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1. Preface to Rubric 2. The Rubric 3. Mary's First Moves 4. The Inhibition5. Bourne's Sermon 6. The True Report7. The Precept to Bonner 8. Anno 15549. From 'The Communication' to 'A Monition' 10. Bonner's Monition11. Mary's Articles for Bonner 12. The Articles 13. From Mary's Proclamation to the 'Stile'14. From the 'Stile' to the 'Communication' 15. The 'Communication' 16. How Thomas Cranmer ... 17. Cranmer18. Ridley 19. Latimer20. Harpsfield's Forme 21. 1563's Disputational Digest22. Political Events up to Suffolk's Death 23. Between Mantell and the Preacher's Declaration 24. The Declaration of Bradford et al 25. May 19 to August 1 26. August 1 - September 3 27. From Bonner's Mandate to Pole's Oration 28. Winchester's Sermon to Bonner's Visitation 29. Pole's Oration 30. From the Supplication to Gardiner's Sermon 31. From Gardiner's Sermon to 1555 32. From the Arrest of Rose to Hooper's Letter 33. Hooper's Answer and Letter 34. To the End of Book X 35. The Martyrdom of Rogers 36. The Martyrdom of Saunders 37. Saunders' Letters 38. Hooper's Martyrdom 39. Hooper's Letters 40. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 41. Becket's Image and other events 42. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 43. Bonner and Reconciliation 44. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 45. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 46. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White47. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 48. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 49. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 50. Judge Hales 51. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 52. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 53. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 54. The Letters of George Marsh 55. The Martyrdom of William Flower 56. Mary's False Pregnancy57. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 58. John Tooly 59. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]60. Censorship Proclamation 61. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 62. Letters of Haukes 63. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 64. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain65. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 66. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 67. Bradford's Letters 68. William Minge 69. The Martyrdom of John Bland 70. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 71. Sheterden's Letters 72. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 73. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 74. John Aleworth 75. Martyrdom of James Abbes 76. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 77. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 78. Richard Hooke 79. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 80. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 81. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 82. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 83. Martyrdom of William Haile 84. Examination of John Newman 85. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 86. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 87. William Andrew 88. William Allen 89. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 90. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 91. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 92. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 93. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 94. John and William Glover 95. Cornelius Bungey 96. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 97. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 98. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 99. Ridley's Letters 100. Life of Hugh Latimer 101. Latimer's Letters 102. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed103. More Letters of Ridley 104. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 105. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 106. William Wiseman 107. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 108. John Went 109. Isobel Foster 110. Joan Lashford 111. Five Canterbury Martyrs 112. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 113. Letters of Cranmer 114. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 115. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 116. William Tyms, et al 117. The Norfolk Supplication 118. Letters of Tyms 119. John Hullier's Execution120. John Hullier 121. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 122. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 123. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 124. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 125. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 126. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 127. Thomas Rede128. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 129. William Slech 130. Avington Read, et al 131. Wood and Miles 132. Adherall and Clement 133. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 134. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow135. Persecution in Lichfield 136. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 137. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 138. John Careless 139. Letters of John Careless 140. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 141. Guernsey Martyrdoms 142. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 143. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 144. Three Men of Bristol145. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 146. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 147. John Horne and a woman 148. Northampton Shoemaker 149. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 150. More Persecution at Lichfield 151. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife152. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent153. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury154. The 'Bloody Commission'155. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester156. Five Burnt at Smithfield157. Stephen Gratwick and others158. Edmund Allen and other martyrs159. Edmund Allen160. Alice Benden and other martyrs161. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs162. Ambrose163. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper164. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs165. John Thurston166. Thomas More167. George Eagles168. Richard Crashfield169. Fryer and George Eagles' sister170. John Kurde171. Cicelye Ormes172. Joyce Lewes173. Rafe Allerton and others174. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston175. Persecution at Lichfield176. Persecution at Chichester177. Thomas Spurdance178. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson179. John Rough and Margaret Mearing180. Cuthbert Simson181. William Nicholl182. Seaman, Carman and Hudson183. Three at Colchester184. A Royal Proclamation185. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs186. Richard Yeoman187. John Alcocke188. Alcocke's Epistles189. Thomas Benbridge190. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs191. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver192. Three at Bury193. The Final Five Martyrs194. William Living195. The King's Brief196. William Browne197. Some Persecuted at Suffolk198. Elizabeth Lawson199. Edward Grew200. The Persecuted of Norfolk201. The Persecuted of Essex202. Thomas Bryce203. The Persecuted in Kent204. The Persecuted in Coventry and the Exiles205. Thomas Parkinson206. The Scourged: Introduction207. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax208. Thomas Greene209. Bartlett Greene and Cotton210. Steven Cotton's Letter211. Scourging of John Milles212. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw213. Robert Williams214. Bonner's Beating of Boys215. A Beggar of Salisbury216. John Fetty217. James Harris218. Providences: Introduction219. The Miraculously Preserved220. Christenmas and Wattes221. Simon Grinaeus222. John Glover223. Dabney224. Alexander Wimshurst225. Bosom's wife226. The Delivery of Moyse227. Lady Knevet228. Crosman's wife229. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk230. Congregation of London231. Robert Cole232. Englishmen at Calais233. John Hunt and Richard White234. Punishments of Persecutors235. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth236. The Westminster Conference237. Nicholas Burton238. Another Martyrdom in Spain239. Baker and Burgate240. Burges and Hoker241. Justice Nine-Holes242. Back to the Appendix notes243. A Poor Woman of Exeter244. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material245. Priest's Wife of Exeter246. Gertrude Crockhey
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take from hym, both his liuing and his wyfe: which wordes were thē noted, & takē very heauely, and he, and his wyfe, were both committed to seuerall Counters, notwithstandinge that he had been very sicke.

