and brought vp by the vnder shiriffe of Essex to me the Byshop of London, and therevpon by me the saide Byshop examined before the witnesse vnder named within the chappell at Fullam in the Coūty of Middlesexe & diocesse of London answereth to the articles & Interrogatories obiected against him as foloweth.[Back to Top]
Marginalia1.To the first he beleueth that here in earth there is one catholike and vniuersall holye church, which doth hold and beleue as is conteyned in the first article, and that this church is dispersed and skattered abroade throughout the whole world.
Marginalia2.To the second he beleueth that he is bound to geue faith and credence vnto it as is conteined in the second article.
Marginalia3.To the third, as concerning the fayth and religion of the Church of Rome, of Italy, Spayne, Fraunce, Ireland Scotland, & other churches in Europa he saith he hath nothing to do with that fayth and religion, but as conseruyng the fayth and relygion of the church of Englād, that if the sayd church of Englād be ruled and gouerned by the word of lyfe thē the Church of England hath the fayth and religion of the catholyk Church, and not other wise, and he sayth also that if the Church of England were ruled by the woorde of lyfe, it would not go about to condempne hym and others of this heresie.[Back to Top]
Marginalia4.To the fourth he answereth that in the sacrament, commonly called the sacrament of the aulter there is very bread and very wine, not aultered nor chaūged in substance in any wise, and that he that receaueth the said bread and wyne doth spiritually and by fayth only receaue the body and bloud of Christ, but not the very natural body & bloud of christ in substance vnder the formes of bread and wyne.[Back to Top]
Marginalia5.To the fyft he sayth he hath answered, answering to the sayd. iiii. article, and yet neuerthe lesse he sayth that he hath beleued and doth beleue that in the sacrament of the aulter there is not the very substance of Christes body and bloud, but onely the substance of naturall bread and wyne.
Marginalia6.To the vi. he sayth that he beleueth that the masse is of the Pope and not of Christ, and therfore it is not good, nor hauing in it anye goodnes sauing the gloria in excelsis, the epistle and the gospell, the crede and the Pater noster: and for this cause he saith he hath not nor wil not come and heare masse.[Back to Top]
Marginalia7.To the seuenth he doth answer and saye that as touching auriculer confession he is not as yet fully resolued with him selfe what aunswere to make therunto, and also sayth as touching the ceremonies of the church, he saith that he is not resolued with him selfe what to answere therunto, and farther sayth that as touching the common and dayly seruice sayd[Back to Top]
and vsed in the church he sayth that he neuer sayd that seruice in the church ought to be said but in the English tong, nor yet he neuer sayd that if it be otherwise sayde and vsed then in Englyshe it is vnlawfull and naught.
IHon Ardley of great Wigborowe in the coūtie of Essex, & dioces of London a husband man of the age of xxx. or xxxi. yeres being called vpon for heresie, and brought vp by the vnder shriue of Essex called maister Broket, to the byshoppe of London, and therupon by the sayde Byshoppe examined before the witnes vndernamed within hys chappell at Fullam, in the countie of Middlesexe & dioces of London, answereth to the articles & Interrogatories obiected against him as foloweth.[Back to Top]
Marginalia1.To the first article he aunswereth and confesseth þt he is of the age of. xxx. or xxxi. yeares and of the parishe of great Wigborowe in the dioces of London, and also beleueth that ther is here in erthe one Catholike and vniuersall churche of Christ, dispersed throughe all the worlde, which dothe holde and beleue all the faith and religion of Christ and all the necessarye articles and sacramentes of the same.[Back to Top]
Marginalia2.To the second article he answereth and beleueth that he is bound necessaryly to giue fayth and credence vnto the sayde catholike church, vnder pain of dampnation of his soul, as is conteined in the sayd article.
Marginalia3.To the third article, as concerning the faith & religiō of the church of Rome, Italy, Spaine Fraunce, Ireland, Scotland and other churches in Europe sauing þe church of England he hath nothing to do with them: for he hath neuer ben in any of those parties to know the same, and he beleueth that that fayth and religion now vsed, taught, and set fourth in this church of England, is not agreing with the fayth and religion of the catholyke churche, & the relygion and fayth of Christ, but that the same is fals, erroneous, and nought, nor is to be obserued, beleued, folowed, or kept of any christen person.[Back to Top]
Marginalia4.To the. iiii. article he answereth, and beleueth that it is not true, that in the sacrament, commenly called the sacrament of the aulter, there is in substance the very body and bloud of christ, vnder the formes of bread and wyne, though it be so preached, taught, and beleued in the said church of Rome, & thother churches aforesayd, and therfore he hath not so beleued nor doth so beleue, but contrarywyse he hath beleued, and doth beleue as is further conteyned in this sayd article, sauinge that he doth not terme, and call it commen bread, as is conteined in the sayd article.[Back to Top]