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 punishment vpon Persecutors and contemners of his Gospell.

Marginalia1558.escaped the stroke of death, were depriued, and committed to prisons: the Catalogue of whose names here followeth. MarginaliaCatholicke Byshops after Q. Maries death depriued and imprisoned. Note that some of these Byshops afterward through the goodnes of Q. Elizabeth were dispersed and suffered to be kept in their frendes houses.

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Nicolas Heath Archbyshop of Yorke, and
Lord Chauncellour.
Thomas Thurlbye Byshop of Eley.
Thomas Watson Byshop of Lyncolne.
Gilbert Burne Bish. of Bath & Welles.
Richard Pates Byshop of Worcester.
Troublefield Byshop of Exetor.
Iohn Fecknam Abbot of Westminster.
Iohn Boxall Deane of Windsore and Pe-
terborough.
 
 
 
 
In the
tower.
 
 
 
 

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Of Dauid Poole B. of Peterborough, I doubt whe-
ther he was in the Tower, or in some other prison.

Goldwell Byshop of S. Asse.
Maurice Elect of Bangor.
Ranne
away.

Edmund Boner Bysh. of Lōdon, in the Marshalsee.
Thomas Wood Byshop Elect, in the Marshalsee.
Cutbert Scot byshop of Chester, was in the Fleete,
from whence he escaped to Louane & there dyed.

Henry Cole Deane of Paules.
Iohn Harpesfield Archdeacon of Lōdon,
and Deane of Norwich.
Nicolas Harpesfield Archdeacō of Cant.
Anthony Draycot Archdea. of Hūtingtō.
W. Chadsey Archdeacon of Midlesex.
 
 
In the
Fleete.
 
 

MarginaliaA note of D. Chadsey.¶ Concernyng whiche Doctour Chadsey here is to be noted, that in the begynnyng of kyng Edwardes reigne he recanted and subscribed to 34. Articles, Marginalia34. Articles of D. Chadsey. wherein he then fully consented and agreed with his owne hand writyng to the whole forme of doctrine approued and allowed then in the Church, MarginaliaD. Chadsey subscribed to the reformed Religion in K. Edwardes tyme. as well concerning Iustification by fayth onely, as also the doctrine of the two Sacramentes then receaued, denying as well the Popes supremacie, transubstantiation, Purgatory, Inuocation of Saintes, eleuation and adoration of the Sacrament, the sacrifice, and veneration of the Masse, as also all other like excrementes of Popish superstition, accordyng to the kynges booke then set forth.

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Wherefore the more maruell it is that he being counted such a famous and learned Clerke, would shew him selfe so fickle and vnstable in his assertiōs, so double in his doings, to alter his Religion accordyng to tyme, and to mainteine for truth, not what he thought best, but what hee might most safely defend. So long as the state of the Lord Protectour and of his brother stode vpright, what was then the conformitie of this Doctour Chadsey, his owne Articles in Latine written and subscribed with his owne hand, doe declare, whiche I haue to shew, if he will deny them. MarginaliaD. Chadsey mutable and inconstant in his religion.But after the decay of the kinges vncles, the fortune of them turned not so fast, but his Religion turned withall, & eftsoones he tooke vpon him to dispute agaynst Peter Martyr in vpholdyng transubstantiation at Oxford, which a little before with his owne hand writyng he had ouerthrowen.

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After this ensued the tyme of Queene Mary, wherein Doctour Chadsey to shew his double diligence, MarginaliaThe egernes of Doctour Chadsey in punishing the poore Martyrs.was so eger in his Commission to sit in iudgement & to bryng poore men to their death, that in the last yeare of Queene Mary when the Lord Chauncellour, Syr Thomas Cornwalles, Lord Clinton, and diuers other of the Counsell had sent for hym by a speciall Letter to repayre vnto London out of Essex, he writyng agayne to the Byshop of London, sought meanes not to come at the Counsels byddyng, but to continue still in his persecutyng progresse. The copy of whose letter I haue also in my handes (if neede were) to bryng forth. 

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This letter survives among Foxe's papers as BL, Harley MS 416, fo. 74r-v.

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Mention was made not long before, of one William Mauldon, who in kyng Henries tyme suffered stripes and scourgyngs for confessyng the veritie of Gods true Religiō. 

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Maldon's account of his beating survives among Foxe's papers as BL, Harley MS 425, fo. 77r. Obviously Foxe believed that he had printed it, but it was inadvertantly omitted and is not in the Acts and Monuments.

