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. Isabell Foster, Ioane Lashford, Martyrs.

MarginaliaAn. 1556. Ianuary.he could haue no other aunswere of hym but this: MarginaliaIohn Went withstandeth the bishops persuasions.No, I say as I haue sayd. &c. MarginaliaIohn Went condemned.Wherupon beyng condemned by þe bishops sentēce, he was cōmitted vnto þe Sheriffes (whom that shameles shaueling at that time abused for his seruile Butchers) and so brought to his Martyrdome, which he with no lesse constancy suffred to the end with the rest of that blessed societie of Martyrs aboue named.

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6. Jsabell Foster, Martyr. 
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Isabel Foster

Foster's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This accountwas first printed in the 1563 edition and it remained substantially unchanged through subsequent editions. It was based entirely on official accounts, now lost, of Foster's trial.

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Isabel Foster, Martyr.
Ianuary. 27.
WIth these fiue persons aboue recited and condemned, were also two womē in the foresaid cōpany condēned þe same tyme, and lykewise burned for the same cause, the one a wife called Isabell Foster, the other a mayde named Ioane Warne, or otherwise Lashford.

This foresayd Isabell was borne in Grafestocke in the Dioces of Carlyll, and afterward maryed to one Iohn Foster Cutler of the Parish of S. Brides in Fleetestrete, being of the age of lv. yeares. She likewise for not comming vnto the Church, beyng sent vnto Boner, and so imprisoned, was sondry tymes examined by the sayd Byshop, MarginaliaIsabell Foster constant in confessing Christes gospell.but neuer ouercome, nor remoued from the constant cōfession of CHRISTES Gospell. At length commyng vnto her finall examination before the Byshop in the Consistory the xv. day of the sayd moneth of Ianuary, she was moued agayne, whether she would yet go from her former aunsweres. Whereunto she gaue a resolute aunswere in few wordes: MarginaliaThe words of Isabell Foster at her last examination.I will not (sayth she) go from them by Gods grace: and thereunto did adhere, neither beyng cast downe by the manacyng threates of the Byshop, nor yet yeldyng through hys alluryng enticementes, promising both lyfe and libertie if she would associate her selfe in the vnity of the Catholicke Church. Wherunto she sayd agayne in this wise, that she trusted she was neuer out of the Catholicke Church. &c. and so persistyng in the same, continued constant, till the sentence diffinitiue was pronounced, MarginaliaIsabell Foster condemned. & then she was committed by the commaundement of the Byshop to the secular power, and so brought a few dayes after to the stake, the. 27. day of the foresayd moneth:  

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The date of the execution of Whittle, Green and the others has been disputed. The normally reliable London diarist Henry Machyn states that it took place on 22 January (The Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original 42 [1848], p. 99). The chronicler Charles Wriothesley supports Foxe in stating that Whittle and the others were executed on 27 January. The dates of two of Green's letters further confirm the date of 27 January as that of his execution.

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where she lyke a faithfull witnes of the Lordes truth (with the other fiue aforesayd) ended her troubles here, to finde a better rest in the kyngdome of CHRIST our Sauiour.

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7. Ioane Lashford, alias Ioane Warne, Martyr. 
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Joan Lashford

Lashford's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This account was first printed in the 1563 edition and it remained substantially unchanged through subsequent editions. It was based on official records, now lost, and oral testimony about Lashford's family.

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Ioane Lashford, aliâs Ioane Warne, Martyr.
Ianuary. 27.
IN a certayne place of these Actes and Monumentes heretofore, mētion was made of one Elizabeth Warne. pag. 1878. col. 1. who with her husband Iohn Warne (as is aforesayd) in the beginning of Queene Maries reigne was apprehended in Bow Churchyard for being there at a Communion: and both suffered for the same, first the man in the moneth of May, then the wyfe in Iuly after: and now the daughter in the moneth of Ianuary followed her parentes in the same Martyrdome. Furthermore in the same place and page mencion was made also of Doctour Story: who there (we sayd) was somewhat neare vnto the sayd parties, either in kyndred or alliaunce, albeit as I vnderstand since of some, there was no kindred betwene them, but onely that she was his seruaunt. Yet notwythstanding the sayd Doct. Story MarginaliaD. Story first intercessor for Iohn Warne and his daughter, & afterward the chiefest persecutor agaynst them. (as it is aboue specified) before he was commissioner, made intercession for the parties to Doct. Martin then Commissioner: but afterward being placed in commission hymselfe, so farre forgat himselfe and his old seruaunt, that he became no small

