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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1775 [1749]

Q. Mary. Letters of M. Grene. Tho. Browne. Iohn Tudson. Martyrs.

MarginaliaAnno. 1556. Ianuary.ty without cause, some vnder the colour of religiō, some only kept for fees, and some on priuate mens displeasure. Alas that Christ so hungreth, and no man will feede him: is so sore opprest with thurst, and no man will geue hym to drinke: destitute of all lodgyng, & not relieued: naked, and not cloathed: sicke, and not visited: imprisoned, and not seene. In time past men could bestowe large summes of money on copes, vestimentes, and ornamentes of the church. Why rather folow we not * Marginalia* Saint Ambrose tooke frō the church, and gaue þe poore: wee take from the poore their tithes and improperations, and giue them to churches & ministers where is nothing but singing, and idlenes. S. Ambroses example, which sold the same to the reliefe of the poore, or Chrysostomes commaundement, which willeth first to decke and garnish the liuyng temple of God? But alas, suche is the wickednes of these our last dayes, that nothing moueth vs: neither the pure doctrine, the godlines of life, nor good examples of the aunciēt fathers. If in any thing they erred, if they haue written any thyng that serueth for sectes and dissension, that wil their charitable children embrace, publishe and maintaine with Sworde, Fagot and Fire. But all in vaine: they striue against the streame. For though in despite of the truth, by force of the oeres of craftie perswasion, they may bryng them selues into the hauen of hell: yet can they not make all menne beleue, that the bankes moue whilest the shippe sayleth, nor euer shall be able to turne the direct course of the streame of Gods truth. Our Lorde Iesus Christ strengthen you in all pure doctrine and vpright liuyng, and geue your grace, vertuously to bring vp your children and family, and carefullie to prouide for the poore and oppressed, Amen. At Newgate the 20. of Ianuary. An. 1556.

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Your assured, Bartlet Grene.

¶ An other certayne writyng of M. Bartlet Greene. 
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The friend in this letter is almost certainly Christopher Goodman. This letter was first printed in Jean Crespin, Troisième partie au recueil des martyrs (Geneva: 1556), pp. 538-40) and in all of Crespin's subsequent martyrologies. (See David Watson, 'Jean Crespin and the First Martyrology of the Reformation' in David Loades (ed.), John Foxe and the English Reformation [Aldershot: 1997], pp. 197-98 for a discussion of this). The letter is not printed in the 1563 edition or in the Letters of the Martyrs. Crespin's version of the letter is dated 26 January 1556, the day before Green's execution.

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MarginaliaAn other certaine writing of M. Bartlet Grene.BEtter is the day of death (saith Salomon) then the day of birth. Man that is borne of womā, liueth but a short time, & is replenished with many miseries: but happy are the dead that die in the Lord. Man of woman is borne in trauell, to liue in misery: Man through Christ, doth die in ioy, and liue in felicity. He is borne to die, & dieth to liue. Straight as he cōmeth into the world, with cries he vttereth his miserable estate: straight as he departeth, with songes he praiseth god for euer. Scarce yet in his Cradle. iij. deadly enemies assault him: after death no aduersary may annoy him. Whilest he is here, he displeaseth God: when he is dead hee fulfilleth his will. In this life here hee dieth through sinne: in the life to come he liueth in righteousnes. Through many tribulatiōs in earth he is stil purged: with ioy vnspeakeable in heauē is he made pure for euer. Here he dieth euery houre: there he liueth continuallye. Here is sinne: there is righteousnes. Here is time: there is eternity. Here is hatred: there is loue. Here is paine: there is pleasure. Here is misery: there is felicity. Here is corruptiō: there is immortality. Here we see vanity: there shal we behold the Maiesty of God, with triūphant and vnspeakeable ioy in glory euerlasting. Seeke therfore the things that are aboue, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God the father: vnto whō with the sonne and the holy ghost, be all honor and glory, world without ende. Amen.

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Yours in Christ, Bartlet Greene.

Diuers other letters and matters there were beside whiche this seruaunt of God did write, as namely certaine notes and extractes in Latin out of the Doctors and other authours for his memory, whereby is declared how studious he was in the searching and knowledge of the lawe of God, although his profession was the temporall law. Where I would to God, hee were not among the lawyers such a phenix that he had very fewe or no fellowes to flye with hym, or to followe his steppes. But GOD is to be praised, that although we read of fewe or none among that sorte that dyed as hee did: MarginaliaA cōmendation of Lawers.yet good wittes do spring vp daily of the same profession, to suche towardnes and Godly zeale, that some hope already appeareth, shortly to come to passe, þt thys godly Phenix shal not flie alone. These foresaid notes and gatherings of his out of the Doctours, were takē from hym by Boner, beeyng found about hym, whiche was to him no little griefe. He among the rest was first apprehended, but last of them condemned, whiche was the. xv. daie of Ianuary, and afterwarde burned with the other Martyrs, the. 27. of the same moneth. 

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The date of the execution of Whittle, Green and the others has been disputed. The normally reliable London diarist Henry Machyn states that it took place on 22 January (The Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original 42 [1848], p. 99). The chronicler Charles Wriothesley supports Foxe in stating that Whittle and the others were executed on 27 January. The dates of two of Green's letters further confirm the date of 27 January as that of his execution.

