Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Censorship Proclamation 32. Our Lady' Psalter 33. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain34. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 35. Bradford's Letters 36. William Minge 37. James Trevisam 38. The Martyrdom of John Bland 39. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 40. Sheterden's Letters 41. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 42. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 43. Nicholas Hall44. Margery Polley45. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 46. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 47. John Aleworth 48. Martyrdom of James Abbes 49. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 50. Richard Hooke 51. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 52. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 53. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 54. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 55. Martyrdom of William Haile 56. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 57. William Andrew 58. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 59. Samuel's Letters 60. William Allen 61. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 62. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 63. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 64. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 65. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 66. Cornelius Bungey 67. John and William Glover 68. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 69. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 70. Ridley's Letters 71. Life of Hugh Latimer 72. Latimer's Letters 73. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed74. More Letters of Ridley 75. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 76. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 77. William Wiseman 78. James Gore 79. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 80. Philpot's Letters 81. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 82. Letters of Thomas Wittle 83. Life of Bartlett Green 84. Letters of Bartlett Green 85. Thomas Browne 86. John Tudson 87. John Went 88. Isobel Foster 89. Joan Lashford 90. Five Canterbury Martyrs 91. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 92. Letters of Cranmer 93. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 94. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 95. William Tyms, et al 96. Letters of Tyms 97. The Norfolk Supplication 98. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 99. John Hullier 100. Hullier's Letters 101. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 102. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 103. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 104. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 105. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 106. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 107. Gregory Crow 108. William Slech 109. Avington Read, et al 110. Wood and Miles 111. Adherall and Clement 112. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 113. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow114. Persecution in Lichfield 115. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 116. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 117. Examinations of John Fortune118. John Careless 119. Letters of John Careless 120. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 121. Agnes Wardall 122. Peter Moone and his wife 123. Guernsey Martyrdoms 124. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 125. Martyrdom of Thomas More126. Martyrdom of John Newman127. Examination of John Jackson128. Examination of John Newman 129. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 130. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 131. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 132. John Horne and a woman 133. William Dangerfield 134. Northampton Shoemaker 135. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 136. More Persecution at Lichfield
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Q. Mary. The Martyrdome of Nich. Chamberlaine, Tho. Osmund, W. Bamford.

MarginaliaAn. 1555. Iune.Likewise in examinyng them, and specially the simple sort in the matter of the sacrament, to the materiall bread in the sacrament, MarginaliaThe crafty and captious dealing of the Papistes in propounding their articles.they put thys word (onely) very captiously and fraudulently, to take them at the worst auantage, makyng the people beleue that they take the holy sacrament to bee no better then onely common bread: when they do not so, but make a difference betwene the same, both in the vse honour and name therof.

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Agayne, when the Examinates hold but onely agaynst the erroneous poyntes of romish religion, these Byshops in theyr Interrogatories geue out the matter so generally as though the sayd Examinates in generally spake agaynst all the articles of fayth taught in Rome, Spayne, Englād, Fraūce Scotland. &c.

Moreouer, concernyng latten seruice, in such crafty forme of Wordes they propoūd theyr article, that it might appeare to the people, these men do deny any seruice to be lawfull in any place, countrey, or language, but onely in English.

And as these articles are crafty, captiously and deceitfully in forme of wordes deuised by the Byshops and theyr Notaries: so the aunswers agayn to the same, be no lesse subtely framed, and after the most odious maner put downe, in the name of the Examinates, which beyng read vnto them, thus without further aduice, they were constrayned vppon a sodayne to subscribe the same with their hande. Whereby if any word escaped their hand, peraduenture not consideratly subscribed: there the Papistes take theyr aduauntage against them, to diffame them and to bryng them into hatred with the people.

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These Articles thus propounded and aunswered, they were vntill the after none dismissed. At what tyme they dyd agayne appeare, and there were examined and traueyled with by fayre and flatteryng speaches, aswell of the Byshop as of others his assistance, to recant and reuoke their opinions, who notwithstandyng remayned constant and firme, and therfore after the common vsage of theyr Ecclesiasticall lawes, were sent away agayne vntill the next day beyng Saterday and the xviij. day of May. Then in the forenoone the Byshop vsing his accustomed maner of procedyng: which he had vsed before, aswell with them as with others, dyd lykewise dismisse them, MarginaliaSentence against Osmund, Chamberlayne, Bamford.and at last in the after noone condemned them as heretickes, and so deliuered them to the Shrieffes, in whose custody they remayned vntill they were deliuered to the Shriffe of Essex, and by hym were executed, MarginaliaIune. 14. Iune. 15. The Martyrdome of Tho. Osmund, Chamberlain, and William Bamford.Chamberlayne at Colchester, the xiiij. of Iune, Thomas Osmund at Maningtree, the xv. of Iune, and William Bamford aliás Butler at Harwyge the same xv. day in the moneth of Iune.

