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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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Actes and Monumentes of the Church.

Sumners, Cluney: Of Iaylors, Alexander keper of Newgate exceaded all other. These I saye who doth not know to be famous and notorious persecutors of Christes flocke, who by their owne factes and doinges haue vttered themselues so manifestly to all the world, that they nede not by me to be recited. And yet as I sayd, my purpose in this chapter is not to recite any, but onely to set forthe gods manifest scourge and iudgment vpon suche, whose punishment may engender a terror in al other persecutors to beware hereafter of spoylinge innocent bloud.

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MarginaliaByshoppe Morgan plaged by Gods hands.And first to begin with Byshoppe Morgan who set vpon the Blessed martir byshop Farrar, Byshop of saint Dauies, and condemned him to death, vniustlye vsurpinge his roume how terribly and seuerely did the Lordes hand reuenge the innocency of that bloud vpon the said Morgan, who not longe after was strokē by such a straunge sort, that his meate woulde not go downe, but rise & picke vp agayne, som time at his mouthe, sometime blowne out of his nose, moste horrible to behold, and so continued til his death. Moreouer when doctor Leyson 

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The conclusion of this story may be fanciful, but Griffith Leyson's seizure of Ferrar's cattle actually occurred (see Andrew J. Brown, Robert Ferrar [London: 1997], pp. 346-47).

being then sherif at the burning of the said bishop Farrar, had afterward fet awaye þe said byshops cattel, from his seruauntes house, called Mathew Harbottel, into his owne custody the said cattel comming into the Sherifes custody, diuers of them would neuer eate meate, but lay bellowing and roaring, and so died.

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MarginaliaA notable example of Gods punisment vpon a railing priest.But especiallye is to bee noted the terrible stroke of gods hand vpon a priest of the same country in Carmerthen, called sir Richarde, sometyme a Frier. Who, a litle after the martirdome of the said bishop Ferrar, standynge vpon the toppe of a stayre in one master Downes house, dwelling in the said towne of Carmerthen, iesting at the death of maister Ferrar, fel downe soddainly and brake his necke.

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MarginaliaIustice Morgan.It is said likewise of Iustice Morgā, which if it be true is to be marked, that after he had syt vpon the death of the Ladye Iane, he fell mad, and was bereft of his wits.

MarginaliaMayster WoodroffeBefore in the storye of Maister Bradforde, somewhat also was touched of master Woodroffe, who being then Sherife, and reioysing at the death of the poore saintes of Christ, not long after was striken by the sodayne hande of God, that he lyeth yet to this daye benummed and bedred in hys bed, not able to moue hym selfe.

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MarginaliaBewrayer of George Eagle.Lykewyse, in the storye of George Egles was declared, howe the partye by whom the sayd blessed martyr was bewrayed, 

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This account, and the background to it, are described in Thomas S. Freeman, 'Fate, Faction and Fiction in Foxe's "Book of Martyrs"', Historical Journal 43 (2000), pp. 601-23.

after was arrayned him selfe, and hanged.

Among other plentifull and sondrye examples of the Lordes iudgement and seueritye practised vpon the cruell persecutours of hys people, this is not the least that followeth, con

cerning the story of one Wyllyam Fenning, 

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This account, and the background to it, are described in Thomas S. Freeman, 'Fate, Faction and Fiction in Foxe's "Book of Martyrs"', Historical Journal 43 (2000), pp. 601-23. Note that there are additions to this account in every edition, arising from the conflicts that this account generated.

the effect and circumstance of whiche matter is thys. MarginaliaIohn Cooper.Iohn Cooper, of the age of. xliiii. yeares, dwellinge at Watsam in the Countye of Suffolk, being by science a Carpenter, a man of a verye honest reporte, and a good housekeper, a harbourer of straungers, that trauailed for conscience, and one that fauoured religion, and those that were religious, he was of honest conuersation and good lyfe, and hated al popish and papistical trashe. This man being at home in his house, ther came vnto him one William Fenning, MarginaliaWyllyam Fennyng. a seruing man, dwelling in the said town of Watsam, and vnderstandinge that the sayde Cooper had a couple of faire Bullockes, dyd desire to bye them of him, which Cooper told him that he was loth to sel them, for that hee had brought them vp for his own vse, and if he shoulde sell them, he then must be compelled to bye other, and that he woulde not doo. When Fenning saw he could not get them (for he had often assayed the matter) he sayd he wold syt asmuch in hys light, and so departed, and went and accused him of treason. The wordes he was charged with al were these: how he should pray, that if God would not take away Queene Mary, that then he should with the diuel to take her away. Of these woordes did this Fenninge charge him before MarginaliaSir Henri Doiel sherife of Suffolke.syr Henry Doiel knight (vnto whom he was caryed by maister Tymperley MarginaliaTemperlei of Hincklesam in Suffolk, and one Grimwood MarginaliaGrimwod. of Lowshaw Constable) which wordes Cooper flatly denied, and said he neuer spake them, but that could not helpe. MarginaliaFor hee was ryche.Not withstanding hee was arrained therefore at Berry before sir Clemēt Higham, at a Lent Assise, and there this Fenning brought two noughty mē that witnessed the speking of the foresaid wordes, whose names were MarginaliaWhyt and Grimwood twoo false wytnesses.one Richard Whytte of the same towne of Watsam, and the other Grymwod of Hitcham, in the saide Countye of Suffolke. Whose testimonies wer receiued as truth, although this good man Iohn Cooper had layde what he coulde to declare hymselfe innocent therein, but to no purpose God knoweth. For his lyfe was determined, as in the ende appeared by syr Clement Hyghams woordes, who sayde he shoulde not escape, for an example to al other heretikes, as in deede he thorowly perfourmed. For immediatelye he was iudged to be hanged, drawen, & quartered, which was executed vpon hym shortly after, to the great grief of many a good hart. Here good Cooper is bereft of hys lyfe, and leaues behinde hym alyue his wyfe and. ix. chyldren with goods and Cattel. &c. to the valure of three hundreth markes, the which substaunce was al taken away by the sayde Syr Henry Doiel sherife, but his wyfe and poore childrē left to the wide world in their clothes,

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