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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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1693 [1612]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

Iack. Then I said vnto him. My life lieth not in mannes hands: therfore no manne shall doe more vnto me then god will suffer them.

Cooke. No quod he? thou art a stubborne and a noughty fellow.

Iack. You cannot iudge me, quod I, except you did see some euil by me.

Cooke. No quod he? Why maye not I iudge the as wel as thou and thy fellowes iudge vs, and call vs Papistes.

Iack. Why quod I, that is no iudgement, but Christ saith: If you refuse me, and receyue not my word, you haue one that iudgeth you. The woorde that I haue spoken vnto you, now shal iudge you in the last day.

Cooke. I pray thee tell me who is the head of the congregation.

Iack. I aunswered and sayde: Christe is the head.

Cooke. But who is head in earth?

Iack. I sayde: Christe hadde members here in earth.

Cooke. Who are they, quod he?

Iack. They quod I that ar ruled by the word of god.

Cooke. You are a good fellow, quod he.

Iack. I am that I am quod I.

Cooke. Then he saide to my keper, haue hym to prison again.

Iack. I am contented with that, quod I, and so we departed. I aunswered no further in thys matter, because I thought he shoulde not haue my bloude in a corner. But I hope in the liuing GOD, that when the tyme shall come before the congregation, I shall shake theyr building on another maner of fashion. For they builde but vppon Sande, and theyr walles bee daubed with vntempered morter, and therefore they cannot stand long.

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Therefore good brothers and Sisters, be of good chere. For I trust in my GOD, I, and my other prison fellowes shall go ioyfully before you, praising God moste heartelye, that we are counted worthye to be witnesses of hys truthe. I praye you accepte my symple aunswere at this time, commytyng you vnto God.

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☞ Of this Iohn Iackeson besydes thys hys foresayd aunsweres and examination, before Doctour Cooke, one of the Commissioners, no more as yet came vnto our handes.

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This denunciation of Bonner and his commission were dropped from the 1570 edition. The reason for this deletion is implied by Foxe himself: both were of secondary importance and both took up a fair amount of space (and paper). The commission does not appear in Bonner's register.

mention and declaratyon was made before. Pag. 1217. that Boner (the sooner to delude the symple and ignoraunte people) in the moneth of Maye, anno. Do. 1555. dyd cause Doctoure Chedsey to publyshe openlye at Paules Crosse certayne letters sent from the Kyng and the Queene, myndynge thereby to excuse and cloke his maligant murthers against the Sainctes of God, and there

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by through that coloure to cloke himselfe, dyd protest that he was neuer so cruell nor bloudthirstye, as he was slaunderously reported and charged withall, but rather compelled therevnto, hauyng commaundement geuen from the higher powers, muste and woulde shewe hymselfe readye to dooe his duetye therein: I thoughte it therefore nowe expedient, vppon so good an occasiō here seruing vnto the same, somewhat to debate, and further to trye oute this his vysored obedyence, falsely by hym pretensed: and although it may seme not greatly nedefull, (his other wycked actes alreadye sufficiently vttering the same:) yet this matter being so manifest, I may not altogether passe it ouer in silence.

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And therfore, if Boner thus standing to the defense of his pretensed obedience would nedes haue vs conceiue of hym, that he is not so cruel and hastye, to seke the bloud of these men, but rather inforced thereunto throughe the commaundement of the hygher powers, then lette him aunswere vnto this his own handywork, and his owne Commission here presently ensuyng, so spitefullye conceiued, so cruellye geuen foorth of his owne motion and proper authoritye, and as they terme it, ex suo officio, not onely to enquyre, but also to procede in condempnation agaynst all and singular such persones, as shoulde be founde within his iurisdiction not conformable vnto that idolatrous and malignant Church.

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What dothe or can this declare but a minde, not onely thursty, but also gredye, and almost vnsatiable of bloude? I haue heard it so reported, that Boner sitting at the boord with his claret Wyne before hym, hath sayd, that where he hath bene noted to be a bloudsucker, he neuer sucked any other bloude, but that onely in the Goblet. If that be so, what meaneth then this hys vnmercyfull proclamation, to hunt and chase oute the poore innocentes, and to bryng them vnto the fyre? The sharpe Commission and proclamation sette forth a litle before by the King and Quene, might it not seme inough and sufficient vnto Boner, for that purpose, but he also must adde to his? If þt of theirs were not sharpe and cruell inough, what more sharpenesse coulde Boner putte vnto it? If it were, what then needeth this Commission of Boner, to sturre vp the coales? If he did it not without theyr willes and commaundemente, why dothe it not so appeare amongest hys recordes? If he so did geue it thus abrode vppon his owne head and motion, how can he defend hymselfe from crueltie and bloudthurstinesse. Furthermore what meaneth those so many articles of Boner, geuen forth in his visitation, so cruell, so hasty, so inquisitiue, so desperate, and absurde, that the like hath not proceded from any other Bishop before.

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