The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1618-19

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,191 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 285
mnybks.net#: 5109
Genres: Biography, History
Excerpt

eligious creed and observances of the English Puritans were identical with that of the Contra- Remonstrants, whom King James had helped to their great triumph. This was not very difficult to prove. It so happened that there were some English Puritans living at that moment in Leyden. They formed an independent society by themselves, which they called a Congregational Church, and in which were some three hundred communicants. The length of their residence there was almost exactly coeval with the Twelve Years' Truce. They knew before leaving England that many relics of the Roman ceremonial, with which they were dissatisfied, and for the discontinuance of which they had in vain petitioned the crown--the ring, the sign of the cross, white surplices, and the like--besides the whole hierarchical system, had been disused in the Reformed Churches of France, Switzerland, and the United Provinces, where the forms of worship in their view had been brought more nearly to the early apostolic model. They admitted for truth the doctrinal articles of the Dutch Reformed Churches. They had not come to the Netherlands without cause. At an early period of King James's reign this congregation of seceders from the establishment had been wont to hold meetings at Scrooby in Nottinghamshire, once a manor of the Archbishop of York, but then the residence of one William Brewster. This was a gentleman of some fortune, educated at Cambridge, a good scholar, who in Queen Elizabeth's time had been in the service of William Davison when Secretary of State. He seemed to have been a confidential private secretary of that excellent and unlucky statesman, who found him so discreet and faithful as to deserve employment before all others in matters of trust and secrecy. He was esteemed by Davison "rather as a son than a servant," and he repaid his confidence by doing him many faithful offices in the time of his troubles. He had however long since retired from connection with public affairs, living a retired life, devoted to study, meditatio

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1618-19 by John Lothrop Motley - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1618-19 by John Lothrop Motley - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1618-19 by John Lothrop Motley - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1618-19 by John Lothrop Motley - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1618-19 by John Lothrop Motley - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1618-19 by John Lothrop Motley - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Beethoven
by Thomas Tapper
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
''Old Put'' The Patriot
by Frederick A. Ober
The Age of Big Business
by Burton J. Hendrick
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller

See more popular titles from this genre.