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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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calleth vpon God almighty to punish vs, and crieth, that not onely thautoures of so greate a wickednesse, but also the ministers therof are vnpure, the places defiled in whiche these thinges wer perpetrated, thaire infected which we take into our bodyes, to thentent that by sundry diseases and sickenesses we may receyue punishmēt for so execrable wickednesse. Loke well about ye (my dere brethren) and consider with you selues the euylles that are paste: and ye shall see howe they toke theyr beginning at Bucers death, following one in anothers neck euen vnto this day. Fyrst and formost whē we were euen in the chiefest of our mourning, and scarcely yet recomforted of our sorow for hys death, the sweating sickenesse lighted vpon vs, the which passed swiftlye through all England and as it were in hast dyspatched an innumerable company of men: Secondly, thuntimely death of our most noble king Edward the sixth (whose life in vertue surmoūted thopinion of al men, and seemed worth of immortality) happened contrary to mennes expectacion in that age, in which vnlesse violence be vsed, few do dye. The conuersion of religion, or rather the euersion and turning therof into papistry. The incursion and domination of straungers, vnder whose yoke our neckes were almoste subdued. The importunate cruelty of the Byshoppes agaynst the Christians, which executed that wickednes, for makinge satisfaction wherof, we are gathered together this daye. These are the thinges that ensued after hys death: but after his burning ensewed yet greuouser thinges. Namely newe kinde of plagues, and contagious dyseases. vnknowen to the very Phisitiās, wherby either euery mans health was appayred, or els they were brought to theyr graues, or els very hardly recouered: bloudye battels wythout victory, whereof the profite redounded to the enemy, and to vs the slaughter with greate losse. The which things do euidently declare, that God is tourned frō vs, and angry with vs, and that he geueth no eare to our prayers, and that he is not moued with our cries and sighes, but that he loketh, that this our meting and assembly should bee to this ende, that forasmuch as we haue violated theyr coarses, we should do them righte agayne: so that the memoriall of these moste holy men, may be commended to posterity vnhurted and vndiffamed. Wherfore amende yet at length (my brethren) which hitherto by reason of the variablenesse and vnconstancy of the times, haue bene wauering and vnstedfast in your hartes: shewe your selfes chearful and forwarde in making satisfaction for thiniury you haue done to the dead, whom with so greate wickednesse of late ye endomaged and defiled: not by sensing thē with the perfumes of those odours and spices now worne out of vre, and put to flight, but with a true and unfained repentaunce of the hart, and with praier: to thentente that the heauenly Godhead, prouoked by our doinges to be our enemy, maye be our humble submission be entreated to be fauourable and agreable to al our other requestes.

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When Acworth had made an end of his Oration, MarginaliaThe sermō of D. Iames Pylkynton.M. Iames Pilkinton the Queenes reader of the diuinitye lecture, going vp into the pulpit, made a sermon vpō the. Cxi. Psalm the beginning whereof is. Blessed is the man

that feareth the Lorde. &c.

Where intending to proue that the remembraunce of the iust man shal not pearish, and that Bucer is blessed, and that the vngodlye shall freat at the sight thereof, but yet that al their attemptes shall be to no purpose, to the entent thys sayinge maye be verified: I will curse your blessinges, & blesse your cursings, he tooke his beginning of hys owne person, that albeit he were bothe ready and willinge to take that matter in hande, partlye for the worthynesse of the matter it selfe, and inespecially for certaine singular vertues, of those persons, for whom that congregatiō was called, yet notwithstandinge he sayd he was nothing meete to take that charge vpon hym.

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For it were more reason that he which before had don Bucer wrōg, should now make hym amendes for the displeasure. As for hys owne parte, he was so farre from working any euil against Bucer, either in word or dede that for their singular knowledge almost in all kind of learning, he embraced bothe hym and Phagius wyth all his harte. But yet he somwhat more fauored Bucer, as with whō he had more familiarity and acquaintaunce. In consideration whereof, although that it was scarce conuenient, that he at that tyme should speake, yet notwithstandinge he was contented for frendshippe and courtesy sake, not to fayle them in this their busines. Hauinge made this preface, he entered into the pith of the matter, wherein he blamed greatlye that barbarous crueltye of the Courte of Rome, so fiercely extēded against the ded. He said it was a more heinous matter then was to be born with, to haue shewed such extreme cruelnes to them that were aliue: but for any man to misbehaue him selfe in suche wise toward the deade, was suche a thinge as had not lightly bene hard of. Sauing that he affirmed this custome of excommunicating and cursinge of dead folke, to haue come first frō Rome, For Euagrius reporteth in his writinges, that Eutichius was of the same opinion, induced by the example of Iosias, who slewe the priestes of Baall, and burnt vp the bones of them that wer dead, euen vpon the altars. Where as, before the tyme of Eutichius thys kinde of punishemente was welnere vnknowen, neither afterward vsurped of any man (that euer he heard of) vntil a nine hundred yeares after Christ. In the latter times (the which how much the further they were from that golden age of the Apostles, so much the more they were corrupted) this kinde of cruelnesse beganne to creepe further. For it is manifestlye knowen, that Stephen the sixth pope of Rome, digged vp Formosus, his last predecessour in that sea, and spoiling hym of hys Popes apparayle, buried hym agayne in laye mans apparayle (as they call it) hauing first cut of and throwen into Tyber his two fingers, with which, according to their accustomed maner, he was wont to blesse and consecrate. The which his vnspeakable tiranny

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