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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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and also, of the sayde body vniuersallye in this Supplycation dyrected to youre Maiestyes, wyth moste humble suyte, that it maye by youre gracious intercessyon and meane bee exhybyted to the moste Reuerende Father in GOD, the Lorde Cardynall Poole Legate, sente speciallye hyther from oure moste holye Father Pope Iulio the thirde, and the Sea Apostolyke of Rome, dooe declare our selues verye sorrye, and repentaunte of the Schysme aud dysobedyence commytted in this Realme and the Dominions of the same, agaynste the sayd Sea Apostolyke, eyther by makynge, agreeynge, or executynge anye Lawes, Ordinaunces, or Commaundementes agaynste the Supremacye of the sayde sea, or otherwyse dooynge or speakyng that might impugne thesame.

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Offerynge our selues, and promysing by this oure Supplication, that for a token and knoweledge of oure sayde repentaunce, wee bee, and shall bee alwaye readye vnder, and with the authorities of youre Maiestyes, to the vttermoste of oure power, to dooe that shall bee in vs, for the abrogation and repealinge of the sayde Lawes and Ordynaunces, in this presente Parliamente, as well for our selues, as for the whole bodie, whome wee represente.

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Wherevppon wee moste humblye beseche youre Maiestyes, as persones vndefyled in the offence of this bodye towardes the saide Sea, whiche neuerthelesse, GOD by his prouydence hathe made subiecce to your Maiesties: so to sette foorth this oure moste humble suite that wee maye obtayne from the Sea Apostolyke, by the sayde moste Reuerende Father, as well particularelye, as vniuersallye, Absolution, Release, and Discharge, from all daunger of suche Censures, and sentences, as by the Lawes of the Churche we bee fallen in.

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And that wee maye, as Chyldren repentaunt, be receyued into the bosome and vnitye of Christes Church, so as this noble Realme, with all the members thereof, maye in vnitye and perfecte obedyence to the Sea Apostolike, and Popes for the tyme beinge, serue GOD, and youre Maiestyes, to the furtheraunce and aduauncement of his honoure, and glorye. Amen.

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☞ The Supplication beynge redde, the Kynge and Queene delyuered the same vnto the Cardynall, who (perceyuynge the effecte thereof to aunswere hys expectatyon,) dyd receyue the same moste gladdelye from theyr Maiestyes: and after hee hadde in fewe woordes geuen thankes to GOD, and declared what greate cause hee hadde to reioice aboue all others, that hys commynge from Rome into Englande hadde taken moste happye successe: hee by the Popes authoritye dyd geue them this absolution folowyng.

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An absolution pronounced by Cardinall Poole, to the whole Parliament of Englande, in the presence of the Kynge and Quene. 
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The description of Pole's absolution of parliament (in response to its submission) does not come from Elder. A copy of the absolution (in an English translation identical to Foxe's) survives in Foxe's papers (cf. Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538/47, fol. 39r with 1563, p. 1011; 1570, p. 1649; 1576, p. 1407; 1583, p. 1478). The account of the absolution being read was probably based on notes made by an eyewitness. The text of the absolution itself was probably translated from a contemporary tract, the Copia delle lettere del Serenissimo Re d'Inghilterra et del Reverendissimo Card. Polo Legato della S. Sede Apostolica alla Santita di N. S. Iulio Papa III sopra la reduttione di quel Regno alla unione della Santa Madre chiefa et obedienza della Sede Apostolica (Rome, 1554), sig. A6r-v. As was so often the case, the Latin original of the absolution was printed, along with a translation, in 1563, but was dropped from later editions.

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DOminus noster Iesus Christus, qui nos suo precioso sanguine redemit, & mundauit ab omnibus peccatis, & inquinamentis nostris, vt exhiberet sibi sponsam gloriosam, non habentem maculam, neque rugam, quem & pater constituit Caput super omnem Ecclesiam, ipse per suam misericordiam vos absoluat. Et nos autoritate Apostolica, per sanctissimum Dominum N. Iulium Papam, tertium. eius vices in terris gerentem, nobis conceßa, vos, & vnumquemque vestrum, & Regnum vniuersum, & eius Dominia ab omni hæresi, et Schismate, et quibusuis sententijs, Censuris et pænis propterea incursis, absoluimus, et liberamus, et vnitati sanctæ matris Ecclesiæ restituimus, prout in literis nostris plenius continebitur. In nomine patris, et filij, et Spiritus sancti. That is.

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OVR Lorde Iesus Christe, which with his moste precious bloude hath redemed, and washed vs from all our sinnes and iniquities, that he might purchase vnto hymselfe a glorious Spouse, wythoute spotte or wrinckle, and whome the father hathe appointed head ouer all his Churche: he by his mercye absolue you. And we by the Apostolike authoritie, geuen vnto vs by the moste holy Lorde, Pope Iulius, the thirde, (his Vicegerent in earth) dooe absolue and deliuer you, and euery of you, with the whole Realme, and the Dominions thereof, from all Heresye and Schisme, and from al and euery iudgementes, Censures, and paines, for that cause incurred: and also we dooe restore you agayne, vnto the vnity of our mother the holy Church: as in our Letters more plainelye it shall appeare

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In the name of the Father, of the Sonne, & of the holy Ghost.

☞ When all thys was doone, they wente vnto the Chappell, and there syngynge Te Deum, with greate solemnitie, declared the ioye and gladnesse, that for thys reconciliation was pretended.

The reporte of this, was with great spede sente vnto Rome, as well by the Kynge and Cardynalles Letters, whiche hereafter folow: as also otherwyse. Whereuppon the Pope caused there at Rome, Processions to be made, and thankes to be geuen to GOD with great ioye, for the conuersion of Englande to hys Churche: and therefore praysynge the Cardinalles diligence, and the deuotion of the king and Queene: on Christmasse Eue, by hys Bulles he set foorth a generall pardon to all suche as dyd truely reioyce for the same.

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A copye of a Letter of Philippe Kyng of Spayne, and at that tyme of Englande also, written with his own hād, to Pope Iulius the thyrd, touchinge the restoryng of the Realme of Englande, to the obedience of the Sea of Rome, translated out of the Spanishe tongue, as it was first written, into the Englishe tongue. 
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Philip's letter to Julius III, announcing the reconciliation of England to the catholic church, was printed in all four editions (1563, pp. 1011-12; 1570, p. 1650; 1576, pp. 1407-08; 1583, p. 1478). Pole's letter to Julius III, announcing the same reconciliation, was also printed in all four editions (1563, pp. 1012-14; 1570, pp. 1650-51; 1576, p. 1408; 1583, pp. 1478-4179 [recte 1479]), although the original Latin version of the letter was printed only in the 1563 edition. The source of both letters was a contemporary tract, the Copia delle lettre del Serenissimo Re d'Inghilterra et del Reverendissimo Card. Polo Legato della S. Sede Apostolica alla Santita di N. S. Iulio Papa III sopra la reduttione di quel Regno alla unione della Santa Madre chiefa et obedienza della Sede Apostolica (Rome, 1554). Pole's letter is printed on sigs. A3v-A5r and Philip's letter, in its original Spanish, on sig. A2r-v, in an Italian translation on sigs. A2v-A3r. (Foxe states that he had the letter translated from Spanish. His willingness to go to this trouble is an indication of the importance he attached to this letter).

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