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George Lily

(d. 1559)

Domestic chaplain to Cardinal Pole, canon of Canterbury (DNB)

Henrician act of attainder against him reversed in Parliament in 1555 (1570, p. 1654; 1576, p. 1411; 1583, p. 1481).

Also referred to as 'Lilly'.

 
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Richard Pate

or Pates (d. 1565)

Bishop of Worcester (1554–59) (DNB)

Henrician act of attainder against him reversed in Parliament in 1555 (1570, p. 1654; 1576, p. 1411; 1583, p. 1481).

One of John Rogers's examiners on 22 January 1555 (1563, pp. 1023-26; 1570, pp. 1657-59; 1576, pp. 1414-15; 1583, pp. 1484-86).

1505 [1481]

Queene Mary. Prayers made for Queene Maryes childe.

MarginaliaAnno 1554. Iannary. the bountifulnesse of thy mercy, and together with vs, praise and blesse both thee and thy holy name, world withouten ende. This (Oh Lord) we desire thee, we beseeche, thee, and most hartily craue of thee. Heare vs oh Lord, and graunt vs our petition: Let not the enemies of thy faith, and of thy Church say: Where is theyr God?

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¶ A solemne prayer made for king Phillip and Queene Maries childe, that it may be a male chylde, welfauoured and wittie, &c. 
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The second prayer (1563, pp. 1015-16; 1570, pp. 1653-54; 1576, pp. 1410-11; 1583, p. 1481) seems also to have been officially inspired, although there is no sign that it was printed.

MarginaliaA deuout prayer made by the Catholickes for Q Mary being great & quicke with childe. O Most mighty Lord God, which regardest the prayer of the humble, and despisest not their request, bowe downe from thine high habitation of the heauens, the eies of thy mercy, vnto vs wretched sinners, bowing þe knees of our hartes, and with many and deepe sighes bewayling oure sinnes & offences, humbly with eyes intent, & hands displayed, praying & beseeching thee, with the shield of thy protection, to defend Mary thy seruant, and our Queene, who hath none other helper but thee, and whom through thy grace thou hast willed to be conceiued with chyld: and at the time of her trauaile graciously with the helpe of thy right hand deliuer her, and from all danger with the child in her conceiued, mecifully preserue.

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It hath seemed good in thy sight mercifull Father, by thy seruaunt Mary, to worke these wōders, that is to say: in her hands to vanquish and ouerthrow the stout enemy & to deliuer vs thy people out of the hands of Marginalia* The Papistes call the Protestantes hereticks and enemies to the crosse of Christ, euen as Achab called Elias the disturber of sraell, when he was onely the disturber himselfe.* heretikes, Infidels, enemies to thee, and to the crosse of thy beloued sonne Iesus Christ, that of thy seruaunt thou mightest speake in farre countreys. Therefore for these wonderfull workes which thou doest to thy seruaunts, thou art magnified Lord God for euer, and we thy people blesse thee the God of heauen, which hast wrought vpon vs this great mercy, and hast excluded from vs the heretike, the enemy of truth, the persecuter of thy church. We know, we know that we haue grieuously (Lord) sinned, that we haue bene deceiued by vanitie, and that we haue forsaken thee our God. Our iniquities be multiplied on our head, and our sinnes be increased vp to heauen, and we our selues haue offended, and our princes & our priests for these our sinnes haue deserued an hypocrite to our prince, our sinnes haue deserued a Tyrant to our Gouernour, that should bryng our lyfe to bitternes. We be not worthy to haue so gentle and mercifull a Queene, so godly a ruler, & finally so vertuous a prince: at the very beginning of whose raigne, a new light as it were of Gods religion, seemed to vs for to spring & rise. The Iews did blesse MarginaliaQ. Mary compared of the Papistes to Q. Iudith.þe widow Iudith with one voice, saying: Thou art the glory of Ierusalem, thou art the ioy of Israell, thou art the honor of our people, for that thou hast loued chastity, and thou shalt be blessed for euer.

