Burton Upon Trent, England, Edward Wightman, George Wightman, Groton, Connecticut, Valentine Wightman

A Valentine for the Last Heretic Burned at the Stake

Edward compiled a detailed explanation of his theology, and delivered copies to the clergy. It was most unfortunate that he even chose to deliver a copy to King James himself. While open exchanges of opinion and peaceful demonstrations are part of the human discourse in the 21st century, the only opinions that accounted for anything in 17th century England were those of the King and his trusted advisers. Edward had just handed the king a detailed summary of evidence to be used against him.