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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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1697 [1616]

Actes and Monumentes Of the Church

My aunswere was: I dooe beleue so many as are agreble or grounded in the testament of Iesu Christe. Tushe, saide he: what dooe you beleue in the sacrament of the altar?

I sayde I knew not what it was. Then said he: doe you not beleue that Christ toke bread, gaue thankes, brake it, and sayd: take, eate, this is my body? Yes verely sayde I, and euen as Christ did speake, so did he performe þe worke. Tushe sayd he, do you not beleue this, that after the wordes be spoken by the priest, there is the substaunce of Christes body, flesh & bloud? Howe saye you? doe you not beleue this? speak man. I doe beleue that Christes body was broken for me vpon the crosse, and his bloud shed for my redemption, whereof the bread and the wine is a perpetual memorie, the pledge of his mercie, the rynge or seale of his promyse, and a perpetuall memorie for the faithful vnto the ende of the worlde. So then I was commaunded into pryson vntyll the next daye.

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The next daye I was brought foorth. Then the Chauncellour sayde vnto me, Rycharde: Howe saye you? Are you otherwyse mynded then you were yesterdaye? He rehersyng al the wordes that we had afore, sayde: are not these your wordes? Whereto I answered, yes. Thē sayde he. Howe saye you? can you not fynde in your harte when you come to church to knele downe before the Roode, & make your prayer? I aunswered and sayde no: rehersyng the commaundement of God forbidding the same. He sayde haue you not redde, or heard that God cōmaunded an image to be made? I aunswered what image: He sayde, the brasen serpent. I sayde yes, I haue hearde it redde, howe that God did commaunde it to bee made, and lykewyse to be broken downe. Then Doctor Brigges sayde. Wherfore did God commaunde the Seraphines & Cherubynes to be made? I said I could not tell. I would fayne learne. Then sayde the Chauncellour, but howe saye you to this? Can you fynde in your harte to fal down before the picture of Christ which is the Rode? I sayd no: I fear the curse of God. for is yonder Roode the picture of Christe? I sayd it is written that God curseth the handes that make them, yea and the handes that make the tooles wherwith they are carued. Then D. Brygges raged, and sayde: nay, lyste nowe what a pece of scripture he hath here gotten to serue his purpose. For he wyll not allowe but where he lysteth. Then sayde the Chauncellour:howe saye you to confession to the priest? When wer you confessed? I sayde, I confesse my self dayly vnto the eternal God, whom I most greuously offende.

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Then the Chauncellour sayde: you dooe not then take confession to the priest to be good. I aunswered. no, but rather wycked.

Then the Chauncellour sayde: howe saye

you by yōder geare, yonder synging, & yonder playing at the organs? is it not good and godly? I sayde, I could percerceiue no godlynes in it. Then he sayde: why, is it not written in the Psalmes, that we shall prayse God with hymnes and spirituall songes?

I sayde yes, spirituall songes must bee had: but yonder is of the flesh and of the spirit of errour. for to you it is pleasaunt and glorious, but to the Lorde it is bitter and odious. Then sayd the Chauncellour: Why, is it not wrytten, my house is an house of prayer?

I sayde yes. It is wrytten also, that you haue made my house of prayer a denne of theues. With that the Chauncellour loked and sayde: Haue we? I aunswered and sayde, Christ sayd so. Then was I commaunded to warde.

The thursday next followyng, was Doctor Brygges sent to me, for to examine me of my fayth. And he sayde: Countrie man, my Lorde Byshop (for loue he woulde haue you saued) hath sent me vnto you, because to morowe is your daye appointed. Therfore my Lorde hath thought it mete, that you shoulde declare vnto me your faythe. For to morowe my Lord wyl not haue much a doe with you. I aunswered & sayde: hath my Lorde sent you? It is not you to whome I am disposed to shewe my mynde.

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Then he sayde to me: I praye you shewe me your mynde concerning the Sacrament of the altar. I aunswered, are you ignoraunt what I haue sayde? He sayde no: for it was well wrytten. Except you beleue, sayeth he, as the church hath taught, you are damned bothe bodye and soule. I aunswered and sayde: Iudge not lest ye be iudged, condemne not least ye bee condemned. And he sayde: loe, we shall haue a traytour as well as an heretyke. for he wyl disallow the kynges iudgement. I sayde no: I doe not disallowe the kynges iudgement, but yours I doe disallow. For I pray you tel me, how cam you by this iudgement? He aunswered and sayde: by the churche: for the churche hathe power to saue and condemne. for if you be condemned by the church, be ye sure that you be damned both bodye & soule. Then I aunswered: if you haue this power, I am sore deceyued. for I beleue that Christ shalbe our Iudge. But nowe I perceyue, you wyll dooe muche for hym, that you wyll not put hym to the payne. Then he saide: stande nerer Countrieman: why stande ye so farre of? I sayde I am nere enough, and a litle to nere. Then he sayde: dyd not Christe saye, is not my fleshe meate, and my bloude drynke in dede? I sayde: to whom spake Christ those wordes? He sayde: to his disciples. I (entending to reherse the text) sayde: whereat dyd Christes disciples murmur inwardly? He said no, they did not murmur, but they were the infidels (sayde he). for the disciples were satisfied with those wordes. I sayde: did not Christ say

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