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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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1644 [1563]

uented, & brought before you a recognisaunce, or recognisaunces, obligation, or obligations to our vse of such sūme or sūmes of money, as to you, or thre of you, shal seme conuenient, as well for the personal appearance before you, of euery such suspect persō, or for the performance and accomplishmēt of your orders and decrees in case you shal so think conuenient, as for the true and sure paiment of all and euerye suche fine and fines, as shall hereafter be by you, or. 3. of you taxed or assessed, vppon any offendour that shall be before you, or thre of you duely cōuinced as is aforesaide, to our vse to be payd at such dayes and tymes as by you or thre of you shall be called, limited and appointed, and you to certify euery such recognisaunce or obligation so being takē for any fine or fynes not fully and wholly payde before you, vnder youre handes and seales, or the handes or seales of. iii of you into our Court of Chauncery, to the intēt we may be therof duely answered, as appertaineth. And furthermore we geue to you, and thre of you, full power and authoritie by these presentes, not onely to call before you, all and euery offendour and offendors, and al & euery suspect person and persones, in any of the premisses, but also al such, and so many witnesses as ye shall thinke mete to be called, and them, and euery of them, to examine & compel to answer & swere vpon the holy Euangelistes, to declare the truth in all such thinges, whereof they or any of them shalbe examined, for þe better trial, opening and declaration of the premises, or of any part therof. And further our wyl and pleasure is, that you or three of you, shall name and appoynt one sufficient person to gather vp and receiue all such sūmes of money as shall be assessed and taxed by you or any thre of you, for any fine or fines vpō any person or persōs for their offenses, and you or thre of you by bill, or billes assigned with your handes, shal & may assigne and appoint, aswel to the sayd person for his paines in receiuing the said sūmes, as also to your clerkes, messengers and attendaūtes vpon you for their trauaile, pains, and charges to be susteined for vs, about the premisses or any part therof, such sūme and sūmes of money for their rewardes, as by you or thre of you shalbe thought expedient, willing and commaūding you or thre of you, after the tyme of this our commission expired, to certify vnto our escheker, aswell the name of the said receiuer, as also a note of suche fines as shall be set and taxed before you, to the intent that vppon the determination of the accompte of the same receiuer, we may be aūswered of that vnto vs shall iustly apperteine, willing and commaunding also all our auditors and other officers, vpon the sight of the said billes signed with the handes of you or thre of you, to make to þe sayd receiuer, due allowance according to the sayde

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billes, vpon this accomptes. Wherfore we wil and commaūde you our saide Commissioners with diligence to execute the premisses, any of our lawes, statutes, proclamacions, or other grauntes, priuileges, or ordinaunces, which be or may seme to be cōtrary to the premisses not withstanding. And moreouer, we wil and commaūd all & singuler Iustices of peace, Mayors, Sherifs, Bailifs, Constables, and al other our officers and ministers and faithful subiectes to be aiding, helping, & assisting you at your commaundement, in the due execution hereof, as they may tender our pleasure, and wil answer to the contrary at their vttermost perils. And we will and graunt that these our letters patentes shalbe sufficient warrant and MarginaliaBut howe wil you discharge thē before god, the righteous iudge?discharge for you, and euery of you against vs, our heyrs and successors, and al and euery other person & persons whatsoeuer they be, of, for, & cōcerning the premisses or any parcel therof, or for the execution of this our cōmissiō or any part therof.

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In witnes wherof, we haue caused these our letters patentes to be made, & to Marginaliawhen ye ar not sure to continue so long youre selues.continue and endure for one whole yere, next comming after the date hereof. Witnes oure selues at Westminster, the. 8. of February, the. 3. or 4. yeres of our reignes.

A storye of the apprehension of. 22. sent vp together for gods worde, to London, from Colchester. 
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22 Prisoners from Colchester

Much of this account - Kingston's letter to Bonner, the indenture on the delivery of the prisoners and the formal confession of the prisoners - was printed in the 1563 edition. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added Bonner's letter to Pole, an informal confession of some of the prisoners and the petition of the prisoners. Foxe's sources for the 1563 edition are clearly London diocesan records; for the 1570 edition, he has apparently drawn from the Canterbury records.

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Foxe credits Pole with saving the prisoners, but there are other possible readings of these documents. What is clear is that the Colchester magistrates and Bonner's commissioners had arrested these prisoners and sent them to Bonner in London. Their arrival in the capital created a commotion which greatly worried Bonner. His solution was to have the prisoners taken to Fulham and tried there, but he sought to obtain Pole's permission for this. In the event, the prisoners were released upon making a deliberately vague submission of belief in the eucharist.

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AFter this proclamation or commission aboue said was thus commensed, & geuen out at London, these newe inquisitours, especially some of thē, began to ruffle & to take vpon the not a litle, so that al quarters wer full of persecution, namely the dioces of Canterbury, wherof (by þe leaue of Christ) we wil say more anone. In the mene time, about the town of Colchester the wind of persecutiō begā fiercly to rise: insomuch þt. xxiii together. mē & women wer apprehended at one clap, of the which. xxiii. one escaped. The other xxii. wer driuen vp like a flock of christē lābes, to Londō, wt. ii. or. iii. leaders with thē at most, redy to geue their skins to be pluckt of for the gospels sake. Notwtstāding the bishops, afrayd belike of thenumber, to put so many at once to death, sought meanes to deliuer thē, & so they did, drawing out a very easy submissiō for thē or rather suffring thē to draw it out thēselues. Such as met thē by þe way cōming vp, saw thē com scattring in þe fields, so þt they might haue easily escaped away. As thei entred into þe townes, their kepers called thē together into aray, to go. 2. &. 2. together, hauing a bād or a line going betwene thē, they holding þe same in theyr hands, hauing another corde euery one aboute his arme, as though they wer tied. And so wer these. 14. mē, &. 8. women caried vp to London, the people by the way praying to god for them,

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