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. Edmund Allen10. Alice Benden and other martyrs11. Examinations of Matthew Plaise12. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs13. Ambrose14. Richard Lush15. 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. The Final Five Martyrs49. John Hunt and Richard White50. John Fetty51. Nicholas Burton52. John Fronton53. Another Martyrdom in Spain54. Baker and Burgate55. Burges and Hoker56. The Scourged: Introduction57. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax58. Thomas Greene59. Bartlett Greene and Cotton60. Steven Cotton's Letter61. James Harris62. Robert Williams63. Bonner's Beating of Boys64. A Beggar of Salisbury65. Providences: Introduction66. The Miraculously Preserved67. William Living68. Edward Grew69. William Browne70. Elizabeth Young71. Elizabeth Lawson72. Christenmas and Wattes73. John Glover74. Dabney75. Alexander Wimshurst76. Bosom's wife77. Lady Knevet78. John Davis79. Mistress Roberts80. 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. Thomas Rose99. Troubles of Sandes100. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers101. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth102. The Unprosperous Queen Mary103. Punishments of Persecutors104. Foreign Examples105. A Letter to Henry II of France106. The Death of Henry II and others107. Justice Nine-Holes108. John Whiteman109. Admonition to the Reader110. Hales' Oration111. The Westminster Conference112. Appendix notes113. Ridley's Treatise114. Back to the Appendix notes115. Thomas Hitton116. John Melvyn's Letter117. Alcocke's Epistles118. Cautions to the Reader119. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material120. Priest's Wife of Exeter121. Snel122. Laremouth123. William Hunter's Letter124. Doctor Story125. The French Massacre
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Anthony Brown

(1509/10 - 1567)

JP, MP for Lostwithel (1545), Great Bedwyn (1547), Preston (1553), Scarborough (1554), Maldon (1554). Sergeant-at-law and Mary's sergeant (1555). Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1558 - 1559) and Justice of the Common Pleas (1559 - 1567). A leading early Elizabethan recusant [Bindoff, Commons, sub 'Browne, Anthony II'; DNB].

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Sir Anthony Browne was instructed, in a letter of 19 August, to imprison those who criticised the 'Queenes order of religion' or did not attend mass and to report their names to the privy council. 1583, p. 1765. [Foxe's account was taken from APC V, p. 63, but Foxe misdated the incident to 1553; the Privy Council Register says 1554].

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He threatened to send William Hunter's father to prison if William did not surrender himself. He interrogated William Hunter, became enraged with Hunter and sent Hunter to Bishop Bonner. 1570, pp. 1713-14; 1576, pp. 1462-63; 1583, pp. 1536-37.

He complained about the lack of wood at William Hunter's execution. He told Hunter that he would no more pray for him than for a dog. 1570, p. 1715; 1576, p. 1464; 1583, p. 1538.

He had Robert Hunter imprisoned in the stocks and then interrogated. 1570, p. 1716; 1576, p. 1465; 1583, p. 1539.

He was one of the commissioners who examined Thomas Wattes on 26 April 1555. He sent him to Bishop Bonner on 27 April to be tried for heresy. 1563, pp. 1162-63 and 1165-66; 1570, pp. 1769-70; 1576, p. 1511; 1583, pp. 1594-95

He was present at the execution of Thomas Higbed. 1570, p. 1720; 1576, p. 1469; 1583, p. 1542.

Anthony Brown persecuted George Eagles. 1570, p. 2204, 1576, p. 1902, 1583, p. 2010.

Rumours were raised in Chelmsford that Justice Brown had falsely accused diverse honest men who had kept Eagles safe in their houses, in order to discredit Eagles. Someone named Reynold of Chelmsford witnessed this to be false report. 1570, p. 2204, 1576, p. 1902, 1583, p. 2010.

Sir Anthony Hungerford sought the advice of justice Brown on how he should act towards Richard White and John Hunt. 1563, p. 1702, 1570, p. 2256, 1576, p. 1948, 1583, p. 2055.

