Thus hetherto ye haue heard and seen howe this meeke flock of Christes members were brought vp in bandes to London. Nowe the counsell & the bishops perceiuing the number, & fearåg belike to put thē to death being so many together, lest some disturbaūce might ryse peraduenture vpon the same among the people, decreed so with them selues, that they shoulde make their submission or confession, as they would them selues, and so to be dismissed: the copie of whiche their submission was this.[Back to Top]
BEcause our sauiour Christe at his last supper tooke breade, and when he hadde geuen thankes, he brake it, and gaue it vnto his disciples & sayde: take eate, this is my body whiche is geuen for you, this do in the remembraunce of me. Therfore according to the words of our sauiour Iesus Christe, we doe beleue in the sacrament, to be Christes body. And lykewyse he toke the cuppe, gaue thankes, and gaue it to his disciples and sayde, this is my bloud of the newe testament, whiche is shed for many. Therefore lykewyse we dooe beleue that it is the bloud of Christe, accordynge as Christes church doth minister the same, vnto the which catholique churche of Christe, we doe in this lyke, as in all other matters submit our selues, promysing therein to lyue as it becometh good Christen men, and here in this realme to vse our selues as it becometh faythfull subiectes vnto our moste graciouse kyng and Quene, & to al other superiors, both spirituall and temporall, according to our bounden duties.[Back to Top]
Iohn Atkine, Alyn Symson, Richard George, Thomas Fyrefanne, William Munt, Rychard Iolye, Rycharde Gratwycke, Thomas Wynsley, Rychard Rothe, Richard Clearke, Stephan Glouer, Robert Colman, Thomas Merse, William Bongeor, Robert Bercock, Margeret Hide, Elyn Ewring, Christiā Pepper, Margeret Feld, Alice Munt, Ioane Winsley, Cysly Warren, Rose Alin, Anne Whitlock, George Barker, Iohn Saxbye, Thomas Locker, Alice Locker.[Back to Top]
This complete account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was based on the records of the London diocese. The opening passages of this account were deleted from the 1570 edition, otherwise this account was unchanged.
MarginaliaAprill. 12.THe learned beyng by this tyme (in a maner all) dispatched in the furious rage of persecutiō, we nowe haue litle or small matter, to wryte touching the other seely shepe and symple lambes of Christe his flock (yet remayning behynd) vpon whom they satisfied styll their bloud thursty & slaugh[Back to Top]
terous affections. I thought it therfore not beside the matter, to admonyshe the Reader, to iudge of them, and of suche others before specified, as of the deare elect chyldren and true martyrs of God, Marginalia1. Cor. 2. by whose simplicitie the mercifull wysdome and myghtie power of God was more manifested and shewed, who hath chosen in them the foolyshe and weake thinges of this worlde, to confounde the wyse and myghtie ones, and thynges that are not, to brynge to naught thynges that are. And as touthynge those of whome there is no matter mencioned in this historie,
Foxe probably deleted these passages from the 1570 edition because they conceded a point alleged by Nicholas Harpsfield. and other catholic critics of Foxe - that some of the Marian martyrs confessed to beliefs that protestants would have regarded as unorthodox.
Margaret Hyde, &
Who being, some by the Lord Riche, some by other Iustices of peace, and constables, (their owne neyghbours) at the first accused, and apprehended for not comming to their parishe churches, were in the ende sent vnto Boner Byshop of London, and by his commaundement the xxvii. daye of Ianuary, were examined before Doctor Darbyshyer, then Chauncelor to the sayde Byshop, vpon these former generall articles mencioned, Pag. 1451. whose aunsweres thereunto were, that as they confessed there was one true & catholique church,[Back to Top]