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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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1768 [1687]

handes manacled together with yrons, and there continuing tenne dayes, hauing nothing to lye on, but bare stones or a boorde. In my time lying there in prison, the bishop of Londō coming down a payre of steyres on þe backsyde vntrust in his hose and doublet, loked in at the grate, and asked wherefore I was put in, and who put me in. And I made him aunswere, I was put in for a booke, called Antichrist, by D. Storye. And he saide, you are not a shamed to declare wherefore you were put in, and he sayd it was a very wicked booke, and bade me confesse the truth to Story. And I sayde I had told the truth to hym alredy, and I desired him to be good vnto me, and helpe me out of prison. for they had kepte me there longe. And he said he could not meddle with it. Story hath begon it, and he must end it: then I was remoued out of the salt house to geue place to two womē & caried to the Lollards Tower, and put in the stocks, and there I foūd. 2. prisoners, one called Lian, a french man, 

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Lion a Coise (or Lyon Cawch): see 1563, pp. 1523-25; 1570, pp. 2095-97; 1576, pp. 1807-09 and 1583, pp. 1914-16. As Coise was burned at Stratford-le-Bow on 27 June 1556, this helps date Greene's imprisonment.

and another with him: & so I was kept in the Stockes more thē a moneth both day & night, and no man to come to me, to speake with me, but onlye my keper whiche broughte me meate, and at such times as I dyd eate my meate. Then we three being together, Lian the french man song a psalme in the frēch toung, and we sange with him, and we were heard down into the streat, and the keper comminge vp in a greate rage, did sweare that he woulde put them all in the stockes, and so he tooke the french man and commaunded him to knele downe vpon his knees, and put both hys handes in the stockes, and so he remayned all that same night til the next day. Then I being in the Lollards Tower a vii. dayes, at my last being with Story he sware a greate othe that he would racke me, and make me tel the truth. Then Story sending for me, commaunded me to be brought to Walbroke, where he and the commissioners dined: and by the way my keper told me that I shoulde go to the tower and be racked. so when they had dined, Story caled for me in, and so there I stoode before them, and some sayde I was worthy to be hanged for hauing such hereticall bokes. And while I stoode a little while before them, Story called for the keper, and commaunded him to carye me to the Lollardes Tower againe, and sayed. I haue other matters of the Quenes to do with the cōmissioners. but I wil fåd an other time for him. And whilest I yet lay in þe Lollards Tower, þe woman which brought the bookes ouer,  
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See 1570, p. 2268; 1576, p. 1958 and 1583, p. 2065.

being taken, & her bokes, was put in þe clink in south worke by Hussye, one of the Arches. And I Thomas Grene testyfy before God now that I neyther descryed the man nor the woman, the whyche I had the bokes of.  
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This is probably the reason for Greene's giving Foxe this account: Greene wanted to deny that he had informed on the people who had supplied the books to him.

Then I lyinge in the Lollardes Tower, being sent for before Hussye requyred of mee, wherfore I

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was put into the Lollards Tower, & of whōe. And I made hym aunswere, I was put in by Mayster Storye for a booke called Antichrist: and he made as thoughe he woulde be my frende, and sayde he knewe my frendes, and my father and mother, and bade me tel him of whome I had the booke, and sayd: come on, tel me the truth. And I tolde him as I had tolde Story before: and he was very angry, and said: I loue the wel, and therefore I sente for thee, & loked for a further truth. but I wold tel him no other. And so he sent me agayne to the Lollards tower. At my going away he called me backe a gayne, and said that Dixon gaue me the bokes being an old man, dwellinge in Birchin lane: and I sayd he knew the matter better then I. And so he sent me away to þe Lollards tower, & so I remayned there a. vii. dayes, and more. And then Hussy sēt for me again and required of me to tell him the truth. And I tolde him I coulde tell him no other truth then I had tolde Story before. And then he began to tell me of Dixon of whom I had the bookes, the whiche had made the matter manifest afore: and he told me of al things touching Dixon and the bokes, more then I could my selfe, in so much he tolde me how many I had, and had a sacke ful of the bookes in his house, and knew where the woman lay, more then I my selfe. Then I sawe the matter so open and manifest before my face, that it profited not me to stande in the matter. And he asked me where I had doone the bokes: and I told him I had but one, and that Storye had. And he said I lied. for I had iii. at one time & he required me to tel him of one: and I made him manifest of one that Iohn Beane had of me beinge prentise with mayster Tettle. so he promised me before and after, and as he should be saued before god þt he should haue no harm. And I kneling downe vpon my knees, desired him to take my bloud, and not to hurt the yong man. And then he sayde: because you haue bene so stubburne, the matter beinge made manifest by other, and not by you, beinge so longe in prison, tell me if you wyll stande to my iudgement, and I sayd: ye, take my bloud, and hurte not the young man. Then he made me aunswere I shoulde be whipped like a thefe, and a vacabond: and so I thanked him, and wente my way with my keper to þe Lollards tower. And there I remayned two or thre dayes, & so was broughte by the keper Cluny, by the commandement of the commissioners, to Christes hospital, sometime they Grey friers, & accordåg had then for the time the correction of theues and vacabondes, and there was deliuered to Trinian the porter, and put into a stinking doungel. And then in few dayes I finding frēdship,was let out of þe dungel, and lay in a bed in the night and walked in a yarde by the doungel in the day time, and so remayned prisoner a moneth, &

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