A Key to the Knowledge and Use of the Holy Bible

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Henry Blunt

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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.1882 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II W)t ffinglisl) IRtformation A.d. 1509--1558 ENGLAND had not been exempt from a share of the degeneracy in morals and re-State of Eng. ligion which had fallen upon the nations land at thjr§e-of Europe during the Course of the fif-sixteenth teenth century. The long and bloody civil century. strife known as the Wars of the Roses had left behind it an evil inheritance of lawlessness and ungodliness infecting both clergy and laity; and there were clearly influences at work which impaired the efficiency of the Church in grappling with the evils around and within her fold. Added to this, the feeling of national indepen-dence which had shown itself in many enactments, was gathering strength during the settled peace that suc-ceeded the accession of Henry VII., and was only awaiting a fitting opportunity to shake off the uncon-stitutional bondage to a foreign power which pressed more and more heavily as time went on: whilst the despotic character of the Tudor sovereigns made them particularly sensitive to any interference with their prerogative. § i. Cardinal Wolseys Schemes for Reformation. The first effective beginnings of the Reformation of the English Church may be traced to the wisdom and energy of Cardinal Wolsey, at once a great ecclesiastic and a great statesman, who was taken into the favour and confidence of Henry VIII. very early in that monarch's reign. He was appointed Archbishop of Position and York KX; and Lord Chancellor in character of the following year, and occupied a position Wolsey. nearly equivalent to that of our Prime Minister three months after the Pope had raised him to the dignity of Cardinal. Wolsey's learning, eloquence, and ability gave him great influence with the young King, who,--with other public men of the day t...

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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.1882 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II W)t ffinglisl) IRtformation A.d. 1509--1558 ENGLAND had not been exempt from a share of the degeneracy in morals and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021766363X

ISBN - 13:9780217663632

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