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 preserued by Gods prouidence in Q. Maries time. Duchesse of Suffolke.

Marginalia1558.the Stilyard in Lōdon, whether diuers Wallons were fled for religion, & had for their Minister one Frances Pernsell, then called Frances de Riuers, who had receaued some curtesie in Englād at þe Duchesse handes. Master Bertie beyng yet at Santon, practised with him to obtayne a protection from the Magistrates, for hys abode and his wiues at Wesell: MarginaliaA protection procured for the Duchesse, of the Magistrates of Wesell.which was the sooner procured because the state of the Duchesse was not discouered but onely to the chiefe Magistrate, earnestly bent to shew them pleasure, whiles this protection was in seeking.

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In the meane while, at the towne of Santon was a muttering that the Duchesse and her husband were greater personages then they gaue themselues forth, and the Magistrates not very well inclined to religion, MarginaliaM. Bertie and þe Duchesse in daunger of taking by the B. of Arras at Santon.the Byshop of Arras also being Deane of the great Minster, order was taken, that þe Duchesse and her husband should be examined of their condition and religion vpon the sodayne. Which practise discouered by a gentleman of that countrey to Master Bertie, MarginaliaAn other escape of the Duchesse and her husband.he without further delay taking no more then the Duchesse, her daughter, and two other with them, as though he ment no more but to take the ayre, about three of the clocke in the after noone in February, on foote, wythout hiering of horse or wagon for feare of disclosing his purpose, ment priuily that night to get to Wesell, leauing his other family still at Santon.

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After the Duchesse and he were one English mile from the Towne, there fell a mighty rayne of continuance, whereby a long frost and ise before congealed, was thawed, which doubled more þe wearines of those new lacquies. MarginaliaThe hard distresse of the Duchesse by euill weather.But beyng now on the way, and ouer taken with þe night, they sent their ij. seruaunts (which onely went with them) to villages, as they past, to hyre some carre for their ease, but none could be hyred. In the meane tyme Master Bertie was forced to cary the childe, and the Duchesse his cloke and rapier. At last, betwixt vj. and vij. of the clocke in the darke night, they came to Wesell, and repayring to their Innes for lodging & some repose after such a paynefull iorney, MarginaliaThe hard intertainment of M. Bertie and þe Duchesse at their entring into Wesell.found hard intertainment: for goyng from Inne to Inne, offring large money for small lodging, they were refused of all the Inholders, suspecting Master Bertie to be a Launceknight, and the Duchesse to be his woman. The childe for colde and sustenaunce cryed pitifully, the mother wept as fast, the heauens rayned as fast as the cloudes coulde poure.

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Master Bertie destitute of all other succour of hospitalitie, resolued to bring the Duchesse to the porch of the great church in the towne, and so to bye coales, victualles, and strawe for their miserable repose there that night, or at least till by Gods helpe he might prouide her better lodging. M. Bertie at that tyme vnderstoode not much Dutch, and by reason of euill wether and late season of the night, he could not happen vpon any that could speake English, French, Italian, or Latin, till at last goyng towardes the Church porch, MarginaliaGods prouidence in time of distresse.he heard ij. striplinges talking Latin, to whom he approched, and offred them two stiuers to bring him to some Wallons house.

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By these boyes, and Gods good conduicte, he chaunced at the first vpon the house where Master Pernsell supped that night, who had procured them the protection of the Magistrates of that towne. At þe first knocke, the goodman of the house him self came to the doore, and opening it, asked M. Bertie what he was. M. Bertie said, an English man, that sought for one M. Pernsells house. The Wallon willed Master Bertie to stay a while: who went backe and told Marster Pernsell that the same English gentleman of whom they had talked the same supper, had sent, by likelihoode, hys seruaunt to speake with him. MarginaliaThe meeting of M. Pernsell and þe Duchesse at Wesell.Whereupon M. Pernsell came to the doore, and beholding Master Bertie, the Duchesse, and their childe, their faces, apparells, and bodyes so farre from their olde forme, deformed with durt, we-

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ther, and heauines, coulde not speake to them, nor they to him for teares. At length recouering thē selues, they saluted one an other, and so together entred the house, God knoweth full ioyfully: Master Bertie chaunging all his apparell with the goodman, the Duchesse wyth the goodwife, & their childe with the childe of the house.

