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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. 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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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He that eateth me, shall also lyue for me: not as your fathers dyd eate Manna in the deserte, and are dead. He that eateth me, shall also liue for me.

Thus therefore true bread and true wyne remayne styll in the Euchariste, vntyll they be consumed of the faythfull, to bee sygnes, and as seales vnto vs annexed vnto Goddes promises, making vs certaine of gods giftes towardes vs. Also Christe remaineth in them and they in Christe, whiche eate his fleshe and drinke his bloude, as Christ himselfe hath promised: They that do receiue my fleshe, & drinke my bloud abide in me, and I in them. Moreouer he abideth also in them which worthily receiue the outwarde sacrament, neither dothe he departe so soone as the sacrament is consumed, but cōtinually abideth feding and nourishing vs, so long as we remayne bodies of that head, and members of the same. I take not that the natural body of Christ, which is onely spirituall, intelligible, and vnsensible, hauynge no distinction of members and parts in him. But that body onely I agnise and worship, whiche was borne of the virgin, which suffred for vs, which is visible, palpable, & hath al the fourm and shape, and partes of the true natural body of man.

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Christe spake not these woordes of anye vncertain substaunce, but of the certayne substaunce of breade, whiche he then helde in his handes, and shewed to his Dysciples, whan he sayde: Eate ye, this is my bodye, and lykewise of the cup, when he said, Drinke ye, this is my bloud: meaning verely of that bred, which by nature is vsuall and common wyth vs, whiche is taken of the fruite of the grounde, compacted by the vniting of manye graynes together made by man, and by mannes hande brought to that visible shape, being of a round compasse, and without all sense or lyfe: which nourisheth the bodye, and strengtheneth the heart of manne: of this same bread I saye, and not of anye vncertayne and wandrynge substaunce the olde fathers saye that Christ spake these woordes: Eate ye, this is my bodye. and lykewyse also of the Wyne whiche is the creature, and fruite of the vyne, pressed out of manye clusters and beryes, and maketh mannes hearte merye: of the verye same wyne, I say, Christe spake: Drynke ye, this is my bloude: and so the olde Doctors dooe call thys speakyng of Christe tropical, figuratiue, anagogicall, allegoricall, whiche they dooe interprete after this sorte, that althoughe the substaunce of bread and wyne dooe remayne, and bee receyued of the faythfull, yet notwithstandyng Christe chaunged the appellation thereof, and called the breade by the name of hys fleshe, and the wyne by the name of hys bloude, non rei veritate, sed significante my-

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sterio. i. Not that it is so in verye deede, but signifyed in a mysterye: so that we shoulde consyder, not what they bee in theyr owne nature, but what they importe to vs and signifye, and shoulde vnderstande the Sacramente, not carnallye but sprituallye, and shoulde attende, not to the vysible nature of the Sacramentes, nor shoulde bee intente grossely to the outwarde breade and cuppe, thynkinge to see there with oure eyes no other thynges but onely bread and wyne, but that lyfting vp oure myndes, we shoulde looke vp to the bloude of Christe wyth oure fayth, shoulde touche hym with our mynde, and receyue hym with our inwarde manne, and that beynge lyke Eagles in this lyfe, wee shoulde flye vp into heauen in oure heartes, where that Lambe is residente at the ryghte hande of his father, whiche taketh away the synnes of the worlde, by whose strypes we are made whole, by whose passion wee are fylled at hys table, and whose bloude we receyuing oute of his holye syde, doe lyue for euer, beynge made the guestes of Christe, hauynge hym dwellyng in vs through the grace of his trew nature, and throughe the vertue and efficacye of his whole passion, beynge no lesse assured and certified that we are fed spyrituallye vnto eternall lyfe by Christ his flesh crucifyed, and by his bloudshedde, the trewe foode of oure myndes, then that oure bodyes bee fedde with meate and drynke in this lyfe: and hereof this sayde misticall breade in the table of Christ, and the mistical wyne, beyng administred and receyued after the institution of Christe, is to vs a memoriall, a pledge, a token, a sacrament, and a seale.

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And thereof is it that Christ sayth not thus: This is my bodye, eate ye: but after he had bidden them eate, then he sayde: This is my body whiche shall bee geuen for you. Whiche is to meane, as thoughe he woulde saye, In eatyng of thys breade, consyder you that this breade is no common thyng, but a mystical matter: neyther dooe you attende that whiche is sette before youre bodelye eyes, but what feedeth you wythin: Consider and beholde my bodye crucifyed for you: that eate and digeste in youre myndes: Chew you vppon my passion, bee fed with my death. This is the true meat, thys is the drynke that moysteneth, wherewyth you beyng truelye fedde and inebriate, shall lyue for euer.

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The bread and the wyne whiche be set before your eyes,  

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An interesting misprint occurred in the 1583 edition. Where all previous editions rendered a phrase in Cranmer's explication (i.e., his written response to the articles being debated) as 'the bread and wine which is set before your eyes' (1563, p. 941; 1570, p. 1595; 1576, p. 1361), the 1583 edition reads: 'the bread and wine which be set before our eye' (1583, p. 1432). This is obviously a typographical error.

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are only declarations of me: But I my selfe am the eternall foode. VVherefore, whensoeuer at this my table you shall beholde the sacramentes, respecte not so muche to them, as consider ye what I promyse to you by them: VVhiche is my selfe to be meate for you of eternall lyfe.

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