The International Cyclopaedia; A Compendium of Human Knowledge. Revised with Large Additions Volume 6

The International Cyclopaedia; A Compendium of Human Knowledge. Revised with Large Additions Volume 6

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...and, from his knowledge of the civil and canon law, was sent to Rome in 1528, to conduct the negotiation with the pope for the king's divorce from Catharine of Aragon. He was then usually called Dr. Stephens. His exertions were unsuccessful; but having rendered services at the papal court to the bishop of Norwich, he was by him afterwards appointed archdeacon of Norfolk, while he promoted Wolsey's interests as a candidate for the pontificate. On his return, he was made secretary of state, and in the spring of 1531 was advanced to the archdeaconry of Leicester. In Nov. of the same year, he was installed bishop of Winchester. Notwithstanding his allegiance to the pope, he warmly supported the king's supremacy, and wrote a treatise in defense of it, entitled De Vera Obedkntia. He was sent on embassies to France and Germany, and invariably opposed all measures attending to a religious reformation in England; He had a principal hand in the downfall and execution of Thomas Cromwell, in 1540, and he drew up an impeachment of heresy against Henry's last queen, Catharine Parr; but in a personal interview with Henry, she re-established herself in the king's favor, and G. fell into disgrace. At the accession of Edward VI., Jan. 28, 1547. for refusing to comply with the reformed doctrines, he was committed to the Fleet prison, but released in the following December. In 1548, he was again seized, and committed to the Tower, and on his refusal to sign certain articles submitted to him, was deprived of his bishopric. When Mary ascended the throne in 1553, he was set at liberty, restored to his see, and appointed lord chancellor and first minister of state. He took the lead in all the bitter persecutions of the Protestants during Mary's reign, and is charged...
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