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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1875 [1862]

Q. Mary. V. Martyrs famished at Cāterbury. Their Letter of the same.

MarginaliaAnno. 1556. December.good for hym as to cary a dungforke, MarginaliaCariyng about the Crosse.and that it is as necessary to cary the gallowes about, if his father were hāged, as the crosse. To come to the churche he cannot, said he, with a safe consicence. Concernyng fishe daies and fleshe daies, hee graunted it good to put difference therin, MarginaliaNecessitie alwaies excused in matters indifferent.except where necessitie required the contrary.

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This William Foster was a laboryng man, of the age of. xl. yeares. MarginaliaWil. Foster apprehēded by sir Tho. Moyle.He was apprehended and imprisoned by Syr Thomas Moyle Knight.

MarginaliaMother Potkins Martyr, troubled by M. Robertes.Alice Potkins also for the like confession, was condemned to bee burned, for that shee was not, neither would be confessed to the Priest, for that she receaued not the sacrament of the aultar, because she would not pray to sainctes, nor creepe to the Crosse. &c. Being demaunded of her age, she saide that she was xlix. yeares old according to her old age, MarginaliaAlice Potkins in Christe but one yere olde.and according to her yong age, since she learned Christ, she was of one yeares age, and was committed by maister Robertes to prison.

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MarginaliaThe aunswere of Ihon Archer Martyr.The aunswere and Confession of Iohn Archer of Crambroke, was much in like sort. And although certein of these vpon ignorant simplicitie swarued a litle in the number of Sacramentes, some grauntyng one Sacrament, That is, the body of Christ hangyng vppon the crosse, some mo, some lesse. &c. yet in the principall matters touching the doctrine of saulation for faith to staie vpon, and in disagreeing from the dremyng determinations of the Popish Church, they most agreed. Concernyng the not praiyng to Saintes, and for the dead in Purgatory, for not creeping to the Crosse, for faith onely to iustifie, for takyng of an oth & such other like, he graunted as the other had done. This Father Archer by his occupation a weuer of the town of Crābroke, of the age of l. yeres, MarginaliaSir Ihō Gilford committed father Archer to prison.was attached and imprisoned by Syr Iohn Gilford Knight. And thus haue ye the cause & imprisonment of these fiue godly prisoners. Now as touching the crueltie of their death, for that ye shall not surmise the suspicion or relation thereof to proceede of my self, ye shall heare their owne testimony and certification by their owne Letter throwen out of the Prison concernyng the vnmercifull dealyng of the Catholicke tyrauntes in famishyng them, as is aforesaid. The wordes and copy of their letter is this.

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¶ The copie of a letter 
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This letter was reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 681-82.

written and caste out of the castle of Cant. by the prisoners, there in bandes for Gods worde, declaryng how the Papistes went about to famish them to death: of the which company v. were famished amongst them already.

MarginaliaThe prisoners letter, declaryng how they were handled and famished in prison.BE it knowen to all men that shall reade, or heare reade these our letters, that wee the poore prisoners of the Castle of Canterburie for Gods truthe, are kepte and lye in cold yrons, and our kepers will not suffer any meat to be brought to vs to comfort vs. And if any man do bryng any thyng, as bread, butter, chese, or any other foode, the saied keper will charge them that so bryng vs any thyng, except money or raiment, to cary it with them againe, or els if he doe receiue any foode of any for vs, he doeth kepe it for hymself, and he and his seruauntes doe spend it, so that wee haue nothyng thereof: and thus the keeper kepeth awaie our vittals from vs. In so muche that there are fower of vs prisoners there for Gods truthe, famished already, and thus is it his minde to famishe vs all: and we thinke he is appointed thereunto of the Bishops and priestes, and also of the Iustices, so to famishe vs, & not onely vs of the saied Castell, but also all other prisoners in other prisons for the like cause to bee also famished: notwithstandyng wee write not these our letters, to that entent we mought not aforde to be famished for the lorde Iesus sake, but for this cause and entent, that they hauyng no lawe so to famishe vs in prison, should not doe it priuely, but that the murtherers hartes should bee openly knowen to all the worlde, that all menne maie knowe of what Churche they are, and who is their father.

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Out of the Castell of Canterburie.

¶ The trouble and vexation of good people in the Dioces of Lichfield. 
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Persecution in Lichfield

This account first appeared in the 1573 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. It is based on official records sent to Foxe, some of which survive among Foxe's papers.

THese foresaid monethes of September, Nouember, and December as they were troublesome to diuers other places, and especially to the Dioces of Caunterbury by reason of the Archdeacon aboue named: so likewise they brought no little busines in the Countrey of Lichfield and Couentrey by a cruell Bishoppe there called Rafe Bane, MarginaliaDoctor Bane. Doctor Draicot his Chauncellor in Lichfield cruell persecutours.and a more cruell Chauncellor named Doctor Draycot, through the fierce inquisition of

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whom, great stirre was there among the people, being called to examination for their faith, and many caused to beare fagots. Who although they were not put to the torment of death, yet because it may appere what a number there is in the countreyes of England abroad, which in their harts haue a misliking of the popes Romish lawes & religion, if for feare they durst vtter their myndes, I thought to make a rehearsall of their names whiche in the foresaide Dioces of Couentry and Lichefield were taken in suspicion and examined for their religion.

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And firste amongest them that were detected and inioyned to the popish penance, that is, to beare a fagot, candell, and beades about in procession, were Agnes Forman, 

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Was she a relative of the martyr John Foreman?.