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And we the English people with one agreeable consent do cry: Thou Mary art the glory of England, our ioy, the honour of thy people, for that thou hast embraced chastitie: thine heart is strengthened, for the hand of our Lord hath comforted thee, and therfore thou shalt be blessed for euer. MarginaliaMarke how forgetting his prayer, he falleth to the praysing of Q. Mary. But bow downe, O most mercifull Father, thine eare, and open thine eyes, and behold our affliction, and our humble confession. Thou knowest Lord, that against Phillip, not by humane, but by thy ordinaunce our king, and against thy seruaunt Mary by thy prouidence our Queene, the restorers and maintainers of thy Testament & of the faith & most constāt defenders of thy church? thou knowest I say, that against these our two gouernors (the enimies of thy holy Marginalia* The Testamēt setteth vp onely the glory of Christ.* Testament, & of the Church thy spouse) be most ranke Rebels and spitefull murmurers, walking after their lustes, whose mouth speaketh wordes of pride, to the end they may set vp the kingdome of heretikes and schismatikes. By the power of their handes they would Marginalia* If the chaunging of Gods promises, destroying his inheritance, stopping the mouthes of Gods people, if contentions, warres, and schismes, be tokens of heretickes, who so great heretickes as the papists be?* chaunge thy promises, and destroy thine inheritaunce, and stop and shut vp the mouthes of them þt praise thee, and extinguish the glory of thy catholike Church and aultar.

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It is manifest and plaine, how many contentiōs how many conspiracies and seditions, how great wars, what tumults, how many, & how great troublesome vexations, how many heresies & schismes (for these be the most ready deuises, and euident tokens of heretickes) for our sinnes do hang ouer vs, if thy seruant be taken from this life: for we acknowledge that our Lord is omnipotent, who hath pitched his dwellyng place in the midst of his people, to þe intent to deliuer vs out of þe hands of our enemies. Turne therfore thy countenance vnto vs, shew vnto vs, O Lord, thy face. Punish vs for our sinnes according to thy will & pleasure, onely now deliuer vs. We bowing the knees of our hart, beseech thee that thou wilt not reserue vnto vs punishment for euer, & we shall prayse thee, all the days of our life. Heare our cry, and the praier of thy people, & open

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to them the treasure of thy mercy, thy gracious fauour, the spring of liuely water. Thou that hast begon, make in the hand of the seruaunt a perfect worke. Suffer not, we pray thee, the Marginalia* Cry vp lowder you Priests peraduenture your God is a sleepe.* faythlesse rebels to say of thy seruaunt and her Counsellours, that they haue deuised matters which they cannot performe. And graunt vnto thy seruant an happy and an easie trauail. For it is not impossible to thy power, nor indecent to thy iustice, nor vnwoonted to thy mercy.

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It is well knowen vnto vs, how maruelously thou diddest worke in MarginaliaThe Lord gaue a promise to Sara and Elizabeth: so did he not to Q Mary.Sara of the age of xc. yeares, and in Elizabeth the barren, and also far striken in age: for thy counsel is not in the power of men. Thou Lord that art þe searcher of harts & thoughts, thou knowest that thy seruāt neuer lusted after man, neuer gaue her selfe to wanton cōpany, nor made her selfe pertaker wt them that walk in lightnes: but she consented to take an husband with thy feare, & not with her lust. Thou knowest that thy seruaunt tooke an husband, not for carnal pleasure, but only for the desire & loue of posteritie, wherein thy name might be blessed for euer and euer. Geue therfore vnto thy seruaunts, Phillip our king, and Mary our Queene, a male issue, which may sit in the seat of thy kingdome. Geue vnto our Queene thy seruant, a little infant in fashion and body, comely & beautifull, in pregnant wit notable and excellent.

