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His name is appended to the end of an order of the Lord Mayor of London, dated 5 March 1555, which Foxe prints in 1570, p. 1587; 1576, p. 1354; 1583, p. 1424.

Presumably Blackwell was the name of the scribe who copied the document and the inclusion of his name was due to an overzealous typesetter in Day's print shop. Interestingly, a 'master Blakwell, skrevener' ran unsuccessfully for sheriff of London in 1560 (The Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original series 42 (Cambridge, 1842), p. 241).

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1448 [1424]

Queene Mary. Articles of Queene Mary to the Ordinary. The Lord Mayors prescript.
MarginaliaAnno 1554. March.Articles sent from the Queene vnto the Ordinary, and by him and his Officers by her commaundement to be put in 
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Cattley/Pratt, VI, Appendix, ref. page 427, line 34

Foxe omits "speedy" after his first edition, though it is in the Register.

execution in the whole dioces.

 

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The Articles

Many of the references concern the changes in religious practice and to the priesthood enjoined by Mary; the language is neutral for the most part (see 'Prouision for priestes which renounce their wiues' and the eight glosses following), even to the point of using the term 'Catholicke' ('Prouision for Catholicke scholemaisters'), a term it is surprising to see Foxe relinquishing to the other side. A series of glosses in all editions ('Ecclesiasticall lawes of K. Henry renued', 'The kinges authoritie geueth place to the popes authoritie', and 'The supremacy of the king repealed') are more charged, marking the transition between the king's authority and the pope's (thus combining nostalgia for the dead king(s) and hostility to the papal incursion). A 1563 reference to 'sacramentaries' ('Sacramentaries excluded from ecclesiasticall promotions') is later dropped, perhaps because it concedes too much to the anti-protestant language of catholics.

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MarginaliaArticles of Q. Mary. FIrst, that euery Byshop and his Officers, with all other hauing Ecclesiasticall iurisdiction, shall with all speede and diligence, and all maner of waies to them possible, put in execution all such Canons and Ecclesiasticall Lawes, heeretofore in the time of King Henry the eyght vsed within this Realme of England, and the dominions of the same, not being directly and expresly contrary to the lawes and statutes of this Realme. MarginaliaEcclesiasticall lawes of K. Henry renued.

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MarginaliaThe kinges authoritie geueth place to the popes authoritie.Item, that no B. or any his Officer, or other person aforesayd, heereafter in any of their ecclesiasticall writings, in processe or other extraiuditiall actes, doe vse to put in this clause or sentence, Regia authoritate fulcitus.

MarginaliaThe supremacy of the king repealed.Item, that no Byshop or any his officers or other person aforesaid, do hereafter exact or demaund in the admission of any person to any ecclesiasticall promotion, order or office, any oth touching the primacy or succession, as of late in few yeares passed hath bene accustomed and vsed.

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Item, that euery B. and his officers, with all other persons aforesayd, haue a vigilant eie, and vse speciall diligēce and foresight, that no person be admitted or receiued to any ecclesiasticall function, benefice or office being a sacramentary infected or defamed with any notable kinde of heresie or other great crime, and that the said B. do stay and cause to be stayed, as much as lieth in him, that benefices and Ecclesiasticall promotions do not notably decay or take hinderāce by passing, or cōfirming of vnreasonable leases.

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MarginaliaFor punishing of heresies, as they call them.Item, that euery Bishop and all other persons aforesayde, do diligently trauaile for the repressing of heresies and notable crimes, especially in the Cleargie, duely correcting and punishing the same.

Item, that euery B. and all the other persons aforesayd, do likewise trauell for the condemning and repressing of corrupt and naughty opinions, vnlawfull bookes, ballades, and other pernitious and hurtfull deuices, engendring hatred amongst the people, and discord amongst the same: And the Scholemaisters, Preachers, and Teachers, do exercise and vse their offices and duties without teaching, preaching, or setting foorth any euill and corrupt doctrine, and that doing the contrary, they may be by the Bishop and his said officers punished and remoued.