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¶ The history of the worthy Martyr, and seruaūt of God M. Iohn Bradford with his lyfe and actes, and sundry conflictes with his aduersaries, and Martyrdome at length most cōstantly suffered for the testimony of Christ, and his truth. 
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The Martyrdom of John Bradford

Much of the material on Bradford's life and martyrdom first appeared in theRerum. This includes the material on Bradford's life before Mary's reign (Rerum, pp. 463-64), his saving of Gilbert Bourne's life and subsequent arrest (Rerum, pp. 464-65), Bradford's three examinations by Stephen Gardiner (Rerum, pp. 462-84), Bradford's 'private' disputations and his disputation with the Spanish friars (Rerum, pp. 484-502), Bradford's disputation with Pendleton (Rerum, pp. 499-501), Bradford's argument with Weston and his reasons against transubstantiation (Rerum, pp. 502 [recte 499]-499 [recte 500]). There was also a brief note on Bradford's execution which would be reprinted in every edition of the Acts and Monuments (Rerum, p. 501). All of this material came from Grindal. On 28 November 1557, Grindal wrote to Foxe sending him Bradford's examinations and certain other writings of the martyr along with the letter (BL, Harley 417, fo. 119r). In an earlier letter to Grindal, Foxe had acknowledged receipt of a 'historia Bradfordianum' along with various letters of the martyr (BL, Harley 417, fo. 113r).

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In the 1563 edition, Foxe added a mention of Bradford's objections to being made a deacon, a description of his preaching for three years in Edward VI's reign, a description of his imprisonment, a description of his character, lifestyle and appearance and Bradford's being taken to Newgate and then to the stake. Foxe also added an account of John Leaf (who was merely mentioned in the Rerum) and a new description of Bradford's behaviour at the stake, and an account of divine retribution on Woodruff, one of the sheriffs of London. Finally Foxe added an English poem lauding Bradford. All of this material came from individual informants, none from archival or print sources.

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The material on Bradford in the 1563 edition was badly out of order: Bradford's life, imprisonment and execution were followed, logically enough, by his letters to London, Cambridge, Lancashire, Walden and to a person, one 'B. C.'. But these letters were followed by his examinations, and then by more letters, more examinations. This was followed by the description of Leaf's martyrdom, Bradford's behaviour at his execution, and the poem praising him. In the 1570 edition, this material was brought into the classical order: life, imprisonment, examinations, execution and letters.

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Material was also added in the 1570 edition. Three examinations, taking place on 21 March, 28 March and 5 April, were added to this edition. They were reprinted from another version of Bradford's examinations which had been published in 1561 (All the examinacions of the martir J. Bradford [London, 1561], STC 3477, sigs. H5v-I1v, I5r-K5v. There are examinations in this 1561 volume which Foxe never printed: sigs. E5r-E7v). Foxe also added a talk Bradford had with a gentlewoman's servant and more information on Leaf in this edition. He also updated the account of the divine retribution inflicted on Woodroof, and he replaced the English poem praising Bradford with a Latin poem.

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The account of Bradford was unchanged in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

 

