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 HusseyJohn BeanTrinian
 
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Anthony Hussey

(d. 1560)

Cranmer's chief registrar. Under Mary registrar in the Court of Arches and of the chapter of St Paul's Cathedral. Governor of the Muscovy Company. Governor of the English merchants in Antwerp. [ See MacCulloch, Cranmer, p. 608 and J. G. Nichols, Narratives, p. 216.]

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. 2051.

Thomas Green told Hussey that John Bean, an apprentice to Tottle, had received a copy of a book called 'Antichrist' from him. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2051.

Elizabeth Young's first examination took place before Hussey. 1570, pp. 2268-69, 1576, pp. 1958-59, 1583, pp. 2065-66.

 
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John Bean

Apprentice to Richard Tottle, London printer.

Thomas Green told Hussey that John Bean, an apprentice to Tottle, had received a copy of a book called 'Antichrist' from him. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2051.

 
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Trinian

Porter of Christ's hospital. Of London.

Cluney delivered Thomas 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. 2051.

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Queene Mary. The scourging of Thomas Greene prentice.

MarginaliaAnno 1558.my Lord of Windsors Chaplayne, asking me what I said by the masse. I sayd: I neuer knew what it was, nor what it ment, for I vnderstoode it not, because I neuer learned any Latin, and since the time that I had any knowledge, I had bene brought vp in nothing but in reading of English, and with such men as haue taught þe same: with many moe questions, which I cannot rehearse.

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MarginaliaThe Masse.Moreouer, he asked me if there were not the very body of Christ, flesh, bloud and bone in the Masse, after the Priest had consecrated it. And I made him aunswere: as for the Masse I cannot vnderstand it, but in the new Testament I read, that as the Apostles stoode looking after the Lord when he ascended vp into heauen, an Angel sayd to them: Euen as you see him ascend vp, so shal he come agayne. And I told them an other sentēce: where Christ saith: The poore shall you haue alwayes with you, but me shall you not haue alwayes.

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Then M. Chaplaine put to me many questions more to the which I could make hym no aunswere. Among all other, he brought Chrisostome and S. Hierome for hys purpose. To whome I aunswered, that I neyther mynded nor was able to answere their Doctors, neither knew whether they alledged them right, or no: but to that whiche is written in the new Testament I would aunswere.  

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This sentence is worded as follows in Edit. 1563, p. 1686: "And I neither mynding, nor able to answere their Doctors, neither knowing whether they alleged them right, said: I nether knew Saint Cyril nor Saint Tertullian; but that whiche is written in the newe testament I understode."

Here they laughed me to scorne and called me foole, & sayd they would reason no more with me.

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Then Doctor Storye called for Cluny, and bad hym take me away, and set me fast, and let no man speak with me. MarginaliaGreene sent agayne to the Colehouse.So was I sent to the Colehouse: where I hadde not ben a week, but there came in xiiii. prisoners: MarginaliaThe strayte handling of Greene in prison.but I was kept still alone without company, in a prison called the Salthouse, hauing vpon my legge a bolt and a fetter, and my handes manacled together with yrons, and there continued x. dayes, hauing nothing to lye on, but bare stones or a boorde.

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On a time whiles I lay there in prison, the Byshop of Lodnon comming downe a payre of stayres on the backside vntrust, in his hose and doublet, looked in at þe grate, and asked wherfore I was put in, and who put me in.

MarginaliaTalke betweene Thomas Greene and B. Boner.I made him aunswere, þt I was put in for a booke called Antichrist, by Doctor Story And he sayde: you are not ashamed to declare wherefore you were put in, and said it was a very wicked booke, and bad me confesse the truth to Story. I sayd, I had told the truth to him already, & desired him to be good vnto me, and helpe me out of prison, for they had kept me there long. And he sayd, he could not medle with it: Story hath begon it: and he must end it.

