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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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ued, it was neuer to seke: and where that could not bee taken, you neuer fayled of my prayer, nor neuer shall. But leauinge the rehearsall thereof, and commynge more nere to the matter of my commission, I signifye vnto you al, that my principall trauayle is, for the restitution of this noble Realme to the auncient nobylitie, and to declare vnto you, that the Sea Apostolike from whence I come, hathe a specyall respecte to this Realme aboue al other, MarginaliaFor the vātage that was hoped by it & not for any great loue. and not withoute cause, seing that God himselfe, as it were by prouidence, hathe geuen this Realme prerogatiue of nobilitie aboue other, which to make more playne vnto you, it is to bee consydered that this Ilande, fyrste of all Ilandes receyued the lighte of Christes religion. For as stories testifye, it was prima prouinciarum quæ amplexa est fidem Christi.

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For the Britons beinge firste inhabitauntes of this Realme (notwithstandinge the subiection of the Emperours and heathen Princes) did receiue Christes faythe, from the Apostolyke Sea vniuersallye, MarginaliaEnglād of al Ilandes reciued first the faythe of Christ. and not in partes as other Countreys, nor by one and one, as Clocks encrease theyr howres by distinction of tymes, but altogether at once, as it were in a moment. But after that theyr ill merites or forgeatefulnesse of God hadde deserued expulsion, and that Straungers beyng infidels hadde possessed this lande, yet God of his goodnesse, not leauing where he once loued, so illuminated the heartes of the Saxons, being Heathen menne, that they forsooke the darkenesse of Heathen errours, & embraced the lyghte of Christes Religion. So that within small space, Idolatry and Heathē superstition was vtterly abandoned in this Ilande.

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This was a great prerogatiue of nobilitye, whereof though the benefite bee to bee ascribed to God: yet the meane occasiō of the same came from the Church of Rome. In the faythe of whiche Churche, we haue euer since continued and consented, with the reste of the world in vnitye of Religion. And to shewe further the feruente deuotion of the inhabytauntes of thys Ilande, towardes the Churche of Rome: We reade that diuers Princes in the Saxons tyme with greate trauayle and expenses wente personallye to Rome, as Offa & Adulphus, whyche thoughte it not ynoughe to shewe themselues obedient to the sayde Sea, vnlesse that in theyr owne persons they had gone to that same place from whence they had receyued so great a grace and benefite. In the time of Carolus magnus, who fyrste founded the vniuersitye of Paris, he sente into England for Alcuinus a great learned man, whiche firste brought learnyng to that vniuersitye. Whereby it semeth that the greatest parte of the world fet the lyght of religion from Englande. Adrian the fourth beynge an Englysheman, conuerted Norway from infidelity, which Adrian afterwards, vpō great affection & loue þt he bare to this realme, beyng his natiue Countrey gaue to Henry the. 2. kyng of England the right & seniory of the dominiō of Ireland, whiche pertained to the Sea of Rome. I wyl not rehearse the manifold benefites that this Realme hath receiued from the Apostolike sea, nor how ready the same hath bene to relieue vs in al our necessities. Nor I wyll not rehearse the manyfolde miseries and calamities, that this realme

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hath suffred by swaruing from that vnitye. And euen as in this realme, so in al other countries, which refusyng the vnity of the Catholike faith haue folowed fantasticall doctrine, the lyke plages haue happened. Let Asia, and the Empire of Grece be a spectacle vnto the worlde, who by swaruing frō the vnity of the Church of Rome, are brought into captiuity and subiection of the Turke. All stories be full of lyke examples. And to come vnto the latter time, loke vpon our nie neighbors of Germanye, who by swaruing frō this vnity, are myserably afflicted with diuersitye of sectes, and diuided in factions. What shal I rehearse vnto you the tumultes and effusion of bloud, that hath happened there of late daies? or trouble you with the rehearsall of those plages, that haue happened since this innouation of religion, wherof you haue felt the bytternes, and I haue heard the report? Of al which matters I can say no more, but suche was the misery of the tyme. And see how farrefoorth this furye went. For those that liue vnder the Turke, may frely liue after their conscience: and so was it not lawfull here. MarginaliaThis is most truely verefied vnder your iurisdiction my Lorde. If men examine wel vpon what groundes these innouations began, they shall wel fynd, that the roote of this, as of many other mischiefes, was auarice: And that the luste and Carnall affection of one man confoūded all lawes, bothe diuyne and humain. And notwithstandyng all these deuises and pollicies practised within this realme against the church of Rome, they neded not to haue loste you, but that they sought rather as frendes to reconcyle you, then as enemyes to infest you. For they wāted not great offers of the most mighty Potentates in all Europe to haue aided the church in that quarel. Then marke the sequele: there semed by these chaunges to ryse a great face of riches and gayne, whiche in proofe came to great misery and lacke. See howe God then can confounde the wysedome of the wyse, and turne vniuste pollicy to mere folye, and that thynge that semed to be done for reliefe, was cause of playne ruine, & decay. Yet see that goodnesse of God, whiche at no tyme fayled vs, but most benignly offered his grace, when it was of our partes leaste soughte, and worste deserued.

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And when all light of true religion semed vtterly extinct, as the churches defaced, the altars ouerthrowen, the ministers corrupted: euē lyke as in a lampe the lyghte beyng couered, yet it is not quenched, euen so in a fewe remayned the confession of Christes fayth, namely in the brest of the Quenes excellencye, of whome to speake wythout adulation, the saying of the Prophete may be verefyed. Ecce quasi derelicta.

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And see how miraculously God of his goodnesse preserued her highnes, contrarye to the expectation of man, that when numbers conspyred agaynste her, and pollicies wer deuysed to dysheryte her, and armed power prepared to destroye her, yet she beyng a Virgin, helplesse, naked and vnarmed, preuayled, and had the victorye ouer tyrauntes, whiche is not to bee ascrybed to anye pollicye of manne, but to the almyghtye great goodnesse and prouidence of GOD, to whome the honoure is to bee geuen. And therefore it maye bee sayde: Da gloriam deo. For in mannes iudgemente, on her graces parte, was nothyng in appearance, but dyspayre.

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