prelates so busye to attache them? so inquisitiue to intrap them? so hasty to condemne thē so insulting and insolent vpon them, beeyng condemned, as Boner was to Tankerfield & to a Ierkinmaker, bidding one of them, now go make pies, the other to make Ierkins, whē he had condemned them? Cōtrary if the Pope with his papistes do (as they do in dede) and[Back to Top]
mean nothing els thē to make hauoke of gods people, when then would they haue the world beleue as though they wrought al with clemēcy, and pyty, desyring the superiour powers to remit the rigor and sharpenes of their sword, when in very dede, they them selues thrust thē violently vpon the sword, for them to chop of theyr neckes.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaThe copye of þe kinges breefe De comburendis.PHilippus & Maria, dei gratia Rex et Regina Angliæ, Hispaniarum, Franciæ, vtriusq̀ Ciciliæ, Hierusalem & Hiberniæ, fidei defensores, Archiduces Austriæ, duces Burgundiæ, Mediolani & Brabantiæ, comites Haspurgi, Flandriæ et Tirolis, vicecomiti M. Salutem. Cum reuerendus in Christo pater Edmundus London. episcopus S. T. R. D. et R. P. suæ diocœsis in causa hæreticæ prauitatis ex officio suo legitime procedens hæreticos manifestos pronunciauerit & declarauerit, ipsosq̀ foro seculari relinquendos fore decreuerit, & realiter reliquit, iuxta leges et sanctiones in hac parte editas, prout per litteras suas nobis inde directas plenius apparet et continetur: Nos igitur vt zelatores iustitiæ et fidei catholicæ defensores, considerantes quod sancta mater ecclesia non habet vlterius quid faciat in præmißis, volētes ipsam sanstam matrem ecclesiam ac iura et libertates eiusdem manutere et defendere, ac huiusmodi hæreses et errores de regno nostro Angliæ quantum in nobis est, radicitus extirpare, ac hæreticos, sic conuictos animaduersione condigna puniri, attendentes huiusmodi hæreticos, sic conuictos et damnatos, iuxta legem et consuetudinem regni nostri Angliæ ignis incendio comburi debere, tibi præcipimus firmiter iniungentes quod præfatos. &c. statim post receptionem præsentium apud villam nostram de B. infra comitatum prædictum, vbi magis expedire videris, coram populo igni cōmitti, et in eodem igne realiter comburi facias, in huiusmodi erimiuis detestationem, aliorumq̀ christianorum exemplum manifestum, et hoc sub periculo incumbent, nullatenus omittas. Testibus nobismetipsis apud Westmonasterium. 13. die. N. Annis regnorum nostrorum 4. &. 6. Marten.[Back to Top]
Vicecomiti M. de Hæreticis comburendis.
AFter that wee haue thus made an ende, through the lords grace of al them which were burnt or died in prisō, in þe time of quene Mary: Nowe let vs procede, by the like fauoure of the same Lord, somthing to entreate of suche as were scourged or beaten for religion sake in the said tyme of quene Mary, and also of them which for the same cause of religion were thurst out from house & home being miserablye vexed and tossed frō place to place, with losse though not of their liues, yet of their goodes, whereof was a great number in this Realme of England, but especially in Suffolke and Essex, as here partlye foloweth in this chapter to be touched.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaPersecutiō in Suffolk.THer was one sir Wil. Browne MarginaliaWyllyam Browne. person of Litell Stonhum, or alias Stanham Ierningham, in the county of Suffolke made a- sermon in the sayd towne, continently after the buriall of oure good king Edward, and in his sermon he sayd: there goeth a report, saith he, that oure good king is buried[Back to Top]
with a masse, by the byshop of Winchester, he hauing a myter vpon his head. But if it were so (saith he) they are all traytors that so doo, because it is both against þe truth & the lawes of this Realme, and it is greate idolatrye, and blasphemy, and against the glory of God. And they are no frendes neyther to God, the king nor yet vnto the Realme, that so do. For this his preaching, one Robert Blomefield, MarginaliaRobert Blomefeld an aduersary to the truth, being thē constable of the said towne, and Bailyf vnto sir Ihon Ierningham knight (the chiefe Lorde of that towne) he immediately rode forth, and brought home with him one MarginaliaEdward Gouldyng.Edward Goulding, which was then vnder sherife, MarginaliaSir Thomas Cornwalis high Sherif.sir Thomas Cornewalis being then high shirife. So the saide Golding & Blomefield sent for certain men of the said towne, and examined them for the Sermon. Wherunto they made but a smal answer. thē the shiriefe made a byl, and so feared the men, that two or three of them sette to their handes and one of them neuer ioyed after, but it was a grefe to him til he died. Then did they take men with them vnto the persons house, and in the night they toke him, & with watch mē kept him vntill it was day. Then shoulde he haue bene caried the next day to the Counsel. But the sayd Robert Blomefeld was takē so sicke, that he was like to dye, so that he could not cary him for his life. Then the said Sherif sent him to Ipswyche again, and ther he was[Back to Top]