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. Supplication. Iohn Harpole, Ioane Beach. Iohn Hullier, Martyrs.

MarginaliaAn. 1556. Aprill.ring losse of goods, punishmēt or death, do outwardly in body that thing, that their harts & consciences inwardly abhorreth: & so outwardly disobey God, & in hart dissemble wyth man. MarginaliaFalse dissemblers worthy to be hated of all men.Which dissimulation we thinke worthy hate of all men, and most vncomely for Christian men.

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Wherefore wee humbly besech the Queenes maiesty, wyth pity and mercy to tender the lamentable sute of vs her poore subiectes, which be by this commaundement sore hurt and wounded in our consciences, and driuen to many miseries, and by the malicious attemptes of wicked men, suffer great wrongs and iniuries, sclaunders, losse of goodes, and bodily vexations. We thynke not good, by any vnlawfull sturre or cōmotion, to seeke remedy: but intend by Gods grace, to obey her maiesty in all thinges not agaynst God and his holy word. But vnto such vngodly Byshoplyke commaundementes as are against God, we aunswere wyth the Apostels: God must obeyed rather then man. If persecution shall ensue (which some threaten vs wyth) we desyre the heauenly father, according to hys promise, to looke from heauen, to heare our cry, to iudge betwene vs and our aduersaries, and to geue vs fayth, strength, and patience, to continue faythfully vnto the end, and to shorten these euill dayes for his chosens sake: and so we faythfully beleue he wyll.

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Notwithstanding, wee trust the Queenes gracious and merciful hart will not suffer such tyranny to be done agaynst her poore innocent, faythfull, and obeident subiectes, that dayly pray vnto God for her: which haue no remedy in this world, but to sue vnto her highnes, our most gracious and benigne soueraigne: whom we pray and besech, for the deare bloud of CHRIST, to pity our lamentable case and hurt of conscience, MarginaliaQueene Maryes authority striuing agaynst mens consciences.and to call backe all such commaundementes, as are agaynst Gods honour, as the good king Darius, Assuerus, Traianus, Theodosius, and diuers other haue done: and to permit the holy worde of God and true religion (set foorth by our most holy and innocent K. Edward, a very saint of God) to be restored agayn vnto our churches, to be frequented amongst vs. So shall we grow & increase in the knowledge of God & of CHRIST, in true repentance & amendment of lyfe: so shall we exhibite true obedience to our lawfull magistrates and all superiors ordained of God: so shall loue and charity (of late thorow thys commaundement so decayed) bee agayne restored, the honour of her regall estate the more confyrmed and established, and godlynes and vertuous lyfe among her louing subiectes increased and mayntayned.

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And we most hartely pray you (right honorable commissioners) to bee meanes vnto the Queenes hyghnes, and to her honorable Counsaile, that this our humble sute may be fauourably tendred, and graciously hearde and graunted. And we shall not cease day and nyght, to pray vnto the heauēly father, long to preserue her grace, and all other magistrates, in his feare & loue, & in prosperous peace and wealth, wyth long lyfe and honour, Amen.

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Your poore Suppliantes, the louers of Christes true
Religion, in Norffolke and Suffolke.

The story of Iohn Harpole of the Parish of S. Nicolas in Rochester, 
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The Martyrdom of Harpole and Beach

According to the writ authorizing his execution, Harpole was from Tunbridge, not Rochester (PRO, C/85/144, fo. 34).

Ioane Beach wydow of Tunbridge, Martyrs.  
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In the 1563 edition, Foxe just stated that Harpole and Beach were burned in Rochester on 1 April 1556. This entire account first appeared in the 1570 edition and was based entirely on material taken from the register of Maurice Griffins, bishop of Rochester, which Foxe must have consulted between 1563 and 1570 (see 1570, p. 2086; 1576, p. 1700 and 1583, p. 1406). Only fragments of this register survive andthese documents are now lost.

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MarginaliaJoh. Harpole, Ioane Beach, Martyrs.TOuching þe examinatiō of Ioane Beach widow, and of Iohn Harpole wythin the dioces of Rochester, by Maurice byshop of the sayd dioces, remembrance was made before in the story of Nicholas Halle, pag. 1829. wherein was declared the. iiij. Articles consistoriall of the bishop, obiected and laid, as vnto the sayd Nich. Halle & his cōpany, so also to thys Ioane Beach widdow: whereof the first was this.