[NB: Anthony Browne named Sir Edward Saunders as one of the overseers of his will (Bindoff, Commons).]

[Not to be confused with Anthony Brown of Sussex.]

 
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John Story

(1510? - 1571)

1st Regius Professor of Civil Law. Roman catholic martyr. (DNB)

John Story was one of the recipients of the proclamation from Philip and Mary authorising the persecution of protestants. 1563, p. 1561, 1570, p. 2155, 1576, p. 1862, 1583, p. 1974[incorrectly numbered 1970].

In the 1563 edition, Foxe claims that Story urged that Elizabeth be executed, maintaining that it was pointless to cut the branches off a tree and not strike at its roots (1563, p. 1004). These passages were never reprinted.

In a letter to Augustine Bernher, Bradford asked him to discover what Master G. had said to Doctor Story and others. 1570, p. 1837, 1576, p. 1572, 1583, p. 1654.

Dr Story was said by Dr Martin to have been the chief procurer of the deaths of John Warren, his wife and daughter, although he was a relative of theirs. 1563, p. 1251, 1570, p. 1869, 1576, p. 1600, 1583, p. 1689.

When John Denley sang a psalm at his burning, Story rebuked him for it. 1563, p. 1249, 1570, p. 1867, 1576, p. 1598, 1583, p. 1686.

John Story is described by Foxe as one who was occupied with dispatching the godly during Mary's reign. 1563, p. 1383, 1570, p. 1952, 1576, p. 1679, 1583, p. 1786.

The first examination of John Philpot was by Cholmley, Master Roper and John Story and one of the scribes of the Arches at Newgate Hall on 2 October 1555. 1563, pp. 1388-90, 1570, pp. 1961-62, 1576, pp. 1688-89 , 1583, pp. 1795-96.

In Philpot's first examination, Story claimed that Philpot was guilty of heresy for speaking against the mass. 1563, pp. 1388-90, 1570, pp. 1961-62, 1576, pp. 1688-89, 1583, pp. 1795-96.

Philpot's second examination was before Cholmley, Roper, Story and Cook and the scribe on 24 October 1555. 1563, pp. 1390-92, 1570, pp. 1962-64, 1576, pp. 1689-91, 1583, pp. 1797-98.

During Philpot's second examination, Story demanded that Philpot be taken to Lollard's Tower, after which he was imprisoned in Bonner's coal house. 1563, pp. 1390-92, 1570, pp. 1962-64, 1576, pp. 1689-91, 1583, pp. 1797-98.

Philpot's fifth examination was before Bonner, Rochester, Coventry, St Asaph, as well as Story, Curtop, Saverson, Pendleton and others. 1563, pp. 1398-1405, 1570, pp. 1968-72, 1576, pp. 1695-98, 1583, pp. 1803-05.

Story was one of the commissioners who sent John Went, John Tudson, Thomas Brown and Joan Warren to be examined and imprisoned. 1563, p. 1453, 1570, p. 2016, 1576, p. 1737, 1583, p. 1845.

A complaint about John Tudson was sent to Story. 1563, p. 1467, 1570, p. 2029, 1576, p. 1749, 1583, p. 1857.

Cranmer was examined by Brookes, Martin and Story. 1563, pp. 1479-83, 1570, pp. 2046-47, 1576, pp. 1764-65, 1583, p. 1871.

A new commission was sent to Rome for the restoration of the pope's authority to allow the condemnation of Cranmer. Those sent were: James Brookes, Martyn and Story . 1570, p. 2047, 1576, p. 1765, 1583, p. 1871.

Story's oration against Cranmer. 1576, pp. 1769-70, 1583, pp. 1875-76.

Story said that they were true witnesses, as they swore allegience to the pope. Cranmer was was sent to Gloucester by Story. 1570, p. 2056, 1576, p. 1773, 1583, p. 1879.

