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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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ment by that? no, for my Chauncellour shall iudge thee. he tooke no othe, for he was out thē of the Realme. Then sayde maister Hygham: it is tyme to weede out suche fellowes as you bee in deede. Then sayde the Byshop: good fellowe, why beleuest not thou in the sacrament of the altar? and I sayd agayne, because I fynd it not in Gods booke, nor yet in the Doctors. If it were there, I would beleue it with all my hart. Then sayde he: howe knowest thou it is not there? And I sayde: because it is grauen, and contrary to the second commaundement: and seing then it is not wryttē in Gods boke, why doe you then robbe me of my lyfe. Then the Byshop hauing no more to say, condemned him, and commaūded the Baylife to take him awaye.

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¶ The passion and martyrdome of three constant and valiaunt wytnesses, and true followers of Christes Crosse. 
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Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson

The entire account of these three martyrs was first printed in the 1563 edition. In the 1570 edition Foxe pruned this account back, apparently to save paper rather than from religious or political motives. It was reprinted without change in subsequent editions.

MarginaliaNouember 18.NOt Long after the martyrdome of the twoo good weomen at Colchester, aboue named, were three faithfull witnesses of the Lordes testament tormented, and put to death in Smithfield at London, the. xviii. daye of Nouember, in the yeare aforesayde, whose names hereafter followe.

Iohn Hallingdale.
VVilliam Sparowe.
Rycharde Gybson.

MarginaliaMartyrs.Whiche three constant and godly men were producted before Bonner B. of London, the v. daye of Nouember, 1557. and had by hym and his Officers ministred certayne articles, the some whereof hereafter followeth.

¶ Articles ministred by Bonner vnto Iohn Hallingdale.

FIrst, that the sayde Iohn Hallingdale, is of the dioces of London, and so subiecte to the iurisdiction of the Byshop of London.

Secondlye, that the sayde Iohn, before the tyme of the reigne of Kyng Edwarde the syxt, late kyng of Englande, was of the same fayth and religion that was then obserued, beleued, taught, and set foorth here in this Realme of Englande.

Thirdly, that during the reigne of the sayde kyng Edward the syxt, the sayd Iohn Hallingdale, vpon occasion of the preachyng of certayn ministers in that tyme, did not abyde in his former fayth and religion, but did departe from it, and so did and doth continue til this present daye, and so determineth to do. (as he sayth) til hys lyues ende.

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Fourthly, that the sayd Iohn Hallingdale, hath thought, beleued, & spoken, diuers times, that the fayth, religion and ecclesiasticall seruice, receiued, obserued and vsed nowe in this realme of Englande, is not good and lauda-

ble, but against Gods cōmaundement & word, especially concernyng the masse, and the seuen sacramentes: and that he the sayde Iohn, will not in any wyse conforme him self to the same but speake and thinke against it, during his naturall lyfe.

Fiftly, that the sayde 

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Iohn hath thought, beleued, and spoken, and so doth thinke, beleue, & content to speake, that he being out pryson, and at his owne libertie, is not bound to come to his owne parishe churche to heare mattins, masse, and euen song there, or any diuine seruice song or sayde there, as it is now vsed here in England, & that therefore he hath not come to his owne parishe churche of S. Leonards aforesayd, especially these two yeares last past, but absenteth him selfe also continually from the same, neither hearing mattyns, masse, nor euensong, nor yet confessing his sinnes to the priest, or receiuing the sacrament of thaltar at his handes, or in vsing other ceremonies as they are nowe vsed in this church and realme of England: and as he remembreth, he neuer came but once in the saide parish church of S. Leonard, and careth not (as he saith) if he neuer come there any more, the seruice being as it is there, and so many abuses being there as he sayth ther ar, especially þe masse, the sacramēts, and the ceremonies & seruice set forth in latin.

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Sixtly, that the said Iohn, when his wife, called Alice, was brought in bed of a mā child, (the place he will not name, nor yet the minister, nor the godfathers or godmother, or midwife, or other that was present, sauing his own selfe, whom he saith was there present) he the said Iohn, caused the said child to be chistened in England, after the same maner and form in al pointes, as it was vsed in the time of the reigne of king Edward the vi. aforsaid, & he caused it to be called Iosue, & would not haue the said child christened in latyn, after the forme & maner as it is now vsed in the church & realm of England, nor will haue it by his will (as he sayeth) to be confirmed by the Byshop.

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Vnto all the whiche articles the saide Iohn Hallingdale made answer, confessing them al, and euery part of thē to be true, & saying that he would not reuoke his said answers, but stād vnto them according as it is in euery article aboue written.

Furthermore, the said Iohn Hallingdal, the day & place aforesaid, being demaunded by the said Boner, whether he the said Iohn Hallingdale did firmely beleue that in the sacrament, cōmonly called the sacrament of thaltar, there is really & truly the very body & bloude of our sauiour Christ, or no: made aunswere that he the said Iohn, neither in the time of the said K. Edward the vi. hath beleued, nor at this presēt doth beleue, þt in the said sacramēt, ther is really & truly the very body & bloud of Christ.

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