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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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1615 [1546]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

Thys sayd Ione Waste being brought to the place where she should suffer, by those that were appointed for þt purpose, made her praiers to the Lorde Iesus, to assist and strengthen here. And being bound to the stake, with the flames of fire about her, shee constantly for the glorious gospell of Christ, suffered the martirdome with such ioye, gladnes and triumphe, as though rather she had bene going to a banket then to yelde her life for anye maner of cause. The Lord graunt vs to imitate her steppes in all godlines. Amen.

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Edward Sharp. 
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Edward Sharpe

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was unchanged in subsequent editions. There is some, not entirely reliable, corroboration of Foxe's brief account of Sharpe (see K. G. Powell, The Marian Martyrs and the Reformation in Bristol [Bristol: 1972], p. 12).

MarginaliaSeptēber. 8. MarginaliaEdwarde Sharp burned at Bristow.ABout the beginning of the nexte moneth folowing, which was Septēber, a certen godly, aged, deuout & zelous person of the Lordes glorye, borne in Wiltshire named Edward Sharp, of the age of. lx. yeares or there a boute, was condemned at Bristow to the lyke martirdom, wher he cōstantly & māfully persisting in the iust quarell of Christes Gospel, for misliking and renouncing the ordinaunces of the Romish church, was tried as pure golde, and made a lyuely sacrifice in the fyer, in whose death as in the death of al his other sainctes the Lord be glorified, and thanked for his great grace of constancy, to whom be prayse for euer. Amen.

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Fowre suffered at Mayfeld. 
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Four Burned at Mayfield, Sussex

The account of these four martyrs and of the Bristol carpenter appeared in the 1563 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. The fact that the Bristol carpenter and two of the Sussex martyrs were unnamed indicates Foxe's difficulties in obtaining information on martyrs in the dioceses of Chichester and Bristol.

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MarginaliaSeptēber. 24.NExte after the martirdome of Edward Sharpe aboue said, followed. iiii. which suffered at Mayfeld in Sussex the. xxiiii. daye of Septēber. Ano 1556. of whose names. ii we finde recorded, and the other. ii. we yet knowe not, and therfore according to our Register, here vnder they be specifyed.

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Ihon Harte.
Thomas Rauensdale.
A Shomaker.
And a Coriar.

WHich sayde. iiii. beinge at the place wher they should suffer, after they had made their praier, and were at the stake, redy to abyde the force of the fyer, they constantly and ioyfully yelded their liues, for the testimony of the gloriouse Gospell of Iesus Christ, vnto whom be praise for euer and euer. Amen.

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MarginaliaSeptēber. 24.The daye after the martirdom of these foresayd at Mayfeld, which was the. xxiiii. of September. An. 1556. was a young man (which by Science was a Carpenter, whose name wee haue not) 

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There is no reliable confirmation of any carpenter being burned in Bristol.

put to death for the like testimony of Iesus Christ at Bristow, where he yelding him selfe to the torments of the fier, gaue vp his lyfe into the handes of the Lorde, with such ioyfull constancy and triumphe, as al the

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Church of Christ haue iuste cause to prayse God for him.

Ihon Horne.
And a woman. 
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John Horne

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was unchanged in subsequent editions. Probably it should have been changed; it is certain that someone named Horne was burned at Wotton-under-Edge, but when this happened and the other circumstances of the execution are far from clear. A letter, which was probably sent to one of Foxe's sons, survives among Foxe's papers, correcting Foxe'saccount of this incident. The letter states that an Edward Horne was burned at Wotton-under-Edge in 1558 (not 1556). The letter, drawing on the testimony of Edward's septuagenarian son Christopher, states that Edward Horne's wife was condemned with him but she recanted and her life was spared (BL, Harley MS 425, fo. 121r; printed in J. G. Nichols, Narratives of Days of the Reformation, Camden Society, original series 77 [1859], pp. 69-70). This letter was probably correct about the martyr's name but wrong about the date; the writ authorizing Edward Horne'sexecution is dated 10 August 1556 (PRO C/85/203/3).

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MarginaliaSeptēber. 25.NOwe not long after the death of the said yongman at Bristow, in the same moneth, wer. ii. mo godly martirs consumed by fire at Wuttō vnderhedge in Glocestershier whose names are aboue specified, which died very gloriously in a constant fayth, to the terror of the wicked, and comforte of the Godly. So graciously dyd the Lorde worke in them, that death vnto them was lyfe, and lyfe with a blotted conscience was death.

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MarginaliaMartyr.A Shomaker suffering in Northampton. 
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Northampton Shoemaker and Chichester Martyrs

Two confused accounts here. This shoemaker was John Kurde (see 1563,p. 1618; 1570, pp. 2216-17; 1576, p. ; 1583, p. 2021); Foxe's date of his execution here is inaccurate. As for Hook, Foxe had earlier stated that Richard Hook had died in prison in Chichester at an unspecified date. If Richard Hook did die in prison, it was shortly before he was scheduled to die; a writ authorizing the execution of Richard Hook of Alfreton, Sussex, was issued on 14 October 1555 (PRO C/85/48/19).

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MarginaliaOctober. 12.JN the moneth of October following, was burned at the Towne of Northampton a Shomaker, a true wytnes and disciple of the Lord, who, according to the grace of God geuen vnto him cleuing fast to the soūd doctrin and preaching of. Gods word, renounced the the vntrue and false coloured religion of the Romish sea, wherein manye a good man hath bene drowned.

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MarginaliaOctober 18. MarginaliaThree died in prysō at Cicester Confessors.After whom not long after in the same moneth of October dyed also in the Castel of Cicister three godly confessors, beinge there in bondes for the lyke cause of Christes Gospel who also should haue suffered the like martirdom, had not their naturall death, or rather (as it is to be suspected) the cruell handling of the papistes made them away before, and afterwarde buried them in the field.

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Fyue famished in Caunterbury Castell by the vnmerciful tirranny of the papistes, about the beginning of Nouember. 
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Five Prisoners in Canterbury Castle

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. It is based partly on the letter of these prisoners, which seems to have circulated in manuscript and apparently on official transcripts of the examinations of some of these prisoners.

AS among all the Bishops, Boner bishop of London was the greatest boucher against the poore members & saints of Christ: So of all Archdeacons Nicholas Harpesfield Archdeacon of Canterbury (as may by mans sight appeare) was the sorest, and of leste compassion, by whose vnmercifull nature and agrest dispositiō very many were put to death in that dioces of Canterbury, not only in the blody time of that Quene, but some also in the blessed beginning of our most renowned and most mercyfull Prince and Quene that now is, as by the grace of christ, hereafter shal appere. Of them that suffered in Quene Maryes tyme, within the forsayd dioces of Canterbury, some be recited al ready, with the order and forme set downe of such articles, as then were most commenly ministred to the Examinates by Thorndē, suffragane of Douer and this N. Harpesfield and other, as be-

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