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procurer of their deathes. I will not here expostulate with the hard hart of that mā, nor with hys inconstancie. Who yet notwithstandyng, after he had brought them to death, was rested hym selfe for lx. pound, charged with dette in their behalfe: which if it be true, it may therby appeare that he was in some peece of kyndred ioyned or allied vnto them. But leauyng that person vnto the good pleasure of the Lord, let vs returne vnto that we haue in hand.

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This Ioane Lashford MarginaliaIoane Lashford daughter of Elizabeth Warne. borne in the Parishe of litle Hallowes in Thamis streete, was the daughter of one Rob. Lashford Cutler, and of the foresayd Elizabeth, who afterward was maryed to Iohn Warne vpholster, who (as is sayd) was persecuted for the Gospel of God, to the burnyng fire: and after him his wife, & after her this Ioane Lashford theyr daughter. MarginaliaThe daughter burned after the father and mother. Who about the age of twenty yeares, ministring to her father and mother in prison, suspected and knowen to be of þe same doctrine and religion, was sent vp to Boner B. of London by D. Story (as is aboue in her answers to the articles declared) & so cōmitted to the Counter in þe Poultry, where she remained the space of. v. weekes, & frō thence had to Newgate, where she continued the space of certane monethes.

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After that, remaining prisoner in the custodie of the sayd Boner, her confession was, being examined, MarginaliaThe confession of Ioane before the Bishop.that the whole. xij. moneth before and more, shee came vnto no Popishe Masse seruice in the Church, neyther would do, eyther to receiue the Sacrament of the aultar, or to bee confessed, because her conscience would not suffer her so to do, confessing and protesting that in the Sacrament of the aultar, there is not the reall presence of CHRISTES body and bloud, nor that auricular confession or absolution after the Popish sort, was necessary, nor the Masse to be good or accordyng vnto the Scripture, MarginaliaSuperfluous and Popish ceremonies.but sayd that both the sayd Sacrament, confession, absolution, and the Masse, with all other their superfluous Sacramentes, ceremonies and Diuine seruice as then vsed in this Realme of England, were most vyle and contary to CHRISTES wordes and institution, so that neither they were at the begynnyng, nor shall be at the latter end. This godly Damosell feble and tender of age, MarginaliaThe worthy constancie of a mayde.yet strong by grace in this her confession and faith, stood so firme, that neither the flatteryng promises, nor the violent threates of the Byshops could turne her, but beyng moued and exhorted by the Byshop to returne to the Catholicke vnity of the Church, sayth boldly to him agayne: MarginaliaThe wordes of Ioane Lashford at her last examination.if ye wyll leaue of your abomination, so I will returne, and otherwyse I wyll not.

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Whereupon the bishop yet agayne promised her pardon of all her errours (as he called thē) if she would be conformed. To thys she aunswered agayne, saying vnto the Bishop: Doe as it pleaseth you, and I pray God that you may doe that which may please God.And thus she constantly perseuering in the Lords holy truth, MarginaliaThe Sentence and condemnation of Ioane Lashford.was by the sentence diffinitiue condemned, & committed vnto the Sherifs, by whom the foresayd. xxvij. day of Ianuary, 

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The date of the execution of Whittle, Green and the others has been disputed. The normally reliable London diarist Henry Machyn states that it took place on 22 January (The Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original 42 [1848], p. 99). The chronicler Charles Wriothesley supports Foxe in stating that Whittle and the others were executed on 27 January. The dates of two of Green's letters further confirm the date of 27 January as that of his execution.

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MarginaliaIanuary. 27. shee with the rest beyng brought vnto the stake, there washed her clothes in the bloud of the Lambe, diyng most constantly for hys woord and truth, to whom most louingly she espoused her selfe.

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