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in him and the reste of the commissyoners that (hadde not God pittyed the innocensy of mennes causes) there hadde a hundred beene burnt or hanged shortly after. But it happned farre otherwise. For 

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Lisle was arrested on 10 May 1540 and hours later the staunchly conservative bishop Richard Sampson of Chichester was sent to the Tower. But Cromwell himself was arrested on 10 June.

of the noumber of those acusers, four wer by those commissioners sent ouer into England, where they were condemned of Treason, and afterwarde for the same were hanged, drawen, and quartered. 
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Clement Philpot and Edmund Bryndeholme were executed, in London, on 4 August 1540.

But cōtrary of all them that were accused, there was not one that lost one here of his head. After the sermond being done on the morow to wit on Shere thursday 
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I.e., 'Sheer Thursday' or Maundy Thursday; that is the day preceding Good Friday. In 1540, this was 25 March.

all the commissioners solemply receiued the sacrament.

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And at after noone, the councell were with the Commissyoners, and after their consulation, Tipped staues warned aboue the noumber of foure skore, so peruers persons as the like were not in the towne or Marches, to appeare on the morow at viii. of the clocke before the councell at the Staple Inne, at whose appearaunce they were commaunded vppon their allegiance to present all such heretickes, scismatickes and seditious persons, as they did know, and in no wise to doubt or dreade so to do, for they should haue great aduantage therby, yea they shoulde haue either their liuinges or their goods. And besides þt shuld haue great thankes at the kinges maiestys hād & his honorable councell, and what frendshyp they of the kinges councell, there coulde shewe them. All that good Friday, 

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I.e., 26 March 1540.

euen till x. of the clocke at nighte, those wicked and malitious persons occupied their time in answeringe to diuers & sondrye questions. These thinges were not so secreately done, but they were bewrayed, and came to honest mennes knowledge. Whervpon, such fear and distrust assalted all men, that neighbor mistrusted neighbor, the maister the seruaunt, the seruaunt the master, the husband the wife, the wife the husband, and almost euery one the other, that lamentable it was to see how mourninglye men and women wente in the streates hanging downe their heades, euydent tokens of the anguish of their harts. And vpon Easter monday, 
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I.e., 29 March 1540.

one Hugh Councel, an honest manne, seruaunt to the saide Broke, was conuented before them, and by the space of xiiii. dais not suffered to returne to his maisters house, but kept in custodye, and the whilest many times examined vppon articles and interrogatories, in hope to haue found worthy matter either of heresy or treason againste the said Broke, and the same day that Broke was committed to warde, the said Hughe councell was discharged. The Wensday in the Easter weeke sondrye questes were charged by theyr othes to make inquisition for al manner of heresies, erronious opinions and seditions, as a quest of Aldermen, an other of men at armesand an other of constables and vintners, an other of common soldiors, and an other of commoners. And shortly after their presentments 
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I.e., 26 March 1540.

and the preachinges of the well occupied company on good Fridaye, there was conuented before the commissioners, and straighte was sent to close prison, Anthony Pickering gētleman, Harry Tournor, gentleman, syr George Darby priest, Ihō Shephard, William Pellā, William Keuerdale, Ihon Whitwode, Robert Clodder, Copon de Hake, and Mathew de Hound, vpon whome ran sondry brutes, some said they should be hanged, some saide burnt, some said hanged, drawen, and quartred, some saide nailed to the pillorye, so that lamentable it was to see the heauinesse that theyr wyues, their children, seruauntes, and frendes made secreatly where they durst, for that they found euerye where woordes of discomforte, and no where of comforte, but still inquisition was made. And the foresaid William Steuēs was by the Lorde deputy charged, that he had staied the foresaide Adam Damlippe, hired him to preach, and gaue him meat, drink, and lodging he comming suborned from the arrant traitor Cardinall Poole, and that he had receiued mony of him to the entente he shoulde preache in Calles false and erronious doctrine, whereby the towne being deuided, and at contentyon wythin it self, mighte easlye be ouercome and wonne by the French men. Where vnto vpon the saide Steuens aunswer, that what so euer he had doone vnto the saide Adam Damlip, he hadde doone it at the earnest request and commaundement of the Lord deputy. Whervpon if it hadde bene treason in dede, he muste haue bene more falty, & then the said Steuens was fyrst sent ouer into England, and clapt in the Towre, and afterwarde to witt immediatlye after the saide Commissioners repair vnto the kinges highnesse, the said Lorde deputye was sent for ouer, and lykewise put into the towre where he continued a long time, and when the kings maiesty mineded to haue bene gratious vnto him, and to haue let him come forth, god toke him out of this worlde, whose bodye reasteth in the Toure, and his soule with God I trust in heauen, for he died very repentant, but the wicked Lady his wife immediatly vpō his apprehension fell distraught of mynde, and so continued manye yeares after, 
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Lord Lisle died on 3 March 1542, upon hearing the news that he was to be released from the Tower. Lady Lisle died in 1566.

God for hys mercye, if she yet liue, geue her hys grace to repent.

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For thē at length 

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This passage, with its gratuitous abuse of Gardiner, was dropped from the second edition of the A&M.

it came to passe, þt by the Byshoppe of Wynchesters diligent pursuing of the forsaide Adam Damlippe (for he was alwaye excellente good at the suckinge of innocente bloude) the godlye manne was gotten againe into their handes, that fyrste layde heresye to hys charge. But because by an acte

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