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H IS TO RY

OF THE

CHURCH OF CHRIST.

VOLUME THE FOURTH, PART I.

CONTAINING

THE REMAINDER OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY;

ALSO

THE FOURTEENTH, FIFTEENTH, AND PART OF

THE SIXTEENTH, CENTURIES.

EDITED FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS,
OF THE LATE Rev. JOSEPH MILNER,

WITH ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, &c.
BY THE Rev. ISAAC MILNER, D.D.
DEAN OF CARLISLE, AND MASTER OF QUEEN'S

COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

CAMBRIDGE:
PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS;
AND SOLD BY MATTHEWS, STRAND; MAWMAN, POULTRY, LONDON;
DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE; COOKE, OXFORD; WOLSTENHOLME,
LATE TESSEYMAN, YORK; BROWNE, HULL; BINNS,
LEEDS; HAZARD, BATH; BULGIN, BRISTOL;

AND JOLIE, CARLISLE.

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CO N T E N T S.

CENTURY XIII. continued.

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CHAP. V.
The general State of the Church in this Century

C H A P. VỊ.
Authors and eminent Persons in this Century

CHAP. VII.
Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln

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CENTURY XIV.

CHAP. I.
The general State of the Church in this Century

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CHA P. I.
The Lollards

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CHAP. II.
The Council of Constance, including the Cafes of

John Hufs and Jerom of Prague

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of the Fourth Volume of the History of the Church of Christ has been delayed so long, and so much beyond the period at which the Editor had hoped the Manuscripts might have been reviewed and printed, that he now feels himself called

upon to state briefly the reasons, which have retarded the execution of this work.

1. The principal reason, no doubt, is the decease of the learned and industrious Author; which melancholy event took place soon after the third volume was completed. While he was alive, no time was lost, no pains were spared, in forwarding an Ecclesiastical history, in which the Writer conceived the honour of God and the benefit of mankind were materially concerned. But the

progress of an undertaking, which was deprived of its main operative spring, unavoidably became slow and difficult. Add to this, what the Editor has already mentioned in his preface to the second edition of the first volume-How extremely difficult it now is to prepare and fit for the Press such of the Manuscripts as were intended to make a fourth volume. While recourse could be had to the Author, many doubts and obscurities might be cleared up in a few minutes, VOL. IV: (a)

which,

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