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Title-page of Three Laws, of Nature, Moses, and Christ, 1538, by John Bale

Selected Works of John Bale

A Tragedy of John, King of England
(after 1538, before 1560)
[Kynge Johan; De Joanne Anglorum Rege]
Complete 1838 Collier ed. - Google Books
Complete 1838 Collier ed. -
Complete 1907 Farmer ed. - Google Books
Complete - Gerard NeCastro

Three Laws, of Nature, Moses, and Christ 1538
[New Comedy or Enterlude concerning the three
lawes of Nature, Moises and Christe, corrupted
by the Sodomytes, Pharyses and Papistes.
Complete - EEBO
Complete 1907 Farmer ed. - Google Books
Complete 1908 Facsimile ed. - Google Books
Complete 1908 Facsimile ed. -

The Chief Promises of God Unto Man (1538)
[A Tragedy or Interlude manifesting the chief
promises of God unto man by all ages in the old
law, from the fall of Adam to the incarnation
of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Complete - EEBO
Complete - Google Books
Complete -

The Comedy of John the Baptist (1538)
[A Brief Comedy or Interlude of John Baptist's
Preaching in the Wilderness; opening the crafty
Assaults of the Hypocrites with the glorious
Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Complete - Google Books

The Temptation of Our Lord (1538)
[A Brief Comedy or Interlude concerning the
Temptation of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus
Christ, by Satan in the desert.
Complete - EEBO
Complete - Google Books
Complete -

Acta Romanorum Pontificum usque ad tempora Pauli IV (1538)
Complete - EEBO

Yet a Course at the Romyshe Foxe (1543)
Complete - EEBO

The Examination and Death of Sir John Oldcastle (1544)
aka The Examination and Death of Lord Cobham
Complete - EEBO
Complete 1729 ed. - Google Books
Complete 1849 Rev. Christmas ed. - Google Books

The Examination of Master William Thorpe (1544)
Complete - Google Books

A Mysterye of Iniquyte, Contayned Within
The Heretycall Genealogye of Ponce Pantolabus
Complete - EEBO

The Examinations of Anne Askew (1546; 1547)
The First Examination - Google Books
The Latter Examination - Google Books

The Actes of Englysh Votaryes (1546)
Complete - EEBO

The Image of Both Churches
(Part I, 1541; Part II, 1545; Part III, 1547)
Complete - EEBO
Complete - Google Books

Illustrium Majoris Britanniae Scriptorum (1548)
Complete 1902 Poole Ed. - Google Books

The Laborious Journey and Search of John Leland (1549?)
[The Laboryouse Journey & serche of John Leylande,
for Englandes Antiquitees geuen of hym as a newe
years gyfte to Kynge Henry the viii.
Complete 1895 Copinger ed. - Google Books

A Dialoge or Communycacyon Betwene Two Chyldren (1549)
Complete - EEBO

The Apologye of Iohan Bale Agaynste a Ranke Papyst (1550)
Complete - EEBO

An Expostulation or Complaynte Agaynste The Blasphemyes
of a Franticke Papyst of Hamshyre
Complete - EEBO

The Vocacyon of Iohan Bale to the Bishopric of Ossorie (1552?)
Complete - EEBO

The Pageant of Popes (pub. 1574)
[Translated from Latin by John Studley]
Complete - EEBO
Complete 1574 1st Ed. -

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Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, the earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
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