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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 further denying, that he would hereafter be confessed to any priest, for that he findeth it not in Christes boke, & taketh it only to be a counsel. And concernyng the sacrament, commonly called here in England, of the altar: he confessed that he neither hathe, nor dooth beleue, that in the said sacrament, there is the reall body and bloud of Christ, because that the body is ascended into heauen, and there dothe sitte at the ryghte hande of God the Father. And moreouer sayd, that the masse, now vsed in the churche of England, is naught, and full of Idolatry and abhomination, and against the worde of God, affirming also, that there are but two sacraments in the churche of Chryst, Baptisme, and the supper of the Lorde. &c. And to these assertions, he said, he would stand and so did to the end. And when at last the B. began to reade the sentence, exhorting him before with many words, to reuoke his professed opinion (whiche they called damnable and hereticall) he not withstanding, resisted all contrary perswasiōs, answering the bishop again in this forme of wordes. MarginaliaThe words of George Thankerdfild at his condemnation.I will not, saythe he, forsake myne opinions, except you (my Lorde) can repell them by scriptures, and I care not for your diuinitie: for you condemne all men, and proue nothing against them. And after many fayre wordes of exhortation, whiche Boner then vsed (after the popish maner) to conuerte or rather peruert him, he answereth boldly againe, saying moreouer: That the Churche wherof the Pope is supreme heade, is no parte of Christes catholicke Churche. And adding therunto, and alleaging, and pointing to the Bishop, spake to the people saying: Good people beware of him, and suche as he is: for these be the people, that deceaueth you. &c.

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These with other wordes moo, he spake, wherupon, the Bishop reading the sentence of his popish condemnation, gaue him to the secular power.

And so thys blessed seruaunte of God was had to saint Albons, 

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This is another example of a martyr being sent out of London to a nearby town or village to be executed. This is due to the unease the authorities were beginning to feel about the reaction of Londoners to the executions.

and there with much pacience and constancie ended his lyfe, the sixe and twentie day of August, for the defence of the truthe, whiche at length will haue the victorye.

The history & examinations of Robert Smith, constantly maintaining the truth of Goddes word, and suffering for the same in the moneth of August. 
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The Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith

Robert Smith's account of his examinations was printed in the Rerum (pp.513-23), as was a note stating that he was burned at Staines on 26 August 1555. With the exception of Smith's letter to 'all which love God unfeignedly', all of the material on Smith in the Acts and Monuments and all of his writings printed by Foxe appeared in the 1563edition. The core of the material on Smith himself was a reprinting of his account of his examinations. Foxe also added a brief introductory account of Smith's life and a graphic description of his execution. (This description, probably derived from an eyewitness, came to Foxe while the Acts and Monuments was being printed and was placed in an appendix at the end of the first edition). None of Smith's verse epistles were printed in the Letters of the Martyrs, but two of his prose letters were reprinted there. The Letters of the Martyrs also printed the letter 'to all which love God unfeignedly' for the first time. In the 1570 edition,the account of Smith's execution was moved from the appendix into the account of Smith, while all of Smith's verse letters were dropped. The 1570 account was reprinted without alteration in the 1576 edition. In the 1583 edition, Smith's verse letters were restored and the letter to 'all which love God unfeignedly' was introduced into the Acts and Monuments.

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MarginaliaRoberte, Smith.ROberte Smith was broughte vnto Newgate, the fift of Nouember, in þe first & second yere of þe king & quene, by Iohn Mathew, Yeoman of the garde, of the Queenes side, by the commaundements of the councell. This Smithe,

first gaue him selfe vnto seruice in the house of sir Thomas Smith knight, being thē Prouost of Eaton: from thence he was preferred to Windsore, hauing there in the College a clarkship of ten pounde a yeare. Of stature he was tall & slender, actiue about many things, but chieflye deliting in the arte of painting, which many times, rather for his mindes sake then for any liuing or lucre, he did practise and exercise. In religion, he was feruent, after he had once tasted the truth, wherin he was confirmed much with the preachings & readinges of one M. Turner, 

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William Turner, a protestant controversialist, a pioneering botanist and the dean of Wells cathedral.

& others: wherupon he was depriued, at the comming in of Queene Mary by her visitors,  
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Officials sent by royal or episcopal authority to inspect the clergy.

and anone after he was apprehended, & brought to examination, before Boner, as here foloweth writtē wt his owne hād.

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MarginaliaCoufessiōABoute 9. of the clocke in the mornynge, I was amonge the reste of my brethren broughte to the Bishoppes house: and I firste of all was broughte before him into his Chamber, vnto whom the Bishop said, as foloweth after he had asked my name.

Boner. How lōg is it ago, since the time that ye were confessed to any priest?

Smith Neuer since I had yeares of discretion. For I neuer saw it nedeful, neither commanded of god to come to shewe my faultes to any of that sinfull number whome ye call prestes.

Boner Thou shewest thy selfe euen at the first chop to be a ranke heretike, which beinge weary of painting, art entred into diuinity, and so fallen, through thy departing from thy vocation, into heresy.

Smith Although I haue vnderstandinge in the sayde occupation, yet I prayse God I haue had little neade al my life hitherto to liue by the same, but haue liued without the same in mine owne house as honestly in my vocation, as ye haue liued in youres, and yet vsed the same better then euer you vsed the pulpit.

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Boner. How longe is it a goo, since ye receyued the sacramente of the Alter, and what is your opinion in the same?

MarginaliaSacramēt of the alter.Smith. I neuer receaued the same, since I had yeares of discretion, nor neuer will, by Goddes grace: neither doo esteme the same in any pointe, because it hathe not Goddes ordinaunce, neyther in name, nor in other vsage, but rather set vp, and erected to mocke God with all.

Boner. Doo ye not beleue, that it is the verie bodye of Christ, that was borne of the Virgin Mary, naturally, substancially and really, after the wordes of Consecration?

Smith. I shewed you before, it was none of Goddes ordinaunces, as ye vse it: then muche lesse to be God, or any parte of his substaunce, but onely breade and wine, erected to the vse a fore saide: yet neuertheles, if he can approue it to be the body that ye spake of, by þe word, I wil

beleue