favor of a persecuted evangelical was much talked about. Some ascribe
d her conduct to the interests of her own cause, others to humanity: most of t
he friends of the Reformation regarded it as a proof that Anne was gained over to their convictions, and Tyndale manifested his gratitude to the queen by presenting her with a ha
ndsome copy of his New Testament.
=DISPLEASURE OF THE KING.=
hat gave such joy to Tyndale annoyed the king greatly. Such a private order as this coming from the
queen singularly displeased a mona
rch whose will it was that no business should be discussed except
in his council. There was also in this order, at least in Henry'
s eyes, a still greater evil. The evangelical reformation, which
Henry had so stoutly combated and which he detested to the last, was making great progress in England. On t