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MarginaliaAgainst Priestes maryage.Item, that euery B. and all the other persons aforesayd, proceding summarely & with all celerity & speed, may and shall depriue or declare depriued and amoue, according to their learning & discretion, all such persons frō their benefices & ecclesiasticall promotiōs, who cōtrary to the state of their 

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Cattley/Pratt, VI, Appendix, ref. page 428, line 10

Foxe misreads "their" instead of "our."

order, & the laudable custome of the church, haue maried & vsed women as their wiues, or otherwise notably, and slaunderously disordered or abused themselues: sequestring also, during the said proces, the fruites and profites of the said benefices and Ecclesiasticall promotions.

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Item, that the said B. and all other persons aforesayd, do vse more lenity and clemency with such as haue married, whose wiues be dead, then with other whose women do yet remayne aliue. MarginaliaProuision for priestes which renounce their wiues.And likewise such Priestes, as with the consents of their wiues or women openly in the presence of the B. do professe to abstaine, to be vsed more fauourably. In which case after penaunce effectually done, the Bishop according to his discretion and wisedome, may vpon iust consideration, receiue and admit them agayne to their former administration, so it be not in the same place, appointing them such a portion to liue vpon, to be payde out of their benefice, whereof they be depriued, by discretion of the said Bishop, or his Officer as he shall thinke may be spared of the said Benefice.

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MarginaliaMaried Priestes diuorced both from wife and benefice.Item, that euery Byshop, and all other persons aforesaid, do foresee that they suffer not any religious man, hauing solemnely professed chastitie, to continue with his woman, or wife, but that all such persons, after depriuation of their benefice or Ecclesiasticall promotion, be also diuorced euery one from his saide woman, and due punishment otherwise taken for the offence therein.

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MarginaliaProuision for want of Priestes.Item, that euery Bishop and all other persons aforesaid, do take order and direction with the Parishioners of euery Benefice where Priests do want, to repayre to the next Parish for diuine seruice, or to appoint for a conuenient time, till other better prouision may be made, one Curate to serue, Alienis vicibus,  

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Mary ordered that, where necessary, one curate should serve 'alternis vicibus' (1563, p. 925; 1570, p. 1586); in the 1576 edition this was misprinted as 'alienis vicibus' (1576, p. 1354), a mistake which was repeated in the 1583 edition (p. 1414). Once again, careless typography in the 1576 edition was uncorrected in that of 1583.

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Cattley/Pratt, VI, Appendix, ref. page 428, line 33

All the editions of Foxe, except those of 1563 and 1570, read "alienis vicibus," though the Register has plainly "alternis."

in diuers Parishes, and to allot to the saide Curate for his labour some portion of the Benefice that he so serueth.

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MarginaliaProcessions in Latin.Item, that all and all maner of processions of þe Church, be vsed, frequented, and continued after the old order of the Church in the latine tongue.

MarginaliaHolydayes and fasting dayes.Item, that all such holydaies and fastingdaies be obserued and kept, as were obserued and kept in the latter time

of king Henry the eight.

MarginaliaCeremonies restored.Item, that the laudable & honest ceremonies which wer wont to be vsed, frequented and obserued in the Churche, be also hereafter frequented, vsed and obserued.

Item that children be christened by the Priest, and confirmed by the Bishop, as heretofore hath bene accustomed and vsed.

MarginaliaOrders.Item, touching such persons as were heretofore promoted to anye orders after the new sorte and fashion of orders: considering they were not ordered in very deede, the bishop of the Dioces finding otherwise sufficiency and habilitie in those men, may supply that thing which wanted in them before, and then according to his discretion admit them to minister.

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MarginaliaComming to diuine seruice.Item, that by the bishop of the Dioces an vniforme doctrine be set foorth by Homelies, or otherwise for the good instruction & teaching of al people: And that the sayd bish. and other persons aforesaid, doe compell the parishioners to come to their seuerall Churches, and there deuoutly to heare deuine seruice, as of reason they ought.

