AN HISTORICAL VINDICATION OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN POINT OF SCHISM, AS IT STANDS SEPARATED FROM THE ROMAN, AND WAS REFORMED I. ELIZABETH.
Twysden , Roger (1597-1672):
London: Printed for Robert Pawlet ..., 1675. ,198,pp. Quarto. Extracted from binding. Title in red and black, Royal Coat of Arms on title, slight tanning and faint foxing, R2-3 with clean tears in from foremargin (no loss), otherwise a very good copy. Third edition of one of Twysden's most widely read antiquarian works, first published in 1657. It is a "detailed account of the increase of papal powers over England from the Saxons to the Reformation ... [arguing] ... that it was the Church of England, rather than Rome, which had held fast to the true faith. Twysden denied that the English church ‘made a departure from the Church, which is the ground and pillar of truth’ (p. 196). This temperate and urbane argument placed Twysden within the tradition of earlier apologists for the Church of England such as Richard Hooker and Thomas Fuller" - DNB. ESTC R15191. WING T3554. McALPIN III:717.
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