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Universalis Ecclesia pluribus sæculis venerata extra Romanam Curiam in dictis præinsertis est, feritatem exercere non expavit, Divi literis specificatis, hujusmodi publicatio non enim Thomæ Cantuarien. Archiepiscopi, fiat, perinde Henricum Regem, et alios quos cujus ossa, quæ in dicto Regno Angliæ potis- concernunt præsertim Anglos afficiat, ac si simum, ob innumera ab omnipotenti Deo illic Henrico Regi et aliis prædictis præsertim
miracula, sumina cum veneratione Anglis personaliter intimatæ fuissent. in arca aurea in Civitate Cantuarien. serva. 5. Quodq; præsentium transumptis, juxta bantur, postquam ipsum Divum Thomam, ad modum in præinsertis literis expressum factis, majorem Religionis contemptum, in judicium tam in judicio quam extra, eadem tides adhivocari, et tanquam contumacem damnari ac beatur, quæ Originalibus adbiberetur, si forent proditorem declarari facerat, exhumari, et exhibitæ, vel ostensæ. comburi, ac cineres in ventuin spargi jussit, 6. Non obstantibus Constitutionibus et omdem plane cunctarum gentium crudelita- Ordinationibus Apostolicis, necnon omnibus tem superans, cum ne in bello quidem hostes illis, quæ in dicuis literis voluimus non obstare, victores sævire in mortuorum cadavera soliti cæterisq; contrariis quibuscunque. sunt; adhæc omnia ex diversorum Regum7. Nulli ergo omnino bominum liceat banc etiam Anglorum, et aliorum Principum live- paginam nostri Decreti, et voluntatis infrin. ralitate donaria, ipsi arce appensa, quæ gere, vel ei ausu temerario contraire. Si multa, et maximi pretii erant, sibi usurpavit; quis autem hoc attentare præsumpserit, innec putans ex hoc satis injurie religionis in- dignationem Omnipotentis Dei, ac Beatorum tulisse, Monasteriuin Divo illi Augustino, a Petri et Pauli Apostolorum ejus se noverit quo Christianam fidem Angli acceperunt, in incursurum. dicta civitate dicatum, omnibus Thesauris, Dat. Romæ apud S. Petrum, Anno Inqui etiain multi et inagni erant, spoliavit, et carnationis Dominicæ 1538. decimo sicut se in belluam transmutavit, ita eiiam
sexto Kal. Januarii, Pontificatus nostri belluas quasi socias suas honorare voluit, feras anno quinto. videlicet in dicto Monasterio, expulsis Monachis, intromittendo, genus quidem sceleris non modo Christi fidelibus, sed etiam Turcis inauditum et abominandum.
X.-The Judgment of some Bishops concerning 4. Cum itaq; morbus iste a mullo quan- the King's Supremacy. An Original, tumvis peritissimo inedico alia cura sanari
(Ex MSS. D. Stillingfileet.) possit, quam putridi membri abscissione, nec valeret cura hujuemodi, absq; eo, quod nos
The words of St. John in his 20th Chap. apud Deum causam hanc nostram efficiamus, suur misit me Puter, et ego mitto ros, &c. bath ulterius retardari. ad dictarum literarum no respect to a king's or a Princes Power, (quas ad boc ut Henricus Rex, ejusq; Com
Com but only to shew bow that the Ministers of plices, Fautores, adhærentes, consultores, et
the Word of God, chosen and sent for that sequaces, etiam super excessibus per eum
intent, are the Messengers of Christ, to teach
the Truth of his Gospel, and to loose and novissime, ut præfertur, perpetratos, intra terminum eis, quoad alia, per alias nostras
bind sin, &c. as Christ was the Messenger of literas prædictas respective præfixas, se ex
his Father. The words also of St. Paul, in cusare, alias pænis ipsis literis contentas in the 20th Chap. of the Acts; Altendite vobis et currant, extendimus et ampliamus) publica- ?
