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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Q. Mary. The burning of S. Miller, and E. Cooper. X. Martyrs burnt at Colchester.

Marginalia1557. August.This good woman beyng condemned, and at the stake with Symon Miller to be burnt, when the fire came vnto her, she a little shranke thereat, with a voyce crying once, ha. MarginaliaElizabeth Cooper strengthned at the stake by Simon Miller.When the sayd Simon Miller heard the same, hee put his hand behynde him toward her, and willed her to bee strong, and of good cheare: For good sister (sayd he) we shall haue a ioyfull and a sweete supper. Whereat she beyng, as it seemed, thereby strengthned, stoode as still and as quyet as one most glad to finish that good worke which before most happely she had begon. So in fine she ended her life with her companion ioyfully, committyng her soule into the handes of almightie God.

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¶ The Martyrdome of x. faithfull and blessed Martyrs, fiue men and fiue women, burnt at Colchester, fiue in the forenoone, and fiue in the after noone, for the testimony and witnes of Christ Iesus and his glorious Gospell. 
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Rose Allin

The entire account of these martyrs, apart from a disgression added in 1570, first appeared in the 1563 edition. It was drawn from London diocesan records and from individual informants. Cuts were made to this material in the 1570 edition, but apart from the disgression just mentioned, nothing was added to the 1570 edition.

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MarginaliaAugust. 2. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of x. godly Martyrs, v. men and v. women at Colchester.AS it is no new thyng in those whom we call Prelates and Priestes of the Church, to be raisers vp of persecution agaynst Christ and his poore flocke: 

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In the 1563 edition, this passage went on to criticise the nobility for aiding the clergy in persecuting God's faithfull. For reasons of prudence this passage was deleted in the 1570 edition.

so is it much to be marueiled or rather lamented, that noble persons, and men of honour, and worshyp, would be made such ministers to serue the affections of these tyrauntes, as commonly, as well in all the sorowfull dayes of the late Queene Mary, as namely in this present story is to be marked.

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And first thou remembrest (gentle Reader) how mention was made a litle before pag. 1863. of xxij. whiche were sent vp prisoners together from Colchester to London by the Earle of Oxford, the Lord Darcy, Maister Tyrrell of Saint Osithes, and other Commissioners and Iustices &c The which xxij. (as is aforesayd) through a gentle submission put vnto them, were afterward released and deliuered.

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In the number of these foresayd xxij. was one MarginaliaW. Mount, Alice his wyfe, Rose Allin her daughter.William Mount of Muchbently in Essex, husbandman, with Alyce his wife, and Rose Allin mayde the daughter of the said Alyce Mount: whiche commyng home agayne to their house at Muchbentley aforesayd, refrayned themselues from the vnsauery seruice of the Popish Church, and frequented the company of good men and women which gaue themselues diligently to readyng, inuocating, and callyng vpon the name of God through Christ: whereby they so freated the wicked Priest of the towne called MarginaliaThomas Tye Priest, a wicked promoter.Syr Thomas Tye, & other like vnto him, that castyng their heades together, they made a pestilent Supplication to the Lord Darcy, in the name of the whole Parish, the tenure wherof hereafter followeth.

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¶ The maner of a Supplication to the Lord Darcy, and by him deliuered to Syr Iohn Kyngstone, Priest and Commissary.

MarginaliaA supplication of the persecutors, to the L. Darcy.PLeaseth it your honorable Lordshyp to be aduertised that we confesse, whilest your good Lordshyp lay here in the countrey, the people were stayed in good order, to our great cōfort: but since your Lordshyps departure, they haue made digression from good order in some places, and namely in the Parish of Muchbentley, by reason of three seditious persōs, William Mount and his wife, and Rose her daughter, who by their coulourable submissiō (as it doth appeare) were dismist & sent downe from the Bishop of London, & since their commyng home they haue not onely in their owne persons shewed manifest signes and tokens of disobedience, in not commyng to the Churche, nor yet obseruyng other good orders: but also most maliciously and seditiously haue seduced many from commyng to the Churche, and from obeying all other good orders, mockyng also those that frequent the Church, and calling them Church Owles, & blasphemously callyng the blessed Sacramēt of the altar a blind God, with diuers such like blasphemies. In consideration wherof, may it please your honour (for the loue of God, and for the tender zeale your good Lorship beareth to Iustice, and cōmon peace and quietnes of the Kyng and Queenes Maiesties louyng subiectes) to award our warraunt for the sayd William Mount, his wife, and Rose her daughter, that they beyng attached & brought before your good Lordshyp, we trust the rest will feare to offend (their ryng leaders of sedition beyng apprehended) to the quietnes of other obedient sudiectes.

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MarginaliaCruell persecutors.Your dayly Oratours the Parishners of Much-
bentley,
Thomas Tye Priest, Iohn Carter, Thom-
as Candeler, Iohn Barker, Richard Mere,
Iohn Paynter, William Harrys Iohn Ricarde,
with other.

