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. Alice Benden and other martyrs10. Examinations of Matthew Plaise11. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs12. Ambrose13. Richard Lush14. Edmund Allen15. 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. Priest's Wife of Exeter49. The Final Five Martyrs50. John Hunt and Richard White51. John Fetty52. Nicholas Burton53. John Fronton54. Another Martyrdom in Spain55. Baker and Burgate56. Burges and Hoker57. The Scourged: Introduction58. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax59. Thomas Greene60. Bartlett Greene and Cotton61. Steven Cotton's Letter62. James Harris63. Robert Williams64. Bonner's Beating of Boys65. A Beggar of Salisbury66. Providences: Introduction67. William Living68. The Miraculously Preserved69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. John Davis80. 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. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth99. The Unprosperous Queen Mary100. Punishments of Persecutors101. Foreign Examples102. A Letter to Henry II of France103. The Death of Henry II and others104. Admonition to the Reader
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Quene Mary. The xij. booke. Visitation at Cambridge by the Cardinall.
Here begynneth the xij. booke conteinyng the bloudy doynges and persecutions of the aduersaries agaynst the faithfull and true seruauntes of Christ, with the particular processes, and names of such as were put to slaughter from the begynnyng of Ianuary, Anno. 1557. and the fift of Queene Mary.
The order and maner of the Cardinals visitation in Cambridge, with the condemnyng, taking vp, and burnyng the Bones and Bookes of Bucer, and Paulus Phagius, anno. 1557. Ianuar. 9. 
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The Exhumation of Bucer and Phagius

This account is almost entirely based on Conrad Hubert's volume on the exhumation, burning and reinterment of the bodies of Martin Bucer and Paul Fagius in Cambridge and of Catherine Martyr in Oxford, the Historia vera de vita, obitu, sepultra condemnatione, exhumatione D. Martin Buceri et Pauli Fagii (Strasburg: 1562). This book was almost instantly translated into English: A briefe treatise concerning the burnynge of Bucer and Phagius, trans. Arthur Golding (London: 1562), STC 3966.

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In the 1563 edition, Golding's translation was simply reprinted. (Interestingly, although a manuscript copy of sections of the the Historia vera survives among Foxe's papers - BL, MS Lansdowne 388, fos. 251r-319v - and although Foxe unquestionably consulted the Historia vera - the 1563 account is not a fresh translation of the Historia vera but a very faithful reprinting of Golding's translation). Foxe also included a poem on Bucer by John Redman and an account of the exhumation of Catherine Martyr's body which he translated from the Historia vera. (Golding had not included this in his translation).

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In the 1570 edition, Foxe once again reprinted Golding's translation but deleted substantial portions of it. Some of this material was removed because it was inflamatory or offended powerful people, and some it was probably judged superflous and too concerned with the parochial affairs of Cambridge University. A large section dealing with the reinterment of Bucer and Fagius was dropped, probably because it took up too much paper, especially in view of the material added to this edition . This material seems to have been drawn from official records of the exhumation, which were probably kept at Lambeth Palace and sent to Foxe by Matthew Parker.

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No changes were made to this account in the 1576 edition. In the 1583 edition, Foxe reprinted the material on the reinterment of Bucer and Fagius which had last appeared in the 1563 edition.

MarginaliaAnno. 1557. Ianuary. 9. MarginaliaVisitation at Cambridge, with the burning of Martin Bucer, and Paulus Phagius bones.CArdinal Poole, thre yeares after his returne into England, hauyng somewhat withdrawen his mind from other affaires of the Realme, and hauing in all points established the Romishe Religion, began to haue an eye to the Vniuersitie of Cambridge, which place among other, especially seemed to haue nede of reformation out of hand. MarginaliaThe Inquisitors.To performe this charge, were chosen Cuthbert Scot, not long before consecrated Bishop of Chester, Nicolas Ormanet an Italian, Archpriest of the the people of Bodolon, 

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Bovolone.

in the Dioces of Veron, professed in both the lawes, & bearing the name of the popes Datary, Thomas Watson, elected bishop of Lincolne, Iohn Christopherson, elected Byshop of Chichester, and Henry Cole Prouost of the Colledge of Eton. There was good cause why the matter was especially committed to these persons. For as touchyng Ormanet, it is well knowen that he was a man of much estimation with Iulius the third, at that time B. of Rome, and was appointed to come into England with Cardinall Poole, because without his knowledge (as in whom he put his chief trust and cōfidence) the Byshop would haue nothyng done that was of any importance or weight.

