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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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1336 [1267]

ster Wats fiue new grotes, frō M. Ardley xii. d from maister Bradford. xii. d. which men be all gone to death, except maister Bradford, he abideth styl. MarginaliaBehold here the communiō of Saints.There is also gone to death Nicolas Chamberlayne, Thomas Osmond, Wyllyam Bamford. There is also condemned this Monday 

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Dirick Carver, Thomas Iveson and John Launder were all condemned on 10 June 1555 (PRO C/85/127, fo. 10r).

Diricke Caruer, Thomas Iuison, Iohn Launder, and Williā Vassy  
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William Vassay was arrested along with Dirick Carver and is mentioned in Carver's confession of faith (1563, p. 1240; 1570, p. 1861; 1576, pp. 1592-93 and 1583, p. 1680).

is repriued. Praye to God to haue mercy vpon his people, & byd my brother, if he can conueniently, come down on Monday next: if he cannot wel do it, let him abide at home. Haue me hartelye commended to your Parents. I haue sent eache of them a token, a bowed grote, & desire them for Gods sake to helpe vs with their prayers. Haue litle Katerin in minde. Commend me vnto al good frendes. Continue in prayer. Beware of vanity. Let not God be dishonored in your conuersation, but lyke a good Matron kepe yor vessel in holynes. The peace of God rest with you for euer. Amen.

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My brother Iuison 

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Thomas Iveson, the martyr.

sendeth to you a token, to your mother a token, and to Katerine a token. iii. pence. Iohn Launder sendeth you a peece of Spanish mony. Father Heralt  
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Herault may be the 'Heralt' mentioned in Smith's examinations and he may also be the Thomas Harold who was a protestant prisoner in the Marshalsea.

a pece of vi. d. William Androwes sendeth you a rase of ginger, and I send your mother one, and a Nutmeg. I send Katerin comfits  
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Sweetmeats.

for a token to eate. I haue sent you a keyclog  
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A piece of wood tied to a key to prevent it from being lost [OED].

for a token.

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Your Husband Robert Smyth.

A letter sent to his friende. 
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This letter was written to a woman to urge her not to attend mass. In addition to appearing in all editions of the Acts and Monuments, it was printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 552-53.

THe eternall God kepe you in his feare. I haue harty cōmendationes vnto you and your housband, beseching almighty god to preserue you in well doing, and in perfecte knowledge of hys Christ, that ye maye be found fautles in the daye of the Lord. I haue heard saye that my frende is geuen ouer to vanity: it breaketh my hart, not only to hear that he so doth, but also teacheth other, that it is vnhurtfull to go to all abhominacions, which now stand in the Idoles temples: neuerthelesse deare frēd be ye not moued to folowe sinners. For they haue no inheritaunce with God and Christ. But loke that by going into the Idol temple, ye defile not the temple of God. For light hath no felowship with darcknes. But looke what the Lorde hath commaunded, that do. For yf not going to church were without persecutiō, they woulde not learne you that lesson. But al thing that is swete to the flesh, is allowed of the fleshly. The Lord shal rewarde euery man according to his workes, and he that leadeth into captiuity shall go into captiuiuitie, and he that by the fleshly man is led in the flesh, shall of the flesh reape corruption. The Lord Iesu geue thee his holy spirit. Amen.

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I haue sent thee an epistel in metre 

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This is very probably the set of verses exhorting Christians to be strong under persecution printed in 1563, p. 1270 and 1583, p. 1702.

which is not to be laid vp in thy cofer, but in thy harte.

Seke peace & ensue it. Feare god, loue god with all thy harte, with al thy soule, and with all thy strength.


Thy frend and all mens in Christ Iesus, Robert
Smyth. Scribled in much haste from. N. the
12, of Maye.

Another letter sent to his wyfe. 
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This letter is also printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 553-54.

TNe God & father eternal, which broughte agayn from death our Lord Iesus Christ, keepe thee deare wyfe now and euer, amen, & al thy Parentes and frendes. I praise God for

his mercye, I am in the same state that ye lefte me in, rather better then woorse, looking dayly for the lyuing God, before whom I hunger ful sore to appeare, and receiue the glorye, of which I trust thou art wyllyng to be a partaker. I geue God moste hartye thankes therefore, desiring thee of all loues, to stand fast in that faith which thou hast receiued, and let no man take away the seede that almightye God hath sowen in thee, but laye handes of euerlasting lyfe, which shall euer abyde, when bothe the earth and all earthly frendes shall perishe, desiring them also to receaue thankefully oure trouble which is momētane & light, & as saint Paule saieth not worthy of the thinges which shal be shewed on vs, that we patiētly cariyng our crosse maye attaine to the place where our sauiour Christ is gone before, to the whiche I beseche God of his mercye bring vs speedely. I haue bene muche troubled about your deliueraunce, fearinge muche the perswasions of worldlinges, and haue found a frende, whyche wyl (I trust) fynde a meane for you, if you bee not alredy prouided, desiring you in any case to abide such order, as those my frendes shall appoint in God. And beare wel in mynde the wordes which I spake at our departing, that as god hath found vs, and also elected vs worthy to suffer with him, We maye endeuour our selues to folow vprightly in thys our vocation, desiring you to present my harty commendations to al our frendes, & in especial to your Parentes, keepinge your matter close in anye wyse. Geue most harty thankes to my friend, which onely for our cause is come to Windsor. 

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It is unclear why a friend of Smith's would journey to Windsor. Perhaps he or she had visited court to try to intercede for Smith and his comrades.

Continue in prayer. Do wel. Be faultles in al thinges. Beware abhominations.  
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I.e., do not attend catholic services, particularly mass.

Keepe you cleane from synne. Praye for me, as I doo for you. I haue sente you a peece of golde for a token, & most entierlie desire you send me word yf ye lacke any thing The Lord Iesu preserue you and youres. Amen. From Newgate the. 15 of Apryll.

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By your husband here and in heauen
Robert Smith.

The burning of Patrike Packingham.

THere was examined, & condemned with Ihon Denly, and Ihon Newman, thys Patrik Pachingam as appeareth. pag. 1244. who being of the same faythe, and profession with them, made also in effecte the same aunswers which they dyd, vnto the Bishops articles, obiected against them: sauing that the bishop semed in one of his articles to be maruelously offended for his euyl behauiour (as he he counted it) wythin his chappel: in that hee would not put of his cappe, at their massynge tyme. A haynous offense it was, and suche a one, as with his answers, as well to the other articles, as also to the Byshop that perswaded hym to recant, (which is this: The church that you beleue of, is no catholike church, but it is the church of Sathan, and I wyll neuer turne to that church) cost hym his lyfe. For being condempned (as I sayde) wyth the sayde Denlye and Newman, he was burned at Vx-

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