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. Gods punishment vpon Persecutors and contemners of his Gospell.

Marginalia1558.the lyke striking hand of God them selues also, in reuēgyng the bloud of his seruauntes.

And thus much concernyng those persecutours, as well of the Clergy sort, as of the laity, which were stricken and dyed before the death of Queene Mary. With whom also is to be numbred in the same race of persecuting Bishops which died before Queene Mary, these Bishops following. MarginaliaBishops that died before Q. Mary.

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Bishops
 
 
 
Coates Byshop of Westchester.
Parfew Byshop of Herford.
Glynne Byshop of Bangor.
Brokes Byshop of Glocester.
Kyng Byshop of Tame.
Peto Elect of Salisbury.
Day Byshop of Chichester.
Holyman Byshop of Bristow.

Now, after the Queene immediatly followed, or rather waited vpō her, the death of Cardinal Poole, who the next day departed: of what disease, although it be vncerteine to many, yet to some it is suspected that he tooke some Italian Physicke, which did him no good. Then folowed in order. MarginaliaBishops that died after Q. Mary.

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Bishops
 
 
 
 
Iohn Christopherson Bish. of Chichester.
Hopton Byshop of Norwich.
Morgan Bishop of S. Dauids.
Iohn White Byshop of Winchester.
Rafe Bayne Bish. of Lichfield & Couētry.
Owen Oglethrope Byshop of Carlill.* Marginalia* Note that B. Tonstall in Q. Maryes tyme was no great bloudy persecutor. For M. Russell a Preacher was before him, and Doct. Hinmer hys Chauncellor wold haue had hym examined more particularly. The Bishop stayed him, saying: hetherto we haue had a good report among our neighbors: I pray you bring not thys mans bloud vpon my head.
Cutbert Tonstall Byshop of Durham.
Thomas Raynoldes elect of Herford, af-
ter his depriuation dyed in prison.

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Beside these Byshops aboue named, first dyed at the same tyme.

Doct. Weston Deane of Westminster, afterward
Deane of Winsore, chief disputer agaynst Cran-
mer, Ridley, and Latymer.
M. Slethurst Master of Trinity Colledge in Ox-
ford, who dyed in the Tower.
Seth Holland Deane of Worcester and Warden
of Alsoule Colledge in Oxford.
William Copynger Monke of Westminster, dyed
in the Tower.
Doct. Steward Deane of Winchester.

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MarginaliaA note of D. Weston.¶ To beholde the working of Gods iudgementes, it is wonderous. In the first yeare of Q. Mary, when the Clergie was assembled in the Conuocation house, and also afterward when the disputation was in Oxford agaynst D. Cranmer, Ridley, and Latimer, he that had seene then Doct. Weston the Prolocutor in his ruffe, how highly he tooke vpō him in the Scholes, & how stoutly he stoode in þe Popes quarell agaynst simple and naked truth, full litle would haue thought, and lesse did he thinke him selfe (I dare say) that his glory & lofty lookes should haue bene brought down so soone, especially by them of his owne Religion, whose part he so doughtely defended. But such is the reward and end commonly of them, who presumptuously oppose them selues to striue agaynst the Lord, as by þe example of this Doctorly Prolocutor right well may appeare. For not long after þe disputation aboue mentioned, agaynst Byshop Cranmer and his fellowes, MarginaliaD. Weston out of fauour with the Papistes.God so wrought agaynst the sayd Doct. Weston, that he fell in great displeasure with Cardinall Poole and other Byshops, because he was vnwilling to geue vppe his Deanery and house of Westminster, vnto the Mōkes and religious men, whom in dede he fauoured not, although in other thinges he maintained the Church of Rome. Who not withstaynding, at last through importunate sute, gaue vp Westminster, and was Deane of Windsore: MarginaliaD. Weston taken in adultery.where not long after, he was apprehēded in adultery, and for the same was by the Cardinall put from all his spirituall liuinges.

