Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Nicholas Hall45. Margery Polley46. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 47. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 48. John Aleworth 49. Martyrdom of James Abbes 50. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 51. Martyrdom of John Newman52. Richard Hooke 53. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 54. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 55. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 56. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 57. Martyrdom of William Haile 58. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 59. William Andrew 60. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 61. Samuel's Letters 62. William Allen 63. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 64. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 65. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 66. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 67. Cornelius Bungey 68. John and William Glover 69. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 70. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 71. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 72. Ridley's Letters 73. Life of Hugh Latimer 74. Latimer's Letters 75. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed76. More Letters of Ridley 77. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 78. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 79. William Wiseman 80. James Gore 81. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 82. Philpot's Letters 83. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 84. Letters of Thomas Wittle 85. Life of Bartlett Green 86. Letters of Bartlett Green 87. Thomas Browne 88. John Tudson 89. John Went 90. Isobel Foster 91. Joan Lashford 92. Five Canterbury Martyrs 93. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 94. Letters of Cranmer 95. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 96. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 97. William Tyms, et al 98. Letters of Tyms 99. The Norfolk Supplication 100. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 101. John Hullier 102. Hullier's Letters 103. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 104. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 105. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 106. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 107. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 108. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 109. Gregory Crow 110. William Slech 111. Avington Read, et al 112. Wood and Miles 113. Adherall and Clement 114. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 115. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow116. Persecution in Lichfield 117. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 118. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 119. Examinations of John Fortune120. John Careless 121. Letters of John Careless 122. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 123. Agnes Wardall 124. Peter Moone and his wife 125. Guernsey Martyrdoms 126. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 127. Martyrdom of Thomas More128. Examination of John Jackson129. Examination of John Newman 130. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 131. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 132. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 133. John Horne and a woman 134. William Dangerfield 135. Northampton Shoemaker 136. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 137. More Persecution at Lichfield
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George Mordant

Philpot's eighth examination was before Bonner, John Harpsfield, St David's, Mordant and others. 1563, pp. 1419-20, 1570, pp. 1982-83, 1576, pp. 1705-06, 1583, p. 1814.

[In a letter that was never delivered] Green told Philpot of his presentment on 17 November before Bonner and two bishops, Master Dean, Roper, Welch, John Harpsfield, and two or three others. Dr Dale, Master George Mordant and John Dee were also there. 1563, p. 1460, 1570, p. 2023, 1576, p. 1744, 1583, p. 1852.

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Henry Morgan

(d. 1559)

Bishop of St David's (1554 - 1559). (DNB)

Henry Morgan was appointed to support Thomas Watson in the disputes in the 1553 convocation. He debated with James Haddon, Richard Cheney and debated very extensively with John Philpot (1563, pp. 912-16; 1570, pp. 1576-78; 1576, pp. 1344-47; 1583, pp. 1415-17).

He was appointed Bishop of St David's c. January 1554, (1570, p. 1636; 1576, p. 1369; 1583, p. 1467).

Together with Edmund Bonner and Gilbert Bourne, Morgan condemned Thomas Tomkins on 9 February 1555. 1563, p. 1103; 1570, p. 1712; 1576, pp. 1461-62; 1583, p. 1535.

He interrogated and tried Robert Ferrar in Carmarthen 26 February - 11 March 1555. Morgan condemned Ferrar on 13 March 1555. 1563, pp. 1098-1100; 1570, pp. 1723-24; 1576, pp. 1471-72; 1583, pp. 1554-55.

Philpot's eighth examination was before Bonner, John Harpsfield, St David's, Mordant and others. 1563, pp. 1419-20, 1570, pp. 1982-83, 1576, pp. 1705-06, 1583, p. 1814.

John Rough, in the presence of the bishop of London, the bishop of St David's and John Feckenham, was degraded and condemned. 1563, p. 1648, 1570, p. 2227, 1576, p. 1923, 1583, p. 2030.

After his condemnation of Ferrar, Henry Morgan fell ill and suffered greatly until his death. 1570, p. 2298, 1576, p. 1990, 1583, p. 2101.

He died after Queen Mary. 1570, p. 2301, 1576, p. 1990, 1583, p. 2101.

[1563, p. 1704, incorrectly lists him among those who died before Queen Mary.]

