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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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a time, then he was sent to Bury prison, and from thence to the Counsell, & then into the Fleete, and so hee lay in prison from the beginning of haruest till it was nygh Christmas, & he sayd God gaue him such answers to make when he was examined, that he was deliuered with quietnes of conscience. And hauing his liberty, he came againe vnto the foresayd towne: and because he would not go to masse, his liuinge was taken awaye, MarginaliaMayster Browne cōfessor.and he and hys wife were constrayned to flee, here and there, for his life and conscience. In the laste yeare of quene Maries regyn God did take him out of this life in peace. And out of the fore sayde towne was constrayned to flee Robert Beell and Ihon Trapne, because they wold not go to masse, receaue the sacramēt of the altar. &c. And the saide Robert Blomefielde, being taken verye sicke, continentlye after he had apprehended the said Broune, as it is aforesaid, at that time he was a welthy men, and of a great substaunce, beside his land, which was better then twenty pound a yeare: and after this time, god so plaged his houshold, that his eldest sonne died, and his wife had a pining siknes, till she departed this life also. And then maried he another, a richer wydowe, but all would not help, and nothing would prosper. For he had a sore pining sickenes, wherby he so pined and wasted, both in body and goods, with botches and sores, til he died. So whē he died, he was aboue. ix. score poundes in debt, & it was neuer hearde of any repentaunce he had. But a litle before his death, he bragged and threatned a good man, one Symon Harlstone 

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Simon Harlstone, whose name appears several times in Foxe's book, was Archbishop Matthew Parker's brother-in-law. Although he prudently does not labour the point, Foxe must have enjoyed recording Harlstone's opposition to wearing the surplice which the archbishop insisted all clerics had to wear.

to put him forth to the officers, because he did weare no surplice whē he sayd seruice. Wherby it is pity such baites of poperye are left to the enemies to take the Christians in. God take them awaye, or els vs from them. For God knoweth they be the cause of much blindnes and strife amongest men.

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MarginaliaElizabeth Lawnson confessor. 

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Copies of the sentence condemning Elizabeth Lawson survive in Foxe's papers as BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 164r-165r and 177r-178v.

There was one Elizabeth Lawnson, dwelling in Bedfield, in the county of Suffolke, aboue the age of three score yeares, apprehended as an hereticke, by the Constables of the same town, MarginaliaRob. Kitrich. Thomas Elas, persecutorsRobert Kitrich, and Thomas Elas, in the yeare of our Lord, 1556. because shee would not go to church to heare Masse, & beleue in the sacrament and woorship it. They led her vnto a dungeon, & after that shee was caryed vnto Norwich, and from thence to Burye gaole, where shee was condemned to bee brent. In the meane tyme MarginaliaSir Iohn Syllyarde Sheriffe.syr Iohn Sylliarde had her home vnto his house, hee beynge highe sherife that yeare, and there shee was hardlye kepte and pynched, and lyncked among irons, and because shee woulde not recant, shee was sent to prison agayne wyth shameful reuilinges. Thus she continued in prison the space of two yeares and thre quar-

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ters. In the mean time there was burnt her sonne and many other, whereby she woulde often say: Good Lorde, what is the cause that I may not yet come to thee wyth thy chyldren? wel good Lord, thy blessed wil be done, and not myne. And when our Quenes maiestye, that now is, came into her state royall, shee remayned styl in Bury prison, tyl she was bailed vp on sureties, as she was. For she beinge a condemned person, neither the temporaltye, nor yet the spirituall authoritye woulde discharge her without sureties. Now she beyng abroade, and her sureties made afraid by wicked men, sayd they woulde cast her agayne in prison, except she would see them discharged. Then she got a supplication, to go vnto the Quenes maiesty, and came to a frede of hers to haue his counsel therein. Who wylled her to stay a whyle, because she was old, the dayes shorte, and great expenses, and the Wynter foule (for it was a little before Christmas) that she should tary vntyl Sommer. In the meane tyme God brake the bonde, and shortned her iourney. For he didde take her home to hym selfe out of this lyfe, in peace. This good olde womā, long before she went to prison, had the falling sicknes, & she told a frende of hers, one Symon Harlston after she was apprehended shee hadde it neuer more, but lyued in good health, and ioye of harte, throughe her Lorde Christ. she had a very vnkind man to her husband, and while she was in prison, he solde away her raiment, and woulde not helpe her, & after she was out of prison, she went home vnto him, and he would shew her no kindnes nor helpe her neither, and yet the house and land that he dwelt in, he had by her, as longe as she lyued: she was found of the congregation till she died.

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There was one Robert Hollons wife of Mickefyeld, in the county of Suffolke, husbād man, and sister to the said Elizabeth Launson persecuted out of the said towne, and a young man her sonne with her, because they would not go to the church to heare masse, & receiue the sacrament of the altar.

Item, there was one Robert Stegolde, an old husband mā, persecuted out of Erle Stonham, in the sayd Countye, for the same causes that Iohn Hollond and hys mother were, as is afore sayde.

There was persecuted out of Rekengale, in the County of Suffolke, mother Birlyngam, and her twoo Sonnes, and Agnes her daughter, and Katherin Browne a good vertuous maide, because they would not go vnto the church to heare Masse, nor allowe the ceremonies, nor receiue the sacrament of the aultar, not yet shew any sygne to worshyp it.

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There was persecuted out of Cornefeld one Spurdance, and afterwarde he was taken by

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