MarginaliaSir water Hungerforde Sherife.next to be sherif sir water Hungerford, whose vnder sherife was one master Michel, likewise a right and a perfect godly man.
The sheriff, Sir Anthony Hungerford, is identified as Sir 'Walter Hungerford' in 1563.
As thys foresayd Richard White was ofte tymes in examinatiō, so it happened one time that MarginaliaD. Blaxtō Chauncellour of Exeter.Doctor Blaxton, Chauncellor of Exeter sate vpon hym, amongst dyuers other. Who alleaging certain Doctors, as Chrisostome, Ciprian, Tertullian, against the said Richard, and being openly reproued by him for his false patching of the Doctors, fel in such a quake & shaking (the conscience belyke remorsing him) that he was faine, stoping downe, to lay both his handes vpon his knees, to sustein and stay hys body: so gretly he then dyd shake.[Back to Top]
This Richard White, and the sayd Ihon Hunt, after the death of the Chauncellor, the Byshop also being dead a lytle before, continued styl in prison tyll the happy comming on of Quene Elizabeth, and so were sette at lyberty: prayse be to the Lord therfore.
MarginaliaM. Hortō delyuered out of peril.What a profitable instrument the church had of Maister Horton in the tyme of Quene Mary, al englishe men almost beyond the sea dyd know and feele. He then iorneying beetwene Mastrik and Collen, and taken ther by certen rouers, and led by them away, was in no lytle daunger. And yet hys daunger was not so great, but the present help of the Lord was greter to delyuer hym.
Accounts of Robert Harrington, Lady Elizabeth Fane, Sir Nicholas Throgmorton and Thomas Musgrave were printed here on p. 1703 in the 1563 edition. The account of Elizabeth Fane was updated and appended to the account of Lady Anne Knevet. The account of Throgmorton was probablydropped because the refusal of a jury to convict him of treason provided a dangerous precedent for the Elizabethan authorities; it is unclear why the accounts Harrington and Musgrave were omitted.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaMay. Harington.Here lykewyse might I speake of maister Harington, and also of that worthy and most godly Lady, the Lady Vayne, MarginaliaThe Lady Vane. whose earnest and pythy letters to maister Philpot, and to
maister Bradford are yet to bee sene, and by the leaue of the Lord hereafter shal appeare.
MarginaliaSir Nicholas ThrogmortonWhat a singuler and memorial spectacle of gods mercyful clemency was declared in delyueringe syr Nicolas Throgmorton in the same time of Quene Mari: Who not so much for other pretensed causes, as especiallye for religion was so stratly pursued, so vehemently hated, so mightely assaulted, that being clered by the inquest of. xii. men, yet scarslye could be released. concerning the discourse and proces of whiche man, MarginaliaThe order of the arainment of sir Nicholas Throgmorton. as wee haue it in our handes to shewe, MarginaliaAnd yet delyuered from Guise. so for the notablenes of the matter we would here haue put it downe, but that the length therof requireth rather an other tyme to performe the same.[Back to Top]
Fynally as there is no difference of persons with the Lord, so many tymes hys prouident aud merciful help is no lesse vpon the pore and symple, as vpon other worthyer and greater personages, MarginaliaTho. Musgraue ledde to Smithfield to be burned, was saued.as in the same tyme of quene Mary wel appered in a certen simple & poore creature, named Thomas Musgraue, who after his condemnation beinge caried to Smithfield, there to be burned, yet not with standing was saued, and yet is alyue. Such is the secret and vnsearchable operation of Gods power, able to deliuer whom hee pleaseth in the middest of death, & desperation. &c.[Back to Top]
An early version of this section appeared in the 1563 edition; it was more fully developed in the 1570 edition. A few anecdotes were added in the 1576 edition, and additional material was added which was sent to Foxe by John Louth, the archdeacon of Nottingham. This material was supplied to Foxe by individual informants, often acting from self-interested motives of their own.[Back to Top]
TO recite and collect all the tirantes & blody persecutors in Quene Maryes tyme, nether is it my purpose in this present chapter, nether doth any laysure serue therto at this tyme. MarginaliaA briefe table or summary of the principall persecutours in quene Maries tyme.And as for such as wer most principal & chiefest doers in this persecution agaynst Gods saintes, seing they are notorious and knowen to al men alredy, I nede not here greatly to repete them. For as no man is ignorant, but that of al Byshops Boner was the chiefest instrument of this persecution, Steuen Gardiner euer excepted: so amonge all the Commissioners who knoweth not doctor Story to be þe principall? likewise among the Chauncellors doctor Douning of Norwich to be the cruellest? Although doctor Dracot of Lichfield cam nere vnto him. Of Archdeacons, Nicholas Harpesfield: of Cōmissioners, Robert Collens, of Iustices Sir Edward Tirrell, of accusers Thomas Tye priest, but that Ihon Dexon (whom Gardiner was want to call Ihon thaccuser) semth not to come behind him herein. Of promotors Robert Caly, otherwise called Robin papist. Of[Back to Top]