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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1624 [1598]

Q. Mary. M. Denley, Pachingham, Newman, Martyrs. Vi. other Martyrs in Kent.

MarginaliaAn. 1555. Iuly.day, or xl. dayes, but vnto such tyme as I do openly in þe congregation knowledge my fault: thē the Minister hath power by the worde, to Preach to me or them the remission of our sinnes in the bloud of Iesus Christ, as it is written in the xiij. of the Actes of the Apostles, Mathew xviij. Other confession I know none.

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To this vj. Article, I the sayd Iohn Denley haue aūswered in the fift, &c.

To this seuenth Article I aunswere, that as touchyng the Sacrament of Baptisme, whiche is the Christening of children, it is altered and chaunged: MarginaliaBaptisme abused in the Popes Church.for S. Iohn Baptist vsed nothyng, but the Preachyng of the worde and the water, as it doth appeare, when Christ required to be Baptised of him, and others also whiche came to Iohn to bee Baptised, as it appeareth Math. iij. Mar. i. Luke. iij. and Act. viij. the Chamberlaine sayd: MarginaliaAct. 8.See here is water, what letteth me to be Baptised? it appeareth here that Philippe had preached vnto him: for hee sayd: here is water. We doe not read that he asked for any creame, or oyle, nor for spettle, nor coniured water, nor coniured waxe, nor yet crisome, nor salt: for it semeth that Philippe had preached no such thynges to him: for he would as well haue asked for them, as for water: and the water was not coniured, but euen as it was afore. Also Act. x. MarginaliaActes. 10.Then aunswered Peter: Can any man forbyd water that these should not be Baptised? &c. Act. 16. MarginaliaAct. 16.And Paule and Silas preached vnto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house: and he tooke them the same houre of the night, and washed their woūds, and so was he Baptised, & all they of his houshold straight way. Where ye see nothyng but preachyng the worde, and the water. The lyke also is to be sayd of the rest of the ceremonies of your Church.

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To the eight article I aunswere shortly, that there be Sacraments no moe, but two, Baptisme and the Sacrament of the body and bloud of Christ, MarginaliaThe Rayne bow as good a Sacrament as some of the Popyshe sacramentes.except ye will make the Raynbow a Sacrament: for there is no Sacramnet but hath a promise annexed vnto it.

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To the ix. Article 

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This article is worded somewhat differently in Rerum, p. 513; this was notdue to Foxe tampering with the text but with his printing different versions of the document in the Rerum and in 1563.

I do aunswere you, that ye haue my mynde written already. For it was found about me when I was taken: and also ye know my mynde in the 4. article, playnly expressed cōcerning the bodily presence: for Christes body is in heauen, and will not be conteined in so small a peece of bread: & as the wordes which Christ spake are true in deede: so must they also bee vnderstanded by other of the Scriptures whiche Christ spake hymselfe and also the Apostles after hym. And thus I make an end. &c.

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By me Iohn Denley.

MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Maister Denley with a fagot cast at his face, at Vxbridge. Anno. 1555 August. 8.The Martyrdome of M. Iohn Denley.

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The image of Denley is as much about the executioners as the martyr. It belongs to Type 1 of the small woodcuts, and the emphasised plume of smoke characteristic of these cuts serves to form a kind of barrier between martyr and persecutors. The illustration shows the moment at which the faggot is hurled in Denley's face on the order of 'cruel Dr Story', whose profile and pointing hand reflect this repute, while the inscription of his name in the background ensures the identification. Denley's patient endurance is evident in his stance.

The first day of the moneth of Iuly, the sayd iij. prisoners were brought into the Consistory in Paules Church,

where hee proceeded agaynst them after hys vsuall forme and manner of lawe, reading first their confessions, articles, and aunsweres, and then temptyng them, sometyme with fayre promises, other whiles with threatenynges, which were alwayes hys chiefest Argumentes and reasons to perswade withall: MarginaliaM. Denley, Newman, Pachingham, condemned the 5. day of Iuly.in the end, seyng their vnmoueable constancy, vpon the fift day of Iuly he condemned them as heretickes, and gaue them vnto the Shiriffes of London, as to his common executioners: who kept them vntill they were commaunded by write, to send them to their seuerall places of sufferyng: 

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Early in 1555, the martyrs were sent to be executed in places where they had been active in preaching. But Denley and Patingham had no known connection to Uxbridge. They were being sent there rather than being burned in London where the crowds had become dangerously volatile.

which was for Maister Denley, Vxbridge: where the. viij. day of August he was burned. And beyng set in the fier with the burnyng flame about hym, he sang in it a Psalme. MarginaliaThe vngentle dealing of Doctour Story agaynst M. Denley.Then cruell Doctour Story beyng there present commaunded one of the tormentors to hurle a Fagot at hym, whereupon beyng hurt therewith vpon the face that he bled agayne, he left his singyng and clapt both his handes on his face. Truely, quoth Doctour Story to him that hurled the Fagot, thou hast mard a good old song. 
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A note recounting this anecdote, written in Foxe's hand, is in BL, Lansdowne 109, fo. 52r. Almost certainly the note was jotted down by Foxe as he listened to what an informant related to him.

