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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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1683 [162]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

But before we come to his suffering, fyrst to touch something of his lyfe, vocation, and thoccasion of his trouble & persecution. This Richard Wodman Iren maker of the parish of Warbelton in the county of Sussex, and dioces of Chichester of the yeage of. xxx. yeares & somwhat more, was first sent to the kinges Bench by maister MarginaliaIustices of Sussex troublers of Rich. Woodmā. and what wer their names.Ihon Ashbornham, maister Tostō, maister Culpeper, & maister Robertes Iustices of peace in the Countye of Sussex. The occasion of this sending him to prisō was for certen wordes speaking to one MarginaliaFayrebanke.Fairbanck in the pulpit preaching, the cause of which his speaking was this. The sayd Fairbancke had bene a maried priest, and had serued the cure at Warbelton before that time, where as he had often perswaded & willed the people not to credite or beleue any other doctrin then that which he did preache and teache vnto them according to the doctrine set fourth in King Edwardes daies. And afterwards in the beginning of quene Maries rayne the saide Fairebancke did preach cleane contrary to þt which he had before taught. Wherevpō this Richard Wodman hearing him in þe church of Warbelton so to preach cōtrary to him selfe, sayd vnto him, and desired him to teach them the truth. For before he had taught them one thing, and nowe an other. For the which words he was committed to warde by the persons aboue named. In the which prison of the kinges bench he continued from Iune, the space almoste of iiii. monethes. And from thence was transferred by MarginaliaD. Story.Doctor Story into Boners Colehouse where he remayned the space of a moneth, before he came to examynation, of the which his examinations we haue heretofore sufficiently discoursed.

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After these examinacions thus had and commensed with Story and the Bishops, he was shortly after called fourth to his condemnation, and so depriued of his life, with whom also was burned the same George Steuens and with them moreouer were burned viii. which were taken but the same daye, or els the daye before. The names of whom altogether heare folow vnder written. MarginaliaMartyrs.

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1 Richard Woodman.
2 George Steuens
3 W. Maynard. 
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Quite possibly this is the William Maynard whose arrest for unlicensed preaching had been ordered by the privy council in April 1555 (APC V, p. 110).


4 Alexander Hosman
his seruaunt.
5 Tomasine a Wood,
his mayde.
6 Margery Morys.
7 Iames Morys
her sonne.
8 Denys Burgis.
9 Ashdownes wife.
10 Groues wyfe 
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Margery Morris and James Morris and John Ashdon are all mentioned in a later list of those persecuted in the diocese of Chichester: see 1563, pp. 1633-34; 1570, p. 2220, 1576, p. 1917 and 1583, p. 2024.


 

These persones here aboue named and blessed Martires were put to death at Lewes the. xxii. of Iune. Of the which number the viii. last were taken, as is sayde, eyther the same daye, or the daye before, and so wyth the sayd. ii. wodman and Steuens were commit-

ted to the fier, in which space no wrytte could come downe from London to the Iustices, for theyr burning. 

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It was illegal to execute a person for heresy without a writ from the lord chancellor authorizing the execution.

MarginaliaCertein iustices charged for burning Christes people wythout anye lawfull warrant or wryt.Wherfore what is to be sayd to such Iustices, or what reckening they wyll make to God, and to the lawes of this Realme I refere that to the prudence and equity of them that haue to do in the matter. This I wyll that contrary to the lawe diuers other Iustices may be founde lykwise, who with out any lawful wrytte of discharge proceding by order of lawe, haue vnlawfully and disorderly burnt the seruaunts of Christ, whose bloud the law both may and also oughte to reuenge, especially at Salisbury, 
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See 1563, pp. 1702-03; 1570, pp. 2254-56; 1576, pp. 1947-48 and 1583, pp. 2054-55.

and also at Canterbury. But concerning these matters though mans lawe do winke or rather slepe at them, yet they shalbe sure Gods Law will fynd such murtherers out at length. I praye God the doers may repent by time.

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One Ambrose. 
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Ambrose

This brief note is that all that Foxe ever printed on Ambrose; it appeared without change in all four editions.

MarginaliaAmbrose dyed in prison Confessor.AFter these x. aboue named burnte at at Lewes, about the same time and moneth, one Ambrose died in Maydstone prison, who els shuld haue bene burned in the like cause and quarel, as the other were.

Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper burnt at Norwiche. 
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Simon Miller and Cooper

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and remained fundamentally unchanged in subsequent editions. It was based on the account of an individual informant, apparently Thomas Sutterton, the sheriff of Norwich, or someone sympathetic to him. Interestingly, although Foxe had a copy of the condemnation of Miller (BL, Harley MS 425, fos. 155r-156r), he didn't use it.

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MarginaliaIuly 13.IN the moneth of Iulye next ensued the martirdom of Simon Miller, & Elizabeth Coper. This Simō dwellinge then in the towne of Linne, a godly and zelous mā in the knowledge of the Lord and of his trueth, detestinge and abhorring the contrary enforced religion then sette fourth, came from Linne to Norwiche, MarginaliaSimon Myller a Marchantwhere he standing in the presse & hearing of the people, comming oute the same time from theire popish seruice, ended in the church, beganne to aske them comming out of the churche where he might go to haue the communion. At which wordes diuers much merueling to heare and see his bouldnes, some other that was an euyll disposed papiste, hearing the same, sayd if he would neades go to a communion, hee woulde go bring him thither where hee shuld be sped of his purpose. And so by reason therof shortly after was brought to the Chauncelor of Norwych (whose name was Downing) who after a fewe words and small talke passed with the sayd examinante committed him to warde and custody. In the meane while as he was in examinatiō, he had in his shoe his cōfession written in a certaine paper, wherof a peace apearing aboue his shoe, it was spied and taken out. The Chauncelor asking if hee would stand to the confessiō of the same faith therin conteined, he constantly affirmed the same. Whereupon, as is sayde, hee was committed. Thus the sayd Simon beinge in the bishops house vnder custody of the keper ther,

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