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The English Reformation (Paperback): Francis Charles Massingberd
The English Reformation (Paperback): Francis Charles Massingberd

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Francis Charles Massingberd

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. WYCLIFFE AND POPE GREGORY XT. A good man ther was of religioun, That was a poure' persone of a toun; But rich he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Christe's gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Chaucer. ]T was towards the end of the long reign of Edward III. that the stir began in England, which afterwards extended to almost every part of Europe, against the papal power, ?that power which had for three centuries ruled supreme in the Western Church, and, aided at first by public opinion, afterwards strengthened by policy and arms, had often maintained a successful struggle against the kingly crown. The period was one remarkable for great corruption of morals and general discontent. The court was profligate; the people were poor and oppressed. The glories of Edward's French war had faded; and the hopes of the nation were suddenly extinguished by the death of the Black Prince. The zeal and devotion which had animated the rude breasts of the crusaders was now forgotten; the spirit of chivalry, which had succeeded, and kept alive at least the soldier's virtues, was passing fast away. The bonds of government were loosened; armed factions and turbulent nobles harassed the state, and gave omen of those long and grievous civil wars, which in the following century so often desolated the face of England, and shed the best blood of her people like water on the earth. At this period, A.d. 1377, there had arisen at Oxford a scholar in the science of theology, a plain northcountry man, who had for some time attracted great notice, and drawn many disciples after him, by teaching publicly in the schools and elsewhere the following determinations and conclusions: ? 1 A poor parish priest. ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Francis Charles Massingberd
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 294
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79733-7
Barcode: 9780217797337
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-79733-4

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