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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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1750 [1669]

The martirdome and constant sufferinge of syxe, which were cruellye put to deathe at Brainford for the true testimony of Iesus Christ. 
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Six Brentford Martyrs

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and it was based on the trial records (for the answers of the martyrs) and on the testimony of individual informants. This account remained unchanged in subsequent editions, except that an anecdote of a miracle which took supposedly place at the execution of these martyrs was cut from the 1570 edition.

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MarginaliaIuly. 14. MarginaliaSix burnt at Brainford.NOt long after the death of the fore named Richarde Yeman minister, that suffred at Norwich, wer. vi. other faithful witnesses of the Lords true testament, martired at Brainford, vii. miles from London, 

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The location is significant. Clearly worried about popular unrest in the capital, Bishop Bonner wrote to Cardinal Pole in July 1558, urging that these six martyrs be burned quietly in Hammersmith, rather than in London (Petyt MS 538/47, fo. 3r). Apart from changing the site of the execution, Bonner's advice was followed.

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the. xiiii. day of Iuly 1558, which said. vi. wer of that company þt were apprehended in a close, hard by Islington. pag. 1658. col. 2. & were taken with them & sent to prison as before ye haue herd, whose names & articles proponed to them with their answers vnto the same, hereafter followeth. MarginaliaMartirs.

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Robert Mylles.
Stephen Cotten. 
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See Stephen Cotton's letter to his brother (1563, p. 1688; 1570, p. 2264; 1576, pp. 1954-55 and 1583, p. 2061).


Robert Dynes.
Stephen VVighte.
Iohn Slade.
Villiam Pikes.

THese. vi. fore named Martirs (gentil reder) had their articles ministred to thē by Thomas Darbishere, Boners chancelor, at sondry tymes, as Robert Milles the. xx. daye of Iune, Williā Wight the. xxi. day of þe sayd moneth, Steuen Cotten, & Iohn Slade the. xxii. day, & Robert Dines, & William Pikes the. 23. daye At which said tymes, though they wer seuerally examined, yet had they al one articles ministred to thē, yea & the selfe same articles þt wer ministred to IhōHaliday, Hēry Pond & their cōpany afore said. Which said articles I leaue the reader to like for in pag. 1659. & thinke it not necessary any more to reherse thē, but onely to procede with their answers to the same, which brefly & in a sūme hereafter followeth.

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The answers of the forenamed persons to the articles afore sayde.

Marginalia1.TO the fyrst article they all graunted the same, & added therto for going to church, that Robert Mylles and Stephen Wighte came not there for. iii. quarters of a yeare before, and Iohn Slade and Williā Pikes not since that Quenes reigne, Stephen Cotten not for a tweluemoneth before, and Robert Dynes not for. ii. yeares before.

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Marginalia2. 3. 4. 5. 6.To the. 2. 3. 4. 5. and. 6. articles they all answered in effect, as the forenamed Iohn Halyday, Henry Pond & theyr cōpany did. pa. 1660 sauing thei added, that as their rites, customs and ceremonies ar ageinst the word of God, so wyll they obserue and kepe no part of þe same. Stephen Wight added further that he receyued not their Sacrament of the altar for two yeares before, nor Iohn Slade and William Pikes since Quene Maries reigne, nor Steuen Cotton for a twelmoneth before, nor Robert Dynes for. iii. yeares before.

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Marginalia7.To the. vii. article, they al graunted þe same in euery part like vnto þe afore named Henry Ponde & his company, pag. 1660. sauing Robert Dines added þt it was no part of his belef

Marginalia8.To the eyght article they al graunted the same in euery parte as the fornamed Williā Halyday and his company. pag. [illegible text] but Robert Milles adding therto that hee will not come

to church, nor allow their religion, so long as the crosse is crepte to and worshipped, and Images in the church. Iohn Slade affirmed in effect the like to Robert Milles, adding further that there be not. vii. sacraments, but two sacramentes, which is Baptisme and the supper of the Lord. Stephen Cotton would no further allow the Popish religion, thē it agreeth with Gods word, & Robert Dynes affirmed in effect the like to Stephen Cotton also.

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Marginalia9. 10To the ninth and tenth articles Roberte Milles, Iohn Slade and Steuen Cotton answered that they do not allow the popishe seruice, then set forth, because it is agaynst the trueth, and in a straunge language which the common people vnderstand not. Robert Dynes and William Pikes, will neither allow nor disallowe the latine seruice, because they vnderstād it not. And Stephen Wight would make no direct answere to the articles at all & to the. 11. 12. 13. &. 14. articles we finde no answers recorded of þe said Stephen Wight, but of the rest of his fellow prisoners we find answers to those articles, which hereafter folow

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Marginalia11.To þe. xi. article, Robert Milles, Iohn Slade and Stephen Cotten concerning the bookes, fayth, & religion specified in this article, they do allowe them so farre forth as they agree wt gods word. &c. Robert Dines woulde make no answere therto, because he thought him self vnmete to iudge therof, and William Pikes doth not remember that he hath misliked the seruice, and the faith, and religion set forth in king Edward the syxt his tyme.

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Marginalia12.To the. xii. they graunt it, þt if they might receue the sacramēt as they did in king Edward þe sixt daies, they would wt al theyr hart so do. Marginalia13. 14.To the. 13. &. 14. articles, they confesse & graūt the contents of them to be true in euery part.

WHen at the daies before specified, these good men wer producted before Boners Chauncellor, Thomas Darbyshire, doctor, & had the foresayde articles ministred vnto them, & they (as ye haue hard) had made answere vnto the same, in the end the Chauncellor commaunded them to appeare before him againe, the xi. daye of Iuly after, in the said place at Paules, where when they came, he required of them, whether they would turne from their opinions, to the mother holy churche, and if not, that then, whether ther wer any cause to the cōtrary, but that they might procede with the sentence of condēnation, whereunto they all answered, that they would not go from the truth, nor relente from any part of the same while they lyued. Then he charged them to appeare before him againe the next day in the after noone, betwene one & two of the clock, to heare the definitiue sentence red against thē, according to the ecclesiasticall lawes then in force. In which tyme of the twelf day of Iulye, he sytting in iudgement, talking with these godly and vertuous men, at the last came in to the said place sir Edward Hastinges & sir Thomas Cornwales knightes. ii. of quene Maries officers of her house, & being there, they sat thē doun ouer against the chaūcellor, in whose

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