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. Katherine Hut, Ioane Hornes, Elizabeth Thackuell, Margaret Ellys, Martyrs.
Three women the same tyme burned in Smithfield, Katherin Hut, Elizabeth Thackuel, and Ioane Hornes. 
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Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thackwell et al

This entire account first appears in the 1563 edition. In fact, the 1563 account contains information which was never reprinted. (This seems to have happened accidentally; the account of Margaret Ellis was separate from the accounts of Thackvel and Horns in the first edition. When these accounts were integrated in the 1570 edition, some of the information about Margaret Ellis was deleted, apparently inadvertently). This account is based entirely on Bishop Bonner's official records.

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Marginalia1556. May. MarginaliaMay. 16. MarginaliaKatherin Hutte, Elizabeth Thackuel, Ioane Hornes, Martyrs.THe next day after the martyrdome of this lame and blind man aboue specified, in the sayd moneth of May were brought to the fire three women, wyth whom also was adioined an other, who being in the same constancy with them, was lykewyse partaker of the sayd condemnation. The names of these were.

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Katheryn Hut of Bocking, wyddow.
Ioane Hornes of Billerica, Mayde.
Elizabeth Thackuell of great Bursted, Mayde.
Margaret Ellys of Billerica, Mayde.

How these with diuers other mo were perscuted and sent vp, especially by Sir Iohn Mordant, and Edmund Tyrrell Esquier, Iustices of peace, this their letter following wyll declare.

¶ A letter sent vnto Boner B. of London, from Syr Iohn Mordant knight, and Edmund Tyrrel Esquire, Iustices of peace for the County of Essex.

MarginaliaA letter of certayne persecuting Iustices to Boner.OVr humble cōmendations to your Lordship: these shall bee to aduertise you, that wee haue sent your good Lordship, Ioane Potter, the wyfe of Hugh Potter, Iames Harrys 

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James Harris, who was seventeen at the time of his arrest, escaped with simply being scourged (see 1563, p. 1694; 1570, p. 2264; 1576, p. 1955 and 1583, p. 2061).

seruant of W. Harrys of Bromehil, and Margaret Ellys, for that they be not conformable to the orders of the church, nor to the reall presence of CHRISTES body and bloud in the Sacrament of the aultar, to vse your Lordships pleasure with them, as you thinke good, not doubting with the punishment of these and the other before sent to your Lordship, but that the parishe of great Burstede and Billerica shall be brought to good conformity. Thus committing your good Lordship to the tuition of almighty God, we take our leaue. From great Bursted this present second day of March. 1556.

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Your Lordships to commaund,
Iohn Moredant. Edmond Tyrrell.

After the receite of these letters, B. Boner entryng to examination of these. iiij. women aboue named, layd and obiected the lyke articles to them, as after hys vsuall forme he vsed to minister, 

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By now, the articles put to suspected heretics in the diocese of London followed a set formula. These articles put to Thackvel and Horns are identical to those put to Christopher Lister and his fellow martyrs.

and are before expressed pag. 2015. MarginaliaSeeke those Articles before pag. 2015. Whereunto the sayd women lykewyse agreeing in the same vnity of spirite and doctrine, accorded in their aunsweres, much agreeing vnto the other before them.

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As first, to the article in the first place obiected, they consented and graunted, beleuing the sayd Article to be true in euery part thereof.

2 To the second, partly they aunswered, MarginaliaThe simple ignoraunce of these women had more neede to be instructed thē they to be burned.they coulde not tell what a Sacrament is: Elizabeth Thackuell, and Katheryn Hut adding moreouer, that Matrimony and Baptisme, and the Lords supper were Sacraments ordeined in the church: but whether the other specified in this article be Sacraments (as they heard thē called) ordayned by God or not, they could not tell. Margeret Ellys being examined seuerally, as the other were, vpō þe same, how many sacraments there were, aunswered (as a young Mayde vnskilled, in her simple ignorance) that she could not tell. Howbeit shee had heard (she sayd) that there was one Sacrament, but what it was she could not tell. &c.

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3 To the third likewyse they graūted, that they were baptised by their Godfathers and Godmothers, which Godfathers and Godmothers (sayd Margeret Ellys) did not then know so much, as she nowe doth knowe: Katherin Hut adding withall, and saying, that she was baptised: but what her godfather and godmothers did then promise for her in her name, she could not tell.

