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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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or to styrre the people to chaunge what they lyst before order bee pubishled by lawe. And as wee haue seene the comminge in, the proceedyng, and the endyng of the one: so let vs compare wythall the conditions of the other. MarginaliaThe comparison betwene the ii. raygnes of Quene Mary and quene Elizabeth. She commeth in like a mother, not like a step dame, like a Lambe, not lyke a Lion, shee russheth not in to hang and drawe: her maiestie beheadeth none, burneth none, spoileth none, forgeueth all: well considering the counsell of the Poet, denieng grauius esse imperium ui quod fit, quā quod amicitia adiungitur, 

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grauius esse imperium ui quod fit, quam quod amicitia adiungitur.

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that kingdome to bee more firme and sure, which standeth by coaction, than that is gouerned with gentilnes.

that is that kingdome to bee more firme and sure, which standeth by coaction, thē that is gouerned with gentilnes.

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Wherefore what cause wee haue to render thankes and supplications for this so worthy and excellent a Prince, let all Englyshe mennes hartes examyne and consider wyth them selues. And thus oure dueties fyrste premised, and thankes considered, which wee iustly owe to almighty god, for his blessed preseruation, and happy aduauncement of thys our Quene and gouernour: Nowe for so much as we haue to enter to the tyme of this her maiesties reigne, the order and course of the historye so requireth, before we procede in other affaires, first a little to persist in settinge furthe some parte of her princelye life, and singular worthines, albeit I am not ignoraunt howe hard a matter it is to intermedle with princes lyues, them selues yet being aliue, least either for flattery a man shall seme to saye to much, or saying no more then truth, to saye to litle.

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Whereof lyke as I am not ignoraunt, so neither am I greatlye afraide, firste and chiefely considering with my selfe her maiesties clemency. Secondly, for that the sequele of the history so prouoketh me. MarginaliaBest for good princes to haue their stories set forth in their lyfe, for yl princes after their deathThirdly, & moreouer for that necessity also somwhat inciteth me vnto the same, fearing least as it happened to king Edward her graces brother, the like maye happen to her maiestie also: that as he being aliue euery man could extolle him, but being nowe gone, it is not yet sene any to haue taken the paines to furnish his story: So likewise if now in her life tyme nothing be spoken, peraduenture when nature shall finish her course, lesse will be sayd hereafter.

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MarginaliaThe yeare of Queene Elisabeths birthe. 1534.First therfore to beginne with her princely birth, being borne at Grenwich. Anno. 1534. of the famous and victorious prince King Henry the eyght, and of the noble and most vertuouse Lady Quene Anne her mother, sufficiently is committed to the story before, Pag. 509. also of the solemne celebracion of her Baptisme in the said Towne and Gray friers church of Grenewich, hauing to her godfather MarginaliaCranmer Godfather to Quene Elisabeth.Thomas Cranmer Archbyshop of Canterburye.

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After that was committed to godly Tutours and gouernours, MarginaliaGodly bryngers vppe of queene Elisabeth. vnder whose institution her grace didde so greatly encrease, or rather excell in all maner of vertue and knowledge of learning, that I stand in a doubte whether is more to be commended in this behalfe, the studious diligence of them that brought her vp, or the singuler towardnes of her owne princelye nature, to al vertuouse dispositions so apte and inclinable, being notwithstanding both the giftes of God, for which we are all bound to geue him thankes. What tong is it that her grace knoweth not? What language she can not speake? What liberall arte or science, shee hath not learned? And what vertue wherwith her noble breast is not garnished? In counsell and wisdom, what counseller will go beyond her maiestie?

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If the goodnes of nature ioyned wyth the industrie of her graces institution, had not bene in her meruailous, how manye thinges were there besydes the naturall infirmitie of that sexe, the tendernes of youthe, the nobilitie of estate, MarginaliaThe godly dispositiō of quene Elizabeth. allurementes of the worlde, perswasions of flatterers, aboūdaunce of welth and pleasures, examples of the courte, ynough to cary her grace awaye after the common fashion and rule of manye other Ladies, from grauity to lightnes, from study to ease, from wisdom to vanity, from religion to superstitition, from godlines to gawishnes, to be prickt vp in pride, to be garishe in aparrell, to bee fierce in condicion? Eloquently is it spoken, & discretely ment of Tully the eloquēt Orator: to lyue sayth hee, a good man in other placies, is no great matter. But in Asia to kepe a sober and tēperat life, that is a matter in dede praiseworthy.

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So here, why maye I not affirme without flatterye, that euerye mannes conscience can testifie? In that age, that Sexe, in suche state and fortune, in so great occasions, so many incitementes, in al these to retaine so sober conuersation, so temperate condicion, such mildnes of maners, suche humblenes of stomacke, such clemēcy in forgeuing, such traueling in study, brefly, in the middest of Asia, so far to degenerate from all Asia, it hath not lightly bene sene in Europa. Hetherto it hath bene sene in very few. Wherby it may appere not onely what educatiō, or what nature may do, but what god aboue nature hath wrought in her noble breast, adournyng it with so worthy vertues: of which her princely qualities, & vertuous dispositiō such as haue bene conuersant with her youth can better testifie. That which I haue sene and red, I trust I maye boldly repete without suspition, either of feining, or flattery. For so I haue red, 

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The following panegyric of Elizabeth's virtues is largely drawn from John Aylmer, An harborow for faithfull and trew subiectes (London: 1559), STC 1005,sigs. N1r-N3v. This panegyric was deleted from the 1570 edition; see Thomas S. Freeman, 'Providence and Prescription: The Account of Elizabeth in Foxe's "Book of Martyrs"' in The Myth of Elizabeth, ed. Susan Doran and Thomas S. Freeman (Basingstoke: 2003), pp. 35-44.

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written & testified of her grace, by one both learned and

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