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1. Preface to Rubric 2. The Rubric 3. Mary's First Moves 4. The Inhibition5. Bourne's Sermon 6. The True Report7. The Precept to Bonner 8. Anno 15549. From 'The Communication' to 'A Monition' 10. Bonner's Monition11. Mary's Articles for Bonner 12. The Articles 13. From Mary's Proclamation to the 'Stile'14. From the 'Stile' to the 'Communication' 15. The 'Communication' 16. How Thomas Cranmer ... 17. Cranmer18. Ridley 19. Latimer20. Harpsfield's Forme 21. 1563's Disputational Digest22. Political Events up to Suffolk's Death 23. Between Mantell and the Preacher's Declaration 24. The Declaration of Bradford et al 25. May 19 to August 1 26. August 1 - September 3 27. From Bonner's Mandate to Pole's Oration 28. Winchester's Sermon to Bonner's Visitation 29. Pole's Oration 30. From the Supplication to Gardiner's Sermon 31. From Gardiner's Sermon to 1555 32. From the Arrest of Rose to Hooper's Letter 33. Hooper's Answer and Letter 34. To the End of Book X 35. The Martyrdom of Rogers 36. The Martyrdom of Saunders 37. Saunders' Letters 38. Hooper's Martyrdom 39. Hooper's Letters 40. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 41. Becket's Image and other events 42. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 43. Bonner and Reconciliation 44. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 45. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 46. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White47. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 48. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 49. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 50. Judge Hales 51. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 52. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 53. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 54. The Letters of George Marsh 55. The Martyrdom of William Flower 56. Mary's False Pregnancy57. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 58. John Tooly 59. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]60. Censorship Proclamation 61. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 62. Letters of Haukes 63. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 64. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain65. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 66. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 67. Bradford's Letters 68. William Minge 69. The Martyrdom of John Bland 70. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 71. Sheterden's Letters 72. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 73. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 74. John Aleworth 75. Martyrdom of James Abbes 76. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 77. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 78. Richard Hooke 79. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 80. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 81. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 82. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 83. Martyrdom of William Haile 84. Examination of John Newman 85. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 86. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 87. William Andrew 88. William Allen 89. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 90. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 91. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 92. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 93. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 94. John and William Glover 95. Cornelius Bungey 96. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 97. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 98. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 99. Ridley's Letters 100. Life of Hugh Latimer 101. Latimer's Letters 102. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed103. More Letters of Ridley 104. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 105. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 106. William Wiseman 107. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 108. John Went 109. Isobel Foster 110. Joan Lashford 111. Five Canterbury Martyrs 112. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 113. Letters of Cranmer 114. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 115. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 116. William Tyms, et al 117. The Norfolk Supplication 118. Letters of Tyms 119. John Hullier's Execution120. John Hullier 121. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 122. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 123. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 124. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 125. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 126. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 127. Thomas Rede128. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 129. William Slech 130. Avington Read, et al 131. Wood and Miles 132. Adherall and Clement 133. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 134. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow135. Persecution in Lichfield 136. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 137. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 138. John Careless 139. Letters of John Careless 140. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 141. Guernsey Martyrdoms 142. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 143. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 144. Three Men of Bristol145. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 146. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 147. John Horne and a woman 148. Northampton Shoemaker 149. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 150. More Persecution at Lichfield 151. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife152. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent153. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury154. The 'Bloody Commission'155. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester156. Five Burnt at Smithfield157. Stephen Gratwick and others158. Edmund Allen and other martyrs159. Edmund Allen160. Alice Benden and other martyrs161. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs162. Ambrose163. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper164. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs165. John Thurston166. Thomas More167. George Eagles168. Richard Crashfield169. Fryer and George Eagles' sister170. John Kurde171. Cicelye Ormes172. Joyce Lewes173. Rafe Allerton and others174. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston175. Persecution at Lichfield176. Persecution at Chichester177. Thomas Spurdance178. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson179. John Rough and Margaret Mearing180. Cuthbert Simson181. William Nicholl182. Seaman, Carman and Hudson183. Three at Colchester184. A Royal Proclamation185. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs186. Richard Yeoman187. John Alcocke188. Alcocke's Epistles189. Thomas Benbridge190. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs191. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver192. Three at Bury193. The Final Five Martyrs194. William Living195. The King's Brief196. William Browne197. Some Persecuted at Suffolk198. Elizabeth Lawson199. Edward Grew200. The Persecuted of Norfolk201. The Persecuted of Essex202. Thomas Bryce203. The Persecuted in Kent204. The Persecuted in Coventry and the Exiles205. Thomas Parkinson206. The Scourged: Introduction207. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax208. Thomas Greene209. Bartlett Greene and Cotton210. Steven Cotton's Letter211. Scourging of John Milles212. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw213. Robert Williams214. Bonner's Beating of Boys215. A Beggar of Salisbury216. John Fetty217. James Harris218. Providences: Introduction219. The Miraculously Preserved220. Christenmas and Wattes221. Simon Grinaeus222. John Glover223. Dabney224. Alexander Wimshurst225. Bosom's wife226. The Delivery of Moyse227. Lady Knevet228. Crosman's wife229. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk230. Congregation of London231. Robert Cole232. Englishmen at Calais233. John Hunt and Richard White234. Punishments of Persecutors235. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth236. The Westminster Conference237. Nicholas Burton238. Another Martyrdom in Spain239. Baker and Burgate240. Burges and Hoker241. Justice Nine-Holes242. Back to the Appendix notes243. A Poor Woman of Exeter244. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material245. Priest's Wife of Exeter246. Gertrude Crockhey
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Fourthly, because some of vs haue bene in pryson these viii. or ix. monethes, where we haue had no bokes, no paper, no pēne, no inke, or conuenient place for study, we thinke wee should do euill thus sodaynly to discende into disputation with them, whiche may alledge as they liste, the fathers and their testimonies, because our memories haue not that whiche we haue redde so redely, as to reproue, whan they shall reporte and wreste the Authors to their purpose, or to bryng foorth that we may haue there for our auauntage.

