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. Gods prouidence in preseruing his seruauntes. Lady Elizabeth.

MarginaliaAn. 1558.in Dutch her fayth boldly, without any feare. So the Margraue hearing the same, in the end beyng well pleased with her profession, at the sute of some of her frendes, deliuered her out of prison, but toke away her booke, MarginaliaGertrude returneth into England.and so she came ouer into England agayne.

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William Mauldon. 
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This is an abriged account of Maldon's description of the episode which survives in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 590, fo. 77r-v.

MarginaliaA story of W. Mauldon.I Lightly passe ouer here the tedious afflictiōs of William Mauldon, how in the daungerous tyme of the vj. Articles, before þe burnyng of Anne Askew, MarginaliaW. Mauldon accused and scourged for true religion.he was scourged beyng young, of his father, for professing and confessing of true Religion: and afterward beyng examined in auricular confession by the Priest, his bookes were searched for, & so at length he was presented vp by þe same Priest in a letter writtē to þe Byshop. Which letter, had it not ben burned by an other priest to whose handes it came (as the Lord would haue it) it had vndoubtedly cost him his life.

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This one thyng in the sayd William Mauldon is to be noted, that he beyng young, in those dayes of kyng Henry, whē the Masse most florished, þe altars with the Sacramēt therof being in their most high veneration, that to mans reason it might seeme vnpossible that the glory and opinion of that Sacrament and Sacramentals, so highly worshipped, and so deepely rooted in the hartes of so many, could by any meanes possible so so soone decay and vanish to naught: yet notwithstandyng he beyng then so young, vnder the age of xvij. yeares, MarginaliaThe Prophesie of W. Mauldon in King Henryes time, for the fall of the Masse and Sacrament of the altar.by the spirite (no doubt) of prophesie, declared then vnto his parentes, that they should see it euen shortly come to passe, that both the Sacrament of the altar and the altars them selues, with all such plantations which the heauenly father did not plante, should be plucked vp by the rootes: and euen so within the space of very few yeares the euent therof followed accordyngly: the Lord therfore be praysed for his most gratious reformation.

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¶ Robert Horneby. 
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This account reprints a note in Foxe's handwriting (BL, Harley MS 419, fo. 137r). On Horneby and this account see Thomas S. Freeman, '"As True a Subiect being Prysoner": John Foxe's Notes on the Imprisonment of Princess Elizabeth', English Historical Review 117 (2002), pp. 106-07.

MarginaliaRob. Horneby through Gods working preserued.I Let passe likewyse the daungerous escape of Robert Horneby: seruaunt sometyme and groome of the chamber to Lady Elizabeth, she beyng then in trouble in Q. Maryes dayes: who beyng wylled to come to Masse, refused so to do, and therfore cōming afterward frō Woodstocke to Hampton court, was called before the Counsaile, and by them committed to the Marshalsea, and not vnlyke to haue susteyned further daunger, had not the Lordes goodnes better prouided for hym, who at length by D. Martyn was deliuered.

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Mistres Sandes. 
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This account reprints a note in Foxe's handwriting (BL, Harley MS 419, fo. 137r). On Sandes and this account see Thomas S. Freeman, "'As True a Subiect being Prysoner": John Foxe's Notes on the Imprisonment of Princess Elizabeth', English Historical Review 117 (2002), pp. 107-08 and 110.

MarginaliaMistres Sandes, now Lady Bartlet, preserued from persecution.THe like also may be testified & recorded of Mistres Sandes, now wyfe to Syr Morice Bartlet, 

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I.e., Sir Maurice Berkely of Bruton, Somerset. Elizabeth Sandes married him in 1562.

then Gentlewomā wayter to þe sayd Lady Elizabeth beyng in the Tower. Which Mistres Sandes denyed in lyke maner to come to Masse, and therfore beside the heauy displeasure of her father, was not onely displaced frō her roume, & put out of þe house, but also was in great ieopardy of further tryall. But the Lord who disposeth for euery one, as he seeth best, wrought her way out of her enemies handes by flying ouer the seas, where she continued amongst other banished exiles in the Citie of Geneua and of Basill, till the death of Q. Mary.

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The miraculous preseruation of Lady Elizabeth, now Queene of England, from extreme calamitie and daunger of lyfe, in the tyme of Queene Mary her Sister. 
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Miraculously Preserved and Preservation of Elizabeth

The irregular pagination of this account of Elizabeth in the 1563 edition suggests that it was a late addition to the volume. The 1563 narrative of Elizabeth began with a pæan to Elizabeth's virtues, much of which was drawn from John Aylmer's Harborow for faithfull and trewe subiectes (London: 1559). Foxe then proceeded with a detailed account of Elizabeth's arrest, imprisonment in the Tower and confinement at Woodstock. This narrative was based on material from a variety of individual informants (for these informants see Thomas S. Freeman, 'Providence and Presecription: The Account of Elizabeth in Foxe's "Book of Martyrs"' in The Myth of Elizabeth, ed. Susan Doran and Thomas S. Freeman [Basingstoke, 2003], pp. 33-35). In the 1570 edition, Foxe eliminated the praise of Elizabeth's virtues but added anecdotes about Elizabeth's imprisonment drawn from witnesses to these events (see Freeman, 'Providence and Prescription,' pp. 36-37 and Thomas S. Freeman, '"As True a Subiect being Prysoner": John Foxe's Notes on the Imprisonment of Princess Elizabeth, 1554-55', English Historical Review 117 (2002), pp. 104-16). One anecdote was added in 1576; apart from this there were no further changes made to the 1570 account in subsequent editions.

