A Literary and Biographical History or Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics from 1534 Volume N . 3

A Literary and Biographical History or Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics from 1534 Volume N . 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. Excerpt: ...and eleven of the clock at night, he came to me where I lay at Uxendon Manor about eight miles from London. He had eaten of nothing all that day; his feet were galled with gravel stones, and his legs all scratched with briars and thorns (for he dared not to keep the highway) so that the blood followed in some places. The gentleman and mistress of the house caused a bath of sweet herbs to be made, and their two daughters washed and bathed his legs and feet; after which he went to bed." This happened in 1587, and the account of his kind reception by Richard Bellamy and his family is corroborated by Richard Topcliffe, the pursuivant, in his "Exceptions" to a petition in favour of the Bellamys, presented to Lord-Keeper Puckering shortly afterwards. After this escape Mr. Holford avoided London for a time, and from another account it appears that he went into Gloucestershire. In 1588 he returned to London to purchase a suit of clothes, " at which time," continues Mr. Davis, "going to Mr. Swithin Wells' House, near St. Andrew's Church in Holborn, to serve God (to say Mass), Hodgkins, the pursuivant, espying him as he came forth, dogged him into his tailor's house, and there apprehended him." He was arraigned and condemned for receiving orders abroad and coming into the realm. After his condemnation the man who was the cause of his apprehension visited him in prison, and on his knees, with tears, begged his forgiveness. "He continued," says the account before referred to, "most zealously in doing his function unto his very death. That very day he suffered, having offered the most Divine Sacrifice, and made a very fervent and forcible exhortation to many Catholics there present in secret for their perseverance...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904834
  • 9781236904836