Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Alice Benden and other martyrs10. Examinations of Matthew Plaise11. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs12. Ambrose13. Richard Lush14. Edmund Allen15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. Priest's Wife of Exeter49. The Final Five Martyrs50. John Hunt and Richard White51. John Fetty52. Nicholas Burton53. John Fronton54. Another Martyrdom in Spain55. Baker and Burgate56. Burges and Hoker57. The Scourged: Introduction58. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax59. Thomas Greene60. Bartlett Greene and Cotton61. Steven Cotton's Letter62. James Harris63. Robert Williams64. Bonner's Beating of Boys65. A Beggar of Salisbury66. Providences: Introduction67. William Living68. The Miraculously Preserved69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. John Davis80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth99. The Unprosperous Queen Mary100. Punishments of Persecutors101. Foreign Examples102. A Letter to Henry II of France103. The Death of Henry II and others104. Admonition to the Reader
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Queene Mary. Visitation in Cambridge. Processe against Bucer and Phagius.

Marginalia1557. Ianuary.thers to be obserued, as in processe hereof was to be sene.

From thence they attended all vpon the Legates to S. Maryes church, which we declared before to haue bene interdited. In the which place, for as much as it was suspended, although no Masse myght be songe, MarginaliaPecocke preacheth at S. Maries.yet there was a Sermon made in open audience by M. Pecocke in the Latin toung, preaching agaynst heresies and heretickes, as Bilney, Cranmer, Latimer, Ridley. &c. The which being ended, they proceded eftsones to the visitation. Where first Doct. Haruy dyd in the Cardinals name exhibite the commission to the Byshop of Chester with a few wordes in Latin. Which being accepted, and by M. Clarke openly redde to the end, then the Vicechauncellour with an oration did exhibite the certificat vnder his seale of office, MarginaliaThe Citation of the Masters of the Colledges.with the Cardinals citation annexed, conteining euery mans name in the Vniuersitie, and Colledges, with the officers and all the masters of houses. Among whom was also Robert Brassey Master 

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Technically, this is incorrect; the head of King's College is the provost, not the master.

of the kinges Colledge, a worthy old man, both for hys wysedome and his hoare heares,  
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This favourable description of Brassey comes from the Historia vera, but hewas also favourably described by the Marian martyr George Marsh.

who hearing his own name recited next after þe Vicechauncellors, sayd: he was there present as al the other were: neuertheles for as much as the reformation of hys house was wholly reserued to the discretion of the Bishop of Lincolne, not only by the kynges letters patentes, but also by graunt of confirmation from the bishop of Rome him selfe, vnder a penaltie if he should suffer any straungers to intermedle, he openly protested in discharge of his duety, MarginaliaRobert Brasseys exception.that vnlesse theyr commission gaue them authority and iurisdiction vpon that Colledge, eyther by expresse wordes or manifest sense, he vtterly exempted him self from beyng present. This hys exception they toke all in great displeasure: alleging that they were fully authorised for the order of that matter by the Cardinall, out of whose iurisdiction no place nor person was exempted: wherefore he had done euill to call into question theyr authority, so well knowen to all men. MarginaliaAltercatiō betwene D. Brassie and Doct. Scot B. of Chester.Chester semed to be more moued at the matter then all the other: and that was because Brassey had a litle before obtayned the worship of that roume, euen vtterly agaynst his will, and maugre his head, doing the worst he could agaynst hym.

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After the formall solemnity of these thinges thus accomplished, the Commission being red, and the citation exhibited, also þe masters of houses being only cited, euery man for a whyle departed home to his owne house, with commaundement to be at the common scholes of the sayd Vniuersity at one of the clocke of the same day. MarginaliaInquisitiō at þe cōmon Scholes.When the degrees of the Vniuersity, commonly called Regents and non Regents, were assembled thither, they spēt the rest of the day in reading ouer of Charters, graunted to the Vniuersity by kings and Princes, in searching out of Bulles and pardons from the Pope, and in perusing of other monumentes pertaynyng to the Vniuersity.