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MarginaliaTwo prisoners brought to B. Boners Salthouse.Then I was remoued out of the Salthouse to geue place to two women, and caryed to the Lollardes Tower and put in the stockes: and there I founde two prisoners, one called Lyon, a Frenchman, 

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Lion a Coise (or Lyon Cawch): see 1563, pp. 1523-25; 1570, pp. 2095-97; 1576, pp. 1807-09 and 1583, pp. 1914-16. As Coise was burned at Stratford-le-Bow on 27 June 1556, this helps date Greene's imprisonment.

and an other with hym: and so I was kept in the stockes more then a month both day and night, and no man to come to me, or to speake wt me, but onely my keeper which brought me meate.

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Thus we three being together, Lyon the Frenchman song a Psalme in the Frenche tongue, and wee sang with him, so þt we were heard down into the street, and the keeper comming vp in a greate rage, sware that he would put vs all in the stockes, MarginaliaCruelty shewed vpon prisoners for singing Psalmes.and so tooke the Frenchman and commaunded him to kneel downe vppon his knees, and put both his handes in the stockes, where hee remayned all that night till the next day

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After this I beyng in the Lollardes Tower 7. dayes, at my last being with Story hee sware a great othe that he would racke me, and make me tell the truth. MarginaliaThomas Greene brought before D. Storye and the Commissioners.Thē Story sending for me, commaunded me for to bee brought to Walbroke, wher he & the Cōmissioners dyned: and by the way my keeper told me þt I should go to the Tower & be racked. So when they had dyned, Story called for me in, and so there I stoode before thē, & some sayd I was worthy to be hanged for hauing such hereticall books. After I had stayde a little while before them, Story called for the keeper, and commaunded him to cary me to the Lollards Tower agayne, and sayde: I haue other matters of the Queenes to do with the Commissioners: but I will finde an other time for him. Whilest I lay yet in the Lollardes Tower, MarginaliaThis woman was one Youngs wyfe.the womā which brought the bookes ouer, 

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See 1570, p. 2268; 1576, p. 1958 and 1583, p. 2065.

being taken, and her bookes, was put in the Clinke in Southwarke by Hussy, one of the Arches: and I Tho. Greene testifie before God, now that I neyther descryed the man nor the woman, the whiche I had the bookes of.  
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This is probably the reason for Greene's giving Foxe this account: Greene wanted to deny that he had informed on the people who had supplied the books to him.

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MarginaliaThomas Greene examined before M. Hussey.Then I lying in the Lollardes Tower, being sent for before M. Hussy, he required of me, wherefore I was put into the Lollardes Tower, and by whome. To whome I made aunswere, that I was put there by Doctor Story for a booke called Antichrist. Then he made as though hee would be my friend, and sayd he knewe my friendes, and my father and mother, and bad me tel him of whom I had

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the booke, and sayd: come on, tell me the truth, I told hym as I had told Doctor Story before.

Then he was very angry and sayd: I loue thee well, & therfore I sent for thee, and looked for a further truth: but I would tell him no other; whereupon he sent me agayne to the Lollardes Tower. At my going away he called me backe agayn, and sayd that Dixon gaue me the books being an old man, dwelling in Birchin lane: and I sayde he knew the matter better then I. So he sēt me away to the Lollardes Tower, where I remayned vij. dayes & more.

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Then M. Hussy sent for me agayne and required of me to tell him the truth. I told him I could tell him no other truth then I had told Doctor Story before.

Then hee began to tell me of MarginaliaDixon in Birchin Lane.Dixon of whome I had the bookes, the which had made the matter manifest afore: and he told me of all thinges touching Dixon and þe books more then I could my selfe, in so much þt he told me howe many I had, and that he had a sacke full of the books in his house, and knew where the woman lay, better then I my selfe. Then I sawe the matter so open and manifest before my face, that it profited not me to stand in the matter. Hee asked me where I had done the books, and I told hym I had but one, & that Doct. Story had. He sayd I lyed, for I had three at one time, & hee required we to tell him of one.

