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. Diuers saued by Gods prouidence from burning in Q. Maries time.

Marginalia1558.whereas after we had stayed vpon the hether banke a while, vntill Grinæus with hys companion were caried ouer in a smale boate, returning agayne to our lodging, MarginaliaGrinæus accused, and pursued.we vnderstoode that þe Sergeantes had ben there, when we were but a litle way gone out of the house. Now in what great daunger Grinæus should haue bene, if he had bene caryed vnto prison, by thys cruelty of Faber euery man easely may coniecture. Wherfore we iudged that that most cruell entent and purpose of hym, was disapointed by Gods mercifull prouidence. MarginaliaGrinæus warned to flye, escapeth.And as I can not say, what olde man it was that gaue me that warning, euen so likewise þe Sergeantes made such quicke speede, that except Grinæus had bene couered & defended by Aungels through the marueilous prouidence of God, MarginaliaGods mercifull prouidence in defeating the cruell purpose of persecutors.he could neuer haue escaped.

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Concerning the truth of this matter, there be many good man yet aliue, which both know the same, and also were present at the doyng thereof. Therefore let vs geue thankes vnto God, which hath geuen vs hys Aungels to be our keepers and defenders, whereby with more quiet myndes, we may fulfill and do the office of our vocation.

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With such like examples of Gods mighty and mercyfull custody, the Church of Christ in all ages doth abound, as by manifold experiēces may appeare as well among the Germanes, as also in all other places and ages, but in no place more, nor in tyme more plentyfull, then in this persecutyng tyme of Queene Mary in this our Realme of England: as partly hath bene already historyed, and part yet remaineth (the Lord willyng) moreouer hereunto to be added.

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¶ Lady Katherine, Duchesse of Suffolke. 
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The flight of the dowager duchess of Suffolk into exile was mentioned in the 1563 edition, although it confusingly described her as 'Lady Francis', who was Katherine Brandon's stepdaughter (p. 1680).

STephen Gardiner Byshop of Winchester, surmising the Lady Katherine Barronesse of Willoughby and Cresby and Duchesse Dowager of Suffolke, MarginaliaThe olde hatred of Steuen Gardiner Bishop of Winchester, against the Duchesse of Suffolke.to be one of his auncient enemies, because he knew he had deserued no better of her, deuised in the holy tyme of the first Lent in Queene Maryes reigne, a holy practise of reuenge, first by touchyng her in the person of her husbād M. Richard Bertie Esquier, for whō he sent an attachment (hauyng the great Seale at his deuocion) to the Shriffe of Lyncolnshyre with a speciall letter, commaunding most straitly the same Shriffe, MarginaliaM. Rich. Bertie husband to the Duchesse, attached by the Bishop of Winchester.to attach the sayd Richard immediatly, & without baile to bryng him vp to London to hys great Lordship. M. Bertie her husband beyng cleare in conscience, and frō offence toward the Queene, could not coniecture any cause of this straūge processe, vnlesse it were some quarell for Religion, which he thought could not be so sore as the processe pretended.

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The Shriffe notwithstandyng the commaundemēt, aduentured onely to take þe bonde of M. Bertie with ij. suerties, in a thousand pound for his appearaunce to be made before the Bishop on good Friday followyng, at which day M. Bertie appeared, MarginaliaM. Bertie appeareth before B. Gardiner. the Byshop then lying at his house by S. Mary Oueryes. Of whose presence when the Byshop vnderstode by the Gentleman of his chamber, in a great rage he came out of his gallerie into his dinyng chamber, where he found a prease of suters, saying he would not that day heare any, but came forth onely to know of M. Bertie, how he being a subiect durst so arrogantly set at light two former processes of the Queenes.

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MarginaliaTalke betweene B. Gardiner and M. Bertie.M. Bertie answered, that albeit my Lordes wordes might seeme to the rest somewhat sharpe towardes hym, yet he cōceiued great comfort of them. For where as he before thought it extremitie to be attached, hauyng vsed no obstinacie or contumacie, now he gathered of those wordes, that my Lord ment not otherwise but to haue vsed some ordinary processe: albeit in deede none came to his handes.

