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. Edmund Allen10. Alice Benden and other martyrs11. Examinations of Matthew Plaise12. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs13. Ambrose14. Richard Lush15. 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. The Final Five Martyrs49. John Hunt and Richard White50. John Fetty51. Nicholas Burton52. John Fronton53. Another Martyrdom in Spain54. Baker and Burgate55. Burges and Hoker56. The Scourged: Introduction57. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax58. Thomas Greene59. Bartlett Greene and Cotton60. Steven Cotton's Letter61. James Harris62. Robert Williams63. Bonner's Beating of Boys64. A Beggar of Salisbury65. Providences: Introduction66. The Miraculously Preserved67. William Living68. Edward Grew69. William Browne70. Elizabeth Young71. Elizabeth Lawson72. Christenmas and Wattes73. John Glover74. Dabney75. Alexander Wimshurst76. Bosom's wife77. Lady Knevet78. John Davis79. Mistress Roberts80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Thomas Rose99. Troubles of Sandes100. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers101. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth102. The Unprosperous Queen Mary103. Punishments of Persecutors104. Foreign Examples105. A Letter to Henry II of France106. The Death of Henry II and others107. Justice Nine-Holes108. John Whiteman109. Admonition to the Reader110. Hales' Oration111. The Westminster Conference112. Appendix notes113. Ridley's Treatise114. Back to the Appendix notes115. Thomas Hitton116. John Melvyn's Letter117. Alcocke's Epistles118. Cautions to the Reader119. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material120. Priest's Wife of Exeter121. Snel122. Laremouth123. William Hunter's Letter124. Doctor Story125. The French Massacre
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Q. Mary. Visitation in Cambridge. Processe against M. Bucer, and Paulus Phagius.

MarginaliaAnno 1556. Ianuary.cum iudicio ab hæresi desciuisse videantur. Vniuersis vero simul restituta & desiderata religio magis placere videtur, quia si assiduè præcepta, neque ad tempus obscurata fuisset.

Quapropter Academia supplex & prostrata primùm à Deo immortali pacem & veniam petit precaturque ab eo, vt hodiernum diem ad suorum salutem conseruandam, & rempublicam hanc constituendam illuxisse patiatur. Deinde pro se, pro suis, pro vniuersis, pro singulis, hanc petitionem ad celsitudines vestras affert, vt superiorum temporum offensas ex errore & iustitia profectas præsenti hominum industriæ condonetis. De reliquis vero pro summa prudentia vestra, & singulari in nos amore eam sentētiam feratis, vt suorum causas vel iustitia vestra bonas inueniat, vel clementia bonas esse faciat. In vtroque par erit beneficium, siue Academiam pro causarum æquitate iudicaueritis, siue pro amoris vestri abundantia innocentem eam esse volueritis. Nos pro referenda gratia, summam in sacris modestiam, assiduam in literis operam, perpetuum veræ religionis amorem, sempiternam vestri beneficij memoriam repromittimus.

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MarginaliaThe aunswere of M. Scotte Bishop of Chester, to the Oration of Iohn Stokes.When he had made an ende of speaking, the Byshop of Chester 

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In the 1563 edition, Foxe, following Golding, refers to the bishop of Chester as the bishop of 'West Chester'. (This is because the bishop of the older see of Chichester had traditionally been referred to as the bishop of Chester). In the 1570 edition, Foxe changed 'West Chester' to Chester.

answeared thereunto, that they tooke in ryghte good part, that the mother the Vniuersitie had made so open a declaration of her good will towardes them: for the whych he gaue most hearty thanckes, desiring her to perfourme in deede and in her woorkes, the thyngs that shee had so largely promised of her selfe in woordes and communication.