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MarginaliaProuision for Catholicke scholemaisters.Item, that they examine all Scholemaisters & teachers of children, & finding them suspect, in any wise to remoue them and place Catholicke men in theyr rowmes, with a speciall commaundement to instructe their children, so as they may be able to aunswere the priest at the masse, and so helpe the priest to masse, as hath bene accustomed.

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Item, that the sayd Bishop, and all other the persons a foresaid, haue such regard, respect, and consideration of and for the setting forth of the premisses with all kind of vertue godly liuing, and good example, with repressing also and keping vnder of vice and vnthriftines as they and euerich of them may be seene to fauour the restitution of true Religion, and also to make an honest accompt and reckening of their office and cure, to the honor of God, our good contentation, and the profite of this our Realme: and the dominions of the same.

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MarginaliaMarch. 4.A like prescript also with Articles, was sent from the said Queene Mary to the Lord Mayor of London, the 4. day of March, in the yeare abouesayd, 

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A passage following the order in the 1563 edition (1563, p. 926), which reads 'About the same yeare and time when Doct. Bonner set forth this prescript or monitory' was retained in subsequent editions (1570, p. 1587; 1576, p. 1354; 1583, p. 1425) even though the prescript itself had been deleted.

which Lord Mayor vpon the same directed his commandement to the Aldermen, euerye one seuerally in his warde, conteing as followeth. 
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The mandate of the Lord Mayor to the aldermen of London to ensure that all householders kept their households in order during the Easter season was added to the 1570 edition (see textual variant 29). According to Susan Brigden, no copy of the mayor's order survives among the London municipal records (Susan Brigden, London and the Reformation [Oxford, 1989] p. 348 n 177). It is doubtful that Foxe transcribed the order from municipal records; in any case, they were a source he rarely exploited. Instead he probably printed a copy of the order which someone had retained from Mary's reign and sent to him.

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By the Lord Mayor.

MarginaliaA prescript of the Lord Mayor to the Aldermen. ON the Queene our most gracious & most benigne soueraigne Ladies behalfe, we most straightly charge & commaund you, that ye the said Aldermen, faile not personally to call before your owne person in such place within your sayde warde as to you shall seeme most conuenient & meete vpon Wednesday nexte comming, which shalbe the 7. daye of this present moneth, at 7. of the clocke in the morning of the same daye, all and euery the householders both poore and rich of your sayd warde, then & there, openly and plainely for your owne discharge and for the eschewing of the perils that to you might otherwise be iustly imputed & layd, do not onely straitly admonish, charge, & commaund in the Queene our sayd soueraigne Ladyes name and behalfe, al and euery the sayd householders, that both in theyr owne persons, and also their wiues, children, and seruantes being of the age of xij. yeares and vpwards and euery of them, do at al and euery time, and times from henceforth, and namely at the holy time of Easter now approching, honestly, quietly, obediently, and Catholickely, vse and behaue themselues like good and faithful christian people in all and euery thing and thinges touching & concerning the true fayth, profession, and Religion of his Catholicke Church, both according to the lawes and precepts of almighty God, and also theyr bounden duetie of obedyence towards our soueraigne Lady þe Queene her lawes and Statutes, and her highnes most good example & gracious proceeding according to the same, and according also to þe right wholsome charitable & godly admonitiō, charge and exhortation late set forth and geuen by þe right reuerēd father in God the bishop of London, our Diocesan and ordinary to all the Persons, Vicares, and Curates wythin this Dioces: but also that they and euery of them do truely without delaye aduertise you of the names & surnames of all and euery person and persons that they or any of them, can or may at any time hereafter know, perceiue, or vnderstand to transgresse or offend in anye poynt or Article concerning the premisses, at their vttermost perilles. That ye immediately after such notice therof to you geuen do forthwith aduertise vs thereof, fayle ye not thus to do with all circumspection and dilligence, as ye will aunswere to our sayd most dread soueraigne Lady the Queene, for the contrary at your like perill. Geuen at the Guildhall of the Citie of London, the v. day of March in the first of the raigne of our said saueraigne Lady the Queene. Blackwell.

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