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II. From the Death of Queen Mary, to the Death of Queen

Elizabeth, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................... 17

III. From the Death of Queen Elizabeth, to the Death of King

James L., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................... 60.

IV. From the Death of King James I., to the Death of King

Charles I., ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................... 70

V. From the Death of King Charles I., to the passing of the Act

of Uniformity, . . . . . . . . . . . . .- ....................... 94

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John Bale ............... 101 Francis Merbury ......... 223

John Pullain ............ 114 William Whittingham .... 229

John Hardyman ......... 116 Mr. Lawrance ........... 237

Miles Coverdale ..... ... 117 John Handson ............ 238

William Turner ........... 128 & Robert Wright........... 239

Robert Hawkins ......... 133 Bernard Gilpin .......... 242

Andrew Kingsmill ....... 149 John Copping....... . . . . . 262

Christopher Colman ...... 150 Thomas Underdown ... . . 264

William Axton .... ..... 151 - 8 Mr. Sanderson ....... . . . . . 273

Thomas Becon .......... 166 John Hill .............. • 274

Gilbert Alcock .......... 170 Nicholas Brown ......... 275

David Whitehead ........ 172 Richard Crick ........... 278

. Mr. Millain ............. 174 Anthony Gilby ..... . . . . . ib.

William Bonham ......... ib. John Edwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

Robert Johnson .... ..... 17 Edward Brayne . . . . . . . . . .289

Richard Taverner ........ 189 - 8 Barnaby Benison ... .... 292

R. Harvey .............. 191 William Negus........... 296

Edward Deering ......... 193 John Stroud . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib.

Thomas Aldrich ......... 211 . John Browning .......... 302

Thomas Lever ........... 213. Stephen Turner .......... 305

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John Ward . . . . . . . . . . . ... 305 : Joan Gartrard ----------.
Lamund Pockrey ........ 306 S Dudley Ferrer ---------
H. Gray . . . . . . . . . . -- - - - - 303 t Cathbert Banabrigg ......
Robert Moore . . . . . . . . . . ... 39 Edased Littletos---------
Edward Gellibrand ...... 341 : Edward Lord ..... -------
Edward Glover ... ....... 313 : Andrew King ------------
John Walward ........... 314 3 Malancthon Jewell.......
John Gardiner .... ... ... 316 Ldward Scape ----.......
Nicholas Standen....... ... 317 : John Holmes ...........
John Field .............. 318 : Richard Greenham........
John Huckle ............ 324 : Giles wigginton .........
John Fox................ 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 ..............

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William Fulke ........ ... 385

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CONTENTS OF THE NOTES.

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CONTENTS. xxvii

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Lord Gray wished to have the bishops expelled '................ 54

Anecdote of Martin Mar-Prelate ............................ 55

Bancroft's famous sermon at Paul's-cross ...................... ib.

Sir Walter Raleigh's estimate of the Brownists ................ 58

The nobility patrons of the puritans .......................... ib.,

The number of ministers suspended or deprived ................ 60

Bancroft's flattery of King James ............................ 61

Whitgift's magnificent train . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................. 62

The number of ministers suspended . . . . . . . ..................... 64

The cruel oppressions of the puritans ... ...................... 66

The character of Archbishop Bancroft ....................... ib.

King James kicked Legatt with his royal foot ................ ib.

Thomas Legatt died in Newgate ............ ................. ib.

John Selden's great learning . . . . ............................. 68

Archbishop Abbot opposed the Book of Sports ................ 69

The character of King James ................................ 70

The censure and preferment of Dr. Manwaring , ............... 72

Curious pictures in St. Edmund's church ....................... 76

The character of Archbishops Abbot and Laud ................ ib.

A minister's son excommunicated ............................ 80

The number of ministers driven to New England ................ 81

Great sums paid for the release of nonconformists ............. 82

Archbishop Laud called a little urchin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

The oppressions of the convocation in 1640 .................... 85

The sub-committee to assist the committee .................... 86

The character of the high commission ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Debates about the remonstrance ............................ 88

The Book of Sports abolished ................................ 89

List of the assembly of divines......................... . . . . . . . 90

List of lords and commons to assist the assembly . . . ............. 91

Welwood's account of Archbishop Laud ..................... 92

A curious anecdote of Laud ................................. • *3

London ministers declared against the king's death ............ 94

Venner's insurrection and execution ................. . . . . . . . 99

Kennet's opinion of the Act of Uniformity .................... 100

The character of Dr. Richard Cox ............................ 108

The death of the famous William Tindal ... ... ... . . . . . . . . . . . 120

The fall of Lord Cromwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

The funeral of Queen Katharine Parr ........................ 122

The barbarities of Queen Mary's reign ........................ 125

Bishop Ridley in prison .................................... *

The separatists released from prison .......................... 14s

The examination of William White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sir Robert Corbet a friend to the puritans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A curious anecdote of the surplice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
of kneeling at the sacrainent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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From the Commencement of the Reformation, to the Death of Queen Mary.

Previous to the accession of King Henry VIII. pool, 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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