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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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suffer came down in the name of the king and Quene a Proclamation, being twise pronoūced openly to the people, first at Newgat, then at the stake where they should suffer, straightlye charging and commaunding, that no man should either pray for them, or speake to them, or once say God helpe them. It was appoynted before of the godlye, there standing together, whyche was a great multitude, that so sone as the prisoners should be brought, they should go to them to embrace and to comforte them. And so they dyd: for as the sayd martirs were comming towarde the place in the peoples sight, being broughte with bylles & glayues, as the custome is, the godly multitude and Congregation with a general swaye made to ward the prisoners, in such maner of sort, that the bylmen and the other officers beinge all thrust backe, could nothing do, nor any thynge come nigh. So the godly people meeting & embracing and kyssing them, broughte them in their armes (which might as easely haue conueyed them cleane away) vnto the place where they should suffer. This done, and the people geuing place to the officers, the Proclamation with a loude voyce was redde to the people, contayning as is before said, in the Kynge and Quenes name, that no man shoulde praye for them, or once speake a woorde vnto them. &c. Maister Bentham, 

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Foxe is drawing this account from a letter Bentham sent to Thomas Lever describing the incident. The letter is in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 416, fo. 63r-v.

the Minister then of the Congregation, not sparinge for that, but as zeale and Christian charitye moued hym, and seing the fyre set to them, turning his eyes to the people cryed and said: We know they are people of God, and therefore we cannot chuse but wish wel to them, and say: God strengthen them. And so boldly he said: Almighty God for Christes sake strengthen them. With that, al the people with a whole cōsent and one voice followed and saide: Amen, Amen. The noyse whereof was so great, and the cryers therof so many, that the officers could not tell what to say, nor whom to accuse. And thus much concerning the Congregation of the faithfull, assembling together at London in the tyme of Quene Mary.

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MarginaliaM. BentāThe sayd Maister Bentham an other tyme as he passed through S. Katherins, intending to walke & take the ayre abroad, was enforced by twoo or three men there approching vpon hym, needes to go with them, where as they would leade hym. Maister Bentham astonied at the soddainnes of the thing, and marueling what the matter shoulde bee, required what their purpose was, or whether they woulde haue him. They aunswered and declared vnto him, that by the occasion that a man ther was found drowned, þe Crowners quest was called and charged to sytte vpon him, of the whiche quest he must of necessity be one. &c. He agayn loath to meddle in the matter, excused him self,

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alledging that in such kinde of matters he had no skil, and lesse experience: if it would please them to let him go, they should meete with other more meete for their purpose. But when with this they would not be satisifed, he alledged further, he was a scholer of Oxforde, and therby priuiledged from being of any inquest. The Crowner demaunded the sight of his priuiledge. He said, if he would geue him leaue, he would fetch it. Then sayde the Crowner: the Quene must be serued without al delay, and so constrained him notwithstanding to be wyth them, in hearing the matter. Being brought to the house where the Crowner and the rest of the quest were syttinge, as the maner is, a booke was offered him to sweare vpon. Maister Bentham opening the boke, & seing it was a papistical primer, refused to swear therupon, and declared more ouer what superstition in that booke was contayned. What sayde the Crowner, I thinke we shal haue here an hereticke among vs. And vpon that after much reasoning amongest them, he was committed to the custody of an Officer, tyl further examination, by occasion whereof, to all mens reason, hard it hadde bene and ineuitable for mayster Bentham to haue escaped, hadde not the Lord helped, where man was not able. What followed? Incontinent as they were thus contending and debating aboute matters of heresy, sodeinlye commeth the Crowner of the Admiralty, disanulling and repealing the order & calling of that inquest, for that it was, as he saide, pertaining to his office, and therefore the other Crowner and his companye in that place had nothing to do. And so the fyrst crowner was discharged and displaced, by reason whereof Maister Bentham escaped their handes, hauing no more sayd vnto hym.

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MarginaliaRo. Cole. 

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An account of Robert Cole's near arrest by Cyriac Petit appeared here in the 1563 edition. It was dropped from the 1570 edition as were other mentions of Cole's heroic resistance in Mary's reign. The reason for this purge was Robert Cole's public support for Matthew Parker's campaign to force clergy to wear the vestments, a campaign which Foxe vigorously opposed. (Cole's actions are described in John Strype, The Life and Acts of the Most Reverend Father in God, Edmund Grindal [Oxford, 1821], pp. 144-45).

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To this I might also adioyne the happy escape of Robert Cole, minister now of Bow in London, from the handes of maister Petit, Iustice in Kent, being hys mortall enemye, and one that soughte his lyfe. Who meeting hym by chaunce, in a narrow lane, nor farre from Feuersam, & so meeting him, that one of them must needes touche an other, yet so ouercame that daunger, that hee was past and gone before the Iudge dyd know it was he, and so the sayd Cole escaped.

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The worthy woorkes of the Lordes mercye towarde his people be manifolde, and cannot be comprehended, so that who is hee lyuing in the earth almost, who hath not experienced the healping hande of the Lord, at some time or other vpon hym? Amongest manye other, what a peece of Gods tender prouidence was shewed of late vpon our English brethren and coūtry men, what tyme Calys was taken by the Tirant Guyse, a cruell enemy to Gods truth, and to our English nation. And yet by the gra

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