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
Critical Apparatus for this Page
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Sir John Mason

(1503 - 1560)

Ambassador; Dean of Winchester (1549 - 1553); Clerk of the Privy Council

Sir John Mason was appointed, together with Nicholas Wotton, to adjudicate the charges made against Robert Ferrar by Hugh Rawlins and Thomas Lee (1563, p. 1088; 1583, p. 1546).

He was one of the signatories to a letter from the Privy Council to Mary, dated 9 July 1553, telling Mary that she was illegitimate and that Jane Grey was the heir to the throne (1570, p. 1568; 1576, p. 1337; 1583, pp. 1406-7).

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Sir William Paget

(by 1506 - 1563 )

Lord Paget of Beaudesert (1549). Lord Privy Seal (1556 - 1558). MP (unknown constituency - 1529), Middlesex (1545), Staffordshire (1547). Secretary to Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves (1537 and 1540). High Steward of Cambridge University (1547 - 1553). [Bindoff; DNB]

William Paget accompanied Queen Mary to Westminster Abbey for her coronation (1570, p. 1635; 1576, p. 1395; 1583, p. 1466).

He signed a royal dispensation of 5 August 1550 which permitted Hooper to be consecrated without having to wear vestments (1563, p. 1050; 1570, p. 1676; 1576, p. 1403 [recte 1430]; 1583, p. 1504).

On 7 November 1554, he was sent as an ambassador 'I know not whither, but it was thought to be to escort Pole to England', (1570, p. 1645; 1576, p. 1403; 1583, pp. 1473-74).

He was one of John Roger's examiners on 22 January 1555 (1563, pp. 1023-26; 1570, pp. 1657-59;1576, pp. 1414-15; 1583, pp. 1484-86).

Lord Paget delivered Stephen Gardiner to Bonner. 1563, p. 1383, 1570, p. 1952, 1576, p. 1679, 1583, p. 1786.

Cheke had safe passage from King Philip, with Lord Paget and Sir John Mas securing their safety. 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1862, 1583, p. 1955.

Having seen Paget safely off to England, Carew and Cheke were taken en route between Brussels and Antwerp. 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1862, 1583, p. 1955.

John Mason warned Richard Bertie and his wife Katherine that Lord Paget was on his way under a false pretence and that the duke of Brunswick was nearby in the service of the house of Austria against the French king. 1570, p. 2285, 1576, p. 1972, 1583, p. 2078.

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William Barlow

(d. 1568)

Bishop of St Asaph (1536). Bishop of St David's (1536 - 1548). Bishop of Bath and Wells (1548 -1553). Bishop of Chichester (1559 - 1568) [DNB]

Robert Ferrar maintained that Barlow had leased Ramsey Island to William Brown. 1563, p. 1091; 1583, p. 1548.

On 9 November 1554 he was brought before Star Chamber, then put in the Fleet (1570, p. 1645; 1576, p. 1403; 1583, p. 1474).

Barlow was apprehended with Cardmaker and imprisoned at the beginning of Mary's reign. Examined by Stephen Gardiner in January 1555, he appeared to be ready to recant. Barlow was 'delivered' from the Fleet and went into exile. 1563, p. 1141; 1570, p. 1750; 1576, p. 1494; 1583, p. 1578.

[NB: Although Foxe cleverly words his account to avoid acknowledging this, Barlow was released from prison after recanting. He then fled into exile (DNB)].

Stephen Gardiner told John Bradford that he would be handed over to the secular authorities if he did not follow the example of Barlow and Cardmaker. 1563, p. 1188, 1570, p. 1784, 1576, p. 1524, 1583, p. 1607.

Henry VIII appointed Richard Stokesley (Bishop of London), Stephen Gardiner (Bishop of Winchester), Richard Sampson (Bishop of Chichester), William Repps (Bishop of Norwich), Thomas Goodrich (Bishop of Ely), Hugh Latimer (Bishop of Worcester), Nicholas Shaxton (Bishop of Salisbury) and William Barlow (Bishop of St David's) to compose a book of ecclesiastical institutions called the Bishops' Book. 1563, p. 1472.

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Katherine Brandon and her husband devised with Barlow, former bishop of Chichester, to travel with him to the Continent to avoid persecution under Mary. 1570, p. 2286, 1576, p. 1972, 1583, p. 2078.

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

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Queene Mary. Diuers deliuered by Gods prouidence. The Duchesse of Suffolke her trouble.

MarginaliaAnno 1558.Arras also being Deane of the great Minster, MarginaliaM. Bertye and the Duchesse in daunger of taking by the B. of Arras at Santon.order was taken, that the Dutches and her husband should be examined of their condition and Religion vppon the sodayne. Which practise discouered by a gentleman of that country to Mayster Bertie, MarginaliaAn other escape of the Duchesse and her husband.he without delay taking no more then the Duches her daughter, and two other with them, as though he meant no more but to take the ayre, about three of þe clock in the afternoone in February, on foot, without hiering of horse or wagon for feare of disclosing hys purpose, meant priuily that night to get to Wesel, leauing his other family still at Santon.

