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 punishment vpon Persecutors and contemners of his Gospell.

MarginaliaAn. 1558.at length found what he had done, and how he had strickē him self with his dagger into þe brest. Wherupon they tooke him & brought him into an house next at hand, and there exhorted him, as well as they could, to repent his fact: who then by outward gesture semed to giue some shew of repentaunce. Notwithstandyng the sayd Arnoldus espying one of his frendes there busie about him, to haue a knife hangyng at his gyrdle, violently plucked out the knife, and with maine force stabbed him selfe to the hart.

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By these Louanian examples, as we haue all to learne, no man to be so sure of his lyfe but that he alwayes nedeth to craue and call vnto the Lord to blesse him with his truth and grace: MarginaliaAdmonition to our Louanians.so especially would I wish our English Louanians, which now make fortes in that Vniuersitie agaynst the open truth of Christes Gospell, to be wise in tyme, & not to spurne so agaynst the pricke, Ne forte. &c.

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MarginaliaIacobus Latomus of Louane.Or if they thinke yet these examples not enough for sufficient admonition, let them ioyne hereto the remēbrance also of Iacobus Latomus 

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This anecdote is reprinted from Senarclaeus, Historia vera, pp. 12-13.

a chief and principall Captaine of the same Vniuersitie of Louane. Who after he had bene at Bruxels, and there thinkyng to do a great acte agaynst Luther and his felowes, made an Oration before the Emperour so foolishly and ridiculously, that he was laughed to scorne almost of þe whole Court. MarginaliaIacobus Latomus an enemie to þe Gospell, brought to madnes and desperatiō.Thē returnyng frō thence to Louane again, in his publicke lecture he fell in an open fury & madnes, vtteryng such wordes of desperatiō and blasphemous impietie, that þe other Diuines which were there, and namely Ruardus Anchusianus, were fayne to cary hym away as he was rauyng, and so shut him into a close chamber. MarginaliaThe terrible wordes of Latomus in his desperation.Frō that time vnto his last breth, Latomus had neuer any thing els in his mouth, but that he was damned, and reiected of God, and that there was no hope of saluation for him, because that wittyngly and agaynst his knowledge he withstode the manifest truth of his word. Ex Epist. Senarclæi ante historium de morte Diazij. Item, Ex oratione Pauli Eberi in comitijs Witembergæ habita.

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MarginaliaGods will in hys worde to accept our fayth onely for iustification.Thus almighty God, not onely by his word, but by examples also, diuers and sondry wise doth warne vs, first to seeke to know the perfecte will and decree of the Lord our God appointed in his word. The perfect will and full Testamēt of the Lord in his word is this, that he hath sent and giuen his onely sonne vnto vs, beyng fully contented to accept our fayth onely vppon him for our perfect iustification and full satisfaction for all our transgressions: and this is called in Scripture Iusticia Dei. MarginaliaObedience to Gods will rewarded.To this will and rightuousnes of God, they that humbly submit them selues, find peace and rest in their soules that no man is able to expresse, and haue strength enough agaynst all the inuasions and tentations of Sathan.

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MarginaliaDisobedience to Gods will punished.Contrarywise, they that will not yelde their obedience vnto the will and ordinaunce of God expressed in his word, but will seeke their owne rightuousnes, which is of man, labouryng by their merites and satisfactions to serue and please God: these not only do find with God no rightuousnes at all, but in steade of his fauour, procure to them selues hys horrible indignation, in stead of comfort, heape to them selues desperation, and in the end what inconuenience they come to, by these aboue recited examples of Guarlacus, Bomelius, and Latomus, it is euident to see. MarginaliaThe chiefe fountaine of all mischiefe in þe world.And out of this fountaine springeth not onely þe punishmentes of these men, but also all other inconueniences which happen amongest men, where soeuer thys pernicious and erroneous doctrine of the Papistes taketh place.

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MarginaliaA fryer of Mounster stricken with lightning.A Dominicke Frier of Mounster, as he was inueying in the Pulpit agaynst the doctrine of the Gospell then springyng vp, was stricken with a sodeine flash of lightning, and so ended his life. Ex Pantal. in 2. parte. rerum memor.