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These persons thus appointed (in the meane while as the visitours were addressing them selues to their iourney) MarginaliaA Citation sent before Doct. Andrewe Perne Vicechauncellor.sent their letters with þe Cardinals Citation before to Doct. Andrew Perne Vicechauncellour then of Cambridge, with the other Cōmissioners associate, commaundyng him to warne all the Graduates of the Vniuersitie in their name, to be in a readynes agaynst the. xj. day of Ianuary betwixt viij. and x. of the clocke in the Church of S. Mary the virgin: willyng him especially to be there him selfe in presence, and also to set forward all the residue to whose charge it belōged, that

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they should search out all Statutes, Bookes, Priuileges, and Monumentes apperteinyng to the Vniuersitie, or to anye of the Colledges, or finally to any of thē selues, and there to present the same before them at the day appointed, and euery man to appeare there personally: for they would not fayle, but be there at þt same tyme, to lay before them such thynges as should seeme necessary to this charge of reformyng the Vniuersitie, and further to geue charge of all such things as should seeme most for the profite and behoofe of the same, together with such things as were to be done on their part, accordyng as should seeme most agreable to the Decrees of the Canon law.

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This Citation of the Cardinall being brought to Cābridge by M. Bullocke, was first exhibited in the Conuocation house of the Regentes, and there openly red by the Oratour of þe Vniuersitie the xj. day of Decēber.

After this, 

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This description of the establishment of the royal commissioners in Cambridge and their commission to investigate heresy in Cambridge was added in the 1570 edition and must have been drawn from official records of the visitation.

vppon the 24. of December, which was Christenmasse euen, the Vicechauncellour, MarginaliaPreparation in Cābridge toward þe visitation.with the heades of houses metyng toether in the Scholes, it was there concluded, that the visitours charges should be borne by the Vniuersitie and Colledges (which thē cost the Vniuersitie an hundreth pound thicke) and also that no master of any Colledge should suffer any of the felowes, scholers, or ministers, to go forth of þe towne, but to returne before the visitation.

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On Friday, the viij. of Ianuary, the Queenes Commissioners, videlicet, Doct Perne Vicechauncellour, Doct. Seghwicke, Doct. Haruy, M. Franck, Kust, & an other who is here nameles, 

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Surviving records reveal that the unnamed commissioner was Thomas Yale, who, at the time of the 1570 edition, was vicar-general of Canterbury and dean of the Arches [see the Oxford DNB]. It was undoubtedly Yale's prominence, and his close ties with Matthew Parker and Edmund Grindal, which induced Foxe to conceal his activities in Cambridge in 1557.

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also with sir Iames Dyer, þe Recorder, M. Chapman, Euered sitting together in þe Hall, certain were there called by þe appointment of L. Hawes, and charge giuen what should be done. And first the Commission was read. Then were all the high Constables called to bryng in their preceptes, and sworne. Also ij. of euery Parish of x. or xij. hundrethes, were sworne to inquire of heresie, lollardy, conspiracie, seditious wordes, tales, and rumors agaynst the Kyng and Queene. Item, for hereticall and seditious bookes, for negligences & misdemanour in the church, for obseruation of ceremonies, for ornamentes, and stocke of the church.

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We sayd at þe first, that þe Cardinall thought þe Vniuersitie to haue neede of reformation. MarginaliaThe cause why þe reformation was taken in hand.The reason why he should thinke so, was this: either because the same of long cōtinuaūce since any man could remēber, had cast of the yoke of þe B. of Rome. & cleaued to þe wholesome doctrine of þe Gospell, or els by reason that both for the late schisme, not yet worne out of memory, and for the doctrine of Martin Bucer, who not long before openly in the said Vniuersitie interpreted holy Scripture, they saw many so sore corrupted and spotted with this infection, that (euen as when a fire is spread in a towne) vnlesse a speedy remedy were adhibited out of hand, it were not possible, to their thinking, to quench it many yeares after. Who also feared (if it were not looked to in tyme) lest this mischief should take roote, and by litle and litle infect all the members next vnto it, which yet were whole and sound.

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MarginaliaThe comming of Inquisitors, and of their entertainment.This was the yeare of our Lord. 1556. To the entent therfore to make a salue for this sore, the Inquisitours, of whom we spake before, came vnto Cābridge the ninth day of Ianuary. As they were yet on their iourney, not farre from the towne, diuers of the Masters and Presidentes of the Colledges met them, and brought them courteously, first into the towne, and after to their lodgyng. They were entertained in Trintie Colledge by MarginaliaM. Christopherson Master of Trinitie Colledge, Byshop elect of Chichester.M. Iohn Christopherson Master of the same house, & lately before elected Byshop of Chichester. Notwithstāding they were desired, some to one place, & some to another, as occasion serued, either to do their duties, or to shew their good willes: Cole to the kinges Colledge, & D. Watson to S. Iohns. But whether it were for þe acquaintance of Christopherson, or for the largenes of the house, which semed most conue-

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