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Describing the bishops, clergy and congregations that refused to swear allegiance to William III of England.
In 1712 George Hickes was the only survivor of the nonjuring bishops, and in the next year Collier was consecrated.
The controversy that ensued made a split in the nonjuring communion.
For particulars of Collier's history as a nonjuring bishop, see Thomas Lathbury, A History of the Nonjurors .
As regards French affairs, Talleyrand used his influence to help on the repeal of the vexatious laws against emigres, nonjuring priests, and the royalists of the west.
When Louis tried to leave the Tuileries for St Cloud at Easter 1791, in order to enjoy the ministrations of a nonjuring priest, the National Guards of Paris would not let him budge.
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