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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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in brynging him to his graue, and the next day after by the industry of euery man that was endued with any knowledge in the Greke or Latine tounges: of the which, there was no man man, but that set vp some Verses, as wytnesses of his iust and vnfayned sorrow, vpon the walles of the church. That nether at that time any reuerence or duty which is due to the dead departing out of this life, was thē ouerslipped or now remaineth vndone that maye seeme to pertayne, eyther to the celebratinge of the memoriall of so holy or famous a person, or to the consecratyng of hym to euerlastyng memory. We at that tyme saw with our eyes this Vniuersity flourishing by his institutiōs: the loue of sincere religion not onely engendred, but al so confirmed and strengthned through his continual and dayly preachyng. In so muche that at such tyme as he was sodaynlye taken from vs, there was scarce any man that for sorrowe could finde in hys hart to beare wyth the present state of thys lyfe, but that either he wished with al his hart to depart out of this life with Bucer into another, & by dying to follow him into immortality, or els endeuored by hym selfe with weping and sighing to call hym agayne, being dispatched of al troubles into the prison of this bodye, out of the whyche he is escaped, least he should leaue vs as it were standyng in battel ray wythout a Captayne, and hee hym selfe as one casshed depart with his wages, or as one discharged out of the campe, withdraw hym selfe to the euerlasting quietnes and tranquillity of the soule. Therefore al men euidentlye declared at that tyme, both howe sore they tooke his death to hart, and also, how hardlye they coulde awaye with the misture of suche a man. As long as the ardent loue of his religiō (wherewyth we were inflamed) flourished, it wrought in our hartes an incredible desyre of hys presence amonge vs. But after the tyme that the vngodlye man ceased to be anye more in our syght, and in our eyes, that ardent and burning loue of religion by litle and lytle waxed colde in our myndes, and accordinge to the tymes that came after (which were both miserable and to our vtter vndoing) it began not by lytle and lytle to be darkened, but it altogether vanished away, and turned into nothing. For we fel agayne into the troublesomnesse of the popysh doctrine: the olde rites & customes of the Romysh churche were restored agayne, not to the garnishmēt & beutifying of the christen religion (as they surmised) but to the vtter defacing, violating, & defiling of the same. Death was set before the eyes of suche as perseuered in the Christen doctrine, that they had learned before. They wer banished the realme that could not apply them selues to the tyme, and do as other men dyd: suche as remayned, wer enforced either to dissēble, or to hide them selues and creepe into corners, or els by drinking as it wer of the charmed cup of Circes, to be turned & altred, not onely frō the nature of man into the nature of brute beastes, but (that far worse, & much more monstrous is) frō the likenes of God & his Angels, into the likenes of diuels. And al England was infected with this malady. But I would to god the corruption of those times whiche ouerwhelmed al the whole realme, had not at least wise yet pearced euery part & mēber thereof. Of the which ther was not one but that (besides the grefe that it

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felt, with the residue of the body, by reason of the sicknes & contagion spred into the whole) had some sorrow and calamity peculiarly by it selfe. And to omit the rest (of the whiche to entreate, thys place is not appoynted, nor the tyme requireth ought to be spoken) this dwelling place of the Muses (which we cal the Vniuersitye) maye be a sufficient witnes, what we maye iudge of all the rest of the bodye. For certes my brethren, the thing is not to be dissembled that cannot bee hydden. Wee applyinge our selues to those moste fylthye tymes, haue most shamefully yelded lyke faint harted Cowardes, whyche had not the stomackes to sustayne the aduersities of pouertye, banishment and death. Which in our lyuing and conuersation kept neyther the constancy taught vs by Philosophy, nor yet the patience taught vs by holy scripture, whych haue done all thinges at the commaundement of others. And therefore that whyche the Poete (althoughe in another sense) hath trimly spoken, may wel be thought to haue bene truely prophecied vpon vs.

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The times and seasons chaunged be:
And chaunged in the same are we.

Diuers of them that were of a pure and sincere iudgemente as concerninge religion, being driuen from hence and distroubled, the rest that remayned tasted and felte of the inhumanity of them in whose handes the authority of doing thinges here consisted: Although to saye the truth, I haue vsed a gentler terme then behoued. For it is not to be accompted inhumanity, but rather immanitie and beastly cruelty, the which, when they had spente all kindes of tormentes and punishements vpon the quick when they had cruelly taken from such as constantly perseuered, life, from others riches, honours, & al hope of promotion, yet they could not be so satisfied, but that incensed and stirred with a greater fury, it began to outrage euen against the dead. Therefore where as in euerye singular place was executed a singular kynde of cruelty, insomuche that there was no kinde of cruelnes that coulde be deuised, but it was put in vre in one place or other, thys was proper and peculiar to Cambridge to exercise the crueltye vpon the dead, which in other places was extended but to the quicke. Oxford burnt vp the right reuerend fathers Cranmer, Ridley, and Latimer, the noble witnesses of the clere light of the Gospell, Moreouer at London perished these two lanternes of light, Rogers and Bradford: In whom it is hard to say whether there were more force of eloquence and vtteraunce in preaching, or more holynes of life and conuersation. Many other without number bothe here and in other places were consumed to ashes for bearinge recorde of the truthe. For what City is there that hath not flamed, I saye not with burning of houses and buyldinges, but with burning of holy bodies? But Cambridge, after ther wer no more left a liue vpō whō they might spue out their bitter poison, played the madde bedlem againste the dead. The ded men, whose liuing no man was able to finde faulte with, whose doctrin no mā was able to reproue, were by false & slaunderous accusers indited contrary to the lawes of God and man sued in the lawe, condemned, their sepulchres violated and broken vp, theyr carcasses pulled out and burnt with fier.

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