universo gregi, in qua vos Spiritus Sanctus posuit tionem, et deinde, Deo duce, ad executionem
Episcopus regere Ecclesiam Dei, were spoken to procedere omnino statuimus. Et quia a fide
Aide the Bishops and Priests, to be diligent Pasdignis accepimus, quod si ipsarum et præsen- or
tors of the People, both to teach them dilitium literarum publicatio Diep. Rothomagen. gently, and also to be circumspect that false vel Boloniæ Ambianen. Diæc. Oppidis in
Preachers should not seduce the People, as Franciæ, aut Civitate Sancti Andreæ, seu in
followeth immediately after in the same place. Oppido Callistren. Sancti Andreæ Diæc. in
Other places of Scripture declare the highScotæ Regnis, vel in Thuamien. et Antifer. ness and excellency of Christian Princes ten, Civitatibus, vel Dicc. Domisii Hiberpiæ Authority and Power; the which of a truth fiat, non solum tam facile, ut si in locis in is most high, for he hath power and charge dictis literis expressis fieret, sed facilius in generally over all, as well Bishops, as Priests. sarum literarum tenor, ad Henrici, et aliorum as other. The Bishops and Priests have quos concernunt, præseriim Anglorum, poti- charge of Souls within their own Cures. tiam deveniret; Nos volentes in hoc oppor.
power to minister Sacraments, and to teach tune providere, motu, scientia, et potestatis
The Word of God; to the which Word of plenitudine prædictis decernimus, quod pub
God Christian Princes knowledg themselves licatio literarum superius insertarum, quarum
subject; and in case the Bishops be negliipsertioni superius facte. ac ipsis Originali. gent, it is the Christian Princes Office to see bus quoad validitatem publicationis, seu exe- them do their duty. cutionis pra-sentium, fidem adhiberi volumus, T. Cantuarien. Thomas Elien. in duobus ex locis præsentibus literis expres- Joannes London. Nicolaus Sarisburien. sis, alias juxta supra insertarum, et præsen- Cuthbertus Dunelmen. Hugo Wygorn. tium literarum tenore facta, etiam si in locis Jo. Batwellen. J. Roffen.
XI.-Ingunctions to the Clergy made by unto them, exhorting all Parents and HouseCromwell.
holders to teach their Children and Servants
the same, as they are bound in Conscience [Regist. Cranmer.)
to do. And that done, ye shall declare unto In the Name of God, Amen. By the Au- them the Ten Commandments, one by one thority and Commission of the excellent every Sunday and Holy-day, till they be Prince Henry, by the Grace of God, King of likewise perfect in the same. England and of France, Defensor of the Item ; That ye shall in Confessions every Faith ; Lord of Ireland ; and in Earth Su. Lent, examine every person that cometh to pream Head, under Christ, of the Church of Confession unto you, whether they can recite England, I Thomas Lord Cromwell, Privy the Articles of our Faith, and the Pater NosSeal, and Vice-gerent to the King's said ter in English, and hear them say the same Highness, for all bis Jurisdiction Ecclesiasti. particularly; wherein if they be not perfect, cal within this Realm, do, for the advance. ye shall declare to the same. That every ment of the true honour of Almighty God, Christian Person ought to know the same encrease of Vertue, and discharge of the before they should receive the blessed Sacra. King's Majesty, give and exbibit unto you ment of the Altar; and monish them to learn
these Injunctions following, to be the same more perfectly by the next year kept, observed, and fulfilled, upon the pains following, or else, like-as they ought not to hereafter declared.
presume to come to God's Board, without First; That ye shall truly observe and perfect knowledg of the same, and if they keep all and singular the king's Highness do, it is to the great peril of their Souls ; so Injunctions, given unto you heretofore in my ye shall declare unto them, that ve look for Name, by his Graces Authority ; not only Other Injunctions from the King's Highness upon the pains therein expressed, but also in by that time, to stay and repel all such from your default after this second monition con: God's Board as shall be found ignorant in tinued, upon further punishment to be strait- the Premisses; whereof ye do thus admonish Jy extended towards you by the King's High- them, to the intent they should both eschew ness Arbitriment, or his Vice-gerent afore. the peril of their Souls, and also the worldly id.
