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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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and promises of the screptures, let the example of Christ and his Apostles, holy Martires and Confessours, encourage the to take faster hold by Christ. Harken what he sayth: blessed are you when men reuile you and persecute you for my sake: reioyce, and be glad, for great is your rewarde in heauen. for so persecuted they the Prophetes, that were before you. Heare what Esaie the Prophet sayeth: feare not the curse of men, be not afrayd of their blasphemies and reuilinges. for wormes and mothes shal eate thē vp lyke clothe and woll, but my righteousnes shall endure for euer, and my sauing health frō generation to generation. What art thou then sayth he, that fearest a mortall man, the childe of a mā, which vadeth a way lyke the flower: & forgettest the Lorde that made thee, that spred out the heauenes, and layd the foundacion of the earth? I am thy Lord thy god, that maketh the sea to rage, and to be still, who is the Lord of hostes. I shall put my worde in thy mouth and defend the with the turning of an hande. And our sauiour Christ sayth to his disciples: they shall accuse you & bring you before Princes and Rulers for my names sake, and some of you they shall persecute and kyll: but feare you not saith he, nor care you not what you shal saye: for it is my spirite that speaketh within you. The hand of the highest shall defende you. as the heares of your head are nombred, and none of them shall peryshe: I haue layde vp treasure for you (saieth he) where no theues can steale, nor mothe corrupt, and happy are you, if ye abide to thende: feare not thē (saith Christ) that hath power only of the body but feare him that hath power both ouer the body and soule. The world loueth her owne, and if ye were of the world, the world would loue you, but you are myne. Therfore the world doth hate you. Let these & such lyke cōsolacions, cut out of the scriptures, strengthen you to God warde. Let not the ensaumples of holy men and wemen, go out of your mynde, as Daniel, and the reast of the Prophetes, of the thre Children, of Eleazarus that constant father, of the vii. of the Machabies children, of Peter, Paule, Steuen, and other Apostles and holy Martires in the beginning of the church. As of good Simeon Archbishop of Seloma, and zetrophone, with infinite other vnder Sapores the King of the Persians and Indians, who contempned all tormentes deuysed by the tirauntes, for theyr Sauiours sake. Returne, returne agayne into Christes warre, and as becommeth a faythfull warriour, put on that armour that S. Paule teacheth to be moste necessary for a Christian man. And aboue all thinges take to you the shilde of fayth.

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And be ye prouoked by Christes owne example to withstande the deuill, to forsake the world, and to become a true and faithful member of hys mysticall body, who spared not hys owne body for our synnes.

Throwe downe thy selfe with the feare of his threatned vengeaunce, for this so great & heynous an offence of apostasie. And comforte thy selfe on thother part with the mercy, bloud and promyse, of him that is ready to turne vnto you, whensoeuer you turne vnto him. Disdaine not to come againe with the lost sonne, seyng ye haue so wandred with hym. Be not

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ashamed to turne agayne with hym from the swyll of straūgers to the delicates of your most benigne and louing father, acknowleging that ye haue sinned against heauē and earth: against heauen by stayning his glorious name, and causing his most sincere and pure worde to be euel spoken of through you. Against earth by offending your so many weake brethren, to whome you haue been a stomblyng block through your sodaine slyding. Be not abashed to come home againe with Mary, and wepe bitterly with Peter, not only with shedding the teares of your bodely eyes, but also powring out the streames of your harte, to washe away out of the sight of God, the filth & myre of your offēsiue fal: be not abashed to say with the Publicane, Lorde bee mercifull vnto me a synner. Remember the horrible history of Iulian of olde, and the lamentable case of Spira of late, whose case (me thinke) shoulde be yet so greane in youre remembraunce, that being a thing of our tyme, you should feare the lyke inconuenience seyng you are fallen into the lyke offence. Last of all, lette the liuely rememberaūce of the last day be alwaies afore your eyes, remembring the terrour that such shallbe in at that tyme, with the runnagates and fugitiues from Christ, which settinge more by the world, then by heauen, more by their life, then by hym that gaue them their lyfe, did shrinke, yea did cleane fall awaye from him that neuer forsoke them. And cōtrary wise the inestimable ioyes prepared for them that feared no perel, nor dreading death, haue manfully fought, and victoriously triumphed ouer all power of darknes, ouer hell, death, and dāpnacion, through their most redoubted captain Christ, who nowe stretcheth out his armes to receaue you, ready to fal vpon your necke and kisse you, and laste of all to feaste you with the deinties and delicates of hys owne precious bloud, which vndoubtedly, if it mighte stande with hys determinate purpose, he wold not let to shed againe, rather thē you should be lost. To whome with the father and the holy ghost be honour, prayse and glorye euerlastingly.

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Be constant, be constant, feare not for payne:
Christ hath redemed the, and heauen is thy

¶ Certaine pretie verses wrytten by the said Lady Iane with a pynne.

Non aliena putes homini quæ obtingere possunt,,
Sors hodierna mihi tunc erit illa tibi.

Do neuer thinke it straunge,
Though now I haue misfortune.
For if that fortune chaunge,
The same to thee may happen.

Iane Dudley.

Deo inuante nil nocet liuor malus.
Et non inuante nil iuuat labor grauis.


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Note that the translations of the Latin verses praising Jane Grey are eliminated from the 1570 and all subsequent editions (see textual variant 24 and textual variant 25). Again this seems to run counter to the argument that the later editions were more 'populist' and accessible to the general reader than the first edition.

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If God do helpe thee,
Hate shall not hurte thee.
If God do fayle thee,
Then shall not labour preuayle thee.

Post tenebras spero lucem.

☞ Certaine Epitaphes wrytten in commendation of the worthy Lady Iane.

De Iana

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