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Yea Mary, quoth the Byshop, I haue sent you two

subpenas, to appeare immediatly, and I am sure you receiued them, for I committed the trust of them to no worse mā but to Master Solicitour, and I shall make you an example to all Lyncolnshyre for your obstinacy.

M. Bertie denying the receipt of any, humbly prayed his Lordship to suspend his displeasure and the punishmēt till he had good triall therof, and then, if it pleased him, to double the paine for the fault, if any were.

Well, quoth the Byshop, MarginaliaThe deuotion of Bishop Gardiner to good Friday.I haue appointed my selfe this day (according to the holines of the same) for deuotion, and I will not further trouble me with you: but I enioyne you in a M. Ž not to depart without leaue, and to be here agayne to morow at vij. of the clocke. M. Bertie well obserued the houre, and no iot fayled: At which tyme the B. had with hym M. Sariant Stampford, to whom he moued certeine questions of the sayd M. Bertie, because M. Sariant was towardes the Lorde Wriothesley late Earle of Southampton, and Chauncellor of England, with whom the sayd M. Bertie was brought vp. M. Seriant made very frendly report of M. Bertie of his owne knowledge for the tyme of their conuersation together. Wherupon the Bishop caused M. Bertie to be brought in, and first makyng a false trayne (as God would, without fire) before he would descend to the quarell of Religion, he assaulted hym in this maner.

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Winch. MarginaliaM. Bertie attached for debt of 4000. poundes due to the Queene.The Queenes pleasure is (quoth the Byshop) that you shall make present payment of iiij. M. Ž due to her father by Duke Charles, late husband to the Duchesse your wife, whose executor she was.

Bert. Pleaseth your Lordship (quoth M. Bertie) that debt is estalled, and is accordyng to that estallement, truly aunswered.

Winch. Tush (quoth the Bishop) the Queene will not be bound to estallementes, in the tyme of Kettes MarginaliaKette Captaine of the rebells in Northfolke in K. Edwardes time. gouernement, for so I esteme the late gouerment.

Bert. The estallement (quoth M. Bertie) was appointed by kyng Henry the viij. besides the same, was by speciall Commissioners confirmed in kyng Edwardes tyme, and the Lord treasurer beyng an executor also to the Duke Charles soly and wholly, tooke vpon hym before the sayd Commissioners, to discharge the same.

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Winch. If it be true that you say (quoth the Byshop) I will shew you fauour. But of an other thyng M. Bertie, I will admonish you, as meaning you well. I heare euill of your Religion: yet I hardly can thinke euill of you, whose mother I know to be as godly and Catholicke as any within this lād, your selfe brought vp with a master, whose education if I should disalow, I might be charged as author of his errour. Besides, partly I know you my selfe, and vnderstand of my frendes, enough to make me your frend: wherfore I will not doubt of you, but I pray you if I may aske the question of my Lady your wife, is she now as ready to set vp the Masse, as she was lately to pull it downe, when she caused in her progresse, MarginaliaA Dogge clothed in a Rochet vnder the name of B. Gardiner.a dogge in a Rochet to be caried, & called by my name? or doth she thinke her lambes now safe inough, which sayd to me when I vayled my bonnet to her out of my chamber wyndow in the Tower, MarginaliaIt is mery with Lambes, when Wolues be tyed vp.that it was mery with the Lambes, now the Wolfe was shut vp? An other tyme my Lord her kusband hauing inuited me and diuers Ladies to dinner, desired euery Lady to choose him whom she loued best, and so place them selues: My Lady your wife takyng me by þe hand, for that my Lord would not haue her to take him selfe, sayd that for so much as she could not sit down with my Lord whom she loued best, she had chosen me whom she loued worst.

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Of the deuise of the dogge, quoth M. Bertie, she was neither the author nor þe allower. The wordes, though in that season they sounded bitter to your Lordshyp, yet if it should please you without offēce to know þe cause, I am sure þe one will purge the other. As touchyng setting vp of Masse, which she learned not only by stronge

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