1838 [1814]

Queene Mary. The viij. and ix. examination of M. Iohn Philpot, Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno 1555. Decemb.sore against my will I cast away many a sweete letter and friendly: but that I had wrytten of my last examination before, I thruste into my hose, thinking þe next day to haue made an ende therof, and with going it was falne downe to my legge, the which he by feeling did soone espie, and asked what that was. I sayd they were certaine letters: and with that he was very busie to haue them out. MarginaliaThe copy of his examinations by Gods great working preserued.Let me alone (sayde I) I will plucke them out, with that I put in my hande, hauing two other letters therein, and brought vp the same wryting to my codpeece, and there lefte it, geuing him the other two letters that were not of any great importance. The which for to make a shewe that they had bene weightie, I began to teare aswel as I could, til they snatched them from me, 

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One of these was a letter from Bartlett Green to Philpot and another was a letter from Lady Fane to Philpot. Bonner would piece these letters together and produce them at Philpot's trial.

& so deluded him (I thanke God) of his purpose.

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After this hee went his way, and as he was goynge, one of them that came with him, sayd, that I did not deliuer the wrytings I had in my hose, but two other letters I had in my hād before. No did quoth he? I wil go search him better: the which I hearing, conueied mine examination I had writtē, into an other place besides my bed, and tooke all the letters I had in my purse, and was tearinge of them when he came again, and as he came I threw the same out of my window, saying that I hard what he said: wherefore I did preuent his searching againe, whereof I was right glad. God be praised that gaue me that present shift 

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Strategy, device, expedient.

to blinde their eyes from the knowledge of my wrytings, the which if they had knowen, it would haue bene a great occasion of more straiter  
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Stricter, harsher, more rigorous.

keeping and looking vnto, although they looke as narowly as they may.

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The eight examination of Iohn Philpot before the B. of London, the B. of S. Dauids, M. Mordant and others, in the Bishops Chappell.

MarginaliaThe 8. examination of M. Philpot.THe next day after, 

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25 November 1555.

my Keeper came before daye in the morning to cal me downe, & so was I brought down into his Wardrobe, where with a Keeper I was left, and there continued al the day. But after dinner I was called downe into the Chappell, before the Bishop of London, the B. of saint Dauids, M. Mordant one of the Queenes Counsaile, maister Archedeacon of London, and before a great many moe Balaamites:  
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I.e., false clergy. Balaam was a false prophet in the Old Testament (see Numbers 22-24).

and the Bishop spake vnto me in this wise.

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MarginaliaArticles obiected & read to Iohn Philpot.Lond. Sir, here I obiect and lay vnto you in the presence of my Lorde of S. Dauids, and of M. Mordant, & of these worshipfull men, these articles here in this libel cōteined, and openly he read them.

To whom when I would particularly haue answeared to some of his blasphemies, he would not permit me, but sayde, I shoulde haue leasure enough to saye what I would, when he had saide, & to these here I adde an other schedule. 

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Another sheet of papers.

Also I require thee to aunsweare to the Cathechisme set foorth in the schismatical time of king Edward. Also I will thee to answere to certaine conclusions, agreed vpon both in Oxford and Cambridge. And I heere do bring forth these witnesses against thee, in thine own presence, namely my Lord of S. Dauids, maister Mordant, and master Harpsfield, with as many of you as were present in the disputation he made in the conuocation house, willing you to testifie (of your othes taken vpon a booke) his stubborne and vnreuerend behauiour he did there vse against þe blessed sacrament of the aultar. Geue me a boke, and receiuing one, he opened the same, saying: I wil teach him heere one tricke in our lawe, which he knoweth not: that is, My Lord of S. Dauids, because you are a Bishop you haue this priuiledge, that you may sweare, Inspectis Euangelijs & non tactis: By looking on the Gospel booke without touching of the same. MarginaliaWitnesses sworne agaynst M. Philpot.And so he opened the booke in hys sight, and shut it againe, and caused the other to put theyr hands on the booke, and tooke their othe, and willed them to resort to his Register to make their depositions when they might be best at leisure: and afterwardes he tourned to me, and sayd: Now sir, you shall answeare but 2. wordes, whether you will answeare to these articles which I haue laid vnto you, directly, yea, or nay.

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Phil. My Lord, you haue told a long tale against me, conteining many lying blasphemies, which cā not be answered in two woordes. MarginaliaPapistes keepe no promise.Besides this, you promised me at the beginning, that I should say what I could for my defence and now you will not geue me leaue to speake? What law is this?

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Lond. Speake, yea or nay: for you shal say no more at this time. The cause was (as I gesse) that he saw so many there gathered to heare.

MarginaliaIohn Philpot agayne appealeth from B. Boner.Phil. Then my two wordes you would haue me speake, shall be that I haue appealed from you, and take you not for my sufficient iudge. 

