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AN

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

OF

GREAT BRITAIN,

Chiefly of England,

FROM THE FIRST PLANTING OF CHRISTIANITY, TO THE END OF

THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE SECOND;

WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE

AFFAIRS OF RELIGION IN IRELAND.

COLLECTED FROM THE BEST ANCIENT HISTORIANS, COUNCILS, AND RECORDS,

BY

JEREMY COLLIER, M.A.

NEW EDITION,
WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, THE CONTROVERSIAL TRACTS CONNECTED
WITH THE HISTORY, NOTES, AND AN ENLARGED INDEX, BY

FRANCIS BARHAM, ESQ.

Juvat integros accedere fontes,
Atque haurire.

LUCRET.
Nec studio, nec odio.

IN NINE VOLUMES,

VOL. VIII.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

WILLIAM STRAKER, 443, WEST STRAND.

MDCCCXLI.

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CONTENTS

The qneen arrives at Dover, and is conveyed by the king to London, 1.-A mistake in

Fuller rectified, 2.-The parliament meets at Westminster, 2.--Montague summoned

to appear before the commons, 2.-Three bishops write in bis behalf to the duke of

Buckingham, 3.-The parliament dissolved, 5.-The broad seal taken from the lord-

keeper Williams, 5.-The king's coronation, 6.-An alteration in some of the prayers,

6.—The coronation oath, 7.-The oath not altered by bishop Land or the king, 8.-

Laud performs the dean of Westminster's part at the coronation, 9-A committee of

religion first appointed by the commons, 9.-- Articles exhibited against Montague, 10.

-Exceptious taken at the bishop of Gloucester's sermon before the king, 14.--Mon-

tague's business not moved in convocation, and why, 14.-Two conferences upon the

five points, 15.- The king's proclamation against the disputing the controversy, 15.-

The pope's consolatory letter to the English Roman Catholics, 16.-The death of

bishop Andrews, 19.-Sibthorp preaches up the prerogative too high, 20.-Archbishop

Abbot suspended, 21.-Remarks upon the sequestering the archbishop's jurisdiction,

24.—The French part of the queen's family sent home, 25.-Cozens' Devotions pub-

lished, and exceptions against it, 26.—The parliament meets, 27.—Dr. Manwaring's

extravagant assertions, 28.—He is prosecuted by the commons, and censured by the

lords, 28.—Sir Benjamin Rudyer's speech for the augmentation of small livings, 28.

Dr. Manwaring's submission at the bar of the house of commons, 32.- The commons'

remonstrance with reference to religion, 32.—The king's answer, 33.-Bishop Laud

translated to London, 35.-Exceptions against Montague in his confirmation, 36.-

The king's declaration prefixed to the Nine-and-thirty Articles, 36.- The Calvinists

complain of the declaration, and prepare an address against it,38.- Manwaring's sermons

suppressed by proclamation, and Montague's“ Appello Cæsarem” called in, 39.-- Pro-

clamation against Smith, bishop of Chalcedon, &c., 40.—The commons' declaration

upon the Nine-and-thirty Articles, 40.--They complain of innovations in religion, 41.

-The parliament dissolved, 42.-Leighton's scandalous pamphlet, 42.- The king's

instructions to the archbishop of Canterbury, &c., 43.—The king's letter to the

lords-justices of Ireland, in behalf of the clergy, 44.—The condition of some part of

Ireland, with respect to religion, 47.-Bishop Davenant preaches upon the Quinquar-

ticular controversy at court, and gives great offence, 47.-His defence at the council-

board, 48.- This controversy revived at Oxford, and in Ireland, 48-9.-The repair of

St. Paul's, 49,-The petition of the English ministers in the Low Countries, 51.-

Bishop Laud's suggestions to the privy-council for securing conformity to the Church

amongst the English beyond sea, 55.-His scheme for regulating the Dutch and

French Churches in England, 56.-Queen Elizabeth's letter for regulating foreigu

Churches in England, 58.-Fcoffees constituted by the Puritans for buying in impro-

priations, 59.—Remarks upon this settlement, 59.-Some means taken in the late

reign for settling the liturgy in Scotland, 61.- This design revived, 61.- The Kirk

party appoint private fasts, 62.-A commendable custom touching the nomination of

bishops changed in this reign, 62.-The new bishops manage to disadvantage, and

why, 62.-Several acts relating to the Church passed in the parliament at Edin-

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