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MarginaliaIanuary. 12. Inquisitiō at þe Kings Colledge.The next day following, being the. 12. of Ianuary, they resorted to the kinges Colledge to make Inquisition, eyther because the same for the worthynes therof was chiefe and soueraigne of all the residue, or els because that that house especially before all others, had bene counted, time out of minde, neuer to be without an heretike (as they terme them) or twain. And at that present time, albeit that many now alate had withdrawen themselues from thence, yet they iudged there were some remaynyng still. The order and maner how they would be interteyned of euery Colledge, when they should come to make Inquisition, they themselues appoynted, which was in this sort.

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MarginaliaThe manner of receauing þe Inquisitors when they went to make Inquisition.They commaunded the master of euery house together with the residue, as well fellowes as scholers, apparelled in priestlike garmēts (which they call habits) to mete them at the vttermost gate of theyr house toward the towne. The master him selfe to be dressed in

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lyke apparell as the priest when he rauesheth hymselfe to Masse, sauyng that he should put on vppermost hys habit, as the rest dyd. The order of theyr going they appoynted to be in thys wyse. MarginaliaNote the ambitious pompe of these Papistes.The Master of the house to go formost. Next vnto him euery man in his order as he was of degree, seignioritie, or of yeares. Before the master should be caried a crosse & holy water, to sprinckle the Commissioners withall, and then after that the sayd commissioners to be sensed. And so after thys meting, and mumbling of a few deuotions, they determined with thys pompe and solemnity to be brought to the Chappell.

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Many thought they tooke more honor vpon them then belonged to the state of man. Other some (forasmuch as at that tyme they not only pretended the iurisdiction of the Cardinal, MarginaliaThe Cōmissioners represent the Pope.but also represented the power and authoritie of the bishop of Rome himselfe, who was accoumpted to be more than a mortall man) sayd it was farre lesse then of duety appertayned to hys holynes, in that the honor that was done to his Legates, was not done to them but to hys holynes. Now was the houre come at which they appoynted to meete: and being entred the kinges Colledge gate, where they loked for the Master and fellowes of the house, seing no man came to meete them, they proceded forth to the church dore, where they stayed. MarginaliaHere was a foule fault cōmitted, that these mē came in without procession. There perceauing how the master and the rest of the house were dressing them selues as fast as they could, in such order as was appoynted before, they came in sodainly vpon them before they had set any foote out of theyr places.

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Then the master MarginaliaD. Braßey excuseth hym selfe for the slacknes of his procession. first excused him selfe, that he was ready no soner, acknowledging that it had bene hys duety to haue bene in a readines. Secondly, he sayd he was very glad of theyr comming, promysing first in his owne name, and after in the name of all the rest, as much reuerence as might be, in all matters concerning theyr common vtility, the which he doubted not but should be performed at theyr handes, according to hys expectation. But lyke as he had done the other day in S. Maryes church, MarginaliaM. Brassey maketh exception agayne.the same exception he made to them now also: the which hys doyng he besought them not to be offended withall. For seing he dyd it onely for the discharge of hys duety, he had iuster cause to be held excused.

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He had scarcely yet finished his tale, but the Bishop of Chester with a frowning looke and an angry countenaunce, interrupting him of his talke, sayd: MarginaliaDoct. Scots aunswere to M. Braßey.he neded not to repeat the things he had protested before, nor they to make aunswer any more to those thinges wherin they had sufficiently enformed him before. He rather feared that their quarel was not good, that they made such a do abut it, and sought such starting holes. For so were diseased persons oftentimes wont to do, when for the payne and griefe they are not able to abide a strong medicine. MarginaliaThe Popes authoritie swalloweth vp all other priuileges.As though that any man were able to graunt so strong a priuiledge, as to withstande the Popes authority. As for the bishops letters, he said must needes make on his side, and with such as were wyth him, and could not in any wise be alleged against him. Therfore he admonished hym to desist from hys vnprofitable altercation, and to conforme himselfe and his to such thinges as then were in doyng.

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After this they went to masse. Which finished, wyth great solemnitie, first they went to the hygh altar of the church, and hauyng there saluted their God, MarginaliaThe Legates saluting first their God. and searching whether all were wel about him or no, they walked through all the inner chappels of the church. The church goodes, the crosses, the chalices, þe masse bokes, the vestmentes, and whatsoeuer ornamentes were besides, were commaunded to bee brought out vnto them. When they had sufficiently vewed all thinges, and had called forth by name euery fellow and scholer of the house, they went to the maisters lodging, where first and formost swearyng them vpon a booke to aunswer to all such interrogatories as should be propoun-

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