NPG 1821; Thomas Ken by F. Scheffer

F. Scheffer, c. 1700: Thomas Ken Thomas Ken was a Non-Juring Bishop who always seemed to find himself on the wrong side of disputes with the British Crown. (The non-jurors refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary, having already sworn to James II; they tended to be High Church and the effect of the schism was to empower the Latitudinarians and to disestablish the Episcopal Church of Scotland. ¶ Ken was the author of several hymns and other religious works, including “All praise to thee, my God, this night” and its concluding doxology, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

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