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.[Back to Top]
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.
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.
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.[Back to Top]
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.
Foxe edited non-essential details from this article in the 1570 edition.
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.[Back to Top]
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.[Back to Top]