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. Examination of Rich. VVhite. Iohn. Hunt and Rich. VVhite condemned.

Marginalia1558. Nouemb.not called by the names of the Sacramentes, but I thinke S. Augustine gaue them the first name of Sacramentes.

Brokes. MarginaliaThe name of Sacramentes not found in the Scriptures.Then thou findest not that word Sacrament in the Scriptures.

White. No my Lord.

Brokes. Did not Christ say: This is my body? and are not his wordes true?

White. I am sure the wordes are true, MarginaliaHow the Papistes play with scriptures, as þe deuill did when he tempted Christ.but you play by me as þe deuill did by Christ, for he said: If thou be. &c. Mat. 4. For it is. &c. Psal. 91. but the wordes that folowed after he cleane left out, which are these: Thou shalt walke vpon the Lion and Aspe. &c. These wordes the deuill left out because they were spoken agaynst him selfe: and euen so do you recite the Scriptures.

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Brokes. Declare thy faith vpon the Sacrament.

White. MarginaliaWhites opinion of the Sacrament.Christ and his Sacramētes are like, because of þe natures, for in Christ are ij. natures, a diuine and a humane nature: so likewise in the Sacrament of Christes body & bloud, there be ij. natures: the which I deuide into ij. partes, that is, externall and internall. The externall part is the element of bread and wine, according to the saying of S. Augustine. The internall part is the inuisible grace which by the same is represented. So is there an externall receauing of the same Sacrament, and an internall. MarginaliaDouble receauing of the Sacrament, externall and internall. The externall is with the hand, the eye, the mouth, and the eare. The internall is the holy Ghost in the hart, which worketh in me faith, wherby I apprehēd all the merites of Christ, applying the same wholly vnto my saluation. If this be truth beleue it, and it be not, reproue it.

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Doct. Hoskins. This is Oecolampadius doctrine, and Hoper taught it to the people.

Brokes. Doest thou not beleue that after the wordes of cōsecration there is the natural presence of Christes body?

White. My Lord, I will answere you, if ye will aunswere me to one question. Is not this Article of our beleue true: He sitteth at the right hand of God the father almighty? if he be come from thence to iudgement, say so.

Brokes. No. But if thou wilt beleue the Scriptures, MarginaliaA Popishe Paradox: Christes body both in heauen and in earth at one time.I will proue to thee that Christ was both in heauen and in earth at one tyme.

White. As he is God, he is in all places: but as for his manhode, he is but in one place.

Brokes. S. Paul saith. 1. Cor. 15. Last of all he was sene of me. &c. Here S. Paule sayth he saw Christ, and S. Paul was not in heauen.

White. S. Paules chief purpose was by this place to proue the resurrection. But how do you proue that Christ when he appeared to S. Paul, MarginaliaHow S. Paule saw Christ. was not still in heauen: like as he was sene of Steuen, sittyng at the right hand of God? S. Augustine sayth: MarginaliaSupra Psal. liiij. the head that was in heauē did cry for the body and members which were on the earth and sayd: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And was not Paul takē vp into the third heauen where he might see Christ? as he witnesseth. Cor. 15. For there he doth but onely say that he sawe Christ, but concerning the place, he speaketh nothing. Wherfore this place of Scripture proueth not that Christ was both in heauen and earth at one tyme.

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Brokes. I told you before hee would not beleue me. Here be three opinions, the Lutherians, the Oecolāpadians, and we the Catholickes. MarginaliaB. Brokes leaueth the scripture, and proueth the Sacramēt by other matter. If you the Oecolāpadians haue the truth: then the Lutherians and we the Catholickes be out of the way. If the Lutherians haue the truth, then you þe Oecolampadians & we the Catholickes be out of the way. But if we the Catholickes haue the truth, as we haue in dede, then the Lutherians and you the Oecolampadians are out of the way: as ye are in dede, for the Lutherians do call you heretickes.

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White. My Lord, ye haue troubled me greatly with the Scriptures.

Brokes. Did I not tell you it was not possible to re-

moue him frō his errour? Away with him to the Lollardes Tower, and dispatch him as soone as ye can.

