Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Alice Benden and other martyrs10. Examinations of Matthew Plaise11. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs12. Ambrose13. Richard Lush14. Edmund Allen15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. Priest's Wife of Exeter49. The Final Five Martyrs50. John Hunt and Richard White51. John Fetty52. Nicholas Burton53. John Fronton54. Another Martyrdom in Spain55. Baker and Burgate56. Burges and Hoker57. The Scourged: Introduction58. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax59. Thomas Greene60. Bartlett Greene and Cotton61. Steven Cotton's Letter62. James Harris63. Robert Williams64. Bonner's Beating of Boys65. A Beggar of Salisbury66. Providences: Introduction67. William Living68. The Miraculously Preserved69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. John Davis80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth99. The Unprosperous Queen Mary100. Punishments of Persecutors101. Foreign Examples102. A Letter to Henry II of France103. The Death of Henry II and others104. Admonition to the Reader
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Queene Mary. The scourging of Thomos Hinshaw, and Iohn Milles.

Marginalia1558. Iuly.naughty boy? I shall handle thee well inough, be assured: so he sent for a couple of roddes, and caused him to knele against a long bench in an arbour in his garden, MarginaliaHinshaw beatē with roddes.where the sayd Thomas without any enforcement of hys part, offred himselfe to the beating, and did abyde the fury of þe sayd Boner, MarginaliaThe boy was beholdyng to B. Boners graund paunch.so long as the fat panched byshop could endure with breath, and till for wearines he was fayne to cease, and geue place to his shamefull acte. He had two Willow rods, but he wasted but one, and so left of.

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Now, after this scourging, the sayd Thomas Hinshaw notwithstanding dyd susteyne diuers conflictes and examinations sundry times. At last being brought before þe said Bish. in his chappel at Fulham, there he had procured witnesses and gathered articles agaynst him, which the young man denyed, and would not affirme, or consent to any interrogatory there and then ministred, doo what they could.

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The articles were these.

MarginaliaArticles obiected.COncerning Palmes, Ashes, Holy bread, Holy water, Auricular confession, receauing the sacrament at Easter, hearyng diuine seruice then set forth. &c.

Whether he had receiued al these, or whether he would receaue them or no.

Item, what he thought of the seruice set forth in King Edwardes time, in his latter dayes, and in especiall, what he thought of þe verity of Christes body in þe sacrament.

In which all his aunswers, the sayd Thomas Hinshaw kept an vpright conscience, and entangled himselfe with none of theyr ceremonyes: so mercifull was the Lord vnto him.

Not long after this his examination, about a fortnight or such a thing, the foresayd examinate fell sicke of a burning ague, MarginaliaThomas Hinshaw deliuered to Master Pugson his master.wherby he was deliuered vpon entreatie, vnto his Master Martin Pugson in Paules Churchyard aforesaid: for the Bishop thought verely, he was more like to dye then to liue. The which hys sicknes endured a tweluemonth or more, so that in the meane time, Queene Mary dyed. Then he shortly after recouered health, and escaped death, being at the writing of this yet aliue, both witnes and reporter of the same, the Lord therfore be praysed, Amen.

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The scourging of Iohn Milles by B. Boner. 
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The Scourging of John Mills

This account first apppeared in the 1563 edition and it remained fundamentally unchanged in subsequent editions. This account is based on testimony from an individual informant or informants.

MarginaliaThe story of Iohn Milles Capper.BEsides the aboue named was scourged also by the handes of the sayd byshop one Iohn Milles a Capper, a right faythfull and true honest man in all his dealinges and conditions. 

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This passage identifying Mills as a capper was added in the 1570 edition.

Who was brother to the foresayd Robert Milles, burned before at Brainford, as is aboue signified. pag. 2241.  
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See 1563, pp. 1669-70; 1570, pp. .

Who also was apprehēded in the same number with them at Islington, as is mentioned also before. Pag. 2235. and being brought before Boner, and there examined, was commaunded to the Colehouse, MarginaliaIohn Milles with Thomas Hinshaw layde in the stockes at Fulham.with the foresaid Thomas Hinshaw, where they remayned one night in the stockes. From thence he was had to Fulham, where he with the sayd Hinshaw, remayned viij. or x. dayes in the stockes: during which time he susteyned diuers conflictes with the sayd Boner, who had him oft times in examination, vrging him, and with a sticke which he had in his hand, oft times rapping him on the head, and flirting him vnder the chin, and on the eares, saying he looked downe like a theefe. Moreouer, after he had assayed all maner of waies to cause him to recant and could not, at lēgth, hauing him to his Orchard, there within a litle herbar, with his owne handes beat him, first with a willow rod, and that being worne well nigh to the stumpes, he called for a burchen rod, which a lad brought out of his chamber. The cause why he so beat him, was this: Boner asked him when he had crept to the Crosse. He answered, not since he came to the yeares of discretion, neither would, to be torne with wilde horses. Then Boner bad him make a crosse in his forehead, which he refused to doe. Whereupon he had him inconti-

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nently to his Orchard, and there calling for roddes, shewed his cruelty vpon him, MarginaliaHinshaw and Milles beaten of Boner.as he did vpon Thomas Hinsaw, as is aboue declared.

