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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

times founde in seruauntes: yet (I say) can you shewe youre cause to no indifferent 

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Impartial.

iudge, but he shall obiecte agaynst you that he is not kept lyke a seruaunt but he lacketh both meat and drink, & other necessaries mete and dew for a seruaunte, so shall ye take more shame of youre owne complaynte then remedye or vauntage agaynste youre seruaunte, and it shalbe a cloke for hym to hide all his rebellion, and vntowarde seruice, becuase ye haue misused him: and therefore my sentence is, that ye paciently beare with him in small faultes, and mend your own great faultes, as oppression, crueltie and couetousnesse, requiring more then a seruaunte can doe: specially being tired with labour, famined with hunger, and tamed with stripes. And these thinges amended, if he do his seruice negligently, as no doubt somtime he will, yet thē ye may boldly correct him with discretion, and somtime if he do not his taske, ye maye make him goe to bed supperlesse: but yet beate him not with durable strokes, neither withhold his meat in due time, and pinch him not by the belly continually, but let him haue some thing to ioye in: onely watch him, and kepe him from doing of harme, though he be but a straunger in the life that is in god: yet be good to straungers for we were all straungers in darkenesse, and capitues in sinne, as wel soule & spirit, being in Egipt, as now the flesh is yet vnbaptised with the terrible red sea of death, & remēber that one law abideth for the straunger, I meane one reward abideth both body & soule in the lãd of euerlasting rest. And therfore intreat him gently, & deale with him iustly now: for the time wil come that the yoke of bondage shalbe taken frõ his neck, & he shalbe a felow heir with your yõger brother: circūcise him therfore, but do not misuse him, nor keepe him frõ his own, but deale mercifully with the straūger, that he maye saie, Oh what vnderstanding hart or people is this, who hath god? or where is god so nigh as to these? god make you wise & politike in hart, victorious in the fielde of this world, to rule the natiõs with a rod: but kil not the Gabonites with whõ peace is taken: but let thē draw water, & hew wood but geue thē their meat and drink due for laborers, & be glad because your disease is so remedied: for it is better and easier for a thirsty laboring mã to drink, thē for a dronken man to tell a sober wise tale. yea, it is a tokē that ye haue earnestly folowed your labor, and not kept company with dronkardes, and belly gods: and therfore be glad I say, ye & glad again: for great is your rewarde in heauē: yea blessed shall she bee þt in this your zeale shal meete you and withdraw your hande from reuenging youre selfe vppon that churlishe Naball: whiche thing I hope to doe nowe with these swete reasons and frayles of Figges, I being of one house with your seruaunt Naball, and I dare say to you, that churlishnesse is his name: but reuenge not, for the Lorde shall dooe it in his due time: Farewell myne own heart.

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Yours in bondes at West-
gate, Nicolas Sheterden. 

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

☞ William Dighel martired for Goddes woorde.

ABout this time suffred William Dighel, 

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William Dighel

Dighel is only mentioned in the 1563 edition. Was his omission in subsequent editions due to an accident in the print shop or did Foxe come to doubt his information on Dighel?

most constantly offering his body a burnt

sacrifice vnto God, forsaking the world, lyfe and all, for the loue of hys holy truth. This holy martir suffered at Banbury in the coūty of Oxford.

Breuis descriptio professionis fidei Christianæ in Comitijs Petruotitœ vulgo pret Kan plegatos, Regni Poloniæ factæ tertio die maii. 1555 
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Breuis descriptio professionis fidei Christianae in Comitiis Petruotit e vulgo pret Kan plegatos, Regni Poloniae factae tertio die maii. 1555.

Omnes in peccato orti et nati sumus, et omnes intelligentiae humanae sicut tenebrae, ita vt nedum Dei tantum, sed ne nostri cogitationem habere possimus. Proinde dedit Deus decem precepta legis, vt ex eis veluti caligantes oculi nostri aperiantur et illustrentur, ex illis que humanam infirmitatem agnoscamus. etc.

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A briefe description of the profession of the christian fayth agreed vpon and made at Peternot commenly called, Pretkan Plegatose of the kingdom of Poole the thyrd of Maye, in the yeare of our Lord. 1555. translated out of latin into englysh.

All men haue their beginning, and be borne in sinne, and al mannes vnderstandinges be as darknes, so that we cannot haue a thought not onely of God but neither of our selues: wherfore god gaue the tenne commaundementes of the law, that by them our blind eyes as it wer might be opened, and made brighte, and by the same we myghte know mans infirmity.