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Within few dayes after, by M. Pernesels meanes, they hiered a very faire house in the towne, and did not let to shew them selues what they were, in such good sort, as their present cōdition permitted. It was by this tyme through the whole Towne what discurtesie the Inholders had shewed vnto them at their entrie, in so much as on the Sonday followyng, MarginaliaThe Citizens of Wesell admonished by their preacher of their hardnes toward straungers.a Preacher in the Pulpit openly in sharpe termes rebuked that greater inciuilitie towardes straungers, by allegation of sundry places out of holy Scriptures, discoursing how not onely Princes sometyme are receiued in the Image of priuate persons, but Aungels in the shape of men, and that God of his Iustice would make the straungers one day in an other land, to haue more sense of the afflicted hart of a straunger.

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The tyme thus passing forth, as they thought them selues thus happily settled, MarginaliaA frendly part of Syr Iohn Mason towardes the Duchesse.sodeinly a watchword came from Syr Iohn Mason, then Q. Maryes Ambassadour in Netherland, that my Lord Paget had feyned an errant to the Bathes that wayes: and wheras the Duke of Brunswicke was shortly with x. ensignes to passe by Wesell for the seruice of þe house of Austricke agaynst the French kyng, MarginaliaA traine layd for the Duchesse by the L. Paget and þe Duke of Brunswicke.the sayd Duchesse and her husband should be with the same charge and company intercepted. Wherfore, to preuent þe crueltie of these enemies, MarginaliaM. Bertie and the Duchesse remoue to Wineheim vnder the Palsgraue.M. Bertie with his wife and childe departed to a place called Wineheim in high Dutchland vnder the Palsgraues dominion, where vnder his protection they cōtinued till their necessaries began to faile them, and they almost feyntyng vnder so heauy a burden, began to fayle of hope.

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MarginaliaThe helping hand of þe Lord againe in their necessitie.At what tyme, in the middest of theyr dispayre, there came sodeinly letters to them from the Pallatine of Vilua and the king of Poole, beyng instructed of their hard estate by a Baron named Ioannes Alasco, MarginaliaIoannes Alasco a meanes to the king of Poole, for the Duchesse of Suffolke. that was sometyme in England, offring them large curtesie. MarginaliaThe Duchesse inuited into Pooleland by the kinges letters.This puruision vnlooked for, greatly reuiued their heauy spirites. Yet cōsidering they should remoue from many their countreymen and acquaintance, to a place so farre distant, a Countrye not haunted wyth the English, and perhaps vpō their ariuall not finding as they looked for, the ende of their iourney should be worse thē the beginning: they deuised thereupon with one Master Barloe, MarginaliaM. Barlow a messenger frō the Duchesse to the king of Poole. late Byshop of Chichester, that if he would vouchsafe to take some paines therein, they would make hym a fellow of that iourney. So finding him prone, they sent hym with letters of great thankes to the king and Pallatine, and also with a fewe principall Iewelles (which onely they had left of many) to solicite for them, that the king would vouchsafe vnder hys seale, to assure them of the thing which he so honorably by letters offred.

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MarginaliaThe Pallatine of Vilua a great frend to the Duchesse.That sute by þe forewardnes of þe Pallatine, was as soone graunted as vttered. Vpon which assurance the sayd Duchesse and her husband, with their family, MarginaliaThe Duchesse taketh her iourney toward Pooleland.entred the iorney in Aprill. 1557. frō the castle of Wineheim, where they before lay, towardes Frāckford. MarginaliaThe troubles happening to the Duchesse in her iourney to Pooleland.In þe which their iorney, it were long here to describe what daungers fell by the way vpon them, and their whole company, by reason of the Lantgraues Captayne, who vnder a quarell pretensed for a spaniell of M. Berties, set vpon them in the high way, wyth hys horsemen, thrusting their borespeares through the wagon where the childre & wemen were, M. Bertie hauing but iiij. horsemen with him. In þe which brable it happened the Captaines horse to be slayne vnder hym. Wherupon a rumour was sparsed immediatly through townes and villages about, that the Lantgraues captayne should be slayne by certayne Wallons, which incensed the ire

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