Talk:Act of Toleration 1689

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Article move[edit]

Can this article be moved back to Act of Toleration 1689 as with all other UK Acts of Parliament the title should omit the comma?--Johnbull (talk) 00:00, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

It should be moved to Act of Toleration 1688 to be in line with correct naming conventions for Acts of Parliament of this period (year cited being year of start of term, not the year Act was introduced. 136.8.152.13 (talk) 13:37, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

The short title of this Act is "the Toleration Act 1688". James500 (talk) 14:56, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Quakers[edit]

The sentence "The Act granted freedom of worship to Nonconformists who had taken the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and formally rejected transubstantiation, i.e. Protestants who dissented from the Church of England such as Baptists and Congregationalists but not to Catholics or Quakers." puzzles me. A reliable text tells me that it was illegal to build Quaker meetinghouses until the Act of Toleration of 1688 (!). A quick reading of the section of the act titled "Quakers" seems to give them a way out of taking an oath, a simple declaration. So, are Quakers really covered, or are they lumped in with Catholics? Smallbones (talk) 17:14, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately I don't know the answer, but the paragraph in the article is unsourced. If you have a reliable source that disagrees with our unsourced text then we will go with your source. Road Wizard (talk) 18:21, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
My source is reliable for topics indicated by the title "Silent Witness: Quaker Meetinghouses in the Delaware Valley, 1695 to present" but it would be a stretch to say it's reliable on English law. I'll just ask for a [citation needed] in the article. Smallbones (talk) 18:35, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Citation credibility?[edit]

"Historians, (like Kenneth Pearl)..." then refers to an exam pony, "Cracking the AP History Exam." This is hardly a reliable historical publication. "Eaten by mice at night," indeed...173.14.170.177 (talk) 00:59, 10 January 2014 (UTC)