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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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but patience. Better it is to suffer what cruelty they wyl put vnto vs, then to incurre Gods hygh indignation. Wherfore good my Lord be of good chere in the Lorde, with dewe consideration what he requireth of you, and what he doth promise you. Our commen enemy shal do no more then God will permyt hym. Marginalia1. Cor. 10.God is faythfull, which will not suffer vs to be tempted aboue our strength. &c. Be at a poynt what ye will stand vnto: sticke vnto that, and let thē both say and do what they list. They cā but kil the body, which otherwise is of it selfe mortall. Neyther yet shall they do that when they liste, but when God wyl suffer them, when the hour appoynted is come. To vse many wordes with them it shall be but in vayne, nowe that they haue a bloudy and deadly lawe prepared for them. But it is very requisit that ye geue a resonable accoumpt of your fayth, Marginalia1. peter. 3 if they wil quietly heare you: els ye knowe in a wicked place of iudgement a man may kepe silence, after the example of Christ. MarginaliaLuc. 23. Let them not deceiue you with their sophistical Sophismes and fallacies you know that false thynges maye haue more apparence of truth, then thinges that be moste true: therfore Paule geueth vs a watch woord.  

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A warning or admonition.

MarginaliaCollo. 2.Let no man deceiue you with liklines of speach Marginalia2. Timo. 2.Nether is it requisit that with the contentious ye should folow strife of wordes, which tende to no edification, but to the subuersion of the hearers, and the vayn bragging and ostentaciō of the aduersaries. Feare of death doth moste perswade a great number. Be wel ware of that argument: for that perswaded Shaxton (as many men thought) after that he had ones made a good profession, openly before the iudgmente seate. 
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Nicholas Shaxton had resigned the bishopric of Salisbury in 1538 in protest at the Six Articles. He recanted his evangelical beliefs in 1548.

The flesh is weake, but the willingnes of the spirite shal refresh the wekenes of the flesh.

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MarginaliaApo. 6.The number of the cryars vnder the aultar must nedes be fulfilled: if we be segregated therunto, happy be we. That is the greatest promotion that God geueth in this world, to be such Philippians to whom it is geuen, MarginaliaPhil. 1.not onely to beleue, but also to suffer. &c. But who is hable to do these thinges? Surely al our habilyty, all our sufficience is of God. He requireth, & promyseth. Let vs declare our obedience to hys wyll, whan it shalbe requisite, in the tyme of trouble, yea in the myddest of the fyre.

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When that numbre is fulfilled, which I wene shal be shortely, then haue at the papistes, Marginaliai. Thessa. 5whē they shall say peace, all thinges are safe, when Christ shall come to kepe his great Parliamēt to the redresse of al thinges that be amysse. But he shall not come as the papistes fayne hym, to hyde hymselfe, and to playe bo piep as it were, vnder a peace of bread: but be shal come gloriously, to the terrour and feare of all papistes: Marginaliai. Thes. 4.but to the greate consolation and comfort of al that wil heare suffer for hym. Comforte your selfes one another with these wordes.

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Lo syr, here haue I blotted your paper vainly, and played the foole egregiously: but so I thought better then to do your request at thys tyme. Pardon mee, and praye for mee: pray for mee I saye, pray for mee I say. For I am some time so fearefull, that I woulde creepe into a mouse hoale: some time good doth visit mee agayne with hys comfort. So he commeth and goeth, to teach me to fele & to knowe myne infirmyty, to thintēt to geue thankes to him that is worthy, least I shuld rob him of his duty, as

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many do, & almost al the world. Fare you wel.

What credence is to be geuen to papistes it may appeare by their racking, writhing, wringing, and monstrously iniuryng of Gods holy scripture, as appeareth in the Popes law. But I dwell here now in a schole of obliuiousnesse. 

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Latimer is saying that he is in prison and out of touch with these controversies.

Fare you well ones againe, and be you stedfast and vnmoueable in the Lord. Marginalia1. Cor. 15. Paule loued Timothie meruelous well: not withstanding hee sayth vnto hym. Marginalia2. Timo. 1.Be thou partetaker of the afflictions of the Gospell: and agayne. Marginalia2. Timo. 4.Harden thy selfe to suffer afflictions. MarginaliaApoc. 2.Be faythfull vnto the death, and I wyll geue the a crowne of lyfe sayth the Lorde.

