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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Quene Mary. A prayer. Godly Letters of M. Iohn Philpot, Martyr.

MarginaliaAn. 1555. December.Thus hast thou (gentle reader) the life and doinges of this learned and worthy souldiour of the Lord, Iohn Philpot, with all his examinations that came to our hands, first penned & written with hys owne hād, MarginaliaThe writings and examinations of M. Ioh. Philpot by the meruailous prouidence of almighty God preserued.being maruelously reserued from the sight and handes of his enemies: who by all maner meanes sought not onely to stoppe him from all wryting, but also to spoile and depriue him of that which he had written. For the which cause he was many times stripped and searched in the prisō of his keper: but yet so happely these hys wrytings were conueyed and hid in places about him, or els hys kepers eyes so blinded, that notwithstanding all this malicious purpose of the Bishops, they are yet remayning and haue come to light.

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¶ A prayer to be sayd at the stake, of all them that God shall account worthy to suffer for his sake. 
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A copy of this prayer survies in Foxe's papers as ECL 261, fos. 17v-18v. In this manuscript this prayer is attributed to John Bradford.

MarginaliaA godly prayer to be sayd at the time of Martyrdome.MErcifull God and father, to whom our Sauiour CHRIST approched in his feare and neede by reason of death,and found comfort: Gracious God and most bounteous CHRIST, on whom Steuen called in his extreme nede, and receiued strength: Most benigne holy spirit, which in the middest of all crosses and death, diddest comfort the Apostle S. Paule, with more consolations in Christ, then he felt sorrowes and terrours, haue mercy vpon me miserable, vile, and wretched sinner, which now draw nere the gates of death, deserued both in soule and body eternally, by reason of manifold, horrible, old, and new transgreßions, which to thine eyes (O Lord) are open and knowne. Oh be mercifull vnto me, for the bitter death and bloudsheding of thine owne only sonne IESVS CHRIST. And though thy iustice doe require (in respect of my sinnes) that now thou shouldest not heare me, measuring me with the same measure I haue measured thy maiesty, contemning thy daily calles: yet let thy mercy which is aboue al thy workes, and wherwith the earth is filled, let thy mercy (I say) preuaile towards me, through, and for the mediatiō of CHRIST our Sauiour. For whose sake in that it hath pleased thee to bring me forth now as one of his witnesses, and a record bearer of thy veritye and truth taught by him, to giue my life therfore (to which dignity I do acknowledge deare God, that there was neuer any so vnworthy & so vnmete, no not the theefe that hanged with him on the crosse): I most humbly therfore pray thee that thou wouldest, accordingly aide, helpe, and aßist me with thy strength and heauenly grace, that with CHRIST thy sonne I may finde cōfort, with Steuen I may see thy presence and gracious power, and Paule and all others which for thy names sake haue suffred afflictiō & death, I may find so presēt with me thy gracious cōsolations, that I may by my death glorify thy holy name, propagate & ratifie thy veritie, cōfort the harts of the heauy, confirme thy church in thy veritie, conuert some that are to be conuerted, and so depart forth of this miserable world, where I do nothing but daily heape sinne vpō sinne, and so enter into the fruitiō of thy blessed mercy: wherof now geue and encrease in me a liuely trust, sense, and feling, wherthrough the terrors of death, the torments of fire, the panges of sinne, the dartes of Sathan, and the dolours of hell may neuer depresse me, but may be driuen away through the working of that most gracious spirite: which now plenteously endue me withall, that thorow the same spirite I may offer (as now I desire to do in CHRIST and by him) my self wholy soule and body, to be a liuely sacrifice, holy and acceptable in thy sight. Deare father, whose I am, and alwayes haue bene, euen from my mothers wombe, yea euen before the world was made, to whom I commend my selfe, soule and body, family, and frendes, countrey, and all the whole Church, yea euen my very enemies, according to thy good pleasure, beseching thee entirely to geue once more to this realme of England, MarginaliaHe prayeth for restoring of the Gospell and peace in England. the bleßing of thy word againe, with godly peace, to the teaching and setting forth of the same. Oh deare father, now geue me grace to come vnto thee. Purge and so purifye me by this fire in CHRISTES death and paßion through thy spirite, that I may be a burnt offering of swete smell in thy sight, which liuest and raignest with the sonne and the holy ghost, now and euermore world without end, Amen. I. B.

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¶ Letters of M. Philpot. 
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John Philpot's Letters

There are two letters by Philpot which are printed in the 1563 edition. One is a letter to John Careless which, in the first edition, was printed with Philpot's letters but in the second edition was printed with the letters of John Careless. The other letter was from Philpot to a group of protestant going into exile. A letter was also printed in the first edition which was wrongly attributed to Philpot (1563, pp. 1449-50). This was actually a letter by John Careless and it was reprinted among Careless's letters in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 560-64; 1570, pp. 2105-06; 1576, pp. 1817-18 and 1583, pp. 1923-24.

