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Pope C?lestinus 4. crowning the Emperour Henricus 6. with his feete.

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CUL copy: gold detail is added to clothing in this illustration also. Some additional detail is added in black ink also; see, for example, the keys in the pope's left hand. WREN copy: this copy has none of the detail of the detail of the CUL copy.

uery day singing for the sayde Monkes soule. MarginaliaWriters in English and Latin without name.To these I could also annexe diuers other writers both English and Latin, without name, which witnes that king Iohn was poysoned, one beginning thus: Here beginneth a booke in the English toung, called brute. &c. 

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This is probably Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 182.

another beginneth: Because this booke is made to tell what time any thing notable &c. 
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I have not been able to identify this work.

The thyrd in English beginneth: The reigne of Britaine that now is called England. &c. 
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Of Latin bookes which haue no name one beginneth thus: Britannia, quæ & Anglia dicitur, a Bruto nomen est fortita &c. 
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This could be any one of anumber of Latin versions of the Brutchronicle.

another hath this beginning: Adam pater generis humani. &c. 
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This is Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R.7.13.

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Besides this king Henry. 2. and king Iohn his sonne, what kinges haue here reigned in Englande since theyr time, vntill the raign of king Henry 8. who although they were prudent princes, & did what they could in prouiding agaynst the proude domination of these Bishoppes were forced at length sore agaynst theyr wils, for feare to subiect themselues together with theyr subiects vnder theyr vsurped authority, is so much as some of them (as Math. Paris. writeth by king Henry þe. 3. MarginaliaH. Henry 3. kissing the knee of the popes Legat) were fayne to stoupe and kisse their Legates knee.

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MarginaliaEx D. Paulo. 2. Thess. 2.¶ The Image of Antichrist, 
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What follows is an exact reprinting of an anonymous work, veryprobably compiled by Foxe himself, entitled A solemne contestation of diverse Popes for the advancing of their supremacy. This work is entirely an oration, put in the mouth of the papacy/Antichrist itself, bragging of its power andits success in corrupting the church and subverting princes. The oration is composedentirely of extracts from canon law codes, papal bulls and letters as well as historiesand chronicles. These are generally accurate, but often taken out of context, as will be seen below.

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exalting himselfe in the Temple of God, aboue all this is named God, 
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This title is quoting 2 Thess. 2:4.

out of his owne Decrees, Decretals, Extrauagantes, Pontificals. &c. word for worde as it is out of the sayde bookes here alleaged and quoted.

Marginalia1. Pope Bonifacius 8. Extrauag. de Maiorit. & obed. c. Vnam.1. FOr as much as it standeth vpon necessity of saluation, for euery humaine creature to be subiect vnto me the Pope of Rome, it shalbe therefore requisite & necessary for all men that will be saued, to learne and know the dignity of my sea, and excellency of my domination, as here is sette forth according to the truth and very words of mine owne lawes, in stile as foloweth. Marginalia2. Distinct. 12. cap. Decretis.2. First my institution began in the olde Testament, and was consummate and finished in the new: in that my priesthood was prefigured by Aaron: And other bishops vnder me were prefigured by þe sonnes of Aarō that were vnder him. Marginalia3. Pope Pelagius Distinct. 21. c. Quamuis.3. Neither is it to be thought that my church of Rome hath bene preferred by any generall Councell, but obteined the primacy onely by the voice of the Gospell, and the mouth of the Sauiour. Marginalia4. Pelagius. Ibidem.4. And hath in it neither spotte nor wrinckle, nor any such like thing. Marginalia5. Pope Nicolaus. Dist. 21. cap. Inferior.5. Wherefore as other seates be all inferiour to me, and as they cannot absolue me: so haue they now power to bind meor to stand against me, no more then the axe hath power to stand or presume aboue hym that heweth with it, or the sawe to presume aboue him that ruleth it. Marginalia6. Pope Lucius. 24. q. 1. ca. 2. Recta.6. Thys is the holy and Apostolicke mother church of all other Churches of Christ. Marginalia7. Pope Calixtus. Dist. 12. cap. Non decet.7. From whose rules it is not meet that any person or persons should decline, but like as the sonne of God came to do the will of his father, so must you do the will of your mother the Church, the head whereof is the Churche of Rome. Marginalia8. Pope Innocentius. 11. cap. Quis.8. And if any other person or persons shall erre from the sayd Church, eyther let them be admonished, or els theyr names taken, to bee knowne who they be that swarue from the customes of Rome. Marginalia9. Pope Stephan Dist. 19. ca. Enimuero.9. Thus then for as much as the holy Church of Rome, whereof I am gouernour is set vp to the whole worlde for a glasse or example, reason would what thing soeuer the sayd Church determineth, or ordeineth, that to be receiued of all men for a generall and a perpetuall rule for euer. Marginalia10. Pope Bonifac. 8. Extrauag. c. vnā sanctam. Item Pope Ioannes. 22. Extrauag. cap. Super gentes.10. Whereupon we see it now verified in this Churche, that was foreprophesied by Ieremy, saying: Beholde I haue set thee vp ouer nations & kyngdomes to plucke vp and to breake downe, to builde and to plant. &c. Marginalia11. Pope Innocent. 3. art. de maior et obe. c. Solitæ.11. Who so vnderstandeth not the prerogatiue of this my Priesthood, let him looke vppe to the firmament, where he may see two great lightes, the Sunne and the Moone: one ruling ouer the day, the other ouer the night. So in the firmament of the vniuersall Church. Marginalia12. Pope Gelasius. Dist. 96. cap. Duo.12. GOD hath set two great dignityes, the authoritye of the Pope, and of the Emperour. Of the which two this our dignity is so much more weightier, as we haue the greater charge to geue accompt to GOD for kinges of the earth, and the lawes of men. Marginalia13. Ibidem.13. Wherefore be it knowne to you Emperours, which know it also right well, that you depend vpon the iudgement of vs: we must not be brought and reduced to your will. Marginalia14. Innocentius De Maior. & obed. c. Solitæ.14. For (as I sayde) looke what difference there is betwixt the Sunne and the Moone, so great is the power of the Pope ruling ouer the daye, that is, ouer the spiritualty, aboue Emperours and Kinges ruling ouer the night, that is, ouer the laity. Marginalia15. Glosa Ibidem.15. Now seeing then the earth is seauen times bigger then the Moone, and the Sonne eight times greater then the earth, it followeth that the Popes dignity 56. tymes doth surmount the estate of Emperours. Marginalia16. Ibidem.16. Vppon consideration whereof, I saye therefore and pronounce that Constantine the Emperour dyd naught in setting the Patriarch of Constantinople at his feete on his lefte hand. Marginalia17. Innocentius Ibidem.17. And although the sayd Emperour wrote to me, alleadging the wordes of Saynt Peter, commaunding vs to submitte our selues

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