A Treatise on the Pretended Divorce Between Henry VIII. and Catharine of Aragon

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Camden Society, 1878 - Great Britain - 344 pages
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Page 292 - ... and that the king should, by the suppression of the abbeys, gather such an infinite treasure that from that time he should have no need, nor would not, put the people to any manner of payment or charge for his, or the realm's affairs. This sermon, as no wise man did believe, so myself, that chanced to be there present," have known how false was the promise.
Page 276 - York, a man about fourscore years of age, which had been a religious man also, married a young girl of fourteen or fifteen years of age, and yet, for three causes, she never was his wife : the one for that he had been a religious man, and had solemnly vowed chastity ; the second for that he was a priest ; and the third for that she was betrothed to another man, and by very force kept from him, as I have heard the party myself confess and complain in this queen's time, and that he intended to procure...
Page 188 - Grace should promise so to enter religion or vow of chastity for his part, only thereby to conduce the Queen thereunto, whether in that case the Pope's holiness may dispense with the King's Highness for the same promise, oath or vow, discharging his Grace clearly of the same, and thereupon to proceed ad...
Page 187 - And if it be a thing that the pope per case may not do, (standing such laws as be already written, both divine and human, and using his ordinary power) yet whether his holiness may do it of his mere and absolute power, as a thing, that the same may dispense in above the law, must...
Page 199 - My lord and dear husband, I commend me unto you. The hour of my death draweth fast on, and, my case being such, the tender love I owe you forceth me, with a few words, to put you in remembrance of the health and safe-guard...
Page 253 - Sir, I am credibly informed that your grace intendeth to take to your wife the Lady Anne Bulleyn, wherein I beseech your grace to be well advised what you do, for she is not meet to be...
Page 199 - The hour of my death draweth fast on, and, my case being such, the tender love [ owe you forceth me with a few words to put you in remembrance of the health and safe,guard of your soul, which you ought to prefer before all worldly matters, and before the care and tendering of your own body, for the which you have cast me into many miseries, and yourself into many cares. For my...
Page 188 - Queen shall make marvellous difficulty and in no wise be conformable to enter religion or take vow of chastity, but that to induce her thereunto there must be ways and means of high policy used, and all things possible devised to encourage her to the same, wherein percase she shall resolve that she in no wise will condescend so to do, unless than the King's Highness also do the semblable for his part.
Page 176 - Take heed, I beseech you, reverend father, and well consider what a great and weighty enterprise you take now in hand.' And speaking much in the commendation of his wife, said that his marriage was allowed by the most learned and virtuous bishops of the realms of England and Spain, and confirmed also by the Pope's authority.