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K. Henry. 8. Persecution in the dioces of Lincolne.

MarginaliaAn. 1521.
Ex Registr. Io. Longland. Lincol.

Accusers.Parties accused.Crimes obiected.

Ioanne
Norman
did ap-
peache

Roberte
Cosine. 
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Robert Cosin, of Little Missenden, is recorded on TNA C 85/115/10 as being condemned to death for heresy. Foxe will later describe the execution of Thomas Man, but he says nothing about the executions of William Scrivener or Nicholas Collins. The account of Thomas Man appears to be based on two sources that are now lost: a court book of the diocese of London recording heresy trials under Bishops Fitzjames and Tunstall, and a court book of the diocese of Lincoln, recording heresy trials under Bishops Smith and Longland. (The Lincoln courtbook probably also contained the now lost records of Longland's persecution in the Chilterns in 1521). Foxe may also have had an unnamed informant for Thomas Man's execution. Foxe's account of Man is very convincing in its circumstantial detail. There is also one piece of corroboration for it: the signification of Man's excommunication and transfer to secular authority for execution and it is dated 1 March 1518 (TNA C 85/126/28).

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For dissuadyng from pilgrimage,
from worshipping of Jmages, and
from bowyng her mony to saints
for health of her child. Also for
saying, that she neded not to con-
fesse to a Priest: but to be enough
to lift vp her handes to heauen.
Also for saying, that she might
as well drinke vpō the Sonday be
fore Masse, as any other day. &c.

Thomas
Man. 
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Norman is informing on two figures already executed for heresy; this was probably a way for him to fulfil his oath to inform on others without incriminating someone who could be harmed. The account of Thomas Man appears to be based on two sources that are now lost: a court book of the diocese of London recording heresy trials under Bishops Fitzjames and Tunstall, and a court book of the diocese of Lincoln, recording heresy trials under Bishops Smith and Longland. (The Lincoln courtbook probably also contained the now lost records of Longland's persecution in the Chilterns in 1521). Foxe may also have had an unnamed informant for Thomas Man's execution. Foxe's account of Man is very convincing in its circumstantial detail. There is also one piece of corroboration for it: the signification of Man's excommunication and transfer to secular authority for execution and it is dated 1 March 1518 (TNA C 85/126/28).

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Alice Har

dyng. 
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A Thomas Harding and his wife were listed among those who had abjured in 1511. In 1532, Thomas Harding will be burned for heresy.

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Iohn Scri
uener 
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John Scrivener will be burned in 1521; see TNA, C/85/115/13.

for
ced by his
othe to ac-
cuse

Henry Miller
Wyer drawer,
which frō A-
mershā fled to
Chempsford.

That he abiured and did pe
naunce in Kēt before, and
afterward commyng to A-
mersham, taught there (as
he sayd) many heresies.

Iohn Barret
goldsmith
of London.
Ioanne Barret
his wife.
Ioanne his ser-
uaunt.

Because he was heard in his
owne house before his wife
& maide there present, to re
cite the Epistle of S. Iames:
Which Epistle with many
other things, he had perfect
ly without booke.
Also because Ioanne his
wife had lent to this Iohn
Scriuener, 
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John Scrivener will be burned in 1521; see TNA, C/85/115/13.

the Gospell of
Mathew & Marke, which
booke he gaue to B. Smith.

Iohn Merywe-
ther, his wife,
and his sonne.

Durdant by
Stanys. Old Durdant
Isabell wife of
Thom. Har-
dyng. 
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This is not the Thomas Harding who will be burned for heresy but someone with the same name.


Hartoppe of
Wyndsore.
Ioāne Barret,
wife of I. Bar-
ret of London.
Henry Miller.

All these were accused be-
cause, at at the mariage of
Durdantes daughter, they
assembled together in a
barne, and heard a certeine
Epistle of Saint Paul read,
whiche readyng they well
liked, but especially Dur-
dant, and commended the
same.
Stilman 
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If Smith was burned in in 1518, then he was prosecuted while Bishop William Atwater held the see of Lincoln. Foxe probably obtained his knowledge of this case from the testimony of John Say.

Taylour.

Thomas Row-
land of A-
mersham.

