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. Gods punishsment vpon Persecutors and contemners of his Gospell.

MarginaliaThe sodeine death of Troling Smith.The great and notable Papist called Trolyng Smith, of late fell downe sodenly in the streete and dyed.

MarginaliaDale the Promoter eaten with Lyce.Dale the Promotor was eaten into his body with Lice, and so dyed, as it is well knowen of many, and confessed also by his fellow Iohn Auales, before credible witnes.

MarginaliaCoxe the Promoter sodenly dyed.Coxe an earnest Protestant in kyng Edwardes dayes, and in Queene Maryes time a Papist and a Promotor, goyng well and in health to bed (as it seemed) was dead before the mornyng. Testified by diuers of the neighbours.

MarginaliaAlexander the cruell keeper of Newgate, dyed a rotten deathAlexander the Keeper of Newgate, a cruell enemy to those that lay there for Religion, dyed very miserably, beyng so swollen that he was more lyke a monster thē a man, and so rotten within that no man could abyde the smell of hym. This cruell wretch, to hasten the poore Lambes to the slaughter, would go to Boner, Story, Cholmley, and other, crying out: rid my prison, rid my prison: I am to much pestered with these heretickes.

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MarginaliaAn. 1558. MarginaliaThe sodeine death of Iames Allexanders sonne.The sonne of the sayd Alexander called Iames, hauyng left vnto him by his father great substaunce, within three yeares wasted all to nought: And whē some marueiled how he spent those goodes so fast: O sayd he, euill gotten, euill spent: and shortly after as he went in Newgate market, he fell downe sodenly and there wretchedly dyed.

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MarginaliaIohn Peter Alexanders sonne in lawe, rotted away.Iohn Peter, sonne in law to this Alexander, an horrible blasphemer of God, and no lesse cruell to the sayd prisoners, rotted away, and so most miserably dyed. Who commonly when he would affirme any thyng, were it true or false, vsed to say: If it be not true, I pray God I rotte ere I dye. Witnes the Printer hereof, with diuers other.

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MarginaliaIustice Lelond persecutor plagued.With these I might inferre the sodeine death of Iustice Lelond persecutor of Ieffray Hurst, mentioned before pag. 1969.

MarginaliaRob. Baulding, persecutor.Also the death of Robert Bauldyng strickē with lightnyng at the takyng of William Seamen, whereupon he pyned away and dyed, pag. 1929.

MarginaliaBeard the Promotor.Likewise the wretched end of Beard the Promotor.

MarginaliaRob. Blomfield persecutor.Moreouer, the consumyng away of Robert Blomfield, persecutor of William Browne, specified pag. 2268.

MarginaliaThe iudgement of God vpon Iohn Rockwood Lady Honor, and George Bradway Persecutors in Calice.Further, to returne a little backeward to Kyng Henryes tyme, here might be induced also the example of Iohn Rockewood, who in his horrible end, cryed all to late, with the same woordes whiche he had vsed before in persecutyng Gods poore people of Calyce, pag. 1199.

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Also the Iudgement of God vpon Lady Honor a persecutor, and of George Bradway a false accuser, both bereft of their wittes, pag. 1198.

MarginaliaRich. Long drowned him selfe.Likewise of Richard Long a persecutor, who drowned him selfe, pag. 1197.

MarginaliaThe iust punishment of God vpon Syr Rafe Ellecker, persecutor.And what a notable spectable of Gods reuengyng iudgement haue we to consider in Syr Rafe Ellerker, who as he was desirous to see the hart takē out of Adam Damlyp, whom they most wrongfully put to death: so shortly after the sayd Syr Rafe Ellerker being slayne of the Frēchmen, they all to manglyng him, after they had cut of his priuie members, would not so leaue him, before they might see hys hart cut out of his body, pag. 1200.

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MarginaliaThe sodeine death of D. Foxeford.Doctour Foxford Chaūcellour to Byshop Stokesley, a cruell persecutor, dyed sodeinly, read pag. 1027.

MarginaliaPauier a persecutor, hanged him selfe.Pauier or Pauie, Towne Clerke of London, and a bitter enemy to the Gospell, hanged him selfe, pag. 1027.

Steuen Gardiner hearyng of the pitifull end of Iudge Hales after he had drowned him selfe, takyng occasion therby, called the followyng and profession of the Gospell a doctrine of desperation. But as Iudge Hales neuer fell into that inconuenience before he had consented to Papistry: so who so well considereth the ende of Doctour Pendleton (whiche at his death full sore repented that euer he had yelded to the doctrine of the Papistes, as he dyd) 

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There was considerable dispute as to whether Henry Pendleton renounced catholicism on his deathbed or not (see Emden).

and lykewise the miserable ende of the most past of the Papistes besides, and especially of Steuen Gardiner him selfe, who after so lōg professing þe doctrine of Papistry, whē there came a byshop to hym in his death bed & put hym in remēbraunce of Peter denying his Maister, he aunsweryng agayne sayd, that he had denyed with Peter, but neuer repented with Peter, and so both stinckyngly & vnrepentanly dyed: MarginaliaThe stincking end of Steuen Gardiner proueth Popery and not the Gospell, to be the doctrine of Desperation. will say, as Steuen Gardiner also him selfe gaue an euident example of the same, to all men to vnderstand that Popery rather is a doctrine of desperation, procuryng the vengeaunce of almighty God to them that wilfully do cleaue vnto it.

