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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1833 [1807]

Q. Mary. A story of Gods marueilous workes declared vpon the Seas.

Marginalia1556. Maye.that Fishermen do vse to lay with their hookes.

When we saw it, some sayd, let vs haue some fishe. And I sayd to him that was at the helme: keepe your course away, for we shall but hinder the Fisherman, and haue no fish neither, and so at my commaundement he did. But at length he at the helme standyng higher then all we did, sayd: Me thinke Maister, it is a man. MarginaliaGod a marueilous helper in tyme of neede.But yet they beyng in doubt that it was but a Fishers Boy, returned the shyp from him agayne to keepe their course.

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Crow beholdyng the shyp to turne from him, beyng then in vtter despayre, and ready now to perishe with watching, famine, and moreouer miserably beaten with the Seas, at last tooke his Marryners cap from his head, and holdyng vp the same with his arme, as hygh as he could, thought by shakyng it as well as he might, to geue them some token of better sight.

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Whereupon the Styreman more sensibly perceiuyng a thyng to moue, aduertised vs agayne, declaryng how he dyd see playnly a mans arme: and with that we all beheld hym well, and so came to hym, and tooke him vp. MarginaliaCrow with the testament preserued on the Sea. And as soone as we had him in our shyp, he began to put his hand in his bosome: and one asked him if he had money there. No sayd he, I haue a booke here, I thinke it be wet: and so drew out his Testament which we then dryed. But the Sea had so beaten him, that his eyes, nose and mouth was almost closed with salt, that the heate of his face, and the weather had made. So we made a fire and shifted him with dry clothes, and gaue him Aqua composita to drinke, and such meate as was in the shyp, and then let him sleepe.

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The next day when we awaked him about viij. of the clocke in the mornyng, and his bloud began somewhat to appeare in his fleshe (for when we tooke him vppe his flesh was euen as though it had bene sodden, or as a drowned mans is) and then we talked with him of all the matter before rehearsed. And so sayling to Antwerpe, the Marchauntes whiche saw the thyng published the same in Antwerpe, and because it was wonderfull, the people there both men and women came to the shyp to see him many of them, and some gaue him a petycoate, some a shyrt, some hosen, and some money, alwayes notyng how he cast away his money, and kept his booke.

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And many of the women wept when they heard & saw him. And Maister gouernour of the English nation there, had him before him, and talked with him of all the matter: & pitying his case cōmaūded the Officer of the English house to go with him to the free oste houses amongest the English Marchauntes, and I with them, and at three houses there was geuen him vj. pound. x. shillynges. MarginaliaThe summe of his money cast into the sea restored hym agayne.And so from thence he went with me to Roane, where the people also came to him to see him, maruailyng at the great workes of God.

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And thus much concernyng this poore man with hys new Testament preserued in the sea (which Testament the Popes Clergy condemneth on the land) ye haue heard, as I receaued by the relation of the partie aboue named, who was the doer thereof, and yet aliue dwellyng in Lee, well knowen to all Marchauntes of London. In which story this by the way vnderstand good Reader (whiche rightly may be supposed) that if this poore man thus foūd & preserued in the sea with a new Testament in his bosome, had had in steede of that, a pyxe with a cōsecrated hoste about him, no doubt it had bene rong ere this tyme, all Christēdome ouer for a miracle, so farre as the pope hath any land. But to let the pope with his false miracles go, let vs returne agayn to our matter begun, & adioyne an other history of much like cōdition, testified likewise by the information of the said Thomas Morse aboue mētioned, to the intent to make knowen the worthy actes of the Almighty, that he may be magnified in all his wonderous workes. The story is thus declared, which happened an. 1565. about Michaelmas.

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¶ An other like story of Gods prouidence vpon three men deliuered vpon the Sea.

MarginaliaAn other lyke story of three men that feared God, by Gods prouidence preserued on the seas.THere was a shyp (sayth the sayd Thomas Morse) whereof I had a part, goyng toward the Bay for salt, with two shyppes of Brickelsey, whiche were altogether goyng for salt, as before is sayd. At what tyme they were within ten myle of the North Foreland, otherwise called Tennet, the wynde did come so contrary to our shyp, that they were forced to go cleane out of the way, and the other two shyppes kept their course still, vntill our shyppe was almost out of sight of them. And then they saw a thyng driuyng vpon the sea, and hoysed out their boate and went vnto it: MarginaliaThree sitting vpon a peece of their shipp two dayes and two nightes in the sea.and it was three men sittyng vpon a peece of their ship, whiche had sitten so two dayes and two nightes.

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There had bene in their shyp eight men more, whiche were drowned, beyng all French men, dwelling in a place in Fraunce called Olloronne. They had bene at Danswicke

and lost their ship about Orford Nas, as myght be learned by theyr wordes. They were men that feared God: the one of them was owner of the ship. Their exercise, while they were in our ship, was, that after the commyng in they gaue thankes for theyr deliueraunce: both mornyng and euenyng they exercised prayer, and also before & after meate, and when they came into Fraunce, our shyps went to the same place, where these men dwelled and one of them dyd sell vnto our men their shyps ladyng of salt, and did vse thē very curteously and friendly, and not at that tyme onely but alwayes when soeuer that ship commeth thether (as she hathe ben there twise since) hee alwayes doth for them, so that they can lacke nothyng. I shoulde haue noted that after our ship had taken vp those iij. men out of the Sea, they had the wynd fayre presently, and came and ouertooke the other two ships agayne, and so they proceded in theyr viage together.