Henry Adlington received a letter from John Careless, which referred to Story. 1570, pp. 2110-12, 1576, pp. 1833-34, 1583, pp. 1928-29.

Robert Farrer talked with Laurence Sheriff in the Rose tavern and suggested to Sheriff that Elizabeth had been involved in Wyatt's rebellion. Sheriff complained to Bonner about Farrer before Mordaunt, Sir John Baker, Darbyshire, Story, Harpsfield, and others. 1570, p. 2296, 1576, p. 1988, 1583, p. 1980.

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Ralph Allerton was examined on 24 April 1557 before Bonner, Lord North, Dr Story and others. 1563, p. 1621, 1570, p. 2210-11, 1576, p. 1907-08, 1583, p. 2015-16.

A chaplain asked Thomas Green to repeat the articles of his faith before Story. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2061.

Story questioned Green on the mass and the church fathers. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Green appeared again before Story. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Story commanded Green be whipped 100 times, although this was objected to, at which point Story said he would have Green's tongue cut out if he could. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2062.

Elizabeth Young's eighth examination was before Bonner, the dean of St Paul's and Story. 1570, pp. 2273-74, 1576, pp. 1962-63, 1583, pp. 2069-70.

Alexander Wimshurst was carried before Story and Cook who asked him where his whore was. Wimshurst defended his wife's honour and her whereabouts. 1570, p. 2276, 1576, p. 1965, 1583, p. 2072.

Edward Benet asked Story to help him out of prison, which he did, only to deliver him to Cluney who put him in stocks in the coalhouse for a week. 1570, p. 2279, 1576, p. 1968 [incorrectly numbered 1632], 1583, p. 2075.

Richard Waterson was examined by Story, when he was told that £40 would release him from punishment. This was reduced to £10 but eventually a warrant was made to Richard Grafton who was forced to watch the beating of Gye upon a cross at Bridewell. 1563, p. 1730 [incorrectly numbered 1703], 1583, p. 2144.

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John Story had accused Angel's wife of murdering a woman and her child who resided with her in her house. He sent her to Newgate. Sir Roger Cholmley dismissed the charges against her. 1563, p. 1707, 1570, p. 2299, 1576, p. 1991, 1583, p. 2010.

At Elizabeth's accession Story was committed to ward but he managed to escape overseas, where he met with the duke of Alva in Antwerp. 1583, p. 2153.

Parker, a merchant, was sent to apprehend Story and return him to England. 1583, p. 2153.

Parker told Story that a ship had come from England and that he might like to peruse the merchandise on board. Story suspected nothing, was caught and returned to England. 1583, p. 2153.

In prison, Story refused to agree to the act of supremacy and was subsequently hung, drawn and quartered as a traitor. 1583, p. 2153.

Foxe refers to his death. 1563, p. 1706.

 
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John Wayland

(fl. 1539 - 1570)

Catholic printer. [See E. G. Duff, A Century of the English Book Trade: Short Notices of All Printers, Stationers, Book-binders, and Others Connected with it from the Issue of the First Dated Book in 1457 to the Incorporation of the Company of Stationers in 1557 (London, 1948), pp. 167-68.]

Thomas Green was brought before Dr Story by his master, John Wayland the printer, for a book called 'Antichrist' and so examined. 1563, p. 1685, 1570, p. 2262, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2050.

 
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Master Brooke

Master of the Drapers' Company.

Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax appeared in the Drapers' hall with their masters present, and Master Brooke promised ?100 from the company for the boys' protection from the death sentence. 1563, p. 1684, 1570, p. 2260, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

 
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Richard Cluney

Bonner's summoner. Keeper of Lollards Tower.

Cluney witnessed the degradation of John Hooper and John Rogers on 4 February 1555. 1563, p. 1058; 1570, p. 1681; 1576, p. 1435; 1583, p. 1508. [NB: Described as a bell ringer in 1563, p. 1058, but this was changed to summoner in later editions.]

