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COLLECTION

OF

LETTERS, STATUTES, AND OTHER

DOCUMENTS,

FROM THE MS. LIBRARY OF CORP. CHRIST. COLL.,

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE

HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE,

DURING THE PERIOD OF THE REFORMATION,

FROM A.D. MD., TO A. D. MDLXXII.

EDITED BY

JOHN LA MB, D.D.,

MASTER OF CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

AND DEAN OF BRISTOL.

Your UNIVERSITY OWES MUCH TO THE PROTECTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF
FORMER SOVEREIGNS. I AM ACTUATED BY AN EQUAL DESIRE TO PROMOTE ITS
INTERESTS, AND TO ENLARGE THE SPHERE OF ITS UTILITY.- Queen Victoria's
Answer to the University Address.

LONDON :

JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

M.DCCC.XXXVIII.

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PREFACE
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
CHANCELLORS FROM MD. TO MDC.
VICE-CHANCELLORS FROM MD. TO MDLXXIV.

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HENRICO SEPTIMO.

An Abstract of the Composition between the UNIVERSITY and

Town of CAMBRIDGE
An Account of the Building of St. Mary's CHURCH -

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HENRICO OCTAVO.

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Oratiuncula Magistri Roo ex Collegio Regali cum illuc venerat

CARDINALIS WOLSEUS A°. 1520
Literæ EPISCOPO ROFFENSI Cancellario nostro
Of the Excommunication of Dr. Cliff, LL.D., Chancellor to

N. WEST, Bishoppe of Ely
A Letter from Dr. Fox to the Vice-Chancellor respecting Mr.

LATIMER's Sermons
The Address of Dr. BUCKMASTER, Vice-Chancellor, to the

Senate
A Letter from the King to the University, requiring their

determination on the question, « Utrum ducere uxorem
fratris mortui sine liberis sit prohibitum jure divino et

naturali"
The forme of the Grace which was axed and graunted in the

accomplishmente of the KYNGEs request The Vice CHANCELLOR's Speech to the Senate upon his bringing up the Report of the Delegates

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A Letter from the VICE-CHANCELLOR giving an account of his

reception by the King when he delivered the determination

of the University A Letter from the King to the Vice-CHANCELLOR desiring him

to send to LONDON twelve learned men to examine printed

Books
Tharticles of certeyn injuries don by thofficers of the Univer-

SITIE of CAMBRYGE to the Mayre Baylyffs and Burgesses
of the seyde Towne of CAMBRYGE and to thynhabitants of

the same as followyth
Answers bi the cownsayl of Mrs. ConYsby and MUNFORTI

Sergeants at Lawe
A Letter respecting these Articles
Second Letter respecting these Articles
A Letter from Dr. Haynes to Dr.
A Letter from CROMWELL to the Mayor of CAMBRIDGE
A Letter from the University to the King respecting the power

of the Bishop of ROME
A Letter from Lord CHANCELLOR AUDELEY and a decision

of the King's Council respecting the Privileges of the

University
A Letter from QUEEN JANE SEYMOUR to the University

acquainting them with the birth of a Prince
A Letter concerning the MUSTERING of the UNIVERSITY
The assessinge of the Colleges towards the settynge forthe of x

soldyards wyth the DUKE or NORFOLKE our Stuarde into

SCOTLANDE A° 1542 mense Septembris
My LORD OF Norfolk's Letter
A Letter from Bishop GARDINER respecting eating flesh in

Lent and pronouncing Greek
Status cistæ communis Academiæ ab MDXXXiv ad MDXLIII
A BROYLE upon the attempt of D. Glyn the Lawer for the

election of a VICE-CHANCELLOR contrary to the myndes

and libertyes of the Regentes Bisuop GARDNER’s Letter to the VICE-CHANCELLOR respecting

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a Tragedy acted at Christ's College The VICE-CHANCELLOR's Answer Bishop GARDINER's second Letter

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The Vice-CHANCELLOR's Answer
Bishop GARDINER's third Letter on the same subject
A Letter to the Vice-CHANCELLOR, ETC. from the Privy Council

respecting the Tragedy acted at Christ's College
King HENRY VIII. Commission for the VISITATION of the

University
The repayre up of M. PARKER and W. MayE after survaye to

the King's Majestie -
Report of the COMMISSIONERS concerning the Revenues and

Expenses of the Colleges -
A Letter from QUEEN Catharine in answer to an application

from the University -
A Letter to the VICE-CHANCELLOR from the Council respecting

the conduct of a PURVEYOR A dispute between the VICE-CHANCELLOR and Mayor at the

black assembly The greefes declared by Mr. Madew VICE-CHANCELLOR, D.

SMYTH, Mr. SWYNBURNE, and Mr. AYNSWORTH, xviii De

cemb. 1546
Thanswer made by Mr. Mayer, Mr. Hutton, Mr. Cooke,

Mr. FANNE, apoynted to comon and conclude in the
Towne's name with Mr. VICE-CHANCELLOR, D. SMYTH,
Mr. SWYNBOURNE, and Mr. AYNESWORTH, apoynted by
thunyversitie according to certeyn articles comoned of and

propounded then
A Letter from W. SAYNT-JOHN to the VICE-CHANCELLOR

respecting the conduct of the MAYOR The wordes of their order to be sayd by the late Mayer

FLETCHER and Thomas HARRISON his son in lawe

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EDWARDO SEXTO.

Literæ Achademiæ ad DUCEM SOMERATTENSEM
Literæ Ducis SOMERATTENSIS ad Academiam
A Letter from Hampton Court
These LIBERTYES sued to the Kinges Majesty to be graunted

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to THUNIVERSITY A Letter from my Lord PROTECTOR SOMERSET

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