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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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1319 [1250]

Actes and Monumentes of the church

that as touching the sacramente of the alter, and the masse, he is ashamed to speake of it, or to name it, and that he allowed it not as it was vsed in the church. Against whom the sentence was also redde. &c.

☞ William Stere,

WYlliam Stere of the forsaid parish of Ascheforde, likewise detected and accused, was brought to appere the sayd xvi. day of August where he in the sayd chapter house of Canterb. required to make aunswere to the positiōs laid to him by the iudge, made aunswer again that he should command his dogs and not him: and sayth farther, that he found not the sacrament of the aultar in the scripture, and therefore he would not aunswere therunto. And moreouer þe Iudge speaking of the sacrament of þe aultar with reuerence therof, and putting of his cappe he sayd that he neaded not to reuerence that matter so highly. And thus saying to þe Iudge that he was a blody man. &c. the sentence was pronounced against him, after whiche sentence being red, he said, that the sacramēt of the aulter was the most blasphemous Idoll that euer was. &c.

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And thus these vi. heauenly martyrs & witnes bearers of truthe, being condemned by the blody Suffragane and Archedeacon of Canterbury, were burned all together in the same towne, at thre stakes, and one fyer, about the later end of August.

The copy of their sentence condemnatory, you may finde aboue in the storye of Blande, Page, 1217. for the papistes in all their condemnations, folow one maner of sentence of course, against all that be condēned through their popish tyranny.

The persecution of x. together sent vp by certaine of the Counsell to Boner to to be examined. 
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The Martyrdom of George Tankerfield and Elizabeth Warne

All that the Rerum says about these martyrs is that George Tankerfield wasexecuted at St Albans in late August 1555 (p. 513). Almost all of the account of these martyrs was first printed in the 1563 edition. The letter from the royal commissioners and the summary of Elizabeth Warne's examinations are taken from London diocesan accounts; the rest of this material came from oral sources. These accounts were unchanged in the 1570 and 1576 editions, but in the 1583 edition a detailed account of Tankerfield's final hours was added for the first time; the accountcertainly came from an eyewitness or eyewitnesses.

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AFter the burning of these vi. aboue named, next foloweth the persecution of x. other true seruants and saincts of the Lorde, not suche saincts as the pope maketh, or which ar mentioned in Legēda sanctorum, 

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Foxe text Latin

Legenda sanctorum ... vitis patrum ... de vita sanctorum Wallensium. etc.

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

Legends of the saints ... lives of the fathers ... on the life of the Valdensian saints. etc.

or in vitis patrum, 
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Foxe text Latin

Legenda sanctorum ... vitis patrum ... de vita sanctorum Wallensium. etc.

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

Legends of the saints ... lives of the fathers ... on the life of the Valdensian saints. etc.

or in the Fabulous 
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I.e., full of fables and legends, not factual.

boke, de vita sanctorum Wallensium. &c. 
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Foxe text Latin

Legenda sanctorum ... vitis patrum ... de vita sanctorum Wallensium. etc.

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

Legends of the saints ... lives of the fathers ... on the life of the Valdensian saints. etc.

 
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These were all medieval collections of saints' lives.

but such as ar spoken of in the holy Apocalips, of whom it is written: Hi sūt qui sequuntur agnū quocunq; ierit, quiq; lauarunt stolam suam in sanguine agni, 
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St. John, Revelation, 7. 14.
Foxe text Latin

Hi sunt qui sequuntur agnum quocunque ierit, quique lauarunt stolam suam in sanguine agni.

Foxe text translation

these be they that folow the lambe whither soeuer he goeth, and whiche haue washed their stole in the bloud of the lambe. &c.

Actual text of Vulgate Revelation 7, 14: (Vulgate)

hii sunt qui veniunt de tribulatione magna et laverunt stolas suas et dealbaverunt eas in sanguine agni.

[Note that the Vulgate has pluralstolas suas]

these be they that folow the lambe whither soeuer he goeth, and whiche haue washed their stole in the bloud of the lambe. &c. These saincts be not of the Popes making, or rather to say the truth, they are of the Popes making: of the Popes making I say, in this respecte, not that the sainctes of God are made by the Pope, but that the saincts of God ar tryed and declared by the Pope: so as by afflictions of sathan, Iobs pacience was proued, by Pharao Gods power declared. And by Saluator Tarentū 
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Cicero
Foxe text

Saluator Tarentum ... Q. Fabius …

Foxe translation

Not translated, as all three are proper nouns, but the citation is clear.

