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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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1687 [166]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

Maister Pulleyne other wise called Smith. 

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See 1563, p. 1605.


Simond Harlestone 
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Harlstone was Matthew Parker's brother-in-law and an active protestant in Suffolk and in London (also see 1563, p. 1522).


And william, a Skotte. 
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This is probably William Whitehead, the former rector of St Katherine Coleman Street.

These. iii. where preachers in kinge Edwardes daies, and their most abiding is at Colchester in Essex, and most commenly they do lye at MarginaliaAfter this þe good woman of this house, who had succoured manye, was brought to the Bishoppes Colehouse.the kinges head in Colchester. And theis. ii. namely maister Pulleyne and the Skot, doth often trauell ouer to the Duches of Suffolke. For they were her chapleins, & what their doinges are ther I know not. And as for Simon Harlestone, his abyding is alwaye at a place in Essex called Dedam, a. iiii myles from Colchester, at one Harries house a Tucker, and he is a greate perswader of the people, and they do mightely buylde vpon his doctrine.

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MarginaliaBy this mean came the good man & good wife of this house in troble.If this or any other do resorte vnto London at the Alehouse in Cornewell, there will bee newes of them. for there is moch resort vnto that house.

When Iudasly this wicked priest had thus wrought his malice against þe people of god, within a while after, the storme beganne to a ryse against those poore persecuted William Munt and his company, 

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See 1563, pp. 1563-67; 1570, pp. 2156-59; 1576, pp. 1864-65 and 1583, pp. 1971-74.

whereby they were enforced to hide them selues from the heate thereof. And continuing so a litle space, at the last, MarginaliaMarch. 7. 1557.the seuenth day of March, Anno. 1557. being the first sonday in lent, & by. ii. of the clok in the morning one maister Edmund Tirrel (who came of þe house of that Tirrels which murdered king Edward the fifth and his brother) toke with him the Bailif of the hundred called William Simuel, dwelling in Colchester, and the two Constables of much Bentley afore sayd, named Ihon Baker and William Harries, with diuers other agreate number. And besetting the house of the sayd William Muntes rounde about, called to them at the length to open the dore, which beinge done maister Tirrel with a certen of his company, went into the chamber, where the said father Munt and his wife laye, willing them to rise. for (sayd he) ye must go with vs to Colchester Castel. Mother Munt hearing that, beinge very sicke, desired that her daughter mighte first fetch her some drinke. For she was (shee sayd) very yll at ease: then he gaue her leaue and bad her go. So her daughter, the fore named Rose Allyn, maide, toke a stone pot in one hand, and a candel in the other, and went to draw drinke for her mother: and as she cam backe agayn throughe the house, Tirrel met her, and willed her to geue her father and mother good counsell, and to aduertise them to be better catholicke people.

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Rose. Sir, they haue a better instructor then I. For the holy ghost doth teache thē I hope, which I trust will not suffer them to erre.

Tirrell. Why said maister Tirrel, art thou

stil in that mind, thou naughty houswife? mary it is time to looke vpon suche heretickes in dede.

Rose. Sir, with that which you call heresy, do I worship my Lord God, I tel you trouth.

Tirrel Then I perceiue you wil burne, gossyp, wyth the rest, for companies sake.

Rose. No sir, not for companies sake, but for my Christes sake, if so I be compelled, and I hope in his mercies, if he call me to it, he will enhable me to beare it.

Tirrell. So he tourning to his company, sayd: sirs this gossyp wil burne: do ye not thinke it? Mary syr quod one, proue her, and you shal se what she wyll do by and by. MarginaliaTirrel burneth Rose Allins hādThen that cruell Tirrell taking the candle from her, helde her wriest, and the burninge candell vnder her hand, so long til the very sinowes crackte in sonder. In which time of his tyranny he sayde often to her: why whore, wilte thou not crye? Thou younge whoore, wylte thou not crye? &c. Vnto which alwayes she auswered, that she had no cause, she thanked God, but rather to reioyse: he had, she sayd, more cause to wepe then shee, if he considered the matter wel. In the end, when the synnowes (as I sayd) brake that al the house hearde them, he then thruste her from him violently and sayde: ha stronge whore, thou shamles beast, thou beastly whore &c. with such lyke vile wordes. MarginaliaThe pacience of the faythfull.But shee quietly suffringe his rage for the tyme, at the last, sayd. Syr haue ye done what ye will do? And he sayd yea, and if thou thinke it bee not wel, then mend it.

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Rose. Mend it? nay, the Lord mend you, and giue you repentaūce, if it be his wil. And now if ye thinke it good, begyn at the fete, & burne to the head also. MarginaliaThe deuyll payeth the persecutors their wages.for he that set you a woorke, shall paye you your wages one daye I warrant you: and so she went and caried her Mother drinke as shee was commaunded. And after, they searching the house for more company, at the last founde one IohnThurstone and Margeret his wife there also, whom they caried with the rest to Colchester castel ymmediatly. And this sayd Rose Allin beinge prisoner, told a frend of hers this cruell acte of the said Tirrell, and shewing him the maner ther of, she said: MarginaliaShe reuenged not euil for euill.while my one hand (quod she) was a burning, I hauing a pot in my other hand, might haue laide him on the face with it, if I had would. for no man held my hand to let me therin. But I thanke God (quod shee) I dyd it not, with all my hart.

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Now here by the waye (gentle Reader) must we a lytle digresse, and cal to minde one Helen Ewring, 

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Ewring had been been indicted in 1556 for attending a protestant conventicle (Essex Record Office, Court Rolls, 122/4). Ewring had also been one of the Colchester protestants taken to London who made a qualified submission to Bishop Bonner. The privy council ordered Bonner to proceed against her as a relapsed heretic (APC VI, pp. 18-19).

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the wyfe of Iohn Ewring Myller, dwelling in Colchester, of whom a litle before mention is made, among þe. xxii. prisoners sent frō Colchester to Londō, pag. 1566 The which. xxii. (as is aforesaid) throughe a

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