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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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mere inuentions of idle brained Popes, brought into the church of their imaginations, without commaundement or ensample either of Christe, or of his Apostles. And there is not one word in the Bible that truely alleged, mainteineth them nor any Doctor of antiquitie before S. Austens daies, as it hath ben diuers tymes sufficientlye proued before al the whole parliament and conuocation of this realm. Yet these being mere traditions of Bishops, are set out for goddes commaundementes: and the Quenes authority (geuen to her of God to maintaine his word) must be abused to put downe Goddes word: and you righte honorable Iustices and kepers of lawes and ryghteousnes are also abused and made the Bishops apparitours, to set forth such Romish trash, as is to Christes dishonour, & against the supreme authoritye of the regall estate of thys Realme. And we poore subiectes, for speakyng of that which is truth, and our bounden allegiance, are daily punished, rayled vpon, and noted for sedicious, and not the Quenes frendes.

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But God (who is blessed for euer) knoweth that they slaunder vs, and pull the thorne oute of their owne foote, and putte it in ours. For the searcher of heartes knoweth, that we beare a faithfull and true heart vnto her grace, and vnto all her procedinges, that are not agaynst god and his holy word. And we daily pray vnto the heauenly father, to lightē her graces royal hart with the glorious light of his Gospel, that she may establish and confirme that religion, that her graces brother, our most deare king did set out amongst vs: and so gouerning & ruling this her realme in the feare and true way of god, she may long liue, and with prosperity, peace & honour raigne ouer vs.

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But we cannot thinke those menne to seke either Gods honour, or her graces prosperity, or wealth of the realme, that take from her graces faithful subiectes Gods worde, whiche only is the roote of al loue and faithful obedience vnto her grace, and of al honesty, good life and vertuous concord among her commons. And thys we feare, least the roote being taken awaye, the braunches wil soone wither and be fruitles. And whan the Philistines haue stopped vp the welspring, the fayre streames that should flow, shall soone be dried vp. All our watchmen, oure true preachers haue taught vs, that as longe as we reteyned Gods worde, we should haue God our gracious merciful father: but if we refused and cast of the Lordes yoke of his doctrine, then shal we looke for the Lordes wrathe and seuere visitation to plage vs, as he dyd the Iewes for the like offēses. And Paul saith: god gaue to thē the spirit of vnquietnes or vprore, eyes wherewith they should not se, & eares wherwith they shold not hear vntil this day. And Dauid saide: let their table be made a snare to take thē withall, a trap to catche them, and a stumbling block to fall at. Let theyr eyes be blinde, that they see not, and bowe thou down theyr backs alwaies. O mercifull god, al this is now come vpon vs, and daylye more and more encreaseth, and we feare at laste it wyll so bowe downe our backs, that we shall vtterly be destroyed. The troublesome spirite of vprores and vnquietnes, dayelye troubleth mennes heartes, and woorketh such vnquietnesse in all places, that no manne that loueth quietnesse, can tel wher to place him selfe. Menne haue eyes and see not, howe gre-

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uous offense it is, to caste of the yoke of goddes doctrine and to bear the heauy burthen that vnfaythful Hipocrites laye vppon vs. We haue eares and heare not the warnynge of Goddes woorde, calling vs to true repentaunce, nor his threates agaynst our impietie. Our most swete table of Christes woorde, and most holye communion, is taken away, and turned to a most perilous snare through the brawlyng disputatiōs of men. And as the Idoll of abhomination, betokened fynall subuersion vnto the Iewish nation: so, we feare, this settyng asyde of the Gospell and holy communion of Christ, and the placyng in of Romish religion betokeneth desolation to be at hand of this noble Realme of Englande.

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For the plagues of hunger, pestilence, and sweorde cannot long tarye: but except we repēt and turne agayne to the Lorde, our backs shall be so bowed, that the lyke horryble plages were neuer seen. And no maruayle: for the like offēse was neuer committed, to reiecte and caste of Christ and his woorde, and in plaine Englishe to saye: we wyll not haue hym to reigne ouer vs. O Lorde, howe terrible is it that followeth in the Gospel? Those mine enemies that would not haue me to reigne ouer them, bring them hither, and slay them before me. GOD be mercyfull vnto vs, and moue the Quenes Maiesties heart, and the heartes of her honourable Counsayle, and your heartes (ryght honorable Commissioners) to wey these daungers, in due time, and to call Goddes worde vnto your counsayl, and then you shall see, how it agreeth with this Bishoplike commaundemēt: and to be as ware to auoyde the contempt of the eternal God and daungers of the same, as you are prudente and wyse in matters of this worlde: least if the almighty be contemned, he stretch forth his arme, whiche no man can turne, and kindle his wrath that no man can quench.

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We haue humbly opened vnto you oure consciences, doutlesse sore wounded and greued by this commaundement: and we mekely pray and beseche the Quenes Maiestye, for the precyous death and bloudshed of Iesus Christ our sauior to haue mercy & pity vpon vs her graces poore commons, faithfull and true subiectes, mēbers of the same body polityke, whereof her grace is supreme head. Al our bodes, goodes, landes, & liues are ready to do her grace faithfull, obediēt, and true seruice, in all commaundementes that are not agaynst God and his worde: but in these thynges that import a denyall of Christe, and refusall of his woorde and holye communion, we cannot consent not agree vnto it. For wee haue bounde oure selues in baptysme to be chrystes dysciples, and to kepe hys holy worde and ordinaunces. And if we denye him before men, he wyll deny vs before his heauenly father and his holy Angels in the day of iudgement: whiche we trust her benygne grace wyll not require of vs.

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And we humbly beseche that we be not enforced vnto it, but as we serue her grace wyth body and goodes and due obedience accordyng to Gods commaundement: so we may bee permitted freely to serue God and Christ our sauiour, & kepe vnto him our soules, which he hath with his precious bloud redemed: that so (as christ teacheth) we maye render to Cesar that is due to Cesar, and to god that is due to god.

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