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1. Preface to Rubric 2. The Rubric 3. Mary's First Moves 4. The Inhibition5. Bourne's Sermon 6. The True Report7. The Precept to Bonner 8. Anno 15549. From 'The Communication' to 'A Monition' 10. Bonner's Monition11. Mary's Articles for Bonner 12. The Articles 13. From Mary's Proclamation to the 'Stile'14. From the 'Stile' to the 'Communication' 15. The 'Communication' 16. How Thomas Cranmer ... 17. Cranmer18. Ridley 19. Latimer20. Harpsfield's Forme 21. 1563's Disputational Digest22. Political Events up to Suffolk's Death 23. Between Mantell and the Preacher's Declaration 24. The Declaration of Bradford et al 25. May 19 to August 1 26. August 1 - September 3 27. From Bonner's Mandate to Pole's Oration 28. Winchester's Sermon to Bonner's Visitation 29. Pole's Oration 30. From the Supplication to Gardiner's Sermon 31. From Gardiner's Sermon to 1555 32. From the Arrest of Rose to Hooper's Letter 33. Hooper's Answer and Letter 34. To the End of Book X 35. The Martyrdom of Rogers 36. The Martyrdom of Saunders 37. Saunders' Letters 38. Hooper's Martyrdom 39. Hooper's Letters 40. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 41. Becket's Image and other events 42. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 43. Bonner and Reconciliation 44. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 45. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 46. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White47. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 48. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 49. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 50. Judge Hales 51. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 52. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 53. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 54. The Letters of George Marsh 55. The Martyrdom of William Flower 56. Mary's False Pregnancy57. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 58. John Tooly 59. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]60. Censorship Proclamation 61. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 62. Letters of Haukes 63. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 64. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain65. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 66. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 67. Bradford's Letters 68. William Minge 69. The Martyrdom of John Bland 70. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 71. Sheterden's Letters 72. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 73. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 74. John Aleworth 75. Martyrdom of James Abbes 76. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 77. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 78. Richard Hooke 79. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 80. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 81. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 82. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 83. Martyrdom of William Haile 84. Examination of John Newman 85. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 86. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 87. William Andrew 88. William Allen 89. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 90. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 91. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 92. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 93. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 94. John and William Glover 95. Cornelius Bungey 96. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 97. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 98. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 99. Ridley's Letters 100. Life of Hugh Latimer 101. Latimer's Letters 102. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed103. More Letters of Ridley 104. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 105. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 106. William Wiseman 107. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 108. John Went 109. Isobel Foster 110. Joan Lashford 111. Five Canterbury Martyrs 112. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 113. Letters of Cranmer 114. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 115. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 116. William Tyms, et al 117. The Norfolk Supplication 118. Letters of Tyms 119. John Hullier's Execution120. John Hullier 121. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 122. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 123. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 124. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 125. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 126. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 127. Thomas Rede128. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 129. William Slech 130. Avington Read, et al 131. Wood and Miles 132. Adherall and Clement 133. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 134. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow135. Persecution in Lichfield 136. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 137. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 138. John Careless 139. Letters of John Careless 140. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 141. Guernsey Martyrdoms 142. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 143. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 144. Three Men of Bristol145. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 146. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 147. John Horne and a woman 148. Northampton Shoemaker 149. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 150. More Persecution at Lichfield 151. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife152. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent153. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury154. The 'Bloody Commission'155. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester156. Five Burnt at Smithfield157. Stephen Gratwick and others158. Edmund Allen and other martyrs159. Edmund Allen160. Alice Benden and other martyrs161. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs162. Ambrose163. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper164. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs165. John Thurston166. Thomas More167. George Eagles168. Richard Crashfield169. Fryer and George Eagles' sister170. John Kurde171. Cicelye Ormes172. Joyce Lewes173. Rafe Allerton and others174. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston175. Persecution at Lichfield176. Persecution at Chichester177. Thomas Spurdance178. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson179. John Rough and Margaret Mearing180. Cuthbert Simson181. William Nicholl182. Seaman, Carman and Hudson183. Three at Colchester184. A Royal Proclamation185. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs186. Richard Yeoman187. John Alcocke188. Alcocke's Epistles189. Thomas Benbridge190. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs191. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver192. Three at Bury193. The Final Five Martyrs194. William Living195. The King's Brief196. William Browne197. Some Persecuted at Suffolk198. Elizabeth Lawson199. Edward Grew200. The Persecuted of Norfolk201. The Persecuted of Essex202. Thomas Bryce203. The Persecuted in Kent204. The Persecuted in Coventry and the Exiles205. Thomas Parkinson206. The Scourged: Introduction207. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax208. Thomas Greene209. Bartlett Greene and Cotton210. Steven Cotton's Letter211. Scourging of John Milles212. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw213. Robert Williams214. Bonner's Beating of Boys215. A Beggar of Salisbury216. John Fetty217. James Harris218. Providences: Introduction219. The Miraculously Preserved220. Christenmas and Wattes221. Simon Grinaeus222. John Glover223. Dabney224. Alexander Wimshurst225. Bosom's wife226. The Delivery of Moyse227. Lady Knevet228. Crosman's wife229. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk230. Congregation of London231. Robert Cole232. Englishmen at Calais233. John Hunt and Richard White234. Punishments of Persecutors235. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth236. The Westminster Conference237. Nicholas Burton238. Another Martyrdom in Spain239. Baker and Burgate240. Burges and Hoker241. Justice Nine-Holes242. Back to the Appendix notes243. A Poor Woman of Exeter244. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material245. Priest's Wife of Exeter246. Gertrude Crockhey
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Actes and Monumentes Of the Church

