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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1776 [1750]

Q. Mary. Iohn VVent. Isabell Foster. Ioane Lashford, Martyrs.

MarginaliaAnno 1556. Ianuary.go from his opinion (which they named heresy) and to persist in the vnity of the Church whiche they were of, MarginaliaThe constant persisting of Ioh. Tudson.but he constauntlie persisting in that whiche he had receiued by the Preachers in king Edwardes time, refused so to doe, saiyng there was no heresie in his aunsweres. For I (saide he) defie all heresie. The Bishop yet still vsed his olde accustomed perswasions to remoue hym, promising moreouer all his offences and errours, (as hee called them) to bee forgeuen hym, if hee would returne. &c. Then said Tudson: Tell me wherin I haue offended, And I will returne. Then said the Bishop: In your aunsweres. No, said Tudson again, I haue not therein offended: and ye, my Lord pretend charitie, but nothing therof appeareth in your workes. Thus after a few words the Bishop did likewise promulgate against him sentence of condemnation MarginaliaSentence read agaynst Iohn Tudson.which beyng red, the Godly and constaunt Martyr, was committed to the secular power, and so with much pacience finished this life with the other aboue named, the xxvii. daie 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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5. Iohn Went Martyr. 
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John Went

Went's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This account was first printed in the 1563 edition and it remained substantially unchanged through subsequent editions. It was based entirely on official records of Went's trial.

MarginaliaIohn Went. Martyr. MarginaliaIanuary 27.IOhn Went borne in Langham in Essex, within the Dioces of London, of the age of. 27. and a Shereman by occupation, first was examined (as partly is touched before) by Doctor Story vpon the Sacrament of his Popish Aultar, and because the poore man did not accord with him throughly in the reall presence of the body and bloud of Christe, the saied Storie did send hym vp to Boner Bishop of London. Who likewise after diuers examinations vppon the Articles aforesaid in the Consistory, attempted the like maner of persuasions with him, as he did with the other to recant and returne. To whom in fewe wordes the saide Went aunswered again, he would not, but that by the leaue of God, he would stande firme and constaunt in that he had saide. And when the Bishop yet notwithstandyng did still vrge and call vpon hym with words and fayre gloses, to geue ouer hym selfe to their opinion, hee could haue no other aunswere of him but this: MarginaliaIohn Went withstandeth the Byshops persuasions.No, I say as I haue said. &c. MarginaliaIohn Went cōdemned.Wherupon beyng condemned by the bishops sentence, he was committed vnto the Sheriffes (whō that shameles shauelyng at that tyme abused for his seruile Butchers) and so brought to his Martyrdome, whiche he with no lesse constancie suffered to the ende with the rest of that blessed societie of Martyrs aboue named.

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6. Isabell Foster, Martyr. 
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Isabel Foster

Foster's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This accountwas first printed in the 1563 edition and it remained substantially unchanged through subsequent editions. It was based entirely on official accounts, now lost, of Foster's trial.

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Isabel Foster, Martyr.
Ianuary. 27.
WIth these fiue persons aboue recited and condemned, were also twoo women in the foresaide companie condemned the same tyme, and likewise burned for the same cause, the one a wife called Isabell Foster, the other a maide named Ioane Warne, or otherwise Lashford.

This foresaid Isabell was borne in Grafestocke in the Dioces of Carlill, and afterwarde maried to one Iohn Foster Cutler, of the Parishe of S. Brides in Fleetestrete, beyng of the age of lv. yeares. She likewise for not commyng vnto the Church, beyng sent vnto Boner, and so imprisoned, was sondry tymes examined by the saide Bishop, MarginaliaIsabell Foster constant in cōfessing Christes Gospell.but neuer ouercome, nor remoued from the constaunt confession of Christes Gospell. At length commyng vnto her finall examination before the Bishop in the Consistory the xv. daie of the said moneth of Ianuary, she was moued againe, whether she woulde yet goe from her former aunsweres. Whereunto she gaue a resolute aunswere in few wordes: MarginaliaThe wordes of Isabell Foster at her laste examination.I wil not (saith she) go from them by Gods grace: and thereunto did adhere, neither beeyng caste downe by the manacyng threates of the Bishoppe, nor yet yeldyng through his alluryng enticementes, promising both life and libertie if she woulde associate her selfe in the vnitie of the Catholicke Churche. Whereunto she said againe in this wise, that she trusted she was neuer out of the Catholicke Churche. &c. and so persisting in the same, continued constaunt, till the sentence diffinitiue was pronounced, MarginaliaIsabell Foster condemned. and then she was committed by the commaundement of the Bishoppe to the secular power, and so brought a fewe daies after to the stake, the 27. daie of the foresaid 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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where she like a faithfull witnes of the Lordes truthe (with the other fiue aforesaid) ended her troubles here, to finde a better rest in the kingdome of Christe our Sauiour.