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4 To the fourth article, Margaret Ellys, and Elizabeth Thackuell did graunt therunto: Katherin Hut said moreouer that she being of the age of. xiiij. yeares, was of the fayth wherein she was christened, and yet neuertheles the said fayth in that age (she said) was but

a dead fayth, because she did not then vnderstand what she did beleue. Ioane Hornes added that she being a. xj. yeares of age, began to learne the fauth set forth in king Edwardes dayes, in the which fayth and religion (she sayd) she hath hetherto, and yet doth, and so will hereafter continue, God so assisting her.

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5 To the fift article, they aunswered and confessed, according all in this effect, MarginaliaAgaynst the Masse and Sacrament of the altar.that as touching the Masse, they knew no goodnes in it, and as touching the Sacrament of the aultar, they beleued that CHRISTES naturall body is in heauen, and not in the Sacrament of the aultar: And as concerning the sea of Rome, they acknowledged no such supremacy in that sea, neyther haue they any thing to do therewith.

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6 In aūswering the sixt article, they did all generally refuse to bee reconciled or vnited to þe church of Rome, or any other church contrary to that wheerin they now stoode and dyd professe.

7 To the seuenth article, they aunswered lykewyse that they had so done and sayd in all thinges, as is in this article contayned: Katherin Hut adding moreouer the reason why: for that (sayd she) neyther the seruice in Latin, Masse, Mattins, and Euensong, nor the Sacraments were vsed & ministred according to Gods word: And furthermore, that the Masse is an idoll, neither is the true body and bloud of CHRIST in the Sacrament of the aultar, as they make men beleue.

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8 Their aunswere to the eight article declared that they were all and euery one sent vp to Boner by MarginaliaSyr Iohn Mordant Promoter.Syr Iohn Mordaunt knight, and Iustice of peace in Essex (the Lorde of hys mercy send vs better Iustices I besech hym) for that they could not affirme the presence of CHRISTES body and bloud to bee truely and really in the Sacrament, and for that they came not to their parish popish church.

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9 To the nynth article, they aunswered and confessed the premisses thereof to bee true, and denyed not the same: saue that MarginaliaKatherin Hutte.Katherin Hut sayd, that shee was of Bocking in Essex of the peculiar iurisdiction of Caunterbury, and not of the Dioces and iuridiction of London.

After these their aunsweres receiued, they were produced agayne about the. xiij. of Aprill to further examination, and so at length to their finall iudgement, where Katherin Hut widow standing before the Byshop boldly and constantly, stoode to that which she had sayd before, neyther yelding to hys fayre promises, nor ouerthrowen wyth his terrour. Who being requyred of the Sacrament to say her mynde, and to reuoke her selfe vnto the fellowship of the Catholicke faith, openly protested, saying: MarginaliaThe words of Katherin Hut, of the Sacrament.I deny it to be God, because it is a dūme God and made with mans hands. Wherein the good and faythfull Martyr of CHRIST firmely persisting, so receaued her sentence being condemned of Boner to the fyre: which she with great cōstancy susteined by the grace and strength of the Lorde, and did abyde for the cause and loue of CHRIST.

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MarginaliaIoane Hornes mayde.Ioane Hornes mayde, producted lykewyse to her iudgement and condemnation, wyth lyke firmnes and christian fortitude declared her selfe a true Martyr and follower of CHRISTES testamēt, geuing no place to the aduersary: but being charged that shee dyd not beleue the Sacrament of CHRISTES body and bloud to be CHRIST hym selfe, of the which sacrament (contrary to the nature of a Sacrament) the aduersaries are woont to make an Idol seruice: to this she protesting openly her mynd, sayd as followeth: MarginaliaThe wordes & profession of Ioane Hornes touching the Sacrament.If you can make your God to sheed bloud, or to shew any condition of a true lyuely body, then will I beleue you: but it is but bread (as touching the substance thereof) meaning the matter wherof the sacrament consisteth: and that you call heresy, I trust to serue my Lord God in. &c.

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And as concerning the Romish sea, shee sayd: my Lord (speaking to Boner) I forsake all his abomina-

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