Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Censorship Proclamation 32. Our Lady' Psalter 33. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain34. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 35. Bradford's Letters 36. William Minge 37. James Trevisam 38. The Martyrdom of John Bland 39. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 40. Sheterden's Letters 41. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 42. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 43. Nicholas Hall44. Margery Polley45. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 46. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 47. John Aleworth 48. Martyrdom of James Abbes 49. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 50. Richard Hooke 51. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 52. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 53. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 54. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 55. Martyrdom of William Haile 56. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 57. William Andrew 58. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 59. Samuel's Letters 60. William Allen 61. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 62. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 63. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 64. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 65. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 66. Cornelius Bungey 67. John and William Glover 68. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 69. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 70. Ridley's Letters 71. Life of Hugh Latimer 72. Latimer's Letters 73. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed74. More Letters of Ridley 75. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 76. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 77. William Wiseman 78. James Gore 79. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 80. Philpot's Letters 81. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 82. Letters of Thomas Wittle 83. Life of Bartlett Green 84. Letters of Bartlett Green 85. Thomas Browne 86. John Tudson 87. John Went 88. Isobel Foster 89. Joan Lashford 90. Five Canterbury Martyrs 91. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 92. Letters of Cranmer 93. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 94. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 95. William Tyms, et al 96. Letters of Tyms 97. The Norfolk Supplication 98. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 99. John Hullier 100. Hullier's Letters 101. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 102. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 103. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 104. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 105. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 106. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 107. Gregory Crow 108. William Slech 109. Avington Read, et al 110. Wood and Miles 111. Adherall and Clement 112. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 113. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow114. Persecution in Lichfield 115. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 116. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 117. Examinations of John Fortune118. John Careless 119. Letters of John Careless 120. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 121. Agnes Wardall 122. Peter Moone and his wife 123. Guernsey Martyrdoms 124. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 125. Martyrdom of Thomas More126. Martyrdom of John Newman127. Examination of John Jackson128. Examination of John Newman 129. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 130. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 131. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 132. John Horne and a woman 133. William Dangerfield 134. Northampton Shoemaker 135. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 136. More Persecution at Lichfield
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1636 [1610]

Q. Mary. The Martyrdome with the Letters of Rob. Samuell Preacher and Martyr.

Marginalia1555. August.And so the next day after Samuel suffered, these two godly wiues, the one called Anne Potten, the other called Ioane Trunchfielde, the wife of Michaell Trunchfielde Shomaker, 

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This story first appeared in the Rerum and is another indication that RoseNottingham furnished Foxe with her account of Samuel during Foxe's exile in Basel.

of Ipswich, MarginaliaAnne Potten. Michaell Trunchfieldes wyfe. were apprehended & had both into prison together. Which as they were both by sexe and nature somewhat tender: so were they at first lesse able to endure the straytnes of the prison, and especially the Brewers wife was cast into marueilous great agonies and troubles of mynde thereby. MarginaliaThe Lord Iesus a ready helper in tyme of weakenes.But Christe beholdyng the weake infirmitie of his seruaunt, dyd not faile to help her when shee was in this necessitie. So at the length they both suffered after Samuell. anno. 1556. February. 19. as shalbe, by the Lordes grace declared hereafter. And these (no doubt) were those two Ladders, whiche being ioyned with the thirde, Samuel sawe stretched vp into heauen. This blessed Samuel the seruaunt of Christ, suffred the. 31. of August. ann. 1555.

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The report goeth 

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This interesting story was only added to the account of Samuel in the 1570 edition.

among some that were there present, and sawe hym burne, that his body in burnyng dyd shine as bright and white as newe tried siluer in the eyes of thē that stoode by: as I am infourmed by some which were there, and did behold the sight.

MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Rob. Samuell burned at Ipswich. Anno. 1555. August. 31.The cruel burning of Robert Samuel, Martyr.

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A repeat of the image used for Thomas Wattes.

