CHAPTER VIII. THE CHURCH IN IRELAND DURING THE REIGNS OF HENRY VIII. AND EDWARD VI. (1509-1553)

Goodacre was by English law the Archbishop of Armagh, but the threatening attitude of Shane O'Neill prevented him from ever having the pleasure of seeing his own cathedral. Bale was, however, more fortunate. He made his way to Kilkenny where he proceeded to destroy the images and pictures in St. Canice's, and to rail against the Mass and the Blessed Eucharist, but only to find that his own chapter, the clergy, and the vast majority of the people were united in their opposition to him. - - - - -

[1] State Papers Hen. VIII., ii., 9.

[2] State Papers, ii., 197.

[3] Gasquet, Henry VIII. and the English Monasteries, p. 51.

[4] State Papers, ii., 465, 539; iii., 1, 5, 8, 29, 35, 65. Bagwell, 
    i., 379 sqq.

[5] This account of the Parliament, 1536-7, is taken from Brewer's 
    Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII., vols. x., 
    xi., xii. The references can be found under the respective dates.

[6] For the account of the proceedings of this Commission, cf. 
    Letters and Papers of Henry VIII. xii., pt. ii., pp. 294-316.

[7] Letters and Papers Hen. VIII., xii., pt. i., no. 1447; pt. ii., 
    159.

[8] State Papers, ii., 465-6.

[9] Letter of Browne to Cromwell, Id., 539-41.

[10] Letters and Papers Henry VIII., xiii., pt. i., no. 961.

[11] State Papers, ii., 570.

[12] Id., iii., 6.

[13] Id., ii., 516. Letters, etc., xii., pt. 1, 159, 658, 769; 
    xiii., pt. 1, 1420.

[14] State Papers, iii., 1-3.

[15] State Papers, iii., 8, 29, 31.

[16] Letters and Papers, xii., pt. 2, no. 64.

[17] State Papers, ii., 560.

[18] Grey to Henry VIII., 26 July, 1538. Id. iii., 57 sqq.

[19] Browne to Cromwell, iii., 122-4.

[20] Id., 63-65.

[21] State Papers, ii., 570.

[22] State Papers, iii., 110.

[23] Id., iii., 18.

[24] State Papers, iii., 122.

[25] State Papers, iii., 35.

[26] Id., iii., 95.

[27] Id., iii., 103.

[28] Annals of F. M., 1537; of Loch Cé, 1538 (correct date, 
    1538-9).

[29] Hib. Dominiciana, pp. 726-52.

[30] Letters and Papers Hen. VIII., vol. xi., no. 1416.

[31] Irish Statutes, i., 127-32.

[32] State Papers, ii., 438.

[33] Calendar of Patent Rolls, Ireland, i., 55.

[34] Calendar of Patent Rolls, Ireland, i., 54-55.

[35] State Papers, iii., 130.

[36] Letters and Papers, xiv., 1st pt., no. 1006.

[37] State Papers, iii., 142-3.

[38] Letters and Papers, xiv., pt. 1, no. 1021.

[39] For surrenders, cf. Calendar of Patent Rolls, i., 53-9. 
    Calendar of State Papers, Ireland (1509-73), 56-58.

[40] For the pensions granted to the religious, cf. Fiants of Henry 
    VIII.
 (App. Seventh Report Public Rec. Office). Calendar of 
    Patent Rolls, Ireland
, i., 59 sqq.

[41] For these grants, cf. Fiants of Henry VIII. Seventh Report of D. 
    Keeper of P. R., Ireland.

[42] Letters and Papers, xvi., no. 775.