rebuke that they might incur after by the Item ; That ye shall provide on this side same. the Feast of
next coming, one Item ; That ye sball make, or cause to be Book of the whole Bible of the largest Volume made, in the said Church, and every other in English, and the same set up in some con- Cure ye have, one Sermon every quarter of venient place within the said Church that ye the year at least, wherein ye shall purely and have Cure of, whereas your Parishioners sincerely declare the very Gospel of Christ, may most commodiously resort to the same and in the same exhort your Hearers to the and read it; the charge of whicb Book sball Works of Charity, Mercy, and Faith, espebe ratably born between you the Parson and cially prescribed and commanded in Scripthe Parishioners aforesaid, that is to say, the ture, and not to repose their trust or affiance one half by yon, and the other half by them. in any other Works devised by Mens fanta
Item ; That you shall discourage no Man sies besides Scripture; as in wandering to privily or apertly from the reading or hear. Pilgrimages, offering of Mony, Candels, or ing of the said Bible, but shall expressly pro- Tapers, to Images, or Reliques; or kissing voke, stir, and exhort every Person to read or licking the same over, saying over a' numthe same, as that which is the very lively ber of Beads, not understanded or minded Word of God, that every Christian Man is on, or in such-like superstition; for the doing bound to embrace, believe, and follow, if he whereof, ye not only have no promise of relooked to be saved; admonisbing them never- ward in Scripture, but contrariwise great theless to avoid all contention, altercation threats and maledictions of God, as things therein, and to use an honest sobriety in the tending to Idolatry and Superstition, which inquisition of the true sense of the same, and of all other Offences God Almighty doth refer the explication of the obscure places to most detest and abhor, for that the same diMen of higher judgment in Scripture.
minisheth most his honour and glory. Item; That ye shall every Sunday and Item ; That such feigned Images as ye Holy-day through the Year, openly and know in any of your Cures to be so abused plainly recite to your Parishioners, twice or with Pilgrimages or Offerings of any thing thrice together, or oftener, if need require, made thereunto, ve shall, for avoiding of one particle or sentence of the Pater Noster, that most detestable offence of Idolatry, or Creed, in English, to the intent they may forthwith take down, and without delay; learn the same by Heart; And so from day and shall suffer from benceforth no Candles, to day, to give them one little lesson or sen- Tapers, or Images of Wax to be set afore tence of the same, till they have learned the any Image or Picture, but only the Light whole Pater Noster and Creed, in English, that commonly goeth a.cross the Church by by rote. And as they be taugbt every sen- the Rood-loft, the Light before the Sacratence of the same by rote, ye shall expound ment of the Altar, and the Light about the and declare the understanding of the same Sepulchre; which for the adorning of the Church, and Divine Service, ye sball suffer every Man surceeding you likewise; and to remain : still admonishing your Parish- also there insert every person's Name that ioners, that Images serve for none other shall be so wedded, christened, and buried ; purpose, but as to be Books of unlearned and for the safe keeping of the saine Book, Men, that ken no Letters, whereby they might the Parish shall be bound to provide, of their be otherwise admonished of the lives and common charges, one sure Coffer with two conversation of them that the said Images Locks and Keys, whereof the one to remain do represent; which Images if they abuse, with you, and the other with the Wardens for any other intent than for such remem- of every such Parish wherein the said Book brances, they commit Idolatry in the same, shall be laid up; which Book ye shall every to the great danger of their Souls : And Sunday tahe forth, and in the presence of the therefore the King's Highness graciously said Wardens, or one of them, write and retendering the weal of bis Subjects Souls, cord in the same, all the Weddings, Chrishath in part already, and more will hereafter, tenings, and Buryings, made the whole week travail for the abolishing of such Images as afore ; and that done, to lay up the Book in might be an occasion of so great an offence to the said Coffer, as afore ; And for every time God, and so great a danger to the Souls of that the same shall be omitted, the Party his loving Subjects.