MarginaliaThe names of them that bare fagottes in the dioces of Lichfield and Couentrie.detected, examined, and by witnes conuicted and bare a fagot the 12 of September. Lkewise Margery Kirry, Thomas Norreis, Thomas Stiffe, Williā Kayme, Robert Katrenes, Thomas Smith, Iohn Borsley the yonger. Item Iohn Waterhouse, against whom came in witnes and accusers Richarde Caterbanke, I. Edge, William Smith, Robert Cooke, laiyng against him for seldome comming to the Churche, for geuing no reuerence at the leuation of the Sacrament, but lokyng vppon his booke, for not kissyng the paxe. &c. Robert Bissel, 
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The abjuration of Robert Byssel, M. A., of Birmingham, of his heretical opinions, especially his denial of the Real Presence survives in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 83r.

Leonard West,  
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The abjuration of Leonard West, parson of Little Packington, for his heresies, especially describing the mass as abominable, survives among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 84r.

Richard Baily  
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Articles objected against Richard Bayly of Whitacre, including his denial of the Real Presence and his denial of the power of the priest to absolve sin, survives among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley 421, fo. 87r-v.

of the Parish of Whiteacre.

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Nicholas Cartwright, 
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The abjuration of Nicholas Cartwright, D. D., vicar of Nuncton, of his heretical opinions, including denial of the Real Presence, survives in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley 421, fo. 88r.

Doctor.
Richard Iurdian, 
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A denunciation of Richard Jurdane, priest, for various heretical opinions, including his statements that the mass was an abomination and a denial of the Real Presence, survives among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 90r. Jurdane's abjuration of these opinions is BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 91r.

Priest.
Edmnnd Crokell, 
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Articles against Crokel as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Priest.
Thomas Whithed, Priest.
William Taylour, Priest.
Anselme Sele, Priest.
Richard Slauy, 
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Articles against Henry (not Richard) Slavy as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Priest maried.
Edward Hawes, 
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Articles against Edward Hawkes as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Priest maried.
Robert Aston, 
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Articles against Robert Aston as a married priest survive among Foxe'spapers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Priest depriued.
Henry Tecka, 
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Articles against Henry Checke as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r. Tecka looks like a mistake due to someone's faulty paleography when the Acts and Monuments was being printed.

Priest depriued.
Robert Mossey, priest, maried and
depriued.

Teese were
depriued.

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Beside these were diuers other whiche in like sorte were detected, accused, & examined, although they bare no fagot, but were dimissed, MarginaliaThe names of them whiche were troubled there, and bare no fagottes.as Richard Kemp, Iohn Frankling, Williā Marler, Ielius Dudley, Eustach Bysacre, William Shene, Antony Afterwittel, Thomas Steylbe, Henry Birdlim, William Mosley, Iohn Leech, Iohn Richardson, Antony Iones, alias Pulton, Thomas Wilson, Thomas Lynacres, and Hugh Lynacres his sonne, Isabell Parker, Martine Newman, William Enderby, Cicely Preston, Thomas Saulter, Iohn Stāford Shomaker, Richard Wodburne, Thomas Arnall Shomaker, Iohn Robinson, Hugh Moore shomaker, Iohn Adale, Thomas Arch, Fraunces Warde, Iohn Auines, Richarde Foxall, Thomas Vnderdoune, Richard Weuer.

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MarginaliaIoice Lewes Martyr, read hereafter.The next moneth followyng, beyng October, came vnder examination Ioyce Lewes gentlewoman, of whom we differ to speake vntill the next yeare, at what tyme she was burned?

These fornamed persons with many mo followyng in the next yeare after, although they did subscribe and relent through feare of death: yet for this cause I doe here recite them that by them it might appeare, what a number there were not onely in the countrey of Lichefield, but also in other parties in hart set againste the Popes procedings, if that feare rather then conscience had not compelled them to the contrarie.

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¶ The conclusion of this xj. booke, vvith a brief story of Syr Iohn Cheeke. &c. 
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Sir John Cheke

This account first appears in the 1570 edition and was reprinted without change in subsequent editions. It was a difficult account for Foxe to write. On the one hand, Cheke had played a crucial role in the Edwardian reformation at Cambridge and he was a close friend and associate of Foxe's patron William Cecil. (See Stephen Alford, Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI [Cambridge: 2002}, pp. 126-28, 142-43 and 145). On the other hand, Cheke's recantation wasa major embarrassment for English protestants and encouraged other protestants to recant (Cal. State Papers Venetian, VI, p. 690). The incident was too well-known forFoxe to ignore but he treated it tactfully and relatively briefly. Furthermore, although copies of Cheke's recantation and of Feckenham's oration at the recantation survive among Foxe's papers (Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538/47, fos. 390r-391v); Foxe never printed them.

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MarginaliaThe conclusiō of the. xi. booke.ANd thus haue ye the whole persecution of this yeare declared, whiche was the yeare of oure Lord. 1556. and the fourth of Queene Maries reigne, with the names and causes of all them which suffered Martyrdome within the compasse of the said yeare: the number of all which slaine and martyred in diuers places of England at sundry tymes this yere came to aboue. 84. persons, Marginalia84. Martyres, and aboue in this yere 1556. put to death in this realme. wherof many were women, wiues, widowes, and maydens: besides them whiche otherwise by secret practise were made away, or driuen out of goodes and houses, or out of the Realme, or els within the realme, were put to penance, and coacted by forceable violence to recant, saue onely that I haue omitted the story of sir Iohn Cheeke, Knight, & scholemaster sometymes to Kyng Edwarde. The worthines of whiche man deserueth much to be saide: but his fall

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