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The Letters of Nicholas Ridley

None of these letters appeared in the Rerum, but this may have been due to the pressure on Foxe to finish the Rerum in time for the Frankfurt book fair in September 1559. (It is worth noting that Foxe printed one of Ridley's 'farewell' letters in November 1559, but he did not print it in the Rerum). In any case, out of the ten letters of Ridley's which Foxe printed - this does not count the two 'farewell' letters - six first appeared in the 1563 edition. The remaining four letters were first printed in the Letters of the Martyrs and added to the 1570 edition. These letters were reprinted in the 1576 and 1583 editions without change.

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sent from Maister Ridley & his prison fellowes, vnto Maister Bradforde, & hys prison fellowes in the Kings bench in Southwarke. Anno. 1554. 
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Ridley was moved from the Tower to Oxford in March 1554; this letter was written after 8 May of that year. This letter was first printed in the 1563 edition, then in Letters of the Martyrs (pp. 58-60).

VVEll beloued in Christ our sauiour, we al with one hart wish you, with all those that loue God in deede and truthe, grace and health, and specially to our dearelye beloued companions, which are in christes cause, and the cause both of their brethren, and of theyr own saluation, to put their necke willynglye vnder the yoke of Christes crosse: how ioyful it was vnto vs al, the report of Doctor Tailour, and of his godly confession. &c. 

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This is a reference to the letter of 8 May 1554 sent by Rowland Taylor and other imprisoned protestants to Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer (see 1563, pp. 1001-03;1570, pp. 1640-41; 1576, pp. 1399-1400 and 1583, pp. 1469-71).

I ensure you it is hard for me to expresse. Blessed bee God, which was, and is the geuer of that, and of al godly strength and stomack, in the time of aduersitye. As for the rumors that haue or doo go abroade, eyther of our relentinge or massing, we trust that they which know god, and their dutye towardes their brethren in Christ, they wyll not be to light of credence. For it is not the sclaunderers euyl tonge, but a mans own euil dede, that can with God defile a man: and therfore with Gods grace ye shal neuer haue other cause to do otherwyse, then ye saye ye doo, that is, not to doubt, but that we wil by Gods grace continue. &c. Like rumour as you haue hearde of our comming to London, hath bene here spred of the comming of certaine learned men prisoners, hyther from Lodnon: but as yet we knowe no certeinty whether of these rumours is, or shal be more true. Knowe you, that we haue you in our dayly remembraunce, and wishe you, & al the rest of our foresaid companions wel in Christ. It should doo vs muche comfort, if we might haue knowledge of the state of the rest of our most dearelye beloued, whiche in thys troublesome time do stand in Christes cause, and in the defense of the truth thereof. Some what we haue hearde of M. Hopers matter:  
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I.e., situation.

but of the rest neuer a deale. We long to hear of father Crome, D. Sandes, M. Saunders, Veron, Beacon, Rogers.  
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Edward Crome had been imprisoned in the Fleet since January 1554; he would recant and be released around February 1555. Edwin Sandys had been imprisoned since January 1553, but was released in the spring of 1554 and arrived in Antwerp in May. Laurence Saunders had been imprisoned since October 1553. Jean Veron had been imprisoned since August 1553; he would remain in prison throughout Mary's reign. Thomas Becon had been imprisoned in the Tower since August 1553, buthe was released on 24 March 1554 and fled to Stasbourg. John Rogers was placed under house arrest in July 1553 and committed to Newgate in January 1554.

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&c. We are in good health, thankes be to God, and yet the maner of our entreating  
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Treatment.

doth chaunge as sower ale dothe in sommer. It is reported to vs of our kepers, that the vniuersity beareth vs heauely.  
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Oxford University paid for the maintenance of Ridley, Cranmer and Latimer. Ridley is saying that it was expensive for Oxford to pay for the upkeep of the three prisoners.

A coale chaunced to fal in the nyght out of the chymney, and burnt a hoale in the floore, and no more harme was done, the Bailyffes seruaunts sytting by the fyre. Another night

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there