It Is Not My Hand or Seal

“I thought it good therefore in relief of the weighty burden of scrupulous conscience, and the quiet estate of this noble realm, to attempt the law therein, and whether I might take another wife in case that my first copulation with this gentlewoman were not lawful; which I intend not for any carnal concupiscence, ne […]

For Discharge of My Conscience and Satisfaction of My Soul

More then spoke as follows: “Since I am condemned, and God knows how, I wish to speak freely of your Statute, for the discharge of my conĀ­science. For the seven years that I have studied the matter, I have not read in any approved doctor of the Church that a temporal lord could or ought […]