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OF ORIGINAL PAPERS OF STATE, RECORDS, AND LETTERS.
BY JOHN STRYPE, M. A.
A NEW EDITION.
VOL. I. PART I.
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
This presumption, dread sovereign, of setting your august name before these Annals of the Reformation of the Church of England, will, I hope, obtain your majesty's pardon; since God hath placed you, next under himself, the great patron and supreme head of the same happy reformed church. And you have often, in a most gracious manner, declared to your people your royal defence and protection thereof: the evident and remarkable blessing of Almighty God, from your auspicious entrance upon the government of these kingdoms, accompanying your majesty therein; and preserving us in this holy religion, (as we pray in our excellent office,) in “wealth, peace, and godliness.”
Nor is it without precedent that I offer my dedication of this part of our church's history to your majesty, since the beginning and progress of it, written by a right reverend bishop of this church, Dr. Burnet, the former part of which was inscribed to one of of Salisyour royal predecessors, and the latter part to your-King self, with good acceptance. And so the favour to Charles II. these volumes may seem entitled to your royal patronage, as being but a continuation of the same