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A43507 Aerius redivivus, or, The history of the Presbyterians containing the beginnings, progress and successes of that active sect, their oppositions to monarchial and episcopal government, their innovations in the church, and their imbroylments by Peter Heylyn ... Heylyn, Peter, 1600-1662.; Heylyn, Henry. 1670 (1670) Wing H1681; ESTC R5587 552,479 547

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