It was obiected to Thomas
Rouland for speaking these
wordes: Ah good Lorde,
where is all our good com-
municatiō which was wont
to be among vs, when your
maister was aliue?

Tho. Groue of
Lond. butcher.
W. Glasbroke
of Harow on
the hill.
Christopher
Glasbroke
of London.

These were appeached be-
cause they vsed to resorte
and conferre together of
matters of Religion, in the
house of Thomas Man, at
Amersham, before the
great abiuration.

VVilliam Tilseworth 
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The date given by Foxe of Tilesworth's excommunication is incorrect; the signification of Tilesworth's excommunication and commitment to the secular authority survives and is dated 10 August 1511 (TNA C 85/115/10). But this document - which lists Robert Cosin, William Scrivener, Nicholas Collins and Thomas Man as also being condemned - shows that, in this case, apart from the date, the information from Foxe's aged informants was essentially accurate.

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of London, goldsmith,
prentise somtimes, to Iohn Barret.
Ioh. Newman.
He was appeached because
he was present in the house
of Iohn Barret, at the rea-
ding of Scripture.

Iohn VVoode of Henley.
VVilliam VVoode.
Lewes of Henley, seruing man.

VVylie, and
his sonne.

This Wilye was appeached
because he taught the Gos-
pell of Math. to Iohn Wood
and William Woode after

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Accusers.Parties accused.Crimes obiected.

the great abiuration: and
father Roberte did teache
them saint Paules Epistle,
Whiche olde father was af-
ter that burned at Buckin-
gham. MarginaliaFather Robert, Martyr.


VV. Lit-
tlepage
forced by
hys othe
dyd ac-
cuse.

Thurstan Lit-
tlepage.
Emme his wife.

This Thurstan had taught
him the saying of Salomon:
that wrath raiseth chyding:
had taught him also the Pa
ter noster, & Aue in Eng
lishe. His Crede in Englishe
he learned of his grandmo-
ther.
The sayde Thurstan also
taught him, Christ not to be
corporally in the Sacramēt.

Iohn Little-
page his bro-
ther.
Alyce, wife of
Thurstan Lit-
tlepage.

Because hee was sayde to
haue learned the x. com-
maundementes in Englishe,
of Alyce Thurstanes wife,
in his fathers house.
Iohn Fryer.
Because this Iohn Frier
had taught the sayd Williā
the x. Commaundements in
English.

Thomas Groue.
Herns wife.
The wife of Iohn Morwyn.
Richard Bartlet.
Robert Bartlet.

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Iohn Gardi-
ner dyd
appeach
Thomas Bernard.

Ioanne Clerke
of litle Missen-
den.

For saying she neuer did be
leue in the Sacrament of the
alter, nor euer woulde be-
leue in it.

Iohn Horne of
Ambylden. His sister Ag-
nes VVarde.

VVardes wife
of Merlow.

Because, that whē this Gar-
diner sayd: God helpe vs &
our Lady, and all the saints
of heauen, then shee sayd:
what nede is it to go to the
feete, when we may goe to
the head?

Nicholas
Stokeley.

VVilliam Stokeley.
The wife of VVilliam Deane.
VVilliam Ramsey of Newbery.

Iohn Symon
His wife.
of Marlow.

Iohn Graye of Marlow.
Dauy Schyrwode.
VVilliam Schyrwode.
Raynolde Schyrwode.

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Iohn Say
did detect.

Christoph. Sho-
maker.
Iohn Okynden.
Robert Pope.

This Christopher Sho-
maker had ben burned a
litle before at Newbery. 
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If Smith was burned in in 1518, then he was prosecuted while Bishop William Atwater held the see of Lincoln. Foxe probably obtained his knowledge of this case from the testimony of John Say.


¶ Byshop Longland seeking matter agaynst Isabell Morwyn, of
whom he coulde take no great aduauntage by examination, called
and caused Elizabeth Copland her owne sister, to testifye agaynst
her in maner as followeth.


Elizab.
Copland
witnes-
seth a-
gaynst

Isabell Mor-
wyn, her own
sister.

First because in talke toge-
ther comming from their fa
ther, beyng at the pointe of
death, Isabell sayd to her si-
ster Elisab. that all whiche
die, either passe to hell or
heauen. Nay sayd the other,

there
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