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 burning of Xiij. Martyrs at Stratford the Bowe.
MarginaliaAn. 1556. Iune.¶ A Marchauntes seruaunt burnt at Leycester. 
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A Servant Burned at Leicester

This account was first printed in the 1563 edition and was unchanged in subsequent editions. This servant is actually Thomas Moore, whose martyrdom is described later on 1563, p. 1611; 1570, p. 2134; 1576, p. ; 1583, p. 1949. Foxe never realized that Moore and this servant were one and the same person.

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MarginaliaIune. 26. A marchauntes seruaunt.THe next day followyng of the sayd moneth of Iune, we read of a certaine young man a Marchaunts seruaunt, who for the lyke godlynes suffered cruell persecution of the Papistes, and was burnt at Leycester, the. xxvj. of the moneth of Iune aboue named.

¶ Xiij. Martyrs burnt at Stratford the Bow. 
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Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow

All of this account first appeared in the 1563 edition, although one section, on Elizabeth Pepper, was first printed in the appendix and therefore reached Foxe as the edition was being printed. This information was integrated into the account in the 1570 edition; beyond that no changes were made. (Although, confusingly, the note on Pepper in the appendix was also reprinted in the appendix to the 1583 edition (on p. 2145). Much of this account is drawn from official documents, although there is some information from personal sources, notably on Elizabeth Pepper and on the execution of these martyrs. And the apology of these martyrs was a manuscript which had been circulating among the Marian protestants.

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MarginaliaIune. 27. Xiij. Martyrs suffering at Stratford the Bowe.NOt long after the death of þe Marchauntes seruant, before mētioned, there followed in this happy & blessed order of Martyrs burnt in one fire at Stratford the Bow by London, a xj. men and two women, whose dwellynges were in sondry places in Essex, & whose names hereafter followeth.

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Henry Adlington.
Laurence Pernam.
Henry Wye.
William Hallywell.
Thomas Bowyer.
George Searles.
Edmund Hurste.

Lyon Cawch. 
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Lion à Coise, a Flemish broker living in London.


Raphe Iackson.
Iohn Deryfall.
Iohn Routh.
Elizabeth Peper, and
Agnes George.

Vnto whom the vj. of Iune, an. 1556. D. Darbeshyre Boners Chauncellour, in forme of law, ministred the same Articles that were propounded vnto Thomas Whitle and his company, mentioned before, pag. 1585. MarginaliaRead before pag. 1585. to the which they made their seuerall aunsweres, in simplicitie, and in a good conscience. The summe and effect wherof ensueth.

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MarginaliaAunswere to their articles.1. To the first they all aunswered affirmatiuely: but Lyon Cawch added further, that hee beleued that the true fayth and Religion of Christ is, where soeuer the word of God is truely preached

MarginaliaAunswere to the 2. Article.2. To the second Article, they all aunswered in effect, denying that there be seuen Sacramentes: Some affirmyng that in the Churche of Christ, there bee but two Sacramentes, that is to say, Baptisme, and the Lordes Supper. Others referryng themselues to beleue as the Scripture teacheth them. And other some refused to make aunswere because of their simplicitie.

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MarginaliaAunswere to the 3. article.3. To the third article, they all aunswered affirmatiuely.

MarginaliaAunswere to the 4. article.4. To the fourth Article, they all aunswered affirmatiuely: sauyng Iohn Routh, who sayd he would make no aunswere thereunto. But Lyon Cawch added, that he beleued the Article to be true: but it was because he had no better knowledge. And Agnes George added, that in kyng Edward the sixt his tyme, she went from her old fayth and Religion, and beleued in the fayth and Religion that was then taught and set forth.

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MarginaliaAunswere to the 5. article.5. To the fift they all aunswered in effect affirmatiuely: sauyng Iohn Routh, whose aunswere was, that the Masse is such a thyng, which can not nor will not enter into his conscience: And Henry Adlyngton aunswered, that for. ix. or. x. yeares before, hee mislyked the Masse, and also the Sacrament of the aultar, because they can not bee proued by the Scriptures. And as touchyng the authoritie of the Sea of Rome, he beyng but xiiij. yeares of age, tooke an othe agaynst the same, which othe (he sayd) he intended to keepe, by the grace of God.

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MarginaliaAunswere to the 6. article.6. To the sixt they all aunswered affirmatiuely: sauyng Iohn Routh, and William Hallywell, who both refused to aunswere, because they knew not what they meant by this Article. But the two women added, that they refused to be reconciled to the fayth and Religion that was then vsed in the Realme of England. And Laurence Pernam added, that he neuer refused to be reconciled and brought to the vnitie of the Catholicke Church of Christ.

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MarginaliaAunswere to the 7. article.7. To the seuenth Article, they all aunswered affirmatiuely: but William Hallywell denyed that euer hee called the Masse Idolatry & abhomination. And Henry Wye affirmyng the Article to be true: yet he confessed his infirmitie, that he went to his Parish Church and receiued before he was put in prison.

