The First Blast of the Trumpet etc.


A. As a separate publication.

1.1558. [i.e. early in that year at Geneva.8vo.] See title at p.1.

B. With other Works.

None known.


A. As a separate publication.

2. [?1687? Edinburgh.] 8vo. The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous Regimen[t] of Women.

4.15. Aug.1878. Southgate London N. English Scholar's Library. The present impression.

B. With other Works.


1846-1848. Edinburgh.8vo. Bannatyne Club. The Works of John Knox. Collected and edited by David Laing. In 6 Vols. A special and limited edition of 112 copies of the First Two Volumes was struck off for this Printing Club.

1846-1848. Edinburgh.8vo. Wodrow Club. The same Two Volumes issued to this Society.

1854-1864. Edinburgh.8vo. The remaining Four Volumes published by Mr. T. G. Stevenson. The First Blast &c. is at Vol. iv.349.

Early Replies to the First Blast etc.

1.26 Apr.1559. Strasburgh.4to. [John Aylmer, afterwards Bishop of London]. An Harborovve for faithfull and trewe subiectes, agaynst the late blowne Blaste, concerninge the Gouernmente of VVemen wherin he confuted all such reasons as a straunger of late made in that behalfe, with a breife exhortation to Obedience. Anno. M.D. lix. [This calling John Knox a "stranger" sounds to us like a piece of impudence, but may bring home to us that Scotland was then to Englishmen a foreign country.]

2.1565-6. Antwerp.8vo. Petrus Frarinus, M.A.

Oration against the Vnlawfull Insurrections of the Protestantes of our time, under the pretence to refourme religion.

¶ Made and pronounced in the Schole of Artes at Louaine, the xiiij of December. Anno 1565. And now translated into English with the aduise of the Author. Printed by John Fowler in 1566.

The references to Knox and Goodman are at E. vj and F. ij. At the end of this work is a kind of Table of Contents, each reference being illustrated with a woodcut depicting the frightful cruelties with which the Author in the text charges the Protestants. One woodcut is a curious representation of Goodman and Nokes.

Doctor Fulke wrote a Confutation of this work.

3.1579. Paris.8vo. David Chambers of Ormond.

Histoire abregée de tous les Roys de France, Angleterre et Escosse, etc. In three Parts, each with a separate Title page.

The Third Part is dated 21 August 1573; is dedicated to Catherine de Medici; and is entitled

Discours de la legitime succession des femmes aux possessions de leurs parens: et du gouernement des princesses aux Empires et Royaumes.

4.1584. [Printed abroad].8vo. John Lesley, Bishop of Ross.

A treatise towching the right, title and interest of the most Excellent Princesse Marie, Queen of Scotland, And of the most noble King James, her Graces sonne, to the succession of the Crowne of England. . . . Compiled and published before in Latin, and after in English. The Blast is alluded to at C.2.

5.1590. [Never printed.] Lord Henry Howard [created Earl of Northampton 13 March 1604.], a voluminous writer, but few of whose writings ever came to the press.

A dutifull defence of the lawfull Regiment of women deuided into three bookes. The first conteyneth reasons and examples grounded on the law of nature. The second reasons and examples grownded on the Ciuile lawes. The third reasons and examples grounded on the sacred lawes of god with an awnswer to all false and friuolous obiections which haue bene most vniustlie cowntenaunced with deceitfull coulores forced oute of theis lawes in disgrace of their approued and sufficient authorytie. Lansd. MS.813 and Harl. MS.6257.

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