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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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1769 [1688]

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more. Then Story came and two Gentlemen with him, and called for me, and then I was brought into a counting house to them. And he sayde to the Gentlemen: here commeth this heretike, the whiche I had the booke called Antychrist of. And he beganne to tell them how many tymes I had bene before him, and sayde: I haue entreated hym very gently, and he would neuer tell me the truth, tyll that it was found out by other. And then he sayde: it wer a good dede to cut thy tonge out of thy head, and thy eares of thy head, that thou mayste be an example to all other heretike knaues. And the Gentlemen said: nay that wer pitie. And he asked if that I would not become an honest man, and I said yes. for I haue offēded god many waies and then he burdened me of my faith. And I tolde hym I had made him answer of my faith, before my Lord of Windsors chaplein as much as I coulde. And then he commaunded to strip me, he standing by me, and called for two of the Bedels, and the whippes to whip me: & the two Bedels came with a cord, and bound my hāds together, and the other ende of a cord to a stone piller. Then one of my frendes, called Nicolas Pristman, hearyng them call for whips, hurled in a bundell of roddes, whiche semed muche to pacifye the mynde of a cruell tyraunt. And so they scourged me with roddes: but as they wer whipping of me, Story asked me yf I woulde goe vnto my maister agayne, and I sayde nay. And he sayde: I perceyue now he wyl be worse then euer he was before. but he sayde, lette me alone. I wyll fynde hym out if he bee in Englande. And so with manye other things which I cannot rehearse, when they had done whyppyng of me, they bad me pay my fees and goe my wayes.

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☞ Doctoure Storye commaunded that he should haue an hundred stripes, but the Gētlemen so entreated, that he had not so manye, Story sayinge: if I might haue my wil, I wold surely cut out his tonge.

Ouer and besides these aboue rehearsed, wer diuers and many other, who for Christes sake hūbled thēselues to the beatynges & stripes of þe papists, many mo (no dout) thē we haue knowledge of. For the nature and patience ot these godly Martyrs wer such, that the more they suffred for Christ, the lesse they bosted therof. who would haue thought that Boner euer woulde haue broughte MarginaliaM. Bartlet Grene beaten by Boner.maister Bartlet Grene aboue mentioned, being a Lawyer and a Gentleman vnder the vnsemely chastisement of a rod, and yet notwithstanding he so did. as the said mayster Grene himselfe declared to a frende MarginaliaThis frēds name was M. Cottō of hys in Newgate a litle before his death.

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In lyke maner was ordered mayster Cotton, burned in Braynford. Pag. 1669. Col, 2. Who lykewise testifieth himself to be twise beaten of Boner, in a letter of his, wrytten vnto his bro-

ther, as by the same his letter here followyng, for the more euidence hereof may appeare.

The copy of a certayne letter wrytten by Steuen Cotton to his brother, declarynge howe he was beaten of Boner.

BRother, in the name of the lord Iesus I commend me vnto you, & I do hartely thank you for your godly exhortation and counsel, in your last letter declared to me. And albeit I do perceiue by youre letter, you are informed, that as we are diuers persōs in number, so are we of contrary sectes, conditions & opinions, contrary to that good opinion you had of vs, at your last being with vs in Newgate, be you most assured good brother, in the lord Iesus, we are al of one minde, one faith, one assured hope in our lord Iesus, whō I trust we altogether wt one spirit, one brotherly loue do daily cal vpon for mercye and forgeuenes of our sinnes, wt earnest repentance of our former liues, & by whose precious bloude shedding we trust to be saued only, and by no other meanes. Wherfore good brother, in the name of the lord, seing these impudent people, whose minds ar altogether bent to wickednes, enuy, vncharitablenes, euil speking, do good about to slander vs with vntruth, beleue thē not, nether let their wicked sayinges once enter into your mind. And I trust one day to see you again, al though nowe I am in gods prison, whiche is a ioyful schole to thē þt loue their lord and god, & to me being a simple scholer, most ioyful of all. good brother, once again I do in þe name of our lord Iesus, exhort you to pray for me, þt I may fight strōgly in þe lords battel, to be a good souldior to my captain Iesus Christ our lord, & desire my sister also to do the same, and do not ye mourn or lamēt for me, but be ye glad & ioyful of this my trouble. For I trust to be loosed out of this dōgeō shortly, & to go to euerlaståg ioy, which neuer shal haue end. I hard how ye wer wt the Cōmissioners for me, & howe ye wer suspected to be one of our company. I pray you sue no more for me, good brother. But one thing I shal desire you, to be at my departing out of this life, þt you may beare witnes with me þt I shall die, I trust in god, a true christiā, & I hope al my cōpanions in the lord our god: & therfore beleue not these euil disposed people, who ar thautors of al vntruth. I pray you prouide me a lōg shirt against the day of our deliuerance. for the shirt you gaue me laste, I haue geuen it to one of my companions, who had more neede then I: and as for the money & meat you sent vs, the B. seruants deliuered none to vs, neither he whome you had so great trust in. Brother, ther is none of thē to trust to. for qualis magister talis seruus. 

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Letter from Steven Cotton to his brother.
Foxe text Latin

qualis magister talis seruus

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2004)

As is the master so is the slave

I haue ben twise beaten & threatned to be beaten again by the B. himself. I suppose we shal go into the coūtrey to Fulham, to the Bishops

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house,