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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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meanes to comfort al mankind: for euen so this king (him selfe) the greatest heyre of all menne, whiche are in the eatrhe, leauyng hys fathers kyngdomes that are moste greate, is come into thys lytle kyngdome and is become bothe the spouse, and sonne of this virgin (for he so behaueth him selfe as thoughe he were a sonne, whereas in deede hee is an housbande) that he might (as he hath in effecte alredye performed) shewe him selfe an ayde and helper to reconcile this people to Christ, and his body which is the church. Which thinge, seing they are so: what may not our mother the church her selfe looke for at his hands that hath brought this to passe to conuerte the hartes of the fathers towardes their sonnes, and the vnbeleuers to the wisdōe of the righteous, which vertue truly doth wonderfully shine in him. But the quene, which at that time when your holines sent me legate vnto her did rise vp, as a rod of incense springinge out of the trees of mirre and as frankēcense out in the desert: she I say, which a little before was forsaken of all menne, howe wonderfully doth she nowe shyne? What a sauoure of Myrre and Frankensence dooeth she geue foorth vnto her people? whiche (as the Prophete sayeth, of the mother of Christe,) brought foorth before she laboured, before she was delyuered broughte foorth a manne Chylde. who euer hearde of suche a thynge? and who hathe seen the lyke of this? shall the earthe brynge foorth in one daye, or shall a whole Natyon bee broughte foorth together? But she hath nowe broughte foorth a whole Nation, before the tyme of that deliuerye, whereof wee are in moste great hope.

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Howe greate cause is geuen to vs to reioyce? Howe greate cause haue we to geue thankes to Goddes mercye, youre holynesse, and the Emperours Maiestye, whiche haue bene causers of so happye and so Godlye a Maryage, by whiche we beynge reconcyled, are ioyned to GOD the father, to Chryste, and to the Churche? of the whiche, althoughe I cannot comprehende in woordes the ioye that I haue taken, yet I cannot keepe sylence of it. And to this my reioysyng, this also was ioyned: (whiche when I hadde perceyued by the letters of the Reuerende Archebyshoppe of Consane, youre holynesse Nuncio, with the Emperours Maiestye) broughte me marueylouse greate gladnesse, that youre sayde holynesse beganne to restore to the aunciente beawtye, those thynges which in the Church of Rome through the corruption of tymes were deformed, whiche truelye when it shalbee finished, then in deede maye we well crye oute wyth the Prophete, and speake vnto your holines with these woordes. Exue te stola luctus, & vexationis, & indue te decore, qui a deo tibi est in gloria sempiterna: nominabitur enim tibi nomen tuum a deo sempiternum, pax iustitiæ, & honor pictatis. Tum autem dicetur, circumspice & vide collectos filios tuos ab oriente sole, vsque in occidentem, verbo sancto gaudentem. That is: Putte of the stole of sorrowe and vexation, and putte on comelynesse, whyche thou haste of GOD in euerlastyng glorye. for thy name shall bee named of GOD euerlastynge, peace of righteousnesse, and honoure of Godlynesse: and

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then it shall bee sayde: looke aboute and see thy sonnes gathered together from the sonne rysyng to the goyng downe of the same. reioysing in the holye woorde. There is nothyng truely (to speake of thy chyldren gathered together in the Weste, whiche prepare themselues to meete theyr mother) whiche they hadde rather see, then her, apparayled (that I maye vse the woordes of the Prophete) in that garment of ryghteousnesse, wherewith God adourned her in tymes paste. This one thing remaineth, that youre holinesse ioye, and the ioye of all the vniuersall Churche maye be perfyted, which together with vs her vnworthy children, ceaseth not to praie to God for it.

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The almightye God preserue your holinesse long to continue in health, for the profit of hys Church. Frō Londō the last of Nouēbre. 1554.


Your most humble seruant
Reginald Poole, Cardynall.

MarginaliaNouember 28The. xxviii. day of Nouember, there was a generall Procession in Paules Churche, with Masse, and te Deum solemnely songe, because the Queene was quicke (as they sayde) wyth Childe: whiche thing was commaunded by the Quenes Counsaile, as appeareth by theyr letters sent to the Bishoppe. There were dyuers also whiche made and published sondry prayers for her safe deliueraunce, the copies wherof ensue.

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¶ A copie of a letter (printed by Iohn Cawod) whiche was sente from the Councel, vnto the ryght reuerend father in God Edmonde Byshoppe of London. 
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A letter from Privy Council to Edmund Bonner announcing that Mary was pregnant was moved in the 1570 edition from its place after Pole's letter to Julius III to before Pole's oration to Parliament. This minor rearrangement was merely to place these materials in their proper chronological order. Foxe's note that the letter was printed by John Cawood (a note printed only in 1563, p. 1014) shows that Foxe's source was a printed copy of the letter, not an archival source.

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AFter our hartie commendatiōs vnto your good Lordship. wheras it hath pleased almighty god, amongs other his infinite benefites of late most graciously powred vpon vs, and this whole Realm, to extend his benediction vpon the Quenes maiestie, in suche sorte, as she is conceaued, and quicke of childe: Whereby (her maiestie being our naturall liege ladie, Quene, and vndoubted inheriter of this Imperiall crowne) good hope of certaine succession in the crowne is geuen vnto vs, and consequently the great calamities, whiche (for want of suche succession myght otherwyse haue fallen vpon vs, and our posteritie) shall by Gods grace be well auoyded, if we thankefully acknowledge this benefite of almightie God, endeuouring our selues with earnest repentaunce to thanke, honoure, and serue hym, as we be most boūdē. These be not only to aduertise you of these good newes, to be by you published in all places within your diocesse, but also to praie and require you, that both your selfe do geue God thankes with vs for this his especiall grace, and also geue order, that thankes may be openly geuen by synging of Te deum, in all the churches within

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