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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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the very beginninning of whose reigne, a new light as it were, of Gods religion, semed to vs for to spring, & rise. The Iewes did blesse the widow Iudith with one voyce, sayinge: Thou art the glory of Hierusalem, thou arte the ioye of Israell, thou art the honor of our people, for that thou hast loued chastitie, and thou shalt be blessed for euer.

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And we the Englyshe, with one agreable consent doo crie: Thou Mary art the glorie of Englande, our ioye, the honor of thy people, for that thou haste embraced chastitie: thine hart is strengthened. for the hand of our Lord hath comforted thee, and therfore thou shalt be blessed for euer. But bowe downe, O most mercifull father thyne eare, & open thine eyes and behold our affliction, and our humbled confession. Thou knowest Lorde, that against Philippe, not by humayne, but by thy prouidence our king, and against thy seruaunt Mary, by thy ordinaunce our Quene, the restorers and mainteiners of thy Testament, and of thy fayth and moste constant defenders of thy churche: thou knowest I saye that against these our two gouernours (the enemies of thy holy testament, and of the churche thy spouse) be moste rancke rebels and spitefull murmurers, walkyng after their lustes, whose mouth speaketh wordes of pride, to the ende they may set vp the kingdom of Heretikes and Schismatikes. By the power of their hands, they wold chaunge thy promisses, and destroye thyne inheritaunce, and stop and shut vp the mouthes of them that prayse thee, and extinguishe the glory of thy catholyke churche and altar. It is manifest and playne, howe many contentions howe many conspiracies, and seditions, howe great warres, what tumultes, howe many, and howe great troublesome vexations, howe many heresies & schismes (for these be the most ready deuises, and euident tokens of heretiks) for our synnes do hange ouer vs, if thy seruāt be taken from this lyfe: for we acknowledge that our lord is omnipotent, who hath pitched his dwellyng place in the myddes of his people, to the intēt to deliuer vs out of the hands of our enemies. Tourne therfore thy countenaūce vnto vs, shew vnto vs O Lord thy face. Punishe vs for our synnes accordinge to thy wyll and pleasure, only nowe deliuer vs. We bowyng the knees of our harte, beseche thee that thou wilt not reserue vnto vs punyshement for euer, and we shall prayse thee, all the dayes of our life. Heare our crie, and the prayer of thy people, and open to them the treasure of thy mercy, thy gracious fauour, the spryng of lyuely water. Thou that hast begon, make in the hand of thy seruaunt a perfect worke. Suffer not, we pray thee, the faithles rebels to say of thy seruaunt and her coūsellours: thei haue deuised matters which they can not performe.

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And graunt vnto thy seruaunt an happy and an easy trauayle. for it is not impossible to thy power, nor indecent to thy iustice, nor vnwonted to thy mercie. It is well knowen vnto vs, howe maruelously thou diddest woorke in Sara of thage of. xc. yeares, and in Elizabeth the barren, also far strickē in age: for thy coūsell is not in the power of men. Thou Lorde that art the searcher of hartes and thoughtes, thou knowest that thy seruaunt neuer lusted after man, neuer gaue her selfe to wanton company, nor made her selfe partaker with them that walke in lightnes: but she consented to take an husbande with thy feare, and not with her luste. Thou knowest that thy seruaūt toke an husband, not for carnall pleasure, but only for the desire and loue of posteritie, wherein thy name myght be blessed for euer and euer. Geue therfore vnto thy seruauntes, Philippe our kyng, and Mary our Quene, a male issue, whiche may sytte in the seate of thy kingdom. Geue vnto our Quene thy seruaunt, a litle infant in fashiō and body comely and beautiful, in pregnaunt wytte notable and excellent. Graunt the same to be in obedience lyke Abraham, in hospitalitie lyk Loth, in chastitie and brotherly loue like Ioseph, in mekenes and myldnes lyke Moses, in strēgth & valiauntnes lyke Sampson. Let him be founde faithfull, as Dauid after thy heart. Let him bee wise amōg kings as the moste wise Salomō. Let hym be like Iob, a simple and an vpright man, fearing God & eschewyng euyl. Let him finally be garnished with þe cōlines of al vertuous cōditiōs, and in the same let him waxe olde and lyue, that he may see his chyldrens chyldren to the thirde and fourth generation. And geue vnto our soueraigne Lorde and Lady, kyng Philip and Quene Mary, thy blessyng, and long lyfe vpon the earth. And graunt that of them may come kynges and Quenes, whiche may stedfastly continue in faith, loue, and holines. And blessed be their seed of our God, that al natiōs may knowe, that thou art onely God in all the earth, whiche art blessed for euer and euer.

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¶ A short prayer for Quene Mary, set foorth in Englyshe by Thomas Smyth, seruaunt to her Maiestie, to be dayly & hourely praied and sayde of good Subiectes. 
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The third prayer (1563, pp. 1016-17; 1570, p. 1654; 1576, p. 1411; 1583, p. 1481) is stated (only in 1563) to be by Thomas Smith; presumably Sir Thomas Smith. The note identifying Smith as the author of this prayer may well have been removed at Smith's request.

O Almightie father, whiche diddest sanctifie the blessed virgyn and mother Mary in her conception, and in the byrth of Christe our sauiour (thy only sonne): And also by thy omnipotent power diddest safely deliuer the Prophet Ionas out of the Whales bely: Defende O Lorde, we beseche thee, thy seruaunt Marie our Quene (with chylde conceiued) and so visite her in, and with thy godly gifte of healthe, that not onely the childe (thy creature) within

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