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. Censorship Proclamation 32. Our Lady' Psalter 33. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain34. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 35. Bradford's Letters 36. William Minge 37. James Trevisam 38. The Martyrdom of John Bland 39. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 40. Sheterden's Letters 41. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 42. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 43. Nicholas Hall44. Margery Polley45. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 46. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 47. John Aleworth 48. Martyrdom of James Abbes 49. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 50. Richard Hooke 51. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 52. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 53. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 54. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 55. Martyrdom of William Haile 56. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 57. William Andrew 58. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 59. Samuel's Letters 60. William Allen 61. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 62. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 63. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 64. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 65. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 66. Cornelius Bungey 67. John and William Glover 68. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 69. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 70. Ridley's Letters 71. Life of Hugh Latimer 72. Latimer's Letters 73. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed74. More Letters of Ridley 75. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 76. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 77. William Wiseman 78. James Gore 79. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 80. Philpot's Letters 81. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 82. Letters of Thomas Wittle 83. Life of Bartlett Green 84. Letters of Bartlett Green 85. Thomas Browne 86. John Tudson 87. John Went 88. Isobel Foster 89. Joan Lashford 90. Five Canterbury Martyrs 91. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 92. Letters of Cranmer 93. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 94. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 95. William Tyms, et al 96. Letters of Tyms 97. The Norfolk Supplication 98. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 99. John Hullier 100. Hullier's Letters 101. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 102. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 103. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 104. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 105. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 106. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 107. Gregory Crow 108. William Slech 109. Avington Read, et al 110. Wood and Miles 111. Adherall and Clement 112. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 113. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow114. Persecution in Lichfield 115. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 116. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 117. Examinations of John Fortune118. John Careless 119. Letters of John Careless 120. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 121. Agnes Wardall 122. Peter Moone and his wife 123. Guernsey Martyrdoms 124. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 125. Martyrdom of Thomas More126. Martyrdom of John Newman127. Examination of John Jackson128. Examination of John Newman 129. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 130. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 131. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 132. John Horne and a woman 133. William Dangerfield 134. Northampton Shoemaker 135. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 136. More Persecution at Lichfield
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1876 [1863]

Q. Mary. The. xii. booke. Visitation at Cambridge by the Cardinall.

MarginaliaAnno. 1556. December.would rather be couered in silence and obliuion. Only to note a word or twoo of a fewe thinges to the present story most principally appertainyng, it shall suffice.

MarginaliaA brief declaration of Master Cheekes recantation.First M. Cheeke beyng in the countrey of Germany out of all daunger of persecution, with many mo of his owne countreymen and acquaintance, was not onely in safetie, but also with reputation accordingly estemed among the Germanes, and also well placed in the Citie of Strausbourgh. Where if he had contented himselfe to haue remained, rather giuing place to tyme, then to presume vpon aduentures, peraduenture it had beene better with hym. But what fatall instigation wrought in his mind, I know not. In the ende so it fell, that he would nedes take his iourney with sir Peter Carewe from hie Germany vnto Bruxels, and that (as I haue credibly heard of them which knew somwhat) not without the forecastyng of his aduentured iourney by the constellation of starres and disposition of the heauens aboue. For as he was a man famously expert & trauayled in the knowledge of sundry artes and sciences: so was he a litle to muche addicted to the curious practising of this stardiuinitie, which we cal astrologie. MarginaliaAstrologie.But how soeuer it was, or whatsoeuer it was that the starres did promise him, truth was, that men here in earth kept litle promise with him. For hauing (as it is said) K. Philips safeconduct to passe & repasse, & that by the meanes (as I find) of the lord Paget & sir Iohn Mas. pledging for his safegard K. Philips fidelitie, he came to Bruxels to see the Quenes Ambassadours, and hauyng brought the Lorde Paget on his waie towarde England, MarginaliaM. Cheeke, and sir Peter Carew apprehended in their iourney to Antwarpe.in the returne betwene Bruxels & Antwarpe was taken with sir Peter Carew by the prouest Marshall, spoyled of their Horses, and clapped into a carte, their legs, armes, and bodies tied with halters to the body of the cart, and so shipped, beyng blyndfield vnder the hatches, and so brought to the Tower of London. 

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For a discussion of Cheke's arrest and the legal issues involved see D. M. Loades, 'The Press under the Early Tudors,' Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 4 (1964), 40-41.

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Thus the good man being intrapped, & in the hands now of his enemies, had but one of these two waies to take, either to chaunge his religion, or to chaunge hys life. Other remedy with those holy Catholickes there was none. Neither could his conscience excuse hym, nor truth defend hym, nor learnyng helpe hym.

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MarginaliaM. Fecknam speaketh for M. Cheeke.Albeit M. Fecknham, whether by the Queene suborned, or vpon his owne deuotion and frendship toward his olde acquaintaunce, tooke vpon him the defence and commendatiō of M. Cheke, speaking in his behalf: yet no mercy could be had with the Queene, but he must nedes recant, and so did he. The copy of whose recantation prescribed vnto him, because it is knowne and in the handes of diuers, it needeth not here to bee expressed. 

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It is rather surprising that Cheke's recantation was never printed as Northumberland's had been; this comment suggests that manuscript copies were circulated.

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Then after his recantation, hee was thorough the craftie handlyng of the catholikes, allured first to dine and company with them, at length drawen vnwares to sit in place, where the pore Martyrs were brought before Boner and other Bishops to bee condemned, 

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Cheeke was condemned on 4 October 1556.

the remorse whereof so mightely wrought in his hart, MarginaliaThe death and repentaunce of sir Ihō Cheeke.that not longe after he lefte this mortal life. Whose fall although it was full of infirmitie, yet his rising again by repentaunce was greate, and his ende comfortable, 
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Cheke died on 13 September 1557.

the Lorde bee praised.

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¶ The ende of the xj. Booke.