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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Edmund Grindal

(1519? - 1583)

Marian exile. DD (1564). Bishop of London (1559 - 1570). Archbishop of York (1570 - 1576). Archbishop of Canterbury (1576 - 1583). [Fasti; DNB; Venn]

Edmund Grindal's exile was mentioned in Bradford's letter to the university town of Cambridge. 1563, pp. 1178-80, 1570, pp. 1808-09, 1576, p. 1545, 1583, p. 1627.

Grindal wrote to Ridley from his exile in Frankfort, to which letter Ridley replied. He mentioned his imprisonment with Cranmer, Latimer and Bradford. He mentioned that he knew that Ferrar, Hooper, Rogers, Taylor of Hadleigh, Saunders and Tomkins, a weaver, had all been martyred, as had Cardmaker the day before he wrote this letter. He had heard that West had relented, and Grimald cast into the Marshalsea. He had also heard that Thomas Ridley, of the Bull-head in Cheapside, had died. In addition, he had heard that his brother-in-law, Shipside, had spent much time in prison but was now released. 1570, pp. 1901-02, 1576, pp. 1628-30, 1583, pp. 1729-30.

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Edmund Grindal was a pall bearer at Bucer's funeral. 1563, p. 1559., 1570, p. 2153, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1968.

Edmund Grindal, with Matthew Parker, bore Martin Bucer's body on his shoulders. 1563, p. 1554 [recte 1562]

Matthew Parker, Edmund Grindal and Richard Goodrick requested that the body of Peter Martyr's wife be buried honourably. 1563, p. 1559., 1570, p. 2153, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1968.

Edmund Grindal was a participant in the Westminster disputation of 1559. 1563, p. 1717, 1583, p. 2119.

Foxe refers to his installation as bishop of London after Elizabeth's accession. 1583, p. 2128.

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George Acworth

(1539? - 1592?)

LLD 1563. Civilian and divine. MP for Hindon (1563). Chancellor of Winchester diocese (1563). (DNB; Hasler)

George Acworth gave an oration at the restitution of Bucer and Phagius. 1563, pp. 1552-53, 1583, pp. 1964-65.

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Matthew Parker

(1504 - 1575)

DD (1538) Archbishop of Canterbury (1559 - 1575). (DNB)

Matthew Parker preached honourably at the death of Bucer. 1563, p. 1559., 1570, p. 2153, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1968.

Matthew Parker, Edmund Grindall and Richard Goodrick requested that the body of Peter Martyr's wife be buried honourably. 1563, p. 1559., 1570, p. 2153, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1968.

Elizabeth replaced Cardinal Pole with Parker as archbishop of Canterbury. 1583, p. 2124.

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Walter Haddon

(1516 - 1572)

President of Magdalen College, Oxford (1552 - 1554). Master of requests to Queen Elizabeth. [DNB] Writer. Writer of ecclesiastical laws with Cheke. (DNB)

Haddon's exile is mentioned in Bradford's letter to the university town of Cambridge. 1563, pp. 1178-80, 1570, pp. 1808-9., 1576, p.1545, 1583, p.1627.

Julins Parker, suspected of writing and distributing libelous verses against Dr Haddon, insulted the officers and was expelled from the college. 1563, p. 1540, 1570, p. 2118, 1576, p. 1841 [recte 1829], 1583, pp. 1934-35.

Having received a commission from the queen to reform religion at the University of Cambridge, Haddon gave a funeral oration of the death of Martin Bucer and decreed that Bucer and Phagius should be restored to their rightful places. 1563,pp. 1540, 1552 [recte 1564], 1570, p. 2145, 1576, p. 1865, 1583, p. 1958.

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1988 [1964]

Q. Mary. Visitation in Cambridge. Oration of M. Acworth.

MarginaliaAnno 1556. Religion. MarginaliaCertayne of the Vniuersity amerced & punished.After this they bestowed a few dayes in punishing and amercyng such as they thought had deserued it. Some they suspended from geuyng voyces eyther to their owne preferment, or to the preferment of any other. Some they forbade to haue the charge of pupils, least they should infect the tender youth (being pliable to take what print soeuer should be layd vpon them) with corrupt doctrine and heresie, others they chastised wrongfully without any desert, and many a one they punished, contrary to all right and reason.

