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Author: Sutcliffe, Matthew, 1550?-1629.
Title: An ansvvere to a certaine libel supplicatorie, or rather diffamatory and also to certaine calumnious articles, and interrogatories, both printed and scattered in secret corners, to the slaunder of the ecclesiasticall state, and put forth vnder the name and title of a petition directed to her Maiestie: vvherein not onely the friuolous discourse of the petitioner is refuted, but also the accusation against the disciplinarians his clyents iustified, and the slaunderous cauils at the present gouernement disciphred by Mathew Sutcliffe.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: An ansvvere to a certaine libel supplicatorie, or rather diffamatory and also to certaine calumnious articles, and interrogatories, both printed and scattered in secret corners, to the slaunder of the ecclesiasticall state, and put forth vnder the name and title of a petition directed to her Maiestie: vvherein not onely the friuolous discourse of the petitioner is refuted, but also the accusation against the disciplinarians his clyents iustified, and the slaunderous cauils at the present gouernement disciphred by Mathew Sutcliffe.
Sutcliffe, Matthew, 1550?-1629.

Imprinted at London: By the deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1592.
Alternate titles: Answere to a certaine libel supplicatorie, or rather diffamatory Answere to a certaine libel supplicatorie, or rather diffamatory. Answere to certaine calumnious petitions, articles, and questions of the consistorian faction.
Notes:
A reply to: Throckmorton, Job. A petition directed to her most excellent Majestie.
Relating to the alleged wrongful condemnation of John Udall on an indictment for libel. Sutcliffe attributes all of the Marprelate tracts to Throckmorton.
Running title reads: An answere to certaine calumnious petitions, articles, and questions of the consistorian faction.
The last two leaves contain an advertisement to the reader.
Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Some print show-through; cropped. Title page, pages 46-66 and 110-117 from the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery copy filmed at end.
Subject terms:
Throckmorton, Job, -- 1545-1601. -- Petition directed to her most excellent Majestie -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Udall, John, -- 1560?-1592.
Church of England -- Government -- Early works to 1800.
Marprelate controversy -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A13156.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE HONORABLE SIR EDMVND ANDERSON, LORD CHIEFE IVSTICE OF HER MAIESTIES COVRT OF COM∣MON PLEAS.
The Preface wherein both the argu∣ment of the discourse ensuing is deliuered, and certaine generall faults of the peti∣tion, touched.
AN ANSWERE TO A CER∣taine calumnious Petition, and also to certaine Ar∣ticles, and Questions of the Consisto∣rian faction.
CAP. I. Wherein is declared, that the authoritie and state of Bishops, as it is vsed in England is lawfull: and the Petitioners cauils brought to the contrary, answered.
CAP. II. That there neuer was any gouernment by Church aldermen, or supposed Eccle∣siasticall Consistorie, eyther vnder the lawe, or in the Apostles times, or af∣ter, nor can without great iniurie to the Church of England, to the Ma∣gistrates, and others be admitted.
CAP. 3. That the proceeding against Iohn Vdall was iust and lawful, and that the plat formers are iustly charged with breach of diuers lawes, and guiltie of faction, sedition, and diuers other crimes, notwithstanding the excepti∣ons in that behalfe brought by the petitioner, or others, against the lawes, and Iudges.
WHEREIN IS CONTEINED AN ANSWERE TO CERTAINE Articles and Questions annexed to the foresayd Petition, wherein the Libeller hath spread diuers slaunders against Ecclesiasticall gouernours, and their proceedings.
A BRIEFE COLLECTION OF DIVERS haereticall, and strange opinions, lewde practises, and fond fancies and deuices, which certaine factious, and light headed persons haue lately coloured, and aduan∣ced with glorious titles of discipline, and reformation; set downe in forme of Articles.
CERTAINE QVESTIONS AND INTERRO∣gatories, drawen by a fauourer of reformation, &c. Wherein he desireth to bee resolued: which the Printer hath thought good here to annexe.
CERTAINE QVESTIONS PROPOVNDED to the Putcase and his adherents; wherein diuerse well affe∣cted to the state desire to be resolued.
❧ An Aduertisement to the Reader.
Faultes escaped.