MarginaliaApril. 8.This viii. of Aprill, there was a Cat hanged vpō a gallowes at the Crosse in chepe, apparelled lyke a priest to masse, with a shauē crowne: her two forefeet were tied ouer her head, with a round paper lyke a waffer cake put betwene them: wheron arose great euill wyll againste the citie of London. for the Quene and the byshops were very angry withall: and therfore the same after noone, there was a proclamation, that whosoeuer coulde brynge foorth the partie that did hange vp the Cat, shoulde haue xx. nobles, whiche rewarde was afterwardes encreased to xx. markes, but none could (or would) earne it.

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MarginaliaAprill. 11.The xi. day of Apryll, was Syr Thomas Wyat beheaded and quartered at Tower hil, where he shewed that the Lady Elyzabeth, and the Earle of Deuonshyer, 

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An example of repetition concerning Elizabeth was the story of Wyatt exonerating Elizabeth and Courtenay at his execution. One version of the story was printed in 1563, p. 1001; 1570, p. 1639; 1576, p. 1399; 1583, p. 1469; another, more detailed, version of the story, derived from Sir Thomas White, was added in the 1570 edition. It is also interesting that the shorter version of the story was printed in indirect quotation in 1563 (p. 1001) but rendered in direct quotation in subsequent editions (1570, p. 1639; 1576, p. 1399; 1583, p. 1469).

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were neuer knowyng of his rysing in Kent (so farre as he knewe): And when Doctor Weston told him, that his confession was otherwyse before the Councell, he aunswered: that whiche I sayde thē, I sayd: but that which I say now is true.

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MarginaliaAprill. 17.The 17. day was syr Nicholas Throgmerton Knight, arayned at the Gwyld hall in London, of treason, for that he was of the conspyracie with the Duke of Suffolke and the rest, agaynst the Quene: where he so learnedly and wysely behaued hym selfe, (as well in clearyng his owne case, as also in opening suche lawes of the Realme as were then alleaged against him) that the Quest whiche was charged with his matter, could not in conscience, but fynde him not gylty: although they were for that cause shortly after committed, some to the Tower of Londō, some to the Fleet, wher they lay vntill the xiii. day of Nouember next followyng, and then were delyuered, some of them paying two hundreth and odde poundes apece, in the name of a fine.

