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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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1678 [1597]

win. I permit you to answer to these things that I haue sayd.

wood. I thanke God therfore. And I thinke my selfe happy, (as Paule sayd when hee was broughte before king Agrippa) that I maye this daye answer for my selfe. My Lorde, I promise you there is neuer a woord of your sayings true, that you haue alledged agaynst mee.

win. I cannot tell, but thus it is reported of you. As for me. I neuer did see you before this day: but I am sure it is not all lyes that I haue said, as you reporte.

wood. Yes my Lorde, there is neuer a true woorde of that you sayde. And further, where you said you neuer saw me before thys daye: you haue both heard me, and seene me, I dare say, before this day.

win. I thinke I hearde you in deede on sonday, where you played the malaperte: but I can not tell that I saw you. But I pray you, were you not taken in the woodes, by the Sheriffes men?

wood. No sure, I was taken besydes my house, I being in my house when they came. wherefore that is not true.

VVinches. Were not you at the sheriffes three weekes?

VVood. Yes that I was, a moneth iust, and was gently entreated of him, I can saye no otherwyse: for I hadde meate and drinke ynough, and fayre woordes.

winches. Ah, I am well appayed it is not all lyes then, as it chaunced. for I spake but of three weekes, and you confesse a moneth your selfe.

wood. Yet your tale is neuer the truer for that. For you sayd I was there three weekes for heresye, the whiche is not so. For I was not apprehended for heresye at the fyrst, 

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Woodman is saying - accurately - that he was not initially arrested for heresy.

neyther dyd myne olde Lorde of Chichester trauayle with me, to pull mee from heresye, as you sayd. for I helde none then, neyther doo I nowe, as God knoweth. Neyther was I sent to the Commissioners, nor to the byshop of London for heresye, neither was I delyuered to him for anye suche thyng, nor promised him to recant, as you sayd I did. Wherfore I maruayle you be not ashamed to tel so many lyes, beyng a Byshoppe, that should be an example to other.

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winches. Lo, what an arrogant hereticke this same is. He wyl deny God: for he that denieth hys owne hande, denieth God.

VVood. My Lorde, iudge not, least you bee iudged your selfe. For as you haue iudged me, you shall bee iudged, if you repent not. And if I haue set my hand to any recantacion, let it be seene to my shame, before this audience. For I wyl neuer denye myne owne hand, by Gods helpe.

winches. It is not heare now, but I thinke it wyl be had well inough: but if it cannot be found, by whom wyl you be tryed?

wood. Euen by my lord of London. For he delt lyke a good man with me in that matter, that I was sent to prison for. for it was vpon the breache of a statute, as mayster Sheriffe here can tell. For he was sheriffe thē, as he is now, and can tell you howe I was tossed vp and downe, from sessions to sessions: and because I would not consent that I had offended therein, they sent mee to pryson agayne. Then my lord of Chichester being mine Ordinary, (and I being his tenaunt) came to me, to perswade with me, that I shoulde haue consented to them, & to find my selfe in fault, where I was in none: to the which I woulde not agree, I but I desired him that he would see me released of my wrong: but he sayde he coulde not, but willed me, or my frendes, to speake to the Commissioners for mee, because it was a temporall matter: and when I came before them, they sent me to my Lord of London: And my Lord of London was certyfied by the handes of almoste, xxx. men, bothe Esquiers, Gentlemen, and Yeomen, the chifest in all the countrey where I dwelte, that I had not offended in that matter that I was sent to prison for. Wherupō he deliuered me, not willing me to recant heresies. for I helde none (as God knoweth) neyther do I nowe. Nor I knowe not wherefore I was sent to pryson, no more then any man here knoweth. for I was taken from my woorke.

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winches. No? wherefore appealed you then to my Lorde of Chichester, if it were not for heresy?

VVood. Because there was layde to my charge that I had baptised chyldren, and maryed folkes, the whych I neuer dyd. for I was no where Minister. Wherefore I appealed to myne Ordinarye, 

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I.e., the bishop of the diocese in which an accused heretic lived. The ordinary had sole jurisdiction to try someone for heresy.

to purge my selfe thereof, as I haue. Wherefore if any man haue anye thynge agaynste mee, let them speake. For I came not hyther to accuse my selfe, neyther wyll I.

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winches. Mayster sheriffe, can you tel vpon what breache of the statute hee was sent to pryson, fyrst?

The Sheriffe. Yea forsoothe my Lorde that I can.

VVood. My Lord, if you wil geue me leaue, I wyl shewe you the whole matter.

winches. Nay mayster sheriffe, I praye you tell the matter, seyng you knowe it.

The Sheriffe. My Lorde, it was for speaking to a Curate in þe Pulpit, as I remember.

winches. Ah, lyke ynough, that hee woulde not sticke to reproue a Curate: for did you not see howe hee fashioned hym selfe to speake

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