that shall be in the fault thereof, shall forfeit Item ; That all in such Benefices, or Cures, to the said Church 3s. 414. to be employed on as ye have, whereupon ye be not your self the reparation of the said Church. Resident, ye shall appoint such Curats in Item ; That ye shall every quarter of a year your stcad, as can both by their ability, and read these and the other former Injunctions, will also promptly, execute these Injunctions, gwen unto you by the Authority of the King's and do their duty otherwise, that ye are Highness, open and deliberately before all bounden in every behalf accordingly, and your Parishioners, to the intent that both may profit them, no less with good Examples you may be the better admonished of your of living, than with declaration of the Word duty, and your said Parishioners the more of God, or else their lack and defaults sball incited to ensue the same for their part. be imputed unto you, who shall straitly an. llem; Forasmuch as by a Law established, swer for the same if they do olberwise. every Man is bound to pay the Tithes; no
Item, That ye shall admit no Man to Man shall, by colour of duty, omitted by their preach within any your Benefices or Cures, Curats, detain their Tithes, and so re-double but such as shall appear unto you to be suffi- one wrong with another, or be his own Judg, ciently licensed thereunto by the King's High- but sball truly pay the same, as bath been ness, or his Grace's Authority, by the Arch- accustomed, io their Parsons and Curats, Bishop of Canterbury, or the Bishop of this without any restraint or diminution; and Diocess; and such as shall be so licensed, such Jack or default as they can justly find ye shall gladly receive to declare the Word of in their Parsons and Curats to call for reforGod, without any resistance or contradiction. mation thereof at their Ordinaries, and other
Item ; If ye have heretofore declared to Superiors bands, who, upon complaint, and your Parishioners any thing to the extolling due proof thereof, shall reform the same acor setting forth of Pilgrimages, feigned Recordingly. liques, or Images, or any such superstitions, Item ; That no person shall from hencethat you shall now openly afore the same re- forth alter or change the order and manner cant and reprove the same, shewing them of any Fasting day that is commanded and (as the truth is) that ye did the same upon indicted by the Church, nor of any Prayer, no ground of Scripture, but as one led and or of Dirine Service, otherwise than is speciseduced by a common Error and abuse crept fied in the said Injunctions, until such time into the Church, througb the sufferance and as the same shall be so ordered and tranavarice of such as felt profit by the same. sported by the King's Highness's Authority;
Item; If ye do or shall know any Man The Eves of such Saints, whose Holy days within your Parish, or elsewhere, that is a Let- be abrogated be only excepted, which sball ter of the Word of God to be read in English, be declared henceforth to be no fasting-days; or sincerely preached, or of the execution of excepted also the commemoration of Thomas these Injunctions; or a favourer of the Bi. Becket, some-time Arch-Bishop of Cantershop of Rome's pretensed Power, now by the bury, which shall be clean omilted, and in Laws of this Realm justly rejected and ex. the stead thereof, the Ferial Service used. tirped, ye shall detect and present the same liem; That the knolling of the Avies after to the King's Highness, or his bonourable Service, and certain other times, which hath Council, or to bis Vice-gerent aforesaid, or been brought in and begun by the pretence tbe Justice of Peace next adjoining
of the Bishop of Rome's pardon, henceforth Item; That you, and every Parson, Vicar, be left and omitted, lest the People do hereor Curat within this Diocess, shall for every after trust to have pardon for the saying of Churcb keep ore Book or Register, wherein their Avies, between the said knolling, as he shall write the day and year of every they have done in time past. Wedding, Christening, and Burying, madeItem; Where in times past Men have used within your Parish for your time, and so in divers places in their Processions, to sin
Ora pro nobis to so many Saints, that they Cures, except they be lawfully dispensed had no time to sing the good Suffrages fol. withal, or licensed by the Ordinary. lowing, as Parce nobis Domine, and Libera nos VII-ltein; That ye, and every one of you, Domine, it must be taught and preached, that do not admit any young Man or Woman to better it were to omit Ora pro nobis, and to receive the Sacrament of the Altar, which sing the other suffrages.
never received it before, until that he or she All which and singular Injunctions I mi- openly in the Church, after Mass, or evening nister unto you and your Successors, by the Song, upon the Holy-day, do recite, in the King's Highness Authority to me committed vulgar tongue, the Pater Noster, the Creed, in this part, which I charge and command and the Ten Commandments. you by the same Authority to observe and VIII.- Item ; That ye, and every one of keep upon pain of Deprivation, Sequestration you, shall two times in a quarter declare to of your Fruits, or such other coercion as to your Parishioners the Band of Matrimony, the King's Highness, or his Vice-gerent for and what great danger it is to all Men that the time being shall seem convenient. usech their Bodies but with such Persons as These are also in the Bp. of London's Register,
isten they lawfully may by the Law of God And Fol. 29, 30, with Bonner's Mandate to his
to exhort in the said Times your Parishioners, Arch-Deacons for observing them, 30 Sept.
that they make no privy Contracts, as they
will avoid the extream pain of the Laws used 1541. Anno Regn. 32.
within the King's Realm, by his Grace's
Authority. XII.-Injunctions given by Thomas Arch-Bishop
of Canterbury, to the Parsons, Vicars, and other (urats in his Visitation, kept ( sede va- XIII.--A Letter of Cromwell's to the Bishop of cante ) within the Diocess of Hereford, Anno Lanılaff, directing him how to proceed in the Domini 1538.