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Fiftly, because in disputation we shall not be permitted to prosecute our arguments, but be stopped when we would speake, one saying thus, another that, the thirde his mynde. &c. As was done to the godly learned fathers, especially D. Ridley at Oxforde, who coulde not be permitted to declare his mynde & meaning of the propositions, and had oftentimes halfe a dosen at ones speakyng againste hym: always letting him to prosecute his argumēt, and to answer accordinglie: we wil not speake of the hissing, scoffing, and taunting, whiche wonderfully then was vsed. If on this sorte & muche worse they handled these fathers thus: muche more wyll they be shameles bold with vs if we shoulde enter into disputation with them.

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Syxtly, because the Notaries that shall receiue and wryte the disputatiōs shalbe of their appointmēt, and suche as either do not or dare not fauour the truthe, and therfore must write either to please them, or els they them selues, (the Censours and iudges we meane) at their pleasure wyl put to and take from that which is wrytten by the Notaries, who can not, nor must not haue in their custody that which they wryte, longer then the disputation indureth, as their doynges at Oxforde declareth. No copie or scrowle coulde any man haue by theyr good wyll. For the Censors and iudges wyll haue all deliuered into their handes: yea if any man was seene there, to wryte (as the reporte is) the same man was sent for, and his wrytynges taken from him: so must the disputatiō serue onely for the glorie, not of God, but of the enemies of his truthe.

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For these causes we all thynke it so necessarie not to dispute with them, as if we did dispute we should doe that whiche they desyre & purposely purpose, to promote the kingdome of Antichrist, and to suppresse, (as muche as may be) the truthe. We will not speake of the offence that myght come to the godly, when they shoulde heare, by the reporte of oure enemies, our answeres and argumentes (you may be sure) framed for their fantasies, to the slaundering of the veritie.

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Therfore we publishe and by this wryting notifie vnto the whole congregation & church

of Englande, that for these aforesaide causes we will not dispute with them, otherwyse thē with the penne, vnles it be before the Quenes highnes and her Councell, or before the houses of the parliament, as is aboue sayd. If they wyll wryte, we will aunswere, and by wryting confirme and proue out of the infallible veritie, euen the very word of God, and by the testimonie of the good and moste auncient fathers in Christe his churche, this our faythe and euery peece thereof, whiche hereafter we in a summe do wryte, and sende abroade purposely, that our good bretherne and systerne in the Lorde may knowe it, and to seale vp the same we are ready through Gods helpe and grace to geue our lyues to þe haltar or stake, or otherwyse as God shall appointe, humbly requiring, and in the bowelles of oure sauioure Iesus Christe, besechyng all that feare God, to behaue them selfes as obedient subiectes to the Quenes highnes and the superiour powers, whiche are ordeined of God vnder her, rather after our example to giue their heades to the blocke, then in any point to rebell or once to mutter against the Lordes annoynted: we meane our soueraigne Lady Quene Mary, in to whose harte we beseche the Lorde of mercy plentifully to powre the wysdome and grace of his holy spirite, now and for euer, Amen.

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First, we confesse and beleue all the Canonicall bookes of the olde Testament, and all the bookes of the newe Testament, to bee the very true worde of God, and to be wrytten by the inspiration of the holy Ghost, and therfore to be heard accordingly, as the iudge in al controuersies and matters of religion.

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Secondly we confesse and beleue the catholyke churche (whiche is the spouse of Christe,) as a moste obedient and louyng wyfe, to embrace and followe the doctrine of these bookes in all matters of religiō, and therfore is she to be heard accordyng: so that those whiche wyll not heare this churche, thus followynge and obeying the woorde of her husbande, we accompt as heretiques and schismatikes, according to this saying: If he wyll not heare the churche, let hym be vnto the as a Heathen.

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Thirdly, we beleue and confesse all the articles of fayth and doctrine, set forth in the symbole of the Apostles, whiche we commonly cal the crede, and in the symboles of the councelles of Nice, kept in An. dñni. 324: of Constantinople kept in An. dñni. 384: of Ephesus kept in An. dñni. 432: of Calcedonie, kept in An. 454. of Toletum, the first of the fourthe: also the symboles of Athanasius, Ireneus, Tertulliā, and of Damasus, whiche was about the yeare of our Lord. 376: we confesse & beleue (we say) the doctrine of these symboles generally & particularly: so that whosoeuer dothe otherwyse, we holde the same to erre from the truthe.

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