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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1765 [1726]

Quene Mary. The story and Martyrdome of Rawlins White a Fisherman.

MarginaliaAn. 1555. March.Lord and friend, vnto such tyme as ye find me eyther desiryng to be defended in my wrong, or not willing to put the mogement of my ryght cause into your handes. And becuse that the residue of matters, touching them, & their vngentle, vntrue, and vngodly doings is to long and I haue molested you to much wyth this my tedious letter, I shall now surcease: humbly beseching your good lordship to accept in good part thys my boldnes procedyng of necessity, and to pardon it for the loue of our Lord Iesu: who saue and kepe you in health, comfort, and honor, long to endure for the aduauncement of hys glory. Written at Agurguily this. ix. of March.

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Your Lordships to commaund duryng lyfe, R.F.

The history of one Raulins VVhite burned at Cardiffe in Wales, about the moneth of March, for the testimonie of Christes Gospell, reported by Iohn Dane being yet alyue, who was almost cōtinually with hym duryng his trouble, vnto his death. 
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The Martyrdom of Rawlins White

This account is a striking example of the importance of individual informants to the Acts and Monuments. All that the Rerum contains on White is a note stating that he was burned in Cardiff on 27 March 1555 (Rerum, p. 428). This note was reprinted in the 1563 edition. Then, in the 1570 edition, Foxe produced the detailed and vivid account of White, sent to him by a 'Master Dane'. There were no changes to this account in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaRaulins White Martyr, burned at Cardiffe in Wales.FOr so much as we haue here passed the history of M. Farrar, burned at the towne of Carmarden in Wales, I thought to adioyne and accompanie with the same, the history also of one Rawlins Whyte a Fisherman, which both in þe like cause, & in the same coūtrey of Wales, & also about þe same moneth of March & yeare aforesayd, gaue his lyfe lyke a valiant souldiour of Iesus Christ, to Martyrdome, & was bnrned at Cardiffe: the processe of whose story here followeth expressed more at large.

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This Rawlins was by his calling or occupation a Fisherman, liuing and cōtinuing in the sayd trade by the space of. xx. yeares at the least in the towne of Cardiffe, being (as a man of his vocation might be) one of very good name, and well accompted amongest hys neighbours. As touchyng hys religion at the first, it can not otherwyse be knowen, but that he was a great partaker of the superstition and idolatry that then was vsed, I meane in the raigne of king Henry the eight. But after that God of his mercy had raised vp the light of hys Gospel, through the blessed gouernment of king Edward the sixt here in this realme of England, thys Rawlins began partly to mislike that which before he had embraced, and to haue some good opinion of that which before by the iniquitie of the time had bene concealed from him: and the rather to bring this good purpose and intent of his to passe, he began to be a diligent hearer, and a great searcher out of the truth.

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MarginaliaThe desirous mynde of Rawlins to search for truth.But because the good man was altogether vnlearned, & withall very simple, he knew no ready way how he might satisfie his great desire: At length it came in his minde to take a speciall remedy to supply his necessitie, which was this: He had a litle boy which was his owne sonne, MarginaliaThe godly entent of Rawlins in setting his sonne to schole.which child hee set to schole to learne to read English. 

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The wording here is a little obscure; does this passage mean that the boy could speak, but not read, English? Or was he a native Welsh speaker?

Now after the litle boy could read indifferently well, his father euery night after supper, sommer & winter, would haue the boy to read a peece of þe holy Scripture, & now & then of some other good booke. In which kinde of vertuous exercise the old man had such delight & pleasure, that, as it seemed, he rather practised him selfe in the study of Scripture, then in the trade or science which before tyme he had vsed: so that Raulins within fewe yeares in the sayd tyme of kyng Edward, MarginaliaThe meanes whereby Rawlins first came to knowledge.through þe helpe of his litle sonne, as a speciall minister appointed by God (no doubt) for that purpose, and through much consciēce besides, profited and went forward in such sort, þt he was hable not only to resolue him self touchyng hys owne former blyndnes & ignoraunce, but was also able to admonish & instruct other: and therefore when occasion serued, hee would go frō one place to an other, visityng such as he had best hope in. MarginaliaRawlins by the meanes of hys yong sonne came to the knowledge of the scripture.By which his doyng hee became in that countrey both a notable and open professour of the truth, beyng at all tymes and in all places not without the company of his litle boy, whom (as I haue sayd) he vsed as an assistance to this his good purpose. And to this hys

