A History Of England Principally In The Seventeenth Century Volume 1 by Leopold Von Ranke

A History Of England Principally In The Seventeenth Century Volume 1

byLeopold Von Ranke

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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.1875 Excerpt: ... i CHAPTER I. JAMES VI OF SCOTLAND; HIS ACCESSION TO THE THRONE OF ENGLAND. Origin of fresh dissension in the Church. OUR eyes again turn to the man to whom the last great religious and political change in Scotland is mainly due--John Knox. We find him, propped on his staff and supported on the other side by a helping arm, stepping homewards from the church where he had once more performed a religious service: the multitude of the faithful lined the road, and greeted him with reverence. He could no longer walk alone, or raise his voice as before; it was only in a more confined space that he used still to gather a little congregation round him,. to whom on appointed days and at fixed hours he proclaimed the teaching of the Gospel with unabated fire. He lived to hear of the wildest outbursts of the struggle on the continent, and to pronounce his curse on the King of France, who had taken part in the massacre of St. Bartholomew; but, in one respect, he was more fortunate than Luther, who in his last days was threatened with mischief from hostile elements about him which he could not control; for around John Knox all was peace. He thanked God for having granted him grace, that by his means the Gospel was preached throughout Scotland in its simplicity and truth: he now desired nothing more than to depart out of this miserable life; and thus, without pain, in November 1572, after bearing the burden and heat of the day, he fell asleep. With him and his contemporaries the second generation of' the reformers came to an end. They had fought out the battle against the papacy, and had established the foundations of a divergent system: now however a third generation arose, which had to encounter violent storms within the pale of the new confession itself. In Scotland the...

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Title:A History Of England Principally In The Seventeenth Century Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217160271

ISBN - 13:9780217160278

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