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John Bradford

Much of the text in this section is concerned with the discussions between Bradford and various catholic interlocutors. Many of the glosses give prompts and cues to the ebb and flow of this debating, with a good deal of quiet and not-so-quiet moulding of readers' expectations and perceptions in Bradford's favour. There are several examples of a marginal gloss denouncing a catholic assertion as untrue on the strength of it being about to be objected to by Bradford (e.g. 'Boner agayne commeth in with an other vntruth'; 'An other vntruth in Winchester'). At one point when Winchester changes the subject, the gloss announces that he has lost his 'holde' ('Winchester leaueth his holde'; see also the gloss 'Winchester driuen to eate his owne wordes'). A syllogism in the margin assumes that which the catholic interrogator it is directed against sought to disprove ('Argument who so receaue the body of Christ do receiue the fruite and grace of lyfe: no wicked do receiue fruite and grace of lyfe. Ergo, no wicked men receiue the body of Christ'). In addtion to all this there are more direct attacks. The dubious legality of holding Bradford is often alluded to in the margin ('Bradford committed to the tower most vniustly'; 'M. Bradford imprisoned without a cause'; 'Bradford condemned without iust cause but as was gathered at his iudgement against him'; 'Bradford imprisoned for that, for which he had the lawes on his side'), and the point that is made in the case of other martyrs, that they have been imprisoned in order to generate evidence rather than on the strength of any evidence, is also used ('M. Bradford imprisoned not for matter they had, but for matter they would haue agaynst him'). Foxe emphasises anything embarrassing to the papists, producing yet another reference to Winchester's De Vera Obedientia ('Herodes oth quoth Winchester'; 'Winchest. De vera obedientia') and reporting Tunstal's admission about the relative novelty of the doctrine of transubstantiation ('Note how these Bishops themselues do graunt, that the time was, when transubstantiation was not defined by the Church. Tonstall sayth it was more then 800: yeares after Christ'). The catholic preference for acting in darkness is also gets mentioned ('Bradford kept in the Vestrey till darke night'; 'M. Bradford had from the Counter to Newgate by night'), as does Winchester's apparent preference of vows to men over those to God ('The preposterous iudgement of Winchester, to care so little for an othe to God, and so much for his vowe to the Pope'; 'Winchester stumbling at vowes made to mā and leaping ouer solemne othes made to God') which ties in with Foxe's general complaint against catholicism: that it fails to give due weight to the genuinely divine over the merely human. The standard characterisation of the exasperation of the papists in the face of resolved protestants is used three times: twice they are portrayed as 'in a chafe', and once as in a 'pelting chafe' ('The Frier in a chafe'; 'Wynchester in a chafe'; 'Wynchester in a pelting chafe'). An implicit marginal unmasking occurs in the description of Seton as 'flattering' and then as one who 'rayleth' soon after ('The flattering commendation of D. Seton to Mayster Bradford'; 'D. Seton rayleth agaynst M. Bradford').

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While in comparison to certain moments in the Oxford disputations Foxe's notes are on the whole less intrusive, the level of aggression in the glosses increases somewhat during Bradford's discussion with Harpsfield; this may be because they go through a more diverse agenda than is usually the case. Alternatively, the fact that they agree on quite a few points and have quite a civilised discussion for the most part may have encouraged Foxe to display more opposition in the glosses. Pendleton is ungenerously treated, for the straightforward reason that he was a turncoat ('Pendleton belike would study out the reasons that moued him to alter, for he had none ready to shew'). As for the contribution of the glosses to the portrayal of Bradford, his ongoing pastoral enthusiasm despite his imprisonment is noted ('Bradford preacheth and ministreth the Sacrament in prison'; 'Byshop Farrar confirmed in the truth, by Iohn Bradford'; see also the gloss 'Note well the Popes way to bring men to fayth', which bemoans the catholic use of imprisonment as a means of conversion), as is the affection shown to him by the people ('The reuerēt regard and affection of the people to M. Bradford'; 'The people in Cheapside bad Bradford farewell') and the tears of the prisoners at his departure ('The prisoners take their leaue of Bradford with teares'). The glosses set Bradford up as the charismatic pastor that his letters in the following section prove him to have been. He also enjoys the martyr's privilege of forseeing his own death ('Bradford dreameth of his burning, according as it came to passe') and is shown to be unworldly ('Bradford content with a little sleepe'). His tearfulness ('Bradfordes teares') and (especially) the mention of his name in connection with mortification ('Bolde confidēce and hope of Gods word and promise, semeth strange among them which are not exercised in mortification') should be read in part as preparatives for the joyfully self-condemnatory nature of the impending letters. There are several cross-references to other places in the book; 1570 has a correct reference to all three citations, 1576 to one, in all other cases, no specific reference is given. There is one example of a gloss badly placed after 1570 and an example of a scriptural reference wrong in 1563 (1. Cor. 12) but correct thereafter (1. Cor. 11).

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MarginaliaIuly. 1. MarginaliaThe history of Maister Iohn Bradford, Martyr.AS touchyng first the Countrey and education of Iohn Bradford, he was borne at Manchester in Lancastershyre. His parentes dyd bryng hym vp in learnyng from his infancy, vntill he attayned such knowledge in the Latin toung, and skil in wrytyng, that he was able to gayne his own liuyng in some honest condition. Then hee became seruaunt to MarginaliaSir Iohn Harington, Knight.Syr Iohn Harrington Knight, who in the great affaires of Kyng Henry the viij. and Kynge Edward vi. whiche hee had in hand when he was Treasurer of the kynges camps and buildyng at diuers tymes in Bullonois, had such experience of Bradfordes actiuity in writyng, of expertnes in the art of Auditours, and also of his faythfull trustines, MarginaliaThe trusty seruice of Iohn Bradford vnder M. Harington.that not onely in those affaires, but in many other of his priuate busines he trusted Bradford, in such sort that aboue all other he vsed his faythfull seruice.

