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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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now good lord here I do appeale to thy great mercy onely, which farre surmounteth al thy workes, as thou hast promised the same in thy holy and vnfallible word, wher thou hast said yea, and sworne as trulye as thou lyuest, that thou wouldest not the death of a synner, but rather that hee shoulde conuert and lyue. Ah deare Lord, I confesse that I am a great and a puissant synner, and yet now by the grace & good working of thy holy spirit somthing turned vnto thee. Oh let me liue, and not dye the euerlasting death of the soule, which I haue so depelye deserued, but make me a vessell of thy great mercy, that I maye lyue and prayse thy name among thy chosē children for euer. Oh let not my horrible synnes separate me from the sweete sighte of thy maiesty, but let thy great power and mercye be magnified in me, as it is in Dauid, in Peter, in Magdalen, and in the notable thefe which was crucifyed with Christe thy deare sonne, in whose moste precious death and bloudshedding onelye O Lord I put my whole trust & confidence. For he onelye hath taken awaye the synnes of the world. He came not to condemne the world, but to saue it, that none that trulye beleue in him should perish, but haue lyfe euerlastyng. He saith he came not to cal the righteous, but sinners to repentaunce. Oh gracious God, geue me true, harty, earnest, and vnfayned repentance, that I may from the very botom of my hart continuallye lament my manyfolde synnes and wickednes, my great ingratitude and vnthankfulnes towards thee, for all thy mercyfull benefites, so aboundantlye poured vpon me through Iesus Christ, which wouldest vouchsafe, he being thine own only deare darling, in whom was and is all thy whole pleasure & delite, to geue him for me to the very death of the crosse, yea & that when I was thine vtter enemy, of mercy inestimable, and loue incomprehensible. Who euer saw such a thing? God became man, & was crucified for me, that by his death I might liue. Alas, that euer I should become so wicked a wretch and so vnkynde a creature to displease so louing, kinde, and merciful a God and father. Oh forgeue me, forgeue me for thy great mercies sake, for thy truth and promise sake, & I wyll neuer trespasse agayne against thy diuine maiesty any more, but wyl gladlye serue thee in true holynes and righteousnes al the dayes of my lyfe, by the grace and assistāce of thy good and holye spirite, the which I beseche thee to geue me also, that he may gouern me, & guide my hart in thy true faith, feare and loue, that in al my woorkes, woordes and thoughtes, I may glorify thy holy name, which lyuest and reygnest one God and thre persons, to whom be al honor, glory, praise, thankes, power, rule and dominon for euer and euer. Amen.

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Three Martyrs burned in Newbery, MarginaliaMartrs.Iohn Gwinne, Askynne, Iulines Palmer, once of Magdalen College, & after scholemaster at Reading. 
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Julins Palmer

Foxe gives an account of Palmer's background, his career as a catholic at Magdalen in Edward VI's reign, Bullingham's description of his conversion to protestantism during Mary's reign (Palmer was the opposite of the vicar of Bray), his departure from Magdalen in Mary's reign and a relatively brief account of his arrest and execution. Foxe relied on personal informants for this information, possibly his relatives in Coventry - his wife's family came from the city - and certainly members of Magdalen College. The most important of these was John Bullingham, whose letter recounting Palmer'sprotestant zeal, was printed in this edition.

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In the 1570 edition, Foxe added a long description of Palmer's character and habits. He also added much more detail about Palmer's time at Magdalen in Edward VI's reign and his expulsion for libelling Walter Haddon, the president of the college. Foxe also added much greater detail about Palmer's conversion to protestantism and his leaving Magdalen in Mary's reign. Further material was added on Palmer's becoming master of the grammar school at Reading, the search of his study there, instigated by rivals in Reading, and the discovery of verses denouncing Stephen Gardiner. Additionally the account was inserted of Palmer's flight from Reading, his mother's refusal to aid him, Palmer's return to Reading and his arrest, trial and execution. Once again, all of this additional material came from oral sources: definitely Thomas Parry and John Moyer, who not only seem to have contributed their own reminiscences, but also to have organized the gathering and sending of information to Foxe. The Bullingham letter was dropped from this edition, but Latin verses in praise of Palmer were added.

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No changes were made to this account in the 1576 edition. In the 1583 edition, the Bullingham letter was restored to the account. Material supplied by Moyer and Parry had attacked one Thomas Thackham as being partly responsible for Palmer's death; Thackham's defence was added to this edition, as was Moyer's rebuttal of it. Also added to this edition was an exchange Palmer was said to have had with Barwick, a fellow of Magdalen College, about martyrdom

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Strikingly, the account of Palmer did not make use of a single official document and it was not based on any of the martyr's own writings; it came entirely from information supplied by individual informants.

MarginaliaIuly. 16.THe same moneth of Iuly in which Careles as before is declared, was released out of prison by death, in shorte time after, about the xvi. day of the sayd moneth of Iuly suffered MarginaliaIhō Guin Askinne, & Iulynes Palmer.these three goldy and constant martires aboue mencioned at Newbery, in which number was Iulines Palmer once studente and felow of Magdalen college in Oxforde. and afterwards scholmaister in the towne of Reding, concerning whose story and martirdome, somthinge here foloweth in thys litell proces to be touched in the meane tyme, while more may come to oure handes touching that godly and vertuous youg man.

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The history and martirdom of a learned and vertuous yong man called Iulines Palmer.

MarginaliaIulines Palmer burned in Newbery.AS all Gods wordes are wonderous in callinge of all sortes of men to confirme his truth, and to beare witnes vnto his assured and infallible word, which the aduersaries haue depraued and corrupted with their false gloses, to establish the fleshly kingdom of Antichrist, and to purchase security in the worlde, which they seke to kepe in their possession by all meanes possible, rather cursing with the thunderbolt of excommunicatiō, burning, hāging, drowning, racking scourging and persecuting by secrete practise and open violence the simple shepe of oure sauiour Christ, then that their false forged packing should be detected, their estimation appayred, their kitchin cooled, their rentes, reuenues, goods, landes, and possessions abated: I say as gods workes be wonderful, which choseth some of all sortes to confesse his gospell so there is no one example in the whole boke more to be marked in redinge, and to be wondered at in cōsidering thē this: that one which in king Edwardes daies was a papist within the vniuersity of Oxford, and so obstinate, as that he did vtterly abhor all godly prayer and sincere preaching, and almoste withall them that he liued was therfore likewise abhorred, and (as I maye saye) pointed at with the finger, did yet after in Quene Maries time suffer most cruel death at the papists hādes, with two other at Newbery, in Barkshere, for the most ready & zelouse profession of the blessed truth. His name was Iulines Palmer, borne in Couentrye, where also his Parents dwelt. His father had sometyme bene Maior of that City, and occupied marchandise, thoughe he was an Vpholster by hys misterye or craft. 

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Roger Palmer, the father of Julins Palmer, had become a successful merchant although he had started out in the trade ('mystery') of being an upholsterer.

How he was brought vp in hys yong & tender

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