Reformation. An Original. I.--First; That ye, and every one of you,
Cotton Libr. Cleop. E. 4.] shall, with all your diligence and faithful After my right hearty Commendations to obedience, observe, and cause to be observed, your Lordship, ye shall herewith receive the all and singular the King's Highness Injunc- King's Higbness Letters addressed unto you, tions, by his Grace's Commissaries given in to put you in remembrance of his Highness' such places as they in times past have visited. travels, and your duty touching order to be
11.-Item; That ye, and every one of you taken for Preaching, to the intent the People shall have, by the first day of Angust next may be taught the Truth, and yet not charged coming, as well a whole Bible in Latin and at the beginning with over-many Novelties; English, or at the least a New Testament of the publication whereof, unless the same be both the same Languages, as the Copies of tempered and qualified with much wisdom, the King's Highness Injunctions.
do rather breed Contention, Division, and III.-Item; That ye sball every day study contrariety in Opinion in the unlearned mulone Chapter of the said Bible, or New Tes- titude, than either edify, or remove from them, tament, conferring the Latin and English to- and out of their hearts, such abuses as by the gether, and to begin at the first part of the corrupt and unsavoury teaching of the Bishop Book, and so to continue until the end of of Rome and his Disciples have crept in the the same.
same. The effect of which Letters albeit I IV.- Item ; That ye, or none of you, shall doubt not, but as well for the honesty of the discourage any Lay-Man from the reading of Matier, as for your own discharge, ye will so the Bible in English or Latin, but encourage consider and put in execution, as shall be to them to that, admonishing them that they so his Grace's satisfaction in that bebalf: Yet read it, for reformation of their own Life, forasmuch as it hath pleased his Majesty to and knowledg of their Duty; and that they appoint and constitute me in the room and be not bold or presumptuous in judging of place of his Supream and Principal Minister, Matters afore they bare perfect knowledg. in all Matters that may touch any thing his
V.-Item ; That ye, both in your Preach: Clergy, or their doings, I thought it also my ing and secret Confession, and all other works part, for the exoneration of my Duty towards and doings, shall excite and move your Pa. his Highness, and the rather to answer to his rishioners unto such Works as are command. Grace's Expectation, Opinion, and Trust coned expressly of God, for the which God shall ceived in me, and in that amongst other comdemand of them a strict reckoning ; and all mitted to my fidelity, to desire and pray you, other Works which Men do of their own Will in such substantial sort and inapner, to travel or Devotion, to teach your Parishioners that in the execution of the Contents of his Grace's they are not to be so highly esteemed as the said Letters ; namely, for avoiding of Conother; and that for the not doing of them trariety in preaching, of the pronunciation of God will not ask any accompt.
Novelties, without wise and discreet qualitiVI.-Item; That ye, nor none of you, suf. cation, and the repression of the temerity of fer no Friar, or Religious Man, to have any those, that either privily, or apertly, directly Cure or Service within your Churches or or indirectly, would advance the pretended
Authority of the Bishop of Rome ; as I be jurisdictionem nobis, uti Supremo Capiti huo not for my discharge enforced to complain jusmodi competentem, ubiq; locorum infra further, and to declare what I have now writ- hoc Regnum nostrum pra fatum, in his quæ ten unto you for that purpose, and so to inoram commode non patiuntur, aut sine nos. charge you with your own fault, and to de- trorum subditorum injuria differri non posvise such remedy for the same, as shall ap- sunt, in sua persona expediend. non sufficiet. pertain : desiring your Lordship to accept Nos tuis in hac parte supplicationibus humimy meaning herein, tending only to an honest, libus inclinati, et nostrorum subditorum comfriendly, and Christian Reformation, for modis consulere cupientes, Tibi vices nostras avoidage of further inconvenience, and to sub modo et forma inferius descriptis comthink none unkindness, tho in this Matter, mittendas fore, Teq; licentianduni esse de. wherein it is almost more than time to speak, cernimus, ad ordinandum igitur quoscung, I write frankly, compelled and enforced there. infra Dioc. tuam London. ubicunq; oriundos unto, both in respect of my private Duty, and quos moribus et literatura prævio diligenti et otherwise, for my discharge ; forasmuch as rigoroso examine idoneos fore compereris, ad it pleaseth his Majesty to use me in the lieu omnes etiam Sacros et Presbyteratus ordines of a Counsellour, whose Office is as an Eye to promovendum, præsentatosq; ad beneficia the Prince, to foresee, and in time to provide Ecclesiastica quæcunq; infra Dioc. tuam remedy for such Abuses, Enormities, and In. London. constituta, si ad curam beneficiis conveniences, as might else with a little suf. hujusmodi imminentem sustinend. babiles referance engender more evil in this Publick perti fuerunt et idonei, admittendum ac in Weal, than could be after recovered, with et de iisdem instituendum et investigandum; much labour, study, diligence, and travails, Ac etiam si res ita exigat destituendum, beAnd thus most heartily fare you well. From Deficiaq; Ecclesiastica quæcunq; ad tuain the Rolls, the 7th of January.