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Last of all they set forth certayne statutes, by þe which they would haue the vniuersitie hereafter ordered. Wherin they enacted many thynges MarginaliaThs decrees of the concernyng the election of their Officers of the Vniuersitie, of keepyng and administryng the goods of the Vniuersitie, and of many other thyngs. But especially they handled the matter very circumspectly for religion. In the which they were so scrupulous, that they replenished all thyngs, eyther with opē blasphemy, or with ridiculous superstition. For they prescribed at how many Masses euery man should be day by day, and how many Pater nosters and Auies euery manne should say when he should enter into the Church, and in his entrance, after what sort he should bow hymself to the aultar, and how to the maister of the house, what he shuld do there, and how long he should tary, how many, & what praiers he should say, what, and how he should sing, what meditations other shoulde vse while the Priest is in hys Memento, mumbling secretly to himselfe, what time of the Masse a man should stand, and when he should sit down, when he should make curtesie, when exclusiuely, when inclusiuely, and many other superstitious toyes they decreed that it was a sport then to behold their superstitions, and were tedious now to recite them.

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Moreouer, these maisters of good order, for fashions sake, ordained that euery man should put on a surples, not torne nor worne, but cleane, forbiddyng them in any wyse to wipe their noses thereon.

These thyngs thus set at a stay, when the Commissioners were now ready to goe their wayes, the Vniuersitie for so great benefits (which she should not suffer to fal out of remembraunce many yeares after) couetyng to shewe some token of curtesie towardes them agayne,  

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This sentence is made clearer than Foxe's from the Latin; and ... lower "honour" is put in for "order."

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{Cattley/Pratt alters 'dignified' to 'commenced' in the text.} An academical term, signifying to take a degree (see Todd's Johnson): it is altered after the first Edition to "dignified."

MarginaliaOrmanet & Cole proceeded Doctours.Ormanet and Cole with the degree of Doctorship for all the residue, sauyng Christopherson, who now, by reason he was elected Bishop, preuentyng that degree, had receyued that order before. Thus at length were sent away these peacemakers that came to pacifie strifes and quarels, who through prouokyng euery mā to accuse one another left such gaps and breaches in mens harts at their departure, that to this day they could neuer be closed nor ioyned together agayne.

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MarginaliaThe departing of the Inquisitors.These Commissioners, before they departed out of the Vniuersitie, gaue commaundement, that the Maisters of euery house should copy out their Statutes, the which beside common Ordinaunces, conteined in them certayne Rules of priuate Order, for euerye House particularly. Swinborne (who as I sayd, was M. of Clarehall) being demaunded whether he would haue those thyngs engrossed in parchment or in paper, aunswered MarginaliaSwinebornes saying as concerning the decrees of the Inquisitors.that it made no matter wherein they were written: For the Papers, or a sleighter thing that were of lesse continuance then Paper, would serue the turne well enough: For he sayd, a slenderer thyng then that, would last a great deale longer then those dercees should stand in force. Neither was the man deceiued in his coniecture: For within two yeares after, God beholdyng vs with mercy, called Queene Mary out of this life, the 17. day of Nouember, an. 1558. After whom her sister ELIZABETH succedyng in þe kingdome, raised to life agayne the true religion. Whereupon as the church of Christ began by little & little to florish. So the memory of Bucer and Phagius (although their bones were burnt by Cardinall Poole) was restored agayne by this godlye Queene ELIZABETH, who gaue then in Commission to Math. Parker then Archbishop of Canterbury, and to Edmund Grindall then Bishop of London, to Maister Gualter Haddon and others: For the performaunce of whiche Commission, the sayd Reuerend Bishoppes addressed their Letters to the Vicechancellor, &c.

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The Oration of M. Acworth, Oratour of the Vniuersitie, at the restitution of Martin Bucer, and Paulus Phagius. 
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The orations of Acworth and Pilkington were dropped from the 1570 and 1576 editions but restored in the 1583 edition.