speaking, I neuer read it, to be a synne against the holy ghost. I could not be allowed to shewe what I ment by my Metaphor: but sir, now (by your fauour) I wyll tell your maistership what I ment.

The first is, the Papish consecration: whiche hath bene called a Gods body makyng.

The seconde, is Transubstantiation.

The thirde is the Missal oblation.

The fourth, Adoration: meaninge by Marybones, the chief and principal portions, partes, and points, belonging or incident to the masse, and moste estemed, and had in price in the same:  

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Two other minor changes in the 1570 edition were deliberate. Foxe altered the word order of a sentence in Latimer's protestation, apparently to make it less stylistically awkward. In the first edition, the sentence reads: 'meaning by Marybones, the chief and principal portions ... and had in price the same' (1563, p. 980). In the later editions, this was changed to read: 'these cheefe and principal partes and poyntes ... I call þe marrowbones of the masse' (1570, p. 1623; 1576, p. 1385; 1583, p. 1455).

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whiche in dede you may, by force, might, and violence, thruste and intrude, in sound of wordes, in som of the scripture: with racking and crampyng, iniuryng, and wrongyng the same: but els in dede, plain out of the scripture, as I am thorowly perswaded: althoughe in disputation I coulde now nothing doe, to perswade the same to others, beyng bothe vnapt to study, and also to make a shewe of my former study, in such readinesse as shuld be requisite to the same. I haue harde muche talke of maister D. Weston to and fro, in my tyme: but I neuer knew your parson to my knowlege, tyll I came before you, as the Quenes Maiesties Commissioner. I pray God send you so right iudgement, as I perceiue you haue a great wit, great learnyng, with many other qualities God geue you grace euer well to vse them, and euer to haue in remembraunce, that he that dwelleth on high, loketh on the low thinges on the earth: and also that there is no counsayle agaynst the lorde, and also that thys world hath bene, and yet is, a tottering world. And yet agayne, that though we must obey the Princes: yet, that hath this limitation, namely in the lorde. For whoso doth obey them against the lorde, they be moste pernicious to them, and the greatest aduersaries that they haue: for they so procure Gods vengeance vpon them, if God onely be the ruler of thynges.

