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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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but quietlye to contynue for the tyme, tyll as before is sayde, further order maye be taken. And therfore wylleth and strayghtlye chargeth and cōmaundeth al her said good louing subiects to liue togethers in quiet sort & christē charitie, leauing those newe founde deuelyshe termes of Papiste or Heretike, and such lyke, and applying their whole cares, studie and trauayle to lyue in the feare of God, exercysing theyr conuersations in suche charitable and godly doyng, as theyr lyues may in deede expresse that great hunger and thyrst of Gods glorie and holye worde, whiche by rashe talke and woordes, many haue pretended: and in so doyng, as they shall beste please God, and lyue without daungers of the lawes, and mayntaine the tranquillitie of the Realme, wherof her hyghnes shalbe mooste glad, so yf any man shall rashely presume to make anye assemblies of people, or at anye publyque assemblies or otherwyse shall goo aboute to styrre the people to dysorder or dysquiet, she myndeth, accordyng to her dutie, to see the same moste surely reformed and punyshed according to her hyghnes lawes. And furthermore for as muche also, as it is well knowen, that sedicion and false rumors haue been nouryshed and mayntayned in this Realme, by the subtiltie and malice of some euyll disposed persones, whiche take vppon them without sufficient authoritie to preache and to interprete the woorde of God after theyr owne brayn in churches and other places, bothe publyque and pryuate: and also by playng of Enterludes, & prynting of false fonde bokes, Ballades, Rymes, and other lewde treatyses, in the Englyshe tongue, concernynge doctryne in matters nowe in question, and controuersye touchyng the hyghe poyntes and misteries of Christen Relygion, whiche bookes, ballettes, rymes and treatyses, are chiefly by the Prynters and Stationers, set out to sale to her graces subiectes of an euyl zeale, for lucre and couetous of vyle gayne: Her hyghnes therefore strayghtlie chargeth and commaundeth all and euery of her sayde subiectes, of what so euer state, condition or degree they bee, that none of them presume from hencefoorthe to preache, or by waye of readynge in Churches or other publyque or pryuate places, except in the scholes of the vniuersitie to interprete or teache any scriptures, or any manner poyntes of doctrine, concernyng Relgion, neyther also to prynte anye bookes, matter, ballet, ryme, Enterlude, processe, or treatyse, nor to play any interlude except they haue her graces speciall lycence in wryting for the same, vppon payne to incurre her highnes indignation and and displeasure: And her hyghnes also further chargeth and commaundeth all and euery her

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sayde subiects, that none of them of their own pryuate authoritie do presume to punyshe, or to ryse agaynst any offendour in the causes aboue sayde, or any other offendour in wordes or deedes in the late rebellion committed or doone by the Duke of Northumberlande, or hys Complices, or to sease anye of theyre goodes, or violently to vse any such offendor, by striking or imprisoning, or threatninge the same, but wholy to referre the ponishment of all suche offendors vnto her highnes and publike autority, whereof her maiesty mindeth to see dew ponishment accordinge to the order of her highnes lawes. Neuertheles, as her highnes mindeth not hereby to restraine and discorage any of her louing subiectes, to geue from time to time true information agaynste any such offendors, in the causes abouesayde vnto her grace or her counsayle, for the ponishment of euery such offendor, accordinge to the effecte of her highnes lawes prouided in that parte: So, her sayde highnes exhortethe and straightly chargeth her sayde subiectes to obserue her commaundement and pleasure in euery part aforesayde, as they will auoyde her highnes sayd indignation and moste greuous displeasure. The seuerity and rigor wherof, as her highnes shalbe moste sory to haue cause to put the same in execution, So doth she vtterly determine not to permitte such vnlawfull and rebellious doings of her subiectes, where of may ensewe the daunger of her Royall estate to remayne vnpunyshed, but to see her sayde lawes touchynge these poyntes to bee throughlye executed, whyche extremityes she trusteth all her sayd louing subiectes will foresee, dreede and auoyd accordingly: her said highnes straightlye charginge and commaunding all Maiers, Shriues, Iustices of peace, Bailifes, Constables and al other publike officers and ministers, diligently to see to the obseruing and executing of her said commandementes and plesure, and to apprehend all such as shall wilfullye offende in this parte, committing the same to the next gaole, ther to remayne without bayle or mayneprise, till vpō certificate made to her highnes or her pryuye counsayle of theyre names and doinges, and vpon examination had of their offences, some further order shalbe taken for their ponishement, to the example of others, accordinge to the effecte and tenor of the lawes aforesayd. Yeuen at our manour of Richmonde the 18. day of Auguste in the firste yeare of our moste prosperous reigne.

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God saue the Quene.

ABout this tyme or not long before, Bonner B. of L. being restored, appointed M. Bourn a Canō of Paules, to preach at þe crosse 

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Block 5: Bourne's Sermon

The story of Bradford's appeasing a mob incited by Gilbert Bourne's Paul's Cross sermon (1563, pp. 904-05; 1570, p. 1570; 1576, p. 1339 and 1583, p. 1407 [recte 1409] is taken word for word from Robert Crowley's continuation of Lanquet's chronicle (see Robert Crowley, An epitome of cronicles ... to the reigne of our soveraigne Ladye Queene Elizabeth [London, 1559], STC 15217.5, sigs. Eeee4v-Ffff1r). This is Foxe's first extract from Crowley's chronicle, which will be his basic source for the political history of Mary's reign in the 1563 edition.

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The violence at Bourne's sermon, however, was known to Foxe when he wrote the Rerum. He will repeat an account of the incident, with different wording, in 1563, p. 1173; 1570, p. 1780; 1576, p. 1339 and 1583, p. 1604; this second account is an exact translation of the Rerum.

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