Notice of Windsor in Olden Times by John StoughtonNotice of Windsor in Olden Times by John Stoughton

Notice of Windsor in Olden Times

byJohn Stoughton

Paperback | May 17, 2012

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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. 1844 Excerpt: ...to execrate the fiendish spirit of persecution, and sympathise with the sufferers for conscience sake. It was in the year 1544, that Robert Testwood was added to the choir of the Royal Chapel; he was a man who, in addition to his musical talents, seems to have possessed no small share of vivacity and wit. His professional qualifications, and his conversational powers appear to have recommended him to the high favour of the dean and canons, at whose tables he was often entertained. But circumstances soon occurred which brought Testwood into no small trouble. He had imbibed some of the principles of the Lutheran Reformation, at that time deemed by the heads of the church in England extremely heretical; and in Holinshed. the course of his conversation with the clergy, he ventured to express his views. Having declared his opinion in favour of the ecclesiastical supremacy of the king, just before it was established by act of parliament, and while the authority of Rome was still deemed paramount by the canons of Windsor, he exposed himself to the censure of the church, if not something worse; but before they could complain of him to the dean, who happened then to be absent, the act of supremacy was passed; and when they thought to bring Testwood into difficulty, to their no small surprise, the dean announced to them the decision of parliament, and commanded that the Pope's pardons, which hung about the chapel, should be brought to him into the chapter, when he threw them into the fire and burnt them before their faces1 "Whereat," says honest John Fox, "the canons were all stricken in a dump." But Testwood did not always thus escape; nor were his offences in the eyes of the clergy always so trivial. Windsor was at that time the resort of pilgri...
Title:Notice of Windsor in Olden TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217025447

ISBN - 13:9780217025447

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