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AS I haue set forthe here (gentill reader) the cauiling letter of Winchester against M. Ridleis sermon: so am I right sory, that I haue not likewise the answer of the said Ridley again, to ioyne with all. For so I vnderstand, that not only M. Ridley, but also M. Barlow B. of s. Dauids (for Winchester wrote against them bothe) had written and sente immediatly their answeres to the same, refuting the friuolous and vnsauerye reasons of this popish prelate, as may wel appeare by a parcell additionall of a letter sente by the Lord Protector to the said bishop in these words.

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MarginaliaThe Lord Protector to Winche. And because we haue begon to write to you we ar put in remembraunce of a certeine letter or booke which you wrote vnto vs against the B. of S. Dauids sermon and D. Ridleyes, to the which answer they being immediatly made, was by negligence of vs forgotten to be sent. Now we both send you that, and also the answer which the B. of S. Dauids wrote to the same boke of yours.

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☞ Now let vs procede to the Arttcles folowing.

Articles and imposicions ministred and obiected eche of them ioyntly and seuerally to the bushop, of Wynchester as followeth. 
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Stephen Gardiner deprived

The original of the 'Articles and imposicions ministered…' (1563, p.755) can be found in BL Harleian MS 304, no.13, where it is described as 'written for the use of the Right honourable and my singular good lord, my Lord Archbishop of York's Grace '[Robert Holgate]. The remaining proceedings against Gardiner, including the 'sentence definitive' and the 'circumstances of the Counsayles proceedings….(p.766) are taken from a unknown source. They do not appear either in Gardiner's Register (edited for the Canterbury and York Society by H. Chitty, volume 37, 1930) or in Cranmer's register. The accounts of Gardiner's troubles given by James Muller Stephen Gardiner and the Tudor Reaction (London, 1926), pp.161-216; Glyn Redworth (In Defence of the Church Catholic (Oxford, 1990), pp.248-81) and W.K. Jordan Edward VI: The Threshold of Power (London, 1970), pp. 243-5) are based mainly on Foxe. The whole story was drastically reduced in 1576 and 1583.

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David Loades
University of Sheffield

Marginalia1 Article.IN Primis that the kinges maiestie iustly and rightfully is and by the lawes of god ought to be the supreame head in earth of the Churche of England, and also of Irelande. And so is by the Clergy of this Realme in their conuocation and by the act of parlament iustely and according to the lawes of God recognised.

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MarginaliaRespon.This fyrst article the Bishop graunteth.

Marginalia2. Article.Item that his maiestie as supreame head of the said churches hath full power and authoritie to make and set forth lawes Iniuncions and ordinances for and concerning religion and orders in the said churches for thencrease of vertue and repressing of all errors, heresies and other enormities and abuses.

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MarginaliaResponse.This 2. article, he aūswereth affirmatiuely.

Marginalia3. Article.Item that all, and euery his graces subiects are bound by the lawe of God to obey all his maiesties said lawes Iniuncions & procedings concerning religion and orders in the saide church.

MarginaliaRespon.To the third article the said Bishop answereth affirmatiuely and graunteth it.

Marginalia4 Article.Item that you Steuen Bushop of Winchester, haue sworn obediēce to hys maiestie as supreme hed of this church of England & also of Irelād.

MarginaliaResponsTo the forth article, the saide Bishop aunswereth affirmatiuely and graunteth it.

Marginalia5. Article.Item that al and euery his graces subiects that disobey any his said maiestes lawes, iniuncions ordinaunces and procedinges alredy set fourth and published or hereafter to be setforth & published ought worthely to be punished accordīg to his ecclesiastical law vsed within this his realm.

MarginaliaRespōse.To this fifte article, the saide bishop aunswereth affirmatiuely and graunteth it.

Marginalia6. Article.Item that you the saide Bishop aswell in the kinges maiesties late visitation within your dioces as at sondry tymes haue ben cōplained vppon, and sondry informations made against you for your doinges, sayinges, and preachinges against sondry Iniuntions, order & other procedings of his maiestie set forth for reformatiō of errours, supersticiōs, & other abuses in religiō. MarginaliaRespons.This article toucheth other mens facts who or how they haue complayned or enformed I cānot throughly tel, and at the time of the kings Maiesties visitacion, I was in the Fleete. And the morrow after twelft day deiluered at Hāpton courte, my Lorde of Sommerset and my Lorde of Canterbury then being in Councellwith many other counsaillors, and deliuered by these wordes. The kinges maiestie hathe graunted a generall pardon, and by the benefyte therof I was discharged. Wherunto I aunswered, that I was learned neuer to refuse the kinges maiesties pardon, & in strength as that was: And I woulde and did humbly thanke his maiestie therfore: and then they begā with me in an article of learning touching iustification whereunto they willed me to saye my mind, adding therwith, that because other learned men had agreed to a forme, delyuered vnto me, that I shoulde not think: I coulde alter it, whiche I receyued of them, and promised the thursday after to repayre to my Lord of Sōmersets house, at Shine with my mind written. Whiche I did, and that daye senyght following apperyng before him and other of the counsell, was committed to my house for prysoner, because I refused to subscribe to the form of wordes and sentences that other had agreed vnto (as they said.) In which time of imprisonmente in my house: The Bishop of Rochester then beyng, was sent to me, and after. M. Smith: and then master Scicill, to which mater Cicil, when I had by learning resolued my minde in the matter, deliuerd it. And he delyuering it to my Lordes grace, wrote me in his name, thankes for it. And then it was within the time of Lente, or I was discharged of that trouble: And so went downe to Winchester as a man clerely out of all trauayle of busines. And within xiiii. daies after that, or thereaboutes, began other trauayle with me vpon a request made by my Lorde of Somerset, to surrender a colledg in Cambridg. And diuers letters written, betwene his grace and me, in it. Wherin I might perceyue the secretary in his penne, toke occasion to prike me more, then I trusted my Lordes grace himself, would haue donne. And by this trouble was I deduced to an ende. Then shortly after, I receyued letters to come to the counsaile, and by reason I alleaged my disease, I was respiced by other letters, And thre dayes before Whitsontide, receiued yet other letters to com, by which it might seme vnto me, that it was not of all beleued, that I was diseased and therfore with all expedicion, whē I could not ryde, came in an horselitter. And according to my duty presented my selfe to my Lordes of the counsayle. Who all then enterteyned me secretly, among them before the matters was obiected vnto me, as I had bē in the same place with them that I was in oure late souereygne Lordes dayes. Afterwardes, my lorde of Somersets grace, charged me with these matters following, and in this forme, hauing the Articles written in paper: Fyrst with disobedience that I came not at his sendinge for: whereunto I aunswered that I had his letters of lycence, to stay till I mighte

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