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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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and to this only most principall marke bente all his deuises, to bringe this oure happy and deare soueraigne out of the waye, as both by his wordes and doinges might and did well appeare. But suche was the gracious & fauourable prouidence of the lord, not to the prosperous safegard onely of her royal maiesty, but to the miserable & wofull state, rather of this poore Iland, & subiectes of the same, þt the crafty practises of this wretched Architophel preuailed not, but cōtrary it fel, that the snares & trappes of pernicious counsel, layde agaynste an other, was tourned to a net to catche hym selfe, according to the prouerbe: Malum consilium consultori pessimum. 

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Varro, Res Rusticae, 3. 2. 1.
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Malum consilium consultori pessimum

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2004)

Bad advice is very bad for a counsellor

Actual text of Varro, Res Rusticae, 3. 2. 1

candidati tabella dimidiata aedificemus nobis? Opinor, inquam, non solum, quod dicitur, malum consilium consultori est pessimum, sed etiam bonum consilium, qui consulit et qui consulitur, bonum habendum.

[cf. A. Otto, 1890, p. 90]

After the deathe of this Gardiner, folowed the death also & dropping away of other her enemies, whereby by lytle and litle her ieopardy decreased, feare diminished, hope of more comforte began to appeare as out of a darke cloude: and though as yet her grace had no full assuraunce of perfect safety, yet more gentle intertainment daylye did grow vnto her, til at length in the moneth of Nouember, and daye aboue wrytten, three yeares after the death of Steuen Gardiner, folowed the death of Quene Mary, as is before declared. After whose departure the same day which tooke awaye the saide Queene Marye, brought in the same her foresayd syster Ladye Elizabeth into the right of the crown of England, who after so long restrainment, so great daungers escaped, such blusterous stormes ouerblowne, so manye iniuries digested, and wronges sustayned, the mighty protection of our mercyfull God, to our no lytle safegarde, hath exalted and erected out of thral, to liberty, out of daunger to peace and rule, frō dread to dignity, frō misery to maiesty, from mourning to ruling, briefly, of a prisoner hath made her a Prince, and hath placed her in her throne royal, being placed & proclaimed quene, MarginaliaElizabeth proclaymed Quene. with as many glad hartes of her subiectes, as euer was any king or quene in this realme before her, or euer shalbe I thinke hereafter.

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In whose aduauncement & this her princely gouernance, it cannot sufficiently be expressed, what felicity & blessed happines thys Realme hath receaued in receauing her at the lords almighty and gracious hand. for as ther haue bene diuers kings and rulers ouer thys Realme, and I haue red of some, yet I coulde neuer finde in english Chronicle the like that may be written of this our noble and worthy Quene, whose comminge in, not only was so calme, so ioyful, so peaceable, without sheding of any bloud, but also her raigne hetherto (raigning now fower yeares and more, hath ben so quiet, that yet (the Lord haue al the glory) to this present daye, her sword is a Virgine, spotted and polluted with no drop of bloude. In speaking whereof I take not vpon me the

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part here of the morall or of the diuine Philosopher, to iudge of thinges done, but onelye kepe me within the compasse of an historiographer, declaring what hath bene before, & comparing thinges done, with thinges nowe present, the like whereof as I saide, is not to bee found lightly in Chronicles before. And this as I speake truly, so I would to be taken with out flattery, to be left to our posterity, ad sempiternam clementiæ illius memoriam. 

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ad sempiternam clementiae illius memoriam

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Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2004)

for an everlasting memory of her clemency

In commendation of which her clemency I might also here adde how myldly her grace, after she was aduaunced to her kingdome, did MarginaliaSir Henry Benifielde forgeuen.forgeue the foresaid syr Henry Benifield, without molestation, suffering him to inioy goodes, lyfe, landes and liberty. But I let thys passe.

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Thus haste thou, gentle Reader, symplye, but truly described vnto thee the tyme, first of the sorowfull aduersitye of this our most soueraine Quene that now is: also the miraculous protection of God, so gratiouslye preseruing her in so many straightes and distresses, which I thought here briefely to notifye, the rather for that the wondrous woorkes of the Lord ought not to be suppressed, and that also her maiesty, and we lykewise her poore subiectes, hauynge thereby a present matter alwayes before our eyes, be admonished both how much we are bounde to his diuine maiesty, and also to rēder thankes to him condignly for the same.

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Now remayneth lykewise in prosecutynge the order of this, as of other histories before, to notify and discourse of thinges memorable especially in the churche, suche as happened in the time of this her maiesties quiet and ioyful gouernment. And first here I let passe by the way the death of cardinal Poole, MarginaliaNouēber. 18. which was the next day after the death of quene Mary, þe death also of Christopherson B. of Chichester, Hopton B. of Norwych, omitting also to speake of MarginaliaD. WestonD. Westō, who being chief disputer against Cranmer, Ridley, & Latimer, as is before declared, fyrst fel in displeasure with the Cardinal and other Bishops, because he was vnwilling to part frō his Deanrye and house of Westminster vnto the Monkes, whom in deede hee fauoured not, althoughe in other thinges a maintainer of the church of Rome. Then being remoued from thence, was made Deane of Wyndsor, where he being apprehēded in aduoutrye, was by the same Cardinall put from al his spiritual lyuings. Wherefore he appealed to Rome, and flyeng oute of the realme, was taken by the waye, and clapt in the tower of London, where he remayned vntyl thys tyme that quene Elizabeth was proclaymed. At which tyme beyng delyuered, he fell sycke and dyed.

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Also I let passe the Coronation of this our most noble and Christian Princesse, and the

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