Blasphemous Charge
Against her.

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“And ye shal be brought before Governors
and Kings for my sake, against
them and the Gentiles.”

Printed in the Year 16491649.

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A1v 2

For King Charls Prisoner, these.



Upon a reference from you (16331633.)
to these your Commissioners, I being
Sentenced by them, as upon Record
appears, because took upon me to be a Prophetess;
first was Fined, and then to make
publique Submission at Pauls so many
times; that Jericho for ever cursed, and
farther a close prisoner to continue at your

So be it known, you are hereby required
to make a publique acknowledgement of
such your capital Trespass and high Offence;
and first to Ask me foregiveness,
if so be you expect to finde Mercy in this
world or the other.

Eleanor Douglas.

A2r 3

At the Court of Whitehal, 1633-10-08Octob. 8

HIs Majesty doth expresly command
the Lord Archbishop of
Canterburies Grace, and His Highness
Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical,
That the Petitioner be forthwith
called before them, to answer for
presuming to Imprint the said Books,
and for preferring this detestable Petition.

Sidney Mountague.

Concordat cum &c. Tho: Maydwell.
A2 Re- A2v 4

Registro Curiæ Dominorum Regiorum
Commissionariorum ad Causas Ecclesiasticas.

Tertia Sessio Termini Michaelis, 16331633.

Die Jovis 1633-10-24vicesimo quarto viz. die
mensis Octobris. Anno Dom. millesimo
sexcentesimo tricesimo tertio
Reverendissimo in Christo Patre &
Domino, Domino Guilielmo providenc’
Diviná Cantuar’ Archiepiscopo totius
Angliæ Primate & metropolitano
Richardo eâdem providenc’ Angliæ
Primate & Metropolitano Archiepiscopo
Eboracensi, Honorandis & prænobilibus
Comitibus Portland, Dorset, &
Carlisle, Episcopis Elien’, & Roffen
& Oxon’, Dominis Johanne Lamb,
& Nathanaele Brent militibus legum
Doctoribus, Matthæo Wren de Windsor,sor, A3r 5
Montford, &
Worral Sacræ Theologiæ professoribus
Commissionariis Regiis ad Causas Ecclesiasticas
apud Lambeth, Judiciarum seden’
presente Thomâ Mottershed Regnerarii
Regii Deputato.

Con’ Ellenoram Audeley.

Dr. Worrall: She appeared, and
the Articles and Answers were publiquely
read; She was Fined in Three
thousand pounds, Imprisonment till
she enter Bond with sufficient Security
to write no more.

Mr. Dr. Wren, Dean of Windsor,
he consenteth to that which is already

Dr. Montford, Similitèr with Dr.

Sir Nathanael Brent, Similitèr with A3v 6
with Dr. Worrall; and payment of

Sir John Lamb, and my Lord of
, Agreeth with the highest,
with the highest; and to acknowledge
her Offence at Pauls Cross.

My Lord of Rochester, with the
highest; and if the Court will bear
it, he would send her to Bedlam.

My Lord of Ely, Three thousand
, Excommunication, condemned
in Costs, and committed ut prius,
till she give, &c.

My Lord Portland, and my Lord
, desired to be spared from
their Sentence.

My Lord of Dorset agreeth with
the highest.

My Lords Grace of York, Imprisonment,
and not to have pen, ink and A4r 7
and paper, and so with the highest.

My Lord of Canterbury, Three
thousand pounds
, close Imprisonment,
and to continue till His Majesties
pleasure be further known.

She was committed to the Gatehouse.

Officium Dominorum con Elleanorum
, alias Davyes, alias Douglas.

The Councel for the offence insisteth
on her Answers, she to appear
this day and place by Bond, to hear
and receive the final Order and Judgment
of the Court.

At which day and place the said
Lady Eleanor Douglas being called
for, appeared personally; In whose
presence the Articles objected against
her, and her Answers made thereuntoto A4v 8
were publiquely read, with certain
printed Schedules & Exhibites thereunto
annexed, which she acknowledged
to be of her own penning and
publishing in print; and the said Answers
to be her true Answers, and to
be Subscribed with her own hand:
By all which it evidently appeared to
the Court, by her own Confession,
That she had lately compiled and
written, and caused to be printed and
published, the three several Schedules
annexed to the said Articles, some
containing Expositions of divers parts
of the Chapters of the Prophet Daniel,
some other scandalous matter, by
way of Anagram or otherwise, against
Ecclesiastical persons and Judges of
eminent place, and some others, both
derogatory to His Majesty and the State. A5r 9
State. And first as touching those matters
of high nature, which concerned
his Majesty, the Court did not any
ways proceed against her, as holding
them of too high a nature for this Court
to meddle withal. But forasmuch as she
took upon her (which much unbeseemed
her Sex) not only to interpret the
Scriptures, and withal the most intricate
and hard places of the Prophet
Daniel, but also to be a Prophetess,
falsly pretending to have received certain
Revelations from God, and had
compiled certain Books of such her
fictions and false Prophesies or Revelations,
which she had in person carried
with her beyond the Seas, and
had there procured them to be printed
without License, and after brought
them over here into England, and here B without A5v 10
without License, vented and dispersed
them, or some of them, contrary to
the Decree of Star-Chamber, made
in the 1586xxviii. year of Queen Eliz. of
famous Memory, for the restraining
of unlawful printing & publishing of
books, and to the manifest contempt &
breach thereof, and to the great scandal
of our Church and State, and the
reproach of the true Christian Religion
here professed, and established
within this Realm. And forasmuch
as by vertue of the Statue of Primo
. and by vertue of Letters Patents
under the great Seal of England, this
Court hath full power and authority
to punish as well all transgressors and
offendors against the said Decree of
Star-Chamber, touching the printing
and publishing of unlicensed Books, as A6r 11
as such bold attempts as those of hers,
in taking upon her to interpret and expound
the holy Scriptures, yea, and
the most intricate and hard places
therein, such as the gravest and most
learned Divines would not slightly or
easily undertake, without much study
and deliberation. For these her said
bold attempts and impostures, tending
to the dishonor of God, and scandal
of Religion, whereof she was
found and adjudged guilty by the
Court, she was thought well worthy
to be severely punished; and was first
Fined in the sum of 3000 l. to his Majesties
use, ordered to make a publique
Submission in conceptis verbis, at so
many times, and in such places as this
Court shall appoint, and as shall be
delivered her under the Registers Hand A6v 12
Hand of this Court; And she was
further committed close Prisoner to
the Gatehouse, and ordered there to
remain during his Majesties pleasure,
who had taken special notice of her
and her Cause, and referred the Examination
and Censuring thereof into
this Court. And lastly she was condemned
in Expences and Costs of
Suit, which are to be paid before her
enlargement: And the Keeper of the
said prison was required and commanded
not to suffer her to have any
pen, ink or paper to write any thing, in
respect that she hath so much abused
her liberty in that kinde already.

Concordat premissa cum originalibus in veriâ
predictâ facta collacione fideli per me

Jo: Donaldson, Notarium Publicum.

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