Corruption. Political manuevers. Questions of legitimacy. No, it is not some drama on HBO, but the historical context in which the 2nd London Baptist Confession was written. Now, you could go to wikipedia and read some succinct summary of the history of the 1689, but there is no fun in that. (Plus many historians would shun you for using such an unreliable source). Why not hear the exciting tale from one of the experts? Here are the first of four lectures by James M. Renihan that will aid you in your understanding of the tumultuous 1600s:
If you can’t remember your English Reformation history, the first lecture is a good place to get caught up.