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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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MarginaliaNouemberMOste holye Father I wrote yesterdaye vnto Don Iohn Manrique, that hee shoulde declare by woorde of mouthe, or elles write to youre holynesse, in what good state the matter of religion stoode in this Realme, and of the submissyon to youre holinesse, as to the chiefe. As this day whiche is the feaste of Saincte Andrewe, late in the eueninge, we haue doone God that seruice, (to whose onelye goodnesse wee muste impute it, and to youre holinesse, who haue taken so great payne to gayne these soules) that this Realme wyth full and generall consente of all them that represente the state, beinge verye penitente for that was paste, and well bente to that they come to dooe, submytted themselues to youre holinesse, and to that holy Sea, whom, at the request of the Quene and me, youre Legate dyd absolue. And forasmuche as the sayde Don Iohn, shall signyfye vnto youre holinesse, all that passed in this

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matter, I wyll wryte no more thereof, but onelye that the Queene and I, as moste faithfull and deuoute chyldren of youre holinesse, haue receyued the greatest ioye and comeforte hereof, that maye bee expressed with tongue: Consideringe, that besydes the seruice doone to GOD hereby, it hathe chaunced in the tyme of youre holinesse, to place as it were in the lappe of the holye and Catholyke Church, such a Kyngdome as this is. And therefore I think I can not bee thankefull ynoughe for that is doone thys daye. And I truste in hym that youre holnesse shall alwaye vnderstande, that the holye Sea hathe not hadde a more obedyente Sonne then I, nor more desirous to preserue and encrease the authoritie of the same. GOD guyde and prosper the moste holy personage of youre holinesse, as I desyre.

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¶ From London the. xxx. of Nouember. 1554.
Your holinesse moste humble Sonne, the kyng. &c.

Exemplum literarum Reuerendissimi, & illustriss. Domini Cardinalis Poli, Legati Apostolici de latere in Regno Angliæ, ad Sanctiss. Dominum nostrum Iulium Tertium, super eadem reductione, & obedientia. 
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Philip's letter to Julius III, announcing the reconciliation of England to the catholic church, was printed in all four editions (1563, pp. 1011-12; 1570, p. 1650; 1576, pp. 1407-08; 1583, p. 1478). Pole's letter to Julius III, announcing the same reconciliation, was also printed in all four editions (1563, pp. 1012-14; 1570, pp. 1650-51; 1576, p. 1408; 1583, pp. 1478-4179 [recte 1479]), although the original Latin version of the letter was printed only in the 1563 edition. The source of both letters was a contemporary tract, the Copia delle lettre del Serenissimo Re d'Inghilterra et del Reverendissimo Card. Polo Legato della S. Sede Apostolica alla Santita di N. S. Iulio Papa III sopra la reduttione di quel Regno alla unione della Santa Madre chiefa et obedienza della Sede Apostolica (Rome, 1554). Pole's letter is printed on sigs. A3v-A5r and Philip's letter, in its original Spanish, on sig. A2r-v, in an Italian translation on sigs. A2v-A3r. (Foxe states that he had the letter translated from Spanish. His willingness to go to this trouble is an indication of the importance he attached to this letter).

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QVæ superioribus diebus ad Sanctitatem vestram scripsi de ea spe, quam cæperam fore, vt breui hoc Regnum ad ecclesiæ vnitatem, & Sedis Apostolicæ obedientiam rediret, & si non sine magna causa scripsi, non poteram tamen non in aliquo timore versari, non solum ob eam difficultatem, quam afferebat nostrorum hominum abalienata a sede Apostolicæ voluntas, & inueteratum iam per tot annos eius nominis odium, sed multo magis, quod verebar, ne ingressus ipse in causam, aliqua interposita minus honesta pactione, inquinaretur. Quod quidem ne accideret, vehementer egi cum Sereniss. Regibus. Sed nihil sane id necesse erat. Vicit eorum pietas, ac rei perficiendæ studium, omnem expectationem meam, quamuis maximam. Hodie autem vesperi, quo die Sancti Andreæ Apostoli memoria colebatur, qui primus Petrum fratrem suum ad Christum adduxit, diuina prouidentia factum est, vt hoc Regnum ad præstandam debitam Petri sedi & Sanctitati Vestræ obedientiam reuocaretur, quo per illam Christo capiti, & eius corpori quæ est Ecclesia, coniungeretur. Acta vero, & confecta res est in parlamento, præsentibus Regibus, tanta omnium consensione, & plausu, vt cum ego perorassem, post benedictionem statim ab vniuersis mirifica lætitiæ significatione acclamatum sæpius sit, Amen. Ex quo plane perspectum est, in his sanctum illud semen, & si diu oppressum, non tamen extinctum fuisse, quod vel maxime nobilitas declarat. Hæc reuersus domum ad Sanctitatem Vestram scripseram, vt ei de tanta re tamque fœciliter diuino consilio gesta, subito gratularer, cogitans has literas regio tabellario dare, qui paulo post discessurus dicebatur: post vero mutata sententia, cum statuißem certum hominem ex meis mittere, hoc tantum his literis addere volui ad gratulationis cumulum, eiusque lætitiæ gratulationem, quam cum maximam cœpi ex ipsius rei euentu, omnium maximæ, tam sanctæ, tam vtilis vniuersæ Ecclesiæ, tam salutaris huic patriæ, quæ me genuit, tam honorificæ ei, quæ me excepit, tum vero non minorem ex ipsis Regibus, ex quorum virtute, pietateque id perfectum est, atque confestum. Quam multa, & quanta potest Ecclesia sponsa Christi, et mater nostra de his suis filijs sibi polliceri? O pietas, O prisca fides, quæ quidem in vtrisque sic elucet, vt qui eos videat, idem, quod Propheta de primis filijs Ecclesiæ dixit, cogatur dicere. Isti sunt semen, cui benedixit Dominus. Hæc plantatio Domini ad gloriandum. Quam sancte Sanctitas Vestra omni autoritate, studioque huic matrimonio fauit? quod sane videtur præseferre magnam summi illius Regis similitudinem, qui mundi hæres, a regalibus sedibus a patre demissus est, vt esset Virginis sponsus et filius, et hac ratione vniuersum genus humanum consolaretur: sic enim Rex ipse, maximus omnium, qui in terris sunt, hæres, patrijs relictis regnis, et illis quidem maximis, in hoc paruum Regnum se contulit, huius virginis sponsus, et filius est factus (ita enim se gerit, tanquam talius esset, cum sit sponsus) vt, quod iam plane perfecit, Sequestrem se, atque adiutorem ad reconciliandum Christo, et eius corpori, quod est Ecclesia, hunc populum, præberet. Quæ cum ita sint, quid tandem non ipsi Ecclesiæ matri ab eo expectandum est? qui id effecit, vt conuertat corda patrum in filios, et incredulos ad prudentiam iustorum, quæ sane virtus in ipso valde elucet. Hæc vero Regina, quæ tum, cum Sanctitas. V. me ad eam legauit, tanquam virgula illa fumi ex arboribus mirrhæ, et thuris ex deserto

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