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THE REFORMATION OF IT, DURING THE PRIMACY OF THE SAID
FIRST PUBLISHED (1694.) IN THREE BOOKS.
COLLECTED CHIEFLY FROM RECORDS, REGISTERS, AUTHENTIC
LETTERS, AND OTHER ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.
JOHN STRYPE, M.A.
A NEW EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.
Queen Mary soon recognized. The Archbishop slandered and
imprisoned. I FIND the Archbishop present among Queen Jane's coun- Anno 1553. sellors : whose party seemed to be resolute for her until the The A 19th of July. All these persons of quality were with her bishop's
and coun. in the Tower, consulting of affairs for her service: Thomas se Archbishop of Canterbury; the Bishop of Ely, Lord Chan-cern with
the Lady cellor; the Earl of Winchester, Lord Treasurer; the Dukes Jane. of Suffolk and Northumberland; the Earls of Bedford, Arundel, Shrewsbury, Pembroke; the Lords Darcy and Paget; Sir Thomas Cheiney, Sir Richard Cotton, Sir William Petre, Sir John Cheke, Sir John Baker, Sir Robert Bowes ; being all of her council. All which (excepting Northumberland) signed a letter, dated July 19, to the Lord Rich, Lord Lieutenant of the county of Essex, who had signified to them that the Earl of Oxford was fled to the Lady Mary. In their letter they exhorted him to stand true and tight to Queen Jane, as they said they did, and would do. It was penned by Cheke ; for Secretary Cecyl was absent, and Petre, the other Secretary, though present, did it not, though he signed it. The letter is in the Appendix. The No. LXIX. day before this letter was sent, viz. July 18, there being a rising in Buckinghamshire, and the parts thereabouts, Queen