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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Queene Mary. Letters of Iohn Careles. His Letter to M. Iohn Philpot.

Marginalia1556. July.he wrote to M. Philpot beyng then in the Colehouse. Vppon the occasion hereof M. Philpot sent an Epistle consolatory vnto him, specified before among M. Philpots letters, pag. 2005. Vnto the which Epistle Iohn Careles maketh aunswere agayne as foloweth.

¶ Letters of Iohn Careles. 
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The Letters of John Careless

Careless's letters to John Philpot, to his co-religionists in Newgate and his prayer were first printed in the 1563 edition. The letters to Margaret Careless, Bradford, to Green, Whittle and the other prisoners in Newgate, to Tyms, to 'M.C.', to Thomas Upcher (both letters), to Henry Adlington, to 'a faithfull friend' and the letter in Agnes Glascock's book were all first printed in Letters of the Martyrs (yet another indication of the scope and thoroughness of Henry Bull's research). The letter to 'E.K.' was first printed in 1566 along with Nicholas Ridley's Pituous Lamentation. All of the other letters were first printed in the 1570 edition.

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¶ A letter of Iohn Careles aunsweryng to the louyng Epistle or Letter sent to hym before by Master Iohn Philpot. 
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This letter was first printed in the 1563 edition and then reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 229-34, and then reprinted in subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments. There are two partial copies of this letter among Foxe's papers: ECL 260, fo. 52r-v and ECL 262, fo. 58r. The letter was written shortly after 20 November 1555.

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A faithfull frend is a strong defense, who so findeth such a one, findeth a treasure.

A faithfull frend hath no peere, the weight of gold and siluer is not to be compared to the goodnes of his fayth.

A faythfull frend is a medicine of lyfe, and they that feare the Lord shall finde hym.

Ecclesiast. 6.

MarginaliaA letter of Iohn Careles to Master Philpot.THe father of mercy and God of all consolation, comfort you with his eternall spirite (my most deare and faithfull louyng frēd, good M. Philpot) as you haue comforted me by the mighty operation of the same: the euerlastyng God be praised therfore for euer, Amen.

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Ah my deare hart and most louing brother, if I should do nothyng els day and night, so long as the dayes of heauen do endure, but kneele on my knees & read Psalmes, I can neuer be able to render vnto God condigne thankes for his great mercy, fatherly kindnes, and most louing compassion extended vnto me most vile, sinneful, wicked, and vnworthy wretch. Oh that the Lord would open my mouth and geue me a thankefull hart, that frō the bottome of the same might flow his continual praise. Oh that my sinnefull flesh (which is the cause of my sorrow) were cleane separated from me, that I might sing Psalmes of thankes geuing vnto the Lordes name for euer: that with good Samuels mother I might cōtinually record this noble verse folowyng, the which by good experience I haue found most true, praised be my good God therfore:

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Marginalia1. Reg. 2.The Lord (sayth that good woman) killeth and maketh aliue: hee bryngeth downe to hell and fetcheth vp agayne. MarginaliaIohn Carles raysed vp the þe Lord, out of great heauines.Praised bee that Lord for euer, yea, and praysed be his name, for that he hath geuen me true experiēce and lyuely feelyng of þe same. Blessed be þe Lord God, whose mercy endureth for euer, which hath not dealt with me accordyng to my deepe desertes, nor destroyed me in his displeasure whē I had iustly deserued it. Oh what reward shal I geue agayne vnto the Lord for all the great benefites that he hath done for my soule? I will gladly receiue the cup of saluation at his hand, and will worshyp his name with prayer and with praise.

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Ah my deare hart, yea most deare vnto me in the Lord, thinke not this sodeine chaunge in me, to be some fickle phantasie of my foolishe head (as in deede some other would surely suspect it to be). For doubtles it is þe marueilous doyng of the Lord, most mercyfull vnto me his vnworthy creature. God for his great mercies sake geue me grace to be more thankefull vnto him then I heretofore haue bene, and keepe me that I neuer fall forth of his fauour againe. And now my deare brother, and most blessed messenger of the Lord, whose beautiful feete haue brought much glad tidinges vnto my soule, what shal I do or say vnto you, MarginaliaThis comfort receaued of M. Philpot, read in M. Philpots letters, pag. 2005.in the lest part to recompense the fatherly affection and godly care that you cōtinually keepe for me? Oh that God would geue me the spirite of feruēt prayer, that I might yet that way supply some litle part of my duety toward you. Ah my true louing frend, how soone did you lay aside all other busines, to make a swete plaster for my wounded conscience, yea and that out of a painefull paire of stockes, which place must nedes be vneasie to write in. But God hath brought you into a strait place, that you might set my soule at liberty. Out of your pinchyng and painfull seate you haue plentifully poured vpon me your precious narde, the sweete sauour wherof hath greatly refreshed my tired soule. The Lord likewise refresh you both body and soule, by pouryng the oyle of his gracious spirite into your sweete hart.

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Ah good Ieremy, hath MarginaliaIer. 20.Phasure put thee in the stockes? 