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7 Ioane Lashford, alias Ioane Warne, Martyr. 
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Joan Lashford

Lashford's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This account was first printed in the 1563 edition and it remained substantially unchanged through subsequent editions. It was based on official records, now lost, and oral testimony about Lashford's family.

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Ioane Lashford, aliâs Ioane Warne, Martyr.
Ianuary. 27.
IN a certaine place of these Actes and Monumentes heretofore, mention was made of one Elizabeth Warne. pag. 1608. col. 2. who with her housbande Iohn Warne (as is aforesaid) in the beginnyng of Queene Maries Reigne was apprehended in Bowe Churchyarde for beeyng there at a Communion: and bothe suffered for the same, first the man in the moneth of May, then the wife in Iuly after: & now the daughter in the moneth of Ianuary followed her Parentes in the same Martyrdome. Furthermore in the same place and page mencion was made also of Doct. Storie: who there (we said) was somewhat neare vnto the said parties, either in kyndred or alliaunce, albeit as I vnderstād since of some, there was no kindred betwene them, but only that she was his seruaunt. Yet notwithstandyng the said Doctor Storie MarginaliaD. Story first intercessor for Iohn Warne & his daughter, & afterward the chiefest persecutor agaynst them. (as it is aboue specified) before hee was Commissioner, made intercession for the parties to Doctour Martine then Commissioner: but afterward being placed in commission hymselfe, so farre forgate himselfe and his old seruaunt, that he became no smal procurer of their deathes. I wil not here expostulate with the harde hart of that man, nor with his inconstancie. Who yet notwithstandyng, after hee had brought them to death, was rested him selfe for. lx. pound, charged with dette in their behalfe: whiche if it be true, it maye thereby appeare that hee was in some peece of kindred ioyned or allied vnto them. But leauyng that person vnto the good pleasure of the Lorde, let vs returne vnto that we haue in hand.

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This Ioane Lashforde MarginaliaIoane Lashford daughter of Elizabeth Warne. borne in the Parishe of litle Hallowes in Thames streete, was the daughter of one Robert Lashforde Cutler, and of the foresaid Elizabeth, who afterward was maried to Iohn Warne vpholster, who (as is said) was persecuted for the Gospel of GOD, to the burnyng fire: and after him his wife, & after her this Ioane Lashford their daughter. MarginaliaThe daughter burned after the father and mother. Who about the age of twentie yeares, ministring to her Father and mother in prison, suspected and knowen to bee of the same doctrine and religion, was sent vp to Boner Bishoppe of London by Doctour Storie (as is aboue in her aunsweres to the articles declared) and so committed to the Counter in the Poultrie, where she remained the space of fiue weekes, and from thence had to Newgate, where she continued the space of certaine monethes.

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After that, remainyng prisoner in the custodie of the said Boner, her confession was, being examined, MarginaliaThe confession of Ioane before the Byshop.that the whole. xij. Moneth before and more, she came vnto no Popishe Masse, Seruice in the Churche, neither would do, either to receiue the Sacrament of the Aultar, or to be confessed, because her conscience would not suffer her so to doe, confessyng and protestyng that in the Sacrament of the aultar, there is not the real presence of Christes bodye and bloud, nor that auricular confession or absolution after the Popishe sort, was necessary, nor the Masse to be good or according vnto the Scripture, MarginaliaSuperfluous and Popish ceremonies.but saide that both the saide Sacrament, confession, absolution, and the Masse, with all other their superfluous Sacramentes, ceremonies and Diuine seruice as then vsed in this Realme of Englande, were most vile and contrarie to Christes woordes and institution, so that neither they were at the begynnyng, nor shall be at the latter ende. This Godly Damosell feble and tender of age, MarginaliaThe worthy constancie of a mayde.yet strong by grace in this her Confession and Faith, stoode so firme, that neither the flatteryng promises, nor the violent threates of the Bishops could turne her, but beyng moued and exhorted by the Bishoppe to returne to the Catholicke vnitie of the Churche, saith boldly to hym againe: MarginaliaThe wordes of Ioane Lashford at here last examination.if ye will leaue of your abomination, so I will returne, and otherwise I will not.

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Whereupon the Bishop yet againe promised her Pardon of all her errours (as hee called them) if shee would bee conformed. To this she aunswered agayne, saiyng vnto the Bishop: Doe as it pleaseth you, and I praie GOD that you maie doe that whiche may please God.

And thus she constantly perseueryng in the Lordes holy truth, MarginaliaThe Sentence and condemnation of Ioane Lashford.was by the sentence diffinitiue condemned, and committed vnto the Sherifes, by whom the foresaide. xxvii. daie 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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MarginaliaIanuary. 27. shee with the reste being brought vnto the stake, there washed her clothes in the bloud of the Lambe, diyng most cōstantly for his word and truth, to whom most louingly she espoused her self.

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