of Norwich worsted weuer, for þe same religiō was troubled of the Papistes, being put in the stockes with a paper on his head.
Likewise in Kent, one Trewe was pursued out of his house by sir Edward Gage, & at last brought to his house, & ther layd in þe dongeō: from thence had to the next market town, was set on the pillery, and lost bothe his eares, for dissuading not to come to the churche.
All of these accounts first appeared in the 1563 edition although they were scattered throughout the end of the volume. In the 1570 edition, Foxe brought these accounts together, and rearranged them. He made no substantive change to their contents, however, and they remained unchanged in subsequent editions. Some of these accounts, such as Thomas Greene's and Stephen Cotton's, are autobiographical; others were sent to Foxe by sympathetic informants.[Back to Top]
IN the Chapter before, you haue haue heard partlye of suche as haue been troubled and persecuted from house and home, from place to place, exiled or otherwyse vexed for Religion sake. Nowe followeth in this Chapter mention to be made, (as nere as we can) of all suche as for the same cause of Christes doctrine, haue been whypped and scourged by þe aduersaries of Gods worde, MarginaliaR. Wilmot T. Farfax scourged.fyrst beginning with Rychard Wylmot, and Thomas Farefaxe, who about the tyme of Anne Ascue, were pitefully rent and tormented, with scourges and strypes, for their faythfull standinge to Christe and to his truthe, as by the storye and examination, both of the sayde Rycharde Wilmoth, and of Thomas Fairefax here nowe followyng may appere.[Back to Top]
AFter the first recantacion of Doctor Crome for his sermon whiche he made the fyft sondaye in Lent at Saint Thomas Acons, beyng the Mercers Chappell, MarginaliaD. Cromes sermō.his sermon was on the Epistle of the same daye, wrytten in the tenth chapiter to the Hebrues, wherein he proued very learnedly by the same place of scripture, and others, that Christe was the only and sufficient sacrifice vnto God the father, for the synnes of the whole worlde, and that there was no more sacryfice to bee offered for synne by the priestes, for as muche as Christe had offered his bodie on the crosse, and shedde his bloud for the synnes of the people, and that once for all. For the which sermon he was apprehended of Byshoppe Bonner, and brought before Steuen Gardyner and other of the Coūsell, where he promysed to recant his doctrine at Paules crosse, the seconde sondaye after Easter. MarginaliaD. Cromes recantation.And accordyngly, he was there and preached, Bonner wyth all hys Doctours sytting before him: but so dyd he preache and handle his matter, that he rather verified his former saying, then denied any parte or parcell of that whiche hee before hadde preached and taught, for the which the Protestauntes praysed God, and hartelye reioyced. But blynde[Back to Top]
Boner with his Champions, were not there with pleased, but yet not withstandinge they hadde hym home with them, and so handled hym amongest that woluyshe generation, that they made him come to the crosse agayne the next sondaye. And because the magistrates shoulde nowe heare hym, and bee witnesses of this recantation, which was moost blasphemous, whiche was to denye Christe, his sacrifyce not to be sufficient for penitent synners, but the Priestes of Baal with their sacryfice of the masse, was good, godlye, and a holy sacrifice, propiciatorie and auailable, bothe for the quycke and the dead: because (I saye) that they woulde haue the Nobles to heare this blasphemous doctrine, the viperouse generatiō hadde procured all the chief of the Counsell to be there present.[Back to Top]
Nowe to come to our matter at this tyme, the same weake betwene his firste Sermon and the laste, and whyle Doctour Crome was in durance, one Rycharde Wylmot beynge prentyce in Bowe lane, beynge of the age of eyghtene yeares, and syttinge at his worke in his maister shoppe the tewysdaye, being the [illegible text] daye of Iuly, An. [illegible text] one Lewes a Welch man, being one of the Garde, came into the shop, hauing thinges to doe for him selfe.[Back to Top]
One asked him what newes at the courte. and he aunswered that the olde heretick Doctor Crome had recanted now, in deede, before the Counsell, and that he shoulde on sondaye next be at Paules crosse againe, and there declare it. Then Wilmot sytting at his maisters worke, and hearing him speake these wordes, and many other wicked & euill, and reioycinge in the same, began to speake vnto him, saying that he was sory to here these newes. For if Crome should say otherwise then he hath said, that then it is contrary to the truthe of Gods word, and cōtrary to his own cōscience, which shall before God accuse him. Lewes answered and said that he had preached and taught heresie, & therfore it was mete that he shold in such a place reuoke it. wilmot told him þt he would not so saye, neither did he here him preach any doctrine cōtrary to gods word writen, but þt he proued his doctrine, and that sufficiently by the scriptures. Thē he asked him how he knew þt. he answered, by the scripture of God, wherein he shall finde Gods wil and pleasure, what he willeth all men to do, and what not to do, & al so by them he should proue & trie all doctrines, and the false doctrine frō the true. Lewes said: it was neuer mery since þe Bible was in Englishe, and that he was both an heretick and a traitour, that caused it to be trāslated into Englishe (meaning Cromwel) & therefore was rewarded according to his desertes. he answered againe: what his desertes or offēses wer to his prince, a great many do not know, nether doth[Back to Top]