The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker, the First Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; To Which Is Added, an Appendix, Containing Various Transcripts of Records, Letters, Instruments, and Other Papers, for the Volume 2

The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker, the First Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; To Which Is Added, an Appendix, Containing Various Transcripts of Records, Letters, Instruments, and Other Papers, for the Volume 2

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... and the dispensations issuing thence; and cried out C lx5vPlargely, that so corrupt and Popish a court might be wholly i_'__ discharged. This book urged also, how unsuitable great A"" l"'7a' worldly incomes were to men whose function was spiritual, and that Archbishops and Bishops employed theirs only in retaining many idle servants, and in luxurious living. And that it were good that they were reduced to a more private condition, which was more agreeable to the Ministers of Christ. Many in the Queen's Court and elsewhere won dered that the Archbishop was so silent upon all these reflections, and that he made so little complaint as he did. This was signified to him by his fast friend, the Treasurer. But upon this the Archbishop drew up, first, a brief 8.0-Vindicates count of the Faculty Oflice, which yet he was not fond of: '1';";"' at all; secondly, the reasons that he was not so forward to make his complaints; and thirdly, the vindication of himself in the expending of his revenues. Of all this he took some pains to write, for the instruction of the Treasurer, by way of private letter to him, that he might, as opportunity served, declare these matters to the Queen or others. But to be particular in a thing so materially relating to our good Prelate, to this tenor did the Archbishop handle these arguments: I. As to the Faculty Ofiice; " The Prince hath establish-'l'hcentsFw1lYy " ed by Parliament the laws ecclesiastical, not repugnant Cnum " to the word of God, nor contrary to the laws of the " realm. " The Prince, by prerogative royal, hath supreme au" thority, as well over persons as causes ecclesiastical. And " therefore hath authoritshow more

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  • English
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  • 1236970659
  • 9781236970657