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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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1352 [1283]

bread and wyne, &c.

MarginaliaTo this article he granted, & to euery part therofItem, þt he within þe compasse of þe sayd years and time, did holde, teach, mayntaine & defend, that the Pope is not þe head of the visible church here in earth. &c.

MarginaliaTo this article he also graūteth.Sixtly, it was articulate agaynst hym, that he was of the dioces & iurisdiction of þe Bishop of Couentry and Lichefelde. &c.

MarginaliaTo this, & to the same likewise he graunteth.Seuenthly that the promises are true, manifest and notorious. And þt vpon the same there hath ben and is a publyke voyce & fame, as wel in the places aboue rehearsed, as in other quarters also about. &c.

VPon these articles, & his answeres vnto þe same, (as is before in þe margent annexed) the sayed Radulfe þe Byshop red the sentence, MarginaliaCornelius Bungey condēned. & so cōmytted hym to the secular power. And as touching þe wordes of his sentence (which also came to my handes, & here myght be expressed) yet, not to burden this volume to much with things vnnecessary, I thought rather to referre the good reader. For note þt all the sentences of the papists, wher or agaynst whom soeuer they were read, kepte one forme & course of wordes. MarginaliaOne forme of sētence cōdemnatorye among the Papistes.In what cause soeuer they did procede, or what soeuer was þe qualitye of the person, or of the matter, they had no respecte: one forme of sentence serued for al, which is to be sene pag. 1230 In dei nomine Amen. &c Also al their actes of depriuation, al their articles and positions interrogatory, & al other their proceadyngs were al of course lyghtly. So þt al their acts & doings seme for the most part to procede more of order thā of iudgement or reason. &c. MarginaliaRoberte Glouer & Cornelius Bungey suffered to gether at CouentryThus thys foresayd Cornelius falsely condemned by þe Bishop before mentioned, suffered at þe same stake with the Christiā martyr Master Robert Glouer, at Couentry, about the. 20. day of September.

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The Martyrdom and burning of VVilliam VVolsey and of Roberte Pygot, paynter. 
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The Martyrdoms of Wolsey and Pygot

The Rerum simply has a note stating that William Wolsey, weaver, and Robert Pygot, painter, were burned on 19 September 1555 (Rerum, p. 538). In the 1563 edition this note was repeated, mistakenly giving Wolsey's first name as 'Thomas' and correcting the date of their execution to 4 October 1555. (The actual date was 16 October 1555). Foxe provided his full account of Wolsey and Pygot in the 1570 edition. It appears to have been based on personal testimony for the background and examinations of Wolsey and Pygot; some of Foxe's informants were listed in his account. (Fortunately the official records for the trials of Wolsey and Pygot survive - Ely Diocesan Register G 1/8, fos. 81r-84r - and they confirm the accuracy of Foxe's account at several points. However, it is pretty evident that Foxe did not have access to these materials but to an independent source of information, as his account contains material not in the official records). Foxe also obtained a description of the execution of Wolsey and Pygot from the famous Cambridge puritan divine William Fulke. The account of Wolsey and Pygot was not altered in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaOctober 4AFter these. ii. aboue named, next after in the beginnyng of October were. ii. also condemned, and burned by the Bishop & Chauncelor of Elye, whose names were MarginaliaPygotte VVolsey.Thomas Wolsey, & Robert Pygot paynter: These were burned in one fyer at Elye, about the. 4. day of October.

The discourse, life, and acts set forth of D. Nicholas Ridley Bishop of London, and of Master Hugh Latimer, both Bishoppes preachers & martyrs of Christ most valiāt, with a description of both their doings and sufferings, seuerally by themselues: and fyrst of Master Ridley. 
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Life and Character of Ridley

Perhaps rather surprisingly there is no account of Nicholas Ridley's life in theRerum. This can be explained by the pressure Foxe was under to complete the Rerum in time for the Frankfurt book fair in September 1559. Those martyrs executed after the summer of 1555 received, with one or two exceptions, little notice in the Rerum because Foxe was running close to his September deadline. Foxe made up for this neglect in the first edition of the Acts and Monuments. Most of the account of Ridley's life and behaviour first appeared in the 1563 edition and was clearly based on the testimony of those who knew the bishop. (It is worth remembering that Ridley ordained Foxeas a deacon in 1550 and that Edmund Grindal was one of those closest to the martyredbishop). Additions were made to this account in the 1570 edition which were clearly derived from the testimony of Ridley's brother-in-law George Shipside. No changes were made to this material in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaOctober 16.

