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1844. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. P H I L P O T. # # # Next in order
comes one of the most renowned and powerful champions of the faith
that the antichristian church had to contend with in Mary's days.
This was John Philpot, archdeacon of Winchester, who has already
appeared in the history, as withstanding the introduction of false
doctrine on the queen's accession, when disputing in the
convocation-house. He was the son of an honorable house, his father
being a knight of Hampshire, and studied at Oxford with
distinguished success, being a great proficient in the Hebrew and
other tongues, no less than in the liberal arts. He was of a ready
wit, singular courage, fervent in spirit, and in religion most
zealous; a well-practised divine, by nature plain and honest; far
from all flattery, farther still from hypocrisy and dissimulation:
and how deeply learned, his enemies could well testify, who, never
in argument gained an advantage over him. On leaving Oxford, Mr.
Philpot, desirous of seeing other countries, travelled on the
continent: at Padua he was in some danger from a Franciscan friar,
who, having conversed with him on the journey, threatened to accuse
him of heresy. He returned to England, and becoming bolder as the
prosperous times of king Edward gave him more liberty, he held
various disputations with Stephen Gardiner, whose successor, Dr.
Poiret, appointed him to the archdeaconry of that see, where,
during the rest of Edward's reign, he continued greatly to profit
and instruct the people. When that blessed king was taken away,
Mary's first step, on ascending the throne, was, as we have seen,
to forward her plan of destroying true religion throughout the
realm, by assembling a convocation of prelates and learned men.
Perfect freedom of speech was granted, with a prom...
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