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They largely adopted Sabbatarianism in the 17th century, and were influenced by millennialism.
but separatists and non-separatists alike have traditionally been viewed as two branches of the Puritan view.Puritanism played a major role in English history during the first half of the 17th century, but the magnitude of that role is still a matter of debate.The English Civil War was first defined as a "Puritan Revolution" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner in the 19th century.The Puritans were a group of English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.
Puritanism in this sense was founded by some of the returning clergy exiled under Mary I shortly after the accession of Elizabeth I of England in 1558, as an activist movement within the Church of England.
The "Puritan" movement referred to the desire and goal of purifying the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church from within, in contrast to "Separatists" such as the Pilgrims, who believed that the established churches could not be reformed and the only hope was to set up separate churches.