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Engraved by James Fittler. AR. A. after a Drawing by W. Skelton, taken from an Original Picture in the Posses
sion of the Dowager Marchionefs of Downshire, at Ombersley Court, Worcestershire.
Born June 16, 1514.
Died Sept. 13, 1557.
L I F E
SIR JOHN CHEKE, KT.
FIRST INSTRUCTOR, AFTERWARDS SECRETARY OF STATE,
KING EDWARD VI.
ONE OF THE GREAT RESTORERS OF GOOD LEARNING AND
TRUE RELIGION IN THIS KINGDOM.
A Work wherein many remarkable Points of History, relating to the State of
Learning and Religion in the Times of King Henry VIII. King
Edward VI. and Queen Mary I. are brought to light.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A TREATISE OF SUPERSTITION,
Writ by the said learned Knight.
BY JOHN STRYPE, M. A.
A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR.
THIS edition of Strype's Life of Sir John Cheke, as well as that lately published of Sir Thomas Smith, is printed verbatim from a copy corrected by the Author, which is the property of Mr. Watson Taylor, and with the use of which he was pleased to oblige the Delegates of the Clarendon Press.