Author:John Bale

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John Bale

English historian and controversialist

John Bale


  • A brief Chronicle concerning the Examination and Death of Sir John Oldcastle, collected by John Bale out of the books and writings of those Popish Prelates which were present (1544)
  • The Examination of Anne Askewe
  • The Actes of Englyshe Votaryes (1546)
  • The Image of bothe Churches after the most wonderfull and heavenlie Revelacion of Sainct John (1550)
  • Vocacyon of John Bale to the Byshopperycke of Ossorie
  • Illustrium Majoris Britanniæ Scriptorum Summarium in quinque centurias divisum (1548) ("Lives of Eminent Writers of Great Britain")
  • Acta Romanorum Pontificum usque ad tempora Pauli lV (1538)
  • The Pageant of the Popes, containing the lyves of all the Bishops of Rome from the beginning to the yeare 1555, Englished with additions by J. S. [John Studley] (1574)
  • A Tragedie or Enterlude manifesting the chiefe promises of God unto man, by all ages in the olde lawe from the fall of Adam to the Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christe (1538)
  • New Comedy or Enterlude concerning the three lawes of Nature, Moises and Christe, corrupted by the Sodomytes, Pharyses and Papistes (1538)
  • Yet a Course at the Romyshe Foxe (1543)
  • A Mysterye of Iniquyte, contayned within the heretycall Genealogye of Ponce Pantolabus, is here both dysclosed and confuted (1545)
  • The Apologye of Johan Bale agaynste a ranke Papyst (1550)


  • The Thre Laws of Nature, Moses and Christ, corrupted by the Sodomytes, Pharisees and Papystes most wicked (1538)
  • A Brefe Comedy or Enterlude of Johan The Baptystes Preachynge in the Wyldernesse; openynge the craftye Assaults of the Hypotcrytes (i.e. the friars) with the glorious baptyme of the Lord Jesus Christ (1538)
  • A Tragedye; or enterlude manyfesting the chief promyses of God unto Man ... (1538)
  • Kynge Johan (c. 1548)
  • The Temptacyon of our Lorde(1538)

Works about Bale


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