An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time to by George Sale, George Psalmanazar, Archibald Bower, George

By George Sale, George Psalmanazar, Archibald Bower, George Shelvocke, John Campbell and John Swinton.

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70 Already under the influence and a known associate of Parkhurst, Jewel now became not only closely associated with Martyr, but clearly his leading protégé at Oxford. 71 Though certainly not the focus of controversy that Martyr was, nonetheless Jewel became a partaker of Martyr’s sins; doubtless fraternization with so visible a Protestant led to his discomfiture upon Edward VI’s death. The evidence for Jewel’s life during the reign of Edward VI presents a clear picture of what Jewel believed, and the direction in which his thought was taking him even then.

None of the spellings are modernized. The authorship of this work, traditionally attributed to William Wittingham, has been called into question by Patrick Collinson, ‘The Authorship of A Brieff Discours off the Troubles Begonne at Franckford’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, IX (1958) 188–208, who attributes it to Thomas Wood, another exile. 152 Brieff Discours, p. XIII. 153 Brieff Discours, p. XXVII. 154 Christina Garrett, The Marian Exiles (Cambridge, 1938), p. 219. 155 Hastings Robinson, ed.

71 Though certainly not the focus of controversy that Martyr was, nonetheless Jewel became a partaker of Martyr’s sins; doubtless fraternization with so visible a Protestant led to his discomfiture upon Edward VI’s death. The evidence for Jewel’s life during the reign of Edward VI presents a clear picture of what Jewel believed, and the direction in which his thought was taking him even then. This can be gathered not only from his associations with Peter Martyr, the nature and intentions of his several benefactors, including the ensconced Parkhurst, but also from those few written pieces surviving from this time.

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