Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Alice Benden and other martyrs10. Examinations of Matthew Plaise11. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs12. Ambrose13. Richard Lush14. Edmund Allen15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. Priest's Wife of Exeter49. The Final Five Martyrs50. John Hunt and Richard White51. John Fetty52. Nicholas Burton53. John Fronton54. Another Martyrdom in Spain55. Baker and Burgate56. Burges and Hoker57. The Scourged: Introduction58. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax59. Thomas Greene60. Bartlett Greene and Cotton61. Steven Cotton's Letter62. James Harris63. Robert Williams64. Bonner's Beating of Boys65. A Beggar of Salisbury66. Providences: Introduction67. The Miraculously Preserved68. William Living69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. Mistress Roberts80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Edward Benet85. Jeffrey Hurst86. William Wood87. Simon Grinaeus88. The Duchess of Suffolk89. Thomas Horton 90. Thomas Sprat91. John Cornet92. Thomas Bryce93. Gertrude Crockhey94. William Mauldon95. Robert Horneby96. Mistress Sandes97. John Kempe98. Thomas Rose99. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers100. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth101. The Unprosperous Queen Mary102. Punishments of Persecutors103. Foreign Examples104. A Letter to Henry II of France105. The Death of Henry II and others106. Justice Nine-Holes107. John Whiteman108. Admonition to the Reader109. Hales' Oration110. Cautions to the Reader111. Snel112. Laremouth113. William Hunter's Letter
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1886 [1859]

Q. Mary. Visitation in Cambridge. Peter Martyrs wyfe.

Marginalia1557. February.sioners were nowe ready to goe their wayes, the Vniuersitie for so greate benefites (whiche shee shoulde not suffer to fall out of remembraunce many yeares after) couetyng to shewe some token of curtesie towardes them agayne, MarginaliaOrmanet and Cole proceded Doctours.dignified Ormanet and Cole with the degree of Doctourship for all the residue, sauyng Christopherson, who nowe by reason he was elected Bishop, preuentyng that degree, had receyued that order before. Thus at length were sent away these peace makers, that came to pacifie strifes and quarrels, who through prouokyng euery man to accuse one an other, leaft such gappes & breaches in mēs harts at their departure, that to this day they coulde neuer be closed nor ioyned agayne together.

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These Commissioners, before they departed out of the Vniuersitie, gaue commaundement, that the Maisters of euery house shoulde copie out their Statutes, the whiche beside common Ordinaunces, conteyned in them certayne Rules of priuate Order, for euerye house particularely. Swinborne MarginaliaSwinebornes saying as concerning the decrees of the Inquisitors. (who as I sayd, was Maister of Clare hall) being demaunded whether he would haue those thyngs engrossed in parchment or in paper, aunsweared þt it made no matter wherein they were written: for the paper, or a sleighter thyng that were of lesse continuaunce then paper, would serue the turne wel enough: For he said, a slenderer thyng then that, would last a great deale longer, then those decrees should stand in force. Neyther was the man deceyued in his coniecture. For within two yeares after, GOD beholdyng vs with mercy, called Queene Marye out of this lyfe: whereof more shal appeare (the Lord willyng) in due place hereafter.

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And thus muche concernyng the visitation of Cambridge, with the burnyng of Bucer and Phagius bones. And here of this matter an end, referryng the rest that foloweth, as touchyng M. Ackworthes Oration and D. Redmans Epitaph funerall vppon M. Bucer, to our former booke of the first edition pag. 1552. 1558.

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¶ The despitefull handlyng and madnes of the papistes towarde Peter Martyrs wife at Oxford, taken vp frō her graue at the cōmaundement of Cardinal Poole, and after buryed in a dunghyll. 
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The account of the exhumation of Catherine Martyr is in the Historia vera (pp. 197-203) but it was not included in Golding's translation. Foxe made his own translation of this account from the Historia vera.

MarginaliaThe taking vp of Peter Martyrs wiues bones.ANd because the one Vniuersitie should not mocke the other, like crueltie was also declared vpon the dead body of Peter Martyrs wyfe at Oxford, MarginaliaCommendation of Peter Martyrs wyfe.an honest, graue, and sober Matrone, whyle shee liued, and of poore people alwayes a great helper, as many that be dwellyng there, can right wel testifie. In þe yeare of our Lord. 1552. shee departed this lyfe, wt great sorow of al those needy persons, whose necessities many tymes & often shee had liberally eased and relieued. Nowe, when Brokes Bishop of Glocester, Nicholas Ormanet Datary, Robert Morwen President of Corpus Christi Colledge, Cole and Wright Doctours of the Ciuill Law, came thyther as the Cardinals visitours, they among other thinges had in Cōmission to take vp this good woman agayne out of her graue, and so consume her carkas with fire, not doubting but that shee was of þe same religion that her husband had professed before, whē he read the Kynges lecture there. And to make a shewe that they would doo nothing disorderly, they called al those before thē that had any acquaintance with her or her husband. MarginaliaIurates sworne agaynst Peter Martyrs wyfeThey ministred an oth vnto them that they should not conceale what soeuer was demaunded. In fine, their answere was that they knewe not what religion shee was of, by reason they vnderstood not her language.

