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CONTENTS OF THE NOTES.

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Anecdote of Henry VIII and his jester
John Hooper nominated Bishop of Gloucester
Joan Bocber's distribution of the New Testament
The number of sufferers in the days of Queen Mary
Cranmer and Ridley wished the habits to be abolished
Ridley a famous dispatant ....
The deliverance of the protestant congregation
Jobo Rough a celebrated preacher

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's remarkable dream
A curious petition to Queen Elizabeth
The Act of Uniformity in the reign of Queen Elizabeib
Robert Cole preferred for his conformity ...
Whitgift at first a friend to the nonconformists
Title of a letter from Scotland
Bishop Maddox's false insinuation
The character of Archbishop Parker

Archbishop Grindal
The ministers suspended in Suffolk

in Essex

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Lord Gray wished to have the bishops expelled

Anecdote of Martin Mar-Prelate

Bancroft's famous sermon at Paul's-cross

Sir Walter Raleigh's estimate of the Brownists

The nobility patrons of the puritans

The number of ministers suspended or deprived

Bancroft's flattery of King James

Whitgift's magnificent train

The number of ministers suspended

The cruel oppressions of the puritans

The character of Archbishop Bancroft

King James kicked Legatt with his royal foot

Thomas Legatt died in Newgate

John Selden's great learning

Archbishop Abbot opposed the Book of Sports

The character of King James

The censure and preferment of Dr. Manwaring

Curious pictures in St. Edmund's church ...

The character of Archbishops Abbot and Laud

A minister's son excommunicated .....

The number of ministers driven to New England

Great sums paid for the release of nonconformists

Archbishop Laud called a little urchin

The oppressions of the convocation in 1640

The sub-committee to assist the committee

The character of the bigh commission

Debates about the remonstrance

The Book of Sports abolished

List of the assembly of divines

List of lords and commons to assist the assembly

Welwood's account of Archbishop ‘Laud

A curious anecdote of Laud

London ministers declared against the king's death

Venner's insurrection and execution

Kennet's opinion of the Act of Uniformity

The character of Dr. Richard Cox

The death of the famous William Tindal

The fall of Lord Cromwell

The funeral of Queen Katharine Parr

The barbarities of Queen Mary's reign

Bishop Ridley in prison

The separatists released from prison

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LIVES OF THE PURITANS.

INTRODUCTION:

CONTAINING A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF NONCONFOR. MITY FROM THE REFORMATION, TO THE PASSING OF THE ACT OF UNIFORMITY, IN 1662.

Sect. I.

From the Commencement of the Reformation, to the Death

of Queen Mary. Previous to the accession of King Henry VIII. popish darkness overspread the whole island of Britain. This was followed by a train of most unhappy consequences. Ignorance, superstition, immorality and persecution were predominant in every part of the kingdom. Those who presumed to think for themselves on religious subjects, and to dissent from the national church, underwent all the oppressions and severities of persecution. From the days of Wickliffe to this time, great numbers of excellent christians and worthy subjects, fell sacrifices to popish cruelty. This proud monarch being at first a most obedient son of the pope, treated the bold confessors of truth as obstinate rebels; and because their piety and integrity condemned his licentiousness, he put multitudes to cruel tortures and to death.

Soon after Luther arose in Saxony, England became affected by his bold and vigorous opposition to the errors of the church of Rome. The young king, vain of his scholastic learning, was unwise enough to meet the bold reformer on the field of controversy, and published a book

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