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There be some so corrupt in mind (the truthe beyng taken from them) that they think, gaines to be godlinesse: Great learned men, and yet mē of no learnyng, but of railing and raging, about questions and stryfe of wordes. I call them mē of no learnyng, because they knowe not Christ, howe muche els soeuer they know: and on this sort we are wont to call great learned Clarkes, (beyng ignoraunt of Christ) vnlearned men: for it is nothing but playne ignoraunce, to knowe many thinges without Christ: whereas yf wee know Christ, the same hath knowlege inough: although in other knowleges he bee to seke. The Apostle saint Paule, confesseth of himselfe to the Corinthians: that he dyd know nothing, but Iesus Christ crucified. Many menne bable many things of Christe, whiche yet knowe not christ: but pretēding Christ, do craftely colour & darken his glory. Depart from suche men, saith the Apostle saint Paule, to Timothie. It is not out of the way to remember what saint Augustine saith The place where, I well now, remēber not, except it be against the Epistles of Petilyan. Whosoeuer (sayth he) teacheth any thing necessarily to be beleued, whiche is not conteyned in the olde or newe Testament, the same is accursed. Oh beware of this curse, yf you bee wise. I am much deceyued, if Basilius haue not such like wordes. Whatsoeuer (sayth he) is besydes the holy scripture, if the same be taughte,

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as necessarily to bee beleued, that is synne. Oh therefore take heede of this sinne.

There be some that speake many false thynges, more probable, and more lyke to the truth, then the truthe it selfe. Therefore Paule geueth a watchword: Let no man (saith he) deceiue you with probabilitie and perswasions of wordes. But what meane you (sayth one) by this talke, so farre from the matter? Wel I hope good maisters, you wyll suffer an old man, a litle to play the childe, and to speake one thyng twyse. Oh Lorde God you haue chaunged the moste holy Communion into a priuate action: and you deny to the Laitie the Lordes cuppe, contrarye to Christes commaundement, and you do blemish the annuntiation of the Lords death til he com: For you haue changed the common prayer called the deuine seruice, with thadministration of these Sacramentes from the vulgare & knowē language into a straunge tongue, contrarye to the wyll of the Lord reuealed in his word. God open the doore of your heart, to see the thynges you should see herein I would as fain obey my Soueraine as any in this realme: but in these thinges, I can neuer dooe it, with an vpryghte conscience. God be merciful vnto vs. Amē.

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west. Then refuse you to dispute? Will you here then subscribe?

Lat. No good maister. I pray you be good to an old man, you may (if it please God) be once old as I am: ye may come to this age, and to this debility.

VVest. Ye sayd vpon satterdaye laste, that ye could not finde the masse, nor the marybones therof in your booke: but we will finde a masse in that booke.

Lat. No, good maister doctor: ye cannot.

VVest. What find you then there?

Lat. Forsooth a communion I find there.

VVest. Which communion? The fyrste or the last?

Lat. I find no greate diuersitie in them: they are one supper of the Lord: but I like the laste very well.

VVest. Then the first was naught by like.

Lat. I do not well remember wherein they differ.

VVest. Then cake bread and loafe bread are all one with you. Ye call it the supper of the lorde: but ye are deceiued in that: for they had done their supper before: and therfore the scripture saith (postquam cœnatū est) that is. After they had supped: for ye know, that saynt Paul findeth faulte with the Corinthians, for that some of them were drōken at this supper: and ye know no man can be dronken at your communion.

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Lat. The first was called Cœna iudaica. i. the Iewish supper: when they did eate the paschal lambe together: the other was called Cœna dominica. i. The lordes supper,

VVest. That is false, for Chrisostome denieth that. And saint Ambrose in cap. 10. prioris ad Corinthios sayth that Mysterium Eucharistiæ inter cænandum datum, non est cœna dominica. that

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