Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 45. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 46. John Aleworth 47. Martyrdom of James Abbes 48. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 49. Richard Hooke 50. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 51. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 52. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 53. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 54. Martyrdom of William Haile 55. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 56. William Andrew 57. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 58. Samuel's Letters 59. William Allen 60. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 61. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 62. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 63. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 64. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 65. Cornelius Bungey 66. John and William Glover 67. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 68. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 69. Ridley's Letters 70. Life of Hugh Latimer 71. Latimer's Letters 72. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed73. More Letters of Ridley 74. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 75. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 76. William Wiseman 77. James Gore 78. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 79. Philpot's Letters 80. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 81. Letters of Thomas Wittle 82. Life of Bartlett Green 83. Letters of Bartlett Green 84. Thomas Browne 85. John Tudson 86. John Went 87. Isobel Foster 88. Joan Lashford 89. Five Canterbury Martyrs 90. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 91. Letters of Cranmer 92. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 93. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 94. William Tyms, et al 95. Letters of Tyms 96. The Norfolk Supplication 97. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 98. John Hullier 99. Hullier's Letters 100. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 101. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 102. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 103. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 104. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 105. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 106. Gregory Crow 107. William Slech 108. Avington Read, et al 109. Wood and Miles 110. Adherall and Clement 111. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 112. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow113. Persecution in Lichfield 114. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 115. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 116. Examinations of John Fortune117. John Careless 118. Letters of John Careless 119. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 120. Agnes Wardall 121. Peter Moone and his wife 122. Guernsey Martyrdoms 123. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 124. Martyrdom of Thomas More125. Examination of John Jackson126. Examination of John Newman 127. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 128. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 129. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 130. John Horne and a woman 131. William Dangerfield 132. Northampton Shoemaker 133. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 134. More Persecution at Lichfield
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1744 [1705]

Queene Mary. D. Taylours Letter. Vj. men condēned by Boner. Alphonsus against burning.

Marginalia1555. February. MarginaliaAuricular confession. Praying for the dead.I speake nothing now of auricular confession & praying for soules departed, because I do not heare what authors the Packer 

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Robert Bracher.

brought in for this purpose. Sure I am, that he cā bring no authenticall and canonicall warrant for such his packware. He may say what he wyll of Hebricians and Grecians, and flesh vnder formes, and not aboue formes, or aboue the board. He may cōiure, & conuey, passe & repasse, euen what he wil in such cloudes and mystes. He reproued the scriptures as full of darknes, and yet is full of darkenes him selfe. He did wittely to bring proofes out of Iewry, Turky, & other straunge places for his round white Cake, for that such hys pedlary pelfe packe is contrarye to the playne simplicitie of Christes supper. He glaunced at Priestes mariage. He might against that haue brought as auncient a Doctour as any be alledged out of Hebrue, for his Masse and wafer Cake, that is Doctor Deuill. 1. Timo. 4.

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MarginaliaHe meaneth by the place 1. Tim. 4. where S. Paule speaketh of the doctrine of deuils. &c.I maruaile that he dyd not confute and confound S. Paule for the sentences wrytten aboue the aultar, of the which he made mention in the pulpit. For he and hys fellowes of Oxford be so profound, so excellent, so gloryous and triumphant Clarkes, that they can easely proue a man an Asse, and al writers in the Bible ignorant, simple, full of errours, full of heresies, & beggerly fooles. Yet they wyll be called Catholickes, faythfull true Christian people, defenders of þe holy mother the Church: but truly they take part with þe prince of darknes, with Antichrist, with Iezabel, Apoc. 2. They wyll not be called Papistes, Phariseis, Iewes, Turkes, Heretickes, and so forth: but what soeuer they wyll be called, Gods religion had neuer more euident aduersaries, and that in all the chiefe pointes of it: no not then, when our Sauiour Christ whipt such Marchauntes out of the temple, calling them a company of theeues. Math. 21. God geue them grace to repent. God be thanked that the nobilitie something of late hath spyed and stopped their tyranny. O vnhappy England: MarginaliaEnglishe people likened to the Galathians.Oh more vngrate people, sooner bewitched then the foolish Galathians. We haue now none excuse.

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We haue vndoubtedly seene the true trace of the propheticall, Apostolicall primatiue catholicke church. We are warned to beware, lest we bee lead out of that way, societie, and rule of religion. Now we shall shew what countrey men we be: whether spirituall and heauenly, or carnall and worldly. We had as true knowledge as euer was in any countrey or in any tyme since the beginning of the world: God be praysed therefore. If Hadley being so many yeares perswaded in such truth, wyll now willingly and wittingly forsake the same, & defile it selfe with MarginaliaThe Cake God.the Cake God, Idolatry, and other Antichristianitie thereunto belonging, let it surely looke after many and wonderfull plagues of God shortly. Though an other haue the benefice, yet as God knoweth, MarginaliaThe carefull zeale of Doctour Taylour for Hadley.I can not but be carefull for my deare Hadley. And therefore as I could not but speake, after þe first abominable Masse begon there, I being present, no more I can not but write now being absent, hearing of the wicked prophanation of my late Pulpit, by such a wily Woolfe. Gods loue, mercy, goodnes, and fauour hath bene vnspeakeable, in teaching vs the right way of saluation and iustification. Let vs all haue some zeale, some care, how to serue hym according to his good wyll written. The God of loue & peace bee euer in Hadley, through Christ our onely Aduocate, Amen.

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Rowland Taylour.

