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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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1744 [1663]

For he is malicious, and a bloudsucker and bereth an old hatred against me, and he wil handel you the more cruelly, because of displeasure against me. I feare him not (quod the yonge man). he shal do no more to me then God wyll geue him leaue: and happy shall I bee if God wyll call me to die for his truthes sake. After this talke, they then went vp to the persone, who at the first asked him. Fellow, what saiest thou to the sacrament of the altar? I say, (quod he) as ye vse the matter, ye make a shamefull idoll of it, and ye are false idolatrous priests al the sort of you. I tolde you, quod the person, he was a stoute heretike. So, after long talke the persone committed him to warde. And the next day rode he vp to London, and caried the yong man with him, and so came the yong mā no more agayne to Hadley. But after long imprisonment in Newgate, 

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In the 1563 edition, Foxe correctly identified John Alcock with the 'John Awcock' whom he had mentioned earlier as dying in Newgate (1563, p. 1117; 1570, p. 1731; 1576, p. 1478 and 1583, p. 1651). But on this same page, he also states that Alcock was burned at Smithfield. Foxe corrected this error in subsequent editions.

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he was condemned for an heretike, and burned in Smithfield.

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Thus see you what lamentable estate the churche of Hadley was in after the death of D. Taylour. Many through weakenes and infirmitie fell to the Poperie: and suche as were more perfect, lyued in great feare and sorowe of hart. Some fled the towne, and wandred frō place to place. And some fled beyond the seas, leuing all that euer they had to God, and committing them selues rather to banishment and pouertie, then they would against their conscience do any thyng that should displease God, or in any point sound against his holy worde. God be praysed for this goodly tryall, wherein suche as feared God, were lyke gold in the furnace purified, and suche as were weake haue learned to knowe them selfes, and henceforth to leane to Gods strength, and to praye for his helpe, that they may be more strōg, and walke more firmely in the waye of Gods worde in tyme to come.

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To God our almyghtie father, through Iesus Christ our sauiour, be all honour and glorie, and the Lord graunt vs his holy Ghost, to strengthen and comfort out weakenes, and to leade vs through this wretched worlde, so that we may come to that blessed rest ordeyned for his chosen sainctes, Amen. God be praysed for euer, Amen, Amen.

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ALthough somewhat was touched before cōcerning Iohn Aucoke, who died in pryson as is before declared, pag. 1117. yet because he was an Hadley man, and we hauyng more to wryte of hym, we thought the place here present not vnmete to express the same.

¶ The history of Iohn Alcocke.

THis Iohn Alcocke or Aucock, of whome mention is made before pag. 1117. was a very faithfull and honest man, by his occupation a woad setter, singu-

larly well learned in the holy scriptures, and in all his conuersation a iuste and ryghteous man, that feared God, and studied to dooe in dede that thyng that he had learned in the scriptures. Nowe after that Syr Rychard Yeomā was dryuen away, and the people on sondays and other dayes came to the churche, and had no man to teache them any thinge (for as yet person Newall was not come to Hadley to dwell, nor had gotten any Curate. Besydes that, the lawes made by kynge Edwarde were in force, and the Latin mumblynges not yet receiued euerye where.) Iohn Alcock therefore toke the Litanie booke, exhorted the people to praye with him, & so red the litanie before thē: and moreouer he gaue them godly lessons and exhortations out of the chapters that he red vnto them. For this, the byshop of Wynchester Stephen Gardiner sent for him, cast him into Newgate at London, where after many examinations and troubles, for that he would not submitte him selfe to aske forgeuenesse of the Pope, and to be reconciled to the Romysh religion, he was cast into the lower doungeon, where with euil kepyng, and syckenesse of the house he died in pryson. Thus died he a martyr of Christes veritie, whiche he hartely loued and constantly confessed, and receiued the garland of a well foughten battell at the hande of the Lorde. His bodie was cast out and buried in a donghyll. for the Papistes woulde in al thynges be lyke them selues: therfore woulde they not so much as suffer the dead bodies to haue honest and conuenient sepulture.

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He wrote twoo Epistles to Hadley, whiche followe here.

¶ The first Epistle of Iohn Alcock.

GRace be with you, MarginaliaGal. 1.and peace from the father and oure Lorde Iesus Christe, which gaue hym selfe for our sinnes, that he myght deliuer vs from this present euill worlde, accordinge to the wyll of God our father, to whome be prayse for euer and euer, Amen.

Oh my brethren of Hadley, why are ye so sone turned from them which called you in the grace of Christ vnto an other doctrine, whiche is nothing els but that there bee some whiche trouble you, and entend to peruert the Gospell of the Lord and sauiour Iesus Christ. Neuerthelesse, though these shold come vnto you that haue bene your true preachers, and preach an other way of saluation, then by Iesus Christes death and passion, hold them accursed. Yea if it were an Aungell came from heauen, and wold tel you that the sacrifice of Christes body vpon the crosse, once for all euer, for all the sinnes of all those which shalbe saued, MarginaliaHebr. 9.10 Christes sacrifice. were not sufficiēt: accursed be he. If he were an Aungel, or what so euer he were, that would saye that our seruice in Englysh were not right Gods seruice,

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