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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 Of the Church

Marginalia54Itē, speakyng of scarcety of hearinges, he layeth the fault to the couetousnes of fishers, who in tyme of plenty, tooke so many, that they destroyed the breders.

Marginalia55Item, speakyng of the alteration of the coyn, he wyshed that what metal so euer it wer made of, the peny should be in weight worthe a peny of the same metal.

Marginalia56For a conclusion, the sayd bishop in al hys doynges since he came to his dioces, hath behaued himself most vnmete for a man of his vocation, beyng for a minister of Iustice, an abuser of the autority to him committed, for a teacher of the truth, & reformer of superstitiō, a mainteyner of superstition without any doctrine of reformation, for a liberall, & hospitall, an vnsatiable couetous man: for a diligent ouerseer, wilful & negligent: for an exāple of godly wysdom, geuē holye to folly: for a mercifull, a cruel reuēger. And further, for a peace maker, a sower of dyscorde. And so in al his behauior a discreditor & slanderer of his vocation, & a deceauer of all men, that had hope that he should do any reformatiō. For he yet hath nether brought into his dioces, nor hath belōging vnto hym any learned preacher. but such learned preachers as he foūd in the dioces at his entry, he so vexeth & disquieteth, that they can not attend to apply theyr preaching, for the defence of theyr liuinges, agaynst his quarelous inuentions and vniust certificates.

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MarginaliaD. Wottō & sir Iohn Masō commissioners for the hearing of the Bishoppes matter.¶ After these wrangling articles and informations wer geuen vp, 

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Foxe fails to mention a considerable amount of material produced by Ferrar's opponents to support their charges: see BL, Harley 420, fos. 80r-88r, 95r-104v and 111r-178r. In particular, Foxe does not mention the potentially damaging charge that Ferrar, in a sermon, claimed that the Welsh were once rulers of England, and, if Merlin's prophecies were true, would one day be so again. (This complaint, with a supporting affidavit, are Bl, Harley 420, fos. 90r-v and 92r; Ferrar's response, denying this, is fol. 93r).

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then was the Bishop called for to answer, the hearyng wherof was cōmitted vnto D. Wotton, and Sir Iohn Mason knighte, who likewise receiued the bishops answeres to the foresayd articles, the copy and effect of which answeres hereafter folow.

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☞ The aunswere of Robert, Bishoppe of saint Dauids, to the articles mynistred vnto him. 
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This is Ferrar's reply to every article alleged against him. Particularly interesting are his replies to articles 20-23, where he claims that he moved cautiously in implementing the Edwardian reformation in Wales, for fear of provoking a rebellion.

Marginalia1TO the fyrst article he saieth, that after lawful monition in the kinges maiesties name & autority, from the sayde Bishop (being then at London) geuē to the Chaunter & Chapter of saint Dauids for visitation at a certain day there to be entred: the sayd byshop hymself, for such purpose comming into the dioces, knowyng also that the Chaunter, and one of the Canons of that church, and late before Cōmissaries in that dioces, had not onely by their own euyll example & wynkynge at the faultes of other, or neglectyng to correct the same, left there amonges priestes & others, much detestable whoredome: but had also spoyled the Cathedral church of Crosses, Chalices & Censers, with other plate, iewels, & ornaments of the church to þe value of. 5. C. marks or more, for theyr own priuate lucre, (the church remayning euen yet very vile & in great decaye:) and hadde also made further vnder theyr Chapiter seale manye blankes to the number of. 12. or mo, Sede vacante, withoute the kinges licence or knowledge: Therfore he brought with hym one Edmund Farlee, Bachelor of law, by D. Tong & D Neuinson, to him commended as a man sufficient in faithful truth, & learnyng, to be hys Chauncellor. To whom he graunted and sealed a commission for that purpose, geuyng credit to hym in hys faculty, concerning the draught and fourme therof. But the kynges maiestyes style of Supremacy was fully set foorth in the same

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commission. Whether there wer any defaulte of formall wordes in settyng foorth of the kynges autority therein, he is not certayne. For he commytted the doyng thereof to his Chauncellour, who was commended to him for a learned mā. And the Byshop sayth, that he dyd neuer groūd the commission vpon any forain vsurped lawes or autority. Neyther did his sayd Chauncellor by force of suche autoritye, visyte any Deanrye of the saide dioces, nor gaue anye monition to the Chauntour and Chapiter there, by force of that commission for any like intent or purpose, but onely offered in the kyngs maiesties name, and autoritie (to the sayde Bishop committed) for to enter visitation of the Chaūter and Chapter of the Cathedrall Churche, at an other day to be executed by the Byshoppe hymself, for reformation of the Capiter, Churche, and mynisters there, accordinge to the kinges gracious ordināces & Iniunctions in þe behalfe. But the aforesaid Chaūter & Canon of the church, before þe sight of any cōmission, stubbornely answered the said Chaūcellor, that they wold not receiue hym, nor any other to visyte them, excepte he wer one of theyr Chapter. Andfurther desyring to see his commissiō, deliuered the same in theyr handes, and would not deliuer it hym agayne. And so it may appeare that he dyd nothynge by force of that commission.

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Marginalia2To the second article he sayeth, that they opened not vnto him the daunger of any statute to his knowledge and remēbrance. Neuertheles, he not knowing any default in the said cōmission, & certainly minding with al diligēce the faythful executiō of his office of preaching, & visiting the hole dioces in his own person, by the kynges maiesties autoritye, for the conseruation of Gods peace, and the kinges, in that daūgerous tyme of Rebellion, then beginninge to aryse in other places, did neglect and lay apart the stubborne behauioure and vngodlye dooinges of the sayde Chaunter and Canon, and agreed with thē, omitting all contemptes & reproches towardes him & his sayd Chauncellor, and all maner of contention by them done, fearyng els that throughe their vnquietnes, some tumulte myght haue risen amongs the people there, and did also make the said Chaunter his Chancelor & Canon his Cōmissary, accordyng to their ambitious desires, to appease their malice in that daūgerous tyme. And further he sayeth that he made a collation to syr Iohn Euans of the vicarage of Pembrin, what day or tyme he remembreth not, not by any olde forain vsurped autority, but by the kinges authority only, making full mention of the kynges stile and autority in the same collation.

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Marginalia3. & 4To the thyrde and fourth he sayth, that wheras he had graunted to George Constantine the office of a Register, who broughte vnto hym a comission for the Chauncellorshyp to be sealed, and deliuered to the foresayde Chaunter of saint Dauids, desyring the said Bishop to seale it, he vtterly refused so to do, because the sayd George hadde put therin a clause of admyttyng Clarkes into benefices: the which autoritye the sayde Byshop would not in any wyse graunt, reseruynge the examination and admissyon of Clarkes, onely to hymselfe, for thauoydynge of wycked bribery and parcialitye. Wherevppon the sayde George and the Chaunter promysed the sayde Bishop by theyr fayth and trouthe a-

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