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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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1778 [1697]

onely left at home, seinge the man to walke a lone, supposing he had bene some Citizen ther left behind, and waiting for opening the gate, went & opened the wicket, asking if he would go out. Yea said he, with a good wyl, if ye wyl let me out. With al my hart, quod the Porter, and I pray you so do.

And thus the said Dabney taking the occasion offered of God, beyng let out by the Porter, escaped out of the Wolues mouthe. The procession being done, when the byshop returned home, Dabney was gone and coulde not be found. Wherupon much search was made, but especially Iohn Auyles layed much priuy wayte for hym. Who after long searching, when hee coulde not get him, at length receyued. xv. crownes of hys wyfe to let hym alone, when hee shoulde see hym. And so that good man escaped.

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MarginaliaAlexander a minister deliuered by Goddes prouidence from hys enemies. 

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This account first appeared in the Rerum (pp. 637-38). In it, Foxe described Wimshurst as an old friend of his.

A like example of God almighties goodnes toward hys afflicted seruauntes in that daungerous tyme of persecution maye also appeare euidently in one Alexander a priest, sometyme a chaplayn in Magdalen Colledge in Oxford, and then the Popes owne knyghte, but synce an earnest enemy to Antichrist, and a man better instructed in the true feare of God. It happened that one had promoted hym to Boner for religion, vpon what occasion I do not well vnderstande. Accordyng to the olde maner in such cases prouided, he sent foorth Roben Papist, alias Caly, one of his whelpes, to bryng in the game, and to cause thys sely poore man to appeare before hym. Lytle Robine lyke a proper man bestyrreth hym in hys busynes, and smelleth hym out. And when he hadde gotten him, he bringeth hym a longe by Chepe syde, not suffering him to talke with any of hys acquayntaunce by the way as he came, thoughe there were of hys olde frendes of Oxford, that offred to speake vnto hym. When they came into Paules, it happened this Alexāder to espy Doctor Chadsey, there walking vp & downe, to whom, because he was able in such a case to do pleasure, & for that he had ben of his old acquayntaunce in Oxford, he was very desirous to speake, or he went thorow. Chadsey perceiuyng that Robyne Calye dydde attende hym, professed that he durst not meddle in the matter. Yes (sayth lytle Robyne) you maye talke with him if it please you, maister Doctor. To be short, Alexander openeth his case, and in the ende desireth for old acquayntaunce sake that he wil finde meanes he may be rather brought before Doctor Martyne to bee examined, then anye other. Naye sayeth hee (alledginge the woordes of Christ vnto Peter in the last chapter of Saynt Iohn): Nay ye remember, (brother, sayth he) what is written in the Gospell: VVhen thou wast yong, thou dydest gird thy selfe, and wentest whether thou wouldest. But

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being aged, other men shall girde thee and lede thee whether thou wilt not: in thys abusinge the scripture to his priuate meaning, wheras notwithstanding he mighte easelye (as it is to be supposed) haue accomplished so small a request, if it had liked him. Thence was he caried to Story & Cooke the commissioners, there to learne what shoulde be come of him. Before them he did vse him self boldly and stoutly, as they on the other side did vrge him with captious questions verye cruellye. And when they had bayted the poore man theyr fyll, they dyd aske him where hys hoore was. Shee is not my hore (sayd he) but my lawfull wyfe. She is thy hore, saith they. She is not my whore (said he agayne) but my wyfe, I tell you. So when they perceiued that he woulde not geue place vnto them, nor attribute to them so muche as they looked for at his hand, accordinge to the ordinary maner, they command him to prisō. And now marke well the prouidence of God in hys preseruation. Hee was broughte into Clunies house at pater noster rowe, thence to be caried to Lollardes Tower out of hande, but that Cluny (as it happened) his wyfe, and his mayde were so earnestlye occupied aboute present busines that as then they had not laysure to locke vp theyr prisoner. In the hall where Alexander sat, was a straunge woman whose husband was then presently in trouble for religion, which perceyued by some one occasion or other that this man was broughte in for the like cause. Alacke good man, sayeth shee: if you will you maye escape the cruell handes of youre enemies, for asmuche as they be al a waye that shoulde looke vnto you. God hathe opened the waye vnto you for delyuerance, and therefore lose not the oportunity therof if you be wise. With those and such like woordes beinge then perswaded, he gate out of doores, and went awaye, without any hast makåg at al: so that if any had folowed, he might haue bene easelye recouered agayne. But vndoubtedly it was Gods wyll that hee should so escape the furye of hys aduersaryes, and he preserued from all daungers of deathe and imprisonment.

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MarginaliaBosoms wyfe. 

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Bosome's wife also related a story to Foxe about the martyr Elizabeth Pepper (see 1563, p. 1734 and 1583, p. 2145). This would suggest that she was also Foxe's source for this anecdote.

As the works of the Lord are not to be kept secret, whatsoeuer the persons be, in whome it pleaseth him to worke: so commeth to remembraunce the story of one Bosoms wife not vnworthy to be considered. This good woman being at Richmōd wt her mother, was greatly called vpon & vrged to come to the churche. At length through the importunate cryeng & calling vpon, graunted vnto them, and came, being in the church, and sitting wyth her mother in the pue, contrary in all thinges to the doinges of the papistes, behaued her selfe: to wit, whē they kneled she stode, when they turned forward, she turned backward. &c.

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