James was not a mere tyrant and bigot, as the popular imagination speedily assumed him to be.
He was not a bigot; but, he was not fair to all the people.
BIGOT, one obstinately and intolerantly holding particular religious opinions, who refuses to listen to reason and is ready to force others to agree with him; hence also applied to one who holds similar views on any subject.
Ranuccio was a reserved and gloomy bigot; he instituted savage persecutions against supposed witches and heretics, and lived in perpetual terror of plots.
Over the years the believers suffered at the hands of the bigots.