posituri, vlterius facturi, & recepturi, quod iuris fuerit & rationis. Et quid in præmißis &c. Nos autem dictum nostrum vicarium &c. dictis die, hora, & loco, vna cum nominibus omnium, & singulorum in ea parte monitorum, & citatorum, debite certificetis, vna cum præsentibus. Datum Londini 8. die Martij, An. domini secundum cursum &c. 1553. et nostræ translationis Anno decimo quinto.
EDmond &c. To all &c. For asmuch as both lawe and equitie so requiring, the parishiones of all and singuler churches, within the prouince of Caunterbury, are bound duly and conueniently, to prouide for thinges necessary, and requisite to diuine seruice, to thadministration of the holy Sacramentes, and sacramentalles: and namely amongest other things for chalice, bokes, vestimentes, vessels, & other ornaments fit and requisite any maner way to the furniture of diuine seruice: and furthermore for as muche as the sayde parishioners for the soules health, are bound lykewyse by the ordinaunce of the Catholike churche, and the laudable custome of the same, to come to their churches, to heare messe and other diuine seruice, & there to make their auricular confession, and also deuoutly there to take their rites: namely at tymes thereunto appointed, and accustomed: & moreouer, for so muche as by credible report of diuers, and by the manifest apperaunce of the facte, and by publique fame, it hath come to our eares, that diuers parishioners of our dioces of London, and within the prouince of Caunterbury, do either contemne vtterly, or els doo differ by to muche negligence to accomplish the premisses, either in the whole, or in part, in so procuring, prouiding, hearing, making and receiuing: We therfore minding as we are bound to doe, to see a conuenient reformation, & due prouision of the same, do charge and cōmaunde you, bothe iointly and seuerally our parishioners, whersoeuer, within our dioces of Londō in all places, as well exempt as not exempt, by the tenor hereof, that you fourthwith vpon the receipt of these presentes, and of the schedule hereunto annexed, do admonishe suche as you shall see slack, or negligent, or culpable any maner wayes in the premisses, whom also we our selues by the tenor of these presentes do admonishe first, second, and third tyme, and perēptorily that all and singuler the sayd parishioners do diligently addresse them selues, to the performing and executing of all and singuler the premisses, so farre fourth as they touch & concerne them any maner of waies, with suche therunto adnexed, connexed, depending, and with the due circumstancies of the same: and both do them selues, and also see them duely to be accomplyshed, & performed before the feast of Easter next cōming, all delay and stay whatsoeuer being set aside. Moreouer, if such as be slack, negligēt, or culpable, or remisse, beyng so admonished of you, shall delay or not regard to do, or to performe the premisses, or any part thereof, thē in so doing you by our autoritie do cite, or cause to be cited, peremptorily, all & singuler suche persones, being so slack, negligent, culpable, or remisse, in that behalf: so that they, & euery one of them, do appeare personally before vs, or before our vicar general, or any other cōmissary, what so euer, in our Cathedrall Churche of Sainte Paule of London, in our Consistory, vpon fryday (that is the vi. day of Aprill) next after the date herof, at the hour of sitting accustomed, there to render cause reasonable, and lawfull,[Back to Top]
(if they or he haue any for them selfe) wherefore that they, for this theyr demerite and negligēce, ought not to be excommunicate, or otherwise to be corrected and punished according to the determinacion of lawe, there in forme of lawe to saye for them selues, to alledge, and to propose, and farther to do and receaue that, which lawe and reasō shal require. And what ye haue done in the premisses. &c. you do duly certify vs or our sayd Vicar. &c. the day, houre, and place aforesayd, with the names of al, and singuler of them, in this parte by you admonished, & cited, together with these presentes with al. Geuen at London the viii day of March An. secundū cursum &c. 1553 and of our translation the xv.[Back to Top]
A passage following the order in the 1563 edition (1563, p. 926), which reads 'About the same yeare and time when Doct. Bonner set forth this prescript or monitory' was retained in subsequent editions (1570, p. 1587; 1576, p. 1354; 1583, p. 1425) even though the prescript itself had been deleted.
The proclamation expelling foreigners from England appeared in every edition of the Actes and Monuments (1563, pp. 926-27; 1570, p. 1587; 1576, p. 1354; 1583, p. 1425). Foxe probably derived it from a version printed by John Cawood. (For surviving copies of the proclamation see Tudor Royal Proclamations, II, pp. 31-32).[Back to Top]
THe Quene our soueraine Lady, vnderstanding that a multitude of euill disposed persons, being borne out of her highnes dominiōs in other sondry natiōs, flying frō the obeysaunce of the Princes & rulers, vnder whō they be borne, som for heresie, som for murder, treason, robbery, & some for other horrible crimes, be resorted into this her maiesties realme, & here haue made their demoure, & yet be commoraunt and lingring, partly to eschewe such condigne punishment, as theyr sayd horrible crimes deserue, and partly to dilate, plant, and sow the seedes of theyr maliciouse doctrin, and lewde conuersation amonge the good subiectes of this her sayd realme, of purpose to infecte her good subiectes with the lyke, in somuch as (besides innumerable heresies, which diuerse of the same being heretiques, haue preached and taught within her highnes said realm) It is assuredly knowen vnto her Maiestie, that not only their secrete practises haue not fayled to stirre, comfort, and ayde diuerse her highnes subiectes to this most vnnaturall rebellion agaynst God and her grace, but also some other of them desist not still to practise with her people eftsones to rebel: her Maiestie therefore hauing (as afore is sayd) knowledge and intelligence hereof, hath for remedy herein determined, and most streyghtly chargeth and commaundeth, that all and euery such person or persones, borne out of her highnes dominiōs, now commoraunte or restante within this realme, of what so euer nation or country, being eyther Preacher, Printer, Bokeseller, or other artificer, of whatsoeuer calling els, not being denizē, or Marchaūt knowē, vsing þe trade of marchaundise, or seruaunt to such Ambassa-[Back to Top]