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A01332 A sermon preached vpon Sunday, beeing the twelfth of March. Anno. 1581, within the Tower of London in the hearing of such obstinate Papistes as then were prisoners there: by William Fulke Doctor in Diuinitie, and M. of Penbroke Hall in Cambridge. Fulke, William, 1538-1589. 1581 (1581) STC 11455; ESTC S117689 47,991 130

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