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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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1538 [1469]

by the Bishop to returne to the Catholyke vnity of the Churche, sayth boldlye to him agayne: MarginaliaThe wordes of Ione Lashford at her last examination.if ye wyll leaue of your abhomination, so I wyll retourne, and otherwyse I wyll not.

Wherevppon the Bishoppe yet agayn promisyng her pardon of all her errours (as he called them) if she would be conformed, to thys she aunswered agayne, sayinge vnto the Byshoppe: Do as it pleaseth you, and I pray God that you maye dooe that maye please GOD. And thus she constantlye perseuerynge in the Lordes holy truthe, was by the sentence diffinitiue condemned, and committed vnto the Sheriffes, MarginaliaIanuary. 27by whome the foresayde. xxvii. daye of Ianuarye, 

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The date of the execution of Whittle, Green and the others has been disputed. The normally reliable London diarist Henry Machyn states that it took place on 22 January (The Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original 42 [1848], p. 99). The chronicler Charles Wriothesley supports Foxe in stating that Whittle and the others were executed on 27 January. The dates of two of Green's letters further confirm the date of 27 January as that of his execution.

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she with the rest broughte vnto the stake, she washed her clothes in the bloude of the Lambe, dying moste constantely for hys word and truth, to whome most louinglye she despoused her self.

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Fyue Martyred in Canterburye, foure women and one manne, at twoo stakes, and one fyre altogether. 
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Five Canterbury Martyrs

The deaths of these martyrs were merely listed in the Rerum. These accounts first appeared in the 1563 edition and were substantially unchanged in subsequent editions. (Although one detail, that of Sir John Norton weeping at Joan Catmer's execution, was added in the 1570 edition. These accounts were almost entirely based on diocesan records of Canterbury, now lost.

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MarginaliaIanuary. 31.AFter these seuen, aboue rehearsed, martyred together at Smythefyelde, shortly after in the same moneth the. 31 daye of Ianuarye, foloweth another lyke felowshippe of godlye Martyrs at Canterburye, foure women and one manne, whose names here follow in the Catologe vnder wrytten. MarginaliaMartrys.


Iohn Lomas.
Anne Albright.
Ioane Catmer.

Agnes Snoth.
Ioane Sole.

Iohn Lomas.

JOhn Lomas of the paryshe of Tenderden detected and presented of that Religion whiche the Papistes call Heresye, and cited vppon the same to appeare at Canterburye, examyned there of the fyrste artycle, whether he dooeth beleue the Catholique Churche or no, aunswereth and sayeth, that he beleueth so muche as is conteyned in Goddes booke, and no more. Then beyng assigned to appeare agayne vnder the paine of Lawe the next Wednisday come seuen night, which was the seuen tene daye of Ianuarye, the sayde Lomas examyned whether hee woulde bee confessed of a Prieste or no, he aunswered and sayde, MarginaliaThe wordes of Ihō Lomas at his condemnation.that he fyndeth it not written that he should be confessed to anye Priest in Goddes booke, neyther wyll he bee confessed, vnlesse he be accused by some manne, of sinne. Agayne examined whether he beleue the body of Christe to bee in the sacrament of the altar really vnder the formes of breade and wyne, after the consecration or no: He aunswered and sayde that he beleued no realtye of Christes bodye to be in the sacra-

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ment, MarginaliaRealtye of Christ neyther vnder forme nor trestyll.neyther fyndeth he wrytten that he is there vnder fourme or trestill, but he beleueth so muche as is wrytten. 

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Notice how complicated and sophisticated the articles used in Canterbury were compared to those used in London.

Beyng then demaunded whether he beleue there is a Catholyque Churche or no, and that he wyll be content to be a member of the same, he sayeth and affyrmeth that he beleueth so muche as is wrytten in Goddes booke, and other aunswer than this he refused to geue. &c. Where vppon the sentence was geuen and redde agaynste hym the xviii. daye of Ianuarye, and so committed to þe secular power dyd cōstantly suffer for the cōscience of a true fayth, with the other. 4. womē here folowying.

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Agnes Snothe.

AGnes Snothe maide, of the parish of Smarden, lykewise accused and cyted for the true profession of Christes religion, was dyuers tymes examined before the Pharasaicall Iudges. Who there compelled to aunswer to such articles and interrogatories as should be mynistred vnto her, MarginaliaConfession auriculer.fyrst denyed to be confessed to a Priest, notwithstanding she is so contented to confesse her offenses as one to another, but not auricularly to any priest. And as touchyng the Sacrament of the altar she protesteth MarginaliaThe sacrament howe to be receiued.that if she or any other dooe receyue the Sacrament so as Christe deliuered it, and as hys Apostles after hym did deliuer it, that then she and they dooe receyue it to theyr coumfort. But as it is nowe vsed in the Churche, she sayeth that no man can otherwyse receiue it then to his damnation as she doth thinke. MarginaliaPenance is denied to be a sacramēt.Afterwarde beyng examined agayn concernyng penaunce, whether it be a sacrament or no, she plainly denieth the same, and that the popish maner of their absolution is not consonant to the woorde, nor necessary to be taken, with suche other like agreyng with the aunsweres and confession of Iohn Lomas before mentioned. Whereuppon the sentence likewyse being redde, she was cōmitted to the Sheriffes of Canterbury, and so suffryng martirdome with the reste, declared her selfe a perfecte and constante wytnesse of Christe and of his truthe, the. xxxi. day of Ianuarye.

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Anne Albright alias Champnes.

MarginaliaAuricular confession. AGainst Anne Albright lykewise appering before the iudge and his Colleages, it was also obiected concernyng the same matter of cōfession. Wherevnto she aunswereth in these woordes and sayeth: that she wyll not be confessed of a prieste, and addeth moreouer speakynge vnto the Priestes, MarginaliaThe wordes of Anne Albright to the prieststhat you Priests are the chyldren of perdition, and can doe no good by youre confession. And lykewyse speaking vnto the Iudge and hys assistauntes, tolde theym that they were subuerters of Chrystes truthe.

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