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To be short, after these visitours had sped their busines they came for, they gate them to the Cardinall agayne, certifying hym that vpon due inquisition made, they could learne nothyng, vppon which by the law they might burne her. Notwithstandyng the Cardinall MarginaliaCardinall Poole earnest in burning dead mens bodies dyd not leaue the matter so, but wrote downe his letters a good while after to Marshall, then Deane of Frideswides, that he should dyg her vp, and lay her out of christian buryal, because shee was interred nigh vnto S. Frideswides riliques, sometyme had in great reuerence in that Colledge. D. Marshal MarginaliaD. Marshall Deane of Frideswides. like a prety man callyng his spades and Mattockes together in the euenyng, when he was well whitled, caused her to be taken vp, and buryed in a dunghyll.

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Howbeit, when it pleased GOD vnder good Queene Elizabeth, to geue quietnes to his Church, long tyme persecuted with prison and death, then Doctour Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, Emund Grindall Bishop of London, Richard Goodricke, with diuers other her Maiesties high Commissioners in matters of Religion (nothing ignoraunt how farre the aduersaries of the truth had transgressed the boundes of all humanitie, in violating the sepul-

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chre or graue of that good and vertuous woman) wylled certaine of that Colledge, in the whiche this vncourteous touch was attempted and done, to take her out of that vncleane & dishonest place where she lay, and solemnly in the face of the whole towne, to bury her againe in a more decent and honest monument. MarginaliaPeter Martyrs wyues bones agayne reduced out of the Dunghill, and layde in a decent monument. For though of the body being once dead, no great estimation were to be had, howe or where the bones were layd: yet was some reuerence to be vsed towarde her for sexe and womanhoode sake. Besides, to say the truth, it was great shame, that he which had trauayled so farre at kyng Edwardes request, from the place wherin he dwelt quietly, and had taken so earnest paynes, beyng an old man, in readyng and settyng forth the truth all he could, with learnyng to teach and instruct, and so well deserued of that Vniuersitie: MarginaliaGreat ingratitude shewed to Peter Martyr.should with so vngentle a recompence of ingratitude be rewarded agayne, as to haue his wyfe, that was a godly woman, a straunger, good to many, especially to the poore, and hurtfull to none, eyther in worde or deede, without iust deseruyng, and beside their owne law, not proceedyng against her accordyng to the order therof, spitefully to be layd in a stinkyng dunghyll.

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To all good natures the fact seemed odious, and of such as be endued with humanity, vtterly to be abhorred. Wherfore maister Calfield, MarginaliaM. Iames Caldfield. then Subdeane of the Colledge, diligently prouided, that from Marshals dunghyl shee was restored and translated to her proper place agayne, yea and wtall coupled her with Frideswides bones, that in case any Cardinal wyll be so mad hereafter to remoue this womans bones agayne, it shall be hard for them to discerne the bones of her from the other. MarginaliaThe bones of Peter Martyrs wyfe coupled with the bones of S. Frideswide And because to the intent the same might be notified to the myndes of men the better, the next day after, which was sonday M. Rogerson preached vnto the people, in which Sermon by the way he declared the rough dealyng of the aduersaries, which were not contented to practise their crueltie against the liuing, but that they must also rage against one that was dead, and had lyen two yeares in her graue. God graunt them once to see their own wickednes. Amen.

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And thus much touchyng the noble actes and strangnes of this worthy Cardinal in both the vniuersities: wherunto it shall not be impertinent, here also consequently to adioyne and set forth to the eyes of the worlde, the blynde and bloudy articles set out by Cardinall Poole, to be inquired vpon within his dioces of Canterbury, whereby it may the better appeare what yokes and snares of fond & fruitles traditions were layed vpon the poore flocke of Christe, to entangle and oppresse them with losse of lyfe and libertie. By the which wise men haue to see what godly fruits proceeded from that Catholike Church and See of Rome. In whiche albeit thou seest (good Reader) some good articles insparsed withall, let that nothyng moue thee: for els how could such poyson be ministred, but it must haue some honye to relish the readers taste. 

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Pole's Visitation Articles for the Diocese of Canterbury

This passage, added in 1570, is a powerful, because grudging, tribute tothe worth of Pole's articles.

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¶ Here folowe the articles set forth by Cardinal Poole, to be inquired in his ordinary visitation, within his Dioces of Canterbury.
¶ Touchyng the Clergie. 
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The records of Cardinal Pole's visitation of the diocese of Canterbury survives as Lambeth Palace Library SR/78/2. John Strype also printed a copy of Pole's visitation articles for the diocese of Lincoln copied, Strype claimed, from a manuscript in Foxe's papers (Strype, EM III, 2, pp. 2389-413). This manuscript does not survive.

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MarginaliaArticles of the Cardinall to be enquired in his visitation of Kent.1 FIrste, whether the Diuine Seruice in the Churche at tymes, dayes, howres, be obserued, and kept duely or no.

2 Item, whether the Parsons, Vicars, and Curates do comely and decently in their maners and doynges behaue them selues or no.

3 Item, whether they doo reuerently and duely minister the sacraments and sacramentals or no.

4 Item, whether any of their parishioners doo dye without ministration of the sacraments, through the negligence of their Curates, or no.

5 Item, whether the sayd Parsons, vicars, or curates, do haunt Tauernes or Alehouses, increasing thereby infamie and sclaunder, or no.

6 Item, whether they be diligent in teachyng the Mydwiues howe to christen chyldren in tyme of necessitie, accordyng to the Canons of the church or no.

7 Item, whether they see that the Font be comely kept, and haue holy water alwayes ready for chyldren to be christened.

8 Item, if they doo keepe a booke of al the names of them that be reconciled to the duetie of the church.

9 Item, whether there be any Priestes, that late vnlawfully had women vnder pretensed maryage, and hytherto are not reconciled, and to declare their names and dwellyng places.

10 Item,
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