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MarginaliaD. Weston appealed to Rome.Wherfore he appealed to Rome, and purposed to haue fled out of the Realme, but was taken by the way, and committed to the Tower of London, and there remained vntill Queene Elizabeth was proclaimed Queene, at which tyme he beyng deliuered, fell sicke and dyed. MarginaliaThe death of D. Weston.The common talke was that if he had not so sodeinly ended his life, he would haue opened and reueled the purpose of the chief of the Clergy, meanyng the Cardinall, which was to haue taken vp kyng Henries body at Windsore and to haue burned it. And thus much of Doct. Weston.

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The residue that remained of the persecutyng Clergy, and escaped the stroke of death, were depriued, and committed to prisons: the Catalogue of whose names here followeth. MarginaliaCatholicke Byshops after Queene Maries death depriued and imprisoned.
Note þt some of these Byshops afterward through the goodnes of Q. Elizabeth were dispersed and suffered to be kept in their frendes houses.

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Nicolas Heath Archbyshop of Yorke,
and Lord Chauncellour.
Thomas Thurlbye Byshop of Eley.
Thomas Watson Bishop of Lyncolne.
Gilbert Burne Bysh. of Bath & Welles.
Richard Pates Byshop of Worcester.
Troublefield Byshop of Exetor.
Iohn Fecknam Abbot of Westminster.
Iohn Boxall Deane of Windsore andPeterborough.
 
 
 
 
In the
tower.
 
 
 
 

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Of Dauid Poole B. of Peterborough, I doubt whe-
ther he was in the Tower, or in some other prison.

Goldwell Byshop of S. Asse.
Maurice Elect of Bangor.
Ranne
away.

Edmund Boner Byshop of London, in the Mar-
shalsee.
Thomas Wood Byshop Elect, in the Marshalsee.
Cutbert Scotte Byshop of Chester, was in the
Fleete, from whence he escape to Louane and
there dyed.

Henry Cole Deane of Paules.
Iohn Harpesfield Archdeacon of Lon-
don, and Dean of Norwich.
Nicolas Harpesfield Archdeacon of Cā-
terbury.
Anthony Draycot Archdeacon of Hun-
tyngton.
W. Chadsey Archdeacon of Midlesex.
 
 
 
In the
Fleete.
 
 
 

MarginaliaA note of D. Chadsey.¶ Concernyng which Doct. Chadsey here is to be noted, that in þe begynnyng of kyng Edwardes reigne he recanted and subscribed to 34. Articles, Marginalia34. Articles of D. Chadsey. wherin he then fully consented and agreed with his owne hand writyng to the whole forme of doctrine approued and allowed then in the Church, MarginaliaDoct. Chadsey subscribed to the reformed religion in K. Edwardes tyme. as well concernyng Iustification by faith onely, as also the doctrine of the two Sacramētes then receaued, denying as well þe Popes supremacie, trāsubstantiation, Purgatory, Inuocation of Saintes, eleuation and adoration of the Sacramēt, the sacrifice, and veneration of the Masse, as also all other like excrementes of Popish superstition, accordyng to the kynges booke then set forth. Wherfore the more maruell it is, that he being coūted such a famous and learned Clerke, would shew him selfe so fickle and vnstable in his assertions, so double in his doynges, to alter his Religion accordyng to tyme, and to mainteine for truth, not what hee thought best, but what hee might most safely defend. So long as the state of the Lord Protectour and of his brother stode vpright, what was the the conformitie of this D. Chadsey, his own Articles in Latin written and subscribed with his own hand, do declare, which I haue to shew, if he will deny them. MarginaliaD. Chadsey mutable and inconstant in hys religion.But after the decay of the kinges vncles, the fortune of them turned not so fast, but his Religion turned withall, & eftsoones he tooke vpon him to dispute agaynst Peter Martyr in vpholding transubstantiation at Oxford, which a litle before with his own hand writyng he had ouerthrowen.

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