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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. 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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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1298 [1229]

HItherto you haue heard the troublesome hādling of thys faythful & blessed seruaūt of God Iohn Bland, tost to and fro, from prison to prison, from session to session. At laste was brought before the bishop of Douer, the Cōmissary, and the Archdeacon at Canterbury, the. xiii. day of Iune. 

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The terse accounts of Bland's final examinations on 13 and 20 June 1555 are taken from a now lost official record, probably a court book.

The name of this bishop was MarginaliaRychard Thornden bloudy Byshop of Douer.Richard Thornden, the Commissary was Robert Collins, whom the Cardinal 
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I.e., Cardinal Pole, the archbishop of Canterbury.

by hys letters patent, had substitute to be his factor,  
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I.e., his agent.

before hys comming ouer to England. The Archdeacon was Nicholas Harpesfield, vnder these a great number of innocent lambes of Christ were cruellye entreated and slayne at Canturbury, amongest whom thys foresaid maister Bland was one of the fyrste: who as is sayd, being brough before the sayd Byshop and hys colleages, was examined of articles. To whom it was obiected by the Cōmissary, whether he dyd beleue, that Christe is reallye in the sacrament or no. &c. To thys he answered and sayde: MarginaliaThe wordes of maister Bland at hys examination.that he beleueth that Christ is in the sacramēt, as he is in al other good bodies: so that he iudgeth not Christe to be really in the sacramēt. 
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It is curious that Foxe gives Bland's answer to this article separately from the other articles. Without the original text, there is no way to be sure, but Bland's answer to this article is suspiciously terse and it is possible that Foxe rewrote it.

Wherupon the day being Monday, he was byd to appeare againe vpon Wednisday next. And from thence was differred agayne to Monday folowing, being the. xx. of Iune in the same chapter house, thē to heare further what should be done, in case hee woulde not relent to their mynde. The which daye and place he appearing as before, was required to say hys mynde playnly, and fully to the foresayd articles, being againe repeted to him. Which articles commonly and in course they vse to obiect to their Examinates, whiche be broughte before them, as here now foloweth, and neede not much hereafter for that country to be repeated.

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Articles ministred by Richard Bishop of Douer, to Mayster Bland, and likewyse to the rest folowing after him.

Marginalia1. MarginaliaArticles of course.FIrst that thou art of the dioces of Canterbury, and so subiect to the iurisdictiō of the Archbyshop there.

Marginalia2.Item, that thou art a Christen man, & doest professe the lawes of God, and faythe of Christes catholicke church, and the determination of the same.

Marginalia3.Item, that al persons which teach, preach, beleue, affirme, hold, mayntayne, or say, with in the dioces of Canterburye, otherwise then our holy mother the churche doth, are excommunicate persons and heretikes, and as excommunicate and heretickes, ought to be named, reputed, and taken.

Marginalia4.Item, that thou contrary to the Catholke faith and determination of our mother holye church, within the dioces of Cant. hast openly spoken, maynteined, holden, affirmed, and

beleued, & yet doest hold, maintaine, affirme, and beleue, that in the blessed Sacrament of the aultar, vnder the formes of bread & wine, there is not the very bodye and bloude of our sauiour Iesus Christ in substance, but onelye a token, synge, and a remembraunce thereof. And that the very body and bloude of Christe is onelye in heauen, and no where els.

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Marginalia5.Item, that thou contrarye to the Catholike fayth, and determination of oure mother holy churche, hast within thys Dioces of Canter. openly spoken, sayd, manteyned, holden, affirmed and beleaued, and yet doest hold, maintayne, affirme, and beleaue, that it is against gods woorde that the Sacrament of Christes church should be ministred in any tonge: and that no man safelye, and wyth a safe conscience or without peril of sinne receaueth anye sacrament ministred in any tonge that he vnderstandeth not.

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Marginalia6Item, that thou contrarye to the Catholike fayth of oure mother holy church hast and yet doest hold opinion and saye: that it is against gods word that the Sacrament of the aulter shuld be ministred in one kynd: And that no man maye with a saffe concience so receyue it

Marginalia7Item, that the premisses be trewe, and that there is a common fame vpon them within the dioces of Cant.

The aunswers of Maister Blande to the foresayd articles.

Marginalia1. MarginaliaAnswer to the fyrst article,TO these articles maister Bland aunswering agayne in order as they were obiected to him, sayth to the first, graunting the same, that he was a priest, and of the dioces of Canter.

Marginalia2To þe second also he answereth affirmatiuely

Marginalia3 MarginaliaCatholyke distincted of Christ & of ātichristItem to the third he answereth that the article is true, meaninge the catholicke churche to be Christes churche.

Marginalia4Item to the fourthe article as touching the first part of the article, he dothe confesse that he hath preached and taught it, as it is cōteined in the same: And as touching the seconde part of tharitcle, he doth confesse that he doth nowe also hold and saye, as he preached and taught before.

Marginalia5Item, to the v. article he graunteth.

Marginalia6To the sixt, he hath preached and holde and doth holde, as it is conteined in the article.

Marginalia7Itē, to þe last article, he graūteth the same. &c.

This done, and his answers and confession taken, respyte was geuē him yet a fewe daies to deliberate with him self. So the xxv. day of the said moneth of Iune he making his appearing agayne in the said chapter house there MarginaliaM. Bland denieth the Pope.openly and boldlye he withstode the authority of the Pope, whervpō MarginaliaM. Bland condēpned,his sentence was read, and so he condemned and committed to the secular power.

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