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INTRODUCTION. 51 betwixt the Archbishop and the Bishop of Winchester, on the one part; and Dr. Sparke and Mr. Travers, on the other, in the presence of the Earl of Leicester, Lord Gray, Sir Francis Walsingham, and some others. The confer- ence was held at Lambeth, concerning things needful to be reformed in the Bookof Common Prayer.. In the year 1586, thepersecution of the puritans wentfor- wards with unabating fury. The celebrated Mr. Traverswas silenced by Archbishop Whitgift. Mr. Udal was sus- pended and deprived of his living. Mr. Glover was con- vened before Whitgift, and cast into prison. Mr. Moore was cited before the high commission at York, where he endured many troubles. Mr. Hildersham, a most excel- lent divine, was suspended, and commanded to make a public recantation. Dr. Walward, a learned professor of divinity at Oxford, and Mr. Gillibrand, fellow of Mag- dalen college in the same university, were both cited before the high commission at Lambeth ; when they were suspended, enjoined public recantations, and obliged to enter into bonds till they were performed. Mr. Gardiner was deprived and committed to Newgate by Bishop Aylmer, from whom he received most cruel usage. Mr. Wigginton, vicar of Sedburgh, was deprived of his living, and afterwards apprehended and carried before Whitgift ; who, upon his refusal of 'the oath ex officio, committed him to prison, where he was treated with the utmost bar- barity. The tyrannical archbishop also deprived him a second time, and degraded him from the ministry. Mr. Wigginton afterwards obtaining his release, returned home ; and venturing to preach after his lordship's cen- sure, he was apprehended and sent prisoner to Lancaster castle, where he remained a long time under very cruel usage. At the same time, about one hundred and forty of his people, for hearing him preach, were excommuni- cated. The zealous minister having at length obtained his liberty, was again apprehended and carried before Whitgift, who, for refusing the above oath, committed him to the Gatehouse, where he continued most probably till he consented, to be banished. Mr. Settle, a Suffolk divine, was arraigned before the archbishop, who treated himwith very reproachful language, calling him ass, dolt, fool; and after many threatenings, the angry prelate sent him to the Gatehouse, where he continued close prisoner 4, See Art. Travers,