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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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Prophetes, and haue hope towardes god, that the same resurrection of the dead, whiche they themselues looke for also, shall be bothe of iuste and vniuste. And therefore study I to haue al way a clere conscience towardes god, and towardes men: so that god I call to witnesse, I haue a conscience. And this my conscyence is not grounded vpon vayne phantasy, but vpon the infallible veritye of goddes truth & word, with the witnessyng of his chosen church agreable vnto the same.

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It is an easye thing for them, whiche take Christe for theyr true Pastour, and be the very sheepe of his pasture, to discerne the voyce of theyr true shepeheard, from the voyce of wolues, hyrelinges, and straungers, for as much as Christ sayth MarginaliaIohn. x.My shepe heare my voyce: yea and therby they shal haue the gift to know the ryght voyce of the true shepeheard, and so to folow him, and to auoyde the contrary, as he also sayeth: The shepe folow the shepeheard, for they know his voyce. A straunger wyll they not folow but wyll flee frō him: for they know not the voice of straungers. Such inward inspiration dothe the holy ghost put into the children of god, being in dede taughte of god, but otherwyse vnable to vnderstand the true way of their saluation. And albeit that the Wolfe, as Christe sayth, commeth in shepes clothing, MarginaliaMath. vii. yet he sayeth: by theyr fruites, ye shall knowe them. There be certayne fruites whereby the Wolfe is bewrayed, notwithstandyng that otherwyse in sondry sortes of deuoute holiness, in outward shew, he semeth neuer so simple a shepe.

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That the Romishe Religion is rauenyng and Woluish, it is apparaunt in thre principal pointes.

Fyrst, it robbeth god of his due, and onelye honour.

Secondly, it taketh away the true comfort of conscience in obscuryng, or rather buryinge Christ, and his office of saluation.

Thirdly, it spoyleth god of his true worshyp and seruice in spirit and truthe, appoynted in his prescript commaundementes, and dryueth men vnto that inconuenience, against þe which Christ with þe Prophet Esay doth speake sharply: MarginaliaEsay. xxvi Math. xxvThis people honoureth me with their lips but theyr heart is farre from me. They woorshyp me in vayn, teaching the doctrynes and preceptes of men. And in an other place: ye cast aside the commaundement of god to maintein your owne traditions. Wherfore I in conscyence, weying the Romish religion, and by indifferent discussing thereof, finding the foundation therof vnstedfast, and the buildyng therupon but vain: And on the other side hauyng my conscience formed after ryght religion, ratified and fully established by the word of god, and the consent of his true churche, I neyther

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may, nor doe entend by Gods gracious assistaunce, to be pulled one iote from the same, no though an Angell out of heauen should preach an other gospel, then that whiche I haue receiued of the Lord. And although that for lacke eyther of suche depe knowledge, and profound iudgement, or of so expedite vttering of that I doe knowe and iudge, as is required in an excellent clarke, I shall not be able sufficiently to answer, for the conuincing of the gaynsaier: yet neuerthelesse this my protestation shall be of me premised, þt for the respect of the groūdes and causes before considered, albeit I can not explicita fide, as they call it, conceiue al that is to be conceiued, I cannot discusse all that is to be discussed, I cannot effectually expresse all that is to be expressed in the discourse of þe doctrine of this moste true religion, whereunto I am professed: Yet doe I binde my selfe by my humble simplicity, so by my fidem implicitam: that is, by faith in generaltie, as they cal it, to wrap my belief in the credite of the same, that no autority of that Romysh Religion repugnaunt therunto, shall by any meanes remoue me from the same, though that it may hap that our aduersaries wyl labour to beguyle with entisyng wordes, and seke to spoyle vs through Philosophy and deceitfull vanity, after the tradition of men, and after the ordinaunces of the world, and not after Christ. &c.

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* Good Reader, the rendyng of his wrytten Paper, hath depriued thee of the residue of this wryting.  

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In other words, the original letter was torn and Foxe only acquired part of it.

But euen now thou dooest see what this chyld of god dyd wryte of hymself, his cause & estate, when he was prisoner for Christes cause. To defend the whiche he dyd so appoynt hymself, that he dyd not onely forbid hys wyfe to sue for his deliuery, but when other of his frendes had by suit almost obtayned it, he discouraged them, so that they dyd not folow their suite. This his constancie is sufficientlye commended and declared by his valiaunt buckling with two enemies, Antichrist and Death. To neyther of these dyd he geue place: but by suffryng theyr malice, he dyd get the victory ouer them both. One of the conflictes which he had with Antichrist and his members, I haue gathered out of a letter of his own handwrytyng. It was with Doctour Weston, a man whom though I should prayse, yet would all good godlye menne worthely disprayse. Of this, Laurence Saunders thus wryteth in a letter, which he sent to one of his frendes.

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MarginaliaD. Weston and maister Saunders 

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This letter was first printed in Rerum, p. 408 and then in 1563; Letters of the Martyrs (p. 197) and all subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments.

Mayster Weston came to conferre wyth mayster Grimoald, and what he hath concluded with him, I know not: I pray that it maye be to gods glory. Amen. Amen. Mayster Weston of his gentlenes visited me, and offred me frendship in his worldly wily sort. &c. I had not so muche good maner, as to take it at hys hand: for I sayd, that I was well ynoughe, and

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