 

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Becket's Image and Other Events

The glosses in this section (1570, 1576, 1580) for the most part act as pointers to the narrative.

MarginaliaThe procedings of the Popes catholickes in maintayning their religion.After that Steuen Gardiner bishop of Winchester, had got the lawes, and the secular arme on his side (as ye haue heard) with ful power and authoritie to raigne and rule as he listed, and had brought these godly bishops and reuerend Preachers aforesayd, vnder foote, namely the Archbishop of Canterbury, D. Ridley Bishop of London, M. Latimer, M. Hooper Bishop of Worcester, and Glocester, M. Rogres, M. Saunders, D. Tailour, & M. Bradford, all which he had now presently cōdemned, & some also burned, he supposed now all had bene cocke sure, and that Christ had bene conquered for euer, so that the people being terrified with example of these great learned men condemned, neuer would ne durst once route against their violent religiō: not much vnlike in this behalfe to the maner of the Turkes, who when they can not maintayne their sect by good learning and truth of Gods word, thinke by violence of sword to force whom they can to their belief,

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and that done, afterward make lawes, no man vnder payne of heresie to dispute or once call in question any of their proceedinges: MarginaliaThe maner of proceding like in the catholiques, and in the Turkes.Euen so Steuen Gardiner and his felowes, when they see they can not preuayle by triall of Gods word, and discourse of learning, neither are disposed simply to seeke for truth where it is to be found: they take exceptions against Gods word, to be intricate, obscure, and insufficient to bee hys owne iudge, and therefore that of necessity it must be iudged by the Popes church, and so hauing Kinges & Quenes of their side, they seeke not to perswade by the word of God, nor to wynne by charitie, but in steede of þe law of God, they vse (as the prouerbe saith) Marginaliaνόμος τῶν χειρωντω νόμω χειρων, cōpelling mē by death, fire and sword (as the Turkes do) to beleue that in very deede they thincke not. And in deede after flesh & bloud this seemeth to be a sure way. Neithre peraduenture are they ignorant howe gayly this way thriueth with the Turkes, & therefore thinke they to practise the same, at leastwyse so they doe, vpon what example so euer they do it. And thus condemned they these godly learned Preachers and Bishops aforesayd, supposing (as I sayd) that al the rest would soone be quailed by their example. But they were deceaued, for within. viij. or. ix. dayes after that Steuen Gardiner had geuen sentence against M. Hooper, M. Rogers, M. Saunders, D. Taylour, & M. Bradford, being the 8. of February, MarginaliaFebruary. 8. vj. other good men were brought likewise before the bishops for the same cause of religion to bee examined, whose names were Marginaliavj. Men conuented before B. Boner for heresy.W. Pigot Butcher, Ste. Knight Barbar, Tho. Tomkins Weauer, T. Hawkes Gentleman, Iohn Laurence Priest, William Hunter Prentise.

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Steuen Gardiner seing thus his deuise disapointed, and that cruelty in this case would not serue to his expectatiō, MarginaliaSte. Gardiner geueth ouer his murdering office to Bish. Boner.gaue ouer the matter as vtterly discouraged, and from that day medled no more in such kind of condemnations, but referred the whole doing thereof to Boner bishop of London: 

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This is an interesting admission that, after the initial condemnations of Rogers, Saunders, Hooper, Taylor and others in late January 1555, Gardiner withdrew from an active role in persecuting protestants. Bonner would take charge of the persecution, even when, as in the case of Philpot, the accused was technically not under the jurisdiction of the bishop of London.

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who supplyed that parte right doughtely, as in the further processe of this history hereafter euidently and to much may appeare. Thus B. Boner taking the matter in hand, called before him in his Consistory at Paules, the lord Maior and certain Aldermē sittyng with him, the vj. persons afore named, vpon the viij. day of February in the yeare aforesayd, and in the next day beyng the MarginaliaFebruary. 9.ix. of February, read the sentence of condemnation vpon them, as appeareth in Boners owne Registers. MarginaliaEx Regist. Boneri Lond. Such quicke speede these mē could make in dispatchyng their busines at once. MarginaliaThe Papistes not slacke in their business. Notwithstādyng because the death of these condēned Martyrs did not folow incontinētly before the next moneth of March, Marginaliavj. Men condemned by Bish. Boner.I will differre the prosecutyng of their matter, till I come (by the grace of the Lord) to the tyme and day of their sufferyng. In the meane tyme, what was the cause that their execution was so long differred after their condemnation, I haue not precisely to say, vnlesse perauenture þe Sermon of Alphonsus the Spanish Frier and the kinges Confessour, did some good. For so I find, that when these. vj. persons aforesayd were cast vpon Saterday, the. ix. of February, vpon Sonday following, which was the. MarginaliaFebruary. 10.x. of February, the said Alphonsus a gray Frier preached before þe king, in which Sermō MarginaliaAlphonsus K. Philips confesssor preaching against the burning of heretickes.he did earnestly inuey against þe bishops for burning of men, saying plainly that they learned it not in scripture to burne any for his conscience: but the contrary, that they should lyue, and be conuerted: with many other thinges more to the same purport. But touching the lingering of these mens death, as I haue not certainly to affirme, so I let it passe.

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MarginaliaFebruary. 14.Vpon the xiiij. day of February, M. Rob. Ferrar B. of S. Dauids was sent toward S. Dauids there to be condemned and executed. Touchyng whose Martyrdome, for somuch as it fell not before the moneth of March, we will deferre the history therof till we come to the day and tyme of hys suffering.

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Furthermore, thys foresayd xiiij. day of February,

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