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Flavel, The Quaker, and the Crown

Coronation Oath of 1689


The Form of the Intended
Coronation Oath
Agreed upon by the
COMMITTEE.


A Bishop: Will you solemnly Promise and Swear to Govern the People of this Kingdom of England, and the Dominions thereto belonging, according to the Statutes in Parliament agreed on, and the Laws and Customs of the same?

King: I solemnly Promise so to doe.

A Bishop: Will You to Your Power cause Law and Justice in Mercy to be Executed in all Your Judgments?

King: I Will.

A Bishop: Will You to the utmost of Your Power Maintain the Laws of God, the true Profession of the Gospel, and the Protestant Religion Established by Law? And will You preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of this Realm, and to the Churches committed to their Charge, all such Rights and Priviledges as by Law doe, or shall, appertain unto them, or any of them?

King: All this I Promise to doe.

After this the King laying his Hand upon the Holy-Gospels, shall say,

King: All things which I have here before Promised, I will Perform and Keep.
So help me God.

Then the King shall Kiss the Book

F I N I S

L O N D O N, Printed for J. Lyford, 1689.