William Laud

Archbishop of Canterbury
Portrait of Archbishop W. Laud, 1573-1644 Wellcome M0012539.jpg

William Laud (1573 - 1645) was a close advisor of Charles I of England. He was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633. He was executed in 1645, 5 years after his initial arrest.

He was born in Reading, Berkshire and died in London.