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. The story of M. Bartlet Greene, Martyr.

MarginaliaAn. 1556. Ianuary.ately and necessarily doth follow the same, and therefore it is a manifest token of Gods truth, and hath here bene here and is styll abroad, and that is a cause of the rage & cruelty of Sathan against CHRIST and his members, which must bee corrected for their synnes in this worlde: theyr fayth must be tryed, that after triall and pacient suffering the faythfull may receaue the crowne of glory. MarginaliaTo be strong agaynst Sathan and not to feare persecution.Feare not therefore my welbeloued, but proceede in the knowledge and feare of God, and he will keepe you from all euyll. Call vpon hys holy name, and hee wyll strengthen you and assist you in all your wayes: and if it please hym to lay hys crosse vpon you for hys Gospels sake, refuse it not, neyther shake it of by vnlawfull meanes, lest you should (as God forbid) finde a more greuous crosse, and torment of conscience if you should dissemble and denye the knowen verity, then is any persecution or death of body. MarginaliaGood counsell not to forsake the Lord for persecution.Oh how happy are they that suffer persecution for righteousnes sake? their rewarde is great in heauen. The momentane afflictions of this lyfe are not worthy of the glory that shall be shewed vpon vs. Oh remember the godly women of the old testament & new, which lyued in Gods seruice and feare, and therefore are nowe in blysse and commended for euer: as namely Iudith, Hester, Abigael, the Mother of the. vij. sonnes, Mary, Elizabeth, Susanna, Lidia, and Phebe, and others. Set their examples before your eyes, and feare nothing: for Sathan is conquered by our Sauiour CHRIST: synne is put to flight, and the gate of immortality and eternall lyfe is set wyde open: God graunt we may enter therein through the doore IESVS CHRIST, Amen.

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Thomas Wittell.

The story of M. Bartlet Greene, Gentleman and Lawyer, Martyr. 
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The Life and Martyrdom of Bartlett Green

Green's martyrdom was merely listed in Rerum, p. 634. All of Foxe's account of Green first appeared in the 1563 edition. Some of the material came from oral sources, some of it from writings preserved by Green's friends and much of it came from Bishop Bonner's records. In the 1570 edition, the opening of Green's letter to Philpot was deleted; apart from this, there were no changes made to the 1563 account of Green in later editions.

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MarginaliaThe story of Master Bartlet Grene Gentleman & Martyr. MarginaliaIanuary. 27.AFter the martyrdome of Thomas Whittell, next followeth in order to speake of Bartlet Greene, who the next day after the foresayd Whittell, was lykewyse cōdemned. Thys Grene was of a good house and hauyng such parents as both fauoured learnyng, and were also wyllyng to bryng vp thys theyr child in the same. Who after some entraunce in other inferiour schooles, MarginaliaBartlet Grene, student at Oxford.was by them sent vnto the vniuiuersitie of Oxford: where through exercise and diligent study he so profited, that within short tyme he attained aswell vnto the knowledge of sundry prophane sciences, as also now in hys last yeares, vnto the godlye vnderstanding of Diuinitie. Whereunto through ignoraunce (in which he was trayned vp from hys youth) he was at the first an vtter enemy, MarginaliaM. Grene conuerted by þe Lectures of Peter Martyr.vntyll such tyme as God of hys mercy had opened his eyes by his often repayring vnto the cōmon Lectures of Peter Martyr, Reader of þe Diuinitie Lecture in the same vniuersity: so that thereby (as by Gods instrument) he sawe the true light of CHRISTES Gospell.

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Whereof when he had once tasted, it became vnto hym as the fountayne of lyuely water that our Sauiour CHRIST spake of vnto the woman of Samaria, MarginaliaIohn. 4. so as he neuer thirsted any more, but had a well springing vnto euerlastyng lyfe. In so much as when he was called by hys frendes frō þe vniuersity, MarginaliaM. Grene student in the Temple at London.& was placed in þe Temple at London, there to attayne the knowledge of the common lawes of the Realme, he yet continued still in hys former study and earnest profession of the Gospell: wherein also he dyd not a little profite. Howbeit (such is the frailty of our corrupt nature, wythout the speciall assistance of Gods holy spirite) through the cōtinuall accompanying and fellowshyp of such worldly (I wyll not say to much youthfull) young Gentlemen, as are commonly in that and the lyke houses, hee became by lyttle and lyttle a compartener of theyr fonde follyes and youthfull vanities, aswell in hys apparell, as also in banketinges and other superfluous excesses, which hee afterward (beyng agayne called by Gods mercyfull correction) dyd sore lament and bewayle: as appeareth by hys owne testimony, notified and left in a booke of a certayne frend of his litle before his death,

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written wyth hys own hand, in maner as followeth.

¶ This dyd M. Bartlet Grene write in M. Bartram Calthrops booke.

