A Sketch of the Reformation by Thomas Bayley FoxA Sketch of the Reformation by Thomas Bayley Fox

A Sketch of the Reformation

byThomas Bayley Fox

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. CHARACTER OF HENRY'S MINISTRY --THE MAID OF KENT --BtSHOP FISHER --SIR THOMAS MORE-- DEATH OF ANNE BOLEYN. 1534 -1336. It has already been hinted that the conduct of Henry VIII., in religious affairs, was shaped by -his violent and capricious passions. At one time he favored the principal doctrines of the Church, and persecuted all who called them in question, while at another he denied the supremacy of the Pope, and compelled his subjects, on pain of death, to do so likewise. This arbitrary course on the part of the king, was the cause of sudden and violent changes in the administration of the government. His ministry was composed of men of both religious parties. Cranmer and Cromwel, formerly a secretary of Wolsey, were disposed to countenance a reform, while Gardiner, bishop of Winchester, a shrewd and wicked man, the Duke of Norfolk, and others in connexion with them, were opposed to the Lutheran heresy. Neither of these parties, however, dared to thwart the will of their sovereign, but yielded servilely to his tyrannical measures. As long as Anne Boleyn retained the affections of her husband, the Protestants, to whose opinion she was inclined, maintained the ascendancy. This fact is visible in the laws which, as before stated, were passed in opposition to Rome. It is also visible in the execution of those laws upon men, whose friends were but lately the agents of a bloody persecution. The monks, who were averse to the late marriage, tried to prevent it by craft and by an appeal to the superstition of the people. They encouraged Elizabeth Barton, a nun in the county of Kent, who had been subject to fits which threw her body into convulsions, to feign revelations and to utter prophecies. Among other predictions, she asserted that if Henry...
Title:A Sketch of the ReformationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217668313

ISBN - 13:9780217668316