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great industry and indeuour in holy Scripture, God did also adde in hym a singulare gift of memory, MarginaliaThe gift of memory in Rawlins.so that by the benefite therof he would and could do that in vouchyng and rehearsing the text, which men of ryper and more profoud knowledge by their notes and other helpes of memory, could very hardly accomplish: In so much that he vppon the alledgyng of Scripture very often would cite the booke, the leafe, yea and þe very sentence: such was the wonderfull workyng of God in this simple and vnlearned father.

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Now, when he had thus continued in his profession the space of v. yeares, kyng Edward dyed, vpon whose decease Queene Mary succeded, and with her all kynde of superstition and Papistry crept in. Which thyng beyng once perceaued, Raulins did not altogether vse open instruction and admonitlon (as before he was wont) and therfore oftentymes in some priuate place or other, he would call his trusty frendes together, and with earnest prayer and great lamentation passe away the tyme: so that by his vertuous instructions beyng without any blemish of errour, he conuerted a great number, which number (no doubt) had greatly encreased, had not the cruell storme of persecution bene. The extremitie and force wherof at the last so pursued this good father Raulins that he looked euery houre to go to prison: wherupon many of those which had receaued comfort by his instructions, did resort vnto him and by all meanes possible began to persuade him MarginaliaRawlins exhorted to shift for himselfe.to shift for hym selfe, and to dispose his goods by some reasonable order to the vse of his wife and children, and by that meanes he should escape that daunger which was imminent ouer his head.

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But Raulins nothyng abashed for hys owne part, through the iniquitie of the tyme, and at all nothyng moued with these their fleshly persuasions, thanked thē most hartly for their good will, and told them playnly that he had learned one good lesson touching the confessing and deniall of Christ, MarginaliaRawlins promiseth to be constant to the death.aduertising them that if he vpō their persuasions should presume to deny his Maister Christ, Christ in the last day would deny and vtterly condemne him: and therfore (quoth he) I will by his fauorable grace confesse and beare witnes of him before men, that I may find hym in euerlastyng lyfe.

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Notwithstāding which aūswere, his frendes were very importunate with him. Howbeit father Raulins continued still in his good purpose, so long till at the last he was taken by the officers of the town as a man suspected of heresie: MarginaliaRawlins apprehended and conuented before the Bishop of Landaffe named Anthony Kechin.vpon which apprehension he was conuented before þe Bishop of Landaffe that then was: the sayd Byshop lying then at his house besides Chepstow: by whō, after diuers cōbats & cōflictes with hym, & his Chaplains: this good father Raulins was cōmitted to prisō in Chepstow. But this his keping whether it were by the Bishops meanes because he would ridde his handes of him, or through fauour of his keeper, was not so seuere and extreme, MarginaliaRawlins might eschape and would not.but that (if he had so listed) he might haue escaped oftentymes.

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But that notwithstandyng, he continued still, in so much that at the last he by the aforenamed Bishop was remoued from Chepstow to the Castle of Cardiffe, MarginaliaRawlins a whole yeare in prison.where he continued by the space of one whole yeare. Duryng which tyme this reporter resorted to him very often, with money and other relief from this reporters mother MarginaliaA godly woman stirred vp to relieue Rawlins. (who was a great fauourer of those that were in affliction in those dayes) & other of his frēdes: which hee receaued not wtout great thankes & prayses geuen to the name of God. And albeit that he was thus troubled and imprisoned, as ye haue heard, to his own vndoyng in this world and to þe vtter decay of his poore wife and children: yet was his harte so set to the instruction and furtheraunce of other in the way of saluation, that he was neuer in quyet, but when he was MarginaliaExhortation of Raulins to his frendes.persuadyng or exhortyng such of his familiar frendes as commonly came vnto hym. In somuch that on the Sondayes and other tymes of laysure, when his frēdes

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