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Once again, Philpot is rejecting Bonner's authority to try him on the grounds that Bonner is not his ordinary.

Lon. In dede (M. Mordant) he hath appealed to the king and to the Queene: but I wil be so bold with her maiesty, to stay that appeale in mine owne hands.

Phil. You will doe what you list (my Lorde) you haue the lawe in your handes.

Lond. Wilt thou answere, or no?

Phil. I will not answere otherwise then I haue sayd.

Lon. Register, note his answer that he maketh.

Phil. Knocke me in the head with an Hatchet, or set vp a stake, and burne me out of hand without further lawe: as well you may doe so, as doe that you doe, MarginaliaB. Boner doth without order of lawe.for all is wythout order of lawe. Suche tyrannie was neuer seene, as you vse now adaies. God of his mercy destroy your cruel kingdome. And whilest I spake thus, the Bishop went away in haste.

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S. Dauids. M. Philpot, I pray you be quiet, and haue pacience with you.

Phil. My Lorde, I thanke God I haue pacience to beare and abide al your cruel intents against me, notwythstanding I speake this earnestly, being mooued thereto iustly, to notifie your vniust and cruell dealing with men in corners, without all due order of lawe.

After this, at nighte I was conducted againe by three or foure into the Colehouse.

The ninth examination of M. Philpot before Boner and his Chaplaines.

MarginaliaThe 9. examination of Iohn Philpot before the Bishop and his Chapleyns.IN the morning the nexte daye 

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26 November 1555.

I was called downe betimes, by my keper, and brought againe into the Wardrobe, where I remained vntil the Byshop had heard hys Masse, and afterwarde he sent vp for me into his inwarde Parlour, and there he called for a chaire to sit downe, and brought his infamous Libell of his forged Articles in his hande, and sate downe, willing me to drawe neare vnto him, and saide:

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Lond. I am this day appoynted to tarry at home from the Parlament house, to examine you and your fellowes vpon these Articles, and you stande dalying with me, and will neither answere to nor fro. Ywis 

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al your exceptions will not serue you. Will it not be a faire honestie for you, (thinke ye) that when thou commest afore my Lorde Maior and the Sheriffes, & other worshipful audience, when I shall say before them all, that I haue had thee these many times before me, and before so many learned men, and then thou couldest saye nothing for that thou standest in, for all thy bragges of learning, neither wouldest answere directly to any thing.

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MarginaliaIohn Philpot still standeth to his former plea to aunswere before his owne Ordinary.Phil. My Lord, I haue told you my mind plaine enough: but yet I do not intend to lose that priuiledge the law geueth me, the which is free choise to aunswere where I am not bound, and this priuiledge wil I cleaue vnto, vntil I be compelled otherwise.

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Lon. Well, I perceiue you will playe the obstinate foole. Lay thine appellation when thou commest in iudgement, and answere in the meane while to these articles.

Phil. No, my Lord, by your leaue I wil not answeare to them, vntill my lawfull appeale be tried.

Lon. Wel, thou shalt heare them, and with that he began to reade them.

MarginaliaIohn Philpot will not heare his articles read.Phil. I shranke backe into the windowe, and looked on a booke, and after he had read them ouer, he said vnto me.

Lon. I haue read them ouer, although it hath not pleased you to heare mee. I marueile (in good faith) what thou meanest to be so wilful and stubborne, seeing thou mayest doe wel enough if thou list. It is but a singularitie. Doest thou not see all the realme against thee?

Phil. My lord, I speake vnto you in the witnes of God, before whom I stand, þt I am neither wedded vnto mine owne will, neither stand vpon mine owne stubbernesse or singularitie, but vpon my conscience instructed by Gods word: and if your Lordship can shew better euidence then I haue for a good faith, I will folowe the same.

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Lon. What, thou wilt not (loe) for all that. Well, all that is past shall be forgotten: and be conformable vnto vs. Iwis thou mightest find as much fauour as thou wouldest desire.

Phil. Then I perceiuing that he fawned so muche vpon me, thought it good to geue hym some comfort of relēting, to the end I might openly geue him and his hypocriticall generation, openly a further foyle, 

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Check, setback.

perceiuing that they dare reason opēly with none, but with such as be vnlearned, and for lacke of knowledge not able to aunsweare, or els with such as they haue a hope, that for feare or loue of the worlde, will recant. I sayde: My Lorde, it is not vnknowen to you, that I haue openlye in the audience of a great number, stand to the maintenance of these opinions I am in, & by learning did offer to defende them: therefore

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