candle before the Sacrament. And if there dooe not, that then it bee prouided for, with expedition.
Marginalia24Item, whether infantes and chyldren bee broughte to bee confirmed in conuenient tyme.
Marginalia25Item, whether anye dooe kepe or haue in theyr custodye, anye erroneous or vnlawfull bookes.
Marginalia26Item, whether any doe witholde any money, or goodes bequeathed to the amendinge of the hyghe wayes, or any other charitable dede.
Marginalia27Item, whether anye haue putte awaye theyr wiues, or anye wiues dooe withdrawe themselues from theyr husbands, being not lawfully diuorced.
Marginalia28Item, whether anye do vyolate or breake the Sondayes and holidayes, dooing their dayly labors and exercises vpon the same.
Marginalia29Item, whether the Tauernes, or Alehouses, vppon the Sondayes, and holydayes in the tyme of Masse, Matins, and Euensonge, dooe keepe open theyr doores and doe receiue people into theyr houses, to drinke and eate and thereby neglecte theyr dueties in comminge to the churche
Marginalia30Item, whether anye haue, or dooe depraue or contemne the authorytye or Iurysdiction of the Popes holynesse, or the Sea of Rome.
Marginalia31Item, whether anye Mynstrels, or anye other persones doe vse to syng any songes agaynst the holye Sacramentes, or anye other the rites and ceremonies of the churche.
Marginalia32Item, whether there be any hospitals with in your parishes, and whether the foundations of them be duely and truely obserued and kept. And whither the charitable contributions of the same bee done accordingly.
Marginalia33Item, whether any goodes, plate, Iewels, or possessions be taken away, or witholdē from the saide hospitals, and by whom.
This entire account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was reprinted in every edition, without change, except that the contents were re-arranged in the 1570 edition. The account is based on official records, now lost, from the diocese of Canterbury.
MarginaliaIannary. 18MEntion was made a litle before of Cant. pag. 1547. Col. i. Wher we declared, that. xv. were together in the Castel imprisoned and condemned for Goddes woorde. Of the whiche. xv. moreouer we shewed and declared fiue, to be famished vnto death within the saide Castell, and buryed in the high way, about the beginning of Nouember. The other. x. in the first moneth of þe next yeare followyng, whiche was the yere of our Lorde. 1557. Ianuarye. xv. were committed vnto the fier, and there condemned to be burned to ashes, By Thornden, called B. or suffragane of Douer, otherwyse also called Dick of Douer, and by Nicholas Harpsfield the Archdeacon of the said Prouince.[Back to Top]
The names of the. x. Godlye and Christyan Martyrs be these. MarginaliaMartyrs.
|Iohn Philpot of Tenderden.|
W. Waterer of Bedingdey.
Stephen Kemp of Norgate.
William Haye of Hythe.
T. Hudson of Sellenge.
Mat. Bradbrige of Tēderdē.
T. Stephens of Bedyngden.
Was Nicholas Final a relative of Barbara Final of Tenterden who was burned at Canterbury on 19 June 1557? (See 1563, p. 1571; 1570, p. 2154; 1576, p. 1861 and 1583, p. 1970). Or was he a relative of Adriana Vynall of Tenterden whose confession of heretical beliefs survives among Foxe's papers as BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 100r? Were Barbara Final and Adriana Vynall the same person?[Back to Top]
W. Lowick of Cranbooke.
W. Prowting of Thornham
WHat the Ordinary articles wer commonly obiect to them of Canterbury diocesse, is before rehearsed, pag. 2251. saue onely þt to some of these, as to them that followed after, as the time of their persecution did grow, so theyr articles withall did increase to the nūber of. 22. cōteining such like matter as serued to the mainteynance of the Romish Sea. To these articles what their aunswer was likewise, nedeth here no gret rehearsall, seing they all agreed together, thoughe not in the same forme of words, yet in much like effect of purposes:
Foxe is disguising the, by his standards, unorthodox replies of John Philpot and William Prowting, which survive among his papers. Philpot did not know how many sacraments there were, held that saints were to be prayed to and declared that faith did not justify without works (BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 93r). Prowting denied the Trinity (BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 94r).[Back to Top]
Of these. x. godly martyrs of Christ sixe of thē wer burned at Canterbury about the. xv. of Ianuary, that is, Kemp, Waterer, Prowtynge, Lowicke, Hudson, and Haye. Other two, that is Stephens and Philpot at Wye, aboute the same moneth. Other two, whiche were Final and Bradbrige were burned bothe together at Ashford, the. xvi. of the same.[Back to Top]
Foxe printed the entire commission in the 1563 edition. Numerous copies of this commission exist; Foxe probably used the copy in Bonner's register (GL, MS 9531/12, fo. 425r-v). In the 1570 edition, Foxe added a preface comparing the Marian persecution to the persecution of the early Christians. In the same edition, he also deleted the end of the commission which dealt with the fining of offenders.[Back to Top]
PHilip & Mary by the grace of god king and Quene of England. &c. Defenders of the fayth &c. To the right reuerend father in God our ryght trusty and welbeloued coūsailor, Thomas B. of Ely, and to our right trusty and welbeloued Williā Windsor knight, lord Windsor, Edward North knighte, Lorde North, and to our trusty and welbeloued counsailors, Ihō Bourn knight, one of our chief secretaries, Ihō Mordāt knight, Frācis Englefield knight, master of our Wards & liueries, Edward Walgraue knight, M. of oure greate Wardrop, Nicholas Hare knight, master of the Rolles, and our hyghe Court of Chauncery, and to oure trustye and welbeloued Thomas Pope Knyghte, Roger Cholmeley Knight, Richarde Reade knighte, Rowlande Hyll, knight, William Rastall Sergeaunt at lawe,[Back to Top]