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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.
A fruitfull letter written by the author aboue sayd, to certen women going beyond the seas, full of godly instructions and lessōs of christien life. 
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This letter was printed, with Careless's letters, in 1563, p. 1538. It was reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 234-36.

THe spirite of truth reuealed vnto you my dearlye beloued, by the gospel of oure Sauioure Iesus Christ, be continualy adbydinge with you, and augmented into a perfect buildinge of you into the lyuelye temple of God, through the mightye operation of his power, Amen. I reade in the Euangelistes of certaine godlye women that continually ministred vnto Christ, folowing him in the daies of his passion and neuer forsoke him, but being dead in his graue, brought oyle to anointe hym, vntyll that he had shewed him selfe vnto them after his resurrection, and bidden them shewe vnto his disciples, which at his passion were dispersed, and telle them that he was risen, and that they shuld see him in Galile, to whom I maye iustly compare you, my louing sisters in christ who of late haue seene hym suffer in his members, and haue ministred to their necessity, annointing thē with the comfortable oile of your charitable assistance, euen to the death: & nowe since ye haue sene Christ to lyue in the ashes of them whom the tirauntes haue slayne, he willeth you to go a waye vpon iust occasion offered you, and to declare to oure dispersed brethren, and sisters, that he is risen and liueth in his elect members in England, and by deathe doth ouercom infidelity, and that they shal see hym in Galile, whyche is by forsakynge thys world, and by a faythful desyre to passe oute of this world by those wayes which he with hys holy martyrs hath gone on before. God therefore entyer systers, direct your way, as he dyd Abraham and Tobias vnto a straunge lande. God geue you health both of bodye and soule, that ye may go from vertue to vertue, & grow from strength to strength, vntyl ye may se face to face the God of Sion in hys holy hyl, wyth the innumerable company of his blessed Martirs and Saintes. Let there be continual ascensions vnto heauen in your hartes. Let ther be no decrease of any vertue, which is alredy plāted in you. Be as the lyght of the iust, suche as Salomon sayth increaseth to the perfecte daye of the Lord. Let the strength of god be cōmended in your weake vessels, as it is. Be exāples of fayth and sobriety to al that ye shal come in company with al. Let your godly conuersatiō speak where your toung may not, in the Congregation. Be swift to heare & slow to speake, after the counsel of S. Iames. Be not curious about other mens doinges, but be occupied in prayer and continuall meditation, with reuerent talkyng of the word of God wythout cōtention amongest the saintes. Let your faythe shyne in a straunge country, as it hath done in your owne, that your father which is in heauē may be glorified by you to the end. Thys fare wel I send you, not as a thing nedeful, whych know already what your duty is, and be desyrous to perfourme the same, but as one that would haue you vnderstande that he is mindful of your godly cōuersation, wherof he hath had good experiēce, & therfore writeth this, to be as a perpetual memorial betwixt you and hym vntyl our meeting together before god, where we shal ioy that we haue here louyngly put one another in memory of our duty to performe it. Farewel agayne mine own bow-

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els in Christ, and take me with you where soeuer you go, and leaue your selues wyth mee, that in spirit we maye be present one wyth an other. Commende me to the whole Congregation of Christ, wylling them not to leaue their country without wytnes of the Gospell, after that we al be slayne, which al ready be stalled vp and appoynted to the slaughter, and in the meane season to praye earnestlye for our constancy, that Christ may be glorified in vs, and in them both by lyfe and deathe. Farewell in the Lord. Yours for euer Iohn Philpot.

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A nother letter of Iohn Careles sent to Mystres Cotton. 
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This letter was first printed in the 1563 edition and is reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 657-58 but it was not reprinted in subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments.

☞ The eurlasting peace of God in Iesus Christ, the eternal comfort of his most pure, holy, and mighty spirit, with the increase of faith in hys swete mercyes be with you my deare Sister, good maystres Cotton, to the full encrease of your ioy in Christe, now and euer. Amen.

MarginaliaA letter of I. Carles.AS from the very botome of my poore hart I wish vnto you health both of body and soule, my dere louing Sister in the lord: so wil I neuer cease prayyng vnto God for the same, according vnto my moste bounden duty. Howbeit of your body vpon condition, but of your soule without any condition, being wel assured that the Lord for hys deare sonnes sake wil perfectly graūt me the same, so farforth as shalbe most for your profyt. So that if the health of your bodye wyll stand with the wealth of your soule, I am sure I shal haue my petition graunted, for the health of the same. But if the syckenes of your bodye be for the healthe of your soule, as I am sure it is, then haue I also my desyre graunted, because I aske the same no further thē it maye stande with the other: but for the euerlasting health of your soule doo I hartelye pray without the additiō of any condition. for it is the lords good wil I shuld so do. Therfore I am sure my request is already graunted therein for hys sake, who hath redemed the same with his most precious bloude, yea in whom you were elected before the foundation of the worlde was layd. This is most true, and therfore let nothing perswade you to the contrary. Rest vpon thys rock, & be you sure the gates of hel shal not preuayle agaynste you. I know dere hart that you haue done much good to the poore for Iesus Christes sake: yet beware you do not put any trust or confidence in your good dedes, merits, or deseruings but only in Iesus christ, which hath geuen you him selfe wholye to be yours, with all hys holynes, righteousnes, iustification and redemptiō and al that euer he may. On the other syde he hath taken vpon himselfe al your synnes, myseryes, and infyrmitie, and hath made a ful satisfaction for them, wyth the sacrifice of hys owne bodye and bloud offered once for al. This I do know (my good syster) you do constantly confesse and beleue, as the godly fruits of your christian faith doth dayly testify. I trust to be a wytnes with you at the great day, that your faythe is vnfayned, and ful of godly charity. The lord encrease the same. I am cōstrained to make an end, ful sore against my wyl. My poore praiers shal supply that whych my pen doth lacke. The blessing of God be with you now and euer, Amen. your dayly Orator, Iohn Careles.

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A prayer to be sayde of euery true Christian. 
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This prayer was printed in the 1563 edition, but it was not reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs or in subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments.

Verely, verely I say vnto you, whatsoeuer ye shall aske the father in my name, he will geue it you. Iohn. 16.

MarginaliaA godly prayer.OH almighty euerlasting God, & most gracious deare louing father, I besech the for Iesus Christes sake, thy most deare and onely sonne, to haue mercy, pity, and compassion vpon me, most vile, wretched, and myserable synner, whose innumerable offenses both old and new be most horryble, greuous, & great, wher through I haue iustly deserued thy greuous wrath and euerlasting damnation. But

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