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MarginaliaThe hard distresse of the Duchesse by euil wether.After the Duches and he were one englishe mile from the town, there fell a mighty rayne of continuance, wherby a long frost and ise before congealed, was thawed, whiche doubled more the wearines of those new lacquies. But being now on the way, and ouertakē with the night, they sent their two seruauutes (which onely went with them) to villages, as they past, to hyre some carre for theyr ease, but none could be hyred. In the meane time M. Bertye was forced to cary the childe, and the Duches his cloke and rapier. MarginaliaThe hard intertainment of M. Bertye and the Duchesse of their entring into Wesell.At last betwixt vi. & vii. of the clocke in þe dark night, they came to Weesell, and repayring to theyr Innes for lodging and some repose after such a paynfull iourney, found hard intertaynment, for goyng from Inne to Inne offring large mony for small lodging, they were refused of all the Inholders, suspecting Mayster Bertye to bee a Launceknight, and the Duches to be hys woman. The Childe for cold and sustenaunce cryed pittifully, the mother wept as fast, the heauens rayned as fast as þe cloudes could poure.

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Mayster Bertie destitute of all other succour of hospitalitie, resolued to bring the Duchesse to the porche of the great churche in the towne, aud so to buy coales, victualls and straw for theyr miserable repose there that night, or at least till by Gods helpe he might prouide her better lodging. Mayster Berty at that time vnderstoode not muche dutche, and by reason of euill weather and late season of þe night, he could not happen vppon any that coulde speake english, Frenche, Italian, or Latine, MarginaliaGods prouidence in tyme of distresse.till at last goyng towardes the Church porch, he heard 2. striplinges talkyng Latin, to whom he approched and offered thē two stiuers to bring him to some Wallons house.

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By these boyes, and Gods good conduicte, hee chaunced at the first vppon the house where Mayster Perusell supped that night, who had procured them the protection of the Magistrates of that towne. At the first knocke, the goodman of the house himselfe came to the dore, and opening it, asked Mayster Berty what he was. Maister Berty sayd, an englishman, that sought for one M. Peruselles house. The Wallon willed M. Bertie to stay a while, who went backe and told Mayster Perusell that the same english gentleman of whome they had talked the same supper had sent, by likelihood, his seruaunt to speake with hym. MarginaliaThe meeting of W. Perusell & the Duchess of Wesell.Whereupon M. Perusell came to the dore, and beholding Mayster Bertie, the Duchesse, and theyr childe, their faces, apparelles, and bodyes so farre from their old forme, deformed with durt, wether, & heauines, could not speake to them, nor they to him for teares. At length recouering themselues, they saluted one another, and so together entred the house, God knoweth ful ioyfully. Mayster Berty chaunging of his apparrell with the goodman, the Duchesse with the good wife, and theyr childe with the childe of the house.

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Within fewe dayes after, by M. Peruselles meanes, they hyred a very fayre house in the towne, and did not let to shew themselues what they were, in such good sort as their present condition permitted. MarginaliaThe Citizens of Wesell admonished by their Preacher of their hardnes toward straungers.It was by this tyme through the whole towne what discurtesie the Inholders had shewed vnto them at their entrie, in so much as on þe Sonday following, a preacher in the Pulpit openly in sharpe termes rebuked that great inciuillitie towardes straungers, by allegation of sundry places out of holye scriptures, discoursing how not onely Princes sometyme are receiued in the Image of priuate persons, but Angels in the shape of men, and that God of his Iustice woulde make the straungers one daye in an other lande, to haue more sense of the afflicted hart of a straunger.

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MarginaliaA friendly part of Syr Iohn Mason towardes the Duchesse.The time was passing foorth, as they thought themselues thus happily setled, sodainly a watchworde came from sir Iohn Mason, then Queene Maries Ambassador in Netherland, MarginaliaA trayne layd for the Duchesse by the Lord Paget and the Duke of Brunswicke.that my Lorde Paget had fayned an errant to the Bathes that waies: and whereas the Duke of Brunswick was shortly with x. ensignes to passe by Wesell for the seruice of the house of Austricke agaynst þe frēch king, the sayd Duchesse, and her husband shoulde be wyth the same charge and company intercepted.

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Wherfore to preuent the cruelty of these enemies, M. Berty with his wife and childe departed to a place called

MarginaliaM. Bertye and the Duchesse remoue to Wineheim vnder the Palsgraue.Winheim in high Dutchland vnder the Palsgraues Dominion, where vnder his protection they continued tyll their necessaries began to fayle them, and they almost feynting vnder so heauy a burden, began to fayle of hope.