Bonner's writ for the excommunication of John Tooley was sent to Cluney. 1563, p. 1143; 1570, p. 1757; 1576, p. 1501; 1583, p. 1582.

Robert Johnson wrote a letter to Bonner about Whittle, confirming Cluney's and Harpsfield's reports. He mentioned that Sir Thomas More's submission was read to him twice to no good effect. 1563, p. 1456, 1570, p. 2018, 1576, p. 1738, 1583, pp. 1846-47.

John Harpsfield wrote a letter to Bonner about Whittle's subscription, in which he mentioned Cluney's report. 1563, pp. 1455-56, 1570, pp. 2017-18, 1576, p. 1738, 1583, pp. 1846-47.

Margery Mearing was talking with a friend when she saw Cluney, Bonner's summoner, making his way to her house. Cluney took her away to be examined. 1563, p. 1646, 1570, p. 2228, 1576, p. 1924, 1583, p. 2031.

Cluney took William Living to his own house, robbed him, and then took him to Bonner's coalhouse and put him in the stocks. Cluney eventually brought him meat and then took him to Darbyshire who presented him with a list of names. Cluney took Julian Living to Lollards Tower. 1563, p. 1673, 1570, p. 2265, 1576, p. 1956, 1583, p. 2063.

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John Fetty was taken by Richard Tanner and his fellow constables to Sir John Mordaunt who then sent him to Cluney, Bonner's summoner, who sent him to Lollards Tower and put him in the stocks. 1563, p. 1693, 1570, p. 2257, 1576, p. 1949, 1583, p. 2056.

The chaplains had Cluney take William Fetty to his father in Lollards Tower. 1563, p. 1693, 1570, p. 2256, 1576, p. 1948, 1583, p. 2055.

The child told his father what had happened, at which point Cluney seized the child and returned him to Bonner's house. 1563, p. 1693, 1570, p. 2256, 1576, p. 1948, 1583, p. 2055.

Thomas Green was transferred quickly from Lollards Tower to the coalhouse by Cluney and then put in the stocks. 1563, p. 1685, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

After examination, Cluney removed Green to prison again, first to the coalhouse and then the salthouse. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Cluney delivered Green to Trinian, the porter of Christ's hospital, where he was thrown into the dungeon. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

After Elizabeth Young's sixth examination, Darbyshire called on Cluney to take her away. Cluney took her to the stockhouse, where she was kept in irons, and then to Lollards Tower, where she was kept in stocks and irons. 1570, p. 2273, 1576, p. 1962, 1583, p. 2069.

Alexander Wimshurst was sent to Cluney's house in Paternoster Row, where he was to be carried forward to Lollard's Tower, but Cluney, his wife and maid had no time to lock up Wimshurst as they were extremely busy. When Wimshurst was left alone in Cluney's hall, a woman came to him and told him this was his chance to escape, which he took. 1570, p. 2276, 1576, p. 1965, 1583, p. 2072.

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Edward Benet asked Story to help him out of prison, which he did, only to deliver him to Cluney who put him in stocks in the coalhouse for a week. 1570, p. 2279, 1576, p. 1968 [incorrectly numbered 1632], 1583, p. 2075.

[Foxe occasionally refers to him as 'Richard Cloney'.]

 
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Thomas Green

Apprentice to the catholic printer John Wayland (fl. 1539 - 1570). [See E. G. Duff, A Century of the English Book Trade: Short Notices of All Printers, Stationers, Book-binders, and Others Connected with it from the Issue of the First Dated Book in 1457 to the Incorporation of the Company of Stationers in 1557 (London, 1948), pp. 167-68.]

