Anne Askew (1521-1546) was accused of heresy because of her denial of the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation and ritual of mass. These two works provide an extremely rare autobiographical account of heresy interrogations, torture, trial and conviction. Her manuscripts were smuggled out of England to John Bale on the Continent who edited and published them in 1545 and 1546 respectively.
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Contents: Introductory note; The first examinacyon of Anne Askewe; The lattre examinacyon of Anne Askewe; Appendices.
John N. King
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