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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. 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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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bloud as he was borne of the Virgin marye? These were the wordes of the commissioners And then thou saydest: thou durst not saye otherwise then the scripture sayth. I cannot finde (sayd you) that it is the body of Christ, before it is receaued by faith, bringing in the xxii. of Luke, saying: Christ said, take eate this is my body: so I can not proue that it is his body before it is eaten. Then said the Commissioners: did not Iudas eate Christs body? And if you can proue that Iudas is saued, sayde you I must graunte that hee eate hys body. For Christ sayth in the. vi. of Iohn. Who so eateth my flesh and drinketh my bloud, hath eternal lyfe, and I will raise him vp at the last daye, which wordes proue (sayd you) that if Iudas eate the body of christ, he must nedes be saued. How say you now? did Iudas eate the body of Christ or no?

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Then I perceaued they went about nothing but to catch words of me in his dioces, to condemne me with. Though I should confound him neuer so much, I perceyued that hee was fully bent therto, to whom I answered & said.

wood. I will answer you to no such thing. for I am none of your dioces. Wherfore I wil not answer to you.

win. Thou art within my dioces, and thou hast offended within my dioces: and therfore I wil haue to do with you.

wood. Haue to do with mee and you wyl: but I wyl haue nothing to do with you, I tell you playnly: for though I be now in your dioces, I haue not offended in your dioces. If I haue, shewe me wherein.

win. Mary here is thine owne hande writing the which thou affirmedst in my dioces.

wood. I do not deny, but it is myne owne hand writinge: but that proueth neuer the more that I haue offended in your dioces. For that doth but declare what talke there was betwyxt the Commissioners & me, the whiche you haue nothing to do with al.

win. No? hold him a booke, and thou shalte sweare, whether thou holdest it now or not, and whether thou wrotest it not in my dioces, as I think thou diddest. Lay thy hand on the booke.

wood. I wil not be sworne for you: for I am not of your dioces, and therfore you haue nothing to do with me. And as for the wryting of that same, I neuer wrote word of it in your dioces.

Langdall. No, did you not? my Lord let mee see: I will find where you wrote it.

VVood. Then he tooke it, and loked on it and anone he founde that I was sente for out of the kinges Benche, to come before the Commissioners.

Langdall. My Lorde, here you maye see, it was in the kings benche, the which is in your


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The King's Bench prison was in Southwark which was part of the diocese of Winchester. Langdale is trying to argue that if Woodman wrote a heretical document in the diocese of Winchester, that he could be tried by the bishop of Winchester.

wood. Although I were fet out of the kings Bench, that proueth not that I wrote it there nor I did not, I promise you truly.

The fat priest. Where wrote you it then?

wood. Nay, I owe you not so muche seruice, to tel you. Find it out, as wel as you can. For I perceaue you go about to sheade my bloud.

win. It is no greate matter whre it was written: it is here, and he denieth not but hee wrote it, you shal here more of it. Here the cōmissioners asked you whether Iudas dydde eate any more then bare bread, and you answered, that hee eate more then bare bread. Where vpon they sent you awaye backe to the Kinges Bench agayne, and asked you not what more, for þe which cause (you haue written here) you had a hel burning in your conscience. for you had thought they wold haue sēt discharge to the kinges Benche, & so let me go (said you) & register my name in theyr bookes, that I had graunted that Iudas did eate the body of Christ. And so the gospell should haue bene slaundered by mee. For the which cause I was in such case, I could scātly eate, drinke or sleepe (for that space) as all my pryson fellowes can testify. If al you (I saye) that go to the Church of Sathan, and there here the detestable doctrine, that they spit, and spue out in their churches, and Pulpittes, to the greate dishonor of God, if all you (I saye) that come there, had such a hel burning in your conscience, for the tyme, as I had, til I came before them agayne, and had vttered my conscience more plainlie, I dare saye you woulde come there no more. All this is your wrytinge, is it not? how say you?

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wood. I do not deny, but it was myne own deede.

winches. And I pray you, where is there such spitting, and spuing out of false doctrine, as you speake of?

wood. In the sinagog of Sathan, wher God is dishonored with false doctrine.

winches. And I pray you, wher is one of thē?

VVood. Nay, that iudge your selfe: I came not hether to be a iudge.

winches. Well, here you haue affirmed that Iudas (your maister) eate more then bred: but yet he eate not the body of Christ, as you haue declared by your words. for you had a hel burning in your conscience, because you were in doubt, that the commissioners vnderstode by your wordes that Iudas had eate the body of Christe, because you sayde, he eate more then breade. Therfore thou haddest a great sort of deuils in thee. For in hel be many deuils: and therfore the deuill, and Iudas is thy maister, by thine owne wordes.

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wood. Nay, I defye Iudas, and the Deuill, and his seruauntes: for they bee your masters

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