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THE

HISTORY

OF

THE REFORMATION

OF THE

Church of England ;

BY

HENRY SO AMES, M.A.

RECTOR OF SIIELLEY, IN Essex.

REIGNS OF THE QUEENS

MARY AND ELIZABETH.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR C. & J. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.

Bu 1700.51

1873, March 22.

Bequest of

arres talkie, 8.9., L.L.I.

(12.2.11/4.) Previderit of Harv: Erinn.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY R. GILBERT,

St. Joux's-SQUARE.

UNISITY
LIBRARY

7694 3.4457

PREFACE

TO THE

FOURTH VOLUME.

The earliest historian of the English Reformation appears to have been Foxe. The venerable martyrologist, however, has rather presented us with a series of valuable documents and important statements, than with a continuous narrative. Within a few years after the appearance of his work, Sanders, a plotting English Romanist, published a copious treatise in defence of the papal supremacy', containing numerous aspersions upon those who had aided in emancipating England from that usurpation. These misrepresentations were promptly exposed by Ackworth and Clerko, under the pa

• De Visibili Monarchia Ecclesiæ.

o De Vis. Mon. contra Nic. Sanderi Mon. #pokeyoueve." G. Acwortho authore.

· Fidelis Servi Subdito Infideli Responsio.

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