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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Quene Mary. Visitation in Cambridge. Peter Martyrs wife.

MarginaliaAn. 1557. February.the towne, and romed through so many of the streetes, that it was a large houre and more, ere he could find the way into his Church agayne. I beleue the auncient Romaines obserued a custome not much vnlike this in their procession, when they made supplications at the shrines of all their Gods. MarginaliaThe order of procession in Cambridge.The order of which processiō was this: the Maisters Regentes went before singing with a loud voyce: Salue festa dies. &c. 

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Foxe text Latin

Salue festa dies, etc.

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Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2004)

Hail, festive day, etc.

Next them followed the Byshop of Chester, about him went Ormanet and his fellow Commissioners, with the Maisters of the Colledges, bearing euery man a long taper light in his hand. After whom a litle space of, folowed other degrees of the Vniuersitie. Last behind came the Maior and his townesmen. Before them all went the Bedles, crying to such as they met, that they should bow thē selues humbly before þe host. If any refused so to do, they threatned to sēd hym forthwith to the Tolbooth. Their God being led with this pompe, & pacified with great sacrificed hostes of Bucer & Phagius, at length setled hym selfe agayne in his accustomed roume.

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Scot of Chester prayed with many wordes, that that day myght be lucky and fortunate to himselfe, and to all that were present, and that from that day forward (now that Gods wrath was appeased, and all other thinges set in good order) all men would make them selues comformable to peace and quietnes, namely in matters appertayning to religion. MarginaliaCertaine of the Vniuersitie amerced and punished.After thys, they bestowed a few dayes in punishing and amercing such as they thought had deserued it. Some they suspended from geuing voyces eyther to theyr owne preferment, or to the preferment of any other. Some they forbad to haue the charge of pupilles, least they should infect the tender youth (being pliable to take what print soeuer should be layd vppon them) with corrupt doctrine and heresy, others they chastised wrongfully without any desert, and many a one they punished, contrary to all right and reason.

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Last of all they set forth certayne statutes, by the which they would haue the Vniuersity hereafter ordered. Wherin they enacted many thinges as concerning the election of theyr officers of the Vniuersity, of keeping and administryng the goodes of the Vniuersitie, and of many other thinges. But especially they handled the matter very circumspectly for religion. In the which they were so scrupulous, that they replenished all thinges, eyther with open blasphemy, or with ridiculous supersitition. MarginaliaThe decrees of the Inquisitors.For they prescribed at how many masses euery man should be day by day, and how many Pater nosters and Aues euery man should say when he should enter into the church, and in his entrance after what sort he should bow himselfe to the altar, and bow to the master of þe house, what he should do there, & how long he should tary, how many & what prayers hee should say, what and how he should sing, what meditations other should vse while the priest is in his Memento mumbling secretly to him selfe, what tyme of the Masse a man should stand, and when he should sit down, when he should make courtesy, when exclusiuely, when inclusiuely, & many other superstitious toyes they decreed, that it was a sport then to behold their superstitions, and were tedious now to recite them.

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Moreouer, these Masters of good order, for fashion sake, ordained that euery mā should put on a Surplice, not torne nor worne, but cleane forbydding them in any wyse to wype theyr noses theron.

These thinges thus set at a stay, when the Commissioners were now ready to go theyr wayes, the Vniuersity for so great benefites (which she could not suffer to fall out of remembraunce many yeares after) couetyng to shew some token of courtesy towardes them agayne, MarginaliaOrmanet and Cole proceded Doctors.dignified Ormanet and Cole with the degree of Doctorship for all the residue, sauing Christopherson, who now by reason he was elected Byshop, preuenting that degree, had receaued that order before. Thus at length were sent away these peace ma-

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kers, that came to pacifie strifes and quarelles, who through prouoking euery man to accuse one another, left such gappes and breaches in mens hartes at theyr departure, that to this day they could neuer be closed nor ioyned agayne together.

These Commissioners, before they departed out of he vniuersity, gaue commaundemēt, that the masters of euery house should copy out theyr statutes, the which beside common ordinances, conteyned in them certayn rules of priuate order for euery house particularly. Swineborne MarginaliaSwinebornes saying as cōcerning the decrees of the Inquisitors. (who as I sayde was master of Clare hall) being demaunded whether he would haue those thinges engrossed in partchment or in paper, aunswered that it made no matter wherin they were written: for the paper, or a slighter thing that were of lesse continuaunce then paper, would serue the turne well inough: For he sayd a slenderer thing then that, would last a great deale longer, then those decrees should stand in force. Neyther was the man deceaued in hys coniecture. For within two yeares after, God beholding vs with mercy, called Queene Mary out of this life: wherof more shall appeare (the Lorde willing) in due place hereafter.

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And thus much concerning the visitation of Cambridge, with þe burning of Bucer and Phagius bones. And here of this matter an end, referryng the rest that followeth, as touching M. Ackworthes oration and D. Redmans Epitaph funerall vpon M. Bucer, to our former booke of the first edition pag. 1552. 1558.

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The despightful handlyng and madnes of the Papistes toward Peter Martyrs Wyfe at Oxford, taken vp from her graue at the commaundement of Cardinall Poole, and after buried in a dunghil. 
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The account of the exhumation of Catherine Martyr is in the Historia vera (pp. 197-203) but it was not included in Golding's translation. Foxe made his own translation of this account from the Historia vera.

MarginaliaThe taking vp of Peter Martyrs wiues bones.ANd because the one Vniuersity should not mocke þe other, lyke crueltie was also declared vpon the dead body of Peter Martyrs wyfe at Oxford, MarginaliaCommendation of Peter Martyrs wife.an honest, graue, and sober Matrone, whyle she lyued, and of poore people alwayes a great helper, as many that be dwelling there can right well testifie. In the yeare of our Lord. 1552. she departed this lyfe, with great sorrow of all those needy persons, whose necessityes many tymes and often shee had liberally eased and relieued. Now, when Brokes Byshop of Gloucestre, Nicholas Ormanet Datary, Robert Morwen President of Corpus Christi Colledge, Cole and Wright Doctours of the Ciuill law, came thither as the Cardinals Visitours, they among other thinges had in Commission to take vp thys good woman againe out of her graue, and so consume her carcas with fire, not doubtyng but that she was of the same religion that her husband had professed before when he red the Kynges lecture there. And to make a shew that they would do nothing disorderly, they called al those before them that had any acquaintaunce with her or her husband. MarginaliaIurates sworne agaynst Peter Martyrs wifeThey ministred an othe vnto thē that they should not conceale whatsoeuer was demaunded. In fine, theyr aunswere was that they knew not what religion she was of, by reasō they vnderstood not her language.

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To be short, after these vistours had sped theyr busines, they came for, they gat them to the Cardinall agayne, certifying him that vpon due inquisition made, they could learne nothing, vpon which by the law they might burne her. Notwithstanding the Cardinall MarginaliaCardinall Poole earnest in burning dead mens bodyes. dyd not leaue the matter so, but wrote downe his letters a good while after to Marshal, then Deane of Friswides, that he should dyg her vp, and lay her out of Christian buriall, because she then was interred nygh vnto S. Friswides relickes, sometyme had in great reuerence in that Colledge. D. Marshal MarginaliaDoctor Marshall Deane of Frideswides. lyke a prety man callyng hys spades and mattockes together in the euening, when he was well whitled, caused her to be taken vp,

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