but quietlye to contynue for the tyme, tyll as before is sayde, further order maye be taken. And therfore wylleth and strayghtlye chargeth and cōmaundeth al her said good louing subiects to liue togethers in quiet sort & christē charitie, leauing those newe founde deuelyshe termes of Papiste or Heretike, and such lyke, and applying their whole cares, studie and trauayle to lyue in the feare of God, exercysing theyr conuersations in suche charitable and godly doyng, as theyr lyues may in deede expresse that great hunger and thyrst of Gods glorie and holye worde, whiche by rashe talke and woordes, many haue pretended: and in so doyng, as they shall beste please God, and lyue without daungers of the lawes, and mayntaine the tranquillitie of the Realme, wherof her hyghnes shalbe mooste glad, so yf any man shall rashely presume to make anye assemblies of people, or at anye publyque assemblies or otherwyse shall goo aboute to styrre the people to dysorder or dysquiet, she myndeth, accordyng to her dutie, to see the same moste surely reformed and punyshed according to her hyghnes lawes. And furthermore for as muche also, as it is well knowen, that sedicion and false rumors haue been nouryshed and mayntayned in this Realme, by the subtiltie and malice of some euyll disposed persones, whiche take vppon them without sufficient authoritie to preache and to interprete the woorde of God after theyr owne brayn in churches and other places, bothe publyque and pryuate: and also by playng of Enterludes, & prynting of false fonde bokes, Ballades, Rymes, and other lewde treatyses, in the Englyshe tongue, concernynge doctryne in matters nowe in question, and controuersye touchyng the hyghe poyntes and misteries of Christen Relygion, whiche bookes, ballettes, rymes and treatyses, are chiefly by the Prynters and Stationers, set out to sale to her graces subiectes of an euyl zeale, for lucre and couetous of vyle gayne: Her hyghnes therefore strayghtlie chargeth and commaundeth all and euery of her sayde subiectes, of what so euer state, condition or degree they bee, that none of them presume from hencefoorthe to preache, or by waye of readynge in Churches or other publyque or pryuate places, except in the scholes of the vniuersitie to interprete or teache any scriptures, or any manner poyntes of doctrine, concernyng Relgion, neyther also to prynte anye bookes, matter, ballet, ryme, Enterlude, processe, or treatyse, nor to play any interlude except they haue her graces speciall lycence in wryting for the same, vppon payne to incurre her highnes indignation and and displeasure: And her hyghnes also further chargeth and commaundeth all and euery her[Back to Top]
sayde subiects, that none of them of their own pryuate authoritie do presume to punyshe, or to ryse agaynst any offendour in the causes aboue sayde, or any other offendour in wordes or deedes in the late rebellion committed or doone by the Duke of Northumberlande, or hys Complices, or to sease anye of theyre goodes, or violently to vse any such offendor, by striking or imprisoning, or threatninge the same, but wholy to referre the ponishment of all suche offendors vnto her highnes and publike autority, whereof her maiesty mindeth to see dew ponishment accordinge to the order of her highnes lawes. Neuertheles, as her highnes mindeth not hereby to restraine and discorage any of her louing subiectes, to geue from time to time true information agaynste any such offendors, in the causes abouesayde vnto her grace or her counsayle, for the ponishment of euery such offendor, accordinge to the effecte of her highnes lawes prouided in that parte: So, her sayde highnes exhortethe and straightly chargeth her sayde subiectes to obserue her commaundement and pleasure in euery part aforesayde, as they will auoyde her highnes sayd indignation and moste greuous displeasure. The seuerity and rigor wherof, as her highnes shalbe moste sory to haue cause to put the same in execution, So doth she vtterly determine not to permitte such vnlawfull and rebellious doings of her subiectes, where of may ensewe the daunger of her Royall estate to remayne vnpunyshed, but to see her sayde lawes touchynge these poyntes to bee throughlye executed, whyche extremityes she trusteth all her sayd louing subiectes will foresee, dreede and auoyd accordingly: her said highnes straightlye charginge and commaunding all Maiers, Shriues, Iustices of peace, Bailifes, Constables and al other publike officers and ministers, diligently to see to the obseruing and executing of her said commandementes and plesure, and to apprehend all such as shall wilfullye offende in this parte, committing the same to the next gaole, ther to remayne without bayle or mayneprise, till vpō certificate made to her highnes or her pryuye counsayle of theyre names and doinges, and vpon examination had of their offences, some further order shalbe taken for their ponishement, to the example of others, accordinge to the effecte and tenor of the lawes aforesayd. Yeuen at our manour of Richmonde the 18. day of Auguste in the firste yeare of our moste prosperous reigne.[Back to Top]
God saue the Quene.
The story of Bradford's appeasing a mob incited by Gilbert Bourne's Paul's Cross sermon (1563, pp. 904-05; 1570, p. 1570; 1576, p. 1339 and 1583, p. 1407 [recte 1409] is taken word for word from Robert Crowley's continuation of Lanquet's chronicle (see Robert Crowley, An epitome of cronicles ... to the reigne of our soveraigne Ladye Queene Elizabeth [London, 1559], STC 15217.5, sigs. Eeee4v-Ffff1r). This is Foxe's first extract from Crowley's chronicle, which will be his basic source for the political history of Mary's reign in the 1563 edition.[Back to Top]
The violence at Bourne's sermon, however, was known to Foxe when he wrote the Rerum. He will repeat an account of the incident, with different wording, in 1563, p. 1173; 1570, p. 1780; 1576, p. 1339 and 1583, p. 1604; this second account is an exact translation of the Rerum.