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Thomas Green was brought before Dr Story by his master, John Wayland the printer, for a book called 'Antichrist' and so examined. 1563, p. 1685, 1570, p. 2262, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

Green said he got the book from a Frenchman. 1563, p. 1685, 1570, p. 2262, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

He was transferred quickly from Lollard's Tower to the coalhouse by Cluney. 1563, p. 1685, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

Green was put in the stocks. 1563, p. 1686, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

He was examined again by Story. 1563, p. 1686, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

He was examined again and sent to prison for 14 days. 1563, p. 1686, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

The lord of Windsor's chaplain and others spoke gently to Green, urging him to say who gave him the book. 1563, p. 1687, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

The chaplain asked Green to repeat the articles of his faith before Story. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2061.

Story questioned Green on the mass and the church fathers. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Cluney removed Green to prison again, first to the coalhouse and then the salthouse. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Green was removed from the salthouse to Lollard's Tower, where he met with Lion, a Frenchman, who sang psalms in French and put the jailor into a rage. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

John Story commanded Thomas Green be brought to Walbrook before the commissioners. He was eventually sent before Hussey. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Thomas Green told Hussey that John Bean, an apprentice to Tottle, had received a copy of the said book from him. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Cluney delivered Green to Trinian, the porter of Christ's hospital, where he was thrown into the dungeon. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Green appeared again before Story. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Green was whipped by two beadles. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Nicholas Priestman, one of Green's friends, gave rods for Green to be whipped with. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2062.

Story commanded he be whipped 100 times, although this was objected to, at which point Story said he would have Green's tongue cut out if he could. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2062.

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Queene Mary. The scourging of Thomas Greene prentice.

MarginaliaAnno 1558. MarginaliaSute made by the company of Drapers for Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fayrefaxe.In the which time their Maisters made a great labor vnto the Lord Mayor, and to sir Roger Cholmley, to know their offences, and that they might be deliuered.

At length they procured the Wardens of the company of Drapers to labour with them in theyr sute to the Mayor. The Mayor went with them to the Counsell: but at that time they could finde no grace at Winchesters hand & Sir Anthonie Brownes, but that they had deserued death and that they should haue the law.

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At length through entreataunce, he graunted thē thus much fauour, that they should not dye as they had deserued, but should be tyed to a cartes tayle, and be whipped three market dayes through the Cittye. Thus they came home that day, and went an other day, and the Mayor & the Wardens of the company kneeled before them to haue this open punishment released, for asmuche as they were seruauntes of so worshipfull a companye, and that they might be punished in theyr own hall before the Wardens and certayne of the companye. At length it was graunted with condition, as some said as shalbe hereafter declared.

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Then were they sent before the Maysters the next day to the hall, both theyr maysters being also present, & there were layd to theyr charges, the heynous offences by them committed, how they were both heretickes and traytors, and haue deserued death for the same, and this was declared wt a long processe by the Mayster of þe company, whose name was MarginaliaM. Brooke Maister of the company of Drapers.M. Brooke, declaring what great labour and sute þe Mayor & the Wardens had made for thē, to saue thē frō death, which they (as he said) had deserued, & from opē shame, which they shoulde haue had, being iudged by the Counsell to haue bene whipped iii. dayes through the city at a cartes tayle, and from these two daungers had they laboured to deliuer them, but not without great sute and also charge. For, saith he, the company hath promised vnto the Counsaile for this their mercy and fauour shewed towardes them, being of such a worshipsull company, a C. poundes, notwithstanding we must see them punished in our Hall within our selues for those theyr offences. After these and many other wordes, hee commaunded them to addresse themselues to receiue their punishment.

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MarginaliaRich. Wilmot and Thomas Fayrefaxe scourged in Drapers Hall.Then were they put asunder, and stripped from the wast vpward one after an other, and had into the hal, and in the middest of the hall, where they vse to make theyr fire there was a great ring of Iron, to the whiche there was a rope tyed fast, and one of theyr feete thereto fast tyed.

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Then came two men down, disguised in Mommers apparell, with visors on theyr faces, and they beate them with great rods vntill þe bloud did follow in their bodies. As concerning this Wilmot, he could not lye in his bead 6. nightes after, for MarginaliaBrooke a cruell tyrant.Brooke played the tyraunt with them. So it was, that with the beating and the flight, and feare they were neuer in health since, as the sayd Wilmot with hys owne mouth hath credibly ascertayned vs, and we cā no lesse but testifie the same.

