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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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beleue it: if not I will, as I doo, coumpte it a destestable idoll, not God but contrary to God and truthe.

MarginaliaBoners argumente to proue the sacrament.Bon. Then after many raging wordes, and vaine obiections, he said there was no remedie but I must be burned.

Smith. Ye shall doo no more vnto me, then ye haue done to better men then eyther of vs bothe. But thinke not therby to quenche the spirite of God, neyther therby to make your matter good: for your sore is to well sene to be healed so priuily with bloud. For euen the very children haue all your dedes in derision. 

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A fascinating indication (there would be others in the Acts and Monuments) of children taunting Bonner. See Susan Brigden, 'Youth and the English Reformation,' Past and Present 95 (1982), pp. 37-67 for an interesting attempt to link support for the reformation with youthful protest against gerontocratic authority.

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So that all though ye patch vp one place with autoritie, yet shall it breake oute in fortie to your shame. Then after much a doo and many rayling sentences, he saide throwing away the paper of mine examination. Well euen nowe by my truth, euen in good earnest: if thou wilt goe and be shriuen, I will teare this paper in peaces.

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Smith.. To whiche I aunswered: It would be to moch to his shame to shew it to menne of discretion. After which aunswer, I was caryed downe into the garden, with my Gaoler, and there remayned vntill my brother Heralt 

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Note that this name is given as 'Heralt' in 1563. This person could be the 'Herault' mentioned in a letter of Smith's. This could also be the Thomas Harold mentioned as a protestant prisoner in the Marshalsea (1563, pp. 1145 and 1146; 1570, p. 1756; 1576, p. 1500 and 1583, p. 1584).

was examined: and then being agayn brought vp before the saide bishop, he demaunded, if I agreed with Heralte, in hys confession, vpon these Articles folowing.

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Bon. What say you to the catholyck churche? doo ye not confesse there is one in yearth?

Smith. Yes verelye. I beleue that there is one Catholicke Churche, or faythfull congregatō, which as thapostell sayth, is builded vpon the Prophetes and apostles, Christe Iesus beyng the heade corner stone: whiche Churche in all her wordes and workes, maintaine the word, and bryng the same for her autoritie and with out it doth nothyng nor ought to do, of whiche I am assured, I am by grace made a member.

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Bon. Ye shall vnderstand, that I am bounde when my brother offendeth, and will not be reconciled, to bring him before the congregation: nowe if youre churche be the same, where may a man finde it, to bring the brother before the same.

Smith. It is written in the Actes of the apostles, that when the tirannie of the bishoppes was so great against the church in Iewry, 

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I.e., Judea

they were fayne to congregate in houses and priuie places, as they now doo: and yet were they neuer the lesse the Church of God: and seing they had their matters redressed being shut vp in a corner, may not we doo the lyke now a daies?

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MarginaliaHere he would not aunswere me to the churche of Iurye, but flieth to the v. of Corin.Bon. Ye their church was knowne full wel, for sainte Paule writte vnto the Corinthians to haue the man punished and excommunicate that had committed euil with his fathers wife, wherby we may wel perceiue, it was a knowē

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church, but yours is not knowen.

Smith. Then could ye not persecute it as ye doo: but as ye saye, the churche of God at Corinthe was manifest, bothe to God and Paul, euen so is this churche of God in Englande, whom ye persecute, bothe knowen to God, and also euen to the very wicked, althoughe they knowe not, nor will not knowe their truthe nor conuersation: ye and your sinfull nomber haue professed their veritie, and maintayned the same, a long season.

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Boner. Well, thou saiest that the Churche of God was only at Corinth, when Paull writte vnto them, & so wil I put it in writing, shal I? 

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Bonner is asking Smith if he is willing to have the statement that the church of God was only at Corinth written into the official record.

Smith. I doo marueill greatly my Lord that ye are not ashamed to laie snares for your brethren on this maner. This is nowe the third snare you haue laid for me. Firste to make me confesse that the church of England is not the Churche of Christ: secondly to saie they are not knowen. Thirdly to saie the churche of God is not vniuersall, but particular: and this is not the office of a bishoppe. For if an innocent had come in youre waye, ye would haue don youre best (I see) to haue tangled him.

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Harps. Well frend, quod one of my Lords Chapleynes, ye are no Innocente as it appeareth.

Smith. By the grace of God I am that I am: and this grace in me, I hope is not in vaine.

Boner. Well, quod my Lorde, laughing: tell me, how saiest thou of the church?

Smith. I tolde you whereupon the trewe churche is builded, and I affirme in Englande to be the congregation of God, and also in omnem terram as it is written: their sounde is gone forth into all landes, and that this is the afflicted, and persecuted Churche, whiche ye ceasse not to emprison, slaye and kill. And in Corinthe, was not all the congregation of God, but a number of those hollye and electe people of God? for Paull, neither Peter were present at Corinth, when they wrot, & yet wer they of the churche of God, as many thousāds mo, whiche also communicate in that holy spirite.

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Boner. What call ye Catholicke, and what call ye Churche?

Smith. Catholicke is vniuersall, and church is a congregation knit together in vnitie. Then after muche like vaine talke, it was laid to my charge, that we spake al one thing. Wherof I praised God, and was sent againe to a garden. Where after a while as my brother Heralt and I had ben together, commeth one of my Lordes Chaplaines, 

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This 'chaplain' was John Dee, the famous mathematician and astrologer. He was being held in Bonner's household in a glorifed form of house arrest after having been arrested for using astrology to predict the length of Mary's reign. The reason why Foxe disguised Dee's identity in the 1576 edition is discussed in Julian Roberts, 'Bibliographical Aspects of John Foxe' in David Loades, ed., John Foxe and the English Reformation (Aldershot, 1997), p. 49.

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a coniurer by reporte, that muche desired to comen with me, demaunding first if I were not a prisoner.

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Smith. I am in this fleashe a prisoner, and subiecte to my master and youres: but I hope

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