This done, he had him immediately to the parish church of Fulham, with the sayd Thomas Hinshaw, and with Robert Willis, to whom, there being seuerally called before hym, he ministred certayne articles, asking if they would subscribe to the same. To the which the sayd Iohn Milles made his answere according to his conscience, MarginaliaIohn Milles denyeth to subscribe to B. Boners articles.denying them all, except one article, which was concerning King Edwardes seruice in English. Shortly after this beating, Boner sent to him in prison a certayne olde Priest, MarginaliaAn olde coniuring priest. lately come from Rome, to coniure out the euill spirite from him, who laying his hand vpon his head, began with certayne wordes pronounced ouer him, to coniure, as he had bene wont before to do. Milles marueiling what the priest was about to doo, sayd he trusted no euill spirite to be with in him, and laught him to scorne. &c.

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As this Iohn Milles was diuers times and oft called before Boner, so much communication and talke passed betwene them, which to recite all it were to long. And yet it were not vnpleasant for þe reader that lusteth to laugh, MarginaliaThe vnsauery reasons or talke of B. Boner going about to perswade Iohn Milles.to see the blinde and vnsauory reasons of that Bishop which he vsed to persuade the ignorant withall. As in the proces of his other talke with this Milles, Boner going about to perswade him not to medle with matters of the scripture, but rather to beleue other mens teaching, which had more skill in the same, first asked if he did beleue the scripture. Yea sayd he, that I doe. MarginaliaBoners iudgemēt, that we should trust more to men then to the scriptures of God.Then the Bish. Why (quoth he) S. Paul sayth: if the man sleepe, the woman is at liberty to go to an other mā. If thou were a sleepe hauing a wife, wouldest thou be content thy wife to take an other man? And yet this is the scripture.

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Item, if thou wilt beleue Luther, Zwinglius and such, then thou canst not go right. But if thou wilt beleue me. &c. thou canst not erre. And if thou shouldest erre, yet thou art in no perill, thy bloud should be required at our handes. MarginaliaThys similitude holdeth κατὰ τὴν ἐναντίωσιν.. 

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Foxe marginal note
Foxe text Greek

[This similitude holdeth]κατὰ τὴν ἐναντίωσιν.

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Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2004)

[This similitude holdeth] in accordance with his opposition.

As if thou shouldest go to a far coūtrey, & meete with a fatherly man as I am (for these were hys termes) and aske the way to the head citie, and he should say, go thys way, and thou wilt not beleue him, but follow Luther and other heretickes of late dayes, and go a contrary way, how wilt thou come to the place thou askest for? So if thou wilt not beleue me, but follow the leading of other heretickes, so shalt thou be brought to destruction and burne both body and soule.

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MarginaliaRashe and presumptuous iudgement of Boner.As truely as thou seest the bodies of them in Smithfield burnt, so truely theyr soules doo burne in hell, because they erre from the Church.

Oft times speaking to the sayd Iohn Milles, he would say: They call me bloudy Boner. A vengeance on you all. I would fayne be rid of you, but ye haue a delite in burning. MarginaliaB. Boners wishe in punishing Gods Sainctes.But if I might haue my will, I would sow your mouthes and put you in sackes, and drowne you.

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MarginaliaThe occasion and maner of deliuering Ioh. Milles.Now, somewhat to say concerning the deliuerance of the sayd Iohn Milles, the same day that he was deliuered, Boner came vnto the stockes where he lay, and asked hym how he lyked his lodging and hys fare.

Well sayd Mylles, if it would please God I might haue a litle strawe to lye or sitte vppon.

Then sayd Boner: thou wilt shew no tokē of a Christian mā. And vpon that his wyfe came in, vnknowing vnto him, being very great with childe, & looking euery houre for her lying down, MarginaliaMilles wife entreateth for her husband.entreatyng þe Byshop for her husband, and saying that shee woulde not goe out of the house, but there woulde lay her belly in the Bishops house, vnlesse she had her husband with her. How sayest thou (quoth Boner) thou heriticke? if thy wife miscary, or thy childe or children, if she be with one or two, should perish, the bloud of thē would

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