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1683 English Reformation Elizabeth I Queen Mary Thomas Cromwell Burnet Portraits

As a response to Nicolas Sanders attack on the English Reformation, Gilbert Burnet published a rebuttal that covered the reign of Henry VIII, the second volume covers the reign of Elizabeth I. The work saw such success and popularity that his reputation was enhanced and the English Parliament gave thanks to Burnet after the completion of Burnet. (Lowndes B 318)

Burnet gives evidences of the difficulties and challenges that the Church of England faced against Catholics and the government as a whole. Burnet defended his doctrines in this work and “confirmed them in another sermon, in which he also made some reflections on Bishops” that were impactful in English reforms. (Burnet, HRCE, Book III, 307). A third volume was published in 1715 as a supplement to the first two volumes. This 1683 abridgment is also a supplement to the main, larger, ‘History of the Reformation’.

Item number: #2330

Price: $599

BURNET, Gilbert

The abridgment of The history of the reformation of the Church of England

London : printed by J.D. [John Darby] for Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1683. Second edition.


•Collation complete with all pages: [32], 319, [1], 384oSignatures: A⁸, a⁸, B-X⁸, 2B-3B⁸

"Book II. Of the life and reign of King Edward the Sixth" begins new pagination on 2B1r

o4 leaves of plates with portraits

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas More

Cardinal Wolsey

Archbishop Cranmer

Queen Mary

Queen Jane

Edward Seymor

Bishop Ridley

Cardinal Poole

Bishop Gardener

Queen Elizabeth

Archbishop Parker

•References: Lowndes B 319; Wing B5756;

•Provenance: Handwritten – Charles Wright, 1726.

•Language: English

•Binding: Leather; tight & secure

•Size: ~7.5in X 4.75in (19cm x 12cm)

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1683 English Reformation Elizabeth I Queen Mary

Estimate $599 - $1,200Apr 8, 2018