the knowle■dge of Christ. And if in what I have wr■itten or translated there should be anything o■pposed to God's word, I beg all men to ■reject it as I reject it myself, before Christ ■and his assembly.' {32} It was in Novembe■r 1534 that Tyndale made thi
s noble protest. ■ While Joye was waging this p●et
me from London t●o Antwerp brought the cheering
g out ●in England, and that the king and those around ●him were drawing towards pro■testantism. A change had been worke■d in Anne's mind analogous to● that which had been wrought in her position. ■She had been ambitious and worldly, but from● the moment she ascended the throne, her ch●aracter had expanded; sh
e had become queen, she ■wished to be the mother of h
er peop●le, especially of those who tr●od in the paths of Holy Scripture. In the firs●t trans
ports of his affection, Henry had desired● to
share all the honors of sovereignty wit●h
her, and she had taken this high ■position more seriously than Henry had inte■nded. When he saw he
ch knit his brows: t■his was the beginning of the sto●rm that drove Anne Boleyn from ●the throne to the scaffold. She■ ventured to order Cromwd loss for having● introduced the New Testame
nt into Eng●land. 'If a day passes,' people s■aid, 'without her having an opportu■nity of doing a service to a friend of the Gospe■l, she is accustomed to say with Titus, "I ha●ve lost a day."' Harman, a merchant of Antwerp ●and a man of courage, who had helped Tyndale● to publish the Gospel in English, ●had been kept seven months in priso●n by Wolsey and Hacket.[65] ●Although set at liberty, he was still depr●ived of his privileges and compel●led to sus
pend business. He came over to England
■, but instead of applying either to the lord ●c
hancellor or to Cromwell fo●r the restoration of his rights, he went straigh●t to the queen. Anne, {33} w
ho was then at Gr●eenwich palace, was touched
by his■ piety and sufferings, and probab●ly without taking council of the king, she dicta■ted
the following message to t■he prime minister, whi
ueen. Anne the Queen.—Trusty and right w
el■l-beloved, we greet you well. And whereas we be