It happened in the first yeare of Queenes Elizabeth, MarginaliaW. Mauldon Prentise wyth M. Hew Aparry at Grenewich.that the sayd William Mauldon was bounde seruaunt with one named Maister Hew Aparry then a Wheate taker for the Queene, dwellyng at Grenewich. Who beyng newly come vnto him, and hauyng neuer a booke there to looke vpon, beyng desirous to occupy him selfe vertuously, looked about the house and founde a Primer in Englishe, whereon hee read in a Winters euenyng. Whiles he was readyng, there sat one Iohn Apowell that had bene a Seruing man, about xxx. yeares of age, borne toward Wales, whom the sayd M. Hew gaue meate and drinke vnto, till such tyme as he could get a seruice. And as the foresayd William Mauldon read on the Booke, the sayd Iohn Apowell mocked him after euery word, with contrary gaudes and floutyng woordes vnreuerentely, in so much that hee could not longer abyde him for grief of hart, but turned vnto him, and sayd: Iohn take heede what thou doest: Then doest not mocke me, but thou mockest God. For in mockyng of his word, thou

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mockest him: and this is the word of God, though I be simple that read it: therfore beware what thou doest.

Then Mauldon fell to readyng agayne, and still he proceeded on in his mocking, and when Mauldon had read certaine English Prayers, in the end he read: Lord haue mercy vpon vs, Christ haue mercy vpon vs. &c.

And as Mauldon was recityng those wordes, the other with a start sodenly sayd: Lord haue mercy vpon me.

With that Mauldō turned & said, what ailist thou Iohn?

He sayd. I was afrayde.

Whereon wast thou afrayde, sayd Mauldon?

Nothyng now, sayd the other: and so he would not tell him. After this, when Mauldō and he went to bed, Mauldon asked him wherof he was afrayde?

He sayd, when you red Lord haue mercy vpō vs, Christ haue mercy vpon vs, me thought the heare of my head stode vpright, with a great feare which came vpon me.

Then sayd Mauldon: Iohn thou mayest see, the euill spirite could not abyde that Christ should haue mercy vpon vs. Well Iohn (sayd Mauldon) repent and amend thy lyfe, for God will not be mocked. If we mocke and ieste at his word, he will punish vs.

Also you vse rebauldry words & swearyng very much: therfore for God sake Iohn amend thy lyfe. So I wil (sayd he) by the grace of God: I pray God I may. Amen said the other, with other wordes, and so went to bed.

MarginaliaA terrible example of Gods iudgement to be noted of all such as be contēners and mockers of God and hys worde.On the next day, about viij. of the clocke in the mornyng, the foresayd Iohn came runnyng downe out of his Chamber in his shyrt into the Hall, and wrasteled with his Mistres as he would haue throwen her downe. Wherat she shriked out, and her seruauntes holpe her, and tooke him by strength and caryed him vp vnto his bed, and bound him down to his bed (for they perceiued playnly that he was out of his right mynde.)

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After that, as he lay, almost day and night his toung neuer ceased, but he cryed out of the deuill of hell, and hys woordes were euer still: O the deuill of hell: now the deuill of hell: I would see the Deuill of hell: thou shalt see the deuill of hell: there he was, there he goeth, with other words, but most of the Deuill of hell.

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Thus hee lay without amendement about sixe dayes, that his Maister and all his houshold was weery of that trouble and noyse. Then his Maister agreed with the keepers of Bedlem, and gaue a peece of money, and sent him thether. It seemeth that he was possessed with an euill spirite, from the which God defend vs all.

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This is a terrible example to you that be mockers of the word of God: therfore repent and amend, lest the vengeaunce of GOD fall vpon you in like maner. Witnes hereof William Mauldon of Newyngton.

MarginaliaGods punishment vpon a young damsell of 12. yeares olde, blaspheming the Maiestie of God.The same William Mauldon chaunced afterward to dwell at a Towne vj. myles from London called Waltamstow, where his wife taught young children to read, which was about the yeare of our Lord. 1563. & the fourth yeare of Queene Elizabethes reigne. Vnto this schole, amongest other children, came one Benfieldes daughter named Denis, about the age of twelue yeares.

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As these children sat talkyng together, they happened among other talke (as the nature of children is, to be busie with many thynges) to fall in communication of GOD, and to reason among them selues, after their childish discretion, what he should be.

Whereunto some aunswered one thyng, some an other. Among whom when one of the children had sayd, that he was a good old father: the foresayd Denis Benfield castyng out impious wordes of horrible blasphemy: what he (sayd she) is an old dotyng foole.

What wretched and blasphemous woordes were these, ye heare. Now marke what folowed.

When William Mauldon heard of these abhominable woordes of the gyrle, hee willed his wife to correct her for the same. Whiche was appoynted the next day to bee done. But when the next morow came, her mother would needes send her to the market to London, the wench greatly intreatyng her mother that she might not go, beyng marueilously vnwillyng thereunto. Howbeit thorough her mothers compulsion, she was forced to go, and went. And what happened? Her businesse beyng done at London, as she was returnyng agayne homeward, and beyng a little past Hackney, sodenly the young gyrle was so stricken, that all the one side of her was blacke, and she speachles. MarginaliaBlasphemye punished. Whereupon immediately she was caryed backe agayne to Hackney, and there the same night was buryed. Witnes of the same story William Mauldon and his wife, also Benfield her father, and her mother, which yet be all alyue.

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MarginaliaA lesson to children and young gyrles.A terrible example (no doubt) both to old and young, what it is for children to blaspheme the Lord their GOD, and what it is for parentes to suffer their young ones to grow

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