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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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that ye haue my minde writtē all redye. For it was found about me, when I was taken by þe Iustice, Edmond Terrell: & also ye know my minde in the. iiii. article, plainly expressed, concerning the bodelie presence in the sacrament: for Christes bodye þt was borne of the Virgin Mary is in heauē, & wil not be conteined in so small a pece of bread: & the words which christ spake are true in dede: so must they also be vnderstanded by other of the scriptures, whiche Christ spake him selfe, and also the Apostles after him. And thus I make an ende. &c.

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By me Iohn Denleye.

THe first day of the moneth of Iuly, the said three prisoners wer (according to the Byshops last appointment) brought into the consistory, in Paules churche, where he proceded a gainst them in his vsual forme & maner of law: reding first their confessions, articles, & aunswers: then tempting them, somtime wt fayre promises, otherwhiles wt threatnings, whiche wer alwaies his chiefest arguments & reasons to perswade wt all: And in the ende, seing their vnmoueable constancie, he condemned thē as heretyckes, & gaue them vnto the shrieues of London, as his cōmen executioners (I wil not say hangmen) in this behalfe: who kept thē vntill they were commaunded (by writ) to sende them to their seueral places of suffering: 

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Early in 1555, the martyrs were sent to be executed in places where they had been active in preaching. But Denley and Patingham had no known connection to Uxbridge. They were being sent there rather than being burned in London where the crowds had become dangerously volatile.

which was (for M. Denley) Vxbridge: wher the 8. day of August he was burned: & being set in the fier with the burning flame about him, he sang in it a Psalme: then cruell D. Story (being there present) cōmaunded one of the tormentors to hurle a fagot at him, wherupō being hurt ther with vpon the face, that he bled agayne, he left then his singing, & clapt bot his handes on hys face: truly quod D. Story to him that hurled þe fagot, thou hast mard a good olde songe.  
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A note recounting this anecdote, written in Foxe's hand, is in BL, Lansdowne 109, fo. 52r. Almost certainly the note was jotted down by Foxe as he listened to what an informant related to him.

The said Iohn Denley being yet stil in the flame of the fier, put his hands abrode & sang again, yelding at the last his spirite into þe hands of god, through his sauiour Iesus Christ.

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Ione Polley. 
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The Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley

All that there is on these three martyrs in the Rerum is a note stating thatJohn [sic] Wade was executed at Dartford in July, that John [sic] Polley was executed at Tunbridge in July and that Nicholas Hall was executed at Rochester in the same month. This information was essentially repeated in the 1563 edition. But in the 1570 edition Foxe added all the material he would ever have on the examinations of these martyrs. Foxe stated that this material came from the Rochester diocesan records. Foxe's account of these examinations remained unchanged in subsequent editions.

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MarginaliaIone Polley.A Litle before this was brēt at Tunbridge a certain woman, named Ione Polley, much about the time of the burning of M. Bradford of whom I should haue made mention before.

Richarde Hooke. 
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Richard Hook

There is a note in the Rerum (p. 510) stating that Richard Hook was burned at Chichester in July 1555. Hook was one of a number of Sussex martyrs about whom Foxe never acquired much information.

MarginaliaRicharde Hooke martired at ChichesterLYkewise Richard Hooke aboute the same season and for the same matter gaue hys lyfe at Chichester.

The examinations, annswers, and condemnation of william Cokar, Wil. Hopper, Henry Laurence, Richard Colliar, Richard Wryght, Wylliam Stere, before the B. of Douar & N. Harpsfield, Archd. of Can. 
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The Martyrdoms of William Coker, Richard Colliar, William Hopper, William Stere, Henry Laurence and Richard Wright

There are brief notes in the Rerum (on p. 513) that William Coker, Richard Colliar, William Hopper, William Stere, Henry Laurence and Richard Wright were burned in Canterbury on 13 August 1555. (Foxe would later be less certain, stating simply that they were burned in late August). Foxe compiled the core account of these martyrs in the 1563 edition, and it was drawn from Canterbury diocesan records which are now lost. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added quite a lot of detail taken from informants. The account of these martyrs was unchanged in subsequent editions.

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AFter Iohn Denley, and other aboue mētioned, burned in the moneth of August, next folowed vi. worthy souldiers or rather captaines of Christes army, with valiant courage, standing to the defence of the word of

truthe and of saluation, whose names were, William Coker, Williā Hopper, Henry Laurence, Richard Wright, William Stere. All these being examined together, on þe xxvi. day of Iuly, being wednisday, &c. before Thorndon B. of Douer aboue mentioned, Nicolas Harpesfele, Archedecon, Richard Faucet, Robert Collins, vpon articles before specified. Page. 1229. aunswered for thēselues, seuerally, in effect as foloweth.

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Marginaliaw. Coker. w. HopperFYrst W. Coker saide, he would aunswer no otherwise then he had alreadye aunswered: William Hopper first semed to graunt to the fayth & determination of the catholyck church: after calling him selfe better to mind, constātly sticking to the truthe, was condemned the same tyme with William Coker, the. xxvi. of Iuly. 1555. 

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In the 1570 edition, Foxe took pains to add the dates on which events took place

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MarginaliaThe words of Henry Laurence.HEnry Laurence, examined the saide daie of Iuly xxvi. and partly differred to the secōd of August, aūswered to articles obiected agaīst him: fyrst, he denyeth auricular confession, and that he had nor would receyue the sacrament, because saith he, the order of the holy scripturs is chaunged in the order of the sacramente. Moreouer, he being charged for not putting of his cap, MarginaliaPutting of his cap at the mentiō of the sacrament. when the Suffragane made mention therof, and did reuerence to the same: What said he, ye shall not nede to put of your cap. For it is not so holy, that you nede to put of youre cap therunto. Farther being apposed concerning the veritie of the sacramēt, geuen to christes disciples, affirmed that MarginaliaChrist gaue his body, as he sayd he was a dore.Christ gaue his very body to his disciples, & confessed the same to be the same, so as christ said he was a doore. &c. Adding moreouer that as he had said before, so he saith stil, þt the sacramēt of the altar is an Idole, & no remēbraunce of Christes passion, as contrary he knoweth not. At last being required to put to his hand in subscribing to his answers, he wrote these wordes vnder the bill of theyr examinations.

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MarginaliaThe subscription of Henry Laurence.☞ Ye all are of Antichrist, and him ye fo. And here his hand was staied to write any farther: belike he would haue written out (folow) &c. And so vpon the same, sentence was red against him.

☞ Richard Coliar of Asheford.

MarginaliaRi. ColiarRIchard Coliar aboue mētioned, hauing the xvi. day of August to appeare, examined of þe sacrament of the popish aulter, answered and said, MarginaliaThe woordes of Ric. Colyar.þt he did not beleue, that after the consecration, there is the reall and substantiall body of Christ, but only bread & wine, 

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In a marginal gloss, Foxe was careful to 'clarify' Colliar's eucharistic theology, so that Colliar denied transubstantiation but not the sacrament itself.

MarginaliaOnly in the substance he meaneth & that it is most abhominable, most detestable, & moste wicked to beleue otherwise. &c. Vpon this the sentēce was red against him, and he condemned.

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☞ Richard Wright.

MarginaliaRicharde Wrighte.RYcharde Wright the same place and daye, being the xvi of August appearing, and required of the Iudge, what he beleued of the real presence in the sacramēt, aunswered again,

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