Memoirs of the Reformers, British and Foreign

Memoirs of the Reformers, British and Foreign

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...he afterwards published with a dedication to Cranmer as Archbishop. Seckundorf, Hist. Lutheran. L. 3. p. 41. The friendship between the two divines was cemented by the niece of Osiander, who gave her hand to Cranmer; he did not however take her over with him, when he returned from his embassy, but sent for her in 1534. The Romanists, who from their enmity against him, have represented him as a man who acted a part throughout with a view to preferment, have not failed to observe that he was incapable of a bishopric on account of his second nuptials; but his defenders have replied, that the Apostle in the scripture to which they refer (1 Tim. ii. 3.) only forbids the bigamy, and even polygamy, which was too common among the Jews. While Cranmer was negociating in Germany, other agents were employed to the same effect in France aud Italy; and when Henry had obtained favourable decisions not only from the two Universities in his own dominions, but from those of Bologna, Padua, Ferrara, Paris, and other foreign seminaries, he laid them before his parliament, together with opinions obtained from leading individuals, and the books that had been composed on the subject by the supporters of his cause. There were twelve seals of universities shown, and a hundred books produced. On the display of this formidable host of authorities, the Chancellor desired the members to report in their respective counties, that they clearly saw the King had not attempted this matter of his mere will and pleasure, but for the discharge of his conscience, and the security of the succession to the crown. On the decease of Archbishop Warham, August 23, 1532, the King resolved to advance Cranmer to the vacant see of Canterbury, and sent him word to expedite his return, without...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661710X
  • 9781236617101