English Puritan Divines in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Cartwright and His Contemporaries

English Puritan Divines in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Cartwright and His Contemporaries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...machinations of his enemies at this time, but his trials were not at an end. The death of his kind patron the Earl of Leicester, which took place in 1588, involved him in new troubles, and these were still further augmented on the death of his brother, "the good Earl," as he was commonly styled; who held the title little more than a year. On the death of the latter patron, the funds of the hospital at Warwick were threatened with alienation, and their chief care, with all the anxieties consequent thereon, devolved on the chaplain, in addition to his accumulating cares. CHAPTER XIV. THE STAR CHAMBER AND THE FLEET. It was probably owing to the death of Cartwright's noble and bountiful patrons, the Earls of Leicester, that his latter years were again disturbed and his liberty taken away by his old adversaries, on the same grounds on which he had already been subjected to so much suffering. Although released from prison through the good services of his friends, and quietly inducted into the mastership of the hospital at Warwick, he had continued under suspension, and deprived of all legal right or license to occupy any English pulpit. His principal ministrations were thenceforth carried on within the hospital, whose privileges exempted him there from Episcopal control. He ventured, however, frequently to preach in St. Mary's Church at Warwick, and occasionally in other churches of the neighbourhood; and no doubt the acceptableness of his services and the crowds that he attracted were sufficient to excite the indignation of his more violent opponents. We accordingly find that in the same year in which "The good Earl of Leicester" died, he received a citation to appear before the Star Chamber Commission, along with Edmund Snape, and...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651790
  • 9781236651792