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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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The sentence of condempnation, agaynst Mayster Bland. 
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Foxe's removal of the sentence against Bland was one of the cuts he made to save paper in the 1570 edition.

Marginalia* O stuporē.IN Dei nomine Amē. * Nos Richardus Throrneden sacræ theologiæ professor, Episcopus Douer. in hac parte Officialis et Commissarius specialis, ac aliter fufficienter autorisatus, cum aliis (videlicet) Richardo Fawcet, et Roberto Collins etc. in quodam negotio hæreticæ prauitatis contra te Iohannem Bland Clericum, dudum de Addissham Cant. diœceseos coram nobis in iuditio Marginalia* Scabriciem.* personaliter constitutum et comparentem, ex officio nostro rite et legitime, etiam cum Marginalia* Mēdacium* pio fauore procedētes, auditis, visis, et intellectis, cognitisque, et rimatis, ac matura deliberatione discussis, et inuestigatis dictæ causæ meritis et circūstantiis, pro tribunali sedentes, ac Christi nomen primitus inuocantes, eundemq̀ solus præ oculis habentes.

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Marginalia* Sordes.Quia per * acta inactitata, deducta, allegata, proposita et exhibita, nec non per confeßionem tuam coram nobis, in hac parte iudicialiter factam, repetitam, et recognitam liquet euidenter, et apparet te nōnullas hæreses, et damnatas opiniones contra determinationē sanctæ matris ecclesiæ catholicæ, et cōtra ipsius dogmata, et præcipue contra veritatem corporis Christi in sacramento Eucharistiæ, prout in actis nostris, et responsis tuis liquet, Marginalia* Barbariem* dixisse, asseruisse, credidisse, et affirmasse, ac pertinaciter et impie defēdisse, nec nos potuisse te vllis salubribus monitis aut consiliis ad meliorem et saniorem sententiam, gremiumq̀ ecclesiæ reducere. &c. te præfatum Iohannem Bland demeritis et culpis tuis per dictam tuam damnabilem pertinaciam aggrauatis, et id exigentibus in hac parte sic confessatis, nec ad Marginalia* Nugas.* gremium sanctæ matris ecclesiæ catholicæ redire volentem, hæreticum, pertinacem, obstinatum, impænitentem, ac incorrigibilem indicamus, ac sententialiter et diffinitiue cōdemnamus, ac te ob præmissa de iure fuisse et esse excōmunicatum, proq̀ excommunicato Marginalia*Furorem.* pronūciamus, * decernimus, denūciamus, et declaramus, teq̀ tanquam hæreticū, obstinatū, et pertinacē ex nunc secularis potestatis iudicio, siue curiæ seculari, vt mēbrum putridum, a corpore sacrosanctæ ecclesiæ resecatum, ad omnem iuris effectū exinde sequi valentē, relinquendū et Marginalia* Proditionē* tradendū fore debere similiter pronūciamus, decernimus, et declaramus, rogando tamē attente in visceribus Iesu Christi, vt huiusmodi seueritatis vltio et executio de te, et cōtra te, in hac parte fienda et habenda taliter Marginalia* Fucum.* moderetur, et mitigetur, vt non sit rigor rigidus ad pœnam, sed quod clementia sit ad salutem, et saluationē animæ tuæ, hæreticorumq̀ extirpationē, metum, et terrorem, atque eroum conuersionē ad catholicæ ecclesiæ vnitatē: de quo hic Marginalia* Hipocrisin* publice protestamur per hanc nostrā sententiā diffinitiuam, siue hoc nostrum finale decretum, quam siue Marginalia* Papisticæ eloquentie.* quod ferimus et promulgamus cum consensu prædictorum Commissariorum in hiis scriptis.

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¶ The prayer of Maister Blande before hys death. 
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A different version of this prayer is in ECL 261, fo. 62r.

