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K. Henry. 8. Diuers which were abiured in London dioces.

MarginaliaAgaynst the Sacrament of the altar.Anworth, when shee and other wemen were inuocatyng the blessed virgine to helpe in womens labour, she stoode agaynst them, and contumeliously spake agaynst the Inuocators.

Marginalia4.Item, that she speaking agaynst the pilgrimage of our Lady of wilsedone (as she was then called) and of saint Sauiour at Barmsey, called the said saint sauiour, Sym sawyer.

Marginalia5.Item, for hauyng two certeine bookes in Englishe, one bigger, and an other lesser, which she committed to one Iohn Austed a cooke, whiche bookes in the register be not named.

Marginalia6.Item, that the sayd Ioanne Sampson at a supper, in the hearyng of certeine men and of a certeine widowe named Ioanne White, spake openly in contempt of the Sacrament of the alter, saying that the priestes were Jdolaters whiche did lift vp the bread ouer their heades, making the people to worship it, and making the people to beleue that it was the Lordes body, and that it was better to eate the altare clothe, if it might be eaten and digested as easely, as the other.

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Here followeth moreouer the names of diuers other which in the Registers be specified to abiure, as

MarginaliaThe names of diuers persons abiured. William Iacum Car-
Iohn Geeste of Strat-
penter.forde.
Iohn Stradling.
Iohn Bryan of the pa-
Iohn Newmā Shermā.ryshe of S. Steuen.
Robert Boshell.Iohn Boll.
Tho. Edward Dyar.Richard Wescotte.
Richard Dewar.William Crosse.
Rich. Appulby.
George Lawnd Prior
Iohn Osborne.of S. Sithe
Robert Roger.Henry Colle.
Iohn Eaton.William Manne.
Iohn Chapman.William Swetwyng.
Williā Chakon.Iacob Bruster.
Richard Myldnale.Sabine Manne.
Iohn Hatchot.Iohn Spencer.
Iacob Sturdey.
Patricke Dowdall aliâs
Tho. Puruall Tayler.Capper.
Iohn Bytam.Robert Aleyn.
Rob. Hutton Pynner.Iohn Fynche Cooke.
Robert Pope.Iohn Southwyke.

MarginaliaIohn Southwyke.Agaynst this Iohn Southwyke last named 

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Unfortunately there is no surviving record of this case.

, was laid & obiected, þt when one Riuelay cōmyng frō the Church of the Gray Friers in London, had said to his wife (asking where he had ben) that he had heard Masse, and had sene hys Lorde God in forme of bread and wyne ouer the Priestes head. &c: the foresayd Iohn Southwyke there present aunswered agayne and sayd: nay, William thou sawest not thy Lord God: thou sawest but bread, wyne, and the Chalice. And when the said William aunswered agayne in the same wordes as before, saying: I trust verelye that I sawe my Lorde God in forme of bread and wyne, and this I doubt not: the other replyeng agayne, aunswered & sayd, as before: nay I tell thee, thou sawest but onely a figure or Sacrament of him, the whiche is in substaunce, bread and wine. &c. Thys was in the yeare of our Lord. 1520. In whiche he was compelled to abiure.

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MarginaliaConsent of doctrine.All these aboue named in one key of doctrine and religion, dyd holde and concorde together, agaynst whom were obiected v. or vi. especiall matters: to witte, for speaking agaynst worshipping of sainctes, agaynst pilgrimage, agaynst inuocatiō of the blessed virgine, against the sacrament of the Lordes body, and for hauyng scripture bookes in Englishe: which bookes especially I finde to be named, as these: the booke of the iiij. Euangelistes, a booke of the Epistles of Paule and Peter, the Epistle of saincte Iames, a booke of the Apocalyps, and of Antichrist, of the x. cōmaundementes, and Wicklieffes Wicket, with such other lyke. 

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For the wide circulation of these works among the London Lollards, and the importance these texts held for them, see Susan Brigden, London and the Reformation (Oxford, 1991), pp. 89-91.

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¶ Iohn Stilman Martyr.

MarginaliaAn. 1518
Iohn Stilman, Martyr.
IT would aske a long tractation and tedious, to recite in order the great multitude and number of good men and wemen beside these aboue rehearsed, whiche in those dayes recāted and abiured, about the beginnyng of kyng Henryes reigne, and before: among whō yet notwithstā-dyng, some there were whom the Lord reduced agayne, and made strong in the profession of his truth, and constant vnto death: of whiche number one was, Iohn Stilman by name, who about the xxiiij. day of September in the yeare of our Lord. 1518. was apprehēded 

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The full record for Stillman's trial does not survive, but there are references to it in Archbishop Ussher's notes, taken from the London courtbook before it disappeared. These notes corroborate Stillman's claiming that Wiclif was a saint in heaven and that Wiclif's Wicket was a good and holy work (Trinity College, Dublin, MS 775, fos. 124r and 125r). Moreover, Stillman had indeed been tried for heresy by Bishop Edmund Audley of Salisbury (J. A. F. Thomson, The Later Lollards, 1414-1520 (Oxford. 1965), pp. 83-84).