Letters of Robert Samuel, Preacher.
¶ A Letter or exhortation to the paciēt suffering of afflictions for Christes cause. 
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Robert Samuel's Letters

Robert Samuel's two letters to a congregation of protestants, one exhorting them to constancy in the face of persecution and the other providing a statement of doctrine, were both first printed in Letters of the Martyrs and were then printed in the 1570 edition and all subsequent editions. The first letter was printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 504-11.

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MarginaliaEccle. 9.A Man knoweth not his tyme, but as the fishe is taken with the Angle, and as the byrdes are caught with the snare: euen so are men caught and taken in the perilous tyme when it commeth vppon them. The tyme commeth: the day draweth neare. Ezechiel. 7. MarginaliaEccle. 4.Better it were to dye, (as the Preacher saith) then to lyue and see the miserable workes which are done vnder the Sunne: suche sodayne and straunge mutations, such wofull, haynous, and lamentable diuisions so fast approcheth, and none or very few thorowly repenteth. Alas for this sinnefull nation, a people of great iniquitie & seede of vngraciousnes, corrupting their wayes. They haue forsaken the Lord, they haue prouoked the holy one of Israel to anger, & are gone backward. MarginaliaEsay. 1. Who nowe liueth not in such securitie and rest, as though al dangers were cleane ouerpast? MarginaliaComplaynt against England and that not vndeserued.Who nowe blindeth and buffeteth not Christe, with seest me, and seest me not? Yea, who liueth not now in suche felicitie, worldly pleasures, and ioyes, wholy seeking the world, prouiding and craftily shifting for the earthly clod and al carnall appetites, as though sinne were cleane forgotten, ouerthrowen, and deuoured? Like hoggishe Gergesites now are we more afrayde and ashamed of Christe our Messias, fearyng the losse of our

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filthy pigges, MarginaliaMath. 8. MarginaliaEnglish people rightly resembled to the Gergesites. MarginaliaMarke. 5. I meane our transitorie goodes, and disquietyng of our sinfull and mortal bodyes in this short, vncertaine, and miserable life, then of a Legion of Deuyls seducing and driuyng vs from hearing, reading, and beleeuyng Christe Gods eternal sonne and his holy word, the power to saue our soules: MarginaliaRom. 10. vnto vanities, lyes, and fables, and to this bewitchyng world.

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MarginaliaAboundance of goodes is a thing perilous.Oh perilous aboundance of goodes, too much saturitie of meates, wealth and quietnes, whiche destroyed with so many soules, those goodly Cities Sodome & Gomorre. MarginaliaGene. 19. Ieroboam, so long as he was but a poore man, not yet auaūced to his dignitie, liued in the lawes of God without reprehension: but brought once to wealth and prosperous estate, he became a wicked and moste shamefull Idolater. And what made the couetous yong man so loth to folow Christ, when he was bydden to forsake but worldly wealth which he hen enioyed? MarginaliaMath. 19. Woe be vnto these false elusions of the world, baites of perdition, hookes of the deuyll, which haue so shamefully deceiued and seduced full many from the right path vnto the Lorde, into the high wayes of confusion and perpetual perdition.

