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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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1582 [1513]

MarginaliaA letter of W. Tims sent to his sister.¶ Grace, mercy, and peace frō God the father, through our Lord and sauiour Iesus, be vnto you my dere Syster both now and euer more. Amen.

MY moste derely beloued sister, I thank my good God with all remembraunce of you alwaies in my prayers for you, and praye with gladnes because my good god hath geuen you so earnest a spririt in his cause, the which I besech hym for hys mercyes sake to continue in you to the ende, both the wil which he hath begon, and also power to performe the same in dede, to the glory of God and your euerlasting comforte in Christ. And my dearely beloued, take good heade and beware of false perswasion. For that is the thing, that the deuil doth in these dayes most preuail wyth. For fyrst he wil perswade you that you may go to the Idoles temple with a safe conscience. But answer hym and saye as Syrache sayth: hee that toucheth pich shalbe defiled therwith: and so saye you he that is companion among Idolatrers, wher they worship their false gods, must nedes be partaker of theyr wickednes. therfore say vnto them that S. Paule commaundeth me to come out from among them, & to touche no vncleane thing. yet some of thē wyl say, I pray you how say you vnto S. Paule, where he sayth: there is no Idole vnto him, in al the whole world? it is very true: ther was none to hym in dede, & yet there were as many almost I thinke as ther be now. But he neuer came where they were, but alwayes he preached agaynst them: and so answere them & say, and you go to the Idoles temple to rebuke them of their Idolatry, then I allowe your going & I wyl go with you to here you: but and you go thether to serue the lawe fashioning your selfe like vnto thē, because you would not beare the crosse, & so to flatter both with God and the world, for sauegard of your life, then say that Christ saith: he that saueth his lyfe shal loose it, and he that looseth his lyfe, for my sake shal find it. And therfore tell hym I know (say you) that my lyfe is in the handes of God, and not in the handes of men: and he him selfe saith in the Gospel that al the heares of my head be numbred, ye & sayth there shall not one of them fall to the ground except it be his good wil. Then seing that he is so louing a god vnto vs as he hath bene from the beginning, fyrst cōsider that he made vs like vnto his own image and then consider through the transgression of our first father Adam, we had al lost the ioies of heauē, & by our own synne made the firebrands of hell: yet here marke the great loue of god to vs ward: heauen was soughte, the earthe was sought, to see & if any creature could be founde, that was able to pacify the wrath of god towardes mā. But ther was neither man, neither Angel that could do it: then he like a most louinge Lord, spared not his onely & most derely beloued sonne, so that if he had had a more precious iewel, as he had none, he would haue geuen it, for the redemption of mā. So that he sent hym down to take our nature in the wombe of the blessed virgin Mary, &c. and last of all to suffer the most shameful death vpon the crosse euen for our sinnes and so by hys death hath purchased pardō for al our sinnes, & not so leuing vs, but hath also by that death and precious bloud sheding purchased vs euerlastinge ioye in the Kingdom of heuen. Al these thinges wel considered, me think should cause vs to say with S. Paule. who shall seperate vs from the loue of

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God? shal trbulacion, or anguish, or persecutiō ether hūger, ether nakednes, ether peril, ether sword, as it is written: for thy sake are we killed al the day long, and ar counted as shepe appointed to bee slayne: yet neuer the lesse in all thinges we ouercome stronglye throughe hys helpe that loued vs: yea, & Iam sure that neither death, neither life, neither Angels, neither rule, neyther power, neither thynges present, neither thinges to come, neither high, neyther low, neither any other creature shall be able to departe vs from the loue of God, shewed in Christe Iesus our Lorde: yea, and all the afore sayd loue of our God were of vs so well considered, as it was of Sainte Paule, it then would cause vs to say as he sayd, and rather desyre to be absent from this enemy of ours, this our vile bodye, and to bee at home with our so deare friend our lord and sauiour Iesus christ, the which desire God graunt vs, and also power to fulfyll the same, if we bee called thereto euen by fyre, and so through fyre into the kingdome that our Lord and sauiour Iesus Christ both God and man purchased wyth his precious bloud. To that kyngdome I beseche hym to bryng you and your deare husband, with all the rest of your family, Amen. My deare syster I pray you grete my sister Glascocke, and one of you comfort another in Christe.

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Continue in prayer, aske in fayth, and
obtayne your desyre.

By me Wylliam Tyms, thys. 7. of September,
praying for you, accordyng to my bounden du
ty, especiallye for my sonne Amos, 

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Amos was William Tyms' only child, born while Tyms was in prison. Tyms is thanking the recipient of this letter for taking care of his son.

whom I
commit into your handes, and I thanke you
for your gentle token that you sent me by one
that cam with my syster Wod of Retchford. 
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I.e., Rochford, Essex.

Ihon Hullier Minister. 
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John Hullier

All the 1563 edition does is to state that Hullier was burned in Cambridge about 2 April 1556. This brief introduction to Hullier's letters shows that by the time the 1570 edition was being printed, Foxe had acquired no firther information on Hullier's life and death. Eventually he would acquire such information, which came from witnesses to Hullier's execution (see 1570, pp. 2196-7; 1576, and 1583, p. 2004).

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April 2.
Ihon Hullier.
ABout this time, after the burning of these 6. aboue named, was burned one Ihon Hullier a minister, who for the professing of Christes Gospell suffered at Cambridge, vnder Thurlbey Byshop of Ely and his Chancelor: about the second of Aprill he suffered martirdom, of whom a letter only and a praier came to oure handes, the copye whereof here followeth.

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Iohn Hullyer, beyng of long time prisoner, and now openly iudged to dye for the testimony of the Lord Iesu, wysheth hartely to the whole congregation of God, the strength of his holy spirit, to their euerlasting helth, both of body & soule.


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This letter was first printed in Rerum, pp. 538-40. It was reprinted in 1563, Letters of the Martyrs (pp. 523-26) and all subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments. Several copies of thisletter survive in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley 416, fos. 17v-18v and ECL 262, fos. 111r-113r.

I Now (most deare christians) hauing þe swet comfort of gods sauing health, & being confirmed with his free spirite (be he only praised therefore) am constrained in my conscience, thinking it my very duty, to admonish you, as ye tender the saluatiō of your soules, by almaner of means to separate your selues from the company of the popes hierlings, considering what is said in the reuelatiō of s. Ihon by the angel of God touching al men: the wordes be these. If any man woorship the beast, & his Image, & receiue his marke in his forehed, or in his hand, the same shal drink the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured in the cuppe of his wrathe, and he shallbe punished wyth fire and brimstone before the holy angels and

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