Sketches Of The Lives Of Some Of The Most Eminent Reformers

It will not be inappropriate to devote a few pages of this work to a

brief detail of the lives of some of those men who first stepped

forward, regardless of the bigoted power which opposed all reformation,

to stem the tide of papal corruption, and to seal the pure doctrines of

the gospel with their blood. Among these, Great Britain has the honor of

taking the lead, and first maintaining that freedom in religious

controversy which astonished Europe, and demonstrated that political and

religious liberty are equally the growth of that favored island. Among

the earliest of these eminent persons was