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OMnes in peccato orti et nati sumus, et omnes intelligētiæ humanæ sicut tenebræ, ita vt nedum Dei tantum, sed ne nostri cogitationem habere poßimus. Proinde dedit Deus decē precepta legis, vt ex eis veluti caligantes oculi nostri aperiãtur et illustrentur, ex illis que humanam infirmitatem agnoscamus. &c. 

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Breuis descriptio professionis fidei Christianae in Comitiis Petruotit e vulgo pret Kan plegatos, Regni Poloniae factae tertio die maii. 1555.

Omnes in peccato orti et nati sumus, et omnes intelligentiae humanae sicut tenebrae, ita vt nedum Dei tantum, sed ne nostri cogitationem habere possimus. Proinde dedit Deus decem precepta legis, vt ex eis veluti caligantes oculi nostri aperiantur et illustrentur, ex illis que humanam infirmitatem agnoscamus. etc.

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Foxe text translation

A briefe description of the profession of the christian fayth agreed vpon and made at Peternot commenly called, Pretkan Plegatose of the kingdom of Poole the thyrd of Maye, in the yeare of our Lord. 1555. translated out of latin into englysh.

All men haue their beginning, and be borne in sinne, and al mannes vnderstandinges be as darknes, so that we cannot haue a thought not onely of God but neither of our selues: wherfore god gaue the tenne commaundementes of the law, that by them our blind eyes as it wer might be opened, and made brighte, and by the same we myghte know mans infirmity.

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A briefe description 
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The Diet of Piotrków

This confession of faith, issued at the Diet of Piotrków in 1555, only appears in the 1563 edition. How Foxe got this document is unknown, but he may have obtained it directly or indirectly from Jan Laski, a leading Polish protestant, who resided in England from 1548 - 1553 and headed the Stranger's Church (i.e., a church for non-English people) in London. He and Foxe were also inFrankfurt in 1555. Laski returned to Poland in 1556 and took a leading part in the progress of the reformation there.

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of the profession of the christian fayth agreed vpon and made at Peternot 
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Piotrków, a city in central Poland. Church synods and national diets were traditionally convened there.

commenly called, Pretkan Plegatose of the kingdom of Poole the thyrd of Maye, in the yeare of our Lord. 1555. translated out of latin into englysh. 
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In 1555, powerful protestant nobles succeeded in getting the diet assembled at Piotrków to agree to the confession of faith which Foxe prints below and to a settlement which would have placed protestantism on a basis of full equality with catholicism, suspended episcopal jurisdiction and permitted priests to marry. Unsurprisingly, neither Pope Paul IV nor the Polish bishops accepted this settlement. (The Cambridge History of Poland to 1696, eds. W. F. Reddaway, J. H. Penson, O. Halecki and R. Dyboski [Cambridge, 1950], pp. 336-45).

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MarginaliaPsalm. 50 Tob. 1 10. Roma. 3 Galathi. 3 Math. 11 Toby. 1. 8. Corin. 10.ALl men haue their beginning, and be borne in sinne, and al mannes vnderstandinges be as darknes, so that we cannot haue a thought not onely of God but neither of our selues: wherfore god gaue the tenne cõmaundementes of the law, that by them our blind eyes as it wer might be opened, and made brighte, and by the same we myghte know mans infirmity.

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Therefore Christ came that hee mighte manifest God vnto vs, and hys will. wherefore Christ is the lighte of this world, whom, whoso euer foloweth, and swarueth not from hys word, he walketh in the eternall lighte.

This onely doctor & scholemaster, that eternall God of the worlde, commaunded vs to heare and followe, for as much as that sonne of God cannot lye, and who so euer folowe not his woord, although they be most mighty and wyse, they be all lyers.

He hath manifested vnto vs all things, that seme to pertayne vnto eternall saluation: with out him, no mã may be acceptable before God.

Vnto hym all the Prophetes do ascribe and beare witnes that such as beleue in the sonne are blessed: he alone hath made vs free from the wrath of God, by cause by our workes we deserue not þe same, neither there is any thinge vnder heauen that maye saue vs besides him.

Therefore whosoeuer doth attribute saluacion, and due prayses to any other, but onely to Christe, is gilty of blasphemy against God.

This sonne of God doeth attribute to the merit of his passiõ by the gospell (which ought to be preached vnto euery person in hys owne mother tong) and by the sacramentes vnto the beleuers of his word, that is by baptisme, and by the vse of his body and bloud, which was shed for the remission of our synnes.

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