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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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1628 [1547]

vs, and followe the sute so earnestly, that they scarce geue vs any respyte of delay. And I assure ye, albeit this case of it selfe be suche, as that euen the vnworthinesse of those persones though there were no further cause, oughte to induce vs to the doing therof, much the rather moued with these so wholsome petitions, it is mete and cōuenient we should graunt it. For howsoeuer we of our selues are enclined to mercy in our hartes, then the whiche we proteste there is nothing vnder the sunne to vs more dere & acceptable, yet notwithstanding, the very lawe ryseth vp to reuengement, so that the common saluation of you all, whiche the law proudeth for, must be preferred before the priuate charitie of our myndes. And it is not to be committed, that being scarce yet escaped out of the shipwracke of our former faulte and calamitie, we should suffer this vnexpiable mischiefe, to disquiet any lenger the cōsciences of the weake. Moreouer it is but reason that we should doe somewhat at so earnest entreataunce and sute of the Vniuersitie. It nedeth not speake muche of our selues. For if we had been desirous to enterpryse this matter, it had been lawfull after the first Citation, to haue proceded to iudgement: but for because we were willing þt their defendours should be heard, and that the matter should be heard, and that the matter shoulde be tried by lawe, we sent out the second processe. If we had desyred reuengement, we might haue shewed crueltie vpon them that are aliue: of the which, alas the more pitie, there ar to many that embrace this doctrine. If we thirsted for bloude, it was not to be sought in withered carcasses and drie bones. Therfore ye may well perceiue, it was no part of our willes that we nowe came hether, but partly induced at thentreatance of thuniuersitie, partly moued with thunworthines of the case it selfe, but inespecially for the care & regarde we haue of your health and saluation, the whiche we couet by all meanes to preserue whole and sound. For you your selues are the cause of this businesse: you gaue occasiō of this confession, among whome this daye ought to be a notable example to remayne as a memoriall to them þt shall come after: as in the which ye may learne, not onely to shake of the filthe whiche ye haue taken of these persones, but al so to beware hereafter, that ye fall no more so shamefully as ye haue done: but I truste God wyll defende you, and geue ye mindes to kepe your selues from it. As concerning thē, whose case nowe hangeth in lawe, they bare aboute the name of the Gospell, where as in dede they wrought nothing els than theuery and deceit. And so much the wickeder were they, in that they sought to couer so shamefull actes, with the cloke of so fayre and holy a name. Wherfore it is not to be doubted but that God wyll

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punishe this despight of it selfe wicked, to you pernicious, by thautours therof shameful and abominable. But if god, as he is slow to wrath and vengeaunce, wil wynke at it for a time, yet notwithstanding, if we vpō whom the charge of the Lordes flocke leaneth, should permit so execrable crimes escape vnpunished, we should not lyue in quiet one houre.

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MarginaliaThe condēnation of Bucer and Phagius.When he had thus spoken he recited the sentence out of scroll, and condemned Bucer & Phagius of heresie: 

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The sentence condemning Bucer and Fagius was added in the 1570 edition; it was taken from the official records of the visitation.

he commaunded their bodies to be digged out of their graues, and being disgraded from holy orders, deliuered them in to the handes of the secular power. For it was not lawful for such innocent persones as they were, abhorring from all bloudshed, and detesting all desire of murder, to put anye man to death. MarginaliaThunthākfulnes of the Vniuersitie.O vnworthy and abhominable acte, 
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The following tirade was dropped from the 1570 edition; it is an interesting example of Foxe removing some of the inflammatory passages in the Historia vera andin Golding's translation of it.

for which thuniuersitie shal neuer be able to make satisfaction. How vnworthy a thing was it, to do all the spyght that myght be to him beynge dead, to whom being aliue, she exhibited al thonour and reuerence she could deuise? How vntollerable a thing was it to detest and abhorre him as a wicked deceiuer and leader out of the right way, being dead, whome in his life time she had followed and reuerenced with al humilitie and obeysaunce, as her maister and chiefe guide of her life? What a monstrous thynge is is not to spare him when he was dead? who during his life being aged and always sickely, yet neuer spared him self, to thentent he might profite them? Nothing greued him more, all the time he laye sicke and bedred, than that he was vnprofitable both to thē and to the church of God: and yet when he was deceased, he neither founde obedience among his disciples, nor buriall among Christen men. If manhode and reason could not haue obteined so much at our hands, as to spare his memorial, or to reuerēce his ashes, yet nature and the common lawe of all nations, by the whiche vpon promise made by the body of the realme he came hether, ought to haue withheld this so great crueltie and extreame barbarousnes or sauagenes from his bones. Notwithstanding this infamie of thuniuersitie so openly gotten, Andrewe Perne the Vicechauncellonr with his slaunderous talke more encreased. For after that Scot had pronounced the sentence, MarginaliaPernes sermō against Bucer,he made a sermon before the people, taking that place of the. 132. Psalme, Behold, how good and pleasāt a thing it is. &c. for his theme to entreate vpon: where beginning with the commendation of concord and of the mutuall knytting together of the myndes, he alledged that it was not possible to holde together, onles the concorde were deriued out of the head, the whiche he made to be the Byshop of Rome, and that it also rested in the same.

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