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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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A copie of the letter with the articles sent from the Quene to the Byshop of London, by hym and his Officers at her commaūdement, to be put in spedy execution with effecte in his dioces, as well in places exempte as not exempt, what soeuer, accordiNg to the tenour and forme of the same. 
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Blocks 11 and 12: Mary's Articles

Queen Mary's articles to her bishops, instructing them how to deal with heresy, married clergy and re-establishing the ceremonies and practices of the Catholic church, and her accompanying letter to Bonner, are printed by Foxe from Bonner's register (cf. Guildhall MS 9531/12, fol. 342r-v with 1563, pp. 924-25; 1570, pp. 1585-86; 1576, pp. 1353-54; 1583, pp. 1423-24). Once again, Foxe misdated this document; the letter is dated 4 March but Foxe dates it 3 March.

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RIght reuerend Father in God, Righte trustye and welbeloued, we great you well. And wheras heretofore in the time of the late raigne of our most dearest brother king Edward the sixte, whose soule God pardon, diuers notable crimes, excesses, and faultes, with sondry kindes of heresies, symony adulterye, and other enormyties haue bene committed within this our Realme, and other our dominions, the same continuinge yet hetherto in like dysorder, since the beginning of our Reigne, without anye correction or reformacion at all, and the people both of the Laytye, and also of the Clergye, and cheiflye of the Clergy haue ben geuen to muche insolencye and vngodlye rule, greatly to the dyspleasure of almighty God, and very much to our regret and euyll contentacion, and to no litle slaunder of other Christien Realmes, and in maner to the subuersion and cleane defacing of this our Realme: and remembring our dutye to almighty God to be, to foresee, as much as in vs may be, that all vertue & godly liuing, should be embraced, florish, and increase: And there with also. that all vice and vngodly behauiour should be banished and put awaye, or at the least wayes (so nigh as myghte be) so brydeled aud kept vnder, that godlynes and honestye myght haue the ouer hande, vnderstanding by very credible reporte and publike fame, to our no small heauyues and dyscomfort, that within your dioces, aswel in not exēpted, as exempted places, the like dysorder and euill behauiour hath bene done and vsed, like also to continew and increase, vnles due prouision be had and made to reforme the same, which ernestly in very deede, we do minde and intende to the vttermost, all the wayes we can possible, trusting of Gods furtheraunce and helpe in that behalfe: for theis causes, and other most iust consideracions vs mouing, we send vnto you certeine articles, of suche special matter, as emong other thinges be most necessary to be now put in execution by you, and your officers, extending to the ende by vs desired, and the reformacion aforesayd, wherein ye shalbe charged with our special commaūdement, by these our letters, to the intent, you & your officers may the more ernestly and boldly procede therunto, without feare of any presumption to be noted on your parte, or daunger to be incurred of any such our lawes, as by our doinges, of that is in the sayd articles conteined, might any wise greue you, what so euer be threatned in any such case. And therefore we straitly charge and commaund you and your sayd Officers to procede to thexecution of the sayd articles, without al tracte and delaye, as ye will answer to the contray. Geuen vnder our signet at our Palaice of Westminstre the iii. daye of Marche the fyrst yeare of our reigne.

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Articles sent from the Quenes maiestie vnto the Ordinarie, and by hym and his officers, by her graces cōmaundement to be put in spedy execution with effect in the whole dioces, aswell in places exempt as not exēpt, whatsoeuer.

FIrst, that euery Byshop and his Officers, with al other hauing ecclesiasticall iurisdiction, shall with al speade and diligence, and all maner of wayes to them possible,  

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The Articles

Many of the references concern the changes in religious practice and to the priesthood enjoined by Mary; the language is neutral for the most part (see 'Prouision for priestes which renounce their wiues' and the eight glosses following), even to the point of using the term 'Catholicke' ('Prouision for Catholicke scholemaisters'), a term it is surprising to see Foxe relinquishing to the other side. A series of glosses in all editions ('Ecclesiasticall lawes of K. Henry renued', 'The kinges authoritie geueth place to the popes authoritie', and 'The supremacy of the king repealed') are more charged, marking the transition between the king's authority and the pope's (thus combining nostalgia for the dead king(s) and hostility to the papal incursion). A 1563 reference to 'sacramentaries' ('Sacramentaries excluded from ecclesiasticall promotions') is later dropped, perhaps because it concedes too much to the anti-protestant language of catholics.

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MarginaliaEclesiasticall lawes of King Henry reuiued. put in execution all suche Canons and ecclesiasticall lawes, heretofore in the tyme of kyng Henry the eight vsed within this realme of Englande, and the dominions of the same, not beyng directly and expressely cōtrary to the lawes and statutes of this Realme.

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MarginaliaThe kings authoritye giueth place to the Popes authoritye.Item, that no bishop or any his officer or other persone aforesayd, hereafter in any of their ecclesiasticall wrytinges, in proces or other extraiudiciall actes, do vse to put in this clause or sentence, Regia autoritate fulcitus.

Item, that no byshop or any his officers, or other persone aforesayd, do hereafter exacte or demaunde, in the admission of any persone to any ecclesiasticall promocion, order or office, any othe, touchyng the primacie or succession, as of late in fewe yeares passed hath bene accustomed and vsed.

MarginaliaSacramentaries excluded from ecclesiasticall promotions Item, that euery Byshop and his Officers, with all other persones aforesayde, haue a vigilant eye, and vse speciall diligence and foresyght, that no persone be admitted or receaued to any ecclesiasticall function, benefite or office, beyng a sacramētary, infected or defamed with any notable kinde of heresie, or other great crime. And that the sayde byshop do staye, & cause to be stayed, as muche as lyeth in hym, that benefices and ecclesiasticall promocions doo not notablie decaye or take hynderaunce by passing or confirmyng of vnreasonable leases.

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MarginaliaAgainst vnreasonable leases. Item, that euery byshop and all other persones aforesayde, do dyligently trauayle for the repressing of heresies and notable crimes, especially in the Clergie, duely correcting and punyshyng the same.

MarginaliaFor punishing of heresies as they call them.Item, that euery Byshop, and all the other persones aforesayd, do likewyse trauayle for the condemning and repressing of corrupt and naughty opinions, vnlawful bookes, ballades and other pernicious and hurtful deuices, engendring hatred amonges the people, and discorde amonges the same. And that Scholemaysters, Preachers, and teachers do exercise and vse their offices and dueties without teaching, preaching, or setting furth any euil corrupt doctrin. And that doing the contrary, they maye be by the Bishop and his sayd officers punished and remoued.

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MarginaliaAgaynst maryed priestes.Item, that euery Byshop and all the othr persones aforesayd, proceding summarily, and with all celerity, and spede, may, and shall depriue or declare depriued, and amoue, according to their learning and discretion, al such persons from theyr benefices and ecclesiasticall promotions, who contrary to the state of theyr order, and the laudable custome of the churche, haue maried and vsed weomen as theyr wyues, or otherwise notably and slaunderously disordered or abused them selfes, sequestryng also, duryng the sayd processe, the fruictes and profites of the sayd benefices & ecclesiastical promotiōs.

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Item,