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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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991 [923]

De Iana Graia Ioan. Parkhusti Carmen.


Miraris Ianam Graio sermone valere?
Quo primum nata est tempore, Graia fuit.

De Domina Ioanna. I.F.


Tu, quibus ista legas, incertum est lector, ocellis:
Ipse equidem siccis scibere vix potui.

De Iana Laurentii Humfredi decastichon.


Iana iacet sæuo non æquæ vulnere mortis,
Nobilis ingenio, sanguine, martyrio.
Ingenium latijs ornauit fœmina musis,
Fœmina virgineo tota dicata choro.
Sanguine clara fuit, regali stirpe creata,
Ipsa reginæ nobilitata throno.
Bis Graia est, pulchre Graijs nutrita camænis,
Et prisco Graiûm sanguine creta ducum.
Bis Martyr, sacræ fidei verißima testis:
Atque vacans regni crimine, Iana iacet.

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The brief accounts of the executions of Jane Grey and her husband, Guildford Dudley (with the memorable phrase that they were innocents by comparison with their judges) are reprinted from Crowley's chronicle (cf. Crowley, Epitome, sig. Ffff3v with 1563, p. 923; 1570, p. 1585; 1576, p. 1352; 1583, p. 1423).

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THus the xii. day of February (as I said) was behedded the Ladye Iane, and with her also the Lord Gylford her husband, MarginaliaLady Iayne and Gilford Dudly behedded. one of the Duke of Northumberlandes sonnes, ii. innocentes in comparison of them that sate vpon them. For they did but ignorantly accept that which the others had willingly deuised, and by open proclamation consented to take from others, and gyue to them.

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MarginaliaFebruary 21.And not longe after, the xxi. of the same moneth was Henry Duke of Suffolke behedded at the Tower hill, the iiii. day after his condempnation, about whiche tyme also were cōdemned for this conspiracie many Gentlemen and Yeomen, whereof some were executed at London, and some in the countrey: In the nūber of whome was also Lord Thomas Gray, brother to the sayd Duke, being apprehended not long after in North Wales, and executed for the same. 

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The brief account of the executions of Suffolk and his brother, Thomas Grey, are reprinted from Crowley's chronicle (cf. Crowley, Epitome, sig. Ffff3v with 1563, p. 923; 1570, p. 1585; 1576, p. 1352; 1583, p. 1423). A much fuller account of Suffolk's execution, from a different source, will be given much later in Book 10.

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MarginaliaFebruary. 24.The xxiiii. of the same moneth the yeare of our Lord. 1554. Boner Byshop of London sent downe a commission, directed to all the curates and pastours of hys dioces, for the taking of the names of such as would not come the lente folowinge to auricular confession, and to the receyuing at Easter, the copie of whiche monition here foloweth.

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A monition of Boner Byshop of London, sent downe to all and singuler Curates of his dioces for the certifieng of the names of such, as wold not come at lent to confession and receyuing at Easter. 
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Block 10: Bonner's Monition

Bonner's order to his curates to report the names of all those who did not confess during Lent or receive the eucharist at Easter is printed from Bonner's register (cf. Guildhall MS 9531/12, fol. 341r with 1563, p. 923; 1570, p. 1585; 1576, pp. 1352-53; 1583, p. 1423). It is yet another example of Foxe's quarrying of the London episcopal registers before the publication of the 1563 edition. There is a curious discrepancy; Foxe gives the date of the document as 23 February in all his editions, but it is 24 February on the original document.

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EDmond by the permission of God, byshop of London, to all parsons, Vicars, Curates and Ministers of the church, within the citie and dioces of Londō, sendeth grace, peace, and mercie, in our Lorde euerlasting. For as much as by the order of the ecclesiastical lawes and constitutions of this Realme, and the laudable vsage and custome of the whole catholike

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churche, by many hundreth yeares agone, duely and deuoutly obserued and kept, all faythfull people being of lawfull age and discretion, are bounde once in the yeare at the least (except reasonable cause excuse thē) to be confessed to their owne proper Curate, and to receaue the Sacrament of the altar, with due preparation and deuotion. And for as muche also as we be crediblie informed, that sondrie euill disposed, and vndeuout persones, geuen to sensual pleasures and carnall appetites, followyng the lustes of their body, and neglecting vtterly the health of their soules, doo forbeare to come to confession according to the sayde vsage, and to receaue the Sacrament of the altar accordingly, geuynge thereby pernicious and euill example to the yonger sort, to neglecte & contempne the same: we minding the reformatiō hereof for our own discharge, & desirous of good order to be kept, and good example to be geuen: doo will, and commaunde you by vertue hereof, that immediatly vpon the receipt of this our commaundement, ye and euery eche of you within your cure and charge, doo vse all your diligence and dexteritie, to declare the same, straightly charging and commaunding al your parishioners, being of lawful age and discretion, to come before Easter next comming, to confession, according to the sayde ordinaunce and vsage, & with due preparation and deuotion, to receaue the sayd sacrament of the altar, and that ye do note the names of all suche as be not confessed vnto you, and do receaue of you the said Sacrament, certifiyng vs or our Chauncelor, or Commissarie thereof, before the sixt day of Aprill next ensuing the date hereof: so that we knowing therby who did not come to confession, and receauing the Sacrament accordingly, may proceade against them, as being persones culpable, and transgressors of the said ecclesiasticall lawe and vsage. Further also certifiyng vs, or our sayde Chauncelor or Cōmissarie, before the day afore sayde: whether ye haue your altars set vp, chalice, booke, vestimentes, and all thinges necessarie for masse and the administration of Sacramentes, and sacramentalles, with procession & all other diuine seruice prepared and in readines, according to the order of the catholyque churche, and the vertues and godly example of the Quenes maiestie. And if ye so haue not, ye then with the churche wardens, cause the same to be prouided for, signifiyng by whose faulte and negligence, the same wante or faulte hath proceaded, and generally of the not commyng of your parishioners to churche, vndewe walkyng, talking, or vsing of them selues there vnreuerently the tyme of diuine Seruice, and of all other open faultes and misdemeanors, not omitting thus to do, and certify as before, as you wyll answer vpon your perill for the contrary. Geuen at Londō the xxiii. of Februarye in the yeare of our Lord. 1554.

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THe next moneth folowing, which was the moneth of March, and the iiii. daye of the sayd moneth, there was a letter sent from the Quene to Bonner Byshoppe of London, with certayne articles also annexed, to bee put in spedy execution, containing, as here foloweth.

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