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A PETITION, in the name of the whole convocation, for the restitution of

archbishop Grindal—The model and method of prophesyings—The inconveniences of prophesyings detected or suspected— The most remarkable letter of archbishop Grindal, in defence of prophecies and church-jurisdiction-Lambeth-house, Grindal's guilt-The death of Cope and Bullock. Popish locusts swarm into England-Necessary severity of the parliament against them-Many against money-mulcts for conscience. Others conceive the proportion of the fine unconscionable-Arguments pro and con, whether Jesuits are to be put to death-The execution of this law moderated. Worst of offenders escape best—The acts of a silent convocation. Query, on whom the law was first hanselled — The death of bishop Berkeley—A meeting of the presbyterians at Cockfield. Another at Cambridge. The activity of the presbyterians—Beza's letter to Travers in the behalf of Geneva -Geneva’s suit was coldly resented—Why the rigorous pressing of subscription was now remitted. Pages 3—29.

SECTION V.

A.D. 1582,

1583. 25 AND 26 ELIZABETH. A form of discipline considered of by the brethren in a solemn synod, with

the several decrees thereof-Several observations on these decrees-A blasphemous heretic reclaimed. · The character of Mr. Henry SmithThe death of Richard Bristow. The death of Nicholas Harpsfield. The death of Gregory Martin-Letter-history best history. Objection against letters' want of date, answered—The petition of the Kentish ministers—The archbishop's letter in answer thereof—The character of Mr. Beal, who brought the bills-Archbishop Whitgift's letter, complaining of Beal's insolent carriage towards him—The privy counsellors' letter to the archbishop in favour of the nonconformists—The archbishop's answer to the privy counsellors' letter-The archbishop's gratulatory letter to Sir Christopher Hatton-The treasurer's letter to the archbishop, for some indulgence to the ministers—The return of the archbishop of Canterbury to the lord treasurer's letter—The lord treasurer's smart letter to the archbishop—The archbishop's calm letter to the half-angry treasurer -Sir Francis Walsingham a good friend to nonconformists. His letter to the archbishop in favour of

nonconformists—The archbishop's answer to secretary Walsingham's letter--A transition to other matter. Good Grindal's death. A plea for Grindal's poverty. Pages 30—60.

SECTION VI.

A. D. 1583-1587. 26 TO 30 ELIZABETH. Warning to sabbath-breakers—Robert Brown first appears-Brown's

opinions. Extraordinary favour indulged unto him. The author's observation on him. The occasion of his late death. Two Brownists executed-Whitgift succeedeth Grindal-Death of Sanders-Lewes burned at Norwich-Popish libels. The queen's eminent mercyTwo fruitless conferences. Subscription severely pressed–The Rhemish translation comes forth. Cartwright invited to answer it. Whitgift stoppeth his book. Dr. Fulke first effected it. A promise never perforined. Confidence of many at last deceived—The death of George Etheredge—Mr. Rogers writeth on our articles—Three great corporations now on foot together-The archbishop, afraid of alteration in church-discipline, writes to the queen-Her majesty will alter nothing material to church-government. Parliament dissolved—John Hilton in convocation abjureth his heretical opinions. Penance imposed upon him--Exchange of important letters betwixt the earl of Leicester and the archbishop-Seminaries enlarged and transportedThe earl of Leicester sent as commander into the Low Countries—The liturgy supported by its opposers-Accusations not to be believed in full latitude-The death of John Feckenham. His courtesy to protestants; made abbot of Westminster. Queen Elizabeth sendeth for him, and proffers him preferment; kindly used in restraint-A recruit of English Benedictines made after Feckenham's death-English papists, why they fell off from the queen of Scots unto the king of Spain, pretending a title to the crown of England—An act without precedent. Good reason why the nonconformists were quiet-The death of Mary queen of Scotland. Her poetry. Her body removed to Westminster-A design propounded, and blasted by the queenConformity to the height-The high-commission court. A memorable story in Geneva-First grievance complained of in tendering the oath. The second, third, and fourth grievance-Four ranks of refusers of this oath. The first rank, the second, third, and the last rank-Nonconformists persecuted in the star-chamber—The death of Mr. Fox, and of Dr. Humphrey—The first protestant hospital. Beautiful buildings begin in England. Nonconformists stir. Pages 61-92.

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A sixteenfold petition presented by the commons to the lords in parliament

-The archbishop's plea for non-residents. The lord Grey's rejoinder. The lord treasurer's moderation. Others interpret. The lord Grey (query, whether of Wilton, or, what most probable, of Ruthyn, afterwards earl of Kent) replied - The bishops providently petition the quoen-The death of bishop Barnes, and of Bernard Gilpin ; hardly

THE

CHURCH HISTORY OF BRITAIN,

FROM

THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST

UNTIL

THE YEAR MDCXLVIII.

ENDEAVOURED

BY THOMAS FULLER, D.D.,

PREBENDARY OF SARUM, &c. &c.

AUTHOR OF THE WORTHIES OF ENGLAND," “ THE HOLY STATE,” “THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY WAR,” “ PISGAH SIGHT OF PALESTINE,”

“ ABEL REDIVIVUS,” &c. &c.

A NEW EDITION.

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