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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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A letter sent to VVater Shetterden.

J Wysh you helth in Christ, true knowledge of his worde, and a faythfull obedient hart vnto the same: it is shewed me my brother, that ye wylled me by a letter made to a frende of yours, to perswade with me, that I should be ruled by myne vncle MarginaliaMy Vncle hath ben with me & hath made great promises & great threates also. (which sayth hee will bestowe his goodes very largely vpon mee if I would not stand to high in mime owne conceyt:)  

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Sheterden's uncle has offered to give much of his property to Sheterden, if he will recant his beliefs and save his life.

but my good brother I truste ye do not iudge so euyll of me, that I should haue a faith to sell for mony: for though he or you were able to geue me the treasure of the hole country yet I thanke my lord god, I do iudge it but an heape of donge, in respecte of that treasure hid with in: yet do I esteme a buckle of your shoe, if it come with good wil, and for to be coūseled & ruled by him or you, or any other of my frēds. I do not, nether haue refused it, if they require no more of me thē my power, and that which belongeth to mortall men: but if they require of me any thing which pertaineth to God only, there is nether hygh nor low, frend, nor foe I trust in God shal get it of me, MarginaliaI woulde be loth they should make of me such a conuerte, as they dyd M. Hale. no nor yet the Aungelles in heauen: for though I be not learned (as the vaine men of the word cal lerning)  
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Sheterden's defensiveness due to his lack of learning is a recurrent theme in his letters.

yet I thanke my Lord God, I haue so learned out of gods booke to know god from his creatures, & to know Christ from his sacramentes and to put a difference betwene the merytes of Christes passion and his supper, and a difference betwene the water of baptime, and the holy Ghost, and not to myxe and myngle all thinges confusely to gether: so that if one aske me a question, or a reason of my fayth, I must say, I beleue as holy church beleueth: if he aske me what is the order of that fayth, I should be so ignoraunt, that I could not discerne God from hys creatures, nor Christ from hys sacramentes: if I should so monsterously vtter my fayth that I were not able to iudge betwene Christes byrth, and his burial, nor which were fyrst of hys mortificacion, and hys gloryfycacion, who woulde beleue that my faythe were sound? MarginaliaSo should hys glorified bodye, or he haue. ii. bodies at once, one glorified, & another mortal.For som affirme that Christ did not giue to his Apostles a mortal & a passible bodye, but an immortal & a glorified body, so that he shuld haue a glorified body before his death, & so his glorification was before his resurrection, and that he was risen before he was crucified, & crucified before his Baptisme, & then they may as wel saye, he was baptised before his birth, and borne before he was conceiued, and conceyued before he was promised, & that wer euen right Antichrist to turne al thinges backeward: and then say they: Oh ye must beleue. for God is al mighty, he can do al things &c. Truth it is that God is almighty in deede, and yet I maye not beleue thinges contrary to his word, that Christes bodye was glorifyed before hee dyed: for gods omnipotency doth not stande in thynges contrary to his wil, but in performing his wil at his pleasure in time. Nether doth he require of vs to iudge or beleue of his almightye power, that he hath made the ende of the worlde to come, before the beginning, nor yet the fruit to come before the blossome, and yet is he neuertheles almighty. But if peraduenture ye shall thinke with your selfe: why? they are learned, it were marueile but they should know what is the truth, aswel as other which neuer kepte no suche studye. &c. To that I aunswer: that if they had studied gods word, the autor of truth, as they haue done Logike, & Duns, 
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Duns Scotus (c.1264 - 1308), a philospher renowned for the subtlety of his logic.

with the

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Legend of lies, 

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A derogatory name for the Golden Legend, an extremely popular collection of saints' lives, written by Jacobus de Voragine in the thirteenth century.

they should haue ben as expert in the truth, as they be nowe in balde reasons. MarginaliaHe speketh not against the true vse of Logyke. But thus hath God fulfilled his promis, that such should be deluded with lies, which would not beleue nor walke iu his truth. And again, this is a good cause to make vs thinke surely, that this was the cause that God gaue them ouer at the first to error, after the Apostles time by litle and litle, as they grew in sinne. For seing we had his truth nowe amonge vs a fewe yeares, & because we dyd not obey vnto it, we see what a sodaine chaunge God hath brought vpon vs for our sinnes sake. And why should not we thinke that this and such like disobedience was the cause that God tooke his woord from al christendom at the first, and cast a darknes vpon them that woulde not walke in hys light. For it is euident inough to see how lyke their doinges be to Christes & his Apostels, & that sene, eyther we muste iudge Christes doinges verye slender, & theirs good, or els that in dede they be the very Antichristes, whyche should come and turne al things out of frame. Thus I haue bene bold to trouble you, whych I trust shall not be altogether in vayne. Pray for me as I do for you.

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By your brother Nicolas Shetterden, priso-
ner for the truth in Westgate. 

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A room above the western gate to the city of Canterbury was used as a prison.

An other letter to his brother,

GOd, which is the geuer of al goodnes, and that frely for his loue to vs (not onely with out oure desertes, but contrarye to the same) graunt you my brother such encrease of godlye knowledge and loue vnto the vertues ther vnto belonging, as maye geue you such a taste in heauenly thinges, that all treasure of earthlye thinges maye fauoure to you, as in dede they are most vayne and vncertayne: so shall ye neuer take them for no better then they bee. Ye whether god take from vs, or geue them vnto vs, we shall know our selues neyther rycher nor porer before god: but if we laye vp in our hartes the treasure of his worde, we shall not only enrich our selues against the time of nede but also arme our selues against þe battell with weapon & harnes, which is inuincible, & cloth our selues agaynst the mariage: for behold the Lord hath called vs of long time to the feast, & blowen the trumpet to prepare the battell. Let vs knowe the time of our visitation, least the Lord sitting on his moūt, bewaile our destruction, whiche hee desireth not, but because he is iust to punish such as cōtinue in syn, euen as he is merciful to forgeue the repentant that turne in time: for so is God that cannot denye himselfe. Let vs therefore in this daye while it is called to day, heare his voice, aud not harden oure hartes by resistance of his wyll, least hee sweare in his wrath, that we shall not enter in to his rest. Let vs count that sufficient, that we haue spent the time past (as s. Peter saith) after the wil of the Gētils in eating & drinking, chābering & wantonnes, & in abhominable idolatry. &c. And now let vs assay a new life, & trade our mēbers in vertue another while, least peraduēture we might run past any return in the contrary. But if we may now returne and laye hand of his word in dede & verity, as we haue long tyme done in talke and liberty, then wyll God heape vp vpon vs such certificat of conscience, as shal kindle our consolation in hym, so that al treasure shalbe doung, to that excellent kuowledge of our sauiour. Deare brother, my harts desire & prayer to God is, that we maye

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