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Graunt the same to be in obedience like Marginalia* It is not best such one to be graunted vnto you for being lyke Abraham, Ioseph, Moses and Saloman he may chaūce to smel out your corrupt doctrine, and to detest your bloudy tyranny. &c.* Abraham, in hospitalitie like Loth, in chastitie and brotherly loue, lyke Ioseph, in meekenes & myldnes like Moses, in strength & valiantnes like Sampson. Let him be found faythful as Dauid after thy hart. Let him be wise as among kings as the most wise Salomon. Let him be like Iob, a simple and an vpright man, fearing God & eschewyng euill. Let hym finally be garnished with the comelynes of all vertuous cōditions, and in the same let him waxe old and lyue, that he may see his childrens children to the third & fourth generation. And geue vnto our soueraigne Lord and Lady, K. Phillip and Queene Mary, thy blessing and long life vpō earth. And graunt that of thē may come kings & Queenes which may stedfastly continue in faith, loue, and holynesse. And blessed be their seed of our God, that all nations may know, thou art only God in all the earth, which art blessed for euer and euer, Amen.

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¶ Another prayer for Queene Mary, and her conceiued chyld. 
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The third prayer (1563, pp. 1016-17; 1570, p. 1654; 1576, p. 1411; 1583, p. 1481) is stated (only in 1563) to be by Thomas Smith; presumably Sir Thomas Smith. The note identifying Smith as the author of this prayer may well have been removed at Smith's request.

MarginaliaAn other prayer for the same. O Almighty father, which diddest sanctifie the blessed Virgine and mother of Mary in her conception, and in the byrth of Christ our sauiour (thy onely sonne:) also by thy omnipotent power didst safely deliuer the prophet Ionas out of the Whales belly: Defend O Lord, we beseech thee, thy seruaunt Mary our Queene, with child conceyued, and so visite her in and with thy godly gift of health, that not onely the child thy creature within her conteined, may ioyfully come from her into this worlde, and receyue the blessed Sacraments of Baptisme and Confirmation, enioying therwith dayly encrease of all princely and gracious gifts both of body & soule, but that also she, the mother, thorowe thy speciall grace and mercy, may in tyme of her trauaile auoyde all excessiue dolour and payne, and abide perfect and sure from all perill and danger of death, with long and prosperous life, thorough Christ our Lord, Amen.

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Once again, Foxe added material to the 1570 edition from his chronicle source(s), this time concerning events in January 1555. Some of these events, such as the dissolution of parliament or the revival of the statutes for punishing heresy, were mentioned with less detail in the first edition (in 1563, pp. 1022 and 1019-20 respectively).

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It followeth now further in processe of the story, that vpon the Tuesday, being MarginaliaIanuary. 10.the x. of Ianuary, xix. of the lower house of the Parliament, with the Speaker, came to the White Hall to the kyng, and there offred him the gouernment of the realme, and of the Issue, if the Queene should faile, which was confirmed by act of Parliament, within ten dayes after.

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MarginaliaIanuary. 26.Vpon Wednesday folowing, beyng the xxvi. of Ianuary, the Parliament was cleane dissolued. In this Parliament, among other things, MarginaliaThe Popes supremacye established by Parlament. Matters cōcluded in the Parlament.the bishop of Rome was established, and all such lawes as were made against hym since the xx. yeare of K. Henry the 8. were repealed, & also cardinall Poole, bish. Pates, Lilly & other were restored to their bloud. Also there was an acte made for speakyng of words: that whosoeuer should speake any thyng agaynst the king or Queene, or that might mooue any sedicion or rebellion, at the first tyme to haue one of his eares cut of, or to forfeit an C. markes: and at the second tyme to haue both his eares cut off, or els to forfeit an C. pounds, & who so euer should write, cipher, or print any of the premisses, to haue their right hand cut off.

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MarginaliaThree statutes agaynst heretickes reuiued.Also in this Parliament, three statutes were reuiued for triall of heresie: one made in the fift yere of Richard the 2. an other in the 2. yeare of Henry the 4. and the third, in the 2. yeare of Henry the 5. Also the doyng of M. Rose and the other that were with him, was communed of in this Parliament, and vpon that occasion an acte was made,

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