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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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swered: that he durst not permit that, adding that in his iudgement it woulde rather hurte then profite her grace in so doinge. But the other Lord, more courteous & fauorable (who was the MarginaliaThe Erle of Sussex gentle to the Lady Elizabeth.Earle of Sussex) kneelynge downe, toulde her grace, that shee shoulde haue liberty to write, & as he was a true man he would delyuer it to the Quenes highnes, and bryng an answer of the same, what soeuer came therof. MarginaliaLady Elizabeth wryteth to the Quene but it wold not serue.Whereupon shee wrote, albeit she coulde not, ne mighte not speake wyth her, to her greate discomforte, beinge no offendor agaynste her maiesty. And thus the tyde and tyme passed away for that tyme, tyl the next daye, beinge Palme Sonday, when aboute. ix. of the clocke those two came agayne, declaring that it was tyme for her grace to departe, shee aunsweringe: if there be no remedye, I must bee contented, willinge the Lordes to go on before. And being come forth into the garden, she did cast vp here eyes towarde the windowe, thynking to haue sene the Quene, which she could not. Wherat she sayde, she maruailed muche what the nobilitye of the realme ment, which in that sorte woulde suffer her to be ledde into captiuity, the Lorde knewe whether, for shee did not. After all this she tooke her barge with the two foresayde Lordes, MarginaliaLady Elzabeth sent to the Tower. three of the Quenes gentlewomen, and three of her owne, her gentleman Vsher, and two of her Groomes, lyeng and houering vpon the water an houre, for that they coulde not shoote the bridge, the Bardge men being verye vnwylling to shoote the same so soone as they dyd, because of the daunger thereof. For the sterne of the boate stroke vpon the ground, the fal was so bigge, and the water was so shallowe. Then her grace desired of the Lordes that she might not lande at the stayres where all Traytours and Offendors customablye vsed to lande. They aunswered that it was past theyre remedye, for that otherwise they hadde in commaundement. MarginaliaThe wordes of the Lady Elizabeth entring the tower.Well, sayde shee, if it be so my Lordes, I must nedes obey it, protesting before al your honours, that here nowe steppeth as true a subiecte, as euer was towardes the Quenes highnes. And before thee O God, I speake it, hauinge none other frendes but onelye thee. The Lordes declared vnto her, that there was no tyme then to try the truth. You haue sayd wel my Lords (quod she). I am sory þt I haue troubled you. So then they passed on and went into the Tower, where wer a greate companye of harnised men, and armed souldiours warding on both sides, whereat shee beinge amased, called the Lordes to her, and demaunded the cause why those poore men stoode there. They declared vnto her that it was the vse & order of þt place so to do. And if it be (quod she) for my cause, I beseche you that they may bee dismissed. Whereat, the poore men kneeled

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downe, and with one voyce desired God to preserue her grace, who the nexte day were relesed of their colde coates. After thys, passinge a litle further, she sate downe vppon a colde stone, and there rested her selfe. To whom the Lieutenaunt then being, sayed: Madam, you were best to come out of the raine. For you sit vnwholesomlye. She then replyeng, aunswered agayne: better syttynge here then in a worse place. For God knoweth, I knowe not whether you will bringe me. With that her gentleman Vsher wepte, shee demaunding of hym what he mente so vncomfortably to vse her, seeinge shee tooke hym to be her comfortour and not dismayor, especiallye for that she knewe her truth to bee such, þt no man should haue cause to wepe for her. But furth she wēt into the prison. The doores were locked & bolted vpon her. Which did not a litle discomfort and dismay her grace. At what tyme she called to her Gentlewoman for her booke, MarginaliaThe christian praier of the Lady Elisabeth.desirynge God not to suffer her to build her foundation vpon the sands, but vpon the rocke, wherby all blastes of blustering weather shoulde haue no power against her. After the dores thus locked, and she close shut vp, the Lords had great conference how to keepe ward and watche, euerye man declaringe his opinion in that behalfe, agreeing straightly and circumspectly to kepe her, while that one of them (I meane the Lorde of Sussex, swearing) sayd: MarginaliaThe Lorde of Sussex speaketh for the Lady Elizabeth.my Lordes, let vs take hede, and do no more then our commission will beare vs, what so euer shall happen here after. And further, let vs consider that she was the kinge our maister his daughter, and therfore let vs vse suche dealinge, that we maye aunswer vnto it hereafter, if it shall so happen. For iust dealing (quod hee) is alwayes aunswerable. Whereunto the other Lordes agreed that it was well saide of hym, and thereupon departed.

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It would make a pitiful and a straunge story, here by the way to touch and recite what examinations and rackinges of poore men ther were to fynde out that knife that shoulde cut her throte, what gapinge amonge my Lordes of the Clergy, to se the day wherin they might washe their goodly whyte rotchets in her innocent bloud. MarginaliaByshop of Winchester enemi to Lady Elizabeth.But especially the byshop of Winchester Steuen Gardiner, 

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This passage is reprinted from John Aylmer, An harborow for faithfull and trewe subiectes (London: 1559), STC 1005, sigs. N3v-N4r, except that Foxe added the phrase blaming Stephen Gardiner.

then Lorde Chauncellor, ruler of the rost, who then within fewe dayes after came vnto her, with diuers other of the Counsell, and examined her of the talke that was at Ashridge, betwyxte her and Syr Iames Acroft, concerning her remouing from thence to Donnington castel, requiring her to declare what shee ment thereby. At the fyrste, she beyng so sodaynlye asked, dyd not well remember any such house: but within a whyle, wel aduisyng her self, she sayd: In dede (quoth she) I do nowe remember that I haue suche

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