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FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS V3 From King Edward III to King Henry V.

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THE ACTS AND MONUMENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

by

JOHN FOXE

Commonly known as

FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS

Volume 3

From King Edward III to King Henry V.

Published by the Ex-classics Project, 2009

http://www.exclassics.com

Public Domain

John Wickliff

CONTENTS

THE FIFTH BOOK, CONTAINING THE LAST THREE HUNDRED YEARS FROM THE LOOSING OUT OF SATAN. 4

73. The Persecutions Foretold in the Scriptures 5

74. The Prayer and Complaint of the Ploughman. 9

75. The Parable of Friar Rupescissanus 33

76. Armachanus and The Begging Friars 35

77. Pope Gregory the Eleventh and King Edward the Third 44

78. Anti-Papal Writers, 1370-1390 47

79. John Wickliff 52

80. Herford, Reppington and Ashton 83

81. John Wickliff (Contd.) 103

82. William Swinderby. 118

83. Walter Brute. 136

84. A Letter from Lucifer to the Pope and Prelates 199

85. King Richard II and the Followers of Wickliff 204

86. The Deposing of King Richard II. 224

87. William Sautre 229

88. Opposition to Henry IV. 238

89. John Badby 244

90. Laws Made against Heretics 249

91. William Thorpe. 260

92. John Purvey. 301

93. Continuing Schism. 309

94. John Huss Condemned by Pope Alxander V. 311

95. Insufferable Pride and Vainglory of The Prelates 313

96. Notes of Certain Parliament Matters Passed in King Henry V's Days. 319

97. Coronation of Henry V. Synod of London 323

98. The Trouble and Persecution of the Lord Cobham. 325

99. Cope's Book of Lord Cobham, Answered 354

THE FIFTH BOOK,

CONTAINING

THE LAST THREE HUNDRED YEARS FROM THE LOOSING OUT OF SATAN.

73. The Persecutions Foretold in the Scriptures

HUS having discoursed in these former books the order and course of years, from the first tying up of Satan unto the year of our Lord 1360, I have a little overpassed the stint of time in the Scripture appointed, for the loosing out of him again. For so it is written by St. John, Apoc. xx., that after a thousand years, Satan, the old dragon, shall be let loose again for a season, &c.

For the better explanation of the which mystery, let us first consider the context of the Scripture; afterward let us examine, by history and course of times, the meaning of the same. And first, to recite the words of the Apocalypse, the text of the prophecy is this, chap. xx.

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