23 September 2015 A.D. Jewel’s “Apology”—Rome has “put to death infinite numbers of our brethren,” p.73
Jewel, John. “The Apology of the Church of England.” Project Gutenberg. 5 Aug 2006. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17678/17678-h/17678-h.htm. Accessed 1 Aug 2015.
They have put to death infinite numbers of our brethren, only because they believed truly and sincerely in Jesu Christ. But of that great and foul number of harlots, fornicators, adulterers, what one have they at any time (I say not killed, but) either excommunicated, or once attached? Why! voluptuousness, adultery, ribaldry, whoredom, murdering of kin, incest, and others more abominable parts, are not these counted sin at Rome? Or, if they be sin, ought “Christ’s vicar, Peter’s successor, the most holy father,” so lightly and slightly to bear them, as though they were no sin, and that in the city of Rome, and in that principal tower of all holiness?