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Thus continued Bradford certayne yeares in a right honest and good trade of lyfe, after the course of this world, like to come forward (as they say) if his minde coulde so haue liked, or had bene giuen to the world as many other be. But the Lord whiche had elected him vnto a better function, and preordeyned him to preach the Gospell of Christ, in that houre of grace whiche in his secret counsell he had appointed, called this his chosen childe to the vnderstandyng and pertakyng of the same Gospell of lyfe. MarginaliaBradford called to the Gospell.In whiche call hee was so truely taught, that foorthwith this effectuall call was perceiued by the fruites. For then Bradford did forsake his worldly affaires and forwardnes in worldly, wealth and after the iust accompt geuen to his Maister of all hys doynges, hee departed from him, 

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Bradford's leaving the employment of Sir John Harrington was not this simple. In his final examination of Bradford, Stephen Gardiner accused Bradford of having cheated Harrington out of ?140 and then becoming a 'gospeller'. Bradford indignantly and absolutely denied this accusation. Thomas Sampson, in a brief life of Bradford, which prefaced a 1574 edition of two of Bradford's sermons, wrote that Bradford, while in the service of Harrington, treasurer of Henry VIII's camp during the 1544 expedition to France, had taken money from the royal treasury without Harrington's knowledge. Later Bradford heard a sermon by Hugh Latimer, demanding the return of ill-gotten gains. This sermon seared Bradford's conscience and, following Latimer's counsel, he restored the money (Bradford [PS], I, pp. 32-33).

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Sampson's account is partially confirmed by the correspondence of Bradford with his friend John Traves, most of which was first published by Foxe in his 1583 edition. A letter written by Traves to Bradford, probably written about February 1548, contains Traves's advice to Bradford on restoring the money (BL, Harley 416, fos. 33r-34r, printed in Bradford [PS], I, pp. 1-4). In a letter written to Traves a few weeks later, Bradford stated that Latimer had advised him to write to Harrington, giving his former employer two weeks to make restitution. If Harrington refused, Bradford was to report the matter to the duke of Somerset and the privy council. A letter of 22 March 1548, from Bradford to Travers, describes Bradford's efforts to force a reluctant Harrington to return the money. A few weeks later Bradford wrote that Harrington had agreed to repay the money before 'Candlemas next coming' (2 February 1549) and that Latimer thought that this was sufficient. Apparently Harrington did not meet this deadline; in the autumn of 1549, Bradford wrote to Traves that Harrington had promised to make the payment on the following Candlemas. And in a letter to Traves written around February 1550, Bradford rejoiced that restitution had finally been made in full.

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From these letters, it would appear that Bradford was a party to some financial irregularity connected with Harrington's official duties on the French campaign in 1544. Years later, his conscience was stirred by Latimer, and following Latimer's advice, he forced Harrington to return the ill-gotten money.

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uour to further the kyngdome of God by the ministery of hys holy worde, MarginaliaBradford geueth himself to the study of Scripture.he gaue him selfe wholy to the study of the holy scriptures. The which his purpose to accomplish the better, he departed from the Temple at London, where the temporall law is studied, and went to the vniuersitie of Cambridge, to learne by Gods lawe how to further the buildyng of the Lordes Temple. In Cambridge his diligence in study, his profityng in knowledge, and godly conuersation so pleased all men that within one whole yeare after that he had ben there, the vniuersity did geue hym the degree of a Maister of Arte.

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MarginaliaBradford M. of art and fellow in Pembroke Hall.Immediatly after the Maister and fellowes of Penbroke hall dyd geue hym a felowship in their Colledge with them: yea that man of God Martyn Bucer so lyked him, that he had hym not onely most deare vnto hym, but also often tymes exhorted hym to bestowe his talent in preaching. Vnto which Bradford aunswered alwayes, that he was vnable to serue in that office through want of learnyng. To the whiche Bucer was wont to reply, saying: MarginaliaM. Bucers saying.If thou haue not fine manchet bread, 

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The finest quality wheat bread [OED].