MarginaliaA Taylors seruaunt in Lypsia.Manlius in his booke De dictis Philip. Melancth. maketh mention of a certeine Taylors seruaunt in Lypsia, who receauyng first the Sacrament in both kyndes with þe Gospellers, & afterward beyng persuaded by the Papistes, receiued with them vnder one kynde. Wherupon beyng admonished of his master to come to the Communion agayne in the Church of the Gospellers, he stode a great while and made no answere. At last crying out vpon a sodeine, he rāne to the window thereby, and so cast him selfe out and brake his necke.

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MarginaliaGods punishment vpon a certain popish gentleman vnnamed.In the same Manlius mention is also made of a certeine Gentleman of name & authoritie, but he nameth him not, who hearyng these wordes in a song: Ein feste burg ist vnser Gott: that is, our onely holde or fortresse is our God. Psal. 46. aunswered and sayd: Ich wil helffen die burg zerschiessen, oder ich wil nit leben: that is, I will helpe to shoote agaynst thy stay or forte, or els I will not liue. and so within three dayes after he dyed without repentance or confessing his faith. Ex Manlio De dictis Philip. Melancth.

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MarginaliaSadoletus Cardinall.Of Sadoletus the learned Cardinall likewise it is reported of some, that he dyed not without great tormentes of conscience and desperation.

MarginaliaThe Cōmendator of S. Antony plagued.The Commendator of S. Antony, who sat as spirituall iudge ouer that godly learned man Wolfgangus burned in Lotharyng in Germany, and gaue sentence of his condemnation, fell sodeinly dead shortly after. Read before pag. 1016.

MarginaliaAbbot of Clarilocus sodeinly dead.Also his fellow the Abbot of Clarilocus, and Suffragane to the Byshop of Metz, at þe cracke of gunnes sodeinly fell downe and died. pag. 1016.

MarginaliaDauid Beaton Archb. of Scotland persecutor, slaine in hys owne Castle.Dauid Beaton Archbyshop of S. Andrewes in Scotland, shortly after the burnyng of M. George Wisard, how he by the iust stroke of God was slayne, and wretchedly ended his life within his owne Castle, in the discourse of his story is euident to see, who so listeth further to read of that matter. pag. 1448.

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MarginaliaEx Ioan. Sleidano. Lib. 23.Ioannes Sleidanus, in his 23. booke maketh relatiō of Cardinall Crescentius the chief President and moderator of the Coūcell of Trident, an. 1552. The story of whom is certein, the thyng that happened to him was straunge and notable, the example of him may be profitable to others, such as haue grace to be warned by other mens euils. The narration is this.

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MarginaliaThe terrible iudgement of God vpon Cardinall Crescentius President of the Councell of Trident. An. 1552.The 25. day of March in the yeare aforesayd, Crescentius the Popes Legate & Vicegerent in the Councell of Trident, was sittyng all the day long vnto darke night in writyng letters to the Pope. After his labour, whē night was come, thinkyng to refresh him selfe, he began to rise: and at his rising, behold there appeared to him a mighty blacke dogge of a huge byggenes, his eyes flamyng with fire, and his eares hangyng low down welnere to the ground, to enter in and straight to come toward him, and so to coutch vnder the borde. The Cardinall not a litle amased at the sight therof, somewhat recouering him selfe, called to his seruaūts, which were in the outward chamber next by, to bryng in a cādle, & to seeke for the dogge. But when the dogge could not be found, neither there nor in no other chamber about, the Cardinall thereupon stricken with a sodein conceat of mind, immediatly fell into such a sicknes, wherof his Phisicions which he had about him, with all their industry and cunnyng coulde not cure him. MarginaliaThe wretched end of Cardinall Crescentius President of þe Councell of Trent.And so in the Towne of Verona dyed this Popish Cardinall, the Popes holy Legate, and President of this Councell: wherin his purpose was (as Sleydane sayth) to recouer and heale agayne the whole authoritie & doctrine of the Romish sea, & to set it vp for euer.

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There were in this Councell besides the Popes Legates and Cardinalls of Trident, lxij. Byshops, Doctours of Diuinitie xlij. And thus was the end of that

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