fall conformity. Seditious libellers to suffer. Statute against seducing
the Queen's subjects to popery: and to oblige all persons to come to
chureh. Visitation in London. Rise of the Brownists. History of
Robert Brown. Principles of the Brownists. Reasons of their separ-
ation. Remarks. Severities against them. Puritans received into
gentlemen's families. Execution of Campion the jesuit and others.
Queen assists foreign protestants. Commission of concealments. Mr.
Wright's sufferings. His ordination denied. Presbyterial ordination ad-
mitted by arehbishop Grindal. Complaints of bishop Aylmer's severi-
ties. Justices of the peace supplication. Effects of it. Mr. Copping and
Thacker, ministers, executed. Low state of practical religion. Death
and character of the Rev. Mr. Gilpin. Death of archbishop Grindal.
From the death of Archbishop GRINDAL, to the Spanish invasion in 1588.
WHITGIFT arehbishop : his articles. Examination into his power of
imposing them. Arehbishop's primary visitation. Numbers suspend-
ed. Their hardships. Motives for amendments in the service book.
Archbishop's reasons for subscription. Compassionate case of the non-
subscribers. Their supplication to the council. Petition of the Lon-
don ministers to convocation. Mr. Barber, Field, and Egerton, sus-
pended. Petitions of gentlemen and parishioners for their ministers :
Essex petition; Norwich petition. Archbishop's remonstrance against
them. He petitions the Queen for a new ecclesiastical commission,
Queen grants it. Copy of the commission. Remarks. Power of the
commission debated. Of the oath ex-officio. Their power of imprison-
ment. Of their fines. Of their power to frame articles for the clergy.
Manner of the court's proceedings. Form of citation. Whitgift's
twenty-four articles. The treasurer's remarks upon them. The arch-
bishop justifies his articles. His reasons for proceeding by the oath ex-
officio. Lords of the council dissatisfied. Mr. Beale writes against the
arehbishop. The archbishop's complaint of him in the Star-chamber.
Conference at Lambeth. Heads of the conference. The issue of it.
Bishop Aylmer's severities against the puritans. Ministers suspended
by the bishop of London. Mr. Carew's sufferings. Mr. Knight and
Mr. Negus' sufferings. Mr. Gifford's sufferings. Mr. Dyke suspend-
ed. His parishioners petition for him, and the lord treasurer; but in
vain. Mr. Benison's sufferings. The council's letter in his favor. The
bishop's answer. Mr. Merbury's examination and imprisonment. Re-
marks. Hardships of the country clergy. Mr. Paget's sufferings.
Artieles against him: and his answer. Causes of his deprivation ar-
gued. His further sufferings.
Mr. Travers' case. Book of disci-
pline. The abstract. Puritans apply to the parliament. Bill brought
in. Their proposals for reformation : attended with a supplication.
Answer of the bishops. Bill against pluralities. The convocation
flies to the Queen. Bishops' proposals. The bill rejeeted by the lords.
Other bills for reformation brought in : The archbishop's letter to
the Queen : Her majesty puts a stop to them. Remarks. Whitgift's
arguments against marrying at all times of the year. Puritans ap-