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In again appearing before the public, the Author has gratefully to acknowledge the very favourable reception which his former volumes have experienced. He has, in consequence, determined upon undertaking to carry on his history until the completion of the English Reformation, at the commencement of Queen Elizabeth's reign. In another volume this design may be accomplished.
Some apology, perhaps, is due for the unusual bulk of the present volume. This has arisen from anxiety to place before the reader full information upon the important matters which occupied public attention under Edward VI. Of all the theological questions agitated in that monarch's reign, transubstantiation is the most conspicuous. It was ori
ginally intended, accordingly, to place a brief historical account of that doctrine at the beginning of a chapter. But the subject was found incapable of such compression, and, therefore, a separate division of the work was devoted to it. As the facts detailed in this are interesting, and yet many of them are not easy of access to the generality of readers, it is hoped that the insertion of this digressive chapter may not prove unacceptable.
The prelates renew their licenses
Disgrace of the Lord Chancellor
Bishop Gardiner's defence of images and lustral
Images removed from one of the London churches 36
Correspondence between Gardiner and the Pro-
The Paraphrase of Erasmus circulated by authority
Protestant works published by individuals......
Ancient opinions respecting the sacramental presence
Progress and establishment of a belief in transubstantiation 136
The Eucharist represented as a propitiatory sacrifice .... 146
Zuingle's attacks upon transubstantiation
The Anglo-Saxon homily .....
Anglo-Saxon epistles against transubstantiation
The Marquess of Northampton's divorce...... 219
Some Romish ceremonies forbidden
Order of Council for removing images from
Proclamation for the observance of Lent
The preaching of Bishop Latimer...
Plunder and profanation of churches......
Unsound opinions repressed ...
Sermon and imprisonment of Bp. Gardiner
Archbishop Cranmer's visitation...
The liturgical committee