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S.18.1827

S. H. 1827

A

REPLY

TO

DR. LINGARD'S VINDICATION

OF HIS

History of England,

AS PAR AS RESPECTS

ARCHBISHOP CRANMER.

BY THE REV. H. J. TODD, M.A. &c.

CHAPLAIN IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY,
AND RECTOR OF SETTRINGTON, COUNTY OF YORK.

“Forasmuch as Archbishop Cranmer was a principal means of the Pope's
expulsion, the Papists did hate him worse than a scorpion, heaping upon him
whatsoever wit sharpened with malice could devise.”

Mason, Vind. of the Church of Eng. 1613, p. 73.

BOD.

INVIC

NUSTI

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR C. AND J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-

YARD, AND WATERLOO-PLACE: J. AND G. TODD; WOL-
STENHOLME; AND BARCLAY, YORK: BELL AND BRAD-
FUTE, EDINBURGH: AND R. MILLIKEN, DUBLIN.

1827.

Printed by R. GILBERT, St. John's-square, London.

INTRODUCTION.

In the spring of the year 1825, I published a Vindication of Archbishop Cranmer against some of the allegations which had been made by the Rev. Dr. Lingard, the Rev. Dr. Milner, and Charles Butler, Esq. The Vindication contended more especially against the labours of the first of these gentlemen; because I considered him to have spoken, in his History of England, with unfairness of the Archbishop, and because in the popular form of National Memoirs the injury to his character was widely spreading Others also thought that certain portions of this history, respecting distinguished facts or persons, were vulnerable ; and therefore opposed the historian. In the winter of last year, Dr. Lin

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