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.Such a lyke persecutor also the same tyme was the Lord of Reuest, MarginaliaThe Lord of Reuest plagued.who lykewise eschaped not the reuengyng hand of Gods iustice, beyng stricken, after his furious persecution, with a like horrible sickenes, and such a fury and madnes, that none durst come nere hym, and so most wretchedly dyed. Wherof read before, pag. 1075.

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MarginaliaIoh. Martin plagued.Touching the like greuous punishment of God vppon one Iohn Martin a persecutor, read pag. 1088.

MarginaliaErasm. in Epistola Apologetica. De vtilit. Colloquior.Erasmus in an Epistle or Apologie written in defense of his Colloquies, inferreth mention of a certein noble person of great riches and possessions, who hauing wife and children with a great famile at home (to whom by S. Paules rule he was bounde in consciēce principally aboue all other wordly thinges to attende) had purposed before his death to go see Hierusalem. And thus all thynges beyng set in order, this noble man about to set forward on his iorney, committed the care of his wife (whom he left great with child) & of his Lordshyps and Castles to an Archbyshop, as to a most sure and trusty father. To make short: MarginaliaGods punishment vpon a noble gentleman in going a pilgrimage.It happened in the iorney this noble man to dye. Wherof so soone as the Archbyshop had intelligence, in steede of a father, he became a theefe & robber, seisyng into his own handes all his Lordships and possessions. And moreouer, not yet cōtended with all this, he layd siege against a strong forte of his (vnto the which his wife for sauegard of her selfe dyd flye) where in conclusion she with the child she went withall, pitifully was slayne, and so miserably perished. Which story was done (as testifieth Erasmus) not so long before hys tyme, but that there remayned the nephewes of the sayd noble man then alyue, to whom the same inheritaunce should haue fallen, but they could not obteine it.

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MarginaliaAdmonition.What commeth of blynd superstition when a man not conteinyng him selfe within the compasse of Gods word, wandereth in other bywayes of his owne, and not contented with the Religion set vp of the Lord, wil bynde his conscience to other ordinaunces, prescriptions, and religions deuised by men, leauing Gods commaundemētes vndone for þe constitutions & preceptes of men, MarginaliaFalse deuotion a perilous thing.what end and reward (I say) commeth therof at length, by this one example, beside infinite other of the lyke sort, men may learne experience: and therfore they that yet will defend Idolatrous pilgrimage and rashe vowes, let them well consider hereof. MarginaliaAgaynst Idolatrous pilgrimage. It is rightly sayd of S. Hierome, to haue bene at Hierusalem, is no great matter, but to lyue a godly and vertuous lyfe, that is a great matter in very dede.

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MarginaliaA wonderfull example of Gods iudgement at Gaūt. An. 1565.In the yeare of Lord. 1565. there was in the towne of Gaunt in Flaunders one William de Weuer accused and imprisoned by the Prouost of S. Peters in Gaunt (who had in his Cloister a prison and a place of execution) and the day whē the sayd William was called to the place of iudgement, the Prouost sent for M. Giles Brackelman, principall Aduocate of the Counsell of Flaūders, and Borough Master & Iudge of S. Peters in Gaunt, with other of þe rulers of þe Towne of Gaunt, to sit in iudgement vpon him, and as they sat in iudgement, the Borough Master named M. Giles Brackelman reasoned with the said William de Weuer vpon diuers Articles of hys fayth.

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The one wherof was, why the sayd Williā de Weuer denyed that it was not lawfull to pray to Saintes: and he aūswered (as þe report goeth): for three causes. MarginaliaThree causes why Sainctes are not to be prayed vnto.The one was that they were but creatures and not the creator.

The second was, that if he should call vppon them, the Lord did both see it and heare it, & therfore he durst giue the glory to none other but to God.

The thyrd and chiefest cause was, that the creator had commaunded in his holy word to call vpon him in troubles: vnto which commaundement he durst nei-

ther adde, nor take from it.

