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History of Christian Martyrdom: From the Commencement of Christianity to the Latest Periods of Pagan and Popish Persecution

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1834. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ' Be of good comfort, brother, for my lord of London Is our good physician : he will cure us both shortly, thee of thy blindness, and me of my lameness.' These two undaunted believers in Christ were both chained to one stake. They endured their sufferings with great fortitude, and cheerfully yielded up their lives in testimony of the truth of their blessed Redeemer. Martyrdom of Thomas Drowry, a blind boy, and Thomas Croker. We have just before related the sufferings of two men, the one blind and the other lame: and we have now another instance of natural blindness conjoined with mental illumination, leading the possessor to a glorious death, and a never-ending felicity in heaven. Thomas Drowry, a blind boy, was brought before Dr. Williams, chancellor of Gloucester, and examined as to his belief in regard to the real presence in the sacrament of the altar. His answers were such as to draw down upon him the anger of the haughty prelate, and he was condemned to be executed for heresy. Refusing all persuasions to recant, he was burnt at Gloucester, on the 15th of May, 1556, together with Thomas Croker, a bricklayer, condemned also for his testimony to the truth. CHAPTER IX. Proclamation of Queen Mary. When this horrid pers ecution had continued for two years, and many hundreds had fallen victims to the rage of those popish monsters, the blood-thirsty cravings of Queen Mary were not yet satisfied : as will appear by the following proclamation, dated February, 1557 : ' Philip and Mary, by the grace of God, king and queen of England, c. To the right reverend father in God, our right trusty and well-beloved counsellor Thomas, bishop of Ely, and to our right trusty and well-beloved William Windsore, knight, lord Windsore: Edward North, knight, lord North: and to our tr...
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