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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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He sayd that these men and al the heretiques of oure time that were of the same opiniō (the which for the most parte he sayd had budded out of Germany) among other thinges which they had perniciously put into mens heads, taught to cast away al ceremonies. Wheras notwithstanding thappostle hym selfe commaunded al thinges to be done in due order. And vpon þe dede of the blessed virgin & Ioseph which was don by thē as vpon þt day, it was manifestly apparant, that they with our sauiour being then a litle babe, obserued these rites and Ceremonies, for catholike men to teach. For he sayd that they came to the temple the same time with waxe candels in their handes, after the maner of procession (as they terme it) in good order, with much reuerence and deuotion: and yet we were not ashamed to laugh and mocke at these thinges with the heretickes, and Schismatikes. As he was telling his tale of Christ, Mary, and Ioseph, one of them that heard hym, a pleasante and mery conceyted fellow, turninge hym selfe to hym that stode next him, and if it be true (quod he) that this mā preacheth, which of them I pray you (if a man might be so bolde to spurre hym that question) bare the Crosse before the residew? For that might not be missing in suche solemne ceremonies. Not onely this man iested at the preachers folly, but diuers other also laughed at his manifest vnshamfastnes, in preaching these so vayne and foolish superstitions. While he was thus talking to his audience, Ihon Christophorson elected byshop of Chichester, MarginaliaThe soden swoūd of Christoferson.being striken with a sodayne sicknesse fell downe in a sound among the prease, 

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I.e., Christopherson fainted in the crowd.

and with much a do, being scarce able a good while to come to him again, in the mean time babled manye thinges vnaduisedly, and as though he had ben out of his wittes. Some thought it came vpon this occasion, that bicause he had bene greatly accused before the Commissioners for mispendinge and misordring the goods of the college, he was so greued with the matter, inasmuch as hee knewe they were displeased with hym, by that that Ormanet had cancelled before his face a lease of his, by the which he had let to ferme to hys brother in lawe a certain manor of that College, because the couenaunts semed vnreasonable. By this tyme was retourned agayne the Pursiuant, who (as wee told you before) was sente to London a fewe dayes before with the commissioners letters, and brought with him a warraunt for the burning of these men. Vpon the receyte wherof they appointed the. vi. day of February for thaccomplishment of the matter. For it had hanged already a great while in hand. Therefore when the sayd daye was come, the Commissioners sent for the Vicechauncellour, demaunding of him

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in what case thinges stode, whether all things were in a readinesse, for thaccomplyshmente, of this businesse or no? Vnderstanding by him that al thinges were ready, they commaunded the matter to be brought out of hand. The Vicechauncellor therfore taking with him Marshal the cōmon Notary, went strait to Saynt Michaels church, where we shewed you that Phagius was buryed. There he called forth Andrew Smith, Henry Sawyer, and Henry Adams men of the same parishe, and bounde them with an othe to digge vp Phagius bones, and to bringe them to the place of execution. MarginaliaThe takåg vp of Bucer & Phagius.Marshal toke theyr othes, receiuing the like of Roger Smith, and William Hasell, the Towne sergeantes, and of Iohn Capper, warden of the same church, for doing the like with Bucer. Smith the Maior of the towne which should be ther executioner (for it was not lawful for thē to entermedle in cases of bloud) 

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Clerics were not allowed to carry out corporal punishments for heresy themselves; that had to be delegated to the secular authorities, even if the punishments were being inflicted on dead bodies.

commaunded certaine of his townesmen to waite vpon him in harnesse, by whom the dead bodyes were garded, and being bound with ropes, and layde vpon mens shoulders (for they were enclosed in chestes, Bucer in the same that he was buryed, and Phagius in a newe) were borne into the middest of the market stede with a great trayne of people folowing them.

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MarginaliaThe burning of Bucer & Phagius.This place was prepared before, and a great poste was set fast in the ground to bynde the carcasses to, and a great heape of woode was layde ready to burne them withal. Whē they came thyther, the chestes were set vp on end, with the dead bodies in them, aud fastened on both sydes with stakes, and bound to the post with a long yron chayne, as if they had bene alyue. Fyre beyng forthwith put to, as soone as it beganne to flame rounde about, a great sorte of bookes that were condemned wyth them, were cast into the same.

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MarginaliaThe talke of the contrey folke of the burning of Bucer & Phagius.There was that daye gathered into the towne, a great multitude of countryfolk (for it was market daye) who seing men borne to execution, and learning by enquirie that they weare dead before, partly detested and abhorred thextreme cruelty of the Commissioners towarde the rotten carcasses, and partlye laughed at theyr folly in making such preparature. For what nedeth any weapon (sayde they) as though they were afrayde that the dead bodies which felte them not, would do them some harme? Or to what purpose serueth that chaine wherwith they are tyed, sythens they might be burnte lose without peril? for it was not to be feared that they woulde runne away.

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Thus euery body that stoode by, founde fault with þe cruelnes of the dede, either sharply or els lightlye, as euery mans minde gaue him. There were very few (& those not of the

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