that he did wryte, speake, or do any thing there in that countrey against the ecclesiasticall or tēporall lawes of the same Realme. Wherefore he boldly asked them what they had to laye to his charge that they did so arrest him, and bad them to declare the cause and he would answer them. Notwithstanding, they would saye nothynge, but commaunded him with cruel and thretning wordes to holde his peace, & not to speake one word to them. And so they caried him to the cruell and filthy cōmon pryson of the same town of Cadix, where he remayned in Irons xiiii. days amōg theues, al which time he so instructed the poore prysoners in the word of God, according to the good talent which God had geuen hym in that behalf, and also in the spanysh tounge to pronoūce the same, that in short space he had wel reclaimed sūdry of these supersticious & ignorāt Spanyardes to embrace the worde of God, and[Back to Top]
to reiect their popysh traditions, which beyng knowen vnto the officers of the sayd inquisitiō, they conueied him laden with irons from thēce to a citie called Ciuil, into a more cruel & straighter prison called Tryana,
The Trajana is a district of Seville, not a prison.
His tonge was forced out of his mouth with a clouen stick fastned vpon it, that he shoulde not vtter his conscience and faith to the people, & so was set with another Englishmā of Southāpton, and diuers others condemned men for religion, as wel Frenchmen as Spanyardes, vpon a scaffolde ouer gainst the said inquisition, wher their sentences and iudgements were red & pronoūced against them. And immediatly after the sayd sentences geuen,, they were all caried from thence to the place of executiō without the city, where they most cruelly burned him, for whose constant fayth, God be praysed. And further by the way & in the flames of fire, he made so chearful a countenance, embracing the death with al patience and gladnes, that the tormēters & enemies which stode by, said that the deuil had his soule before hee came to the fyre, and therefore[Back to Top]
they sayd hys senses of feelyng were past hym.
Marginalia1560.This godly and blessed martyr of Christ suffered the yeare of our Lord. 1560. Decemb. 22. At which time, there suffered another Englishman
The accounts of this Englishman, Baker, Burgate, Burges and Hoker first appeared in the 1563 edition and were unchanged in subsequent editions.
JOhn Baker & Williā Burgate, both English men in Cales in the coūtry of Spayne, were apprehended and in the city of Ciuil burned the 2. of Nouēb.
MArke Burges an Englishman, maister of an english ship called the Miniō, was burned in Lushborne a citie in Portingal. An. 1560.
William Hoker a yongman, about the age of 16. yeres being an Englishman, was stoned to death of certayne yong men there in the citie of Ciuil, for the confession of his faith. An. 1560.
Thus endeth the volume of this Ecclesiastical history, for the which, to God the
onely furtherer of all good thynges, be prayse and glory for euer and euer. Amen.