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¶ For the more credite of this story aboue recited, to satisfie eyther the doubtful, or to preuent the quarreller, I haue not onely alleadged the name of the partie whiche was the doer therof, but also expressed the matter in his own words as I of him receiued it: the partie and reporter him selfe being yet aliue & dwelling at Lee, a mā so wel knowe amōgest the most Marchantes of London, that Who so heareth the name of Tho. Morse, will neyther doubt thereof. And agayne, the matter it selfe beyng so notoriously knowen to marchantes aswell here as at Antwarpe, that though hys name were not expressed, the story can lacke no witnesses.

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¶ The death of william Slech in the Kinges Bench. 
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William Slech

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MarginaliaMay. 31. MarginaliaW. Slech dead in the kinges Bench, and buried in the fieldes.THe last daye of the sayd moneth of May, in þe yeare aforesayd, Iohn Slech beyng in prison for the sayd doctrine of the Lordes Gospell, and the confession of hys truth, dyed in the Kynges Bench, and was buryed on the Backside of the sayde prison, for that the Romish Catholicke spiritualitie thought hym not worthy to come within their Popeholy Churchyardes, neyther in any other Christiā buriall, as they call it.

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¶ The story of foure men condemned at Lewes the vi. day of Iune. 
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Harland, Oswald, Avington and Read

In the 1563 edition, Foxe gave a brief account of these four martyrs, simply stating their names and the date and place of their deaths. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added the replies of Harland and Oswald to their articles; he derived this from Bishop Bonner's official records.

It is interesting that Foxe did not mention the answers of Avington and Read to their articles. Avington and Read were prominent freewillers and opponents of John Philpot and John Careless (see Thomas S. Freeman, 'Dissenters from a Dissenting Church: The Challenge of the Freewillers' in The Beginings of English Protestantism, eds. Peter Marshall and Alec Ryrie [Cambridge: 2002], pp. 136, 141, 146 and 153-54). Harland, on the other hand, signed a confessionby Richard Woodman, which explicitly denounced the freewillers and other radical protestants (see Gonville and Caius MS 218, p. 30). Foxe was anxious to play down and minimize the martyrdom of freewillers (see Freeman, 'Dissenters,' pp. 153-54 for a discussion of this point).

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MarginaliaIune 6. Marginalia4. Martyrs burnt at Lewes.IN Iune next following, about þe sixt day of þe same moneth iiij. Martyrs suffered together at Lewes, whose names were these.


Thomas Harland, of Woodmancote, Carpēter.
Iohn Oswald, of Woodmancote, husbandman.
Thomas Auyngton, of Ardyngly, Turner.
Thomas Read.

MarginaliaEx Regist.To Thomas Harland I finde in the Byshop of Londons Registers, to be obiected for not commyng to Church. Whereunto he aunswered: MarginaliaAnswere of Tho. Harland.that after the Masse was restored, hee neuer had will to heare the same, because (sayde he) it was in Latin, whiche hee dyd not vnderstand: and therfore as good (quoth he) neuer a whitte, as neuer the better.

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Iohn Oswald, MarginaliaAnswere of Iohn Oswald.denyed to aunswere any thyng, vntill hys accusers should be brought face to face before him: and neuertheles sayd, þt fire & Fagots could not make him afrayd: but as the good preachers which were in kynge Edwardes tyme haue suffered, & gone before: so was he ready to suffer and come after, and would be glad therof.

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These foure after longe imprisonment in the Kynges Bench, were burned together at Lewes in Sussex in one fire, the day of the moneth aforesayd.

¶ The Martyrdome of Thomas whoode, and Thomas Mylles. 
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Whood and Milles

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Iune. 20.
2 Martyrs burnt at Lewes.
IN the same towne of Lewes, and in þe same moneth likewyse, were burned Thomas Whoode Minister: and Thomas Mylles, about the. xx. day of the same moneth, for resistyng the erroneous and hereticall doctrine of the pretensed Catholicke Church of Rome.

¶ Two dead in the Kynges Bench. 
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Adherall and Clement

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was unchanged in subsequent editions.

IN the which moneth likewise MarginaliaIune. 23. MarginaliaWilliam Adherall.William Adherall 

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William Adherall had signed the confession of faith written by Richard Woodman in 1555, which means that Adherall was in prison since that date (Gonville and Caius MS 218, p. 30).

Minister imprisoned in the Kynges Bench there dyed the. xxiii. day of the same moneth, and was buried on the backeside: Also MarginaliaIune. 25. MarginaliaIohn Clement.Iohn Clement 
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John Clement wrote a confession of faith to a clandestine congregation which he led in the area of Redhill, Surrey (John Strype, Ecclesiastical Memorials, III, 2, pp. 434-67).

whelewright, who dying in the sayd prison, in lyke sorte vpon the dunghil was buryed in the backside two dayes after, videlicet, the. xxv. day of Iune.

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