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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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1771 [1690]

Actes and Monumentes Of the Church
In Bonerum. 
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These verses were dropped in the 1570 edition.

Magna fuit priscis, mulctandi gloria noxas,
Et disciplinæ cura seuera piæ.
Tempore defecit: Quid non cariosa vetustas
Carpit? et in peius quæ viguere, trahit?
Nam pro supplicijs, imicantia sacra Lupercos
Sacrifici virga, perficit vncta manus.
Tam rigidos mores, dum sic fluxiße Bonerus,
Ille vetustatis cultor amansque dolet:
Iure Lupercorum lictoris fasce flagellum
Mutat, et antiqui signa rigoris amat.
Nec tamen Orbilij, prudens conuitia pastor,
Sed neque plagosi, crimina falsa timet.

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In Bonerum.

Carnificis nomen debetur iure Bonero
Qui sine Christicolas crimine mactat oues.
Certe carnisicis immiti nomine gaudet
Siq̀ isto peius nomine nomen, amat.
Carnificem vocitas? ridet. crudelia facta
Narras? rem gratam non facis ipse magis.
Det deus vt sapias meliora Bonere, vel istis
Te feriant meritis numera digna, precor.

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MarginaliaThe storye of I. Milles capper.THis Iohn Milles 

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The Scourging of John Mills

This account first apppeared in the 1563 edition and it remained fundamentally unchanged in subsequent editions. This account is based on testimony from an individual informant or informants.

was brother to the foresaide Roberte Milles, burned beefore at Brainforde, as is before signified. Pag. 1669 Col. 2.  
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See 1563, pp. 1669-70; 1570, pp. .

Who also was apprehended in the same noumber with theym, at Iselington, as is mentioned also before. Pag. 1959. Col. 1. Beyng broughte before Boner, and there examined, was commanded to the Colehouse, with þe foresaide Thomas Hinshaw, wher they remained one night in the stockes. Frō thence was had to Fulham, where he with the sayde Hinshaw remained. viii. or. x. dayes in þe stocks during which time he susteined diuers cōflicts with the said Boner, who had him oft times in examination, vrging him, & with a stick which he had in his hand oft times rapping him on the head, and flirting him vnder the chin, and on þe eares, saying he loked downe like a thefe. More ouer after he had assayed al maner of wayes, to cause him recant and could not, at length, hauing him to his Orchard, there within a lyttle herbare, with his own handes beat him, first wt a willow rod, that being worne well nyghe to the stumpes, then called for a burchen rodde, which a lad brought out of his chamber. The cause why he so bet him, was this: Boner asked him when he had crepte to the Crosse. He answered, not since he came to the yeres of dyscretion, neither would, to be torne with wilde horses. Thē Boner bid him make a crosse in his forehead, which he refused at that time to do. MarginaliaT. Hinshaw & I. Milles beaten of Boner.Wherupon he had him incontinentlye to his Orchard, and there calling for roddes, shewed his cruelty vpon him, as also he did with Thomas Hinshawe, as hereafter, by the grace of Christ, shalbe sene.

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This done, he had him immediately to the parish church of Fulham, with the said Thomas Hinshaw, and with Robert Willis, to whom,

there being seuerally called before him, he mynistred certain articles, asking if they woulde subscribe to the same. To the which the sayd I. Milles, made his answer according to his conscience, denying them all, excepte one artycle, which was concerning king Edwards seruice in English. Shortly after this beating, Boner sent to him in prison a certain olde Priest, MarginaliaAn olde coniuring Priest. lately come frō Rome, to coniure out the euill spyrit from him, who layng his hand vpon his hed began with certain woordes pronounced ouer him, to coniure as he had bene wonte before to doe. Milles marueiling what the prieste was about to do, said he trusted no euil spirit to be wt in him, and laught him to scorne &c.

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As this Iohn Miles was diuers tymes & oft called before Boner, so much communication & wordes of talke passed betwene them, which to recite al it wer to long. And yet it wer not vnpleasant for the reader that lusteth to laugh, to se the blinde and vnsauorye reasons of that B. which he vsed to perswade the ignorāt withal. As in the proces of his other talk wt this Milles Boner goinge aboute to perswade him not to medle wt matters of the scripture, but rather to beleue other mens teaching, which hadde more skil in the same, firste asked if he did beleue the scripture. Yea said he, that I doe. Then the. B why, quod he, sainct Paul saith: if the mā slepe, the woman is at liberty to go to another man. If thou wert a slepe hauing a wife, wouldest þu be content thy wife to take an other man? And yet this is the scripture.

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Item, if thou wilt beleue Luther, Zwinglius and such, then thou canst not go right. But if þu wilt beleue me &c. thou canst not erre. And yf þu sholdest erre, yet thou art in no peril, thy bloud should be required at our handes. And if þu shouldest go to a far countrey, & with a fatherly man as I am (for these were his termes) and ask the way to the head citie, and he should say, go this way, and thou wilt not beleue him, but follow Luther and other heretikes of late dayes, and go a contrary way, how wilt thou come to the place thou askest for? So if thou wilt not beleue me, but follow the leading of other heretykes, so shalt thou be brought to destruction & burne both body and soule.

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As truely as thou seest the bodies of them in Smithfield burn, so truely their soules do burn in hell, because they erre from the Churche.

Oft tymes speakyng to the sayd Iohn Mylles, he would say: They call me(saieth he) bloudye Boner. A vengeaunce on you al. I would fayn be ridde of you, but ye haue a delite in burning: but if I might haue my request, I woulde sow your mouthes and put you in sackes, & drowne you.

Concernyng the deliueraunce of the foresayde Iohn Milles, the same daye when he was deliuered, Boner came vnto the stockes where

this