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AS concerning their good willes, there was no cause to mistrust. For theyr comming thether was not to deale any thyng roughly wyth such as fell to the amendement:  

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{Cattley/Pratt omits 'the' before 'amendement' in the text.} All the editions of Foxe read "the amendment:" but "the" is wanting in the "Briefe Treatise," and is therefore omitted as an interpolation of the printer.

but both the Cardinall hymselfe, and they also, were fully minded to shew fauour, deuising howe to bring al thyngs to peace and tranquillitie, desiring nothing more earnestly, then that they which haue erred & gone astray, shoulde retourne in the right pathe againe. The right reuerende father the Lord Cardinall (whom he wished to haue bene present) wished the self same thing also: desiring nothyng so much as he with hys owne hands to sustaine and hold vp nowe ready to fall, or rather to raise vp already fallen to the ground, the Vniuersitie hys ward: for he gladly taketh vpon him the name and duety of her Garden, whom it greatly grieued that the infections of the times past had spreade abroade so grieuous diseases, that euen the Vniuersitie it self was touched with the contagious aire therof. For he woulde gladlier haue come thither to visite and salute it, then to correcte it, if the waightye affayres of the realme would haue permitted it. But now seing he could not so do, he had appoynted thys MarginaliaThe Commission assigned by the Cardinall, and why.Commission, in þe which he had assigned them to be his deputies, which (for because they knew him to set much store by the vniuersity) should extend the more fauor to it, and (for because they thēselues had bene there brought vppe) woulde the more earnestly embrace it. MarginaliaThe causes declared.The chiefe matter that they came for, tended to this ende þt such as had erred should confesse their faults, and retourne into the right way againe. For they were in good forwardnesse of healing, that acknowledged themselues to haue offended. And therefore it was wisely propounded on hys part that he would not altogether excuse the faultes of the Vniuersitie, nor of other men, but confesse and acknowledge the crime, as that there were many thyngs had neede to be corrected and amended.

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The cause why they were sent thither was to raise vp them that were fallen, and to receiue into fauour suche as were sory and would amend, wherin if (contrary to theyr expectation) they shoulde not be able to do so much wyth some men as they would: yet notwithstanding according to their duety, they wold shew themselues so dilygent for theyr parte, as that no lacke myghte be founde in them. For it was more openlye knowne than that it coulde be denied, that manye men did diuers thyngs of a frowarde wilfulnesse, and take stoutlye vppon them, wherewith as they were greatly mooued and agrieued (as reason was) so they coueted to remedy the mischiefe. Against whom, if any thing shuld seeme hereafter to be straitly determined, it was to be imputed to theyr own deserts, and not to the willes of them. Neither ought such as are whole & sound to be mooued at the chastisement of others, forasmuch as it pertained not onely to the wiping out of the foule blotte, which now sticked in the vniuersitie, but also to the health of many others whych had taken much hurt by the infection of them. MarginaliaMercy more commended of all men, but rigor most commonly in actes of most men expressed.For their owne partes, they more enclyned vnto mercy then to rigour. Howbeit considering that so greate diseases coulde not by gentle medicines be healed, they were driuen of necessitie to vse stronger. And yet if they would be contented to bee broughte againe to theyr ryght mindes, whych thing they chiefly coueted (for they wished that all shoulde amende and be led by wholesome

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counsel) & would yet at length waxe wery of their errors, and in stead of them frequent againe the ancient customes of themselues, & of theyr forefathers, they myghte boldlye looke for all kinde of humanitie and gentlenesse at theyr hands, in al this theyr busines of reformation, which they had now entred and begon, requesting no more of the Vniuersity but to doe as became them: which being performed, he promised that theyr beneuolence, neyther in anye publike nor in any priuate personnes case shoulde in any wise be behinde hand.

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These things being finished, they were broughte processionaliter to the kings colledge, by all the Graduates of the vniuersity, wheras was song MarginaliaA Masse at the Kinges Colledge.a masse of þe holy ghoste with great solemnitie, nothing wanting in that behalfe þt might make to the setting forthe of the same. In this place it was marked that MarginaliaOrmanet Datarye.Nich. Ormanet, commōly surnamed Datary (who albeit he wer inferior in estate vnto Chester being a Bish. yet was superior to them all in authoritye) while the Masse was a celebrating, eft standing, eft 

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"Eft," that is "sometimes." - ED.

sitting and sometime kneling on his knees, obserued certaine ceremonies, which afterward were required of al others to be obserued, as in processe hereof was to be seene.

