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THE

CHURCH HISTORY OF BRITAIN

FROM

THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST

UNTIL

THE YEAR MDCXLVIII.

ENDEAVOURED

BY THOMAS FULLER, D.D.,

PREBENDARY OF SARUM, &c. &c.

AUTHOR OF "THE WORTHIES OF ENGLAND,” « THE HOLY STATE,” “THE
HISTORY OF THE HOLY WAR," “ PISGAH SIGHT OF PALESTINE,

" ABEL REDIVIVUS," &c. &c.

A NEW EDITION.

WITH THE AUTHOR'S CORRECTIONS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG AND SON, 73, CHEAPSIDE;

R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW ;

TEGG AND CO., DUBLIN:
ALSO, J. AND S. A. TEGG, SYDNEY AND HOBART TOWN.

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LONDON :- Printed by James Nichols, 46, Hoxton-square.

BEQUEST OF
A L. CROSS

3-12-41

o 3-21-1 LS

SECTION I. CENTURY XVI.
A.D. 1501-1529. 17 HENRY VII. TO 21 HENRY VIII,

Poor professors still preserved by God's providence-Some burned, some

branded, for the profession of the truth—The cruel killing of Thomas

Chase—The pope and king Henry VII. share the money for pardons

betwixt them-Henry VIII. succeedeth his father-He marrieth the

relict of his brother Arthur-Abjured Lollards wear faggots—Sweeting

and Brewster burned-Richard Hunn murdered in Lollards' Tower-

Cardinal Bainbrigg, why poisoned at Rome–The founding of Corpus

Christi College, in Oxford-Hugh Oldham's bounty—The death of

dean Colet, founder of Paul's school. The Mercers made overseers

thereof, out of provident prescience-William Lilly first schoolmaster.

His grammar often printed, and privileged by authority; since amended

by many—King Henry writes against Luther : styled by the pope

“Defender of the Faith.” His jester’s reply-Wolsey's unlimited power

and pride. He was the first confounder of Abbeys ; a precedent quickly

followed-Wolsey a royal harbinger. His vast design, why unknown.

An over-tart sarcasm ; a second somewhat milder. Three names to one

college–The pride of the cardinal humbled by others—Persecution in

the cardinal's College. Christ Church a colony of Cambridgemen.

Wolsey's pride in his servants-Wolsey turns his waiting into revenge.

The scruple of the king's marriage. The king willingly embraceth the

motion–The pope a captive. The character of Campegius-A match-

less sight. Queen Catherine's speech. The sting in her speech-

Fisher's short plea—The pleas of the king's counsel. Secrets sub

sigillo thalami. A shrewd retortion-An end in vain expected-Love-

letters of king Henry kept in the Vatican-No haste to end the king's

cause at Rome-King and queen both offended with Wolsey-Wolsey

looks two ways in this design. Pages 5—23.

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The clergy bind themselves to the king—A fourfold sort of convocations.

Kings acted in church-matters before the Conquest-Of the second

sort of convocations-Of the third sort of convocations. The form of

ancient writs of convocations. Observations thereon—The last sort of

convocations—The author's submission. A vulgar error-The martyr-

dom of John Fryth-Bishop Fisher's letter for new clothes and a

counsellor–His often examinations of four principal particulars.

Taketh offence at the preface of the statute-Archbishop Cranmer's

politic charity-Fisher's concealing Barton's forgeries, waved ; yet how

indicted, why condemned-Papists unjustly charge us for schismatics

-Three essentials in Reformation The gross errors in popery—The

impossibility of a free general council-The power of a national church

well improved-Objection to the contrary, and three answers-Second

objection of the Romanists ; the answer. Third objection ; the answer.

The moderation of reformers. The conclusion of the contest—The

pope's revenues out of England, greatest under king Henry III.-

Pope's profit by sale of trinkets, by his annates, by appeals, by king

Athelwulph's pension, by his dispensations, by indulgencies, by lega-

tine levies, by mortuaries, by pardons, by Peter-pence, to what they

amounted, by pilgrimages, by tenths-All cannot be truly counted-

Polydore Virgil, collector of the English Peter-pence, be-laurelleth the

choir of Wells: a malefactor to posterity for burning M83. Two-edged

versés-How papal power in England was cantoned. God first had

his share; Clirist, his due ; the Holy Spirit, his portion—The king

assumes his share. Pages 42---58.

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