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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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1553 [1484]

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me any such matter, nor I hym, nor hys harte was not suche towardes me, sekyng long time my destruction, that he would eyther trust me in such a matter, or thinke that I woulde be perswaded by hym. It was other of the Counsell that moued me, & the kyng him self, the Duke of Northumberland not being present: neither before, neither after, had I euer any priuy communication with the Duke of that matter, sauing that openly at the counsel table the Duke said vnto me, that it became not me to saye to the kyng as I dyd, when I went about to diswade hym from the sayd wyl.

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Nowe, as concerning the estate of religion as it is vsed in this realme of England at this present, if it please your highnes to licence me, I would gladye wryte my mynde vnto your Maiesty. I wyl neuer, God willing, be author of sedition to moue subiectes from the obedience of their heades and Rulers, whych is an offense most detestable. If I haue vttered my mynde to your Maiestye, beynge a Christian Queene and Gouernour of thys Realme (of whom I am moste assuredlye perswaded that your gratious intent is, aboue al other things to preferre Gods true woord, his honour and glory) if I haue vttred I saye my mynde vnto your Maiesty, then I shal thynke my self discharged. For it lyeth not in mee, but in your grace onely, to see the reformation of thynges that be amysse. To priuate subiectes it appertaineth not to reforme thinges, but quietly to suffer that they cannot amende: yet neuertheles to shew your Maiesty my mynde in thynges appertaining vnto God, me thynke it my duty, knowing that I do, and considering the place which in tymes past I haue occupyed: yet wyll I not presume thereunto, wythoute your graces pleasure fyrst knowen, and your licence obtayned, whereof I most humbly, prostrate to the ground, do beseche your Maiesty. And I shal not cesse dayly to pray to almighty God for the good preseruation of your maiesty from al enemies, bodely and ghostly, and for the encrease of all gooodnes heauenlye and earthly, duryng my lyfe, as I do and wyll do, what so euer come of me.

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And thus much concerning hys letter sent to the Quene: now to returne to the storyof the examination agayne.

They obiected to him also that he was maried, which he confessed, whereupon Doctor Martine said that his children were bondmē to the sea of Canterbury: at whose saying my Lorde smiled, and asked him if a priest at his benefice kepte a concubine, and hadde by her bastardes, whether they were bondmen to the benefice or no, saing I trust you wil make my childrens causes no worse.

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After this doctor Martin demaunded of him who was supreme head of the church of England. MarginaliaBecause there was offense taken at thys woord Supreme head it was declared in the Queenes style to bee Supreme Gouernor. Mary quod my Lorde of Canterburye, Christ is head of this member as he is of the whole body of the vnuiersall churche. Why, quod doctor Martine, you made King Henry the eight supreme head of the churche. Yea, said my Lord, of all the people of Englande,

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aswell Ecclesiasticall as Temporal. And not of the churche, saide Martine? no, said my L. for Christ is only head of his churche, and of the faith and religion of the same. The kyng is head and gouernour of his people, which are the visible churche. What (quod Martin) you neuer durst tell the Kinge so. yes, that I durst (quod he) & did, & in the publicatiō of his stile, wherein he was named supreame heade of the churche, there was neuer other thinge ment. A nomber of other fond & folish obiections were made, which being of no purpose it was not thought good to trouble þe reader with thē. The articles of religiō touching the sacrament, denieng Transubstantiation, the sacrifice of the masse, the real presence of christes naturall body vnder the bread and wine he confessed to bee true, and affirmed as hee taught in his bokes. Whē they had receiued hys answer to al their obiections, wherein euery thyng fel out much to the testimonye of his innocencye, wyth great commendation and admiration of hys integritye of lyfe and vprightnes in al hys doinges, they cited hym to appeare at Rome wythin. 80. dayes, to make there hys personal answers, whych he sayd, if the kyng and Queene woulde sende hym, he would be content to do, and so thēce was caried to pryson agayne, where he continually remayned. notwithstandyng that he was commaunded to appeare at Rome.

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MarginaliaA poynt to be noted in the craftye practise of romysh hypocrites.Wherin gentle Reader, if thou hast eyes to se, thou maiest easely perceiue the crafty practise of these Prelates, and the visored face of their iustice, as thoughe the courte of Rome would condemne no man, before he answered for hym selfe, as al law and equity requireth. But the verye same instant tyme, the stynckyng holynes of the vnholy father, contrarye to all reason and iustice sent hys letters executorye vnto the Kyng and Queene to degrade and depriue hym of hys dignitye, which thyng he dyd not onely before the. 80. dayes were ended, but before there were. 20. spent. Farthermore, whereas the sayd Archbishop was fast deteyned in moste greuous and strayght pryson, so that he coulde not appeare (as was notorious both in Englande, & also in the Romish court) and therefore hee had a lawful and most iust excuse of hys absence, by al lawes, both popish and other: yet in the ende of the sayde. 80. dayes was that worthye martyr decreed Contumax, that is, sturdely, frowardlye, and wylfullye absent. And in payne of the same his absence, condemned, and so in fyne most cruellye martyred, euen by the ministery of them, for whose soules safgard, he put hym selfe to that hasard, and gaue hys lyfe.

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