The description of the learned men who hailed Savanorola as a prophet, including Commynes, is translated word-for-word from Matthias Flacius,Catalogus testium veritatis (Basel, 1562), p. 565.
This brief mention of Philip Norice is based either on Bale's mentionof Norrice in his Catalogus (p. 608) or Bale's note on Norice in Bodley library MS e Musaeo 86, fo. 63v.
John Bale, Foxe's source for his account of Norice, did not say that Norice was a professor or even that he taught at Oxford.
Marginalia1507Thus followyng the order of our worke, for that we fynde in these few yeares folowynge no notable thyng worthie of remembraunce, we passe ouer vntil the yeare of our Lord. 1507 in whiche yeare, we finde that one Thomas Norice, MarginaliaThomas Norice. for the profession of Christes Gospell, was by the byshop condemned and burned in Norwiche. In lyke maner, þe last day of March in An. 1508. Marginalia1508In the consistorie of London was conuented, Elizabeth Sampson, MarginaliaElizabeth Sampson of the paryshe of Aldermanberie, vpon certaine articles, and specially for speaking against pilgrimage and adoration of Images, as the image of our ladie at Wyllesdone, at Staninges, at Crome, at Walsinghame, & the image of saint Sauiour, of Barmonseye, and against the Sacrament of the altare, and for that she had spoken these or lyke wordes. That our Ladie of Wildesdone, was a burnt ars elfe, and a burnt ars stocke, and if she might haue holpen men and women whiche go to her on pylgrymage, she would not haue suffred her taile to haue bene brent, and what should folke worship our lady of Willesdone, or our Lady of Crome, for the one is but a burnt ars stocke, and the other is but a puppitte. And better it were for people to geue their almes at home to poore people then to go on pylgrimage. Also that she called the image of saint Sauiour, Sym Sauiour, with kittelippes, and that she sayde that she coulde make as good bread, as that which the priest occupied, and that it was not the bodyeof Christe but bread, for that Christe coulde not be bothe in heauen and earth at one tyme. For these and certaine other fond articles, she was compelled to abiure, before maister William Horsye, Chauncelour the day and yeare aboue wrytten.[Back to Top]
Marginalia1510.Within shorte space after, aboute the year of our lord. 1510. MarginaliaThomas of Eckelies.one Thomas a priest of Norwich being disgraded from his priesthod, was burned in þe village of Eckeles. After his disgrading, whiles he was yet in prison being abused by the councel and perswasiõ of others he was lead away from his formar sentence & determination. Wherfore for penance sake as it is said, he went to the fire to be burned, vpõ sharpe hardeles made of thorne.[Back to Top]
Marginalia1511.Also in the next yere following, which was the yeare of our Lord. 1511. was conuented also MarginaliaIoane Baker.Ioan Baker, of the parish of s. Margrets in newfishstreat of London for holding certeine articles as follow.
That she had declared to the parish priest of Bow, that the crucifix was not to be worshipped, nor reeuerenced, and that she was sorye þt she had gone to so many pilgrimages, as to Saint Sauior and other, seing they wear but mammots and false gods, and that she could hear a better sermonde at home in her house, then any priest could make at Paules crosse, & for that she saide the Lady yong died a Martir. And that Sampsones wife was punished for saieng þe truth and that there shal neuer priest come but one, and þt the Pope hath no power to giue any pardon for the saluation of mans soule.[Back to Top]
For these, she was constrained to abiure before maister Thomas Hedde, commissary to FitsIames the bishop of London.
Not much after the same time, Thomas of Bungay a man of great and reuerēt age, was burned at Norwich because that in. xiiii. years before, he had not receaued the sacramente, vtterly abhorring the popish kind and sorte of administration.
Marginalia1512.About the yeare of our Lord. 1512. Pope of Eye being also an old man, which exercised weuing in the towne of Eye, about like quarel of the sacrament, was put to deth, with like kind of Martirdom.
After whome a certeine man named Peake, about the same time, at Ipswich a town in suffolcke was punished by like death, because he had giuen one of þe sacramēt cakes vnto a litle dogge, and the dogge was caste into the same fire with him and burned, which dog, as sone as he saw brought vnto him, laughing and mocking at their folly, he said, that they did the dogg great wronge, because he had not bene abiured before, for it was the maner then in Englãd, þt heretikes might be pardoned, if thei[Back to Top]