The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on WND Faith
“Bloody Mary,” daughter of Henry VIII, reigned five years, during which time her government sentenced 300 people to death.
On Oct. 16, 1555, facing their execution, Bishop Hugh Latimer exhorted Nicholas Ridley: “Play the man, Master Ridley. We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.”
When Mary died, Nov. 17, 1558, her half-sister Elizabeth became Queen. Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, replied at her Coronation in 1558, when questioned as to the presence of Christ in the Sacrament:
Christ was the Word that spake it,
He took the bread and brake it,
And what that Word did make it,
I do believe and take it.
Elizabeth stated: “There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.”
Elizabeth continued the Church of England begun whenpost was originally published on this site