MarginaliaThe helping hand of the Lord agayne in their necessitye. Ioann. Alasco a meanes to the king of Poole, for the Duchesse of Suffolke.
The Duchesse inuited into Pooleland by the kinges letters.
At what tyme, in the middest of theyr dispayre, there came sodeinly letters to them from the Pallatine of Vilna and the kyng of Poole, being instructed of theyr hard estate by a Baron named Ioannes Alasco, that was sometyme in England offering them large curtesie. This puruison vnlooked for, greatly reuiued theyr heauye spirites. Yet considering they shoulde remoue from manye theyr countrymen and acquaintaunce, to a place so farre distant a Country not haunted with the English, and perhappes vpon their arriuall not finding as they looked for, the end of their iourny should be worse then the beginning: MarginaliaM. Barlow a messenger from the Duchesse to the king of Poole.they deuised thereupon with one M. Barloe, late Byshoppe of Chichester, that if he would vouchsafe to take some payns therein, they woulde make him a fellowe of that iourny. So finding him prone, they sent with him letters of great thankes to the king and Pallatine, and also with a fewe principall Iewelles (which onely they had lefte of many, to solicite for them, that the king woulde vouchsafe vnder his seale, to assure them of the thing whiche hee so honourably by letters offered.

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MarginaliaThe Pallatine of Vilua a great friend to the Duchesse.That sute by the forewardnes of the Pallatine, was as soone graunted as vttered. Vpon whiche assurance the sayd Duchesse and her husband, with their familye, entred the iorney in Aprill. 1557. from the Castle of Wineheim, where they before lay, towardes Franckford. MarginaliaThe Duchesse taketh her iourney toward Pooleland. The troubles happening to the Duchesse in her iourny to Pooleland.In þe which their iorney, it were long here to describe what daungers fell by the way vpon them, and theyr whole company, by reason of theyr Lantgraues Captain, who vnder a quarrell pretensed for a spaniell of M. Berties, set vppon them in the high way, with his horsemen, thrusting their borespeares through the wagon where the Children and Women were, M. Bertie hauing but 4. horsemen with hym. In the which brable it happened that Captaynes horse to be slayne vnder him.

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Whereupon a rumour was sparsed immediately thorough townes and villages about, that the Lantgraue captayne should be slayne by certayne Wallons, which incensed the ire of the countrymen ther more fiercely against M. Bertie, as afteward it proued. For as he was motioned by his wife to saue himselfe by þe swiftnes of his horse and to recouer some towne there by for his rescue, hee so doing was in worse case then before, for the townsmen and the Captaines brother supposing no lesse but that the Captayne had bene slaine, pressed so egerly vpon him, that he had bene there taken and murthered among them, had not he (as God would) spying a ladder leaning to a wyndow, by the same got vp into the house, and so gone vp in to a garret in the top of þe house, where hee with his dagge  

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Cattley/Pratt, VIII, Appendix: ref page 575, middle

"Dagge," a pistol.

and rapyre defended himselfe for a space: but at lengthe the Burghmayster comming thither with an other Magystrate, which could speake latin, he was counselled to submit himselfe to the order of the law. Mayster Bertye knowing himselfe cleare, and the Captayne to be aliue, was þe more bolder to submit himselfe to the iudgement of þe law, vpon condition that the Magistrate woulde receiue hym vnder safeconduct, and defend him from the rage of the multitude. Whiche being promised, M. Bertie putteth him selfe and his weapon in the Magistrates hande, & so was committed to safe custody, while the trueth of hys cause should be tryed.

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Then Mayster Berty writing his letters to þe Lantgraue and to the Erle of Erbagh, the next day early in the mornyng the Erle of Erbagh dwellyng within 8. miles, came to the towne whether the Duchesse was broughte with her wagon, M. Bertie also beyng in the same towne vnder custody.

The Earle, who had some intelligence of the Duches before, after hee was come and had shewed suche curtesie as hee thought to her estate was seemely, the Townesmen perceyuyng the Earle to behaue hymselfe so humbly vnder her, beganne to consider more of the matter, and further vnderstandyng the Capitayne to bee alyue, both they, and especially the authors of the sturre shrunke away, and made all the friendes they could to maister Bertie and his wife, not to report their doyngs after the worst sorte.

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MarginaliaM. Bertye with the Duchesse honourably intertayned of the king of Poole.And thus Mayster Bertie and his wife escaping that daunger, proceeded in their iourney toward Polelande, where in conclusion they were quietly entertayned of the king, and placed honourably in the Earldome of the sayd king of Poles in Sanogelia, called Crozā,  

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Cattley/Pratt, VIII, 576, fn 1

It may be supposed that Samogitia, called, in Polish, Ziestwo Zmudskie, is intended. - ED.

wher M. Berty with the Duchesse hauing the kings absolute power of gouernement ouer the saide Earldome, continued both in

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