Opened a fresh and more creditable chapter in Bonner's career.
The fall of Somerset in the following month raised Bonner's hopes, and he appealed from Cranmer to the council.
After a struggle the Protestant faction gained the upper hand, and on the 7th of February 1550 Bonner's deprivation was confirmed by the council sitting in the Star Chamber, and he was further condemned to perpetual imprisonment.
This fact led Parsons and other Catholic historians to state that she actually recanted, but she refused to sign Bonner's form without qualification.
His Catholicism, however, was of a less rigid type than Gardiner's and Bonner's; he felt something of the force of the national antipathy to foreign influence, whether ecclesiastical or secular, and was always impressed by the necessity of national unity, so far as was possible, in matters of faith.
In Bonner county there are great mills at Sand Point and at Bonner's Ferry.