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TO THE

THIRD VOLUME.

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 originally 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.

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CHAPTER IV.

1548.-Proceedings in Parliament .................. 393

1549.–Attainder and execution of Lord Seymour .... 410

Unpopularity of the Protector .............. 421

Prosecution for heresy .................... 424

A royal visitation .........

................... 428

The Lady Mary refuses to use the English Liturgy 433

Uneasiness of the peasantry ......

.......... 434

The western insurrection i................. 439

Kett's insurrection ........................ 447

A national fast proclaimed .................. 452

Abp. Cranmer's answer to the articles of the rebels 453

Deprivation of Bishop Boner................ 466

Disgrace and imprisonment of the Protector.... 479

CHAPTER V.

1549.-Translation of the council from Trent to Bologna 488

The Interim........... ............ 492

Learned foreigners entertained by Cranmer .... 498

Ratramn published with the royal privilege ....

Disputations in the two Universities .......... 501

Proceedings in Parliament .................. 516

The English ordinal ......

520

Death of Paul III., and election of Julius III. •. 536

1550.-Somerset released and pardoned ............ 538

Joan Bocher and George Van Parr ......... 542

Bishop Ridley translated to London .......... 547

Farther proceedings against Bishop Gardiner .. 551

Hooper .................... ............ 558

Removal of altars ........................ 569

- Controversy between Cranmer and Gardiner.... 577

CHAPTER VI.

1551.—Determination to review the Book of Common

Prayer ... D ........................ 59%

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