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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. 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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

age of xl. yeares, being producted & examined, saieth and deposeth in effect, as Iohn Burton doth say before in his depositiōs, agreing with him therin, till he come to the place in the said depositions where it is saide, that Bromley toke Iohn Burton the said prayer, and howe he heard that Bromley had fetched his paper of Iohn Burton againe. Thus this Iurate endeth his depositions, sauinge he addeth in the middest of the same, þt one Hoorde should say: (being at the counter gate with this Examinate, when the paper was redde, & the maner of Tooleis death shewed) this which foloweth I can not see but this man (meaning the sayde Tooley) died wel, and like a Christian man: at which wordes this Iurate rose and went his waye.

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¶ The examination of Robert Bromley Sergeaunt, before sir Roger Cholmley Knyght, and Nicholas Harpsfield, Archdeacon of Caunterbury, & Chauncellour to the B. of London, the last of April. 1555.

RObert Bromley of London grocer, and one of the Sherifes officers, of the age of 28. yeres or ther about, being sworne & examined, sayeth and deposeth, that the xxvi. day of Aprill last past, he being at the Counter gate did see many people rūne by, and maruelling wherat they ranue, he wēt vp into Cheap side, and seing Iohn Tooly in a cart going to executiō, whom he hath knowē these 16. yeres, folowed him to Charing crosse, and there being at the place of execution, he heard the sayd Tooly say in effect as is in the first Iurates depositions, til that the said first examinate come to the place where he deposeth, the people to aunswere, Amen: of which number this examinate confessed him selfe to be one. And this iurate further saith, that when Tooly had redde the byll the first time, it fel from him: and a certaine yong man (to this examinate vnknowē) who went in a sleueles coat, & a payre of white hoase (as he remembreth) stooped down & toke vp the bill, and climbed vp by the cart, & deliuered it vnto Tooly again, 

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I.e., paper.

whiche he againe dyd reade to the people. And further this iurate being examined, whether he did not offer himself to receiue the said boke of praiers, he answered no. for the sayde Tooly deliuered vnto one of the Martials officers the same booke, & willed him to deliuer it to one Haur, sayinge that it was his boke. Notwithstāding the said Tooly deliuered vnto this Examinate one of the praiers written in paper, which he desired to haue of him, and which he kept in his hād an whole day: and saith that he receiued of him no other papers nor bokes. Howbeit, he saith there was a boke or a paper delyuered by Tooly (as he supposeth vnto one of the Marshals officers, to be deliuered to Alexander the keper of New

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gate, which booke was deliuered vnto the said Alexander, & a copy desired therof, which Alexāder woud not suffer, but deliuered it vnto syr Richard Read. And further this Examinate saieth, that there was wrytten one line aboue the sayd bil, conteining these wordes. Beware of Antichrist, and subscribed vnderneth, Per me Thomam Harold, prysoner in the Marshial se, and enemy to Antichrist, the which bil, he saith he did deliuer vnto Burton vpon saturdaye, & the sayd Burton had deliuered it againe vpon monday to this Examinate, & had cut of þe said wordes, both aboue and beneath. And further being examined of the circūstaunces of Burtōs depositiōs, affirmeth the same in effect, sauing he added, that Arnold the Sherifes Butler, required of him to see the bill, which this Examinate said, he had deliuered to Burton, and at that time he had it not to shewe him. Also this Iurate further addeth, that in the Sherifes kitchin, those words aboue & beneth the bil were blotted out, and deliuered to Burton againe, who at the time did not cut of the said fore and hinder part of the said prayer.

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R. Bromley.

Vpon the third day of the moneth of May, in the yeare of our Lord. 1555. in the house of maister Nicholas Harpsfild, Vicar general &c. before him in the presence of me Harward Notary &c. The depositiō of the forsaid examinate was acknowleged by þe said Robert Brōley, by which acknowleging made, the said Bromley saide and confesseth: That he is very penitent & sory for his euil and leude behauiour, by him aboue declared. And saith that he will not stand to any error, vttered by the said Tooly: but frō the botom of his hart, he doth deteste & abhorre the same.

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By me Robert Bromley.

 

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Censorship Proclamation

All of the material on the 1555 efforts by the Marian regime to censor anti-catholic literature was first printed in the 1563 edition and unchanged in subsequent editions. However, as was so often the case, in the 1570 edition Foxe moved this material to place it in its proper chronological order. Foxe apparently printed the proclamation and the articles from records of Bishop Bonner, now lost.

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IN this moneth, about the xiii. day of the same came out a certē Proclamatiō, set forth in the name of the king and quene, repealing & disanulling al maner of bokes, 
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Foxe himself had used A Warning for England to support his claims thatMary secretly planned to restore abbey lands.

written or printed whatsoeuer should touch any thing the impayring of the Popes dignitie, whereby not onely much godly edification was hindred: but also great perill grew amōg the people. The copie of which proclamation here foloweth.

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Foxe probaly printed the proclamation from a copy transcribed in Bonner's records.

MarginaliaIune. 13.WHere as by the statute made in the second yeare of kyng Henry the 4. concerning þe repressing of heresies, ther is ordeined and prouided a great punishment, not only for the autors, makers, and writers of bokes, conteining wicked doctrine, and erronious and heretical opinions, cōtrary to the catholike faith, and determinatiō of the holy church, & likewise for their fautors & supporters, but also for suche as shall haue or kepe any suche bookes, or wrytinges, and not make deliuery of thē to the ordinary of the dioces or his ministers, within a certen time, limited in the said statute, as by the sayde statute more at large it doth appeare.

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