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. The scourging of Richard Wilmot, and Thomas Fayrefaxe.

Marginalia1558.learnyng, and small knowledge. Then (deridyngly) he asked, how lōg he had knowen Doct. Crome. He sayd: but a while, about ij. yeares. He sayd that he was a lying boy, & sayd that he the sayd Wilmot was his sonne. The other sayd vnto him, that was vnlike, for that he neuer see his mother nor she hym. Cholmley sayd hee lyed. Wilmot sayd he could proue it to be true. Then he asked him how he liked his Sermon that he made at S. Thomas of Acres Chapell in Lent. He sayd that in deede he heard him not. He sayd yes, and the other nay. Then said he, what say you to his Sermon made at the crosse the last day? heard you not that?

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Wilmot. Yes, and in that Sermon he deceiued a great number of people.

Cholmley. How so?

Wilmot. For that they looked that he should haue recanted his doctrine that he taught before, and dyd not, but rather confirmed it.

Cholmley. Yea Syr, but how say you now to hym? for he hath recanted before the Counsell, and hath promised on Sonday next to be at the crosse agayne, how thinke ye in that?

Wilmot. If he so did, I am the more sory for to heare it: and sayd he thought he did it for feare and sauegard of hys lyfe.

Cholmley. But what say you? was hys first Sermon heresie or not?

Wilmot. No, I suppose it was no heresie. For if it were, MarginaliaS. Paules doctrine made heresie with Papistes.S. Paules Epistle to the Hebrues was heresie, and Paul an hereticke that preached such doctrine: but God forbid that any Christian should so thinke of the holy Apostle: neither do I so thinke.

Cholmley. Why, how knowest thou that S. Paul wrote those thynges that are in English now, to be true, where as Paul neuer wrote English nor Latin?

Wilmot. I am certified that learned men of God, that did seeke to aduaunce his word, did translate the same out of the Greeke and Hebrue, into Latine and Englishe, and that they durst not presume to alter the sense of the Scripture of God, and last will and Testament of Christ Iesus.

Then the Lord Maior beyng in a great fury, asked hym what he had to do to read such bookes, and sayd that it was pitie that his maister did suffer him so to do, and that he was not set better to worke: and in fine sayd vnto him, that he had spoken euill of my Lord of Winchester and Boner, those reuerent and learned fathers and counsellers of this Realme, for the which hys facte he saw no other but he must suffer, as due to the same. And M. Cholmley sayd: yea my Lord, MarginaliaGood men of Essex troubled in K. Hēries time.there are such a sort of heretickes and trayterly knaues taken now in Essex by my Lord Riche, that it is to wonderfull to heare. They shalbe sent vp to þe Bishop shortly, and shalbe hanged and burned all.

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Wilmot. I am sory to heare that of my Lorde Rich, for that he was my Godfather, and gaue me my name at my Baptisme.

Cholmley asked hym when he spake with him.

He sayd, not these xij. yeares.

Cholmley. If he knew that hee were such a one, hee would do the like by him: and in so doing he should do God great seruice.

Wilmot. I haue read the same saying in the Gospell, that Christ sayd to his Disciples: The tyme shall come (sayth he) that who soeuer killeth you, shall thinke that hee shall doe God high seruice.

Well Syr, sayd Cholmley, because ye are so full of your Scripture, and so well learned, we consider you lacke a quiet place to study in. Therefore you shall go to a place where you shalbe most quiet, and I would wishe you to study how you will aunswere to the Coūsel of those thinges which they haue to charge you with, for els it is like to cost you your best ioynt. I know my Lord of Winchester will handle you well enough whē he heareth thus much. Then was the of-

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ficer called in, MarginaliaWilmot and Fayrefaxe committed to prison.to haue him to the Counter in the Poultrie, and the other to the other Counter, not one of thē to see an other: & thus remained they viij. dayes. In the which tyme their Maisters made great labour vnto the Lord Maior, and to Syr Roger Cholmley, to know their offences, and that they might be deliuered.

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MarginaliaSute made by the cōpany of Drapers for Richard Wilmot and Tho. Fayrefaxe.At length they procured the Wardens of the company of Drapers to labour with them in their sute to the Maior. The Maior went with thē to the Counsell: but at that tyme they could finde no grace at Winchesters hand and Syr Anthony Brownes, but that they had deserued death, and that they should haue the law. At length through intretance, he graunted them thus much fauour, that they should not dye as they had deserued, but should be tyed to a cartes tayle, & be whypped three market dayes through the Citie. Thus they came home that day, and went an other day, & the Maior and the Wardens of the company kneeled before them to haue this open punishment released, for as much as they were seruauntes of so worshipful a company, and that they might be punished in their owne hall before the Wardens and certeine of the company. At length it was graūted, but with condition, as some sayd, as shalbe hereafter declared.

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Then were they sent before the maisters the next day, to the Hall, both their masters beyng also present, and there were layde to their charges, the heynous offences by them committed, how they were both heretikes and traytours, and had deserued death for the same, and this was declared with a long processe by the master of the company, MarginaliaM. Brooke Master of the company of Drapers.whose name was M. Brooke, declaring what great labour and sute the Mayor and the Wardens had for them, to saue them from death, which they (as he sayd) had deserued, and from open shame, which they should haue had, being iudged by the Counsaile to haue ben whipped iij. dayes through the City at a Cartes taile, and from these two daungers had they laboured to deliuer them, but not without great sute and also charge. For, sayth he, the company hath promised vnto the Counsaile for this their mercy and fauour shewed towards them, beyng of such a worshipfull company, a hundreth poundes: notwithstanding we must see them punished in our Hall within our selues for those their offences. After these and many other wordes, he commaunded them to addresse themselues to receaue their punishment.

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MarginaliaRich. Wilmot and Tho. Fayrefaxe scourged in Drapers Hall.Then were they put asunder, and stripped from the wast vpward, one after an other, and had into the Hall, and in the middest of the Hall, where they vse to make their fyre, there was a great ryng of Iron, to the which there was a rope tied fast, and one of their feete thereto fast tyed. Then came two men downe, disguised in Mommers apparell, with visors on theyr faces, and they beat thē with great rods vntill the bloud did follow in their bodyes. As concerning this Wilmot, he could not lye in his bed vj. nights after: for Brooke MarginaliaBrooke a cruell tyrant. playd the tyrant with thē. So it was, that with the beating and the flight, & feare, they were neuer in health since, as þe said Wilmotwt his own mouth hath credibly ascertained vs, & we cā no lesse but testifie þe same.

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Thus haue we briefly rehearsed this litle tragedy, wherein ye may note the malice of the enemies at all tymes to those which professe Christ, & take his part, of what estate or degree soeuer they be, according to the Apostles saying: It is geuen vnto you not onely to beleue, but also to suffer with him. To whom be honour and glory, Amen.

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Next after these two aboue specified, followeth the beating of one Thomas Grene, who in the tyme of Queene Mary, was caused likewise to be scourged and beaten by Doct. Story. What the cause was, here followeth in story and examination to be seene, which he penned with his owne hand, as the thyng it selfe will declare to the reader. The copie and wordes of þe same as he wrote thē, here follow. Wherin as thou mayest

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