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¶ In the moneth of May, the eight day of the said moneth, a certaine declaration was drawen out, in the name of Maister Bradford, maister Saunders and other to be published concerning their doctrine & religion, the copie of which here followeth. 
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Block 27: The declaration of Bradford et al.

The declaration of 8 May 1554 by the leading incarcerated protestants protesting against a projected disputation in Cambridge was printed without alteration in every edition of the Acts and Monuments; unusually even the paragraph breaks were unaltered (1563, pp. 1001-03; 1570, pp. 1640-41; 1576, pp. 1399-1400; 1583, pp. 1469-71). The basic reason for this textual stability was that, from Foxe's perspective, this document was an answered prayer, too valuable to dream of cutting, abridging or paraphrasing. The declaration goes into detail about the unfairness of the Oxford disputations and then continues with a ringing confession of faith, defending justification by faith and attacking Latin services, the intercession of saints, purgatory, transubstantiation and clerical celibacy. It concludes with a denunciation of rebellion and an insistence of their loyalty to the queen.

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BEcause we heare that it is determined of the Magistrates, and suche as be in authoritie, especially of the Clergie, to sende vs spedely out of the prysons of the kynges benche, the Fleet, the Marshalsey, & Newgate, where presently we are, and of long time some of vs hath ben, not as rebelles, traytours, sedicious persones, Theues, or Transgressours of anye lawes of this Realme, inhibitions, proclama-

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tions, or cōmaundements of the Quenes highnes, or of any of the councelles (Gods name be praysed therfore) but alonely for the cōscience we haue to God and his moste holy word and truthe, vpon most certain knowledge: because we say, we heare that it is determined, we shal be sent to one of the vniuersities of Cābridge, or Oxforde, there to dispute with suche as are appointed in that behalfe: In that we purpose not to dispute otherwyse then by wryting, except it may be before the Quenes highes and her councell, or before the Parliament houses, and therfore perchaūce it wilbe bruted abroad, that we are not able to maintain by the truth of Gods word, and the consent of the true and catholique churche of Christe, the doctrine we haue generally, and seuerally taught, & some of vs hath written and set forth, wherthrough the godly and simplie may be offended & some tyme weakened: We haue thought it oure bounden dutie, now whilest we may, by wryting to publishe and notifie the causes why we will not dispute otherwyse then is aboue said, to preuente the offences whiche myght come thereby.

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First, because it is euidently knowen vnto the whole worlde, that the determinations of both the vniuersities in matters of religion, especially wherein we should dispute, are directly against Gods word, yea against their owne determinations in the tyme of oure late soueraigne Lorde and moste godly Prince, kinge Edward: and further it is knowē they be oure open enemies, and haue already condempned our causes, before any disputation had of the the same.

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Secondly, because the Prelates and Clergie, do not seeke either vs or þe veritie, but our distruction and their glorie: For if they hadde sought vs, as charitie requireth, then woulde they haue called vs foorth hereaboutes tofore their lawes were so made, that franckly and without perill we might haue spoken our consciences: Againe if they sought for the veritie, they would not haue concluded of controuersies, tofore they had ben disputed: so that it easely appeareth, that they seke their own glorie and our destructiō, and not vs and the veritie, and therfore we haue good cause to refuse disputation, as a thing whiche shall not further preuayle, then to the setting forth of their glorie, and the suppression of the veritie.

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Thirdly, because the Censors and iudges, (as we heare who thei be) ar manifest enemies to the truthe, and that whiche worse is, obstinate enemies, before whome perles are not to be cast, by the commaundement of our sauiour Iesus Christ, and by his owne example: That they be suche, their doings of late at Oxforde, and in the conuocation house in October laste past, do moste euidently declare.

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Fourthly
VVv.iii.