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CONTENTS.

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his death.

Power and influence of Wolsey

Pageants and entertainments at court

Ecclesiastical proceedings

Progress of the Reformation in Germany.

Treaties with France

Apprehensions from the Turks .

Ambitious projects of Wolsey and others'

Persecutions

Interview between Henry and the French king

The duke of Buckingham executed

Henry styled Defender of the Faith

Scottish troubles

Wolsey's interference with the parliament

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Affairs in France

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Taxation in England

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Foreign negotiations

Pope Cleinent taken prisoner by the emperor of Germany 47

Extravagance of Wolsey

48

His dissimulations and craftiness

HENRY VIII. - PART II.

FROM A.D. 1527, TO A.D. 1535.

Situation of Henry vill.

51

A separation from Catherine proposed by Wolsey

52

Anne Boleyn

54

Papal dissimulation

55

The sweating sickness

58

Catherine's appeal to the pope .

59

Wolsey disgraced

60

Close of his life

62

Tracts of the Reformers circulated

64

The New Testament printed in English

65

More, Gardiner, and Cranmer

66

Cranmer refers the question as to Henry's divorce to Scripture 67

The pope's proceedings

68

Henry married to Anne Boleyn

71

Birth

of the princess Elizabeth

72

Breach between Henry and the pope

73

State of religion in England

74

Imposture of the Maid of Kent.

76

Bishop Fisher and sir Thomas More executed

78

Reflections

81

HENRY VIII.-PART III.

FROM A.D. 1535, TO A.D. 1546.

State of affairs

83

Papal threats

84

Romish deceptions.

85

Anne Boleyn unjustly accused and beheaded

Henry marries Jane Seymour

89

Tries to set aside his daughters from the throne

90

Ecclesiastical intrigues

91

Cardinal Pole

92

Progress of the truth

94

Birth of prince Edward

Lambert's martyrdom

97

Dissolution of monastic establishments

99

The English Bible completed under Cranmer's directions 100

Henry marries Anne of Cleves, divorces her, and then marries

Catherine Howard .

102

Thomas Cromwell's death

Persecutions

104

Profligate conduct of Catherine Howard

105

Her execution

106

Death of James v. of Scotland

107

Henry marries Catherine Parr

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Contrasted characters of Cranmer and his opponents

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Alderman Reed

110

Foreign wars

Popish measures and intrigues

112

Henry's declining health

113

Executions

Circumstances of Henry's death

114

His failings aggravated by Romanists

115

His personal character considered

116

EDWARD VI.

FROM A.D. 1547, TO A.D. 1553.

Edward's early attainments

119

His councillors

119

The coronation

120

Peaceable foreign policy

121

Proceedings of the king's uncles

122

Writings of Catherine Parr

123

Progress of the Reformation

Opposition of Gardiner and Bonner

125

Latimer preaches before the king .

127

Ignorance of some ecclesiastics

129

State of the lower orders

130

A rebellion quelled

132

Covetousness of the higher ranks

133

Projected marriage between Edward and Mary Stuart

134

The princess Mary's attachment to popery.

135

Joan Bocher

135

The protector Somerset's assumption of independence . 136

He is conspired against and imprisoned

137

Alterations in the national ritual

138

Jealousy of Somerset's enemies.

140

His condemnation and death .

141

The duke of Northumberland's administration

142

He procures the succession for lady Jane Grey; her marriage

with his son.

Edward's charities

146

His last illness and death

147

His excellent character

148

LADY JANE GREY.

FROM JULY 6TH TO 17TH, 1553.

Her parentage and early life .

150

Prompt conduct of the princess Mary

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Jape made queen

152

Proceedings of Mary

153

Her success, with the support of the Protestants

154

Jane's deposition

155

Ruin of Northumberland's projects

MARY.

FROM A.D. 1553, TO A.D. 1558.

Gloomy character of Mary's reign

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Her first measures .

Her early manifestation of popish principles .

Cranmer's resolution

Mary's duplicity

National opposition to popery.

Sir Thomas Wyatt's insurrection

166

Executions of lady Jane Grey, her husband, and others

167

The princess Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower

168

Opposition to Mary's arbitrary proceedings

170

Philip of Spain arrives in England, and marries the queen

Proceedings in parliament

172

Religious persecutions renewed

The only alternative allowed, “Turn or burn”

175

The martyrdom of Rogers, Taylor, and others

Bonner's conduct

178

Popish restraints

180

Martyrdom of Ridley and Latimer, followed by the death of

Gardiner

181

Circumstances of Cranmer's martyrdom .

182

Cruelties against the Protestants

183

Many Protestants burned

186

Exiled Protestants

187

Public difficulties

Unhappiness of Mary

189

Attempts to restore popish customs

190

Persecutions in Essex

192

Continental affairs; loss of Calais

195

Steadiness of many Protestants

Contagious fevers prevalent

197

Mary's death

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Public feelings

199

Deplorable results of this reign

200

ELIZABETH.-PART I.

FROM A.D. 1558, TO A.D. 1568.

Elizabeth proclaimed queen; her early trials

She enters London

Difficulties under which her reign began

Mary Stuart assumes the title and arms of queen of England

Elizabeth's coronation

Restoration of the Protestant worship

Conduct of the clergy

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Bishop Jewell

211

Progress of the Reformation.

Affairs in Scotland

Events in France

218

Mary Stuart's arrival at Edinburgh .

220

Courage of Knox

223

French Protestants

224

St. Paul's Cathedral

225

Religious services in Wales and Ireland

Mary, queen of Scots, marries lord Darnley

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He is murdered

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