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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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1691 [1610]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

Alice Munt of the age of. xx. yere being examined of auricular confession, of going to churche to heare Masse, of the popish seuen sacraments &c. Vnto which she answered stoutly, that they stanke in the face of God, & she durst not haue to doe with them for her life, neither was she (she saide) any member of theirs. for they were the members of Antichrist, and so should haue (if they repent not) the rewarde of Antichrist. Being asked further what she could say of the MarginaliaThe Sea of Rome.Sea of the Bishop of Rome, whether she wold obey his authority or no: She aunswered boldly that she was none of his. as for his sea (quod she) it is for Crowes, Kites, Owles, and Rauens to swimme in, such as you be. for by the grace of god I shal not swim in that sea, whyle I lyue, neyther will I haue any thing to doe therewith. Then redde they the sentence of condempnation agaynste her, and so sente her vnto prisone agayne vnto the rest, where she song with great ioye, to the wonder of manye.

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Thus these poore condemned Lambes, being deliuered into the handes of the secular power, wer committed agayne euery one vnto the prison from whence they came, where they remayned with muche ioy, and great comfort (in continuall readynge and inuocatinge the name of GOD) euer looking and expectynge the happy day of their dissolution. In whiche time the cruel Papistes left their mischieuous attempts against them (although they woulde seme nowe to haue no more to doe with them.) for that bloudy butcherly Boner, whose throte neuer cried hoo, shortly after got a writte for the burning of the foresaide tenne good creatures. And to shewe the more diligence in the cause, he sent his owne trusty man down with it, named Edwarde Cosen, and with hym also his letter for the furtheraunce of the matter, the. xxx. daye of Iuly, the next moneth after the condemnation, as it appeareth by the Bailiffs letters of Colchester to Boner again, as in the storye hereafter of Margarete Thurstone and Agnes Bongeor doth appere. The writ 

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I.e., the writ from the lord chancellor authorizing the execution.

being thus receiued of the said Bailiffes, and they hauing then no laysure ther aboutes, appointed the day of thexecution therof, thē to be the. 2. day of August next following. And be cause the faithfull soules were in two seuerall prisons, as the castel was for the countrey, and Motehall for the towne, therfore it was agreed among them, that they in Motehall shoulde be burnt the forenoone, and those at the Castel by the sheriffe of the shire, in the after noone, as here thou maiest see it more plaine howe it came to passe accordingly.

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Those prisoned Lambs in Motehal.

MarginaliaAugust 2THe. 2. day of August. 1557. betwixt. vi and. vii. of the clock in the morning, was brought from Motehall vnto a

plat of ground hard by the towne wall of Colchester on the outward side, William Bongeor, Robert Purcas, Thomas Reynold, Agnes Siluerside, Alice Smith, Ellin Ewring, & Elizabeth Folks afore named, which being ther, and al thinges prepared for their Martyrdom, at the last these said constant persones kneeled down and made theyr humble prayers to god, but not in such sort as they woulde. for the cruel tirāts would not suffer them: especially one MarginaliaM. Clere a cruel enmy.maister Clere among the reste (who sometime had bene a gospeller) shewed himself verye extreame vnto them: the Lorde geue him repentaunce (if it be his good will) and grace to be a better man. When they had made their prayers, they rose and made them ready to the fier. And Elizabeth Folkes, when she had pluckte of her peticoke, would haue geuen it to her mother (which came and kist her at the stake, and exhorted her to be strong in the Lorde:) but the wicked there attending, would not suffer her to geue it. Therfore taking the said peticoke in her hande, threw it away from her, saying: MarginaliaElizabeth Folks fare well.fare wel al the world (quod she): farewel fayth, fare wel hope, and so taking the stake in her armes said: welcome loue &c. Nowe she being at the stake, and one of the officers nailing þe chayne about her, in þe striking in of þe staple, he mist þe place, and stroke her a great stroke wt the hammer on the shoulder bone, wherat she sodainlye turned her head, lifting vp her eyes to the lord, & prayed smilingly, and gaue her self to exhorting the people again. When all. 6. were also nailed likewyse at their stakes, and the fyre about them, they clapped their handes for ioye, and ioyfully ioyed in the fire, that the standers by (which wer by estimation MarginaliaThousāds of pepole at theyr burnyng.thousands) cryed generally all almost, the lord strengthen thē, þe lord comfort them, the lord poure his mercyes vpon them, with such like wordes, as wer wōderful to here. Thus yelded thei vp their soules & bodies to the lordes handes for the true testimony of his truth. the Lord graunt we may imitate the same in the like quarell (if hee so vouch vs worthye) for his mercyes sake, Amen.

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The ptisoned Lambes in the Castell.

IN like maner, the said day in the after noone, was brought foorth into the Castell yarde, to a place appointed for the same, William Munt, Ihō Ihonsō, Alice Munt, and Rose Alin aforesaid, which godly cōstante persons, after they had made their praiers, and wer ioyfully tyed to the stakes, they callyng vpon the name of god, and exhorting the people earnestly to flee from idolatrye, suffered theyr martyrdome with such tryumphe and ioy, that the people did no lesse showte thereat to see it, then at the other that wer burnt þe same day in the morning.

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