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. Vj. Martyrs burnt at Colchester. Hugh Lauerocke, John Apprice, Martyrs.

MarginaliaAn. 1556. Aprill. May.9. To the. ix. they all generally agreed, that that which they had sayd in the premisses was true, and that they were of the dioces of London.

These aunsweres thus made, the Bishop did dismisse them for that present, vntill the after noone. At which tyme hauing first their articles and aunsweres red vnto them agayne, and they standing most firmely vnto their christian profession, they were by diuers wayes and meanes assayed and tryed if they would reuoke the same their professed fayth, and returne to the vnity of Antichristes church. Which thing when they refused, MarginaliaSentence geuen agaynst them by B. Boner.the Bishop stoutly pronounced the sentence of condemnation agaynst them, committing them vnto the temporall power. Who vpon the receit of the king and Quenes wryt, 

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I.e., the writ authorizing the execution of the heretics. It was illegal for an execution for heresy to proceed without such a writ.

sent them vnto Colchester, where

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Christopher Lister, Iohn Mace, Ioh. Spencer, Simon Ioyne, Rich. Nicols, Ioh. Hamōd, at Colchester. An. 1556. Aprill. 28.¶ The burning of these foresayd vj. men at Colchester.

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Reuse of the illustration that had served the six of Canterbury in 1555.

the. xxviij. day of Aprill, most chearefully they ended their lyues, to the glory of Gods holy name, and the great incouragement of others.

Hugh Lauerocke an old lame mā, Iohn Apprice a blynd man, Martyrs, burned at Stratford the Bow. 
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Hugh Laverock and John Apprice

With the exception of a brief description of the burning of Laverock and Apprice which was added in the 1570 edition, the account of these martyrs first appeared in the 1563 edition and it remained unchanged. It was based entirely on official records, probably a court book of Bishop Bonner's which is now lost - except for the description of the burning of Laverock and Apprice, which probably came from an eyewitness.

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MarginaliaMay. 15.
Two burned together at one stake, Hugh Lauerocke an old lame man, and Ioh. Apprice, a blind man.
IN the discourse of this parcell or part of History, I know not, whether more to maruayle at the great and vnsearchable mercies of God (wyth whom there is no respect in degrees of persons, but he chooseth as well the poore, lame, and blynde, as the rich, mighty, and healthfull, to set forth his glory) or els to note the vnreasonable or rather vnnaturall doinges of these vnmercifull catholickes 

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Note that in the 1570 edition, this passage was toned down considerably; in the 1563 edition, Foxe denounced Bonner and his clerics as 'most cruel papists' and 'horseleeches'.

(I meane B. Boner and his complices) in whom was so little fauour or mercy to all sortes and kyndes of men, that also they spared neyther impotent age, neyther lame, nor blynd, as may well appeare by these poore creatures, whose names and stories here vnder folow.

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Hugh Lauerocke, of the parish of Barking
Paynter, of the age of. 68. a lame creple.
Iohn Apprice, a blynd man.

These two poore and simple creatures being, belike, accused by some promoting neighbour of theirs, vnto the Byshop and other of the king and Queenes Commissioners, were sent for by their officer: and so being brought and deliuered into the handes of the sayd Byshop, were the first day of May examined before hym in his Palace at London: Where he first propounded and obiected agaynst them those. ix. articles, whereof often mencion is made before, ministred as well vn-

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to Bartlet Grene, as also vnto many others. To the which they answered in effect, as Christopher Lister, Iohn Mace, and other before mencioned had done. Whereupon they were agayne sent to prison, and beside other tymes, the. ix. day of the same moneth, in the consistory at Poules were againe openly producted and there after the old order, trauayled withall to recant their opinions agaynst þe Sacrament of the altar.

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Wherunto Hugh Lauerocke first sayd: MarginaliaThe wordes of Iohn Lauerocke to Boner.I will stand to myne aunswers, and to that that I haue confessed: and I cannot find in the scriptures, that the Priestes should lyft vp ouer their head a cake of bread.

The Byshop then turned hym vnto Iohn Apprice and asked what he would say. To whom he answered: MarginaliaThe wordes of Iohn Apprice to the Bishop.Your doctrine (sayd he) that ye set forth and teach, is so agreable wyth the world, and imbraced of the same, that it cannot be agreable wyth the scripture of God. And ye are not of the Catholicke church: for yee make lawes to kill men, & make the Queene your hangmā.

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At which wordes the bishop, belike, somewhat tickled, and therefore very loth to delay their condemnation any longer (such was now his hot burning charity) commaunded that they should be brought after him vnto Fulham, whether he before dynner did go, and there in the after noone after his solemne maner, MarginaliaSentence of condemnation geuen against Hugh Lauerocke, and Iohn Apprice.in the open church he pronounced the definitiue sentence of condemnation against them, and so deliuering them into the handes of the temporall officer, thought to dispatch his hādes of them, but could not so dispatch hys conscience before the iudgement of God, from the giltines of innocent bloud.

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The poore men being now in the temporall officers handes, might not there be suffered long to remayne, and therefore the. xv. day of May, very early in the morning they were caryed frō Newgate in a cart to Stratford the Bow, 

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This was the first, but not the last, time that Stratford-le-Bow would be used as a site for the execution of the Marian martyrs. The fact that the authorities went to the trouble of transporting the condemned protestants so far out of the city is an indication of the unrest the executions were causing in London.

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and most quietly in þe fire praising God, yelded vp their soules into his hands, through a lyuely fayth in IESVS CHRIST, whom vnto the end they did most constantly confesse

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Hugh Lauerocke & Iohn Apprice, at Stratford the Bow. An. 1556. May. 15.The Martyrdome of a blind man, and a lame man, at Stratford the Bow.

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One of the small group of individualized small woodcuts, this image (Type 1) adapts the conventional form adopted for two men in the flames to illustrate the exceptional circumstances of burning a cripple and a blind man. The image conveys John ap Price's blindness with half-closed eyes, while Hugh Laverock is in shown in the act of throwing away his crutches.

At their death, Hugh Lauerocke, after he was cheined, casting away his crooch, 

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The catholic polemicist Miles Hogarde presented a different account of the execution, in which Laverock clutched his crutch as he was burning (Miles Hogarde, The Displaying of the Protestantes [London: 1556], STC 13557, p. 125).

& cōforting Iohn Apprice hys fellow Martyr, sayd vnto hym: be of good comfort my brother: for my Lord of London is our good Phisition. He wyll heale vs both shortly, thee of thy blyndnes, and me of my lamenes. And so paciently these two good Saintes of God together suffered.

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