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This reference helps to date this letter; Bishop Bonner placed Philpot in the stocks on 20 November 1555.

why, now thou hast the right reward of a Prophet. Thy glory neuer began to appeare vntill now. I doubt not but shortly, in stede of MarginaliaIere. 26.Ahikam the sonne of Shaphan, IESVS the sonne of the liuing God will come and deliuer thee forth of the handes of all thine enemies, and will also make good against them and their Antichristian Si-

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nagoge, all the wordes that thou hast spokē in his name. The Lord hath MarginaliaIere. 1.made thee this day a strong defended Tower, an yron piller, and a brasen wall against the whole rable of Antichrist, and through they fight agaynst thee neuer so fiercely, yet shall they not ouercome thee, for the Lorde him selfe is MarginaliaIere. 5.with thee to helpe and deliuer thee: and he will rid thee out of the handes of the wicked, and will deliuer thee out of the handes of the Tyrantes. And in that you are not busie in MarginaliaMath. 7.castyng pearles before swyne, nor in geuing the holy things vnto dogs, you are much to be commended, in my simple iudgemēt. And sure I am that your MarginaliaThe circumspect behauiour of Master Philpot.circumspect and modest behauiour heretherto hath bene as much to Gods glory and to the shame and confusion of your enemies, as any mans doynges that are gone before you.

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MarginaliaIoh. Careles aduise to M. Philpot.Wherfore mine aduise and most earnest desire is, with all other of your louing frendes, that you still keepe that order with those bloudthursty bytesheepes, Byshops I should say, that you haue begon. For though in conclusion they will surely haue your bloud, yet shal they come by it with shame inough, and to their perpetuall infamy whiles the world doth endure. They would in dede condemne you in hugger mugger, to darken Gods glory if it might be. But Sathans thoughts are not vnknowen to you, & the depth of his subtiltie is by you wel forseene. Therfore let them do what soeuer God shall suffer them to doe: for I know all thinges shall turne to your best. Though you lye in the darke, slorryed with the Bishops blacke coale dust: yet shall you bee shortly restored vnto the heauenly light, & made as MarginaliaPsal 68.white as snow in Salmon, and as the winges of a Doue that is couered with siluer winges, and her fethers like gold. You know the vessell, before it be made bright, is soiled with oyle and other thinges that it may scoure the better.

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Oh happy be you that you be now in the scouryng house: for shortly you shalbe set vpon the celestiall shelfe as bright as Aungels. Therfore my deare hart, I will now accordyng to your louing request, MarginaliaIohn Careles care turned into ioy.cast away all care, and reioyce with you, and praise God for you, and pray for you day and night: yea, I will now with Gods grace sing Psalmes of prayse and thankes geuyng with you. For now my soule is turned to her old rest againe, and hath taken a swete nappe in CHRISTES lap. I haue cast my care vpon the Lord, which careth for me, and wil be Careles accordyng to my name, in that respect which you would haue me. I will leaue out my vnseemely addition as long as I liue: for it can take no place where true faith and hope is resident. MarginaliaGods gracious worke through M. Philpots letter.So soone as I had red your most godly and comfortable letter, my sorowes vanished away as smoke in the winde, my spirite reuiued, and comfort came agayne, whereby I am sure the spirite of God was author of it.

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Oh good M. Philpot, which art a principal pot in dede, filled with most precious licour, as it appeareth by the plenteous pouryng forth of the same: Oh pot most happy, of the high Potter ordained to honour, which doest containe such heauenly treasure in thy earthen vessel: Oh pot thrise happy, in whom CHRIST hath wrought a great miracle, altering thy nature and turning water into wine, and that of the best, whereout the Master of the feast hath filled my cup so full, MarginaliaIoh. Careles druncken with ioy of the spirite.that I am become drunken in ioy of the spirit through the same: When Martyrdome shall breake thee (O vessell of honour) I know the fragrant sauour of thy precious Narde will much reioyce the heauy hartes of CHRISTES true members, although the Iudasses will grudge and murmure at the same, yea and burst out into wordes of sclaunder, saying: it is but lost and wast.

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Bee not offended deare hart, at my metaphoricall speach. For I am disposed to be mery, and Marginalia2. Reg. 6.with Dauid to daunce before the Arke of the Lord: and though you play vpon a paire of Organes not very comely or easy to the flesh, yet the sweete sound that came from the same, causeth me thus to do. O that I were with you in body, as presently I am in spirit, that I might sing all care away in CHRIST: for now the time of comfort is come. I hope to be with you shortly, if all thinges happen aright: MarginaliaCareles accused to the Counsell by certain backe frendes in Couentry.For my old frendes of Couentry haue put the Counsell in remembrance of me, not sixe dayes agoe, saying that I am more worthy to be burned, thē any that was burned yet. Gods blessing on their hartes for their good report. God make me worthy of that dignitie, and hasten the time, that I might set forth his glory.

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Pray for me deare hart I besech you, and will all your company to do the same, and I will pray God for you all so long as I liue. And now farewell in CHRIST thou

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