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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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1760 [1679]

now is Minister of Bnrsted, wyth a great multitude besyde.

The persecution in Kent.

MarginaliaRo. Coles, his wyfe & children.OVt of Feuersam was persecuted one Robert Coles, wyth his wyfe and chyldren, who is now person of Bow in London. MarginaliaRicharde ProudeAlso one Richard Proude.

MarginaliaIohn Lidley, his wife & maistres Wullet.Out of Ashford Iohn Lydley and his wife, and one Margaret Wullet, wydow.

MarginaliaNewnam & three gentle women.From Caunterburye went one Newman, Maistres Ioyce Hales, maistres Neuell, and maistres Mantell.

MarginaliaMaster Mantel.In the said Kent in March, was one maister Mantell a gentelman (who was vp wythe sir Thomas Wyat) ledde to execution, & at hys first casting vnder the galloes, the rope brake. Then they woulde haue had him recanted the truth, and receiued the sacrament of the aulter as they terme it. And then they said he should haue the Quenes pardon but maister Mantell like a worthy gentelman refused their serpentine counsell, and chose rather to dye, then to haue life for dishonoring of God.

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MarginaliaMa. Cole, Ma. Isaac and othersOut of that country fled maister Cole archdeacon of Essex, maister Isaac, a Iustice, and his wife, maister Allyn, maister Grenewaye, and one goodwife Chittēden, with diuers others, an infinit nomber, which here now we may not recite for diuers considerations, but brefely go forward with our story, as the matter wyl suffer vs.

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The persecuted in Couentry.

ANd nowe likewise some thinge to speake of Couentry, and other places, in the order and race of these, which vnder this persecution were comprehended, MarginaliaMayster Ihon Hopkings of Couentry.the name and remembraunce of one Ihon Hopkins, a man wealthy, & then Sherife of Couentry, is not to be ouer paste. MarginaliaAn example to be noted of a godly Sherife for all other shrifes in the relm to folow.Who refusing to geue his assistaunce to the burning of Laurēce Saunders, was therefore committed to the flete. Afterward beside other dammages and fines susteyned in the prison, was driuen with his wife and viii. young children, leauing al other thinges, to flee ouer the sea, into high Germany where he cōtinued in the City of Basyle till the death of quene Mary, to no small ayde and comfort of other english Exiles ther about him, god so blessing him and his, in those so farre countries, that none of all his houshold miscaried there, but so many as hee brought out, so manye hee brought home agayne, and that with aduauntage, and Gods blessing plentifully vpon him.

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MarginaliaThe exiles such as did flye ouer the sea in quene Maries time.It were to longe here to recite, how many other good men and women (beside this godly Sherife) in this tyme of Quene Mary, dyd flee ouer the sea, of whom som wer in Frāce, some in Germany, some at Emden, some at

Geneua, some at Arowe, some at Zurike, other some at Basil, other at Strausborough, at Wormes, at Wynam castell, at Frankeford, at Dusbrough, at Wesell, in Saxonye, and other places about, the number of whom almost riseth to a thousand Exiles, whereof a great part was of studentes and learned mē, such as nowe be for the most part Byshops, Deanes, Archdeacons, or Ministers, rulynge and instructing the church of England. Such was the prouision of God, so mercyfullye then to prouide for the tymes to follow.

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And as these dyd flee without the realme, so no doubt many there were at home within the realme, which dyd flee no lesse from place to place, to keepe their conscience free, as the scholemaister of Lynne maister Rackestraw, a scholemaister at Norwich, maister Henrye Bird before touched, the scholemaister of Alesham. &c. And who knoweth, or can recite al which in the tyme of this persecution were afflicted and spoyled, some of theyr lande, some of their house and stuffe, some of bookes, many scarse escaped with their lyues. &c.

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MarginaliaM Watson.Among the other of Norfolke, Robert Watson is not to be forgotten, who sustayned imprisonment in the city of Norwich for the gospel, almost twoo yeares together, tyll it pleased God at length to delyuer hym by this subscription. Fyrst, the proposition or article laid vnto him, was this.

I beleue and confesse that the bread and wyne in the Eucharist, throughe the omnipotencye of Gods woord, pronounced by the Priest, are turned into the body and bloud of Christ: and after consecration vnder the formes of bread and wyne remaineth the true body and bloud of christ, and no other substance besides the substance of the body and bloud aboue said.

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¶ His answer and subscription to the same.

His omnibus eatenus assentior & subscribo, quatenus verbo dei nituntur, eoque sensu quo sunt ab ecclesia Catholica, et a sanctis patribus intellecta. 

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Speech by Robert Watson
Foxe text Latin

His omnibus eatenus assentior et subscribo, quatenus verbo Dei nituntur, eoque sensu quo sunt ab ecclesia Catholica, et a sanctis Patribus intellecta.

Foxe text translation

To al these I doo assent and subscribe, so far as they are grounded upon God's woord, and in such sense as they are understanded of the catholike church, and the holy fathers.

To al these I doo assent and subscribe, so far as they are grounded vpon Gods woord, and in such sense as they are vnderstanded of the catholike church, and the holy fathers.

Whether this was a recantation or subscription, here I doo not discusse: but so God wrought, that by meanes and procurement of Doctor Barret, hee was delyuered vpon the same. After whose deliueraunce came Christopherson, then Deane in Norwich, and beyng greatly angrye with the same, caused hym to bee soughte for agayne. But hee throughe the helpe of good men, was conueighed ouer the seas, and so escaped the daunger.

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Considering the great and terrible scourge of persecution in this time of Quene Marye and recounting the number of them that vnder some parte or other of the crosse were at that tyme afflicted and molested, I suppose frō

the