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  • On the other hand, Bonner did not go out of his way to persecute; many of his victims were forced upon him by the council, which sometimes thought that he had not been severe enough (see Acts of the P.C. 1 5541 55 6, pp. 115, 1 39; 1556-1558, pp. 18, 19, 216, 276).
  • But the affairs of Lombardy left him no leisure to persecute a recalcitrant pontiff.
  • Grindal lacked that firm faith in the supreme importance of uniformity and autocracy which enabled Whitgift to persecute with a clear conscience nonconformists whose theology was indistinguishable from his own.
  • Marsilius, appointed imperial vicar, abused his power to persecute the clergy who had remained faithful to John XXII.
  • His parents, Joao Mendes da Silva and Louren9a Coutinho, were descended from Portuguese Jews who had emigrated to Brazil to escape the Inquisition, but in 1702 that tribunal began to persecute the Marranos in Rio, and in October 1712 Lourenca Coutinho fell a victim.

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