A History of the English Church Volume 3

A History of the English Church Volume 3

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...as a tipsy braggart, though afterwards regard was had to the wishes of Lord Cobham, who claimed descent from him, or possibly to the scruples of an age of Puritan reaction, and the name of Sir John Fastolf was perhaps with slight change of spelling taken in his place, and Shakespeare wrote, "Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is not the man." There is little trace afterwards of Lollard conspiracies or disloyal plots until the year 1431, when "a certain rogue John Scharpe ta'nte0-Lollardy, best known as John Scharpe of Wygmoreland, created a certain commotion among the people by throwing about and dispersing written papers in London, Coventry, Oxford, and other towns, against the religious who held possessions. The insurgent by the aid of God was taken at Oxford... and beheaded; whose head placed upon a stake at London Bridge afforded a lamentable warning to all his followers." A copy of one of the papers thus dispersed has been preserved. It prays the king to resume the temporalities of the prelates, as in the scheme of 1410, but proposes to leave untouched the lands of cathedrals and colleges, of Carthusians and Crouched Friars. After this the Lollard sectaries counted no more on rank and title and the arms of worldly force, but shrunk as far as might be out of sight, meeting only in obscure scSries. conventicles, or passing from hand to hand the "Wicket," attributed to Wyclif, or their "Lanterne of light," or "the Regimen of the Church," or "the Pore Caitiff," or "the Book of the new law." For a time we read of many parish priests among their number, who busied themselves with quiet ministrations, while they discouraged ceremonial forms and held aloof from festive...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566904
  • 9781236566904