This was the effect of my first examination. More examinations I had after this, which I haue no tyme now to write out.

Amongest many other examinations of the foresayd Rich. White, at diuers and sondry times susteined, it happened one time, MarginaliaThe trembling and shaking of Blackston at the examination of Rich. White.that Doct. Blackston Chaūcellour of Exetor sat vpon him, with diuers other, who alledging certeine Doctours, as Chrisostome, Cyprian, Tertullian, against the said Richard, and being reproued by him for his false patching of the Doctours, fell in such a quaking, and shaking (his cōscience belike remorsing him) that he was faine, stowping down, to lay both his handes vpon his knees, to stay his body from trembling.

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MarginaliaCondemnation of Ioh. Hunt & Rich. White.Then the sayd Iohn Hunt and Rich. White, after many examinatiōs and long captiuitie, at length were called for and brought before Doct. Geffrey the Byshops Chauncellour, there to be condemned, and so they were. The high Sheriffe at that present was one named Syr Anthony Hungerford, 

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In the 1563 edition, the sheriff is identified as Clifford, who was actually Hungerford's successor.

who being then at the Sessions, was there charged with these two cōdemned persons, with other malefactours there condemned likewise the same tyme, to see the execution of death ministred vnto them. In þe meane tyme MarginaliaThe Christian zeale of M. Clifford.M. Clifford of Boscon in Wilshire, sonne in law to the sayd Syr Anthony Hungerford the Sheriffe, commeth to his father, exhortyng him and counsellyng him earnestly in no case to medle with the death of these two innocent persons: and if the Chauncellour and Priestes would nedes be instant vpon him, yet he should first require the writ to bee sent downe De comburendo, for his discharge. Syr Anthony Hūgerford hearing this, and vnderstandyng Iustice Browne to be in the town the same tyme, went to him to aske his aduise and coūsell in the matter: who told him, that without the writ sent downe from the superiour powers, he could not be discharged: and if the writ were sent, then he must be the law do his charge. MarginaliaExample of Christiā pietie in a good Shrieffe to be noted.The Sheriffe vnderstandyng by Iustice Browne how farre he might go by the law, & hauing at that time no writ for his warrant, let them alone, and the next day after taking his horse departed.

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The Chauncellour all this while marueilyng what the Sheriffe ment, and yet disdayning to go vnto him, but looking rather the other should haue come first to him, at last hearing that he was riddē, taketh his horse and rideth after him: who at length ouertaking þe sayd Sheriffe, declareth vnto him, how he had committed certeine condemned prisoners to his hand, whose dutie had bene to haue seene execution done vppon the same: which for that he had not done, the matter he sayd, was great, and therfore willed him to looke well vnto it how he would aunswere the matter. And thus began he fiercely to lay to his charge.

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MarginaliaA note to be obserued concerning the Papistes dealinges.Wherin note, gentle Reader, by the way, the close and couert hipocrisie of the Papistes in their dealings. Who in the forme and stile of their owne sentence condemnatory, pretend a petition vnto the secular power, In visceribus Ieus Christi, vt iuris rigor mitigetur, atque vt parcatur vitæ, 

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In visceribus Iesu Christi, vt iuris rigor mitigetur, atque vt parcatur vitae

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[In the flesh of Jesus Christ], that the rigour of the law may be mitigated, and that their life may be spared.

that is, that the rigour of the law may be mitigated, and that their life may be spared. MarginaliaThe Papistes charged with manifest dissimulation.And how standeth this now with their owne doinges and dealynges, when thys Chauncellour (as ye see) is not onely contented to geue sentence agaynst them, but also hunteth here after the Officer, not suffering him to spare them, although he would? What dissimulation is this of men, goyng and doyng contrary to their owne wordes and profession? But let vs returne to our matter agayne.

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The Sheriffe hearyng the Chauncellours wordes, and seyng him so vrgyng vppon him, told him agayne that he was no babe, which now was to be taught of him. If he had any writ to warrant and discharge him in burnyng those men, then he knew what he had to

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