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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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lyes thou speakest. And agayne I haue not forgotten howe stubburne thou wast, when thou wast before vs in the Tower, whereupō thou wast committed to pryson concerning religiō. I haue not forgotten thy behauiour and talke, wherethrough worthely thou hast bene kepte in pryson, as one that would haue done more hurt then I wyll speake of.

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Brad. My Lorde, as I sayd I saye agayn, that I stande as before you so before God, and one daye we shall all stande before him: the truthe than wylbe the truthe, though nowe you wyll not so take it: yea my Lorde, I dare saye that my Lorde of Bath maister Burne wyll wytnes with me, that I sought his sauegard, with the perill of mine owne lyfe, I thanke GOD therfore.

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Bon. That is not true: for I my selfe dyd see thee take vpon thee to muche.

Brad. No, I toke nothing vpon me vndesyred, and that of maister Burne him selfe, as if he were here present, I dare saye he would affirme. For he desired me bothe to helpe hym to pacifie the people, and also not to leaue hym til he was in safetie. And as for my behauiour in the Tower, and talke before your honours, if I did or sayde any thinge that did not beseme me, if your Lordships would tell me wherein it was, I should and would shortly make you aunswere.

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Chaun. Wel, to leaue this matter: how sayst thou now, wilt thou returne agayne, and doe as we haue done, and thou shalt receiue the Quenes mercie and pardon?

Brad. My Lorde, I desyre mercie with Gods mercie, but mercie with Goddes wrath, God kepe me from: Although, I thanke God therefore, my conscience doth not accuse me, that I did or spake any thing, wherfore I should nede to receiue the Quenes mercie or pardon. For all that euer I did or spake, was both agreing to Gods lawes, and the lawes of the Realme at that present, & did make much to quietnes.

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Chaun. Well, if thou make this bablyng, rolling in thy eloquent tongue, and yet beyng altogether ignoraunt, and vaine glorious, and wilt not receyue mercie offred to thee, MarginaliaThat is the worst you & your Pope can do and the best argumēt you haue.knowe for truthe that the Quene is mynded to make a purgation of all suche as thou art.

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Brad. The Lorde tofore whome I stande as well as before you, knoweth what vaynglorye I haue sought, & seke in this behalfe: his mercy I desire, and also would be glad of the Quenes fauour, to liue as a subiecte without clogge 

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Obstruction [OED].

of conscience. But otherwyse the Lordes mercie is better to me then lyfe. And I know to whō I haue committed my lyfe, euen into his handes, whiche will kepe it, so that no man maye take it away, tofore it be his pleasure. Ther ar twelue houres in the daie, and as long as they last, so long shall no man haue power theron.

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Therfore his good will be done: life in his displeasure is worse then death, and death in his true fauour is true life.

Chaun. I knowe well inough that we shall haue glorious talke inough of the: be sure ther fore that as thou hast deceiued the people with false and deuelishe doctine, so shalt thou receyue.

Brad. I haue not deceiued the people, nor taught any other doctrine then by Gods grace I am, and hope shalbe ready to confirme with my life. And as for the deuelishenes and falsenes in the doctrine, I would be sory you could so proue it.

Dures. Why? tell me what you saye by the ministration of the communion as nowe you knowe it is?

Brad. My Lorde, here I muste desire of your Lordship, and of all your honours, a question tofore I dare make you an aunswer to any interrogatorie or question, MarginaliaBrad. asketh a question before he aunswereth an interrogatory. wherwith you nowe beginne. I haue bene sixe tymes sworne that I shall in no case consent to the practising of any iurisdiction, or any autoritie on the byshoppe of Romes behalf within this realme of Englād. Nowe before God I humblie praye your honours to tel me whether you aske me this question by his autoritie, or no? If you do, I dare not, nor may aunswere you any thynge in his autoritie you shall demaunde of me, except I would be forsworne, whiche God forbidde.

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S. Burn. Hast thou been sworne sixe times? what office hast thou borne? 

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Bourne is asking what positions Bradford has held which would have required his swearing so many oaths against papal supremacy in England.

Brad. Forsoth I was thryse sworne in Cambridge, when I was admitted maister of Art, when I was admitted fellowe of Penbroke hal. And whē I was there, the Visitours came thether and sware the Vniuersitie. Againe I was sworne whē I entred into the ministerie, when I had a prebende geuen me, and when I was sworne to serue the kinge a litle before his death.

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Chaun. Tushe, Herodes othes 

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I.e., oaths that were forced or were invalid because they required the swearer to perform an evil action. The reference is to Herod Antipas's oath to Herodias which resulted in the execution of John the Baptist (Matthew 14:6-11; Mark 6:19-28).

a man shoulde make no conscience at.

Brad. But my Lorde, these were no Herodes othes, nor no vnlawfull othes, but othes according to Gods worde, as you your self haue well affirmed in your boke Marginaliaw. De vera obedientia.De vera obediētia. 

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Bradford is citing Gardiner's arguments in De Vera Obedientia (London, 1553), STC 11584, sigs. I3r-I4r.

M. Ro. My Lordes (quod another of the counsell that stode by the table, maister Rochester I wene) I neuer knewe wherfore this manne was in pryson before now: but I see well that it had not bene good that this man had been abroade: what so euer was the cause he was put in pryson I knowe not: but I nowe well knowe that without a cause he was and is to be kept in prison.

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Burn. Yea it was reported this parliament time by the Erle of Darby, that he hath done more hurt by letters, and exhortyng those that haue come to him in religion, then euer he did

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