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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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1552 [1483]

ned to his Grace, & not to any other forrain authority, what soeuer it was. And therefore if he might serue God in that vocation, hym, and his country, seing it was his pleasure so to haue it, he woulde accept it, and receiue it of his maiestye, and of none other straunger, who had no authoritye within thys Realme, neither in such gift, nor in anye other thyng. Whereat the kyng staying awhyle, and musing, asked me howe I was able to proue it. At which tyme I alledged many textes out of the scriptures, and the fathers also, approuing the supreme and highest authority of kynges in their Realmes and dominions, disclosyng therewythall the intollerable vsurpation of the Pope of Rome. Afterwardes it pleased hys hyghnes many and sundrye tymes to talke with mee of it, and perceiuinge that I could not be brought to acknowledge the authority of the bishop of Rome, the kyng hym selfe called Doctour Oliuer and other ciuill Lawiers, & deuised with them how he might bestowe it vpon me, inforcing me nothing against my conscience. Who thereupon informed him that I might do it by þe way of protestation, aud so one to bee sent to Rome, who might take the othe, and do euerye thynge in my name. When when I vnderstoode, I said he should do it super animam suam: 

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Cranmer
Foxe text Latin

super animam suam ... bona fide

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

above his spirit (?) … in good faith

and I in deede bona fide 
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Cranmer
Foxe text Latin

super animam suam ... bona fide

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

above his spirit (?) … in good faith

made my protestation, that I dyd not acknowledge his authority any farther, then as it agreed with the expresse word of God, and that it might be lawful for me at al tymes to speake against hym, & to impugne hys errours when tyme and occasion shoulde serue me. And thys my protestation dydde I cause to be inrolled, and there I thynke it remayneth.

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Then bothe the Doctors confessed it to be true that his protestation was enrolled, but saide it was a mere fraud of him: then the bishop Cranmer axed them what he coulde doo more in the case, who thereunto made hym no answere at all. Many mearueiled at thys declaration of his, that so long a goo, in so perilous a tyme he had so sincerly proceded, & that euen then, when he most might haue advaunced him selfe to honour and rule, which thinges chieflye men desire in this world. He chose rather to venture the losse of his life, & all this glorious pompe, then to do any thinge for ambition sake, that might once spotte and distaine his consciēce. They charged him farther that he had conspired with the Duke of Northethumberland for the disheneritinge of the Quene. Whereunto he made answere, as is conteined in his letter written to the quene 

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Foxe is using Cranmer's letter to Mary to answer the charges made against Cranmer at his trial.

The copy and tenour of which letter here foloweth.

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A letter of Maister Cranmer, to Quene Mary. 
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This letter was printed in the 1563 edition, then reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 1-3 and then reprinted in all subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments.

MarginaliaA letter of doctor Crāmer to the Quene. MOst lamentably mourning and moninge hymselfe vnto your hyghnes Thomas Cranmer, although vnworthy eyther to wryte or speake vnto your hyghnes: yet hauyng no person that I know to be mediatour for me, and knowynge your pitiful eares ready to heare al pitiful complayntes. And seinge so manye before to haue felt your aboundant clemency in lyke case, am now constrayned most lamentably, and wyth most penitent & sorowfull hart to aske mercye, & pardon for my haynous folly and offense in consenting and following the testament and last will of our late soueraigne Lorde Kinge Edward the. vi. your graces brother, which will God knoweth, God he knoweth I neuer liked, nor neuer any thing greued me so much that your graces brother did, and if by anye meanes it had beene in me to haue letted the making of that will, I would haue done it. And what I sayd therin, as well to his counsell, as to him selfe, diuers of your maiesties councell can reporte. but not so well as the Marques of Northamptō, and the Lord Darcy, then lord Chamberlain to the Kinges maiesty, which two were present at the communication betwene the kinges maiesty and me. I desired to talke with the kynges Maiestye alone, but I coulde not bee suffered: and so I fayled of my purpose. For if I myghte haue commoned with the kinge alone, and at good leasure, my truste was that I shoulde haue altered him from that purpose. But they beinge present, my payne was in vayne. Then when I coulde not disswade hym from the sayd wyl, and bothe he and hys pryuye counsell also informed me that the Iudges and hys learned counsel sayde, that notwithstanding the act of entayling of the crowne, made by hys Father, yet that act could not be preiudicial to him, but that he being in possession of the crowne, mighe make his wyl thereof, this semed very straūge vnto me, but being the sentence of the Iudges and other hys learned counsel in the lawes of this realme, as both he and his Counsel informed me: me thought it became not me beynge vnlearned in the law to stād against my prince therein. And so at length being required by the kinges maiesty him selfe to set to my hande to hys wyl, sayinge that hee trusted that I alone woulde not bee more repugnaunt to his will, then the reste of the Counsell were. Which wordes surely greued my harte very sore and so I graunted him to subscribe his will, and to folow the same. Which whē I had set my hand vnto, I did it vnfainedly, without dissimulation. For the which I submit my selfe moste humbly vnto your maiesty, acknowledginge mine offense with most greuous and sorofull harte, and beseching your mercy and pardon which my harte geueth me shal not be denied vnto mee being graunted before to soo manye which traueled not so much to disswade both the Kinge and hys Counsell, as I dyd.

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And where as it is contayned in two actes of Parliament as I vnderstand, that I with the Duke of Northumberland should deuise and compasse the depriuation of your Maiestye frō your roial crowne, surely it is vntrue. For the Duke neuer opened his mouth to me, to moue

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