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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.

And yet they that dydde thys persecution, shoulde thinke that they dyd wel, and a great pleasure to God. And the Apostles remembring thys lesson of oure Sauioure Christe, were content to suffer suche persecutions, as you maye reade in the Actes of the Apostles, and the Epistles. But wee neuer reade that they euer persecuted any man. The holye Apostle Saynt Paule sayth, that euerye manne that wyll lyue godly in Christe Iesu, shoulde suffer persecution. And also he sayth further, in the Epistle wrytten to the Philippians, in the first chapter: that it is not onelye geuen you to beleue in the Lorde, but also to suffer persecution for hys sake.

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Wherefore, take thys for a sure conclusion, that there where the woorde of God is truely preached, there is persecution, aswel of of the hearers, as of the Teachers. And wheras is quietnes and rest in the worldlye pleasure, there is not the truthe. For the worlde loueth all that are of the worlde, and hateth all thynges that is contrary to it. And to bee short, Saynte Paule calleth the Gospel, the woorde of the crosse, the woorde of punyshment. And the holye Scripture doth promyse nothing to the fauourers and followers of it in this worlde, but trouble, vexation, and persecution, whyche these worldlye men cannot suffer, nor away wyth all.

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Therefore, pleaseth it your good Grace, to returne to thys golden rule of our Maister and Sauiour Iesus Christ, which is thys: by their fruites you shal know them. For where you see persecution, there is the Gospell, and there is the truth. And they that do persecute, be voyde and without all truth, not carynge for the cleare lyght, whiche (as our Sauioure Iesus Christ sayth in the thyrde Chapter of Saynt Iohns Gospel) is come into the world, and whych shall vtter and shew forth euerye mans woorkes. And they whose woorkes bee nought, dare not come to thys lyght, but go aboute to stoppe it, and hynder it, lettynge as muche as they maye, that the holye Scripture should not be redde in our mother tonge, sayeng that it woulde cause heresye and insurrection, and so they perswade, at the leaste way they would fayne perswade your Grace to keepe it back. But here marke their shameles boldnes, which be not ashamed contrarye to Christes doctrine to gather figges of thornes, and grapes of bushes, and to call lyghte darkenes, and darkenes lyght, sweete sower, and sower sweete, good euyl, and euyl good, and to saye that that whych teacheth all obedience, shoulde cause dissention and stryfe. but suche is their belly wysdome: therewyth they iudge and measure euery thyng, to holde and keepe styll thys wycked Mammon, the

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goodes of thys worlde, whyche is their God, and hath so blynded the eyes of their hartes, that they cannot see the cleare lyghte of the sacred scripture, though they babble neuer so much of it.

But as concernynge thys matter, other men haue shewed your Grace their myndes, how necessarye it is to haue the Scripture in Englyshe. The whych thyng also your grace hathe promised by your laste Proclamation, the whyche promyse I praye God that your gracious highnes may shortly performe, euen to day before to morrowe. Nor let not the wickednes of these worldlye wyse menne deceiue you from your godlye purpose and promyse. Remember the subtyle worldly wyse Counsellours of Hāmon, the sonne of Naas, king of the Amonites, which when Dauid had sent hys seruauntes to comfort the yong kyng, for the death of hys father, by craftye imaginacions counselled Hāmon not alonely not to receiue them gently, but to entreate them most shamefullye and cruellye, sayinge that they came not to comforte hym, but to espye and and search hys lande, so that afterward they brynging Dauid woorde howe euerye thynge stoode, Dauid myghte come and conquer it. And so they caused the younge kyng to shere their heades, and cutte theyr coates by the poyntes, and sent them awaye lyke Fooles, whom he ought rather to haue made muche of, and to haue entreated them gentlye, and haue geuen thē great thankes and rewardes. O wretched Counsellours. But see what followed of thys carnall and worldlye wysedome. Truelye nothynge but destruction of all the whole Realme, and also of all them whych tooke their partes.

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Therfore good Kinge, seing that the ryght Dauid, that is to saye our Sauioure Christ hath sent his Seruaunts, that is to saye true preachers, and his owne woorde also to comfort oure weake and sicke soules, let not these wordlye men make your Grace beleue that they wyll cause insurrection and heresies and such mischefes as they ymagine of theire owne mad braines, least that he be auenged vpon you and your Realme, as was Dauyd vpon the Amonites, and as he hath euē bene auenged vpon them which obstinatlye wythstand and againsay his woorde: but parauentnre they will laye this againste me, and saye that experience dothe shewe, howe that suche men as call them selues followers of the gospell, regardeth not your Graces commaundement, neither sette by your proclamatiō, and that þt was well proued by those persōs which of late were ponished in London for keping of such bookes as your Grace had prohibited by proclamation.

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