Marprelate sentence example
- The first tract by "Martin Marprelate," known as the Epistle, appeared at Molesey in November 1588.
- The Epistle attracted considerable notice, and a reply was written by Thomas Cooper, bishop of Winchester, under the title An Admonition to the People of England, but this was too long and too dull to appeal to the same class of readers as the Marprelate pamphlets, and produced little effect.
- Penry however was not found, and in September issued from Wolston or Haseley The Protestation of Martin Marprelate, the last work of the series, though several of the anti-Martinist pamphlets appeared after this date.
- Arber's Introductory Sketch to the Martin Marprelate Controversy (1880), which, however, gives no connected account of the matter.
- Maskell's Martin Marprelate Controversy (1845) is of little service.Advertisement
- His action gave rise to the Marprelate tracts, in which the bishops and clergy were bitterly attacked.
- The Epistolae obscurorum virorum have to some extent a counterpart in the Epistles of Martin Marprelate.
- She sided with the scribes, Burghley and Sir Robert Cecil, against the men of war, Essex and Raleigh; and she abetted Whitgifts rigorous persecution of the Puritans whose discontent with her via media was rancorously expressed in the Martin Marprelate tracts.
- Contemporary Puritan writers in the Marprelate tracts allude to Dr John Bridges, dean of Salisbury, author of A Defence of the Government of the Church of England, as the reputed author of Gammer Gurton's Needle, but he obviously could not be properly described as "Mr S."