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MarginaliaGods iust stroke vpon Iohn Fisher B. of Rochester, and Syr Thomas More.Iohn Fisher Byshop of Rochester, and Sir Thomas More, in Kyng Henryes tyme, after they had brought Iohn Frith, Bayfield, and Baynham and diuers other to their death, what great reward wanne they thereby with almighty GOD? Dyd not the sword of Gods vengeance light vppon their owne neckes shortly after, and they them selues made a publicke spectacle at the Tower hill, of bloudy death, whiche before had no compassion of the lyues of others? Thus ye see þe saying of the Lord to be true: He that

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smiteth with the sword, shall perishe with the sword.

So was Heliodorus Marginalia2. Mach. 3. in the old time of þe Iewes plagued by Gods hand in the Temple of Hierusalem.

So dyd Antiochus, Herode, Iulian, Valerianus MarginaliaOf Valerianus read before pag. 75. the Emperour, Decius, Maxentius, with infinite others, after they had exercised their crueltie vpon Gods people, feele the like striking hand of God them selues also, in reuengyng the bloud of his seruauntes.

And thus much concernyng those persecutours as well of the Clergy sort, as of the laity, which were stricken and dyed before the death of Queene Mary. With whom also is to be numbered in the same race of persecutyng Byshops which dyed before Queene Mary, these bishops following. MarginaliaBishops that dyed before Q. Mary.

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Byshops
 
 
 
 
Coates Byshop of Westchester.
Parfew Byshop of Harford.
Glynne Byshop of Bangor.
Brokes Byshop of Glocester.
Kyng Byshop of Tame.
Peto Elect of Salisbury.
Day Byshop of Chichester.
Holyman Bishop of Bristow.

Now after the Queene immediatly followed, or rather waited vpon her, the death of Cardinal Poole, who the next day departed: of what discease, although it be vncertayne to many, yet to some it is suspected that he tooke some, Italiā Physicke, which dyd hym no good. Then folowed in order. MarginaliaBishops that dyed after Q. Mary.

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Byshops
 
 
 
 
Iohn Christopherson Bish. of Chichester.
Hopton Byshop of Norwich.
Morgan Bish. of S. Dauids.
Iohn White Byshop of Winchester.
Rafe Bayne Bish. of Lichfield & Couentry.
Owen Oglethrope Byshop of Carlill.
* Marginalia* Note that B. Tonstall in Q. Maries tyme was noe great bloudy persecutor. For M. Russell a Preacher was before him, and D. Hinmer his Chauncellor would haue had him examined more particularly. The Bishop stayed hym, saying: hetherto we haue had a good report among our neighbours: I pray you bring not thys mans bloud vpon my head.Cutbert Tonstall Byshop of Durham.
Thomas Raynoldes elect of Herford, af-
ter his depriuation dyed in prison.

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Beside these Byshops aboue named, first dyed at the same tyme.

Doct. Weston Deane of Westminster, afterward Deane
of Winsore, chief disputer agaynst Cranmer, Ridley,
and Latymer.
M. Slethurst Master of Trinity Colledge in Oxford,
who dyed in the Tower.
Seth Holland Deane of Worcester and Warden of Al-
soule Colledge in Oxford.
William Copynger Monke of Westminster, dyed in the
Tower.Doctor Steward Deane of Winchester.

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MarginaliaA note of D. Weston.¶ To beholde the workyng of Gods iudgements, it is wonderous. In the first yeare of Queene Mary, when the Clergye was assembled in the Conuocation house, and also afterward when the disputation was in Oxford against D. Cranmer, Ridley, and Latimer, he that had seene then Doct. Weston the Prolocutor in his ruffe, howe highly he tooke vpon hym in the Scholes, and how stoutly he stoode in the Popes quarell agaynst simple and naked truth, full litle would haue thought, and lesse dyd he thinke hym selfe (I dare say) that hys glory and lofty lookes shoulde haue bene brought down so soone, especially by thē of his own religion, whose part he so doughtely defended. But such is þe reward and end commōly of them, who presumptuously oppose them selues to striue agaynst the Lord, as by the example of this Doctorly Prolocutor right well may appeare. For not long after the disputation aboue mencioned, against Byshop Cranmer and his fellowes, MarginaliaD. Weston out of fauour with the Papistes.God so wrought agaynst the sayd Doct. Weston, that he fell in great displeasure with Cardinall Poole and other Byshops, because he was vnwillyng to geue vp his Deanery and house of Westminster, vnto the Monkes and religious men, whome in dede he fauoured not, although in other thinges he mayntained the Churche of Rome. Who notwichstandying, at last through importunate sute, gaue vp Westminster, and was Deane of Windsore: MarginaliaD. Weston taken in adultery.where not long after, he was apprehended in adultery, and for the same was by the Cardinall put from all his spirituall liuinges.

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MarginaliaD. Weston appealed to Rome.Wherfore he appealed to Rome, and purposed to haue fled out of the Realme, but was taken by the way, and committed to the Tower of London, and there remayned vntill Queene Elizabetb was proclaymed Queene, at which tyme he beyng deliuered, fell sicke and dyed. MarginaliaThe death of D. Westō.The common talke was that if he had not so sodeinly ended hys lyfe, he would haue opened and reueled the purpose of the chief of the Clergy, meanyng the Cardinall, whiche was to haue taken vp kyng Henries body at Windsore and to haue burned it. And thus much of Doctor Weston.

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The residue that remayned of the persecuting Clergy, &

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