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Thus haue we briefly rehearsed this little tragedye, wherein ye may note the malice of the enemies at al times to those which professe Christ, and take hys parte, of what estate or degree so euer they bee, according to the Apostles saying, It is geuen vnto you not onely to beleue, but also to suffer with him. To whome be honor and glory. Amen.

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Next after these two aboue specified, followeth þe beating of one Thomas Greene, who in the time of Queene Mary, was caused likewise to be scourged and beaten by Doctor Story. What the cause was, here followeth in story and examination to be seene, whiche hee penned wyth his owne hand, as the thing it selfe will declare to the reader. The copy and wordes of the same as he wrote them, here follow. Wherein as thou mayst note (gentle reader) the simplicitie of the one, so I pray thee, marke the cruelty of the other part.

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The scourging of Thomas Greene.

MarginaliaThe scourging of Thomas Greene.IN the reygne of Queene Mary, I Thomas Greene  

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In the first Edition, p. 1685, this narrative opens in the third person: "In the reign of Queene Mary, one Thomas Grene, being apprehended and brought before Doctor Story by his own maister, named John Wayland, the promoter, being then a prynter, for a booke called Antichriste, the whiche Thomas Grene did distribute to certen honest menne: Being, I say, brought before Doctor Storye, he asked him where he had the booke, and said I was a traytor," &c.
We may fairly conclude, that the whole was originally in the first person, but Foxe or the printer changed it to the third, in order to give it as a part of his own narrative; but finding it ill assort with what follows, he altered it back again.

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being brought before D. Story, MarginaliaThe Master promoteth the seruaunt.by my M. whose name is Iohn Wayland a Printer, for a booke called Antichrist, 
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The book is almost certainly John Olde's translation of Rudolph Gualter's Antichrist (STC 25009), printed in Emden in 1556.

 
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"Antichrist, that is to saye: A true reporte that Antichrist is come, wher he was borne, of his persone, miracles, what tooles he worketh withall, and what shal be his ende: translated out of Latine into Englishe by J. O. imprinted in Sothwarke by Christopher Trutheall, cum priv. reg. 1556."
The printer's name of this volume, which seems to have been written originally by Rodolph Walter, the Swiss Reformer, is supposed to be a feigned one: see Ames' Typogr. Antiq. by Herbert, vol. iii. p. 1451; and Bibliotheca a Conr. Gesnero - per Jo. Frisium; Tiguri, 1583, p. 733.

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the whiche had bene distributed to certayne honest menne he asked me where I had the booke, and sayde I was a traytour. I told him I had þe booke of a Frenchman. Thē he asked me more questions, but I told him I would tell hym no more, nor could not. Then he sayd: it was no heresie but treason, and that I should be hanged, drawne, & quartered, and so he called for Cluny the keeper of þe Lollardes tower, and bad him set me fast in the stockes.

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I was not in the Lollardes tower two houres, but Cluny came and tooke me out, and caryed me to þe Colehouse, and there I found a frenchman lying in the stocks, MarginaliaThomas Greene put in the stockes.and he tooke him out, and put on my right legge a bolte &

a fetter, & on my left hand an other,and so hee set me crosse fettered in the stockes, and tooke the Frenchman away wt him, and there I lay a day and a night. On the morow after, he came and sayd: let vs shift your hand and legge, becaue you shall not be lame: and he made as though he pitied me, and sayde, tell me the trueth, and I will be youre frend.

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And I sayd, I had tolde the truth and would tell no other. Then he put no more but my legge in the stockes, & so went his way, and there I remayned 6. dayes, & could come to no answere.

