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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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Actes and Monumentes of the church

And yet for all these practises, and deuises of ill menne, here you see her grace establyshed in her estate, beynge youre lawefull Queene and Gouernesse, borne amonge you, whome God hathe appoynted to reygne ouer you, for the restitution of true religion, and extirpation of all errours and sectes. And to confirme her grace the more strongly in this enterpryse, Lo howe the prouidence of GOD hathe ioyned her in maryage with a Prynce of like relygion, who beynge a Kynge of greate myght, armoure and force, yet vseth towardes you neyther Armoure nor force, but seketh you by the waye of loue and amitie: in whiche respecte greate cause you haue to geue thankes to almyghtye GOD that hathe sente you suche Catholyke Gouernours. It shall bee therefore youre parte agayne, to loue, obey, and serue them.

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And as it was a singular fauoure of GOD to conioyne them in maryage: so it is not to be doubted, but that hee shall sende them issue for the comfort and suretye of this common welth. Of all Princes in Europe, the Emperor hath trauayled moste in the cause of religion, as it appeareth by his actes in Germanye: yet happely by some secrete iudgemente of GOD, he hathe not atchieued the ende: with whom in my iourney hetherwards, I hadde conference touchinge my Legation, whereof when he hadde vnderstandynge, he shewed greate appearance of moste earnest ioye and gladnesse: saying that it reioyced him no lesse of the reconcilemente of this Realm vnto Christian vnitie, then that his sonne was placed by Mariage in the kyngedom. And most glad he was of all, that the occasion thereof should come by me, beyng an Englishe manne borne, whiche is, as it were to cal home oure selues. I can Well compare him to Dauid, whiche thoughe he were a manne electe of God: yet for that he was contaminate with bloud and warre, coulde not builde the temple of Hierusalem, but lefte the finishinge thereof to Salomon which was Rex pacificus. So may it bee thoughte, that the appeasinge of controuersies of religiō in christianity, is not apointed to this Emperoure, but rather to his sonne, who shall perfourme the buildynge that his Father hathe begunne: whiche Churche cannot bee perfitelye builded without vniuersally in all Realmes we adhere to one head, and doe acknowledge hym to bee Vicar of God, and to haue power from aboue. For all power is of God accordynge to the saying. Non est potestas nisi a deo. And therfore I consider that all power beynge in GOD, yet for the conseruation of quiete and godlye life in the worlde, he hath deriued that power from aboue into two partes here in earth: MarginaliaTwo powers in earth: the Ecclesiastical power, and the imperiall.which is in the power Imperiall and Ecclesiasticall. And these twoo powers, as they be seuerall and distincte, so haue they twoo seuerall effectes and operations. For Seculer Princes, to whome the Temporall swearde is committed, be mynisters of God to execute vengeaunce vppon transgressours and euyll liuers, and to preserue the wel dooers and innocentes from iniury and violence. Whiche power is represented in these twoo moste excellent persones, the kynge and Quenes Maiesties here present, who haue this power committed vnto them immediatelye from God, withoute anye Superioure in that

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behalfe.

The other power is of ministration, whiche is the power of the keyes, and order in the Ecclesiastical state, whiche is by the authoritye of Goddes woorde, and examples of the Apostles, and of all olde holy Fathers from Christ hytherto, attributed and geuen to the Apostolyke Sea of Rome, by specfall prerogatyue. From whiche Sea, I am here deputed Legate and Ambassadour, hauing full and ample commission from thence, and haue the keyes commytted to my handes. I confesse to you that I haue the keyes, not as myne owne keyes, but as the keyes of hym that sente me: and yet cannot open: not for want of power in me to geue, but for certain impedimentes in you to receiue, whiche muste be taken awaye before my commission can take effecte. This I proteste vnto you, my commission is not of preiudice to any persone. I come not to destroye, but to build, I come to reconcile, not to condemne, I com not to compell, but to call agayne: I am not come to call anye thing in question, alreadye doone. But my commission is of grace and clemency, to suche as wil receiue it. For touching all matters that be past, they shall be as things cast into the Sea of forgetfulnes.

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But the meane whereby you shall receaue thys benefyte, is to reuoke and repeale those lawes and statutes, whiche be impedimentes, blockes and barres to the execution of my commission. For lyke as I my selfe hadde neyther place nor voyce to speake here among you, but was to all respectes a banyshed manne, til such tyme as ye hadde repealed those lawes that laye in my waye: euen so cannot you receyue the benefyte and grace offered from the Apostolike Sea, vntil the abrogation of such lawes, wherby you haue disioyned and disseuered your selues from the vnitie of Christes Churche.

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It remayneth therefore, that you lyke true Christians and prouydente men, for the weale of youre soules, and bodyes, ponder what is to bee doone in thys so weighty a cause. And so to frame youre actes and procedynges, as they maye tende fyrste to the glorye of GOD, and next to the conseruation of your cōmon wealth suretye and quietnesse.

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☞ Shortly after this, the foresayd three estates, assembled agayn in the greate Chamber of the Courte at Westminster: Where the kyng and Quenes Maiesties, and the Cardynall beyng present, they did exhibite (sitting al on theyr knees) a supplication to theyr hyghnesses, the tenour whereof ensueth.

The Copy of the supplication and submission exhibited to the kynge and Quenes Maiesties, by the Lords and Commons of the Parliament. 
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Block 34: From the Supplication to Gardiner's Sermon

The supplication of parliament to Philip and Mary for permission to present their submission to Pole together with an account of Pole's receiving that submission are reprinted from Elder (cf. Copie of a letter, sigs. E3r-E5r with 1563, p. 1010; 1570, p. 1649; 1576, p. 1407; 1583, p. 1477).

WE the Lordes Spiritual, and Temporall, and the Commons of this presente Parliament assembled, representyng the whole body of the Realme of England, and Dominions of the same, in our owne names particularlye,

and