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REFORMATION OF ENGLAND:

IN TWO PARTS.

THE WHOLE COLLECTED

CHIEFLY FROM ACTS OF PARLIAMENT

AND

PROTESTANT HISTORIANS.

BY CONSTANTIUS ARCHÆOPHILUS.
Father Hatton O.P.

66 Tho' Truth and Falsehood seem like twins allylle

There's eldership on Truth's delightful side.
"Twere wrong to sleep, or headlong run astray;
It is not wand'ring, to inquire the way.

London:
Printed and published by

KEATING AND BROWN,
38, Duke-street, Grosvenor-square, and 63, Pater-noster-rov.

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CONTENTS.

PART I.

upon it

8

§ 3. Cromwell advanced to the dignity of the King's Vicar-General in

Spirituals. • Mr. Salmon's mistakes caused by his implicit faith in Bp.

Burnet. King Henry discovers the cruelty of his temper.. Puts to

death the old Catholics and the new Gospellers promiscuously. And

why.. Abstract of his six famous Articles' of Religion • Mr. Fuller's

character of King Henry VIII.

11

§ 4. A short view

of some of the most remarkable Acts of Parliament,

upon which the King's Supremacy was established

- 15

§ 5. Å recapitulation of K. Henry's Spiritual Powers and Prerogatives

Refectious upon them.. Bp. Bramhall's Objections answered

19

§ 6. K. Richard the Second's famous Statute of Præmunire.. Remarks

22

EDWARD VI.

$7. K. Edward VI. sueceeds his Father. . His minority is abused, to

the prejudice of the Church, and his Conscience is unserviceably di-

rected .. Dr. Heylin's Character of K. Edward's Parliament.Mr.

Collier admits the truth of it.. The Doctor dates the commencement

of the Reformation from the beginning of this reign..Mr. Fuller's

whimsical account of the rise and progress of Nonconformity, or

Puritanism

29

§ 8. Some account of the Dissolution of the Bishopric of Durham 33

QUEEN MARY.

§ 9. Queen Mary disclaims the Supremacy, and reconciles the nation

to the See of Rome, by its Representatives in Parliament. Cardinal

Pole, in quality of the Pope's Legate, absolves them from all Ecclesi:

astical Censures

35

§ 10. Queen Mary displaces the Edwardian Intruders, and restores the

Catholic Bishops to their respective Sees. • A short Character of King

Edward's Bishops.. The Dissolution Act of the Bishopric of Durham

is repealed.. The Preamble to that Act

37

$11. Animadversions on the supposititious Martyrs of this reign. . They

suffered not on account of Religion only: witness their treasonable

Prayers and scditious Books

41

$ 12. A specimen of the spirit of Mr. Strype's imprisoned Saints 44

13. The deplorable Catastrophe of Repingdon Abbey Church. How

and by whom the Abbey Lands were secured to their respective Gran-

tees or Purchasers.

45

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Appendix to the First Part.

No.

1. Part of Pope Clement VII.'s Letter to K. Henry VIII....

73

2. A dissuasive Harangue of a Privy Counsellor, favourable to the

Papal Authority

ib.

3. Extract of a Discourse concerning the Royal Supreme Power Eccle-

siastical, which Mr. Collier tells us he found in the Paper Office, &c. 75

4. An Act for the repeal of two several Acts made in the time of K.

Edward VI. touching the Dissolution of the Bishopric of Durham

5. Archbishop. Heath's, Bishop Scot's, and Abbot teckenham's

Speeches against Q. Elizabeth's Supremacy, and the new Liturgy, or

Book of Common Prayer, with some Account of the Speakers

78

6. An Abstract of K. Henry VIII's Injunctions to his Clergy, published

in 1539

106

7. A Taste of the Mala Dogmata

107

8. A short Abridgment of K. Henry's Articles of Religion

109

9. Distich from Mercantius

112

10. Extract of Cardinal Pole's Bull of Dispensation, as far as it relates

to the new Bishoprics, Hospitals, &c. erected by K. Henry VIII. ih,

11. Chanteries and Free Chapels, what?

113

12. Mr. D.'s disingenuous Quotation of the genuine Words of Mr:
Collier

ib.

13. An instance of Stephen Marshall's frantic Zeal for the Good Old

Cause

115

14. Smectymnuus explained

ib.

15. A Copy of K. Ilenry VIII.'s last Will and Testament, as far as it

regards Religious Matters

117

16. K. Henry VIII.'s last Speech to his Parliament, with some short Re-

flections upon it

.... 121

17. Cranmer's Ordination Faculties, extracted out of his Commission

126

18. The Rubric

ib,

19, Bp: Burnet’s Account of the singular Opinions of Cranmer about

Ecclesiastical Functions and Offices

127

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20. Q. Elizabeth's Dispensative Clause, inserted in her Commission for

Parker's Consecration

129

21. Extract from Cardinal Pole's Faculties, quoted by Bp. Bramhall in

his Consecration and Succession of Protestant Bishops justified .... ib.

22. Speed's Account of Bp. Fox's Mausoleum in Winchester Cathedral 130

Transactions of K. Henry VIII. as Supreme Head of the Church.

§ 1. K. Henry VIII. publishes Injunctions to the Clergy, and Articles of

Religion; in both of which he takes upon himself to act in the cha-

racter of a Supreme Ordinary

132

$2. The King takes it into his head to reform the Regulars, and pro-

cures an Act of Parliament to dissolve the lesser Houses.. The Pre.

amble to that Act.. Corrodies explained

134

§ 3. Some previous remarks upon the King's destructive Scheme of a

general Dissolution of all the Monasteries in England

$4. K. Henry absolves the Religious from any farther obligation or

observance of their monastic Vows..Cromwell is appointed his Ma-

jesty's principal Commissary in the grand affair of the general Disso-

lution. The names of some of his Sub-deputies.. Copy of an Instru-

ment or Act of Surrender.. A remarkable Letter from Richard Bella-

sis to Lord Cromwell

141

§ 5. Of the six Bishoprics erected by King Henry VIII... The erection

is confirmed by Cardinal Pole in the Reign of Queen Mary. The

changes at Westminster

146

§ 6. Sir Wm. Dugdale's Account of the Suppression of our English

Monasteries

149

§ 7. K. Henry makes a second irruption into the Patrimony of the

Church. He puts the Bishoprics under Contribution, and procures a

grant of the Chanteries, Free Chapels, &c.

156

§ 8. Mr. Collier's judicious Remarks upon the general Disssolution of

Abbies. · He plainly shews that the Abbies were serviceable to the

Public upon several accounts.• He rescues and defends the Monk's

from the imputation of Ignorance

159

§ 9. The Motives that induced K. Henry VIII. to dissolve the Religi-

ous Houses, &c. are recited and answered

164

§ 10. The Fruits of K. Henry VIII.'s Reformation

180

The Deeds of K. EDWARD VI. as Supreme Head of the Church.

§ 1. K. Edward commences his Reformation with preparatory lujanc-

tions.. What Catholic Bisheps were deprived, &c. during this reign 188

§ 2. Cranmer takes out a Commission io exercise the Jurisdiction and

Authority of an Archbishop during the King's Pleasure.... Collier's

Reflections upon this Transaction; and his Answer to Bp. Burnet's

ridiculous Parallel

185

§ 3. The Edwardian Bishops are prevailed upon by Cranmer's example,

to exchange their Charter of Divine Institution for Letters Patents,

and to become the king's Ecclesiastical Sheriffs. The form of a Bi-

shop's Letters Patents

188,

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