• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Marprelate mär-prel′āt pertaining to the series of vigorous pamphlets against prelacy issued in England in 1588-9, in spite of severe repression.
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In literature:

That is Will; and Nash detains him for a moment just to listen to his last words on the Marprelate controversy.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
The Marprelate press was afterwards carried on by Samuel Hoskins or Hodgkys, who had as his workmen Valentine Symmes and Arthur Thomlyn.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
The Martin Marprelate Controversy.
"John Lyly" by John Dover Wilson
The sharp suppression of the Martin Marprelate pamphlets was far from damping the courage of the Presbyterians.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Marprelate, Martin, Tracts by and against.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury