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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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you neighbour, because you be one of my dioces, & you ar sent to me that I should geue you spiritual counsell: for I am your spiritual pastor. Therfore here what I shal saye to you.

VVood. Fyrst I desyre you to heare mee a fewe wordes. you haue saide you will geue me spirituall counsel. Be you sure that you haue the spirit of God?

Chiches. No, I am not sure of that.

wood. No? be you not sure of that?

Chiches. No by saint Mary, I dare not bee so bolde to saye so: I doubte of that.

wood. Then you be lyke the waues of the sea, as saith sainte Iames, that be tossed about with the winde, and bee vnstable in all your waies, and can looke for no good thinge at the lords hand. yea, ye are neyther hot nother cold. And therfore god will spue you out of his mouth as saith s. Ihon. Then they wer in a great fury, especially Doctor Story, saying:

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Story. What a peruers fellowe is this? hee hath the Deuil with in him, and is madde. He is worse then the Deuill. Nowe I perceaue that it is true that is reported by the, and it is the pride of all such heretickes, to boaste them selues.

Chiches. yea suerly, hee is sente to mee to learne, and taketh vpon hym to teache me.

wood. I seing their blindnes and blasphemy it made my hart melt, & mine eies gushe oute with teares, saing: The Iues saide to Christ, he had the deuil, and was madde, as you haue said here by me. But I know, the seruaunt is not aboue his maister. And God forbid that I shoulde learne of him, that confesseth that he hath not the spirit of God.

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Chiches. Why? do you thinke that you haue the spirite of God?

VVood. I beleue verely, that I haue the spirit of God.

Chiches. You boste more then euer Paule durst, or any of the Apostels, þe which is great presumption.

VVood. I boast not in my selfe, but in the gift of god, as Paule did. for he saide, he beleued verely, that he had the spirite of god, making therof no doubtes, in the first to þe Corinthians the seuenth chapter.

Chich. It is not so, you belye the texte.

VVood. If it be not so, let me be burned to morrow.

Story. Thou shalt not be burned to morow. But thou shalt be burned wythin these syxe daies I promise thee.

Chiches. If it be so, it is wrong translated as it is in a thousand places more.

wood. Then one loked in a latin testament, & an other in a greke testament. And they said it was in them both, that Paul supposed that he had the spirit of god, but he was not sure.

Chiches. Euen so I hope, and suppose that I

haue the spirite of God, but I am not sure.

wood. If that place be wrong translated, and so many places of the Bible as you saye, then I may saye with Christe, it cannot be auoided but offenses muste bee geuen. But wo vnto them by whom they come. I may say wo vnto false Translatours. For cursed are they þt adde, or take awaye. But take you heede that you belye not the Translators. I beleue they had the feare of God more before their eyes, then you report of them. And yet if that place be wrong traunslated, I can proue places ynough that Paule had the spirite of God, as I my selfe, and all Gods elect haue.

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Chiche. How proue you that?

wood. No man can beleue that Iesus is the Lord, but by the holye ghost. First to the Corinth. the. vii. I do beleue that Iesus Christ is my redemer, and that I shalbe saued from all my sinnes, by his death and bloudsheding, as Paule and al the Apostles did, & as al faithfull people ought to do, which no mā can do, with out the spirit of God, and there is no damnation to them that ar in Christ Iesus: so is ther no saluation to them þt ar not in Christ Iesu. For he þt hath not the spirit of Christ, is none of his, but is a cast away, as he saith in þe same text: And againe, we haue not receiued the spirit of bondage, to fear any more, but we haue receiued the spirite of adoption, whereby we cry Abba father: the same spirit certifieth our spirites, that we are the sonnes of God. Here is proofes inough, that Paule was sure that he had the spirit of God. Also S. Iohn saith: he that beleueth not that Christe is come in the flesh, is an Antichrist, and denieth both the father and the sonne, which is a synne againste the holy ghost, which shal neuer be forgeuen in this world, nor in the worlde to come. Besides all this, he that beleueth in God, dwelleth in God, & god in him. So is it vnpossible to beleue in god, vnles god dwell in vs. Oh good god, what more iniury can be done vnto thee, then to mistrust that wee haue receiued thy holy spirit by thy gift? Thus may al men se their blindnes, and whose seruauntes they be, as they doo declare them selues, bothe by their wordes and dedes.

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Story. Oh my Lord, what an heretike is this same? Why heare you him? Send him to pryson, to his fellowes in the Marshalsea, & they shalbe dispatched within these. xii. dayes.

wood. When I heard him say so, I reioyced greatly in my hart, desiring god, if it were his wyl, to kepe him in that minde. For I looked surelye to haue gon to the bishop of Londons colehouse, or to lollards tower, yea I thought my self happy, if I might haue gon to lollards tower: but it pleased god to put in the hartes of them, to send me to the Marshalse amōgest our brethren, and my olde pryson fellowes.

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