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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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Actes and Monumentes of the church.
The martyrdome and burnyng of. x. faythfull and blessed Martyrs, v. men, and. v. women burnt at Colchester, v. in the forenone, and v. in the afternone for the testimony and wytnes of Christ Iesus and his glorious Gospell. 
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Rose Allin

The entire account of these martyrs, apart from a disgression added in 1570, first appeared in the 1563 edition. It was drawn from London diocesan records and from individual informants. Cuts were made to this material in the 1570 edition, but apart from the disgression just mentioned, nothing was added to the 1570 edition.

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MarginaliaAugust. 2.AMong the manyfolde matters mentioned in the hystoryes of this booke, I maruaile more at the great ouersight of some, thē at the malicious myndes, and monstrous doinges of others. It hath bene alwaies sene since Sathan broke lose, that prelates haue persecuted the poore people of Christ: but in my minde this is moste to be lamented, that noble men, men of honour, and worship woulde bee made suche ministers to serue the affections of these tyraunts, as they were in the sorowful dayes of the late quene Mary. For if thou diligenly marke (good Reader) herein the labours of euery state and degree in al tymes and yeares, who then sitteth so styl in worldly security, as doth the bloody byshops, vnles it be to practise pestilent policy, to bring such worthy men to serue their slauishe slaughter, to the poysoning of Christen soules, as here in this history thou mayest se, to the great griefe of a good hart.

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Thou remembrest (gentle reader) mencion was made a litle before pag. 1565. of. 22. which were sent vp prisoners together from Colchester to London by the Erle of Oxford, the L. Darcy, maister Tirrell of saint Osithes, and other commissioners & iustices &c. The which xxii. as is afore sayd through a certen gentle submission put vnto them, were after warde released and deliuered. In the number of these forsaid. xxii. was one MarginaliaFather, mother & daughter.William Moūt of much bently in Essex, husband man, with Alice hys wife, and Rose Alin maid, the daughter of the sayd Alice Mount, which comminge home agayne to their house at much Bentley afore sayde, refrayned them selues from the vnsauery seruice of the popish church, and frequented the companye of good men and women, which gaue them selues diligently to reding, inuocating, and callynge vpon the name of God through Christ, whereby it so freated the wicked priest of the town called MarginaliaThomas Tye priest a wycked promotor.sir Thomas Tye, and other lyke vnto him, that castynge their heades together, they made a pestilent supplication to the Lord Darcye, in the name of the whole parishe, the tenure whereof here after followeth.

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The maner of a Supplication to the lord Darcy, and by hym delyuered to Sir Iohn Kyngston Priest and Commissary.

MarginaliaDecember. 1556.PLeaseth it your honorable Lordshyp to be aduertised that wee confesse, whylest your good Lordship lay here in the country, the people were stayed in good order, to our great cōfort: but since your Lordships departure, they

haue made digression from good order in some places, and namely in the parish of much Bentley, by reason of three sedicious persons, Wylliam Mount and hys wyfe, & Rose her daughter, who by their coulourable submission (as it doth appeare) were dismist and sent downe from the byshop of London. And synce theyr comming home, they haue not onelye in theyr own persons shewed manifest signes and tokens of disobedience, in not commyng to the church, nor yet obseruing other good orders: but also most maliciously and seditiously haue seduced many from commyng to the churche, and from obeying al other good orders, mocking also those that frequent the churche, and calling them church Owles, and blasphemouslye calling the blessed Sacrament of the altar a blynde God, with diuers suche lyke blasphemies. In consideration whereof, may it please your honour (for the loue of God, and for the tender zeale your good Lordshippe beareth to iustice, and common peace and quietnes of the kyng and Quenes maiesties louing subiects) to awarde out your warrant for the said Wylliam Mount his wife, and Rose her daughter, that they beinge attached and broughte before your good lordship, we trust the rest wyl feare to offend (theyr ryng leaders of sedition being apprehended) to the quietnes of other obedient subiectes.

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Your dayly Oratours the parishners
of much Bentley.

Thomas Tye Priest, Iohn Carter, Thomas Candeler, Iohn Barker, Richrd Mere, Iohn Paynter, VVilliam Harris, Iohn Ricarde, wyth others.

This being done, the sayde Syr Thomas Tye bethought with him selfe wher the persecuted dyd resorte (for in the beginninge of Quene Maries reygne, for a twelue moneth and more, he came not to church, but frequēted the company of godlye men and women, which abstayned from the same, and as they thought hee laboured to keepe a good conscience, but the sequele shewed him to be a false brother.) Now (as I sayd) he partly knowing the places of refuge for honest men, dyd further enquire of other about the same, and being therof sufficiently (as he thought) instructed to his purpose, immediatelye (aboute the tyme the supplication aboue specified, was exhibited to the saide Lorde Darcy) wrote secretly a letter to Boner bishoppe of London, wherein he maketh his accompt howe he had bestowed his time, and complained of diuers honest men, among the which was the sayde Wylliam Mount, and his companye. The tenure of which letter hereafter followeth.

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A letter sent to Boner Byshop of London, from Syr Thomas Tye Priest

RIght honorable Lorde after my bounden duty don in most hūble wise, these shal be to signify vnto your lordship þe state of our parties concerning religion. And first since the cōming downe of the xxiiii. rancke heretickes dis

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