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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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1752 [1671]

Dry. Then haue ye done me muche wronge (quod she) thus to imprison me, and know no cause why: For I knowe no euill that I haue done I thank God, and I hope ther is no man that can accuse me of any notorious facte that I haue done, iustly.

Chaun. Woman, woman, what saiest thou to the blessed sacrament of the aulter? doest thou not beleue that it is very fleash and bloude after the wordes be spoken of consecratiion?

Diuers wife vnto those woordes helde her peace, and made no aunswere. Then a great chuffe headed priest, that stode by, spake and asked her why she made not the Chauncellor an answer. Wyth that, the sayde Driuers wife loked vpon him austerely, & said. Why priest, I come not to talke with thee, but I come to talke with thy maister: but if thou wilt, I shal talke with the. Commaund thy master to hold his peace: and with that the priest put his nose in his cappe, and spake neuer a woord more. Then the Chauncellor, bad her make answer to that he demaunded of her.

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Dry. Sir, said she, pardon me though I make you no āswer. for I cānot tel what you mean therby: for in al my lyfe, I neuer heard nor red of any such sacrament in all the scripture.

Chaun. Why, what scriptures haue you redde I pray you?

Dry. I haue (I thanke God) red gods booke.

Chaun. Why, what maner of booke is that you call gods booke?

Dry. It is the new testamēt. what cal you it?

Chaun. That is Gods booke in dede, I cannot deny.

Dry. That same booke haue I red through out, but yet neuer could find any such sacrament there: and for that cause I cannot make you answere to that thinge I know not. Not withstanding yet for all that I wyll graunte you a sacrament, called the lords supper: and therfore seing I haue graunted you a sacramēt, I pray you shew me what a sacramēt is.

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Chaun. It is a signe: and one MarginaliaD. Gascoyne.Doctor Gascoyne, being by, confirmed the same, that it was the signe of an holye thing.

Dry. You haue sayd the truth syr, sayd she. It is a signe in dede I must nedes graunt it: and therfore seing it is a signe, it cannot bee the thinge signified also. Thus farre we doo agre. For I haue graunted your own saying. Then stod vp the sayd Gascoine, and made an oration with many fayre wordes, but lytle to purpose, but offensyue and odiouse to the myndes of the godly. In the end of which long take, he asked her if shee dyd not beleue the omnipotency of god, and that he was allmighty, and able to performe that he spake. She answered yes, and sayd: I do beleue that God is almighty, and able to performe that hee spake and promised.

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Gascoine. Very wel. Then he sayd to his dis-

ciples, take, eate, this is my bodye: ergo it was his body. For he was able to performe that hee spake. For God vseth not to lye.

Dry. I praye you, did hee euer make anye such promise to his Disciples, that hee would make the breade his body?

Gasc. Those be the words. Can you deny it?

Dry. No, they be the very wordes in dede I cannot deny it: but I praye you, was it not bread that he gaue vnto them?

Gascoine. No, it was his body.

Dry. Then was it his body that they dyd eate ouer night.

Gascoin. Yea, it was his body.

Dry. What body was it then that was crucified the next daye.

Gascoin. It was Christ his body.

Dry. How could that be, when his Disciples had eaten him vp ouer night: except hee had two bodies, as by your argument he had: one they did eat ouer night, & another was crucified the next day. such a doctor, such docrin. Be you not ashamed to teach the people, that Christ had two bodies? In the. xxii. of Luke, he toke bread, and brake it, and gaue it to his Disciples, saying: take. &c. and do this in the remembraunce of me. Saint Paule also sayth i. Cor. xi. do this in the remembraunce of me: for as often as ye shall eate thys bread, and drynke this cup, ye shal shew the Lords death till he come: and therfore I maruell ye blushe not before all this people, to lie so manifestly as ye do. With that Gascoin held hys peace, & made her no answer. For as it semed, he was ashamed of hys doinges. Then the Chauncellor lifte vp his head of on hys cushion and commaunded the Gaoler to take her away.

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Dry. Now (sayd she) ye be not able to resist the truth, ye commaund me to prison agayne. wel, the Lord in thend shall iudge our causes, and to hym I leaue it. I wysse, I wysse, thys geare wil go for no payment then: soo went shee with the Gaoler away.

The second examinacion of Elizabeth Driuer.

THe next day she came before them againe and the Chancellor then asked her what she sayd to the blessed Sacrament of the altar.

Dry. I wyl saye nothing to it. MarginaliaPapists beleue not thē selues.For you wyl neither beleue me nor your selues: for yesterdaye I asked you what a Sacrament was, and you sayde, it was a signe, and I agreed therto, and sayd it was the truth, confirming it by the scriptures, so that I went not from your owne wordes: and now yee come and aske mee agayne of such a Sacrament as I tolde you I neuer red of in the scriptures.

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Chaun. Thou lyest naughtye woman: wee dyd not saye so, that it was a signe.

Dry. Why maysters, be ye not the men that you were yesterday? will ye eate youre owne

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