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John Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 John Garbrand ...........
Edmund Rockrey ...... ... 306 Dudley Fenner ...........
H. Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Cuthbert Bainbrigg ......
Robert Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . .309 Edmund Littleton.........

Edward Gellibrand . . . ... 311 Edward Lord ............
Edward Glover ... . . . . ... 313 Andrew King ............

John Walward . . . . . . . . ... 314 Malancthon Jewell .......
John Gardiner . . . . . . . . . . 316 Edward Snape ...........
Nicholas Standen......... 317 John Holmes ...........
John Field . . . . . . . . ... ... 318 Richard Greenham........
John Huckle . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Giles Wigginton .........
John Fox. .... • e - - - - - - - - - 326 Thomas Barber ..........
John Wilson ........... . 339 Robert Cawdrey .........
John Elliston ... . . . . . . . . 355 Lever Wood .............
Robert Crowley........ ... 357 Humphrey Fenn ........

Nicholas Crane .......... 362 & Daniel Wright ...........
Lawrence Humphrey ..... 363 William Proudlove ......
Thomas Sampson . . . . . . . . . 375 John More ..............
William Fulke ....... ... 385

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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 ........ -- e s e - a -

The nobility patrons of the puritans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - e -

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 ........ - e - - - - - -

The character of King James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e -s - e - - - - - - - - - e. e. e. e.

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 high 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 NONCONFORMITY FROM THE REFORMATION, TO THE PASSING OF THE ACT OF UNIFORMITY, IN 1662.

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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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against him." Luther treated his royal antagonist with sarcastic contempt, contending that truth and science knew no difference between the prince and the plebeian. The pope, however, craftily flattered the vanity of the royal author, by conferring upon him the title of Defender of the Faith, which Henry was weak enough to value as the brightest jewel in his crown. This pompous reward from his holiness was conferred upon him in the year 1521.f The haughty king soon discovered his ingratitude. He quarrelled with the pope, renounced his authority, and became his avowed enemy. Being weary of Queen Katharine his wife, with whom he had lived almost twenty years; and having long sought, but in vain, to be divorced by the pope, he was so much offended, that he utterly rejected the papal power, authority and tyranny in England. This was a dreadful blow against the Romish supremacy. But the king soon after procured the dignified and flattering title of Supreme Head of the Church of England. This additional jewel to his crown was conferred upon him, first by the clergy in convocation, then by act of parliament. Thus, in the year 1534, Henry VIII, having renounced the supremacy of the pope, and having placed himself in the chair of his holiness, at least as far as concerned the English church, did not fail to manifest his usurped power and authority. He did not intend to ease the people of their oppressions, but only change their foreign yoke for domestic fetters, dividing the pope's spoils betwixt himself and his bishops, who cared not for their father at Rome, so long as they enjoyed honours and their patrimony under another head." - o

* Mr. Fox observes, that though “this book carried the king's name in the title, it was another who ministred the motion, and framed the style. But whosoever had the labour of the book, the king had the thanks and the reward.”—Acts and Monuments of Martyrs, vol. ii. p. 57.

# It has been said, that the jester whom Henry, according to the custom of the times, retained at court, seeing the king overjoyed, asked the reason; and when told, that it was because his holiness had conferred upon him this new title, he replied, “ my good Harry, let thee and me defend each other, and let the faith alone to defend itself.” If this was spoken as a serious joke, the fool was undoubtedly the wisest man of the two. f Burnet's Hist. of Refor. vol. i. p. 19.—King Henry afterwards got this sacred title united to the crown, by act of parliament; and, curious and inconsistent as it may appear, it is retained to this day.-Heylin's Hist. of Pres. p. 235.

$ Burnet's Hist. of Refor. vol. i. p. 112. 136. 157.

| Memoirs of Col. Hutchinson, vol. i. p. 105. Edit. 1810.

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