Modern British Martyrology; Commencing with the Reformation, A.D. 1535, 26th Henry VIII. to A.D. 1684, 24th Charles II.

Modern British Martyrology; Commencing with the Reformation, A.D. 1535, 26th Henry VIII. to A.D. 1684, 24th Charles II.

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... ten or twelve ears. y 2dly. If the pope should invade the realm, whether they would take part with him or with the queen? (idly. Whether they did take the queen to be supreme governess of the church of England? 4thly. Whether they were priests or no? To these questions they both returned the same answers in substance, viz. to the first, that they were brought up from their infancy, in the catholic faith, and were never at the protestant church. To the second, that when such a case shall happen, which is not likely, they will answer it. To the third, that the pope is supreme head upon earth of the catholic church throughout the world. To the fourth they answered as before, that they were catholics, and further they thought themselves not bound to answer. Nevertheless, upon this last article they were immediately/arraigned, it being the time of the summer assizes, before judge Glandvil; and an indictment was drawn up against them, that they were seminary priests, and consequently traitors: and though their being priests wasneither proved nor confessed, nor any witnesses produced to avouch it, the judge directed the jury to find them guilty; which the did: though, as it seems, with great repugnance of conscience, perfect y calm elled to it by the sharp words of the judge, who was very positive in the matter, . and told them, they must needs brin in their verdict so. Soon after, the judge gave sentence of death, acco ing to the usual form as in cases of high treason: which the servants of God joyfully heard, giving God thanks for so great a favour, and pardoning their persecutors. But both beforeand after their condemnation, they were attacked by some protestant preachers upon the articles of their religion, whom they so confuted more

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