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Then I tolde hym  

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This is worded in the first Edition, p. 1687, "and I made him manifest."

of one that MarginaliaIohn Beane Prentise with M. Tottle.Iohn Beane had of me being prentise with Mayster Tottle. So he promised me before and after, and as he shuld be saued before God, that he should haue no harme. And I kneeling downe vppon my knees, desired him to take my bloud, and not to hurt the young man. Then sayd he: because you haue bene so stubburne, the matter being made manifest by other and not by you, being so long in prison, tell me if you wil stād to my iudgement. I sayd yea, take my bloud, and hurt not the young man.

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MarginaliaThomas Greene adiudged to be whipped.Then he made me answere, I should be whipped like a theefe and a vacabond: and so I thanked him, and went my way with my keeper to the Lollardes tower: where I remayned two or three dayes, and so was brought by the keeper Cluny, by the commaundement of the Commissioners, MarginaliaThomas Greene brought to the Gray Fryers.to Christes hospitall, sometime the Gray Friers: and accordingly had there for the time the correction of theeues and vacabondes, and so was deliuered to Trinian the Porter, and put into a stincking dungeon.

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Then after a fewe dayes I finding frendship, was let out of the dungeon, and lay in a bed in the night, & walked in a yarde by the dungeon in the day time, and so remayned prisoner a month and more.

MarginaliaThomas Greene agayne appeareth before D. Story and two gentlemen.Where at length Doctour Story came and two Gentlemē with hym, and called for me, and so I was brought into a counting house before thē. Then he sayd to þe gentlemen: here commeth this hereticke, of whom I had þe book called Antichrist, and began to tell them how many times I had bene before him, and sayde: I haue intreated hym very gently, and he would neuer tell me the truth till þt it was found out by other. Then sayd he: it wer a good deed to cut out thy tongue and thy eares of thy head, to make thee an example to all other hereticke knaues. And þe gentlemen said: nay þt were pitty. Then he asked if þt I would not become an honest mā: & I sayd yes, for I haue offēded God many wayes. Whereupon he burdened me with my fayth. I told him I had made hym aunswere of my fayth before my Lord Windsors chaplaine, as much as I could.

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MarginaliaThe scourging of Tho. Greene before Doct. Story.So in the end he commaunded me to be stripped he stāding by me, and called for two of the Beadels and the whippes to whippe me: and the two Beadels came wyth a cord, and bound my handes together, and the one end of the corde to a stone piller. Then one of my friendes, called Nicholas Priestman, hearing them call for whips, hurled in a bundell of rods, whiche seemed something to pacifie þe minde of his crueltie: and so they scourged me with rods. But as they were whipping of me, Story asked me if I would go vnto my Mayster agayne, and I sayd nay. And he sayd: I perceiue now he wil be worse then euer he was before: but let me alone (quoth he): I will finde him out if he be in England. And so with many other things which I cannot rehearse, when they had done whipping of me, they bad me pay my fees and go my wayes.

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¶ Doctor Story commaunded that he should haue an hundred stripes, but the Gentlemen so intreated: that hee had not so many, Story saying: if I might haue my will, I would surely cut out his tongue. 

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The Edit. of 1563 goes on: "Over and besides these above rehearsed wer divers and many other, who for Christe's sake humbled themselves to the beatynges and stripes of the papists, many mo (no dout) then we have knowlege of. For the nature and patience of these godly Martyrs wer such, that the more they suffred for Christ, the lesse they bosted thereof: who would have thought that Boner ever woulde have broughte maister Bartlet Grene above mentioned being a Lawyer and a Gentleman under the unsemely chastisement of a rod, and yet notwithstanding he so did, as the said mayster Grene himselfe declared to a frende of hys [This friend's name was M. Cotton. Foxe's marginal note] in Newgate a litle before his death" (p. 1688).

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Of the scourging of M. Bartlet Greene, also of Iohn Milles, & of Thomas Hinshaw, ye heard before. In like maner was ordered Ste. Cotton, burned before at Brainford, who testifieth himselfe to be twise beaten by Boner, in a letter of hys written to his brother, as by the same here following for the more euidence may appeare.

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