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From thence they attended all vpon the Legates to s. Maries church, which we declared before to haue ben interdited. In the which place, for as much as it was suspēded, although no masse might be song, yet ther was MarginaliaPecocke preacheth at Saint Maryes.a sermon made in open audience by M. Pecocke in the Latine tounge, preaching against heresies and hereticks, as Bilney, Cranmer, Latimer, Ridley. &c. The which being ended, they proceeded eftsoones to the visitation. Where first D. Haruye did in the Cardinals name exhibite the cōmission to the bishop of Chester with a few words in Latin. Which being accepted, and by M. Clarke openly redde to the end, then the Vicechancellor wyth an Oration did exhibite the certificate vnder his seal of office, with MarginaliaThe citation of the Maisters of the Colledges.the Cardinals citation annexed, conteining euery mans name in the Vniuersitie and Colledges, with the Officers and all the maisters of houses. Among whom was also Roberte Brassey maister 

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Technically, this is incorrect; the head of King's College is the provost, not the master.

of the kings colledge, a woorthy old man, both for his wisedom and his hoare haires.  
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This favourable description of Brassey comes from the Historia vera, but hewas also favourably described by the Marian martyr George Marsh.

Who hearing hys owne name recited next after the Vicechauncellours, sayd: he was there present as all the other were: neuerthelesse, MarginaliaRobert Brasseis exception.for as much as þe reformation of his house was wholy reserued to the discretion of the byshop of Lincolne, not only by the kings letters Patents, but also by graunte of confirmation from the bishop of Rome him selfe, vnder a penaltie if he should suffer any strangers to entermeddle, he openly protested in discharge of hys duety, that vnlesse theyr Commission gaue them authoritye and iurisdiction vppon that Colledge, either by expresse woordes or manifest sense, he vtterly exempted himselfe from being present. This his exception they tooke all in great displeasure: alleaging that they were fullye authorysed for the order of that matter by the Cardinall, out of whose iurisdiction no place nor persons was exempted: wherefore he had done euil to call into question theyr authoritie, so well knowen to all men. MarginaliaAltercation betweene D. Brassie and D. Scot B. of Chester.Chester seemed to be more mooued at the matter then all the other: and that was because Brassey had a litle before obtained the woorship of that roume, euen vtterly against his wil, and maugre his head, doing þe worst  
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he coulde against him.

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After the formal solemnity of these things thus accomplished, the commission being red, and the citation exhibited, al the masters of houses being openly cited, euery mā for a while departed home to his owne house, wyth commandement to be at the common schooles of the sayd vniuersity at one of the clock the same day. MarginaliaInquisition at the common schooles.When the degrees of the vniuersitye, commonly called Regents & non Regents, were assembled thither, they spent the rest of þe daye in reading ouer of Charters, graunted to the Vniuersity by kings and princes, in searching out of bulles & pardons from the pope, & in perusing of other Monuments pertaining to the Vniuersitie.

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MarginaliaIanuary. 12. Inquisition at the Kynges Colledge.The next day folowing, being the 12. of Ianu. they resorted to the kings Colledge to make Inquisition, eyther because the same for the woorthines therof was chiefe and soueraigne of all the residue, or els because that that house especially before all others, had beene counted, time out of minde, neuer to be without an hereticke (as they tearme them) or twaine. And at that present time, albeit that many nowe alate had withdrawne themselues from thence, yet they iudged there were some remaining still. The order and maner how they woulde be intertained of euerye Colledge, when they shoulde come to make Inquisition, they themselues appoynted, which was in this sort.

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MarginaliaThe maner of receiuing the Inquisitors whē they went to make Inquisition.They commaunded the master of euery house together with the residue, as well fellowes as scholers, apparelled in priestlike garmēts (which they cal habits 

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{Cattley/Pratt alters 'habits' in the text to 'copes'.} "Copes" is substituted for "habits," the Latin being "capa." "Vestibus ecclesiasticis indutos (capas nuncupant vulgò)." (Latin, fol. 125.) On "capa," see Mr. Way in Prompt. Parv. 60, 61.

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