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OR

THE CHURCH, COURT, AND PARLIAMENT

OF ENGLAND,

DURING THE REIGNS OF

EDWARD VI. AND QUEEN ELIZABETH.

BY

SA M U EL HOPKINS.

« The Liberties of our House it behooveth us to leave to our Posterities in the same

freedom we have received them."

Committee of the Puritan Commons to the Lords, 1575-6.

IN

THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

BOSTON:
GO U L D A N D L IN CO LN,

59 WASHINGTON

STREET.

NEW YORK: SHELDON AND COMPANY.

CINCINNATI : GEORGE S. BLANCHARD.

1861.

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in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

University Press, Cambridge :

Electrotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co.

PREFATORY NOT E.

In the course of the following pages I have cited several authorities not mentioned in the catalogue prefixed to my first volume. When I have first had occasion to notice any one of these, I have — without exception, I think — identified the edition in a note.

I have occasionally referred to “Waddington's Papers" and to “ Waddington's MS." By the former I designate certain papers with which I was furnished by the politeness of Rev. Dr. Waddington, Pastor of the Pilgrim Church in Southwark, England, while on his late mission to this country. One of these papers — a letter written in April, 1593 - I consider of great value; and I think I have shown it to be such.

By “ Waddington's MS.” I designate a work, yet unpublished, written by the same gentleman, and entitled “The Hidden Church." This manuscript is in the hands of 6. The Congregational Board of Publication, and has been generously lent to me by their Publishing Committee, who have allowed me to use it at discretion. I have rarely quoted from it, but have often referred to it. In either case, I could not, of course, specify the pages which I cite, as I certainly should have done, were it already published. Some of “ Waddington's Papers” are contained in his man

uscript volume. But as I was previously furnished with them by Dr. Waddington himself, I have used them independently of the favor of " The Publishing Committee.”

66 The Hidden Church” is a history of the early struggles of ecclesiastical Independency, from its development under the reign of Queen Mary to its establishment on the shores of New England. It is a work of much interest, and the delay of its publication is to be regretted.

In prosecuting the task which I now conclude, I have found it necessary to procure from England a few volumes

rare and of old date - which were essential to my purpose. A few others have been furnished to me from the libraries of private gentlemen. With these exceptions, I have depended upon generous and protracted loans - most freely granted — from the libraries of Harvard College, the Boston Athenæum, Brown University, the University of Vermont, Amherst College, Yale College, and the Berkeley Divinity School in Middletown, Connecticut.

The unfailing courtesy which I have received from these sources during the five years of my labor, I most gratefully acknowledge.

S. H.

NORTHAMPTON (Mass.), April, 1861.

CONTENTS.

WALSINGHAM'S EXTENSIVE ESPIONAGE. -- FACTIONS AMONG THE ROMAN-
ISTS. - PLOT OF SAVAGE, HODGESON, AND GIFFORD. 6 FATHER PER-
SONS'S GREEN COAT," OR “ LEICESTER'S COMMONWEALTH." THE
PRIEST BALLARD AND MAUD THE SPY. - HENRY III., UPON COMPLAINT
OF ELIZABETH, COMMITS THOMAS MORGAN TO THE BASTILE, THE
PRIEST POLEY AND MORGAN IN PARIS. - POLEY IN THE FAMILY OF

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