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FROM THE ACCESSION OF HENRY VII. TO THE TROUBLES
IN SCOTLAND, 1637.

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ADOLPHUS RICHTER & CO. 30, SOHO SQUARE;
T. CLARK, ED INBURGH; AND MILLIKIN AND SON, DUBLIN.

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PRINted by J. AND c. ADLARD, BARTHoloMEw close.

CONTENTS OF WOL. I.

CHAPTER I.

History of England to the beginning of the Reign of Queen
Elizabeth. 1528–1558.

EARLY History. Henry VII.-His character. Henry VIII. Empson
and Dudley—Their trial and condemnation. Henry's marriage
with Catharine of Arragon—His magnificence. Cardinal Wolsey—
His rapid rise—His great influence and grandeur. War with France.
Henry's treatise against Luther—His scruples respecting his mar-
riage—Proposes a divorce, to which the Pope declines to assent.—
Disgrace of Cardinal Wolsey—He is pardoned by the King, but the
charge of treason being renewed, he dies of grief. Further pro-
ceedings in the divorce—Henry applies for the opinion of the Uni-
versities, most of which declare his marriage to be invalid—He
marries Ann Boleyn before the sentence of divorce is pronounced—
Proceedings at Rome—Henry excommunicated by the Pope. The
Reformation—Proceedings against the Reformers. Henry breaks
with Rome—He is declared Supreme Head of the Church. Progress
of the Reformation. Queen Ann Boleyn. Archbishop Cranmer.
Thomas Cromwell. The Duke of Norfolk. Bishop Gardiner and
Cardinal Pole. Fisher, bishop of Rochester, and Sir Thomas More
are executed. The visitation of the Monasteries; many abuses
brought to light. The Monasteries dissolved—Their possessions
given to the crown. The tomb of Thomas à Becket. Destruction
of Churches and works of art, books, and MSS. The inconsiderate
profusion of the King. Accusation of Queen Ann Boleyn—Her
execution. Henry marries Jane Seymour. Increasing influence of

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