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Martyrdom of king Edmund, at Bury
Ethelwolf gives the tythes of the kingdom to save him
from the Danes

ib. Alfred the restorer of learning

19 St. Dunstan

20 Characters of the first princes and Norman dynasty 21 Sacred heroism of Elpheg, archbishop of Canterbury 22 Corruption of the clergy

33 Thomas a Becket

24 Death of the Waldenses who sought asylum in England 25 King John's quarrel with the Pope

26 Boldness of Robert Grostete, bishop of Lincoln

27 Edward the third opposes the progress of papal domination

29 History of Wickliffe

30 His sentinents

33 His followers and correspondence

35 Several eminent forerunners of the reformation

37 Barbarous law for burning heretics enacted, and executed first on William Sautre

38 Persecution of the Lollards

39 Martyrdom of Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham 40 The first martyrs for the reformation in Scotland 41 Luther

42 Quarrel of Henry the eighth with the pope

44 Cranmer's introduction to court

ib. Tyndale's translation of the Sacred Scriptures

45 Twilight of the reformation in England

46 Pious labours of Edward the sixth

47 The obstacles which opposed his success

48 Rise of the puritans

49 Death and character of Edward the sixth

50 Estimate of religion during his reign

51 Accession of Mary, and persecution of the protestants 53

SECTION II.

From the Establishment of the Reformation under Queen

Elizabeth, till the Rerolution in the Year one thousand six

hundred and eighty-eight. Elizabeth assumes the supremacy in the church 55 Dissention between the puritans and the other English protestants at Frankfort

56

PAGE King Edward's liturgy restored with alterations 57 Ecclesiastical tyranny of Elizabeth

58 Persecution of the London clergy

59 Archbishop Parker's oppressive rule

ib. A fourth part of the clergy suspended as puritans 60 Liberality of the bishop of London and university of Cambridge

ib. Separate congregation discovered

61 Puritans present an admonition to parliament

ib. The first presbytery established at Wandsworth 62 Rise of the Brownists, or independents

ib. Dutch baptists burnt in Smithfield

63 Puritans persecuted to death

64 Puritans differ in doctrine as well as in rites

65 Estimate of religion

ib. Death and character of Elizabeth

66 Succeeded by James, who was educated a presbyterian 68 Conference between puritans and established clergy at Hampton-court

69 Its consequences

70 It gives rise to the present translation of the Bible 71 James promotes sabbath-breaking and episcopacy 72 Ireland derives the blessings of the reformation

ib. Absurd decrees of the university of Oxford

73 Amiable character of archbishop Abbot

74 Origin of the present royal family

75 Measures of James overruled for good

ib. Death and character of James

76 Differences between Charles and his parliament 77 Rise of Laud, and coronation of Charles the first

78 Episcopacy forced upon the Scots

79 Prevalence of superstition

80 Cruel treatment of Dr. Leighton

81 And of Burton, Prynne, and Bostwick

S2 Puritans emigrate to America

83 Death of Charles the first

84 The Westminster assembly of divines

86 The interregnum

87 The state of religion during this period

89 Death and character of Oliver Cromwell

92 The restoration

94 Its effects

95 Two thousand miniters ejected by the act of uniformity 98 Conventicle act

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PAGE. Plague in London

100 The test act

103 Death of Charles the second

104 James the second begins his reign by persecuting dissenters

105 But avowing his popery, alarms the clergy

ib. Both church and king court the dissenters

ib. Royal declaration for liberty of conscience

106 William, prince of Orange, invited to rescue the

nation from popery and arbitrary power 107 Estimate of the sufferings of the non-conformists 108

FIRST PERIOD.

CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF THE DISSENTERS FROM

THE REVOLUTION TO THE DEATH OF QUEEN ANNE.

CHAP. I.

AN ACCOUNT OF THE SEVERAL DENOMINATIONS OF DIS

SENTERS, THEIR DISTINGUISHING SENTIMENTS AND RISE.

SECTION I. Of the Presbyterians. Their distinguishing sentiments

109 The rise of their sentiments with Calvin

113 Presbyterianism established at Geneva

114 Adopted by the French protestants

115 Established in Holland and other parts of the continent 116 Introduced into Scotland by John Knox

117 English presbyterians address the parliament

120 Presbyteries erected in various parts of England 121 Presbyterians emigrate to America

ib. Establish themselves in Ireland

ib.

SECTION II. Of the Independents.

Their distinguishing sentiments

123 Their rise

128 Robert Brown, from whom they were called Brownists 129

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Their sentiments diffused in England
Eljas Thacker and John Copping executed at Ed-

mund's Bury for disseminating their principles ib.
Ainsworth removes, for the sake of these sentiments,
to Holland

131 The first independent church in London

132 Many independents imprisoned in London

133 Execution of Mr. Barrow and Greenwood for their attachment to Independency

ib. Mr. John Robinson gathers an independent church at Leyden

134 Independents embark for New England, America 135 Mr. Henry Jacob forms an independent church in London

136 The church visited by some members of the House of Peers to see their order

137 The independent divines, or dissenting brethren, in the Westminster assembly

137 Struggle between the independents and presbyterians 138 Independents patronised by Oliver Cromwell

139 Synod of independent divines at the Savoy

140

SECTION III. Of the Baptists.

Their sentiments

141 Their rise

143 German baptists

145 The insurrection at Munster

146 The Dutch baptists receive from Menno Simon the name of Mennonites

147 Dutch baptists executed in England

148 Rise of the general, or Arminian baptists

150 Baptists separate from the independent churches 151 Disputations held with the baptists

152 Disputes between baptists and quakers

153 Baptists persecuted under the long parliament

154 And at the restoration

155 Twelve baptists at Aylesbury condemned to die ib.

SECTION IV. Of the Quakers.
Their principles
George Fox, the father of the society
Quakers disturb the worship of other Christians

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164

They hire a place for their own worship in London
The Protector's behaviour towards them
The quaker-discipline established
Their courage in suffering at the restoration
William Penn joins them
Quakerism introduced into America
The diffusion of their sentiments in the world
William Penn in favour with James the second

PAGE. 168 169 170 171 172 173 175 176

CHAP. II.

STATE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY DURING THIS PERIOD.

SECTION 1.

State of religious Liberty during the Reign of King William.

The importance of religious liberty
Its introduction to our isle by king William
His liberal views
His efforts in favour of dissenters
The toleration act
Reflections on it
Liberty of conscience but of late date
Locke, its great patron
The project for a comprehension of the dissenters
Rejected by the parliament
Reflections
Different views of the toleration act

179 181 183 184 186 198 204 206 207 218 219 223

SECTION II.

State of religious Liberty during the Reign of Queen Anne.

The bill for preventing occasional conformity

228 State of society at this period

231 Contest between the lords and commons on the bill for preventing occasional conformity

239 Sachevereli, the champion of high church

244 He is persecuted into importance

248 He is impeached by the commons

250 Condemned by the lords

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