at the gredy and vnsaciable tirāny of the most cruell papistes, and rather bloudy horsleches
Note that in the 1570 edition, this passage was toned down considerably; in the 1563 edition, Foxe denounced Bonner and his clerics as 'most cruel papists' and 'horseleeches'.
I meane Boner and his complices, with whom there is no fauour, or mercy, no not to the impotent, old, and blind,as it manifestly appeareth in the cruell handeling of these pore and simple men, touching the worlde, yet rich and wise in God. Who beyng belyke accused by some promoting neighbour of theyrs, vnto the byshoppe and other of the kinge & quenes commissioners, were sent for by theyr officer: and so brought and deliuered into the hands of the sayd Byshop, were the first day of May examined before him in hys palace at Londō. Where he first propounded and obiected against them those. ix. articles, whereof often mencion is made before, ministred aswel vnto Bartelet Grene, as also vnto many others To the which they answered in effect as Christofer Lyster, Iohn Mace, & other before mencioned had done. Where vpon they were againe sent to prison, and beside other times, the. ix. day of the same moneth, in the consistory at Paules were againe openly producted, and there after the olde order traueled with al to recante their opinions against the sacramēt of the aulter. Wherunto Hughe Lauerocke sayd,
MarginaliaThe woordes of H. Lauerocke to Boner.
I wyl stand to mine answers, & to that that I haue confessed, and I cannot finde in the scriptures, that the priestes shoulde lyfte vp ouer their hed a cake of bread. The bishop thē turned hym vnto Ihō Aprice & asked what he would saye, to whom hee answered.
MarginaliaThe wordes of Ihō Apprice to the byshop,
Your doctrine that ye set fourth and teach,is so agreable with the world, & imbraced of the world that it cannot be agreable with the scripture of God. And ye are not of þe
catholike church. For ye make lawes to kil men, and make the quene your hangman. At which woordes, the Byshop was belike somwhat tickeled, & there fore very loth to delaye their condempnation any lenger (suche was nowe his hot burning charity) he commaunded that they should bee brought after him vnto Fulham, whither hee before dinner did go. And there in the after noone after his solemne maner, in the open Church did pronounce the definitiue sentēce of condempnation against them, and so deliuering them into the hands of the temporall officer made an ende of this his tiranicall dealing. Although for no greate time, as manyfestly appeareth hereafter. The poore men beinge nowe in the temporall officers handes, myght not there be suffered long to remaine and therfore the. xv. day of May, very early in the morning they were caried from Newgate in a carte, to Stratford at Bowe,
This was the first, but not the last, time that Stratford-le-Bow would be used as a site for the execution of the Marian martyrs. The fact that the authorities went to the trouble of transporting the condemned protestants so far out of the city is an indication of the unrest the executions were causing in London.[Back to Top]
and moste quietly in the fyre, praysing God, yealded vp their soules in to his handes, by Iesus Christ, whom vnto the ende thei did most constantly confesse. At their death Hughe Lauerocke con[Back to Top]
forting Iohn Apprice his fellow Martire, said vnto him: be of good comforte my brother: for my Lord of London is our good phisition. He will heale vs both shortly, thee of thy blindnes, and me of my lamenes, and so paciently suffered.
Thre women the same tyme burned in Smithfeld, Katherin Hutte, Elizabeth Thakuel, and Ione Hornes.
Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thackwell et al
This entire account first appears in the 1563 edition. In fact, the 1563 account contains information which was never reprinted. (This seems to have happened accidentally; the account of Margaret Ellis was separate from the accounts of Thackvel and Horns in the first edition. When these accounts were integrated in the 1570 edition, some of the information about Margaret Ellis was deleted, apparently inadvertently). This account is based entirely on Bishop Bonner's official records.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaKath. Hut, Elizabeth Thakuell, Ione Hornes.
MarginaliaMay. 16.IN the number of these two, that is, of Hughe Laucerocke & Ihon Apprice aboue mencioned were also foure women, of whom the one, which is Margarete Ellys died in prison, as is before specified. The other three were burned by the vnmerciful cruelty of the sayd byshop in Smithfield. The names of whom were
MarginaliaMartyrs.[Back to Top]
Katherrne Hutte, Wydow.
Boner hauing these also in examination with thother afore mentioned, layd and obiected the lyke articles to them, the same which afcer his vsual forme he ministred before
By now, the articles put to suspected heretics in the diocese of London followed a set formula. These articles put to Thackvel and Horns are identical to those put to Christopher Lister and his fellow martyrs.
to Bartlet Grene and others. pag. 1451. Where unto they lykewyse agreing in the same vnity of spirit & doctrine, accorded in theire answers much agreing vnto the same.[Back to Top]
Marginalia1.As first, to tharticle in the first place obiected they consent and graunt, beleauinge the sayd article to be true in euery parte therof.
Marginalia2.To the second partly they answered, they cannot tell what a sacrament is.
MarginaliaThe simple ignorāce of these women hadde more neede to bee instructed, then burned.Elizabeth Thackeuell and Katherine Hutte addinge moreouer, that matrimony, and baptisme, & the Lords supper were sacramentes ordeined in the church: but whether the other specified in this article be sacraments, as they heard them called, ordeined by God or not, they cannot tell.[Back to Top]
Marginalia3.To the third likewise the graunte, that they were baptised by their Godfathers and Godmothers, which godfathers and godmothers (saithe Margaret Ellys) didde not then know so muche as she now dothe know. Katherin Hutte adding with all, and saieng that she was baptised: but what her godfather and godmothers did then promise for her in her name, she cannot tell.[Back to Top]
Marginalia4.To the fourth article, Margaret Ellys, and Elizabeth Thacuell do graunt therunto Katerin Hutte sayeth moreouer that she being of the age of. xiiii. yeares, was of the fayth wherein shee was christened, and yet neuer theles the said faith in that age, she sayth, was but a dead fayth, because she did not thē vnderstand what she did beleue. Ione hornes addeth that she beinge a. xi. yeares of age beganne to[Back to Top]