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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. 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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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1774 [1693]

MarginaliaThe story of Ihon Fetty.Amongst those that were persecuted & myserably emprisoned for the profession of christs Gospell, and yet mercyfully delyuered by the prouidence of God, there was one Iohn Fettye, 

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John Fetty

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was based on the personal testimony of an individual informant or informants. No substantive change was made to this account in subsequent editions.

a simple and godly pore man, dwellinge in the parish of Clarkenwel, and was by vocatiō a tayler, of the age of. 42. yeares, or ther about, who was accused and complayned of, vnto one Brokenbury a Priest, and parson of the same parish, by his owne wyfe, for that he would not come vnto the church, & be partaker of theyr ydolatry & supersticion: and therfore through the sayd Priestes procurement, he was apprehended, by Richard Tanner & hys fellowe, Constables there, and one Martyne þe Hedborough. How beit ymmediatly vpon his apprehension, MarginaliaGods dredful hand vppon a wife seking the destruction of her husband.hys wyfe (by the iust iudgemente of God) was stricken mad, and distracte of her wittes: which declared a meruelous example of the iustice of God agaynste such vnfaythful and most vnnaturall treachery. And althought this example perhaps for lacke of knowledge and instruction in such cases litel moued the consciences of those simple poore men, that were of offices: yet naturall pity towards that vngratefull woman, wrought so in their hartes, that for the preseruation and sustentacion of her, and her two children (like otherwise to perish) they for that present let her housband alone and would not carry hym to prison, but suffered hym to remayne quietly in hys owne house. Duringe which tyme, hee as it were forgettinge the wicked and vnkind facte of his wyfe, dyd yet so cherish and prouide for her, that within the space of three wekes (through Gods mercyfull prouidence) she was well amended, and had recouered agayne some staye of her wittes and senses. But such was the power of Satan in the malicious harte of that wicked woman, that not withstanding hys gentill dealing with her, yet shee so sone as shee had recouered some health, did againe accuse her housband, wherupon he was the second tyme apprehended, and carryed vnto Syr Iohn Mordaunte Knighte, one of the Quenes Commissioners. And he (vpon examynation) sente hym by Cluny the Byshoppes Somner, vnto Lollardes Tower: where he was (euen at the fyrst) put into the paynfull stockes and had a dyshe of water sette by hym, with a stone put into it. To what purpose god knoweth, excepte it were to shewe, that hee should looke for litell other sustenaunce, which is credible ynough, if wee consider their like practises vppon diuers before mencioned in this history, as (amongest other) vpon Richard Smyth, who dyed through their cruell imprisonment. Touching whom, when a godly woman came vnto Doctor Storye, to haue leaue that she might bury hym, hee asked her

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if he had any strawe or blood in hys mouth: but what he ment therby, I leaue to the iudgment of the Godly wise.

MarginaliaThe cruell handelinge and scourging of Ihon Fetties child.After hee had thus layen in the prison by the space of. xv. dayes, hanging in the stockes, sometyme by the one leg & the one arme, some tyme by the other, and otherwhiles by both, it happened that one of hys Children, (a prety boye, of the age of seuen or eyght yeares) came vnto the Byshoppes house to see yf hee could gette leaue to speake with his father. At his comming thither, one of the Byshopes Chaplaynes met with him, and asked hym what he lacked, and whom hee would haue. The Child answered that he came to see hys Father. The Chaplaine asked agayne, who was his Father. The boye then tolde hym and poynting towardes Lollardes Tower, shewed hym that hys Father was there in prison. Why (quod the Priest) thy Father is an Hereticke. The Childe, being of a bolde and quicke spiryte, and also godlye brought vp and instructed by hys father in the knowledgeof God, answered and sayde: my Father is no Heretique: but you are an Heretique For yee haue Baalams marke. With that the Priest tooke the childe by the hande, and caried hym into the Byshoppes house (whether to his Lord and maister, or not, I know not, but like inoughe he did) and there amongest them, MarginaliaThe miserable tirāny of the papistes againste a child.they did most shamelesly and wyth oute al pitye, so whippe and scourge, being naked, this tender child, that he was al in a gore bloud, and then, in a iolye brag of their beastly tirannye they caused Clunye, hauinge hys coate vpon his arme, to carye the childe in his shirt vnto his father, being in prison, the bloud running downe by his heeles. At his cōming vnto his father the childe fell downe vpon his knees, and asked him blessing. The poore man then beholding his child, and seing him so cruelly arrayed, cryed out for sorrowe, and sayde: Alas (Wil) who hath done this to thee? The boye answered, that as he was seekinge howe to come to see his father, a priest with Baalās marke tooke him into the Byshops house, and there was he so handled. Clunye therewithall violently plucked the childe awaye out of hys fathers handes, and caried him backe agayne into the Byshops house, where they kept hym about three dayes after. And at the three daies end, Boner (minding to make the matter whole, and somewhat to appease the poore man, for this their horrible facte) determined to release him, and therfore caused him early in a morning to be brought out of Lollardes tower, in to his bedde chamber, where he found the Byshop basting of him selfe against a great fire, and at his fyrste entringe into the chamber, Fetty said, God be heare and peace.

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