaughter where the Anglican Church was disbanded and the Anglican King was ordered to turn the Church in England over to the protestant sects and both King and Archbishop were murdered by vote! The rites and prayer books of the church were banned and the priests were sacked some being killed and others being sent as indented slaves. No friend, only after the farcial so called Glorious Revolution (1688/9) did ,'Latitudinarianism,' set in full time. Look just where it's gotten us? Read, Peter Heylin's Ecclesia Restaurata . Amazon @ £9.00. Bishop Jeremy Collier Vol's 7/8/9 Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain. Clarendon's Hist, of the Rebellion. Vol.1/2.