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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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Actes and Monumentes
¶ Christianus dei gratia Daniæ, Norwegiæ, Gottorum & Vandalorū Rex: Sleswici, Holsatiæ, Stormariæ ac Dithmersiæ Dux: Comes in Oldenburgh et Delmenhorst, Sereniß. principi Dominæ Mariæ, Angliæ Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Reginæ, fidei defen. &c. Sorori & consanguineæ nostræ chariß. salutem & omniū rerū optatos et faustos successus.

REdditæ sunt nobis literæ Serenitatis vestræ, quibus benigne admodū ad deprecationē nostram, qua pro D. Milonis Couerdali ecclesiæ Exon. nuper nominati Episcopi incolumitate vsi sumus, respondetur: ita vt intelligamus, licet alterius causæ quā quæ nobis innotuerat, periculū sustineat, tamen Sere. vestrā nostræ interceßionis eā rationē habiturā esse, vt illā sibi profuisse ipse Couerdalus sentiat. Cui quidē promissioni regiæ cum tantū merito tribuamus, vt ea freti non dubitauerimus eius captiui propinquos (nobis inprimis charos) a mærore ac sollicitudine ad spē atq̀ expectationē certæ salutis vocare, facere non potuimus, quin et gratias Sere. vestræ pro tā prōpta ac benigna voluntate, non modo huius beneficij, sed etiā perpetuæ inter nos ac regna nostra conseruandæ ac colendæ amicitiæ ageremus, et quantū in nobis esset, quod ad applectanda persequendaq̀ hæc auspicata initia pertineret, nihil prætermitteremus. Neque vero nobis de clementia ac moderatione Sere. vestræ vnquā dubiū fuit, quā deus opt. max. ad gloriā sui nominis & fructū pub. vtilitatis vt magis ac magis efflorescere velit, ex animo optamus. Proinde cū ob rationes ærarias, neq̀ aliud grauius delictū D. Couerd. teneri Sere. vestra scribat, est sane, vt ipsius causa lætemur eoq̀ minus ambigamus, liberationē incolumitatēq̀ eius nostris precibus liberaliter donari. Nam & accepimus ipsum episcopatu, cuius nomine ærario obstrictus fuerat, cessisse, vt inde satisfactio peteretur: maxime cū neq̀ diu eo potitus fuisse, neq̀ tantū emolumenti inde percepisse dicatur. Quinetiā si qua rationū perplexitas, aut alia forte causa reperiri posset, tamē sollicitudinē ac dubitationē nobis Serenitatis vestræ tā amice, atq̀ officiose deferentes literæ omnē exemerunt: vt existimemus Sere. vestrā, quoad eius fieri posset, magis honorē nostrū, quā quid ab eo exigi possit, consideraturā. Itaq̀ Sere. vestrā repetitis precibus vrgere non constituimus: sed potius testatum facere, quā accepta nobis Sere. vest. gratificatio sit, cuius talē euentū omnino speramus, vt ipse Couer. corā vobis suæ incolumitatis a Sere. vest. exoratæ beneficiū propediē repræsentare possit. Illud vero imprimis Sere. vest. vicißim persuasum esse cupimus, nos non solū referendæ gratiæ, sed etiā stabilendæ prouehendæq̀ inter nos ac regna vtrinq̀ nostra amicitiæ ac necessitudinis mutuæ occasionē aut facultatē nullā esse prætermissuros. Deus opt. max. Sere. vest. diu fœliciter ac beate incolumem esse velit. Datæ ex opido nostro Ottoniensi 24. Septemb. Anno. 1554.

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Vester frater & consanguineus Christianus.

The same in Englishe.
Christierne by the grace of God king of Denmark, Norwey, Gotland, and of the Vandals: duke of Sleswik, Holston, Stormar and Detmarsh: earle of Oldenburgh and Delmenhorst &c. To the most noble princes and Lady Mary quene of Englād, Frāce and Ireland, defendor of the fayth &c. Our most dear beloued sister and cosin, wisheth prosperity with good and luckie succes of all thinges.

VVE haue receaued your maiesties letters whereby aunswere is rendred, and that very graciously vnto oure peticion, whiche we made for the safegard of maister Couerdal, late called bishoppe of Exon. So that we perceaue, though he be in daunger for a nother cause then was signified vnto vs afore, yet your maiestye will so regard our intercession, that Couerdale himselfe shall vnderstande it to haue done him good. To the whiche Regall promes, considering we, as reason is we should do, attribute so much, that trusting vnto the same we doubt not wheras he being in captiuity his frends whom we especially tender, are therefore in heuines and care, your good promes doth call them frō such sorow and solicitude to the hope and expectaion of his assured wellfare: We could not do otherwise but rendre thankes vnto your maiesty for such your ready and gratious good will Not onely by reson of this benefite but also because of the conseruacion & keping of perpetual amity betwene vs & our realmes, & so asmuche as in vs lieth to omit nothing that to the nourishing and continuaūce of these fortunate beginninges might appertaine. Neither had we euer any doubt concerning the clemencye and moderacion of your goodnes, whom we hartely besech almighty god euer more and more to prosper vnto the glory of his name and profite of the common weale. Wherefore seinge your maiestye writeth that maister Couerdale is in

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daunger for certayne accomptes of money, and not for any other more greuous offēce, we haue cause, on his behalf to reioyce. And therfore we doubt so much the lesse, that at our request, he shall graciously haue his deliuerance geuē him & be out of daunger For as touchinge the byshoprike, by reason wherof he came in debt, we vnderstand he yelded it vp that paymēt might therof be required, specially seing he is reputed neither to haue enioyed it long, neither to haue had at any time so great commodity of it. More ouer though it be possible to find some perplexity in the accōpt or happely some other cause, yet your maiesties letters offring such fauoure, and benignity, haue taken from vs all carefulnes & doubt. Insomuch that we thinke your maiesty (asmuch as may be) wil haue more respect vnto our honor, thē vnto þt which might of him be required. And therfore we purpose not to trouble your maiesty by repetinge of our peticion, but to declare how greatlye we esteme it, that your maiesty would gratify vs herein, Wherof we plainlie hope for suche an ende that Couerdale him selfe shal shortly in our presence make declaration concerning the benefite of his welfare opteined of youre maiestie. And of this we desire your maiesty to be specially assured agein that we wil not only omit no occasion or oportunitie to requite this benefite but also to establish & amplifie our mutual loue & amity betwene vs & our realmes on either side. Almightie god preserue your maiestie in prosperous helth and felicity. Geuen at our cyty of Otton the xxiiii. of September. Anno D. 1554.

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☞ To these letters it was a great whyle before the quene wold answer. 

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In the meantime, Christian III was probably applying pressure to have Coverdale released.

At lēgth through great sute made, the next yeare the 18. of February, she answereth againe in this wyse.

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