MarginaliaThe Oration of Acworth.I Am in doubt whether I may entreate of the prayse and commendation of so great a Clarke (for the celebratyng whereof, this assembly and concourse of yours is made this day) or of the vices and calamities, out of the whiche we bee newly deliuered, or of them both, consideryng the one cannot be mentioned without the other. In the which tymes ye felt so much anguish and sorrow (my right dere brethren) that if I should repeat them and bryng them to remembraunce agayne, I feare me, I should not so much worke a iust hatred in vs towardes them, for the iniuries receyued in them, as renew our olde sorrow and heuines. Agayne, men must needes account me vnaduised and foolish in my doyng, if I should thinke my selfe able to make him which hath lyued before our eyes  

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{Cattley/Pratt alters 'our eyes' to 'your eyes'.} "Your eyes" in "Briefe Treatise," and Latin "Vestro." Foxe "our eyes."

in prayse and estimation, more famous and notable by my Oration, which he by his liuyng and conuersation hath oftentymes polished. But the wickednes of the tymes which endeuoured to wipe cleane out of remembrance of men the name that was so famous and renoumed in euery mans mouth, did much profite hym. In so much, that both in his life tyme all thyng redounded to hys continuall renowme, and in especially, 
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The first Edition reads "inespecially."

after hys decease nothing could be deuised more honourable, then wt so solemn furniture & ceremonies, to haue gone about to haue hurt þe memorial of such a worthy man, & yet could not bryng to passe the thyng that was so sore coueted, but rather broght that thing to passe, which was chiefly sought to be auoyded. For the desire that men haue of the dead, hath purchased so many men euerlasting fame, and hath not taken away immortalitie, but rather amplified and increased the same. By meanes whereof it commeth to passe, that he þt wil intreat of those things that pertaine to the prayse of Bucer after hys death, can not chuse but speake of the crabbednesse of the tymes past, vpō the which riseth a great encrease and augmentation of his prayse. But his lyfe so excellently set foorth, not onelye by the writyngs of the learned Clarkes, Cheeke and Carre, and by the liuely voyce of the right famous D. Haddon, vttered in this place to the great admiration of all the hearers, when his body should be layd into his graue to bee buried, and after his buriall by the godly and most holye preachings of the right Reuerend father in Christ þe Archbishop of Caunterbury that now is, and of D. Redman, the which for the worthinesse and excellencie of thē, ought to stick longer in our mynds vnwrittē, then many things that are penned and put in print, but also by the great assembly of all the degrees of the Vniuersitie the same daye, in bringyng hym to his graue, and the nexte day after by the industry of euery man that was endued wt any knowledge in the Greeke or Latine tongs: of the which, there was no man but set vp some Verses as witnesses of hys iust and vnfeined sorrow, vpon the wals of the Churche: that neither at that tyme any reuerence or duety which is due to the dead departyng out of this lyfe, was then ouerslipped, or now remayneth vndone that may seeme to pertaine either to the celebratyng of the memoriall of so holy or famous a person, or to the consecrating of hym to euerlastyng memory. We at that tyme saw with our eyes this Vniuersitie flourishyng by his institutions, the loue of sincere religion, not onely engendred, but also confirmed and strenghthened through his continuall and daily preachyng. In so much that at such tyme as hee was sodainly taken from vs, there was scarse any man that for sorrow could find in his hart to beare with the present state of this life, but þt either he wished with al his hart to depart out of this lyfe wt Bucer into another, & by dieng to follow hym into immortality, or els endeuoured hymselfe with weepyng and sighyng to call hym agayne, beyng dispatched of all troubles into the prison of this body, out of þe whiche he is escaped, lest he shuld leaue vs as it were standyng in battaile ray without a Captayne, and he hymselfe as one casshed, 
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Cashiered, dismissed. See Halliwell.

depart with hys wages, or as one discharged out of the Campe, withdraw hymselfe to the euerlasting quietnesse and tranquillitie of the soule. Therefore all men euidently declared at that tyme, both how sore they tooke hys death to hart, and also, how hardly they could away with the misture  
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"Misture," i. e. missing. - ED.

of such a man. As long as the ardēt loue of his religion (wherewyth we were inflamed) florished, it wrought in our hartes an incredible desire of hys presence among vs. But after the tyme that the godly man ceased to be any more in our sight, and in our eies, that ardent and burnyng loue of religion by little and little waxed cold in our myndes, and according to the times þt came after (which were both miserable and to our vtter vndo-

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