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722 [666]

Actes and Monumentes of the Church.

act of parliament, al such offences done before a certen day wer pardoned, through which act he could not be burdened with any thing that he had preached or taught before, yet for the receiuing of the forsaid frēch Crown of cardinal Pole, as you hard before, he was condempned of treason, and in Caleis cruelly put to death, there drawen, hāged, and quartered. 

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The fact that Damplip was executed for treason, instead of heresy, is revealing. It may have been an early indication that the 'Prebendaries' Plot would fail and also that Butler would be released. It is also ironic that Damplip was executed on the same charge that brought down Lord Lisle and Germain Gardiner (although Foxe is unclear about this, the men were executed for alledgedly conspiring with Reginold Pole. In reality, their executions were part of the factional struggles at Court in 1543-44.).

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At whose death sir Raphe Ellerker knighte, then hyghe marshal there, wold not suffer the innocent & godlye man, to declare either his faithe, or the cause he died for, but badd the executioner dispatch the knaue, haue done. MarginaliaDamlip falsly accused of treasō innocently put to deth. So most mekely, patiently, and ioyfully, the blessed man, most innocently toke his death. And shortlye after the said sir Raphe Ellerker in a skirmish or roade betwene the French men and vs, was amōg other slain. MarginaliaAn exāple of gods iust reuenge. Whose only death sufficed not his enemies, but after they had stripped him stark naked, they cut of his preuy members, and cut the hart out of his body, and so lefte him a terrible example to al bloudy and merciles men. For no cause was knowen, why they shewed such indignation against the said sir Raphe Ellerker, more than against the rest. But that it is wrytten, faciens iustitias dominus & iudicia, omnibus iniuria pressis: And because his innocent bloud, as Abels cried vnto God. Our lord graunt 
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This pious admonition only appears in the first edition of the A&M.

vnto the like offenders grace spedely, by that liuely and terrible example, either hartely to repent, or els geue like profitable example to such as woulde not be warned by other mennes euils. But I now retourne to the charitable dealinge in the good time of Easter at Caleis.

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The ii. Monday after Easter, 

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I.e., 3 April 1540.

the foresayde Broke was conuented before the forsaid commissioners, and committed to close pryson vnto the mayors gayl, whether no man of his calling 
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I.e., no man of Broke's status was kept in such a prison, unless he was under sentence of death. This passage appears only in the 1563 edition.

was euer committed, vnlesse sentence of deathe had fyrst bene pronounced against him. For otherwise the ordinaunce of the Towne was, that his prison shoulde be onlye an other Aldermans house, with licence at night to lie in his owne house.

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And the councel of Caleis, doubtinge leaste there shoulde not be anye sedition nor heresye proued against him, did call one George Bradwaye before them. Who occupied the controllers office in the custome house. Thys manne was kept in close prison, so as nether his wife than great with childe, nor any other his frēds might repair vnto him. Where after he hadde oftentimes bene born in hand, that there wer diuers concealments come to lighte that were made by Broke in the office of Custome, and that the said Bradway shuld be greuously punished, if he wold acknowledge none of them, nor burden the said Broke with no kind of cōcealment, the pore simple man, hoping therbyto get release of his imprisonmēt: Accused the said Broke, þt he had for a longe time concealed 4. grotes euery day for his clarkes wages. And to that accusation they caused the simple man to set his owne hande before witnesses. Whervpon after a day or two, the said Bradway greued in his conscience for the same hys moost vntrue accusation, did with a knife enterprise to cut his owne throte, but God of hys mercy so directed his wicked purpose, that the backe of his knife was towarde his wesande. 

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I.e., the gullet or the windpipe.

Wherby, though the wound wer brode, yet he eskaped with life. And as he gaue a grone wt the sodain pain that he felt, the gailer came vp and bereft him of the knife. But through þe giltinesse of the false accusation and shame of the world, the man lost his wits, who then staring and dismaid was dismissed out of prison, who a longe time after went in pyteous case so dismaied about the streate, to the greate impouerishinge of him, his pore wife and family.

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This kinde of handling of the said Broke, made all his frendes, but specially his wife, to be greatly a feard of the malice of his enemies, the rather also, for that al his goodes & landes were ceased, and his wife thrust into the meanest place of all his house, with her children & familye, the keyes of all the dores and chestes beside taken from her. Who for that she was rigorouslye answeared at sir Edwarde Kingleis hande, comptroller of the towne, an offyce of no small charge, though he knewe not a B. from a battledore, nor euer a letter of the boke sayinge vnto her, that if she lyked not þe roume he would thrust her quite out of dores, wel syr said she, well, the kinges slaughter house had wrong when you wer made a gentleman, but assone as his backe was tourned, she wrote a letter to the Lord Cromwell, there in discoursinge howe hardlye and sore, those poore men were handled, that were committed to warde and close prisonne, and that all menne feared, what throughe the malice of their Papistycall ennemyes, and the greate rigoure and ignoraunte zeale of those that were in authoritye, they should shortly for their faithe and consciences being true men, and such as reuerently feared God, be putt to deathe, but chieflye her husbande, who was yet more extremely handled then anye other. So that, vnlesse his honor voutchsaued to be a meane to the kinges maiestye, that they wyth their causes mighte be sent ouer into Englande, they were but deade menne.

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Sondrye other letters he wrote to dyuers frends to solicite the cause. But wher at none time a seruant of hers was seene to receiue again the same packet of letters of one, to whōe before he had taken them to cary into Englād and nowe, for that passage serued not tyll the

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