The Lives of the British Reformers

The Lives of the British Reformers

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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. 18 edition. Excerpt: sotting forth the first edition of the English scriptures. Tindal the first translator, Rogers the editor of the first edition, and Cranmer the great patron and supporter of the work--all these laid down their lives in this cause t The dissolution of the larger monasteries now took place. For the particulars connected with these proceedings, the reader must be referred to the histories of that period, where he will find numerous facts relative to those establishments, which cannot be controverted by all the artful excuses of the Romish historians. These measures were warudy opposed by the papists, who availed themselves of the influence they still exercised over the ignorant and superstitious minds of the great mass of the people. They excited rebellions in Lincolnshire and other parts of England, which were suppressed with difficulty. The emperor and the pope rejoiced to hear of the commotions, and the latter employed cardinal Pole, a member of the royal family of England, who was now nt open enmity with Heary, to encourage the insurrections. Pole was sent to the Netherlands as legate, that he might be near at hand to the English rebels. He was supplied with a papal manifesto, in which the pope (Paul III.) strongly approved the rebellion, and exhorted the people to attend to the recommendations of Pole; he also had letters to the kings of Scotland and France, and the regent of the Low Countries, admonishing them to further his proceedings. But before the cardinal could arrive at his post, the insurgents were suppressed, and their leaders executed--the Romish historian Saunders styles them martyrst After residing some months in the Netherlands, Polo found he could hope for little success from the limited correspondence he was enabled to more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667476
  • 9781236667472