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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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Iane. No surely I doe not so beleue. I thynke that at the supper, I neyther receyue flesh or bloude, but onely breade and wyne: Whiche breade when it is broken, and the wyne when it is dronken, putteth me in remembrance how that for my sinnes the body of Christ was broken, and his bloude shedde on the crosse. And with that bread and wine I receiue the benefites that commeth by the breakyng of his body, and sheding of his bloud for our sinnes on the crosse.

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Fecknam. Why? dothe not Christ speake these words, take, eate, this is my body? Require we any plainer wordes? doth he not say it is his body?

Iane. I graunt he sayth so: and so he sayeth I am the vine, I am the dore, but he is neuer the more for that the doore nor the vine. Dothe not saint Paule say that he calleth thinges that are not, as though they were? God forbidde that I should say that I eate the verye naturall bodye and bloude of Christe. for then eyther I should pluck away my redemption, either els there wer two bodies, or two Christes, or els. xii. bodies. One body was tormēted on the crosse. And thē if they did eate an other body: then either he had twoo bodies, either els if his body were eaten, then it was not broken vpon the crosse: or els if it wer broken vpon the crosse, it was not eaten of his disciples.

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Fecknam. Why? Is it not as possible þt Christ by his power could make his body both to bee eaten and broken, as to bee borne of a woman without sede of man, and as to walke vppon the sea hauing a body, and other such like miracles as he wrought by his power onely?

Iane. Yes verely: if God would haue doone at his supper any miracle he might haue doone so: but I say that then he minded no worke nor miracle but onely to breake his bodye, and shed his bloud on the crosse for our sinnes. But I pray you answer me to this one question, wher was Christ when he sayd, take, eate, this is my body? was he not at the table when he sayd so? He was at that tyme aliue, and suffred not tyll the next dai. Wel, what toke he but bread, what brake he but bread, and what gaue he but bred? looke what he tooke, he brake, and looke what he brake he gaue, and looke what he gaue, they did eate, and yet all this while he himselfe was aliue and at supper before his disciples, or els they were deceiued.

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Fecknam. You grounde your fayth vpon such authours as saye and vnsaye bothe wyth a breathe, and not vpon the churche to whom ye ought to geue credit.

Iane. No, I grounde my faith on gods word, & not vpō the church. for if the church be a good church, the fayth of the church must be tried by gods word, & not gods word by the church, neither yet my faith. shal I beleue þe church because of antiquitie, or shal I geue credit to the church that taketh away from me the halfe part of the Lordes supper, and will not let any lay manne receiue it in both kindes but themselues? which thing if they deny to vs, then denye they to vs part of our saluation. And I say that is an euill church, and not the spouse of Christe but the spouse of the deuill that altereth the Lordes sup

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per, and bothe taketh from it and addeth to it. To that church (say I) God wyl adde plages, and from that churche will he take theyr parte out of the boke of life. Do they learne that of. S Paule when he ministred to the Corinthians in bothe kyndes? shal I beleue this churche? God forbid.

Fecknam. That was done for a good intente of the churche, to auoide an heresy that sprong on it.

Iane. Why shall the churche alter gods wyll & ordinaunce for a good intente? howe did kynge Saule? God the Lorde defende. With these and suche like perswasions he would haue had her leaned to the church, but it would not be. There wer many more thinges wherof they reasoned, but these were the chiefest.

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These wordes folowyng were spoken openlye.

Fecknam. After this Fecknam toke his leaue saying that he was sory for her. for I am sure (quod he) that we two shall neuer mete.

Iane. True it is (saide she) that we shall neuer mete, except God turne your hart. for I am assured, vnlesse you repent and turne to God, ye are in an euill case: and I pray God in the bowels of his mercy to sende you his holy spirit. for he hath geuen you his great gift of vtteraunce, if it please him to open the eyes of your heart.

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A Letter written by the Lady Iane in the ende of the newe testament in Greke, the which she sent vnto her Sister Lady Katherin, immediatly before she suffered.

I Haue here sente you (good sister Katherin) a booke, which although it bee not outwardlye trimmed with golde, yet inwardly it is more worth then precious stones: it is the boke (dere Sister) of the lawe of the Lorde. It is his testament and last wil, which he bequethed vnto vs wretches, which shall lead you to the pathe of eternall ioye: and if you with a good mind read it, and with an earnest minde do folow it, it shal bring you to an immortall and euerlasting life. It wil teache you to liue, and learne you to die. It shal winne you more then you shoulde haue gained by the possession of your wofull fathers lāds. for, as if god had prospered him you shuld haue inherited his lāds: so if you apply diligētly this boke, sekyng to directe your life after it, you shalbe an inheritor of such riches, as nether the couetous shal withdraw from you, neither thefe shal steale, nether yet the mothes corrupt. Desyre with Dauid (good sister) tunderstād the law of the lord your god: liue stil to die, that you (by death) may purchase eternal lyfe. And truste not that the tenderousnes of your age shal lēghthen your life. For as soone (if God call) goeth the yong as the olde: & labour alwayes to learn to die, defie the worlde, denye the deuill, and despise the fleshe, and delite your selfe onely in the Lord. Be penitent for your sinnes, and yet despaire not: be strong in faith, & yet presume not, and desire with saint Paule to be dissolued, and to be with Christ, with whom euē in death ther is life. Be like the good seruaunt, & euen at mid night be waking, lest when death commeth and stealeth vpon you like a thefe in the nighte, you be with the euyll seruaunt found sleping, & lefte

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