The joyful accession of Elizabeth, November 17th, 1558, p. 399.
Her character and education, 401. Ever a dissemibler, 403.
Environed with difficulties, 404. Her councillors and respon-
sible advisers, 405. Everything in the church unaltered for
a full month," 406. Intimations of her regard for protestant-
ism, 407. Controversies between the papists and protestants,
410. Elizabeth crowned, January, 1558-59, p. 412.
liament, 413. Act of supremacy, 414. Restoration of Ed-
ward's Book of Common Prayer, 419. The queen's authority
to order and change the rites and ceremonies of the church,
422. Opposition to the acts of supremacy and uniformity, 425.
The new service introduced, June 24th, 1559, p. 426. First
high commission court - The queen's injunctions, 427. The
oath of supremacy generally taken by the clergy, 430. Mon-
uments of idolatry destroyed, 431. Consecration of the prot-
estant bishops — Romish inclinations of the queen, 433. The
pope's overtures to the queen, 439.
The new bishops at first averse to severe measures, 442. The
queen complains of the lack of uniformity, 443. Persecution
begun - Sampson and Humphrey summoned before the com-