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. Diuers deliuered by Gods prouidence. Elizabeth Young examined.
Marginalia1558.¶ The seuenth examination before the Chauncellor and the Byshops Scribe.

MarginaliaThe seuenth examination of Elizabeth Young.WHen she was brought before the sayd Chauncellour and the scribe, the Chauncellor said vnto her: woman, thou hast bene twise before me, but thou and I could not agree: and here be certayne articles that my Lord the Byshop of Londō would that thou shouldest make aunswere vnto, which are these: first how many sacramentes thou doost allow.

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Eliz. MarginaliaTwo Sacramentes.Syr, as many as Christes Church doth allow, and that is twayne

Then spake the scribe. Thou wast taught seuen before king Edwardes dayes.

Chaunc. Which two sacramentes be those that thou doost allow?

Eliz. The Sacrament of the body and bloud of Iesus Christ, and the Sacrament of Baptisme.

Chaunc. Doost thou not beleue that þe Pope of Rome is the supreame head of the church, immediatly vnder God in earth?

Eliz. MarginaliaHead of þe Church.No Syr, no man can bee the head of Christes Church: for Christ him selfe is the head, and his word is the gouernour of all that be of that Church wheresoeuer they be scattered abroad.

Chaunc. Doost thou not beleue that the Byshop of Rome can forgeue thee al thy sinnes, hereticall, detestable, and damnable, that thou hast done from thine infancy vnto this day.

Eliz. MarginaliaBishop of Rome.Syr, the Byshop of Rome is a sinner as I am, and no man can forgeue me my sinnes but he onely that is without sinne, and that is Iesus Christ which dyed for my sinnes.

Chaunc. Doost thou not know that þe Pope sent ouer his Iubileis, that all that euer would fast and pray and go to the church, should haue their sinnes forgeuen thē

The scribe. Syr, I thinke that she was not in the Realme then.

Chaunc. Hast thou not desired God to defend thee from the tyranny of the Byshop of Rome, and all hys detestable enormities? MarginaliaFrom the Bishop of Rome and all hys detestable enormities.

Eliz. Yes that I haue.

Chaunc. And art thou not sory for it?

Eliz. No Syr, not a whit.

Chaunc. Hast thou not sayd, that the Masse was wicked, and the Sacrament of the altar most abominable?

Eliz. Yes that I haue.

Chaunc. And art thou not sory for it?

Eliz. No Syr, not a whit.

Chaunc. Art thou content for to go to the Church and heare Masse?

Elizab. I will not go the Church, either to Masse or Mattins, till I may heare it in a toūg that I can vnderstand: for I will bee fed no longer in a straunge language. And alwayes the scribe did writ euery of these Articles as they were demaunded & aunswered vnto.

Then the scribe asked her from whence she came.

The Chauncellour said: this is she that brought ouer all these bookes of heresie and treason.

Then sayd the Scribe to her: womā, where haddest thou all these bookes?

Eliz. I bought them in Hamsterdam, and brought them ouer to sell, thinkyng to gayne therby.

Then sayd the Scribe: what is þe name of the booke?

Eliz. I can not tell.

The Scribe. Why? wouldest thou bye bookes, and know not their names?

Then spake Cluny the keeper: Syr, my Lord Byshop did send for her by name that she should come to Masse, but she would not.

Chaunc. Yea? did my Lord send for her by name, and would she not go to Masse?

MarginaliaElizabeth Young refuseth to goe to Masse.Eliz. No Syr, I will neuer go to Masse till I do vnderstand it, by the leaue of God.

Chaunc. Vnderstand it? why who the deuil can make

thee to vnderstand Latin, thou beyng so old?

Then the Scribe commaūded her to set to her hand to all these sayd thinges.

Elizabeth sayd: Syr, then let me heare it read first.

Then sayd the Scribe: maister Chauncellour, shall she heare it read.

Chaunc. Yea, yea, let the hereticke heare it read.

Then she heard it read, and MarginaliaEliz. Young setteth her hand to her examination.so she set to her hand.

¶ The eight examination before the Bishop.

MarginaliaThe eight examination of Elizabeth Young.VVHen she was brought before the Byshop, he asked the keeper: is this the woman that hath the three children?

And the keeper sayd: yea my Lord.

Bysh. Woman, here is a Supplication put vnto my hādes for thee. In like case there was an other Supplicatiō put vp to me for thee afore this, in the which thou madest as though that I should keepe thy children.

Eliz. My Lord, I did not know of this Supplication, nor yet of the other.

Then sayd the Byshop: MarginaliaThe Deane made suite for Eliz. Young.master Deane, is this the woman that ye haue sued so earnestly for?

The Deane. Yea my Lord.

The Deane. Woman, what remaineth in the Sacrament of the altar when and after that the Priest hath spoken the wordes of consecration?

Elizab. A peece of bread. But the Sacrament of Christes body and bloud, which he did institute & leaue amongest his Disciples the night before hee was betrayed, ministred accordyng to his word, that Sacrament I do beleue.

The Deane. How doest thou beleue concernyng the body of Christ:? where is his body, and how many bodyes hath he?

Eliz. Syr, in heauē he sitteth on the right hād of God.

The Deane. From whence came his humane body?

Eliz. He tooke it of the virgin Mary.

The Deane. That is flesh, bloud, and bones, as mine is. But what shape hath his spiritual body? hath it face, handes, and feete?

Eliz. I know no other body that he hath but that bodo wherof he ment whē he said: This is my body which is giuen for you: and this is my bloud which shalbe shed for you. Whereby he playnly meaneth that body and no other, which he tooke of the virgin Mary, hauyng the perfect shape and proportion of a humane body.

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Doct. Story. Then sayd Story: MarginaliaStory. ye haue a wise body, for ye must go to the stake.

The Deane. Art thou content to beleue in the faith of Christes Church? But to aske of thee what Christes Church is, or where it is, I let is passe.

Eliz. Syr, to that Church I haue ioyned my fayth, and from it I purpose neuer to turne, by Gods helpe.

The Deane. Wouldest thou not be at home with thy children with a good will?

Eliz. Syr, if it please God to geue me leaue.

The Deane. Art thou content to confesse thy selfe to be an ignoraunt and a foolish woman, and to beleue as our holy father the Pope of Rome doth, MarginaliaThe beliefe of the Papistes followeth the multitude. and as the Lord Cardinals grace doth, and as my Lord the Byshop of London thine Ordinary doth, & as the Kynges grace and the Queenes grace, and all the nobilitie of England do: yea and the Emperours grace, and all the noble Princes in Christendome?

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Eliz. Syr, I was neuer wise. But in few wordes I shall make you a brief aunswere how I do beleue. MarginaliaTrue beliefe dependeth not vpon men, but vpon the rule of Gods word.I do beleue all thynges that are written in þe Scripture, geuen by the holy ghost vnto the Church of Christ, set forth and taught by the Church of Christ. Hereon I ground my faith, and on no man.

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Then sayd Story: and who shall be iudge?

Eliz. Syr, the Scripture.

Doct. Story. And who shall read it?

Elizabeth. Hee vnto whom God haue geuen the vn-

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