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The sayd Iohn Denley beyng yet still in the flame of the fier, put his handes abroad and sang agayne, yeldyng at the last his spirite into the handes of God through his sonne Iesus Christ

After the Martyrdome of M. Denley at Vxbridge, which was the viij. of August, suffered also not long after, Patrike Pachingham at the same Towne of Vxbridge, about the 28. day of the sayd moneth. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Patricke Pachingham at Vxbridge Anno 1555. August. 28.This Pachinghā was charged of Boner (as ye heard in the x. article before) for his behauiour shewed in the Byshoppes Chappell: who at the Masse tyme there stādyng, would not put of his cap: which was taken for an haynous offence. The sayd Pachingham also beyng much laboured by Boner to recant, protested in these wordes to the Byshop that the Church which he beleued was no Catholicke Church, but was the Church of Sathan, and therfore he would neuer turne to it. &c.

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Iohn Newman at Saffron Walden Anno. 1555. August. 31.Furthermore, as touchyng the other, which was Iohn Newman Peuterer, dwellyng at Maydstone in Kent, he was burned this last of August at Saffron Walden in the County of Essex, whose confession is in the first booke of Actes and Monumentes more at large to be sene.

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¶ Richard Hooke. 
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Richard Hook

There is a note in the Rerum (p. 510) stating that Richard Hook was burned at Chichester in July 1555. Hook was one of a number of Sussex martyrs about whom Foxe never acquired much information.

MarginaliaRichard Hooke Martyred at Chichester.LIkewise Richard Hooke about the same season, and for the same matter gaue his life at Chichester.

The examinations, aunswers, and condemnation of William Coker, William Hopper, Henry Laurence, Rich. Colliar, Rich. Wright, Wil. Stere, before the Byshop of Douer, and Harpesfield Arch. of Cant. 
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The Martyrdoms of William Coker, Richard Colliar, William Hopper, William Stere, Henry Laurence and Richard Wright

There are brief notes in the Rerum (on p. 513) that William Coker, Richard Colliar, William Hopper, William Stere, Henry Laurence and Richard Wright were burned in Canterbury on 13 August 1555. (Foxe would later be less certain, stating simply that they were burned in late August). Foxe compiled the core account of these martyrs in the 1563 edition, and it was drawn from Canterbury diocesan records which are now lost. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added quite a lot of detail taken from informants. The account of these martyrs was unchanged in subsequent editions.

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Marginalia6. Martyrs in Kent.MEntion was made a litle before in the story of M. Bland, & Nic. Shetterden, pag. 1591. of certaine other Kentish mē, who beyng the same tyme wyth them called forth, & examined by MarginaliaThornton, Harpsfield, Richard Faucet, Rob. Collins, persecutours.Thornton B. of Douer, N. Harpsfield, Ric. Faucet, & Rob. Collins: yet notwithstādyng because the cōdēnation & executiō of thē was differred a litle lōger till the latter end of þe moneth of August, cōming therfore now to the tyme of their sufferyng, we will briefly touch some part of their examinatiōs & aunsweres, as we find thē in the Registers. The names of these were W. Coker, W. Hopper, Hen. Laurence, R. Colliar, R. Wright, W. Stere. What the Articles obiected to M. Blād & thē were, ye heard before, pag. 1585. To the which Articles they answered for them selues seuerally in effect as followeth.

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MarginaliaWilliam Coker condemned.FIrst William Coker sayd, he would aunswere no otherwise then he had already aunswered: and beyng offered to haue lōger respite of. vj. dayes after, he refused to take it, and so vpon the same, sentence of condemnatiō, was read agaynst him, the. xi. of Iuly. 

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In the 1570 edition, Foxe took pains to add the dates on which events took place

MarginaliaWilliam Hopper condemned.WIlliam Hopper first seemed to graunt to the fayth and determination of the Catholicke Church: after callyng hym selfe better to mynde, constantly stickyng to the truth, he was condemned the next weeke after, the 16. of Iuly. 

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Note that this date was incorrect in the 1563 edition and corrected in the second edition.

HEnry Laurence examined the sayd day of Iuly xvj. and partly differred to the second of August, aunsweared to the Articles obiected agaynst him: MarginaliaThe wordes of Henry Laurence.first, denying auricular confession, and that he had not nor would receiue the Sacrament, because (sayth he) the order of the holy Scriptures is chaunged in the order of the Sacrament. MarginaliaEx Registro.

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MarginaliaPutting of his cap at the mention of the Sacrament.Moreouer, the said Laurence was charged for not puttyng of his cap when the Suffragan made mention of the Sacrament & did reuerence to the same, the sayd Laurence aūsweryng in these wordes: what, sayd he, ye shal not neede

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