yet geue the poore people barly bread, or whatsoeuer els the Lord hath committed vnto thee. And whiles Bradford was thus persuaded to enter into the ministry, Doctour Ridley that worthy Bishop of London and glorious Martyr of Christ, accordyng to the order that then was in the Churche of England called hym to take the degree of Deacon. MarginaliaIohn Bradford made Deacon by Bishop Ridley without any superstitious abuse therein.Whiche order because it was not without some such abuse as to the which Bradford would not consent, the Byshop yet perceauyng that Bradford was willing to enter into the ministery, was content to order him Deacon without any abuse, euen as hee desired. 
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It is not clear what particular abuses Bradford objected to. Perhaps he objected to wearing vestments. It is interesting that Foxe added the passages about Ridley allowing Bradford's ordination to proceed in the 1563 edition. In the early 1560s, some English bishops, such as Edmund Grindal, had ordained clergy, permitting them to officiate without wearing the hated vestments (Collinson [1979], pp. 172-73). Foxe probably added these passages to endorse this policy.

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This beyng done, he obteyned for hym a licence to preach, MarginaliaIohn Bradford made Prebendary in Paules, and licensed to preach.and dyd geue him a Prebend in hys Cathedrall Churche of Sainct Paules.

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In thys preaching office by the space of three yeares, how faythfully Bradford walked, how diligently he laboured, many partes of England can testifie. 

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In some of his letters Bradford mentions places in which he preached and it is an impressive list: Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Liverpool, Mottrine, Stepport, Winsley, Eccles, Prestwich, Middleton, Radcliff and Chester, as well as Walden in Essex. Apparently Bradford divided his time between Lancashire and Cheshire, on the one hand, and London and Essex on the other.

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Sharply he opened and reproued sinne, swetly hee preached Christ crucified, pithily he impugned heresies and errours, earnestly he persuaded to godly lyfe. After the death of blessed young Kyng Edward the sixt. when Queene Mary had gotten the crowne, still continued Bradford diligent in preaching, MarginaliaBradford vniustly depriued of his liuing and preaching.vntill he was vniustly depriued both of his office and liberty by the Queene and her Councell. To the doyng wherof, because they had no iust cause, they tooke occasion to do this iniurie for such an act, as among Turkes and Infidels would haue ben with thākfulnes rewarded, and with great fauour accepted, as in deede it dyd no lesse deserue.

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The fact was this. The. xiij. day of August, in the first yeare of the reigne of Queene Mary, M. Bourne then Byshop of Bath made MarginaliaBournes sermon at Paules crosse.a sedicious Sermon 

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Bradford was accused of sedition on the occasion of Bourne's sermon; Foxe is careful to characterize Bourne's sermon itself as seditious as a way of defusing the charge against Bradford.

at Paules Crosse in London, as partely is declared before, pag. 1339. to set Popery abroch, in such sorte that it moued the people to no small indignation, beyng almost ready to pull him out of the pulpit. Neither coulde the reuerence of the place, nor the presence of the Byshop Boner, who then was his maister, nor yet the commaundement of the Maior of London, whom the people ought to haue obeyed, stay theyr rage: but the more they spake, the more the people were incensed. At length Bourne seyng the people in such a moode and himselfe in such perill, (whereof he was sufficiently warned by the hurlyng of a drawen dagger at him, as he stoode in the pulpit) and that he was put from endyng his sermon, fearyng lest agaynst his will hee should there ende his wretched life, desired Bradford who stoode in the pulpit behynde him, to come foorth and to stand in his place and speake to the people. MarginaliaBradford appeaseth the rage of the people, and gardeth the Papisticall preacher.Good Bradford at his request was content and there spake to the people of godly and quiet obedience. Whom as sone as the people sawe to begyn to speake vnto them, so glad they were to heare him, that they cryed with a great shoute: Bradford, Bradford, God saue thy life Bradford: well declaryng not onely what affection they bare vnto him but also what regard they gaue to his woordes. MarginaliaThe reuerent regard and affection of the people to M. Bradford.For after that he had entred a litle to preach vnto them and to exhort them to quiet and patience, eftsoones all the ragyng ceased, and they in the ende quietly departed ech man to his house. Yet in the meane season (for it was a long tyme before that so great a multitude could all depart) Bourne thought (and truely) hym selfe not yet full sure of his life tyll he were safely housed, notwithstanding that the Mayor and Shriffes of London were there at hand to helpe him. Wherfore he desired Bradford not to depart from him tyll he were in safety: which Bradford accordyng to his promise performed. For while the Maior and Shriffes dyd lead Bourne to the Scholemaisters house, whiche is next to the Pulpit, MarginaliaM. Bradford procureth M. Bournes safetye.Bradford went at his backe, shadowyng him frō the people with his gowne, and so set him safe.

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Let the reader now consider the perill of Bourne, the charitye of Bradford, and the headines of the multi-

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