A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts; On the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects

A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts; On the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects : But Chiefly Such as Relate to the History and Constitution of These Kingdoms. Selected from an Infinite Number in Print and Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...which was accord ingly splendidly performed on the last of September. After which she discharges is tax, pu lisheda general pardon, but interlaced with so many exceptions of matters and persons, that very few took benefit of it; and those that did were, by the commissioners assigned to compound with them, despoiled of offices and estates. Soon after this, Justice Hales was imprisoned, for that, at a quarter-sessions in Kent, he gave charge upon the statutes of Henrfithe Eighth and Edwardthe Sixth, in de. rogation of the primacy of the church of ome, which was a high ingratiturle in the queen, he having, in King Edward's time, refused to sign a warrant for disinheriting the Lady Mary and Lady Elizabeth. _ On the 1i)th of October, the queen summons a parliament, and members are chose by force and threats in some places, and in others, those employed by the court, did by violence hinder the people from coming in to-chuse; in many places false returns were made, and when the parliament met, some were violently turned out of the house; several bishops were thrust out of the house of lords for not worshipping the mass, and soon after imprisoned. ' On the third of November, Cranmer. was arraigned in Westminster-Hall, and found guilty of high-treason, which, by the way, note, was only for not worshipping mass, though other things were alledged against him, and was condemned to die. After which, an act was made for repealing the laws made by King Edward.touching religion, (see what a fparliament can do, w en one is pickt out for the purpose, ) then they passed another act or preventing affronts to popish priests, who then began mightily to appear. Then another act was passed for preventing unlawful assemblies, which was meant the meeting of the...
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236966148