MarginaliaA good note or les son for young lawyers to marke and follow.TWo things haue very much troubled me whylest I was in the Temple, Pride and Glottony, which vnder the coulour of glory and good fellowship, drewe me almost from God. Agaynst both there is one remedye, by prayer earnest and without ceasing. And for as much as vayne glory is so subtile an aduersarye, that almost it woundeth deadly ere euer a man can perceiue hym selfe to bee smitten, therefore we ought so much the rather by continuall prayer to labour for humblenes of mynde. True Glottony beginneth vnder a charitable pretence of mutuall loue and society, MarginaliaWhat lewd company doth. and hath in it most vncharitablenes. When we seeke to refresh our bodies, that they may be the more apt to serue God, and performe our duties towards our neighbours, thē stealeth it in as a priuy theefe, and murdereth both body and soule, that nowe is not apt to pray, or serue God, nor apt to study or labour for our neighbours. Let vs therefore watch and be sober: for our aduersary the deuyll walketh about lyke a roaryng Lion, seeking whom he may deuour. And remember what Salomon sayth: Melior est patiens viro forti, & qui dominatur animo, expugnatore vrbium. i. 

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Bartlet Greene in a letter, quoting from Proverbs, 16. 32.
Foxe text Latin

Melior est patiens viro forti, & qui dominatur animo, expugnatore vrbium.

Foxe text translation

A pacient man is better then a strong warriour, and he that conquereth hys own stomacke, is better then he that conquereth townes and Cities.

Actual text of Proverbs, 16. 32. (Vulgate)

melior est patiens viro forte et qui dominatur animo suo expugnatore urbium

[Accurate citation, except that the Foxe text has a more classically correct ablative singular of the adjectivefortito agree withviroin an ablative of comparison phrase.]

A pacient man is better then a strong warriour, and he that conquereth hys own stomacke, is better then he that conquereth townes and Cities.

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Bartlet Greene.

Marginaliai. Agrement of mindes ioyning in vnitie of fayth, and growing vp in charitie is true and stedfast amitie. Farewell (my Bartrame) & remember me, that euer we may be like together. Farewel. At Newgate. Ianua. 20. An. 1556.Animorum in fide vnio, per charitatem aucta, firma est amicitia. Vale (mi Bartrame) & mei memineris, vt semper simillimi efficiamur. Vale. Apud nouam Portam. 20. Ianuarij. 1556. 

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Bartlet Green
Foxe text Latin

Animorum in fide vnio, per charitatem aucta, firma est amicitia. Vale (mi Bartrame) & mei memineris, vt semper simillimi efficiamur. Vale. Apud nouam Portam. 20. Ianuarii. 1556.

Foxe text translation

Agrement of mindes ioyning in vnitie of fayth, and growing in charitie is true and stedfast amitie. Farewell (my Bartrame) & remember me, that euer we may be like together. Farewel. Newgat. Ianua. 20, An. 1556.

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Set sober loue against hasty wrath.

Bartlet Grene.

Thus we see the fatherly kyndnes of our most gracious and mercyfull God, who neuer suffereth hys elect children so to fall, that they lye styll in securitye of sinne, but often times quickneth them vp by some such meanes, as perhaps they thinke least of, as he dyd here thys hys strayed sheepe. And now therefore to returne to our history: for the better maintenance of himselfe in these hys studies & other hys affayres he had a large exhibition of hys Grandfather Master Doctor Barlet, MarginaliaLarge giftes offred to M. Grene by Doctor Bartlet, to returne to the church of Rome.who during the tyme of Grenes imprisonment made vnto hym large offers of great liuinges, if he would recant, and (forsaking the truth, and gospel of CHRIST) come home agayn to the church & Sinagoge of Rome. But these hys perswasions (the Lord be therfore praised) tooke small effect in thys faythfull hart, as the sequell dyd declare. He was a man beloued of all men, (except of the Papistes, who loue none that loue the truth) and so he well deserued: for he was of a meeke, humble, discreete, and most gentle behauiour to all. Iniurious he was to none, beneficiall to many, especially to those that were of the houshold of faith: as appeared (amongest other) by hys frendly dealyng with master Christopher Goodman, MarginaliaFriendship betwene Christofer Goodman and M. Grene. beyng at that present a poore Exile beyond the seas. With whom this Bartlet Grene (aswell for hys toward learning, as also for hys sober and godly behauiour) had often societie in Oxford in the dayes of good K. Edward: which nowe, notwithstandyng hys frendes misery and banishment, he dyd not lightly forget, and that turned as it chaūced (not without the prouidence of almighty God) to the great griefe of both, the one of hart for the losse of hys frend, and the other of body in suffering the cruell and murthering rage of Papistes.

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The cause hereof was a letter which Greene dyd write vnto the sayd Goodman, containyng aswell the report of certaine demaūdes or questions, which were cast abroad in London (as appeareth hereafter in a letter of his owne pennyng, which he ment to haue sent vnto M. Philpot, wherin he declareth his full vsage before the Byshop of London and others) as also an aūswere to a questiō made by þe sayd Christopher Goodman in a letter written vnto him, in which he required to haue þe certainty of the report which was spread

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