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Author: Lynne, Walter.
Title: The beginning and endynge of all popery, or popishe kyngedome.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The beginning and endynge of all popery, or popishe kyngedome.
Lynne, Walter., Joachim, ca. 1132-1202.

[Printed at London: In Aldergate strete, by Iohn Herforde, at the costes and charges of Gwalter Lynne, [1548?]]
Based on a German translation of: Joachim of Fiore. Vaticinia.
Signed at end: set forth out of hye Almayne into englyshe by Gwalter Lynne.
Printer's name and place of publication from colophon; publication date conjectured by STC.
Signatures: A-H4.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.

¶The beginning and endynge of all po∣pery, or popishe kyngedome.
The epistle. ¶To the moost excellente and worthye prince, Edwarde the .vi. by the grace of god, Kyng of Englande, Fraunce, and Irlande, defender of the fayth, & in earthe supreme head of this church, of England and Ireland, immediatly nexte vnder god, and to his most deare vncle, Edward duke of Somerset, lorde protector of all the kinges maiesties realmes and dominions, and go∣uernoure of his moost royall person: His faithfull and obediente sub∣iecte Gwalter Lynne, wis∣sheth the continuall as∣sistence of goddes grace.
IN MONSTRVM QVOD libellus, iste graphicè depingit, ad Lectorem Candidum.
Paule in his seconde epistle, and seconde chapiter to the Tessolonians.
¶The beginnynge and endynge of all poperie (beinge taken oute of certaine olde prophecies more then .ccc. yeres agone, here faythfully set forth to the a∣mendement of this pre∣sente worlde, out of hye Almayne by Gwalter Lynne.
¶How longe that the byshops haue bene in the churche, and when, with the begin∣ninge lykewise of the pope.
❧The pope in his pontificall robes on euerye syde a beare, castynge them money in their mouthes, and the holy ghost a syde of hym.
¶ The pope in his robes thrusteth downe the Aigle with the floure deliis at the ende of his slaffe.
¶ Here kneleth the pope, and the hande of god threateneth and rebukethe hym, but a fox doth counsell the contrary?
¶ The pope hath the Aigle by the throte, and foy∣neth at the other byrdes lykewyse with hys threforked scepter, and the same affir∣meth a monke to be agreable to scripture.
¶Here commeth the Deuyll with the pope and giueth hym his commaūdements, accordinge to whiche he must behaue hym selfe in thys hys king∣dome in earth.
¶The pope thrustethe the lambe thorowe with his sworde. And therefore gy∣ueth him the deuyll the keyes that is, power and might.
❧The pope with his keyes, them kepeth a serpente, in his pon∣tificall robes and treasor ful of ducates, and the power lābe is the harde cote of.
¶The pope standeth vpon the emperiall crowne hauynge a rasoure in his hande, and the wolfe the sworde.
The angell taketh the keyes from the pope, but yet he remayneth prowde in hys power
¶The pope sette aboute with beares.
¶ An vnicorne thrusteth the popes crowne from his heade.
¶By the pope lyeth a stronge oxe pray∣enge, and the worldly gouernours beholde it styll.
Falleth on the pope a griminge beare with her whelpes.
¶A foxe runneth awaye with the popes banner.
☞The pope sitteth here naked vpon his pardon chyste, the husbandman mocketh hym sayeng, his foly to be right well knowen to euery man.