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We might now woorthily (deare Christians) lament and bewaile our heauie state, miserable condition, and sorowfull chaunce: yea, I say, we might well accuse our selues, and with Iob MarginaliaIob 3. curse these our troublous, wicked, and bloudye laste dayes of this worlde, were it not that we both see and beleeue, and finde in Gods sacred booke, that MarginaliaEsay. 10. God hath alwayes a remnant, whom he pollysheth with hard aduersaryes.a remnaunt God hath in all ages reserued, I meane the faythful, as many as haue bene from the beginnyng of the worlde, exercised, whetted, and pullished with diuers afflictions, troubles, and tossinges, caste and dashed againste all peryls and dangers, as the verye drosse and outcastes of the earth, and yet wyll in no wise halt betweene God and Baall: for God veryly abhorreth two men in one: Marginalia1. Cor. 4. Two men in one, God abhorreth.he can not away with them that are betweene both, but casteth them awaye as a filthy vomite. MarginaliaApoca. 3.Christe will not part spoyle with his mortal enemie the deuyll: he wyll haue al or lose al: he wyll not permit the Deuyl to haue the seruice of the body, and he to stand contented with the hart and mynd: but he wyll be glorified both in your bodyes and in your spirites, whiche are his, as saint Paul saith. 1. Cor. 6. For he hath made all, bought all, and dearely payd for all, as saint Peter saith: Marginalia1. Pet. 1.With his own immaculate body hath he cleane discharged your bodyes from sinne, death and hell, and and with his moste precious bloud payde your ransome and full price once for all and for euer.

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Now what harme, I pray you, or what losse susteyne you by this? why are you, O vaine men, more afrayd of Iesus your gentle Saueour, & his Gospel of saluation, then of a Legion of cruell deuyls, going about with false delusions vtterly to destroy you both bodies and soules? Thinke you to be more sure then vnder your captaine Christ? MarginaliaNo true quietnes in Sathans seruice.Doo you promise your selues to be more quiete in Satans seruice, thē in Christes religion? esteeme you more these transitorie & pernicious pleasures, then God & al his heauēly treasures? Oh palpable darkenesse, horrible madnes, and wilful blindnes, without comparison, too muche to be suffered any longer. We see, and wyl not see: we know and wyl not know: yea, we smarte and wyll not feele, and that our owne conscience well knoweth. MarginaliaThe myserable madnes of worldly men lamented.Oh miserable and brainelesse soules, which would for foolish pleasures and slippery wealth, lose the royall kingdome and permanent ioyes of God, with the euerlasting glory which hee hath prepared for them that truely loue hym, and renounce the worlde. Marginalia2. Cor. 4. Iohn 12. The children of the worlde lyue in pleasure and wealth, and the Deuyl, who is their God and prince of this world, keepeth their wealth which is proper vnto them, and letteth them enioy it. MarginaliaTransitory pleasures of this lyfe not to be passed vpon.But let vs whiche be of Christe, seeke and enquire for heauenly things, which by Gods promise and mercy in Christ, shalbe peculiar vnto vs. Let (I say) the Crecians, Epicures, & such other beastly Belials 

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Belial is a demon mentioned several times in the Bible, but this usage is derived from 2 Corinthians 6: 15-16, where Belial's followers are characterized as idolators as contrasted with the followers of Christ. Epicureans are technically followers of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus who saw the attainment of pleasure as the chief human goal, but in the sixteenth century the term was a synonym for atheism and unbelief. The term Cretian is obscure.

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& carnal people, passe for things that be pleasant for the body, and do apperteine to this transitorie life: Yet shall they once (as the kingly prophet saith MarginaliaPsalme 58.) runne about the Citie of God to & fro houling like dogges, desiring one scrappe of the ioyes of Gods elect, but all to late, as the rich glutton did. MarginaliaLuke 16.

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Let vs therfore passe for those things that do perteine to the spirite, and be celestial. MarginaliaColoß. 3. We must be here (saith Paul MarginaliaHeb. 13.) not as inhabitours and home dwellers, but as straungers: not as strangers onely, but after the mynd of Iob, MarginaliaIohn 7. as painfull souldiers appoynted of our gouernour to fight agaynste the gouernour of darkenes of this worlde, agaynste spirituall craftines in heauenly thinges. MarginaliaEphes. 5. The tyme is come: we must to it: Marginalia1. Pet. 4.the iudgement must begin first at the house of God. MarginaliaLuke 14.Beganne they not first with the greene & sappy tree? and what folowed then on the drye braunches? Ieremie speaking in the person of God, saith: In the Citie wherein my name is inuocate, wyl I begin to punish: but as for you,

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