MarginaliaA prayer.THe lord Iesus, for whose loue I do willingly leaue this lyfe, and desire rather the bitter death of this crosse, with the losse of all earthly thinges, then to abyde the blasphemy of thy holy name, or els to obey man, in breaking thy commaundements: Thou seest oh lord, that where as I myght lyue in worldly wealth to worship false Gods, and honour thy enemy, I chose rather the tormentes of thys body, and losse of thys my lyfe, and haue counted all thinges but vile duste and dong, that I mighte win thee. Which death is more deare vnto me, then thousandes of gold and syluer. Such loue oh lord hast thou layd vp in my breast, that I hunger for the, as the deare that is wounded desireth the soile. Send thy holy comfort O Lord, to ayde, comfort, and strengthen thys weake pece of earth, which is voyde of all strength of it selfe. Thou remembrest O Lord that I am but dust, and not able to do anye thinge that is good. Therfore O lord, as thou of thy accustomed goodnes hast bydden me to thys bancquet, and counted me worthy to drink of thyne owne cup emongest thyne elect: geue me strength against this element, that is to my syghte most ircksome and terrible: so to my mynde it maye be at thy cōmaundement, as an obedient seruaunt, swete and pleasaunt: and through the strengthe of thy holy spirit, I may passe throug the strēgth of thys fire into thy bosom, according vnto thy promise, & for this mortalitye, to receaue im-

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mortalyty: and for this corruptible, to put on incorruptible. Accept thys burnt offering and sacrifice O Lord, not for the sacrifice it selfe, but for thy deare sonnes sake my sauiour: for whose testimony I offer thys frewyll offering with all my harte, and with all my soule. O heauēly father forgiue me my sinnes, as I forgiue the whole world. O swete sauiour, spred thy wings ouer me. O god graūt me thy holy ghost, through whose mercyfull inspiracion I am come hither. Conducte mee vnto euerlasting life. Lorde into thy handes I commēd my spirite: Lord Iesus receaue my soul, so be it. 1555.

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The hystory of Ihon Frankesh, Humfrey Middleton, Nicolas Sheterden. 
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The Martyrdoms of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden

These particular martyrdoms posed a particular problem for Foxe. While Frankesh was unquestionably orthodox, Middleton and Sheterden were leading Freewillers (see Freeman [2002], pp. 130-31, 133-34 and 153). Not a hint of the backgrounds or beliefs of Middleton and Sheterden touches Foxe's account of their martyrdoms. This is a striking demonstration of Foxe's determination to avoid almost any mention of the dispute among Marian protestants over predestination. Even stronger was his determination to prevent any suspicion of unorthodoxy from being cast on any of the martyrs and, as a result, the radicalism of Middleton and Sheterden was completely concealed by Foxe.

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Foxe had obtained a copy of Sheterden's account of his first examination during his exile and printed it in the Rerum (pp. 503-05). Other than this, all Foxe wrote about these three martyrs in the Rerum was a note recording their execution together on 12 July 1555. In the 1563 edition, Foxe added Sheterden's account of his 'first answering', his notes on the sacrament of the altar, his account of his examination before Gardiner and his final prayer. In the 1570 edition, Foxe rearranged the material and added an account of the final examination of Bland,Frankesh, Sheterden and Middleton, which was taken from the Canterbury diocesan records. There was no change in this account in subsequent editions.

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MarginaliaIuly. 12. Ihon Frākysh, Humfrey Mydleton. Nicholas Sheterden.THys maister Bland was burned at Canterbury the. xii. day of Iuly, with. iii. other burned the same daye at. ii. seueral stakes but all one fyre. The names of the other were Ihon Frankesh, Humfrey Midleton, and Nicolas Sheterden: who as they wer all examined about one time in the same kinde, so in their answeres they nothing swarued from them selues, as also in suffering their martirdom they dyd most ioyfully and constantly agre together, saue that Nicolas Sheterden at his examination had a litle more large talke with the Archedeacon and the Commissarye, as hereby appeareth.

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Nicolas