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MarginaliaTo the 8. article their aunsweres.8. To the eight Article Edmund Hurst, Raphe Iacksonne, and George Searles aunswered affirmatiuely: Henry Wye sayd hee was brought before certaine Iustices of peace in Essex, concernyng one Higbed, 

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This Thomas Higbed, the martyr, who was burned in Essex on 26 March 1555.

his late Maister, and thereupon hee was committed to Colchester Castell, and from thence sent to London to the Byshop, to be further examined. William Hallywell affirmed the lyke confession, as Henry Wye did, onely Higbed excepted. Iohn Derifal sayd he was called before the Lord Riche, & M. Mildmay of Chelmisford and was by them sent to Boner Byshop of London, to be further by him examined. Tho. Bowyer sayd he was brought before one M. Wisemā of Felsed,

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And by hym was sent to Colchester Castell, and frō thence was caryed to Boner Byshop of Londō, to be by him further examined. Lion Cawch sayd that he was sent to come before the Kyng and Queenes maiesties Commissioners, & there before thē appearyng three tymes, was sent to Boner Byshop of London, to be by hym further examined. Henry Adlyngton sayd, that he commyng to Newgate to speake with one Gratwicke, there being prisoner for the testimony of Iesu Christ, was apprehended and brought before Doct. Story, and by hym sent to Boner Byshop of London to be by hym further examined. Iohn Routh sayd, that he was conuented before the Erle of Oxford and by hym sent to the Castell of Colchester: and from thence conueyed to Boner Byshop of Londō to be by him further examined. Laurence Parnam sayd, that hee was committed to Harford prison, because he would not go to church, and from thence sent to Boner Byshop of London, to be by hym further examined. Agnes George sayd, that she was committed to pryson in Colchester, at the commaundement of one M. Maynard an Alderman of the towne, because she woulde not goe to Church, and from thence was sent to Boner B. of Londō to be by hym further examined. Elizabeth Peper sayd, shee was apprehended by two Constables and an Alderman, for that she would not come to Churche, and by them was sent to Boner Byshop of London, to be by him further examined.

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MarginaliaTo the 9. article their aunsweres.9 To the ninth article, they al beleued the premisses to bee true, aboue by them confessed, and that they were of the Dioces and iurisdiction of London. But Elizabeth Peper added that she was of the Towne of Colchester.

And Agnes George added that shee was of the parishe of Barefolde. 

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Berechurch, Colchester.

And Lion Cawch added that he was thē of þe city of London, by reason that he was at þt present a marchant there.

MarginaliaHenry Wye.Henry Wye Bruer, was of the parishe of Stantford le hoxe, and of. xxxij. yeares of age.

MarginaliaW. Halliwell.William Hallywell was a Smith, of the parishe of Walthā Holie Crosse, and of the age of xxiij. yeares or theraboutes.

MarginaliaRafe Iacksō.Rafe Iacksō was a Seruingmā of Sheppyng Onger, and of the age of xxxiiij. yeares.

MarginaliaLaurence Pernam.Laurence Pernam was a Smith of Hoddesdon, within the Parishe of Amwell, in the County of Hartford, and of the age of xxij. yeares.

MarginaliaIoh. Derifal.Iohn Derifall was a Labourer, of the Parish of Rettyngton in Essex, and of the age of l. yeares.

MarginaliaEdm. Hurst.Edmūd Hurst was a Labourer, of þe Parish of s. Iames in Colchester, and of the age of L. yeares and aboue.

MarginaliaThomas Bowyer.Thomas Bowyer was a Weauer of Much Dūmow, and of þe age of. xxxvj. yeares.

MarginaliaGeorge Searles.George Searles was a Taylour, betwene xx. and xxi. yeares of age, of the Parishe of White Nottle, where hee was taken and caried to the L. Rich, who sent him to Colchester Castle, with a commaundement that no frend hee had should speake with him. There he lay sixe weekes, and was sent vp to London, where hee was sometyme in the Byshops Colehouse sometyme in Lollards Tower, & last of all in Newgate. He was apprehended in Lent about a fortnight before Easter, in the place aforesayd.

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MarginaliaLion Cauch.Lyon Cauch was a broker, borne in Flaunders, and then resident at his takyng, in the Citie of London, and of þe age of xxviij. yeares or thereaboutes.

MarginaliaHenry Adlington.Henry Adlyngtō was a Sawyer, and of Greenested in the County of sussex, and of the age of xxx. yeares.

MarginaliaIoh. Routh.Iohn Routh was a Labourer, and of the Parishe of Wyekes in Essex, and of the age of xxvi. yeares.

Marginalia Elizabeth PeperElizabeth Peper was þe wife of Thomas Peper Weauer, of the Parish of S. Iames in the Towne of Colchester, and of the age of xxx. yeares or theraboutes.

Marginalia Agnes GeorgeAgnes George was the wife of Richard George husbandman of West Barefold in the countye of Essex, and of the age of xxvi. yeares. This Richard George had an other wife burned beside her 

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This was Christian George who was burnt at Colchester on 28 May 1558.

in the Posterne at Colchester, MarginaliaEx Regist.and him selfe lay in prison vntill Queene Elizabeth came to the reigne, and then was deliuered.

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When these xiij. were condemned, and the day appointed they should suffer, which was the xxvij. day of Iune. an. 1556. they were caryed from Newgate in Londō the sayd day, to Stratford the Bowe (which was the place appointed for theyr Martyrdome) & there diuided into two partes, in two seuerall chambers. MarginaliaA practise of policye in ther Shiriffe of London.Afterward the Shiriffe who there attended vpon them, came to the one part and told thē that the other had recanted, and their liues therfore shoulde be saued, willing and exhortyng them to do the like, and not to cast away them selues.

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Vnto whom they aunswered, that their fayth was not builded on man, but on Christ crucified. Then the Sheriffe perceauing no good to be done with them, went to the

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