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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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1677 [1596]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

Gage. Well, I will sende for you on Fridaye or Saterday, at the farthest, For to morrowe I must ride foorth of towne. And I would faine here your talke.

wood. Sir, I would be very glad you should here our talke alway. And I truste in God you shall heare me say nothing, but the woorde of god shalbe my warrant. So maister Gage toke his leaue & wēt his way to his lodging, which was right in my waie, as I went vnto prisone warde againe, and when we came without my Lord Mountagues gates, there we mette wt one Hode of Buxted, a Smith. Then said mayster Gage.

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Gage. Woodman, I had forgot one thing, þt Hode hath brought me in remembraunce of, as soone as I saw him. for he heard when the tale was tolde me.

Gage. Hode, did not you here when Smithe of Framfield tolde me that he saw Woodman abrode in the citie at libertie?

Hode. Yes forsooth, that I did.

Gage. yea surely and I was verye glad. for I had wel hoped you had bene cōformable. But I heard other wise afterwarde again, that you had leaue of the keper to goe abrode & speake openly in the stretes, as you went vp & down.

vvood. In deede so the Marshall tolde me to day. But in dede I was neuer abrode, since I came to prison, but when I was sente for, and in dede, that same time I was abrode with my keper, comming frō the Bishop. And as I was comming, euen not farre from the Marshalsey, I sawe goodman Smith stand in a Wane, vnlading of Chese. And I asked him howe he dyd euen as I went by, and neuer stayed for the matter, and therupon it did rise. So I departed from them, with my keper, to the Marshalsey again, where I now am mery I praise god therfore, as a shepe appointed to be slaine.

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The fourth examination of Richard VVodman, had before the B. of Winchester, the Bishoppe of Rochester, Doctour Langdale parsone of Buxted, with diuers other priestes and gentlemen, the xxv. day of Maye. Anno Domini. 1557.


I Was fet from the Marshalsey to the said Bishops and priestes, sittinge in S. Georges Churche in Southwark by one of the Marshals men, & one of the sheriffes men. When I came before them, & hadde done my duty to them, as nigh as I could: then saide the Bishop of Winchester.

vvinchest. What is your name?

wood. My name is Richard Woodmā forsoth.

vvinchest. Ah woodman, you were taken and apprehended for Heresie, 

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This was incorrect, as Woodman will point out, he was arrested for interrupting a priest giving a sermon.

about a three yeres a gone, and were sente to prison in the Kynges Bench, & ther remained a long time. Mine old lord of Chichester, being a learned famous mā, wel knowen in this realme of Englande, and almost throughout al Christendome, I thinke, came to prisō to you, & there, & at other places, called you before him diuers times, trauelling & perswading wt you many waies, (because he was your Ordinary) to pluck you frō youre heresies þt you held, but he could by no meanes aduertise you. wheruppon you were deliuered to the Commissioners, & they coulde doe no good with you neither. Then they sent you vnto my Lorde of London. My Lorde of London calling you before him diuers times, labor was made vnto him of youre frendes, that you mighte be released, my lord hauing a good hope in you, þt you would become an honest man, because he had hard so of you in times past, yea & you your self promising him that you would goe home & recant youre heresies that you helde, deliuered you: sending also a letter of your recantation to the Commissary, that he should se it done.  
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Bishop White mistakenly assumed that because Woodman was released, he must have recanted. Actually Woodman was released because of a technicality.

But assoone as you were out of his handes, you wer as bad as euer you wer, & would neuer fulfill your promise. But you haue hid your selfe in þe woodes, Bushes, Dennes, and Caues, & thus haue continued euer since, till it was nowe of late. Then the sheriffe of that shire (beinge a worshipful man) hearing therof, sent certain of his men, and toke you in a wood, and so caried you to his house. I cannot tell his name. what is your sheriffes name?

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wood. Forsoth, his name is sir Edward Gage

vvinchest. well, you were apprehended for heresye, and being at maister Gages thre wekes or more, ye were gentlye entreated there: hee and other gentlemen perswading with you dyuers times, little preuayled. Then you appealed to the Bishoppe of Chichester that now is. The sheriffe like a woorshipfull man sent you to him, and he hath trauelled with you, and other also, and can do no good with you, wherevppon we haue sent for you.

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wood. Then I spake to him. for I thoughte he woulde bee longe, or euer he made an end. I thoughte he was a yeare a tellynge of those lyes, that he told there against me already. yea I kepte silence from good woordes. but it was greate payne and griefe vnto me, as (Dauyd said:) At length the fyre was so kindled within my hearte, that I coulde not chuse but speake with my tounge: for I feared least anye of the companye shoulde haue departed, or euer I hadde aunswered to his lyes, and so the gospell to haue bene slaundered by my long silence keping. So I spake with my tounge, I praise god therefore, and sayde: my lorde, I praye you let me now aunswere for my self. For it is time.

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