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MarginaliaThe blessed protection of almightie God in preseruing the Lady Elizabeth in her manifolde daungers and troubles.BVt when all hath bene sayd and told, what soeuer can be recited touchyng the admirable workyng of Gods present hand in defendyng and deliuering any one persō out of thraldome, neuer was there since the memory of our fathers any exāple to be shewed,

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wherin the Lordes almightie power hath more admirably and blessedly shewed it selfe, to the glory of his own name, to the comfort of all good hartes, and to the publicke felicitie of this whole Realme, then in the miraculous custody & outscape of this our soueraigne Lady, now Queene, thē Lady Elizabeth, in the straite tyme of Queene Mary her sister.

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In which story, first we haue to consider in what extreme misery, sickenes, feare, and perill her highnes was: into what care, what trouble of minde, and what daunger of death she was brought. MarginaliaThe troubles of Lady Elizabeth in Queene Maries time.First 

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Much of the next few passages is an unacknowledged quotation from John Aylmer, An harborow for faithfull and trewe subiectes (London: 1559), STC 1005,sig. N3v.

with great routes & bandes of armed mē (and happy was he that might haue the carying of her) beyng fetched vp as the greatest traitor in the world, clapped in the Tower, and agayne tossed from thence, from house to house, from prison to prison, from post to piller, at length also prisoner in her owne house, and garded with a sort of cutthrotes, which euer gaped for the spoyle, whereby they might be fingeryng of somewhat.

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Secondly, to consider agayne we haue, all this notwithstandyng, how straungely or rather miraculously from daunger she was deliuered: what fauour and grace she found with the almighty, who when all helpe of mā and hope of recouery was past, stretched out his mighty protection, and preserued her highnes, & placed her in this princely seate of rest and quietnes wherin now she sitteth, and long may she sit, the Lord of his glorious mercy graunt we besech him.

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In which story, if I should set forth at large and at full all the particulars and circumstances thereunto belongyng, and as iust occasion of the history requireth, besides the importunate length of the story discoursed, peraduenture it might moue offence to some beyng yet alyue, and truth might get me hatred. Yet notwithstādyng I intend (by þe grace of Christ) therin to vse such breuitie and moderation, as both may be to the glory of God, the discharge of the story, the profite of the reader, and hurt to none, suppressing the names of some, whom here although I could recite, yet I thought not to be more cruell in hurtyng their name, then the Queene hath bene mercyfull in pardonyng their liues.

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MarginaliaThe history of the Lady Elizabeth.Therfore, now to enter into the discourse of this Tragicall matter, first is here to be noted, that Queene Mary whē 

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This anecdote appears as a note in Foxe's handwriting in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 419, fo. 137v. This anecdote first appeared in the 1570 edition.

she was first Queene, before she was crowned would go no whether but would haue her by the hand, and send for her to dinner and supper: but after she was crowned, she neuer dyned nor supped with her, but kept her a loufe from her. &c. After this it happened, immediatly vpon the rising of Syr Thomas Wiat (as before was mentioned pag.1637. 1639.) that the Lady Elizabeth and the Lord Courtney were charged with false suspitiō of Syr Thomas Wyates rising. Wherupon Queene Mary, whether for that surmise, or for what other cause I know not, beyng offended with the sayd Lady Elizabeth her sister, at that tyme lying in her house at Ashridge, the next day after the rising of Wyat, sent to her iij. of her Counsaillours, to witte, MarginaliaSyr Iohn Williams, Syr Edw. Hastings, and Syr Th. Cornwalles, sent to fetch vp Lady Elizabeth.Syr Iohn Williams, Syr Edward Hastinges, then Master of þe horse, and Syr Thomas Cornwalles, with their retinue and trope of horsemen, to the nūber of ij. hundred and fifty. Who at their sodaine and vnprouided commyng, found her at the same tyme sore sicke in her bed, and very feeble and weake of body. Whether when they came, ascending vp to her graces priuy chamber, they willed one of her Ladyes, whom they met, to declare vnto her grace that there were certaine come from the court, which had a message from the Queene.

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Her grace hauing knowledge therof, was right glad of their comming: howbeit being then very sicke, and the night farre spent (which was at. x. of the clocke) she requested them by the messenger, that they would resorte thether in the morning. To this they aunswered, and by the sayd messenger sent word agayne, that they must needes see her, and would so do, in what case so e-

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