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MarginaliaEx Regist. Articles layd to Ioane Beach.1 That she was of the parishe of Tunbridge in the dioces of Rochester.

2 Item, that all persons which preach, teach, beleue, or say otherwyse or contrary to that their mother holy catholicke church of CHRIST, are excōmunicate persons and heretickes.

3 Item, that the sayd Ioane Beach hath, and yet doth affirme, maintaine and beleue contrary to the said mo-

ther holy church of CHRIST, vidz, that in the blessed Sacrament of the aultar, vnder forme of breade and wyne, there is not the very body and bloud of our Sauiour in substance, but onely a token and memoriall therof: and that the very body and bloud of CHRIST is in heauen, and not in the sacrament.

4 Item, that she hath bene, and yet is, amongest the parishioners of Tunbridge, openly noted, and vehemently suspected, to be a sacramentary, and hereticke.

¶ Her personall aunswers to the said Articles.

MarginaliaAnsweres of Ioane Beach, to the articles.TO the which foresayd Articles her aunswers were these: First, that she was and is of the sayd parish of Tunbridge, in the Dioces of Rochester.

2 That all persons which doe preach or holde otherwyse and contrary to that, which the holy catholycke church of CHRIST doth, are to be reputed for excommunicate and heretickes: MarginaliaThe Catholike church no mother.Adding withall, that neuertheles she beleueth not the holy catholicke church to be her mother, but beleueth onely the father of heauen to be her father.

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3 Thirdly, that she hath, and yet doth verily beleue, holde, and affirme, in the Sacrament of the aultar vnder formes of bread and wyne, not to bee the very body and bloud of our Sauiour in substance, but onely a token and remembrance of his death to the faythfull receauer, and that his body and substance is onely in heauen, and not in the Sacrament.

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4 Lastly, as touching how she hath bene or is noted and reputed among the parishners of Tunbridge, she sayd, she could not tell: howbeit she beleued, she was not so taken and reputed.

¶ Examination and condemnation of Iohn Harpole and Ioane Beach.

THe lyke matter, and the same. iiij. articles were all so the same present tyme & place, ministred to Iohn Harpole by the foresayd bishop Maurice: who, after the lyke aunswers receaued of him, as of the other before, adiudged and condemned them both together to death, by one forme of sentence, according to the tenor and course of their vsuall sentence, which ye may reade before in M. Rogers story, pag. 1661.

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Ioh. Harpole, and Ioane Beach, at Rochester. An. 1556. Aprill.And thus these two Christian Martyrs coupled in one confession, being condemned by the bishop, suffered together at one fire in the towne of Rochester, where they together ended their lyues about the fyrst day of this present moneth of Apryll.

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John Hullier Minister and Martyr. 
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John Hullier

All the 1563 edition does is to state that Hullier was burned in Cambridge about 2 April 1556. This brief introduction to Hullier's letters shows that by the time the 1570 edition was being printed, Foxe had acquired no firther information on Hullier's life and death. Eventually he would acquire such information, which came from witnesses to Hullier's execution (see 1570, pp. 2196-7; 1576, and 1583, p. 2004).

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MarginaliaIohn Hullier, Martyr.NExt after these ensueth the Martyrdome of Iohn Hullier Minister, who first being brought vp in the schoole of Eaton, was afterward scholer, & then Conduct in the kings Colledge at Cābridge, and in the same vniuersitie of Cambridge suffered vnder D. Thurlby bishop of Ely, and hys Chauncellour, for the sincere setting out of the lyght of Gods gracious Gospell reuealed in these our dayes. In whose behalfe this is to be lamented, that among so many fresh wits and styrring pens in that vniuersity, so little matter is left vnto vs touching the processe of hys iudgemēt and order of his suffering, which so innocently gaue hys lyfe in such a cause amonge the myddest of them. 

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Shortly after this appeal was written, and before it was even printed, Foxe did receive an account of Hullier's martyrdom apparently gathered by none other than one of Cambridge's most famous scholars, William Fulke (see 1570, pp. 2196-7; 1576, and 1583, p. 2004).

By certayne letters which hee hym selfe left behind him, it appeareth that he was zealous and earnest in that doctrine of truth, which euery true Christian man ought to embrace. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of I. Hullier Minister, who suffred at Cambridge. An. 1556. Aprill. 2.Hys Martyrdome was about the second day of this present moneth of Aprylll.

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