Neal - Houston-Packer Collection BX9333 .N4 1754 v1

78. ?he "HISTORY of the PURITANS. Chap. III. Mary, Ili, 1557. and figned by Mr. yobn Glauburge. Hereupon fifteen of r their members were appointed to the work, which after force time. they , finifhed ; and having been fubfcribed by the church, to the number of 57, was confirmed by the magiftrate; and on the nit of December, 28 more were added to the church and fubfcribed ; but Mr. Horn and his party, to the number of 12 diffented, and appealed to the magiftrates, who had the patience to hear their obje&ions; and the others reply. But Mr. Horn and his friends not prevailing, left the congregation to their new difcipline, and departed the city ; from which time they continued in- in peace till, the death of queen Mary. DeathofBp. During thefe troubles died Dr. Poynet, late bifhop of Winche/ler, born Poynet. . in Kent, and educated in Queen's Coll. Oxon, a very learned and pious divine, who was in fuch favour with king Edward, for his praEtical preaching, that he preferr'd him firft to the bifhoprick of Roche/ler, Fuller's and then to Winchßer. Upon the accefion of queen Mary, he fle,d Worthies, to Strafburgh, where he died, Aug. 2, 1556. before he was full ¢o B. It. p= 7. years old, and was buried amidft the lamentations of his own country- men. t1 trfttation To return to England; both the univerfities were vifited this year. ój the Uni- At Cambridge they burnt the bodies of Bucer and Fagius, with their verfities. books and heretical writings. At Oxford, the vifitors went through all the colleges, burning the Englijh bibles, and fuch heretical books as they could find. They took up the body of Peter Martyr's wife, out of one of the churches, and buried it in a dunghill, becaufe having been once a nun, (he had broke her vow; but the relidts were afterwards dug up again in queen Elizabeth's reign, and mixed with the bones of St. Fridif- wide, that they might never more be difturbed by papifts. The per- fecution of the reformed was carried on with all imaginable fury ; and a defign let on foot to introduce the inquifition, by giving commiflions to certain laymen, to fearch for perlons fufpeo ted of herefy, and prefent them to their ordinaries, as has been related. Cardinal Poolbeing thought too favourable to hereticks, for releafing feveral who were brought before him, upon their giving ambiguous anfwers, had his legantine power taken from him, and was recalled ; but upon his fubmiflion he was forgiven, and continued here till his death, tho' he had little influence afterwards, either in the courts of Rome or England, being a clergyman of too much tem- per for fuch violent times. Princefr Princefs ELIZABETI- was in conftant danger of her life, throughout Elizabeth the whole courfe of this reign. Upon the breaking out of Wyat's con- herjuffer- fpiracy, fhe was commited to the Tower, and led-in by the traitors gate; 3ingr. her own fervants being removed, and no perfon allowed to have accefs to her: The governor ufed her hardly, not fuffering her to walk in the gallery,