MarginaliaThomas Greene examined before Doctour Story.Then Doctor Story sent for me, and asked whether I would tel him I truth, where I had the booke. I sayd I had told him, of a frenchmā, he asked me wher I came acquainted wt the Frenchman, & where he dwelt &, where he deliuered me the booke. I sayde, I came acquaynted wt him in Newgate, I comming to my friendes which wer put in for Gods worde and truthes sake, and the Frenchman comming to his friendes also: there we did talke together and became acquaynted one with an other, and dyd eate and drinke together there with our friends in þe feare of God.

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MarginaliaD. Story scoffeth at Christes seruauntes.Then Story scoffed at me and sayde: then there was brother in Christ, and brother in Christ, and reuiled me & called me an hereticke, and asked me if I had the booke of him in Newgate. I sayd no, and I tolde him, as I went on my businesse in the streete I met him, and he asked me how I did, and I him also: so falling in communicatiō he shewed me that booke, and I desired him that hee woulde let me haue it.

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In this examination Story sayd, it was a great booke and asked me whether I bought it, or had it geuen me. I tolde him I bought it. Then sayd he, I was a theefe, and had stollen my maysters money. And I sayd, a little mony serued, for I gaue hym but foure pence, but I promised him at our nexte meeting, I woulde geue twelue pence more. And he sayd: that was boldly done, for such a booke as spake both treason and heresie.

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Then Story required me to bring him two sureties, & watche for him that I had the booke of, and I shuld haue no harme. I made him aunswere, I would bring no sureties, nor I could not tell where to finde them. Then said he: this is but a lye, and so called for Cluny, and bad hym lay me fast in the Colehouse, saying, he would make me tel an other tale at my next cōming: and so I lay in þe stockes day and night, but onely when I eate my meate, & there remayned x. dayes before I was called for agayne.

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MarginaliaAn other examination of Tho. Greene before D. Story.Then Doctor Story sent for me agayne, and asked if I would yet tell him the truth. I sayd, I could tell him no other truth then I had, nor would. And while I was ther standing, there were two brought, whiche I tooke to bee prisoners.

MarginaliaMistres Story sheweth her charitable hart.Then mistres Story fell in a rage, and sware a great othe, that it were a good deede to a hundred or two of these hereticke knaues in a house, & I my selfe (sayth she) would set it on fire. So I was cōmitted to prison agayn, where I remayned 14. dayes and came to no aunswere.

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MarginaliaGreene agayne examined before Doctour Story.Then Story sent for me againe, and called me into the gardē, and there I found with him my Lord of Windsors Chaplayne, and two Gentlemen more, and he told them all what they had sayd and done. They sayd, the book was a wonderous euill booke, and had both treason ano hersie in it. Then they asked me what I said by the book. And I sayd: I know no euill by it.

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At which wordes Story chafed, and sayd hee woulde hang me vp by the hands wt a rope, and said also he would cut out my tonge, & mine eares also frō mine head. After this they alledged two or three thinges vnto me out of the book. And I aunswered, I had not read the book through out, and therfore I could geue no iudgement of the book.

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Then my Lord of Windsores chaplayne and the other two Gentlemen tooke me aside, and entreated me verye gently, saying: tell vs where you had the booke, and of whō: wde will saue you harmelesse. I made them aunswere, I had told all that I could to Doct. Story, & began to tell it thē agayne: but they sayd, they knew þt already: so they left that talke and went agayne to Story with me.

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Then Story burdened me with my fayth, and sayd I was an hereticke. MarginaliaGreene xamined of his belief.Whereupon the Chaplayne asked me how I did beleue. Then I began to rehearse the articles of my beliefe, but he bad me let that alone. Then hee asked me how I beleued in Christe. I made him aunswere that I beleued in Christ which dyed and rose agayne the thyrd day, and sitteth on the right hand of God the father.

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MarginaliaD. Stories blasphemous scoffing in matters of our fayth.Whereupon Story asked me mockingly, what is the right hand of God? I made him aunswere, I thought it was his glory. Then sayd he, so they say all. And he asked me whē he would be wery of sitting there. Then inferred

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