This beyng done, the sayd MarginaliaThomas Tye a false brother, and a bloudy persecutor.Syr Thomas Tye, bethought with him selfe where the persecuted did resort. For in the beginning of Queene Maries raigne, for a xij. moneth and more, he came not to Church, but frequented the cōpany of Godly men and women, whiche abstained from the

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same, and as they thought, he laboured to keepe a good conscience, but the sequele shewed him to be a false brother.

Now (as I sayd) he partly knowyng the places of refuge for honest men, did further enquire of other about the same, and beyng therof sufficiently (as he thought) instructed to his purpose, immediatly about the tyme the Supplication aboue specified was exhibited to the sayd Lord Darcy, wrote secretly a Letter to Boner Byshop of London, wherein he maketh his accompt how he had bestowed his tyme, & complayned of diuers honest men, among the which was the sayd Williā Mount and his company. The tenure of which Letter hereafter followeth.

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¶ A Letter sent to Boner Byshop of London, from Syr Thomas Tye Priest.

MarginaliaTyes letter to B. Boner.RIght honourable Lord, after my bounden duety done in most humble wise, these shall be to signifie vnto your Lordshyp the state of our parties concernyng Religion. And first since the commyng downe of the xxiiij. rancke heretickes dismissed from you, the detestable sorte of Schismatickes were neuer so bold since the Kyng and Queenes Maiesties raignes, as they are now at this present. In Muchbentley where your Lordshyppe is Patrone of the Churche, since William Mount, and Alyce his wife, with Rose Allin her daughter came home, they doe not onely absent themselues from the Churche, and seruice of God: but doe dayly allure many other away from the same, whiche before dyd outwardly shew signes and tokens of obedience.

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They assemble together vppon the Sabboth day in the tyme of diuine seruice, sometymes in one house, sometyme in an other, and there keepe their priuie conuenticles and scholes of heresie. The Iurates sayth, the Lordes Commission is out, and they are discharged of their othe. The Quest men in your Archdeacons visitation alleaged that for asmuch as they were once presented and now sent home they haue no more to doe with them nor none other. Your Officers sayth, namely Maister Boswell, that the Counsell sent them not home without a great consideration. I pray God some of your Officers proue not fauorers of heretickes. The rebels are stout in the Towne of Colchester.

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The ministers of the Churche are hemde at in the open streetes, & called knaues. The blessed Sacrament of the aultar is blasphemed & rayled vpon in euery Alehouse and Tauerne. Prayer and fastyng is not regarded. Seditious talkes and newes are rife, both in towne and countrey, in as ample and large maner, as though there had no honorable Lordes and Commissioners bene sent for reformation thereof. The occasion riseth partly by reason of Iohn Lone of Colchester Hieth (a peruerse place) which Iohn Lone was twise indicted of heresie, and there vpon fled with his wife and household, and his goodes seased within the Towne of Colchester, to the Kyng and Queenes Maiesties vse. Neuerthelesse the sayd Iohn is come home agayne, & nothing sayd or done to him. Wherupon the heretickes are wonderfully encouraged, to the no little discōfort of good & Catholicke people, which dayly prayeth to God for the profit, vnity, and restauration of his Church agayne, whiche thyng shall come the sooner to passe, through the trauaile and paynes of such honorable Lordes and reuerēd fathers, as your good Lordshyp is, vnto whō I wish long life and continuance, with encrease of much honor. From Colchester the xviij. of December.

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Your humble Bedes man
Thomas Tye Priest.

When Iudasly this wicked Priest had thus wrought his malice agaynst the people of God, within a while after, the stormes began to arise agaynst those poore persecuted William Munt and his company, 

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See 1563, pp. 1563-67; 1570, pp. 2156-59; 1576, pp. 1864-65 and 1583, pp. 1971-74.

whereby they were enforced to hide themselues from the heate therof. And continuyng so a litle space, at last, the vij. day of March. an. 1557. being the first Sonday in Lent, and by. ij. of the clocke in the mornyng, one Maister Edmund Tyrrell (who came of the house of that Tyrrels whiche murdered kyng Edward the v. and his brother) tooke with him MarginaliaW. Simuell, Iohn Baker, William Harries, persecutors.the Bailiffe of the hundred called William Simuell, dwellyng in Colchester, and the two Cōstables of Muchbentley aforesayd, named Iohn Baker and William Harries, with diuers other a great nūber: & besettyng the house of the sayd William Mount roūd about, called to them at length to open the doore, MarginaliaThe taking of W. Munt, his wyfe, and Rose Allin their daughter.whiche beyng done M. Tyrrell with certaine of his cōpany, went into the chamber where the sayd father Mount and his wife lay, willyng them to rise: for (sayd he) ye must go with vs to Colchester Castell. Mother Mount hearyng that, being very sicke, desired that her daughter might first fetch her some drinke: for she was (she sayd) very ill at ease.

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Then he gaue her leaue & bad her go. So her daughter, the forenamed Rose Allin, mayde, tooke a stone pot in one hand, & a candell in the other, & went to draw drinke for her

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