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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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1575 [156]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

The. xxiii. daye of the same moneth next after, the Byshop sent againe for Tyms & Drakes, and Ex officio did obiect vnto them certaine articles, the some and maner whereof ye shall see in the discourse of þe historie of Bartelet Grene and other his fellowe martyrs. Pag. 1451. And the xxvi. daye of the same moneth, he sent for thother fower, ministring vnto them also the same generall articles. Vnto the whiche they all in effect aunswered in matters touching their faith, as did þe said Bartlet Grene & the rest, which appeareth in the next page, following the same articles. Other apearings they had, as the byshops cōmon maner of proceding was, more (as I haue often saide) for order and forme of lawe sake, then for any zeale of iustice. But in conclusion, the xxviii. daye of this moneth of Marche, they were all sixe, with others brought vnto the bloudy seate of the Cōsistorie, 

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Note how Foxe toned down this description. In 1563, this was the 'bloody seat of Bonner's consistory'.

where the byshop first beginning with William Tyms, sayde: Tyms, you and the rest of your companiōs here be brought hether this daye to heare sentence to be geuen against you in a cause of heresie, for your wilfull and obstinate behauiours and opiniōs. Wherfore if ye wyl confirme your selues to the faith and religion of the catholique churche, you shalbe mercifully & willingly receiued, without anye punyshement or shame done vnto you. Tyms hereunto aunswered sayinge: we haue been brought hether this day for Gods word, which we haue been taught by the Apostolique preachers in kyng Edwardes dayes: whiche preachers because they preached the truth, ye haue murthered, destroied, and killed: and they haue sealed their doctrine with their bloude, whiche I wyll followe and stande vnto. Then the Byshop did perswade him not to sticke so muche to the lyterall sense of the scriptures, but to vse that interpretation of the olde fathers. Thē Tyms asked this question, saying: what haue you to maynteine the reall presence of Christe in the sacrament, but onely the bare letter? we haue (quod þe bishop) the catholike churche. No sayde Tyms, you haue the Popish churche of Rome for you, for whiche you be periured & forsworne. And the Sea of Rome is the Sea of Antichrist: and therfore to that churche I wyll not conforme my selfe, nor once consent vnto it. Then the Byshop and other Diuines there present, did exhorte him to recant that he had sayd, and to tourne to their church. whereunto Tyms agayne sayde: I do confesse that Christ is present with his sacramētes. But with your sacrament of the altar he is neither present corporally, nor spiritually. for it is (as you doe vse it) a detestable Idoll. The Byshop hearing these his aunsweres, did proceade in forme of lawe, and caused both the articles and also his aunsweres there to be openly redde. Whiche done, he earnestly perswaded hym to reuoke

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his heresies (as he learned thē) and to reforme hym selfe vnto the church of Rome. To which Tyms aunswered: I will not reforme my self therevnto. And I thanke God of this daye. for I trust he wyll turne your cursyngs into blessinges. Then the Byshop seyng his constaunt boldnes, pronounced the sentence definitiue vpon hym, and gaue hym ouer vnto the secular power. And after calling for Robert Drakes, vsed towardes him the lyke maner of exhortation that he did before, to whom Drakes said: as for your churche of Rome, I vtterly defie & denye it, with all the workes thereof, euen as I denie the Deuill and all his workes.

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Then vsing their acccustomed orders of law, with their exhortations, at last the Byshoppe gaue hym the lyke blessyng that Tyms had, and so charged the Sherife with him. Thomas Spurge beinge nexte demaunded if hee would retourne to the catholique churche, said as followeth: as for your churche of Rome, I doe vtterly denye it: but to the true catholyque churche I am content to retorne and continue in the same, whereof I beleue the churche of Rome to be no part or member. Then in fyne callyng the rest in their courses, and vpon the lyke demaundes receiuing the lyke answeres, Bonner gaue vnto eche of them their seruall iugements. And so rydding his bloudy hands, committed them vnto the custody of the Sherifes of Londō, who sent them vnto Newgate, whether they went all most ioyfully, abydyng there the Lordes good tyme, wherein they should seale this their faith with the sheading of their bloude. Whiche they moste stoutlye and wyllingly performed the xxiiii. daye of Apryll, 

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The correct date is 24 April and is only found in 1563. A printing error caused it to be rendered as 14 April in the 1570 and subsequent editions.

as before is mentioned.

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About this tyme or somewhat before, came down certain Commissioners assigned by the Quene and Counsell, to Norfolke and Suffolke (as to other countreis els besydes) to inquyre of matters of religion, vnto the whiche Commissioners, there was a supplication then exhibited by some good and well disposed mā, (as by the booke may appeare) dwelling about those parties. Whiche booke as I thoughte it not vnworthy to be redde, bearyng the date as prynted this present yeare, 

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The Norfolk Petition

While the copy of the document Foxe saw may have been dated 1556, Nicholas Tyacke has argued that this letter should be dated to 1555 (England's Long Reformation, 1500-1800, ed. Nicholas Tyacke [London: 1998], p. 21).

so accordyng to the prynte thereof I thought it as not worthy to be omitted, and worthy here to be placed, in consideration of the fruite, whiche thereof might come to the Reader.

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¶ A certen Godly supplication, exhibited by a Norfolkeman, to the Cōmissioners comming downe to Norfolke and Suffolke, fruitfull to be redde & marked of all men.

MarginaliaA supplication exhibited to the cōmissioners in NorfolkIN most humble and lowly wyse we beseche your honours ryght honourable maisters Commissioners, to tender and pitie the humble suite of vs poore men and true faithfull and obedient sub-

iectes.