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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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Actes and Monumentes of the Churche

¶ Thy peeple saue and blesse also,
Thy righte inheritage:
Our Queene, where she doth ryde or goe,
Thou kepe from all dammage.
¶ And gouerne them, that here be thyne,
Extolling (by thy grace)
Vp to the heuen Christalline,
There to beholde thy face.
Here day by day (as we are bounde)
Thy name we magnifie:
Our Queene, see thou with honor cround,
who loueth thee specially.
And in the worlde of worldes to come,
we shall thy prayse enure:
Thither to come, graunt all and some
There euer to endure.
Vouchsafe this day, from sin, and crime
To gouerne vs we praye,
Our quene graunt here to reygn lōg time,
And to obserue thy waye.
Haue mercy (Lorde) on vs synners,
Haue mercy on vs all:
Our synnes are manye and dyuers,
Remitte them greate, and small.
Thy mercy (Lorde) let on vs light,
As we do trust in thee:
And saue our Quene both day and nighte,
In high prosperitie.
In thee O lorde hath our whole truste
Bene stedfastly grounded:
Let neuer vs as thou art iuste,
Be clearely confounded.

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Finis. ф VV. Forest.

THus much as touchyng theyr deuout praier for Queene Mary. And now about this month of May, 

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Note that Foxe corrected the month in the 1570 edition.

because her time was thought to be nygh, Midwifes, Rockers, & other thynges were prouided & in a redines. By occasion of a certayne vain rumour in London, the bels were runge, bonefyars and processions made not only in the citie, but (by meanes therof,) in most partes of the realme, in reioycyng for the Queenes deliuery, and that there was a prince borne. yea diuers prechers namely one, the parsō of s. Anne within Aldersgate, 
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St Anne's was the parish in which John Day's home and printshop were located.

start vp into þe pulpit: & toke vpon him to describe the proportion of the child, how faire, how beautiful, and great a Prince it was, as the like had not ben sene. In the myddes of this great adoo, there was a symple man this I speake but vpon information) dwellyng within foure myles of Barwyke, that hadde neuer bene before halfe way to London: whiche saide concernyng the bonefyars made for quene Maries child. Here is, saith he, a ioyly triumphe: but at length all wyll not proue worth a messe of potage: 
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See Genesis 25: 29-34.

As in deede it came to passe: for in the ende al proued cleane contrary, and the ioy and the expectations of men were much deceaued. For the people were certified, that the Quene neither was as then deliuered, nor after was in hope to

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haue any childe. At this tyme many talked diuersly: some said this rumour of the Queenes conception was spread for a policie: some other affyrmed that she was deceiued by a tympany 

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A swelling or a tumor (OED).

or some other lyke disease, to thynke her selfe with chyld, and was not: some thought she was with childe, and that it dyd by some chaunce myscary, or elles that she was bewitched: but what was the truth therof, the lorde knoweth to whome nothyng is secrete.

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Among manye other greate preparations made for the Queenes deliuerance of chylde, there was a cradell very sumptuously and gorgeously trimmed, vpon the which cradel for the childe appointed, these verses were written.

MarginaliaVerses vpon the cradell for quene Maries childe.Quam Maria sobolem, Deus optime, summe dedisti
Anglis incolumem, redde, tuere, rege.

Carminis inuersio

MarginaliaAnswer to the verses aboue.Quam Maria sobolem, Deus optime, summe negasti
Hanc ferat auspiciis, Elizabetha tuis.

Iohn Cardmaker.

IOhn Cardmaker, alias Taylour, one of the prebendaries of the Cathedrall churche at Welles, beyng apprehended with Barlow bishop of Bathe, was brought to London 

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In August 1553, Cardmaker, together with William Barlow, the bishop of Bath and Wells, were apprehended while trying to flee England disguised as merchants (Machyn, p. 75 and APC IV, p. 321).

and layde in prison in the Fleete, Kynge Edwardes lawes yet being in force.  
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What Foxe means is that Cardmaker and Barlow were not charged with heresy because there was no law then in force against it. They were arrested for trying to leave the realm without royal permission.

But after the parliamēt was ended, in which the Pope was agayne admitted as supreme head of the churche, and the bishops had also gotten power & authoritye, ex officio, 
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There were technical meanings to the phrase 'ex officio' but here Foxe means it literally: the bishops now had offcial authority to proceed against Cardmaker and Barlow for heresy.

to exercyse their tyrannye: these two were bothe broughte before the Lorde Chauncelour and others, appointed by commission (as before is mencioned) to examine the faithe of suche as were then prisoners. And as vnto others before, so nowe vnto them, the Lorde Chauncelour offered the Quenes mercye, if they woulde agree and bee conformable &. To thys they both made suche an answere, 
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Although Foxe had an official account of their examination (BL, Harley 421, fol. 39v), he is following the narrative he printed in the Rerum.

as the Chauncelour with his fellow commissioners allowed thē for catholike. Whether they of weakenes so aunswered, or he of subtilitye would so vnderstande theyr aunswere, that he mighte haue some forged example of a shrynkyng brother, to laye in the dishe of the reste, whiche were to be examined, it is easely perceiued by this: that to all them which folowed in examination, he obiected the example of Barlow, and Cardemaker, commendyng theyr sobernes, discretion, and learnyng. But what soeuer their answer was, yet notwithstanding Barlow was ledde agayne to the Fleete, from whence he afterwarde beyng deliuered dyd by exile cōstantly beare witnes to þe truth of Christes gospel. 
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Foxe's account of what happened during the examination of Barlow and Cardmaker is tendentious. Barlow and Cardmaker did agree to recant (BL, Harley 421, fol. 39v; cf. Machyn, p. 75; Wriothesley II, p. 126 and OL, I, p. 171). Barlow recanted and was released from prison; he then fled into exile (Garrett). Cardmaker refused to recant as promised and was ultimately executed.

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Cardmaker was cōueyed to þe Coūter in Breadstreate, the bishop of London procuryng it to be published, that he should shortlye be deliuered, after that he had subscribed to transubstantiation and certaine other articles.

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