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& brought before Richarde Fitziames then Byshop of London, at his manour of Fulham, and by him was there examined and charged, that notwithstandyng his former recantation, othe, & abiuration made about xi. yeares then past before Edmund Byshop of Salisbury, aswell for speakyng agaynst the worshipping, praying, and offering vnto Images, as also for denying the carnall and corporall presence in the Sacrament of Christes memoriall: yet sithens that tyme he had fallen into the same opiniōs agayne, and so into the daunger of relapse, and further had hyghly commended and praysed Iohn Wickleffe, affirmyng that he was a saint in heauen, MarginaliaWickliffes Wicket.and that hys booke called the Wicket, was good and holy. 
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For the wide circulation of these works among the London Lollards, and the importance these texts held for them, see Susan Brigden, London and the Reformation (Oxford, 1991), pp. 89-91.

Soone after whiche examination hee was sent from thence vnto the Lolardes tower at London, and the xxij. daye of October then next ensuing, was brought openly into the Consistory at Paules, and was there Iudicially examined by Thomas Hed the Byshops vicar generall, MarginaliaEx Regist. Fitziames. Lond.vpon the contentes of these Articles folowyng.

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MarginaliaArticles layd against Iohn Stilman.
1.
First I obiect vnto you, that you haue confessed before my Lord of London and me D. Hed his vicare generall, that about Marginalia* Yeares of antiquitie to be noted.* xx. yeares past, one Steuen Moone of the dioces of Winchester (with whom you abode 6. or 7. yeares after) did teach you to beleue that the goyng on pilgremage and worshipping of Jmages (as the Lady of Walsingham and others) were not to be vsed. And also that afterwardes, one Richard Smarte, who was burned at Salisbury about xiiij. or xv. yeares past, did read vnto you Wickleffes wicket, 

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For the wide circulation of these works among the London Lollards, and the importance these texts held for them, see Susan Brigden, London and the Reformation (Oxford, 1991), pp. 89-91.

and likewise instructed you to beleue that the Sacrament of the altare was not the body of Christ: all which thinges you haue erroneously beleued.

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Marginalia2.
Wickliffes Wicket.
Itē, you haue diuers times read the said boke called Wickleffes wicket 

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For the wide circulation of these works among the London Lollards, and the importance these texts held for them, see Susan Brigden, London and the Reformation (Oxford, 1991), pp. 89-91.

, and one other booke of the x. commaundements, whiche the said Richard Smarte did geue you, and at the tyme of your first apprehension, you did hyde them in an olde oke, and did not reuele them vnto the Bishop of Salisbury, before whō you were abiured of heresie about a xi. yeres sithens: where you promised by othe vpon the Euāgelists, euer after to beleue and hold as the Christen faith taught and preached, and neuer to offende agayne in the said heresies, or any other, vpon pain of relapse. And farther you there promised to performe all such penaunce as the said Bishop of Salesbury did enioyne you: who then enioyned you, vpon the like paine, not to departe his dioces without his speciall licence.

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Marginalia3.Item, it is euident that you be relapsed, aswell by your owne confeßion, as also by your dedes, in that about two yeares after your abiuration, you went vnto the said place, where you had hidden your bookes, and then taking them away with you, you departed the foresaid dioces, without the licence of the bishop, and brought them with you to London: where nowe beyng tached and taken with them vpon great suspicion of heresie, you are brought vnto the Bishop of London. By reason of whiche your demeanor, you haue shewed both your impenitent and dissembled conuersion from your errours, & also your vnfaithfull abiuration & disobediēce vnto the authoritie of our mother holy Church, in that you perfourmed not the penance. In whiche behalfe you be voluntarily periured, and also relapsed, in that you departed the said dioces without licence.

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Marginalia4.Item, you be not onely (as afore is said) impenitent, disobedient, voluntarily periured, and relapsed by this your foresaid hereticall demeanour: but also sithens your last attachement vpō suspicion of heresie you haue maliciously spoken erroneous and dampnable wordes, affirming before my Lord of Londō your ordinarie & me, iudicially sitting at Fulham, that you were sory that euer you did abiure your said opinions, & had not suffered then manfully for them: for they were and be good and true, & therfore you will now abide by them, to dye for it. And furthermore you haue spoken against our holy father the Pope and his authoritie, damnablie saying that he is Antichrist, & not the true successour of Peter, or Christes vicare in earth: and that his pardones and indulgences whiche he graunteth in the

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