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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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1596 [1527]

with one voice assenting and consenting there vnto, and in no one point distaunt or disagreing from any our former articles.

Apparaunt also let it be and knowen, that being of the former articles before the bloudye Byshop examined, the daye and tyme, we affirmed to beleue all that he or they woulde approue by the scriptures. But he sayde that he would not stande to proue it with heretickes but sayde, they them selues were the holye churche, and that we ought to beleue them, or els to be cut of lyke wythered braunches.

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Marginaliaxiii. of these were. Martyrs. as is afore said.
Rafe Iacson.
Henry Allington.
Lion a Cawche.
William Halliwell.
George Searles.
Iohn Rowthe.
Iohn Deresall.
Henry Wye.

Edmond Hurst.
Laurence Parnam
Thomas Boyer.
Elizabeth Peper.
Agnes George.
Thomas Freman.
Wylliam Stannard.
Wylliam Adams.

¶ Trouble and busines in the dioces of Lychefield. 
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Persecution in Lichfield

The 1563 account of persecution at Lichfield was based entirely on recordsof the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. In 1570, one story was dropped and replaced with a story of the death of Thomas Flier, which came from individual informants.

MarginaliaIune. 14.
Rauphe Bane B. of Couētry and Lichefield, a cruell persecutor.
IN the dioces of Lychefield, about the xiiii. daye of Iune in the same yeare, Iohn Colstoke, 

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One John Colstock signed the confession issued by Richard Woodman in the King's Bench in 1555 (Gonville and Caius MS 218, p. 30). If it is the same man, he was in prison in London in 1555.

who hadde lately come from London before, and now dwelling at Welyngton, though he suffered no martyrdom, yet susteined some trouble, beyng attached and examined of the Byshoppe, named Rauphe Bane for his religiō, especially for ii. pointes, in holding against the realtie of Christ in the sacrament, and against auricular confession to be made to the priest, for the whiche cause being compelled to recant, was inioyned in the churche of S. Cedde to beare a fagot before the crosse, bareheaded, hauing in one hand a taper, in thother hand a payer of beades &c.

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Amongest diuers other whiche in the same dioces, and the same tyme were suspected and examined for the lyke, as Tho. Flyer of Vttopater Shomaker, Nicholas Ball of Vttopater Capper, Thomas Pyot of Chekley, itē Henry Crimes, MarginaliaMarying in Lent punyshed.for marying his wyfe on Palmsōday euen &c. some also were which had the lyke penaunce inioyned them, as MarginaliaIune. 26.
Thomas Iohnson for swearyng by the holy masse did penance
Thomas Ihonson, about the xxvi. day of this moneth of Iune, because he sware by the holy masse before the byshop, sittyng in iudgemēt: for the same he was dryuen to go before the crosse with his taper and beades &c.

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Inne. 27.
Tho. Barnes & Elice Byrche accused.
The daye followyng, beyng the xxvii. day of Iune, one Thomas Barnes and Elice Byrch in the same dioces of Lychefield, were detected by Thomas Pyot to doctor Dracot the Chauncelour. The matter whereupon they were denounced was this. They rydynge together to Leeke fayre, after the death of kynge Edwarde, one of them sayd: it was a straunge

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thyng to heare twoo Queenes proclaymed in one realme. And the other aunswered, saying: it was great pitie. for that woulde bee an occasion of muche vnquietnes. Then sayde thone to the other: if the one obteyne, we shall haue the newe lawe styll. And if the other obteyne, we shall haue the olde masse agayne. Whereunto he made answere agayne, saying: if his dagger were in his belly that sayde the fyrst masse, he cared not. Vpon these woordes Draycotte the Chauncelor asked him whether he was an heretick in so saying, or whether he had the same tyme an euill opinion of the masse or not. his aunswer was, that the trusted he was no hereticke: albeit he denied not at the speakynge of those wordes, but that he thought the masse to be abhominable and detestable, for the whiche wordes, after his submission, yet was he condēned to to bere a fagot, with beades and his taper before the crosse. &c.

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Thomas Paret.
Martyn Hunt.
Iohn Norice.

MarginaliaIune. 27.
Thomas Parret.

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Hunt, Norice, Parret

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition; no changes were made to it in subsequent editions.

the tyme of burning of these in Stratford, the same moneth died in the pryson of the kynges Benche in Southwarke one Thomas Parret,  
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Thomas Parret signed a confession of faith drawn up Richard Woodman in the King's Bench in 1555 (Gonville and Caius MS 128, p. 30). Obviously Parret had been detained in prison for some time.

and was buried in the backsyde, the xxvii. daye of the moneth aboue sayde. MarginaliaMartyn Hunt.Also Martin Hunt (as is reported) in the same pryson was famyshed the xxix. day. At which time lykewyse died in the same pryson, as I fynde recorded, one MarginaliaIune. 29. Iohn Norice.Iohn Norice, and after the same sorte of the other, was buried on the backsyde of the saide pryson, the daye aboue mentioned.

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Bernard, Foster and Lawson

The entire account of these three martyrs first appeared in the 1563 edition and it was unchanged in subsequent editions. Despite the fact that Foxe clearly had access to the official records of their trials (the condemnations of Bernard, Foster and Lawson survive among Foxe's papers as BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 164r-165v and 179r-180r), he relied on individual informants for these accounts.

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the death of the aforesayde Thomas Parret, Martyn Hunt, and Iohn Norice, were three martyred at S. Edmondes Berry in Suffolke in one fyre, whose names are here vnder specified.

MarginaliaMartyrs.Roger Bernarde.
Adam Foster.
Robert Lawson.

¶ The firste examination of Roger Bernard, before Hopton the Byshop of Norwyche.

MarginaliaIune. 30. MarginaliaRoger Barnard.WHen Roger Bernard came before the Byshop, the byshop asked him whether he had bene with the priest at Easter to be shriuen, & whether he had receiued the blessed sacrament of the altar or no. vnto whome Roger Bernard aunswered no: I haue not beene with the priest, nor confessed my selfe vnto hym, but I haue confessed my sinnes vnto almightie God, and I trust he hath forgeuen me: wherefore I shall not nede to goe to the priest for such matters, who can not helpe him selfe.

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Byshop. Surely Bernard thou must neades go and confesse thy selfe vnto hym.

Roger. That shall I not doe (by Gods grace) whyle I liue.

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