collationem sive dispositionem spectantia et Your Lordship's Friend,
pertinentia personis idoneis conferendum, THOMAS CROMWELL. atq; approbandum testamenta et ultimas vo
luntates quorumcunq; tuæ Diocæseos, bona,
jura, sive credita non ultra summam centum XIV. The Commission by which Bonner held his librarum in bonis suis vitæ et mortis suarum Bishoprick of the king.
temporibus habend. necnon administrationes Licentia Regia concessu Domino Episcopo ad er- quorumcunq; subditorum nostrorum tuæ Dioc, ercendam Jurisdictionem Episcopalem.
ab intestato decedend. quorum bona, jura,
sive credita non ultra summam pradictam [Regist. Bonner fol. primo.)
vitæ et mortis suarum temporibus sese extenHENRICUS Octavus, Dei Gratia Angliæ et dent, quatenus hujusmodi testatorum approFranciæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, Dominus Hi- batio atq; administrationis commissio sive berniæ, et in Terra Supremum Ecclesiæ An- concessio per prædecessores tuos aut eorum glicanæ sub Christo Caput, Reverendo in alicujus respective Commissarios retroactis Christo Patri Edmundo Londonensi Episcopo temporibus fiebat ac fieri et committi potuit, Salutem. Quandoquidem omnis jurisdicendi et non aliter committendum, Calculumq; raAutoritas, atq; etiam jurisdictio omnimoda, tiocinium et alia in ea parte expedienda, tam illa quæ Ecclesiastica dicitur quam Sæ- causasq; lites et negotia coram te aut luis cularis, a Regia Potestate velut a Supremo deputatis pendend. indecis. necnon alias sive Capite, et omnium infra Regnum nostrum alia, quascunq; sive quæcunq; ad forum EcMagistratuum fonte et scaturigine, primitus clesiasticum pertinentia ad te aut tuos depuemanavit, sane illos qui jurisdictionem hujus. tatos sive deputand. per viam querelæ ant modi antebac non nisi præcario fungebantur, appellationis sive ex officio devolvend. sive beneficium hujusmodi sic eis ex liberalitate deducend quæ extra legum postrarum et staRegia indultum gratis animis agnoscere, idq; tutorum Regni nostri offens. coram te aut tuis Kegiæ Munificentiæ solummodo acceptum re- Deputatis agitari, aut ad tuam sive alicujus ferre, eique, quotiens ejus Majestati videbi. Commissariorum per te vigore bujus Comtur, libenter concedere convenit. Quum itaq; missionis nostræ deputandorum cognitionem nos per dilectum Commissarium nostrum devolvi aut deduci valeant et possint, examiThomam Cromwell Nobilis Ordinis Garterii nand. et decidend. Ad visitandum insuper Militem, Dominum Cromwell et de Wymol. Capitulum Ecclesiæ tuæ Cathedral. London. den nostri privati Sigilli Custodem, nostrunq; civitatemq; London. necnon omnia et singula ad quascunq; causas Ecclesiasticas nostra Monasteria, Abbatias et Prioratus, Collegia Authoritate, uti Supremi Capitis dictæ Eccle- et alia loca pia, tam Religiosa quam Hospisiæ Anglicanæ, quomodolibet tractand. sive talia, quæcunq; clerumq; et populum dict. ventiland. Vicem gerentem, Vicarium Gene. Dioc. London. quatenus Ecclesiæ, Monasralem et Officialem Principalem, per alias terii, Abbatiæ, per te sive Prædecessores tuos Literas Patentes sigillo nostro Majori com- London. Episcopos visitatio hujusnuodi temmunitas, constituerimus et præfecerimus. poribus retroactis exerceri potuit, ac per te Quia tamen ipse Thomas Cromwell nostris sive per eosdem de legibus et statutis ac et hujus Regni Angliæ lot et tam arduis ne- juribus Regni nostri exerceri potuit et potest, gotiis adeo præpeditus existit, quod ad omnem et non aliter : Necnon ad inquirendum per te,