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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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your sayde diocesse. And þt likewise al priestes, and other ecclesiastical ministers, in their Masses, and other diuine seruices, may continually pray to almighty God, so to extend his holy hande ouer her maiestie, the kynges highnes, and this whole Realme, as this thyng beinge by his omnipotent power graciously thus begonne, may by the same be well continued and brought to good effect, to þe glory of his name. Whereunto albeit we doubt not, ye would of your selfe haue had speciall regarde without these our letters, yet for the earnest desire wee haue, to haue this thyng done out of hande, & diligently continued, we haue also wrytten these our letters, to put you in remembraūce. And so bidde your Lordship moste hartely wel to fare. From Westminster the. xxvii. of Nouember. 1554.

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¶ Your assured louing frendes.

S. Winton Cancel. Arundel. F. Shrewesbury. Edward Darby. Henry Sussex. Iohn Bathon. R Rych Thomas Wharthō. Iohn Huddylston. R. Southwel.

A prayer made by D. weston, Deane of Westminster, and deliuered to the children of the Quenes maiesties gramer schole there, and sayd by them daily, morning, and euening, for her Maiestie. 
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Three prayers made for the safe delivery of Mary's child were moved from where they had been printed in 1563 to bring them into the correct chronological position within the narrative. Foxe also deleted the Latin original of the first of these prayers, that made by Hugh Weston, which had been printed in the 1563 edition, from subsequent editions. Weston's prayer (1563, p. 1015; 1570, p. 1653; 1576, p. 1410; 1583, pp. 1480-81) was a printed text circulated by the government; Foxe declared (only in 1563) that it was 'Imprinted by Iohn Cawode'.

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IVste Domine deus, qui propter primæ mulieris pia culum, communem omnibus fæminis seueram & ineuitabilem maledictionem denunciasti, et imposuisti: nempe vt in peccatis conciperent, grauidæ, multis & magnis crnciatibus subiacerent, & tandem cum vitæ periculo parerent: Quæ sumus pro tua immensa bonitate, proq̀ inexhausta misericordia, huius legis edictū mitiga. Quiescat paululum ira tua, & Reginam nostram Mariam iam partum enitentem, tuæ gratiæ sinu foue. Adiuua eam vt sine periculo vitæ dolorem superare, prolem corpore elegantem, animo nobilem, iusto tempore valeat parere, quo, post angustiæ oblita, cum gaudio miserationis tuæ gratiā celebret, teq̀ tuumq̀ nomen nobiscum bendicat in secula seculorū. Oramus, obsecramus, obtectamur. Audi domine, & exaudi, ne dicant fidei & ecclesiæ tuæ hostes: vbi est deus eorum? That is in Englysh.

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O Moste righteous Lorde God, whiche for the offence of the first womā, hast threatned vnto al womē, a cōmē, sharp, & ineuitable malediction, & hast enioyned them that they should conceaue in synne, and being conceiued, should be subiect to many and greuous tormētes, and finally be deliuered with the daunger and ieoperdie of their lyfe: We beseche the, for thyne exceading great goodnes and bottomles mercie, to asswage and mitigate the straightnes of that lawe, and to embrace into the bosome of thy fauoure and mercy, our moste gratious Quene Mary, being nowe at the pointe of her deliueraunce. So helpe her,that without daunger of her lyfe she may ouercome the sorowe, and in due season bryng forth a chylde, in body beautiful and comely, in minde noble and valiant. So that afterward she forgetting the trouble, may

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with ioye laude and prayse the bountifulnes of thy mercy and together with vs prayse & blesse both thee and thy holy name, worlde without ende. This (oh Lord) we desire thee, we beseche thee, and moste hartely craue of thee. Heare vs oh Lorde, and graunt vs our peticion: Let not the enemies of thy fayth,and of thy church say: Where is their God? Amen.

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¶ Imprinted by Iohn Cawode. &c.

A deuout praier, for the prosperous state of our soueraigne Lord and Lady, Philip and Mary by the grace of God, kynge and Quene of Englād, Fraūce. &c. that God may many years preserue thē, & also make the Quenes maiestie a glad mother of a fayre chylde. 
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The second prayer (1563, pp. 1015-16; 1570, pp. 1653-54; 1576, pp. 1410-11; 1583, p. 1481) seems also to have been officially inspired, although there is no sign that it was printed.

O Most mightye Lord god, which regardest the prayer of the humble, and despisest not their request, bow downe from thine high habitation of the heauens, the eyes of thy mercy, vnto vs wretched sinners bowing þe knees of our hartes, and with many & depe sighes, bewayling our sinnes and offences, humblye with eyes intent, and handes displayed praying, and beseching thee, with the shilde of thy protection, to defend Mary thy seruaunt, and our Quene, who hathe none other helper but thee, and whome through thy grace thou hast willed to be conceiued with childe: and at the tyme of her trauaile, graciously with the help of thy right hand, deliuer her, and from al daūger with the childe in her conceaued, mercifully preserue. It hath semed good in thy sighte, mercifull father, by thy seruaunt Mary, to worke these wonders, that is to saye: in her handes to vanquyshe, and ouerthrow the stout enemy, and to deliuer vs thy people out of the hand of heretikes, infidels, enemies to the, and to the crosse of thy beloued sonne Iesus Christ that of thy seruaunt thou myghtest speake, in farre countries. Therfore for these wonderful workes, which thou doest to thy seruants, thou art magnified Lord God for euer. And we thy people blesse the, the god of heauen, which hast wrought vpon vs this great mercy, and hast excluded frō vs the heritike, the enemy of truth, the persecuter of thy churche. We knowe we knowe, that we haue greuouslye Lorde sinned, that we haue bene deceaued by vanity, and that we haue forsaken the our god. Our iniquityes be multiplied vpon oure heade, and our sinnes be increased vp to heauen, and we our selues haue offended, and our princes, and our priestes for these our sinnes haue deserued an hipocrite to our prince: our sins haue deserued a tirante to our gouernoure, that shoulde bringe our life to bitternes. we be not worthye to haue so gentle and merciful a quene, so godly a ruler, and finally so vertuous a prince at

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