MarginaliaRefer thys to the pag. 173.IN the story of sir Roger Acton aboue mencioned pag. 173. I finde that with him were takē manye other persons, that all the prisōs in and aboute London were replenished with people. The chief of them, which were xxix. were condemned of the clergy of heresy, and atteynted of highe treason, as mouers of war against theire kinge, by the temporall lawe in the Guilde hall the xii. daye of December, and adiudged to be drawen and hanged for treason, and for heresy to be cōsumed with fyre, gallowes and all, which iudgement was executed in Ianuary folowing on the sayd sir Roger Action, and xxviii. other. Some saye that the occasion of their death was the conueighance of the Lorde Cobham oute of prison. Other write that it was both for treasō (as the aduersaries termed it) and heresy. Certayn affirme that it was for feyned causes surmised by the spiritualty, more of displesure then truth, as seameth more neare to the truth.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaRefer thys to the page 495.BEfore, gentle reader in pag. 495. there is mētion made of one maister Iames Bainam gentleman, that was burnte in Smithfield, in London, who being at the stake in the middest of the flaminge fyre, which hadde halfe consumed his armes and legs, he said these words: O ye papists: behold, ye looke for miracles, and here now ye may see a miracle. for in this fier I fele no more payne, then if I were in a bed of down: but it is to me as swete as a bed of roses These words he spake in the middest of the flaming fier, when his legs and armes (as I said) were half consumed.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaRefer thys to the page 917.THe lady Iane, she whom the Lord Gilford maried, being on a time whē she was very yong, at New hal in Essex, at the Lady Maries was by one lady An wharton desired to walk, and they passinge by the chappell, the Ladye Wharton made low curtesy to the popish sacrament, hanginge on the alter, which when the Lady Iane saw, marueled why shee did so, and asked her whether the Lady Mary were there or not. Vnto whom the lady Whartō answered no, but she said she made her curtesy to him that made vs all. Why, quod the Ladye Iane, howe canne he be there that made vs all, & the Baker made him? This her aunswer comminge to the lady Maries eare, she did neuer loue her after as is credibly reported, but estemed her as the rest of that Christian profession.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaRefer thys to the tyme of mayster Bland. 1217.IN the sayd Q. Maries daies, I may not omyt the tragedye of one Iohn Drayner of Smarden, in the Coūty of Kent Esquire, who bearing grudge against one Gregory Doddes, parson of the said towne, for reprouyng his vicious lyfe, sent for him by. ii. men, which tooke hym and brought hym before hym, where he was had into a parlour, as it were to a breakefast. In whych behinde the doore, he had placed one Roger Mathew secretly, to beare wytnes what he should say, no more being in syght, but the sayd Drayner and one of hys men, who wylled and perswaded hym to speake freelye his mynde, for there were not sufficient record of his words to hurt hym. But the Lorde kept his talke without pe-[Back to Top]
ryl, wherby the sayd Drayner sent hym to the next Iustice called M. George Dorrell, who spyinge it done of malice, deliuered hym vpon sureties, to appeare at the next sessions at Canterbury, and at length was banished out of the country. This sayde Drayner afterward, beinge chosen Iustice, to shewe him selfe diligente therin, in seking the trouble of his neighbours, made on the roode loft, ix. great holes, that he might looke about the church in Masse tyme. In whych place alway at the sacring therof, he would stand to se who loked not nor held vp their handes thereto, which persons so not doinge, he would trouble and punish very sore. Wherby he purchased a name there, and is called to thys daye Iustice ix. holes. Who now (God and the Quene bee thanked) is Iohn out of office, and glad of hys neyghbours good wyll.[Back to Top]
ONe William Gye seruaūt wyth master Reuet marchant, bought a bible & seruice boke of Richard Waterson, who thē dwelt with master Duixele in Paules churchyard, and one Spylman bound the boke: and when the sayde Gye had enquired for the sayd Richard to haue his boke at Duxels, answer was made that he was not within, and so the saye Gye went his ways to Spilmans for the boke: and because it was not done left it there, & immediately serche was made in Spilmans house, and the said bible and seruice boke was found & caried to Boner then byshop of Londō. he hauing the bokes commaunded Spylman for the binding therof to Lollards tower, & as Cluny wēt for the key therof Spilman conueyed him self away. After that Waterson and Gye being apprehended by Robin Caly, Iohn Hil, & I. Auales, & being. 2 dayes in the Counter, wer brought before Boner and other Cōmissioners. Being examined D. Story demaūded of Gye wherfor he bought the Bible. He aunswered to serue god withall. Then sayd Boner: our Lady matines woulde serue a Christen man to serue god. The Bible sayd Story, would brede heresyes: a bybble babel were more fitte for thee. So they concluded that eyther of them should haue. xl. stripes lacking one, and Boner sayd it was the law. And they sayd to Waterson, if he would pay. xl. poūd he should be released of his stripes. At lengthe they came to. x. pound and when they sawe hee would not, they made a warrant to M. Grafton, and sent Waterson and Gye to Bridewell to bee beaten vppon the crosse. And because the matter should not be slyghtly handeled, Story was sent wyth them to see it done.[Back to Top]
Cōmaundement being geuen to the Maior, the Aldemen & the residue of his brethren, to be present at the Gildhal, thether Q. Mary came, & had thys oration.
MarginaliaRefer thys to the page 916. lin. 42.I Am come hether as your Q. & gouernor, vnto the which I am by the myghtye hande of god with one voice & consēt of you al preferred as the next true enheritor of the crown of Englād to my late deceassed brother. And as I haue taken vpō me to be your Q. so hitherto I take god to my record I haue don nothing but that which shuld redoūd to thaduauncemēt of gods glory, & the wealth of this realme, the wealthe wherof I euer both haue & do tēder, as the mother doth tēder the wealth & commodity of her childe: and as muche it woulde greue me to see any confusiō among my people, or shedding of bloud, as it woulde pitie the mother to see her[Back to Top]