The Borough Master M. Giles Brackelman also demaunded whether he did not beleue that there was a Purgatory which he should goe into after this lyfe, where euery one should be purified and clensed?

MarginaliaPurgatory denyed.He aunswered that he had read ouer the whole Bible, and could finde no such place, but that the death of Christ was his Purgatory: with many other questiōs procedyng after their order, vntill they came to pronounce hys condemnation. But or euer the sayd condemnation was red forth, MarginaliaThe iudgement of God vpon Gyles Brakelmā þe Borough Master.þe iudgemēt of God was layd vppon the sayd Borough Master, who sodeinly at that present instant was stricken with a Palsey, that hys mouth was drawen vp almost to hys eare, & so he fell downe, the rest of the Lords by & by standyng vp and shadowyng him, that the people could not well see him: and also the people were willed to depart, who being still called vpon to depart, aunswered, the place was so small to go out that they could go no faster. Then the Borough Master beyng taken vp, was caryed to his house, and it is not yet vnderstand or cōmonly knowen that euer he spake word after he was first stricken, but was openly knowen to be dead the next day following. MarginaliaWilliam de Weuer Martyr, burnt at Gaunt. An. 1565.And yet, notwithstanding that this was done about x. of the clocke, they burned the sayd William de Weuer within three houres after on the same day.

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MarginaliaAn other terrible example of Gods iudgement agaynst Syr Garret Trieste Gentlemā and thē Aldermā of Gaunt, a persecutor. An. 1566.The 4. day of March. 1566. the like example of the Lordes terrible iudgement was shewed vpō Syr Garret Trieste Knight, who had long before promised to the Regent to bryng downe the Preachyng. For the which acte (as the report goeth) the Regent againe promised to make him a Graue, which is an Earle. Of the which Syr Garret it is also sayd, that he commyng frō Bruxels towardes Gaunt, brought with him the death of the Preachers, and beyng come to Gaunt, the sayd Syr Garret with other of the Lordes hauyng receaued from the Regent a Commission, to sweare the Lordes and Commons vnto the Romish Religion, the said Syr Garret the fourth day of March aboue noted, at night being at supper, willed þe Lady his wife to call hym in þe mornyng one houre sooner then he was accustomed to rise, for that he should þe next day haue much busines to do in þe Towne house, to sweare the Lordes and people to the Romishe Religion. But see what happened. The sayd Syr Garret going to bed in good health (as it seemed) when the Lady his wife called him in the morning according to his appointement, was found dead in the bed by her, and so vnable to prosecute his wicked purpose.

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MarginaliaAn other example of Gods iudgement vppon Marten de Pester one of the principall Secretaryes of Gaunt. An. 1566.The 5. day of March. 1566. which was the day that Sir Garret Trieste appointed to be there, & the Lords of Gaunt were come into þe Towne house (as they had afore appointed) to proceede and to giue the oth, accordyng as they had their Commission, and M. Martin de Pester the Secretary, beyng appoynted and about to giue the oth, as the first man should haue sworne, the sayd Martin de Pester was stricken of God wt present death likewise, & fell down, and was caried away in a chaire or settell, & neuer spake after. Witnes hereunto.

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MarginaliaThese men of Gaunt are witnesses hereof.Peter de Bellemaker.
Abraham Rossart.
Maerke de Mill.
Lieuen Hendrickx.
Ihan Coucke.
Rogeyr Vanhulle.
Ioys Neuehans.
Lyeuin Neuchans.
Wil. vāden Boegarde.
Ioys de Pytte.

MarginaliaA story of a tame deuill coniured in an Abbey in Sueuia.About the borders of Sueuia in Germanie, not farre from the Citie of Vberlyng, there was a certaine Monastery of Cistercian Monkes, called Salmesuille, foūded in the dayes of Pope Innocent the 2. by a noble Baron named Guntherame, about the yeare of our Lord. 1130. This Celle thus being erected, in processe of tyme was enlarged with moroe ample possessiōs, findyng many and great benefactours and endowers, liberally contributyng vnto the same: as Emperours,

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