Actual text of Cicero De Senectute III-IV, §§ 7 and 10.

7. ... C. Salinator ... 10. Ego Q. Maximum, eum qui Tarentum receipt ...

[NB Foxe or his printer misspellsSalinatorasSaluatorin the 1563 edition]

 
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Note that this was spelled as 'Salvator' in the 1563 edition, but was corrected in the 1570 edition to 'Salinator'. This is an indication of the thoroughness of the proof-reading of the 1570 edition. The name was misprinted as 'Salmator' in the 1583 edition.

was won, as Tully  
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 143 BCE), the Roman orator and writer.

writeth: for except he had

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lost it before, Q. Fabius 

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Cicero
Foxe text

Saluator Tarentum ... Q. Fabius …

Foxe translation

Not translated, as all three are proper nouns, but the citation is clear.

Actual text of Cicero De Senectute III-IV, §§ 7 and 10.

7. ... C. Salinator ... 10. Ego Q. Maximum, eum qui Tarentum receipt ...

[NB Foxe or his printer misspellsSalinatorasSaluatorin the 1563 edition]

could not haue recouered it: 
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Foxe is quoting from Cicero, Cato Maior de Senectute, sections 7 and 11. Marcus Livius Salinator was the Roman governor of the city of Tarentum during the Second Punic War. Salinator held the citadel when the rest of the city was captured by Hannibal. After the Roman consul Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator had recaptured Tarentum in 209 BCE, Salinator was irritated that all of the glory went to Fabius and commented that the city would not have been recaptured if not for him. Fabius responded that this was indeed true, for if Salinator had not lost Tarentum, then he, Fabius, could not have recaptured it. Foxe is saying that the pope similarly created saints, for if there were no persecution, there would be no martyrs.

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So in lyke maner, vnles by Antichriste good mē had ben distroyed, otherwise they had not ben tried true Martirs of Christe. The names of these were.


Elizabeth Warne.
George Kyng.
Thomas Leyes.
Steuen Harwod
Ihon. Layshe.

Iohn Wade.
Robert Smith.
William Hale.
Thomas Foist.
George Tankerfild.

THese x. were sente by foure of the commissioners, with their letter directed to Boner B. of London, the copy of which their letter, with their names subscribed, here foloweth to be red and noted.

¶ A letter sent to the Bishop of London D. Boner. 
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This letter was almost certainly copied out of a now lost court book of Bishop Bonner.

AAfter our hartye commendations, to youre good Lordeship, we sende you here Iohn Wade, William Hayle, George King, Thomas Leyes of Thorp in Essexe, Thomas Foist Hosier, Robert Smith, painter, Stephen Harwod Bruer, George Tankerfield, Cooke, Elizabeth Warne, Iohn Laysh of London, Sacramentaries: All whiche we desier your Lordship to examine, and to order according to thecclesiastical lawes: praying your Lordship, to appoynt som of your officers to receyue them, at this bearers hand. And thus most hartely fare your Lordeship well. From Londō, this second of Iuly.

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Your good Lordships louing freds.


Nicholas Hare.
William Roper.

Richard Rede.
William Cooke.

The history of Elizabeth VVarne, burnt at Stratford Bowe,

JN this moneth of August, was burned at Stratforde Bowe, nyghe vnto London, one Elizabeth Warne, widow, late the wife of Iohn Warne, who also was burned, in the ende of the moneth of May laste paste, as appeareth in this history Pag. 1140. This Elizabeth was apprehended, (amongs others) þe first daye of Ianuary, in a house in Bowe churche yarde, in London, as they were gathered together to prayer, and at that present was caried to the Coūter, where she laye as prisoner vntil the xi. daye of Iune: at whiche time she was brought vnto Newgate, & remained there in like case, vnto the second day of Iuly, þt she was sent by the K. & quenes cōmissioners, vnto Bōner B. of London, as is aboue specified. Who the vi. day of þe same moneth, caused her with diuers others (as Robert Smith, George Tākerfield. &c) to be brought before him into his Pallace, and there examined her vpon sondry articles, suche as of comen order he ministred vnto the poore saincts & martirs of god, as ye may more plainly perceaue by other their more large and ample processes, aswel before, as hereafter mentioned.

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The chiefest obiection that he vsed, eyther towards her, or the most of those, was touching the reall and corporall presence of the body and bloud of Christe in the sacrament of the altar:

as the
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