IN thys moneth of October the 16. daye nexte after these. ii. aboue touched, folowed to the slaughter two other special and singular capitaines, & principal pillars of Christes church, MarginaliaDoctor Nicholas Ridley.Master Ridley Bishop of London, & Master Hugh Latimer, Bishoppe

somtymes of Worcester, of whose famous doings & memorable learning, and incomparable ornaments and gyftes of grace, ioyned with no lesse cōmendable sincerity of life, as al þe realme can witnesse sufficiētly: so it nedeth not greatly þt we shold stād exactly at this time in settīg forth a ful description of the same: but only to cōprehend brefly touching the order of their lyues so much as necessarily serueth to þe dew instructiō of the reader, & maketh to þe vse of thys present historye, in declaryng fyrst their begynnyng, bryngyng vp, then their studyes & actes in the vniuersity, their preferments also by their studyes to hygher dignity, at last their trouble and trauayle in setting forth religion, & in mayntenyng the same, to the shedyng of their bloude. And fyrst concerning the life of Master Ridley, the storye of whom here ensueth.

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AMōg many other worthy & sundry histories & notable acts of such as of late dais haue bene manicled, murdered, & martyred, for þe true Gospel of Christ in Quene Maryes reigne, the tragical storye & life of Doctor Ridley I thought good to cōmend to cronicle, and to leaue to perpetual memorye: beseching þe gentle reader, with care and studye to peruse it, notyng hys race & ende of lyfe, remembryng & depely printing the same in thy brest, who was so well qualifyed, so ghostly 

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Spiritually.

enspired, & Godly learned, that doubtlesse, he is written in þe boke of lyfe, wt the blessed saincts of þe almyghty crouned & throned, amōgs the most blessed cōpany of martirs. This worthy man Nicholas Ridley, came of gentle stock,  
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The changes in this phrase from the 1563 to the 1570 edition are interesting. In the first edition Ridley was described as being from 'gentlestock' and he was promoted to being from 'stock right worshipful'. William Turner, a leading protestant divine and writer, wrote a letter to Foxe, dated 26 November 1564, in which, among other things, he described Ridley's background and early life.In the letter, Turner declared that Ridley was 'e nobili Ridleiorum prosapia prognatus' [descended from the noble family of Ridley] and pointed out that one of Ridley's uncles was a knight and another a famous divine (BL, Harley 416, fo. 132r). Foxe did not use any other information about Ridley which Turner supplied but this passage in Foxe's text may have been changed because of Turner's emphasis on the high status of the Ridley family. (Turner's letter is printed, with an English translation, inThe Works of Nicholas Ridley, ed., Henry Christmas [Parker Society, 1841], pp. 487-95).

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& was borne in Northumberlandshire, whoe being a child, learned hys grāmer with great dexteritye in Newcastle, & was remoued frō thence to þe noble vniuersitye of Cambridge, where he in shorte space became so famous, þt for his singularitye, he was called to the high functions & offices of þe vniuersitie, by degree atteinyng therunto, and was called to be hed of Penbroke hall, being crouned with þe doctirinal garlande of diuinity: after thys departyng frō thence, he trauayled to Paris, who at hys returne, was made Chapleyne to Kynge Henry þe eyght, & promoted afterwards by hym to þe Bishoprike of Rochester,  
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Henry VIII did not create Ridley bishop of Rochester. Henry died on 28 January 1547, while Ridley was appointed bishop of Rochester at the end of August 1547 and consecrated in September of that year.

& so from thence translated to the sea & Bishoprike of London in Kyng Edwardes dayes. In which callyng & offices, he so trauayled & occupyed hymselfe by Preachyng & teachyng the true & holsome doctryne of Christ, þt neuer good childe was more singularly loued of hys deare parentes, then he of hys flock & dioces. Euery holyday & sonday he lyghtely  
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Pleasantly.

preached in some one place or other, except he were other wyse detented  
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In the first edition, the word here is 'detented' which means held back or obstructed [OED]. In subsequent editions this word was replaced with the word'letted' which means hindered.

by wayghty affayres & busines, to whose sermons þe people resorted swarmyng about hym as bees, coueytyng the swete flowers & holsome buddes, who tasted and sucked most plenteouslye of hys holsome & swete doctryne, whiche he dyd not only preache, but shewed the same by hys lyfe, as a

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glisteryng