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erans and Francis I., thanks to Melanchthon's mediation, were probably

coming to an agreement, and that a general council

would be summoned. What trea

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tment could he expect from such an assembly, he who had so grievously of

fended the papacy! Desirous of preventing a council

at any price, the king deter

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mined in September, 1535, to send a more important embassy to the Luth

erans, in order to persuade them to renounce the ide

a of coming to terms with th

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e pope, and rather to form an alliance with England. =EMBASSY TO

GERMANY.= Consequently Fox, bishop of Hereford, a p

roud and insolent courtier,

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and Archdeacon Hare, an amiable and enlighte

ned man, with some others, started for Germany and joined Barnes and Mount who had preceded them. On the 24th of December they were admitted into the presence of the Elector of Saxony, the Landgrave of Hesse, and other protestant deputies and princes: 'The king our master,' they said, 'has abolished the power of the Roman bishop throughout his dominions, and rejected {110} his pretended pardons and his old wives' stories.[233] Accordingly the pope, in a transport of fury, has summoned all the kings of the earth to take arms against him. But neither pope nor papists alarm our prince. He offers you his person, his wealth, and his sceptre to combat the Roman power. Let

us unite against it, and the Spi

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  • rit of God will bind our confederation together.'[234] The princes replied to this eloquent harangue, 'that if the king engaged to pro

  • pagate the pure doctrine of the faith as it had been confessed at the diet of Augsburg; if he engaged, like them, never to concede to

  • the Roman bishop any jurisdiction in his States, they would name him Defender and Protector of their confederation.'[235] They added t

  • hat they would send a deputation, including one man of excellent learning (meaning Melanchthon), to confer with the king upon the chan