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3. Thomas Browne, Martyr. 
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Thomas Brown

Brown's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This account of Brown and his martyrdom was first printed in the 1563 edition and substantially unchanged in subsequent editions. It is based entirely on official records, now lost, of Brown's trial.

MarginaliaEx Regist. MarginaliaTho. Browne, Martyr. MarginaliaIanuary 27.THomas Browne, borne in the parish of Histon, within the Dioces of Elye, came afterwarde to London, where he dwelled in the parishe of S. Brides in Fletestrete, a maried mā, of þe age of

37. yeres: who because he came not to his parish church was presented by the Constable of the Parish to Boner. MarginaliaTho. Browne presented by þe Constable of Saint Brides. As touching whose articles, wherupon he was examined by the said Boner, with his answeres also annexed to the same, mention goeth before, as in the generall processe of him and of the rest, may appeare. This Thomas Browne being had to Fulhā, with the other there to be examined, was required vpon Thurseday, beyng the. xxvi. daye of September, to come into the Chappel to heare Masse, which he refusing to do went into the warren, and there kneled among the trees. MarginaliaBrowne kneeleth amōg the trees at the Masse time. For this hee was greatlye charged of the Bishop, as for an hainous matter, because hee said it was done in despite and contempt of their Masse: which seemed to the Bishop and his Chaplaines no small offence. At length being producted to his last examination before the said Bishop, xv. daye of Ianuary, there to here the sentence diffinitiue against him, first he was required with many faire woordes and glosing promises to reuoke his doctrine, to whom the foresaid Bishoppe speakyng these wordes, saide: MarginaliaB. Boners words to Tho. Browne.Browne, ye haue beene before me many tymes and oft, and I haue trauailed with thee, to winne thee from thyne errours: yet thou and suche like haue and doe report that I go about to seeke thy blood. &c.

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To whom the said Thomas Browne aunswered againe: MarginaliaB. Boner charged to be a bloudsucker. yea my Lord (said he) in deede ye be a bloudsucker, and I would I had as much bloud, as is water in the Sea, for you to sucke.

Boner then proceeding to the articles, when he had red them vnto him again, as he had done diuers tymes before, asked him whether he was content and willing to relinquish those his heresies and erroneous opiniōs (as he called them) and returne againe vnto the vnitie of the catholike faith. Wherunto he made aunswere againe, saiyng: if they were heresies, hee would forsake thē. They be heresies (quoth the Bishop.) MarginaliaThe aunswere of Thomas Browne to Bishop Boner.How will ye proue it, said Browne? for I will not goe from myne aunsweres, except you can proue them to be heresies, which ye shal neuer do. For that which you cal heresie, is no heresie. With that Boner not able, or els not disposed to supply the part of a sufficient teacher, in prouing that which the other had denied by good authority and doctrine of the scripture, went about with words and promise of pardon, to allure him to renounce those his heresies, as he called them, and to returne vnto the vnitie of his mother the Catholicke church. &c.

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To whom the said Thomas inferred againe, as foloweth: Proue it (said he) to be heresie, that I do holde and maintaine, and I will turne to you. But you condemne me, because I will not confesse and beleue the bread in the Sacrament of the aultar (as you cal it) to be the body of Christe, and therefore ye spill mine and suche like innocents bloud, beeyng the Queenes true subiectes, for which you shall aunswere, & that shortly.

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After this beyng spoken, Boner as hee had done to the other before, MarginaliaSentence read agaynst Thom. Browne.red in writing the sentence diffinitiue againste him. The copie and forme of whiche sentence wherwith the Papists were wont to condemne all the innocent sainctes of Christ, is aboue expressed, pa. 1417. And so this done hee was committed to the Shiriffes to be had awaie, and burned the. xxvii. day of the saide moneth of Ianuary, 

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The date of the execution of Whittle, Green and the others has been disputed. The normally reliable London diarist Henry Machyn states that it took place on 22 January (The Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original 42 [1848], p. 99). The chronicler Charles Wriothesley supports Foxe in stating that Whittle and the others were executed on 27 January. The dates of two of Green's letters further confirm the date of 27 January as that of his execution.

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constantly abidyng, with the other, the Popes tormentes for the true confession of his Christian faith.

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4. Iohn Tudson Martyr. 
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John Tudson

Tudson's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This account of his martyrdom was first printed in 1563 and remained substantially unchanged. It was based entirely on official records, now lost, of his trial.

THe same daie and time, MarginaliaIohn Tudson, Martyr. MarginaliaIanuary. 27. when the foresaid Iohn Browne, with his felowes was condemned (as is aboue rehearsed) beyng the xv. daye of Ianuary was also producted Iohn Tudson with the rest of the said company, vnto the like condemnation. This Iohn Tudson was borne in Ipswich in the County of Suffolke, after that apprentise in London, dwellyng with one George Goodyere of the parish of S. Mary Botulph, within the dioces of London, who beeing complained of to Sir Richard Cholmley and D. Story, was by thē sent vnto Boner bishop of London, and was diuers times before him in examination.

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The Articles and interrogatories ministred vnto hym, as vnto the rest, before are specified, with his answeres also to the same annexed. &c. After this he was brought vnto the open Consistory: where the said blessed and true seruaunt of the Lorde Iohn Tudson, appearing before the said bishop and his complices, was moued with sondry perswasions (as their maner is) to

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