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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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lye to thy almighty name. O euerlasting God, graces and thanks, of whom alone I receiued freelye the gifte to stande to the same vnto this day. My strength do I ascribe to thee O God. for thou art my defense. Wherefore euen now also I besech thee likewise, O heauenly father, for thine infinite mercy aud faithfulnes, make perfect my waies in thy pathes, that my going slide not, but that now I maye depart hence & ende my course in thy peace. Poure downe the pefect gift of patience vpon me o heauenly father, which art the God of all humility and pacience, euen as thou knowest now o Lord to be most expedient for me: for in to thy merciful defense I commēd my whole spirit, soule, and body, desiring only thy goodnes to direct and guide al my whole thought and minde, so long as there remaineth any maner of life or breath within me, according to thy heauenly will and pleasure. And now o good Lord, to do al that lieth in me I lift vp my hart, minde and hands into thy heauenly throne of grace, crieng, and calling vnto thee for helpe, in this my distresse and extreme trouble, as thou o Lord hast commaunded me to doo: O nowe moste mercifull Lord, according to thy most faithfull and Louing promise made therin, let thy great power & exceding vertue be made perfect throughe mine infirmity and weakenes, that I may this daye moste quietly, mekely and stedfastly suffer death, and with a constant & perfect faith gyue a strong witnes to the world, euen as my christen brethrē haue don before me for thy words sake, and for the most true and infallible testimony of thy deare sonne Iesus Christ. O thou mighty God that madest heauen and earth, the sea and all that therein is, of nothing: O thou mighty God that safely leddest the children of Israell thy people throughe the middest of the red sea, as it had bene a most drie land. Thou most mighty god that diddest send thine Angel before them to vanquish the great and terrible giauntes. O thou that diddest most gloriously deliuer that three children out of the whot burning ouē. Thou that stoppedst the mouthes of the cruel and ramping lions, and wonderously deliueredst thy true seruaunt Daniel being cast into the middest of them. Thou that alwayes triest the people through the fire of affliction, euen as the pure gold is tried in the furnes that they may be found laudable in thy syght, and yet of thy goodnes O Lord wilt not suffer them to be tryed aboue their strength, but euen in the middest of their temptatiō O lord, according to thy very faithfulnes makest a way that they may be able to bear it. For ther is nothing wonderful vnto the. For thou o lord which diddest strengthen the first martyr s. Steuen, being stoned to deathe, for the true cōnfession of thy sonne Christ, thou most righteous God, which art rich in compassion & mercy towards al mē that faithfully cal vpon thee: Thou most gracious God, God I say, that from the beginnyng alwaies strēgthnedst thy Prophetes, & al other thy faithful seruaunts that euer haue suffred before, for thy names sake: Now lykewise vouch safe o lord I besech þe to extēd thine accustomed goodnes & mercye in comforting me thy poore seruant: regard thy truth, & defend thine owne rightful cause O lord, that thy sonne christ may be magnified in my mortal & corruptible body O God, I put no trust at all in my selfe, but in

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thee alone, which mightely raisest the deade to lyfe, to the declaring & setting forth of thyne incorruptible & euerlasting glory, to the cōmodity of thys congregation, & to theyr euerlasting cōfort in Christ. For in Christ & by christ alone which is the author & finisher of our faythe I now geue vnto thee, as most worthy, O heauēly father, al the whole praise, honor & glory for euermore, and world without end, in al thinges praysing thy holy name: & to this let all people with one voice & godly consent together, onely for the loue of thee & thy truthes sake, say Amen. Now heauēly father, glorify thine own name. I remember what our sauiour Christ sayth in the Gospel, to the comfort of al his true & faithful seruauntes: ye are they which haue bydden with me in my temptation, and I appoint vnto you a kingdome, as my father hath appoynted to me, that ye may bide with me, and eate & drink at my table in my kyngdom. Enter in at the straight gate: for wyde is the gate, & broade is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be that go in therat: but straight is the gate, and narrow is the way whych leadeth to lyfe, and few there be that fynde it. What dothe it profit a man, if he wyn al the whole world & lose his own soule? Be ye ready. For the sonne of man wil come in such an houre as you think not. Through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdome of God. Who soeuer denyeth me before men, him wyll I denye before my father which is in heauen. He that fyndeth hys lyfe, shal lose it, and he that loseth hys lyfe for my sake, shal fynde it. Euery one that forsaketh house or lande, brother or syster, father or mother, wyfe or chyldren, for my names sake, shal receiue an hundreth fold, and shal inherite euerlastyng lyfe. I say with the godly man Eleasar, that thou O God, which hast the whole knowledge, knowest openly, that where as I might bee deliuered from deathe, I suffer these sore paynes of my body, but in my mynd I am wel contented to suffer them, because I feare the, and as for me, like as my brethren haue dō I offer my body for thy truth sake, calling vpon God that he wil sone be mercifull vnto his people, yea and by shewing forth his almighty power maye make the aduersaries to knowe that he only is to be feared aboue all the rulers of the earth: it is better to suffer affliction as children of God, then to enioye the pleasure of synne for a whyle. It was sayde vnto thee of them that wer vnder the aulter, & were kylled for the word of God, that they should rest from theyr labours, for a lytle tyme or season, vntyll the number of their fellowes & brethren which shoulde be kylled as they were, were fulfylled. Blessed are the dead which dye hereafter in the lord, Amē. So saith the spirit, that they rest frō their labors. It is a sure saieng, if we be dead wt Christ, we shal also lyue wyth hym: if wee suffer with hym, we shal also raygne wyth hym: if we deny hym, he shall also deny vs. I am sure that my Redemer lyueth, and I shalbe clothed agayne wyth this skynne, and see God in my fleshe, yea I my selfe shal behold him, not with other eyes, but with these same eyes. And I beleue verelye to see the goodnes of the Lorde in the lande of the lyuing. Lorde Iesu receiue my spirite. Lord lay not this synne to their charge. My soule is ioyfull in the Lord, and I reioyce in hys helpe. So be it.

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