"The Work commences with the lives of those renowned English Worthies, who introduced and effected the glorious Reformation from popery, and concludes with those, who, unsatisfied with the splendid ceremonial and Romish peculiarities of the church of England, could not conscientiously conform to her superstitious ritual, and were therefore denominated Non-conformists or Puritans. The Reformation of the church of Christ was the sole object of both, their opinions were the same, and it will be difficult to determine who suffered most, or acted the better part. The same reasons that induced the former to labour for the Reformation from Popery induced the latter to exert themselves for the Reformation of the church of England" (Preface, p. vii).
Also included is a "Short Introduction to the Lives of the Puritans." This is a major historical work, both for scope and accuracy. It covers the lives of 132 principal Reformers.
This book is part of SWRB's Rare Hardcover Photocopy Collection. It is also available in a rare cerlox bound photocopy edition at a lower price for US$19.98. This book is also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD 2 at: