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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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And if you wyll be contented lykewise in other matters, no doubt you shal do wel: therfore gentle goodman Woodman bee ruled. God hath geuen you a good wyt. I protest before God, I would you should doo as well as myne owne soule and body, and so woulde (I dare say) al the worshipfull men in the country,as they haue reported to me.

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VVoodman. Why my Lorde? I take God to record (whom I trust to serue) that I wold bee as glad to lyue in rest and peace, as anye man in al the world, if I might. And I stande to learne, and am contented to be reformed of any thyng that I hold, if it can be proued that it be not agreable to Gods woorde. And the truth is so, I haue talked with a dosen Priestes at the least, since I was deliuered oute of prison, of certain matters, and they haue not bene able to certify me in any thyng that I haue asked them: and therfore haue they complayned on me to the Shriffe and Iustices, making tales and lyes on me, to turn me to displeasure, as much as in them lyethe. I promise you, ther be as many vnlearned Priests in your dioces, as in any one dioces in England I thynke. The more it is to be lamēted.

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Chiches. I promise you I doo much lament it my selfe: for I heare saye no lesse, but it is true that you say. I would I could remedy it, but I can not: but I wyll doo the best that I can, when I come into the country, & I wil be glad to talke with you some other time, whē I am some what better at ease. You see I am very tender nowe, as I haue bene thys halfe yeare and more. Come to dinner: our dynner is redy. I caused you not to tary for any great chere that you shall haue, nor I woulde you should not thynke that I go about to wynne you with my meate. But you bee welcome wyth al my hart. Come syt downe.

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VVood. I thanked hym and went to dynner, and there dyned with hym a Marchaunt man, one of the Shiriffes men, and I, and no mo, and we had good chere. God be praysed therefore. We had no talke of the scriptures al the dynner whyle. But when dynner was done, the bypshop sayd.

Chiches. Now cal maister Stories man. For the Commissioners haue committed you to prison: but I wyll sende for you or euer it bee long, and I pray God I maye do you good. I would be very glad of it.

VVoodman. If it please you to sende for me, I would be very glad to talke wyth you. For I lyke your talke wel. And thē if it please your Lordshyp to examine me vpon any particular matter, I wyll shew you my mynde therein, by Gods grace, wythout dissimulation. But I pray you let me haue nothing to do with maister Story. MarginaliaStory with out reason.For he is a man with out reason, me thynke.

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Chiches. Wel, or euer you go, how say you to the seuen sacramentes? Let me heare what you say to them, that I maye be the wyllinger to send for you agayne.

VVood. I know not. vii. sacramentes.

Chiches. Then what shal I talke with you? How many do you know?

VVood. I know but two, and they be: one the sacrament of Baptisme, and the other the Supper of the Lorde. But if you can iustlye proue by Gods woorde, that there bee more then two, I stand to be reformed.

Chiches. If I proue not vii. by Gods word, thē beleue me not. And so he bad me farewel.

And then the shirifes twoo men, and one of doctor Storyes men, caryed me to Doctor Cookes house, whiche D. Cooke commaunded them to carye me to the Shirifes pryson in Southwarke, saying: he shalbe called before vs agayne shortly, and al hys fellowes, and we shal dispatch them for troublinge the country any more.

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And so I was brought to the Marshalsea, where I now am mery (God be praysed therfore) looking for iudgement ofmy flesh. For they intende to dispatche me shortlye, if God wyll geue them leaue. But God hath theyr hartes in hys hands, and they can do nothing to me, but as god wyl geue them leaue. wherfore I commit my cause to God onely, MarginaliaLuke. 22.and I am sure there shal not one heare of my heade perish without my heauenly fathers wyll, althoughe I bide neuer so muche trouble. Iob perished not for al his trouble, although God gaue the diuel leaue to trouble and try hym, diuers and many waies, as God hathe suffered MarginaliaThe diuels members þe Papists.his members to trouble and trye me, diuers and manye waies. I prayse God, they shal as litle preuayle against my faith (I haue no mistrust) as the diuell preuayled agaynste Iob, what soeuer they doo with my goods, lyfe or body. For he that kept MarginaliaIob. Psal. 121.Iob in all hys trouble, neither slombreth nor sleepeth, but kepeth me and al his elect, that whether wee lyue or dye, it shall be to the prayse and glory of God. MarginaliaRom. 14.For if we liue, we liue at the lords wyll: and if wee dye, wee dye to the Lordes wyll. So, whether we lyue or dye, we are the Lordes, blessed be his name therefore.

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Wherefore deare brethren and sisters, to whom thys my writing shal come, be of good chere, & feare not what man can do vnto you. For they can but kyl the body: MarginaliaLuke. 22.but feare hym that hath power to kyl both body and soule: & yet once agayne I bid you be of good chere. For the Shrife with diuers other gentilmen and Prieestes, whilest I was at the Sherifs house sayd to me, that al the heretikes in the Countrie hong on me, as the people dyd in tymes past vpon Saint Augustine, or saint Ambrose, or such like. wherfore said they, loke

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