@tophercrowder there's an interesting and somewhat parallel religious story that unfolded in Scotland around the same time. Basically, there were religious quarrels all over England, Wales, Ireland and the not-yet-united kingdom of Scotland at the time. Many Scots known at the time as Covenanters joined together to oppose the political/religious impositions of English kings James and Charles over the Scottish Presbyterian church.
There were decades of intrigues in the church and in the various monarchies, but to me the most interesting thing is that the Covenanters established one of the earliest systems of universal public education in the world. They guaranteed that after 1670 or so every Scot knew how to read. Actually for a while in the 18th century paper, ink and print making were the dominant fraction of Scottish GDP! This had wide ranging consequences for the modern world. Check out this book for a better explanation.