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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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1366 [1297]

The lyfe, actes, and doynges of mayster Hugh Latimer, the famous preacher and worthy martyr of Christ, and his Gospell. 
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The Life of Hugh Latimer

The account of Latimer's life appeared in the 1563 edition. (There is nothing on Latimer's life in the Rerum, which is a powerful indication of the pressure on Foxe to sacrifice material in order to complete the work on time). Foxe's sources for the 1563 account are largely Latimer's own sermons and letters, Latimer's own descriptions of his early life (it is worth remembering that Foxe knew Latimer personally) and Augustine Bernher's dedication to the collection of Latimer's sermons which he edited. Bernher also probably contributed his own memories of Latimer and this may well have also been true of Mary Glover, Latimer's niece.

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Even by the low standards of the 1563 edition, the account of Latimer was poorly organised, and one major difference between it and the 1570 account of Latimer was the rearranging of the materials in it into a logical and chronological order. Another major difference was the pruning back of documents: Latimer's 'card' sermons, the citation sent to him by the bishop of Salisbury, Latimer's letter to Archbishop Warham, the ban on his preaching and the articles imputed to him were all dropped from this edition. But if documents were deleted, information from individual informants was added on Latimer's disputes with various friars in Cambridge.

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The 1570 version of Latimer's life was printed without change in 1576. In the 1583 edition, with paper in abundant supply, all of the documentation removed from the account of Latimer's life in the 1570 edition was restored, although the second 'card' sermon was relegated to an appendix.

MarginaliaM. Latimer.NOw after the lyfe of þe Reuerend father in god D. Nicolas Ridley, & also his cōference with maister Latimer, with other his letters written in prison: foloweth like wise þe life & doings of this worthy & olde practised souldior of Christ, maister Hugh Latimer, who was the sonne of one Hugh Latimer, of Thirkesson, in the countye of Leycester, a husbandman, of a good and welthye estimation, where also he was borne and broughte vp, vntyll he was of the age of four yeres or therabout. At which tyme his parents, (hauyng hym as then left for theyr only sonne, with. 6. other daughters) seyng hys ready, prompt, and sharp wyt, purposed to trayne hym vp in erudition & knowlege of good literature, wherin he so profited in hys youth, at the common schooles of his owne Countrey, that at the age of fouretene yeares, he was sente to the vniuersitye of Cambridge. Where, after some continuance of exercises in other thynges, he gaue hymselfe to the studye of suche Diuinitye, as the ignoraunce of that age dyd suffer. Zealous he was then in the Popishe Religion, and therewith so scrupulous, (as hymselfe confesseth) that beynge a Prieste, and vsynge to saye Masse, he was so seruyle an obseruour of the Romishe decrees, that he had thoughte he had neuer sufficientlye mingled his Massynge wyne with water: and moreouer, þt he shoulde neuer bee dampned, yf he were once a professed Frier, 

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Foxe is basing this claim on a passage in Latimer's first letter to Sir Edward Baynton.

wyth diuers suche superstycious fantasies. Wherevppon in this blynde zeale he was a verye enemye to the professours of Christes Gospell, as his oration made, when he proceaded Bachelour of Diuinitye in the sayde Vniuersitye of Cambridge, against Philyp Melanthon, and his woorkes, dyd playnelye declare. But suche was the goodnes and mercyfull pourpose of GOD, that where he thoughte by that hys oration, to haue vtterlye defaced the professours of the Gospell, and true Churche of Christe, he was hym selfe, by a member of the same, pretely (yet Godlye) catched in the blessed nette of Goddes woorde: MarginaliaLatimer cōuerted by m. BilneyFor mayster Thomas Bilney (of whom mention is made before) beyng at that tyme a trier out of Sathās subtleties, & a secret ouerthrower of Antichristes kingdom, and seing mayster Latimer to haue a zeale in his waies (although without knowlege,) was strikē wt a brotherly pity towardes him, & bethought what meanes he might best win this his zelous (yet ignorāt) brother, to the true knowlege of Christe. And therfore after a short time, he came to mayster

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Latimers studye, & desired him to heare hym make his cōfessiō. Which thing he willynglye graūted, wt the hearing wherof he was (by the good spirit of god) so touched, þt hereupō he forsooke his former studying of þe schole Doctors, & other such foleries, & became a true scholer in þe true diuininity, as he himself cōfesseth, aswel in his cōference wt master Ridey, as also in his first sermō made vpō the Pater noster. 

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A somewhat different account of Latimer's conversion, which Foxe did not use, was sent to Foxe by Ralph Morrice, Cranmer's private secretary and a friend of Latimer's (BL, Harley MS 422, fos. 84r-87r).

So that wheras before he was an enemy, & almost a persecutor of Christ, he was now an earest seker after him, chaūging his olde maner of calūnyinging, into a diligēt kind of cōferring, both with master Bilney, & others, with whō he was oftē & greatly cōuersant. After this his turning to Christ, he was not satisfied wt his owne conuersion only, but like a true disciple of þe blessed Samaritane, pitied the misery of others: & therfore he became both a publike precher, & also a priuate instructor to the rest of his brethrē, wtin the vniuersity, by the space of. 2. yeres:  
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'Two years' in 1563, corrected to three years in 1570.

spēdyng his time partely in the latin tonge amonges the learned, and partelye amongest the simple people, in his natural & vulgar language. Howbeit, as Sathā neuer slepeth, whē he seeth his kingdom begin to decay, so likewise nowe seing þt this worthy mēber of Christ would be a shrend shaker therof, he raysed vp his chyldren to molest & trouble him. Amongest these there was an Augustine frier, who toke occasiō vpō certain sermons þt master Latimer made about Christenmasse. 1529. aswel in the church of. S. Edward, as also in S. Augustines, wtin the vniuersity of Cambridge, to inueygh against him, for þt maister Latimer in þe said sermōs, (alluding to þe cōmon vsage of þe season) gaue the people certain cardes out of þe. 5. 6. 7. capters of S. Mathew, whervpō they might, not only then, but alwaies els, occupy their time. For ye chief (as their triumphing card) he limited the hart as the principal thing þt they shoulde serue God withal: wherby he quite ouerthrew al hipocrytical & external ceremonies, not sending in the necessary beautifying of gods holy worde & sacramentes. For the better atteinyng hereof, he wished the scriptures to be in English,  
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This sermon has not survived.

that the cōmon people might therby learn their duties, as well to God, as to theyr neyghbours.

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The hādling of this mater was so apt for the time, & so plesātly applied of Latimer, þt not only it declared a singular towardnes of witte in him þt preched, but also wrought in the hearers much fruit, to the ouerthrow of popish superstytiō, & setting vp of perfect religion. For on the sōday before Christēmas day commyng to the church, & causing þe Bel to be tolled to a sermō, entreth into the Pulpit. Vpon the texte of the gospel red that day in the churche Tu quis es? &c. in delyueryng hys cardes as is abouesayd, he made the hearte to bee tryumphe, exhortyng and inuityng al men therby to serue the

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