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Four of Philpot's letters were first printed in the Letters of the Martyrs and then reprinted in the 1570 edition. A letter from Philpot to fellow protestants, a letter on baptismand five letters to Elizabeth Fane. The letters of Philpot were unchanged in the 1576 edition, but an anonymous letter denouncing Bonner for executing Philpot was added in the 1583 edition.

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¶ A letter which he sent to the Christian congregation, exhorting them to refraine from the Idolatrous seruice of the Papistes, and to serue God after his worde. 
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ECL 262, fos. 194r-197v is a copy of this letter; it was first printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 216-24. This letter is dated 1555 and it must have been written before Philpot was transferred from the King's Bench in late October of that year.

MarginaliaA letter of M. Philpot to the congregation.It is a lamentable thing to beholde at this present in England, the faithles departing both of men and women from the true knowledge and vse of CHRISTES syncere religion, which so plentifully they haue bene taught and do know, theyr owne consciences bearing witnes to the veritie thereof. If that earth be cursed of God, MarginaliaHeb. 6.which eftsones 

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Repeatedly, continually.

receiuing moisture and pleasant dewes frō heauen, doth not bring forth fruite accordingly: how much more greuous iudgement shall such persons receyue, which hauing receiued from the father of heauen the perfite knowledge of his word by the mynistery thereof, do not shew forth gods worship after the same? MarginaliaMat. 29.If the Lord will require in the day of iudgement a godly vsury of all maner of talents which he sendeth vnto men and womē: how much more will he require þe same of his pure religion reueled vnto vs (which is of all other talentes the chiefest and most pertaining to our excercise in this life) if we hide þe same in a napkin and set it not forth to the vsury of gods glory, and edifying of his Church by true confession? God hath kindled the bright light of his gospell, which in times past was suppressed and hyd vnder the vile ashes of mans traditions, and hath caused the brightnes therof the shine in our harts, to the end that the same might shine before men to the honour of his name. MarginaliaMath. 5. It is not only geuen vs to beleue, but also to cōfess and declare what we beleue in our outward cōuersation. For as S. Paul wryteth to the Romaines: MarginaliaRom. 10.The beliefe of the hart iustifieth, and to acknowledge with the mouth, maketh a man safe. It is all one before God, not to beleue at all, and not to shew forth the liuely workes of our belief. For CHRIST sayth: MarginaliaMath. 11.Eyther make the tree good & his fruits good, or els make the tree euil and the fruits euil, because a good tree bryngeth forth good fruits: MarginaliaLuke. 12.so that the person which knoweth hys masters wil and doth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes. And not all they which say lord lord, MarginaliaMath. 7.shall enter into the kingdome of God, but he that doth the will of the father. And MarginaliaLuke. 9.whosoeuer in the time of triall is ashamed of me (sayth Christ) and of my words, of him the sonne of man will be ashamed before his father. After that we haue built our selues into the true church of God, it hath pleased him by geuing vs ouer into the hāds of the wicked Sinagoges, to proue our building, and to haue it knowne as well to the world as to our selues, that we haue bene wise builders into the true church of God vpon the rocke, MarginaliaMath. 7. and not on the sande, and therefore now the tempest is risen, and the stormes doe mightely blow against vs, that we might notwithstanding stand vpright and be firme in the Lord, to his honour and glory, and to our eternall felicitie. There is no new thing happened vnto vs, for with such tempests and dangerous weathers the church of God hath continually bene exercised. Now once againe as the Prophet Aggeus telleth vs: MarginaliaAggeus. 2.The lord shaketh the earth, that those might abide for euer, which be not ouerthrowne.

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Therfore my dearely beloued, be stable & immoueable in the word of God, & in the faithfull obseruation therof, & let no mā deceiue you with vayne wordes: saying, that you may kepe your faith to your selues, and dissēble with Antichrist, and so liue at rest and quietnes in the world, as most men doe, yelding to necessitie. Marginalia
Wisdome of the flesh not to be harkened vnto.
Rom 8. 1. Cor. 6.
This is the wisedome of the flesh, but the wisedome of the flesh is death and enmitie to God, as our Sauiour for ensample aptly did declare in Peter, MarginaliaMath. 16. who exhorted CHRIST not to goe to Ierusalem to celebrate the passeouer & there to be slaine, but counselled him to loke better to himselfe.

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Likewise the world would not haue vs to forsake it, neither to associate our selues to the true Church which is the body of CHRIST, whereof we are liuely members, and to vse the sacraments after gods word, wyth the dāger of our liues. MarginaliaHeb. 11. Psal. 116.But we must learne to answer þe world, as CHRIST did Peter, and say: go beind me Sathan, thou sauourest not the things of God. Shall I not drinke of the cuppe which the father geueth me? For it is better to be afflicted and to be slaine in the church of God, then to be counted þe sonne of the king in the Sinagoge of false religion. MarginaliaDeath for righteousnes bringeth felicity.Death for righteousnes is not to be abhorred, but rather to be desired, which assuredly bringeth with it the crowne of euerlasting glory. These bloudy executioners doe not persecute CHRISTES Martyrs, but crowne them with euerla-

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