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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 visityng of scholes. He with his assiduous doctryne, adioyned due and seuere correction: but not so seuere to anye, as to them, whyche for abundannce of riches, and prosperous fortune, thought that they mighte doe, euen what they liste. And doubtles he spared no kynde of people, but was an indifferent iudge to al men, as well to the riche, as to the poore, to the no litle shame and opprobrye of diuers of vs in these our daies: Wherof many you maye see so addicted, to the obsequies of great and riche men, that in the meane tyme they haue no regarde or respecte to the lyfe or maners of the meane, and poore people, whome Christe hathe chieflye in price and estimation: but nowe we wyll agayne reuerte oure talke to Hooper: all whose lyfe in fyne was suche, that to the churche and ecclesiasticall men, yt mighte be a lighte, and example, to the reste a perpetuall lesson and Sermon. Finallye, howe vertuous and good a Bishoppe he was, ye may conceiue, and knowe euidently by this: that euen as he was hated of none, but of them which were euill, so yet the worste of them all coulde not reproue his lyfe in anye one iote. I haue nowe declared his vse and behauiour abroad in the publyke affayres of þe church: & certainly there appeared in him at home no lesse exāple of a worthy prelates life. For although he bestowed, and conuerted the most part of hys care to the poore lambes of Christ, for the which also he spente hys bloude: yet neuerthelesse there lacked no wante in hym, in instructyng hys chyldren wyth learnyng, and good manners: euen so muche, that ye coulde not discerne, whether he deserued more praise, for his fatherly vsage at home, then for his Bishoply doyngs abroade. For euery where he kepte one religion in the same doctrine and integritie. And verelye, when you should haue entred into the Bishoppes pallaice, you shoulde haue thought you came into some holye temple. Euerye corner therof, beyng so stuffed and full of vertue, piety, silence, loue of God, and readyng of the holye Scriptures. There was not to be seene in hys house any courtly roysting, or ydlenes: verelye lyttle pompe or nothyng at all, no dyshoneste worde, swearyng, or forswearyng. I am ashamed when I compare examples, howe muche hys trade and institucion, differeth from the common sorte of the Popishe Bishoppes, whose lyfe and exaumple, as I woulde God oure Bishoppes would followe: so I woulde wishe that that thother prynces & rulers would imitate the good trade and well doynges of them. And as I greately desyre ydlenes to bee eschewed of all Bishoppes seruauntes: so more I wyshe to be auoyded of the Byshoppos themselues, riote and to muche wealthe. 

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A passage in Rerum (p. 282) and 1563, calling for bishops voluntarily to reduce their incomes and spending was dropped from 1570 and all subsequent editions. The Rerum, however, goes on to criticize the clerical tax known as 'first fruits', stating that it forced bishops to try to raise revenue.

And yet I speake not this, for that I woulde haue the Byshoppes by and by to be brought to bagge and wallette, and extreme pouertye: but that it were better for them selues & the church to, yf they could reduce & call themselues to Hoopers meane and moderation:

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who, albeit he was promoted vnto two Bishoprikes: yet the reuenue of them bothe, as it was handled, dydde not greately exceede. For he, if any thyng surmounted of hys reuenue, folowyng Paules steppes, bestowed the ouerplus in hospitalitie. I was twise, (as I remember in his house) where in hys common hall I sawe a table spreade wyth good store of meate, and beset full of beggers, and poore folke: And I askyng hys seruauntes what this mente,  

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An interesting biographical detail is revealed about Foxe: he was in Worcester diocese during Hooper's tenure as bishop. These must have been visits, as Foxe lived at the Howard family manor in Reigate, Surrey, during this period.

they told me þt euery daye their lorde and maisters maner was, to haue customablye to dinner, a certayne number of the poore folkes of the sayd city by course, who were serued by fowre at a messe, with hott and wholesome meates: and when they were serued (beyng afore examyned by hym, or his deputies of the lordes prayer, the articles of theyr fayth, and tenne commaundementes) thenne he himselfe sate downe to dinner, and not before. 
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Note how Foxe reduces the strength of this passage between his first and second editions.

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And after thys sorte and maner, Hooper executed the offyce of a moste carefull, and vigilant pastor, by the space of two yeares and more, so longe as the state of religion in kyng Edwardes tyme dyd safely florysh, and take place: wishing God that all other Byshops would vse the lyke diligence, care, and obseruaunce in theyr function. 

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In the Rerum there are further passages here attacking the conduct of many bishops (Rerum, p. 283).

After thys, kynge Edwarde beyng deade, and Mary beyng crowned Queene of England Religion beyng subuerted and chaunged, Hooper was one of the firste that was sente for, by a pursiuante, to bee at London, and that for two causes. Fyrste to aunswer Heath, then appoynted Bishoppe of that dioces, who was before in kyng Edwardes dayes depriued therof for Papistrye. Secondarily to render accompte to Bonner, Bishop of London, for that he in kyng Edwardes tyme was one of hys accusers, at what tyme he was conuicted: and depriued, for that he shewed hymselfe not conformable to suche ordinaunces as was prescribed to him by the kinge and his councell, openly at Powles crosse: And although Hooper was not ignoraunte of the euilles that shoulde happen towardes him (for once in my presence and hearing, he was admonished by certayne of his frendes to gette him away, and shifte for hymselfe) yet he woulde not preuent them, but taryed styll (saying:) ones I dyd flye and betoke me to my fete: but nowe, because I am called to this place and vocation, I am throughly persuaded to tarye, and to lyue and dye with my shepe.

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And when at the daye of hys appearaunce, (whiche was the fyrste of September) 

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Hooper had made an earlier appearance before the Privy Council on 29 August (APC IV, p. 335).

came to London, and before he coulde come to Heathe & Bonner, he was intercepted, and commaūded violently against his wyll to appeare before the Queene and her councell, to answer to certaine bondes and obligations, wherein they sayde he was bounde vnto her. And when he came beefore them, Wynchester by and by receiued hym very opprobriously, and raylyng and rentyng of him, accused hym of religion: he agayne freelye and boldelye tolde his tale, and purged himself.

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