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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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1692 [1611]

Thus ended all these glorious. x. soules that day, theyr happy liues vnto the lord, MarginaliaThe age of these tenne made the summe of 406.whose ages all did growe to the summe of. 406. yeares or thereaboutes: the lorde graunt we may wel spend our yeres and daies likewise, to his glory. Amen.

Iohn Thurstone died in Colchester Castle. 
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John Thurston

John Thurston is the husband of Margaret Thurston who was burned in Colchester in September 1557 (see 1563, pp. 1631-33; 1570, pp. 2215-16; 1576, p. 1912, and 1583, pp. 2020-21). This account was printed in the 1563 edition and unchanged in subsequent editions.

MarginaliaIhō Thurstone a confessor of Christ.BEfore you haue heard of the taking of one Iohn Thurstone at Muchbentley in the house of one William Munt, of the same town. Page. 1606. whiche said Iohn Thurstone afterward, about the moneth of May, in the yere aforesaid, died in Colchester Castle, a constaunt confessor of Iesus Christ.

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The burnyng and Martyrdome of Thomas Moore, in the towne of Lecester, Iune. 26. the yeare. 1556.

MarginaliaT. More burnt at Leycester. THe story and name of this yong man being omitted before in the yere of our Lord. 1556, commeth now to hand, though somewhat out of place (comming no soner to our hands) yet not to be passed vtterly, not to be depriued of his memory. The name of this yong man was Thomas More, a merchāts seruāt, dwelling in Leycester, about the age of. 24. and after in maner of an husbād man, for speaking certain wordes that his maker was in heauen and not in the pixe, was apprehended in the countrey, being wt his frends. Who by his Ordinary there asked, whether he did not beleue his maker to be there aboue the high altar, he denied the same. Thē the bishop asked, how then, said he, doest thou beleue? The yong mā answered again, as his crede did teach him. To whō the B. said: and what is yonder þt thou seest aboue thaltar? he answering, said: for soth I cannot tell what you would haue me to see. I see there fine clothes, with goldē tassels, and other gay gere, hanging about the Pixe. What is within I cannot se. Why, doest thou not beleue, saith the B. Christ to be there, flesh bloud, and bone? No, that I do not. Wherupon the Ordinary making short with him, red the sentence, and so condemned the true and faithful seruant of Christ to death in s. Margaretes church in Leycester, who was burnt and suffered a ioyful & glorious martyrdom for the testymonye of righteousnesse, in the same towne of Leycester, the yere of our Lord aboue mentioned. 1556. about the. 26. of Iune.

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☞ To this Thomas More, we haue also annexed the aunsweres and examination of one Iohn Iackson before Doctor Cooke, one of the Commissioners, for that it belongeth vnto the same yere, as thother before.

The Examination of John Iacksō had before Doctour Cooke, the xi. daye of Marche. An. 1556.


FIrst when I came before him, he rayled on me, and called me heretike. I aunswered and saide: I am no heretike.

Cooke. Yes, quod he. For maister Read tolde me that thou wast the rankest heretique of all them in the kinges Benche.

Iack. I said I knew him not.

Cooke. No quod he? yes he examined thee at the kinges Bench.

Iack. I answered him, and said: he examined fiue other, but not me.

Cooke. Then aunswer me. What saiest thou to the blessed sacrament of the altar? Tell me.

Iack. I answered. It is a diffuse questiō to aske me at þe first dash, you promising to deliuer me

Cooke. What an heretike is this, quod he?

Iack. I said it is easier to call a man heretyke then to proue him one.

Cooke. Thē he said. what church art thou of?

Iack. What church, quod I? I am of the same church that is builded on the foundation of the prophets and the apostles, Iesus Christ beyng the head corner stone.

Cooke. Thou art an heretike, quod he?

Iack. Yea quod I? how can þt be, seing þt I am of þe church? I am sure you wil not saye that the Prophetes and Apostles wer heretikes.

Cooke. No quod he. but what sayest thou to the blessed sacramēt of the altar again, tel me.

Iack. I answered him and saide. I finde it not written.

Cooke. No quod he? Keper, away with him.

Iack. Yet I taried there longer, and dyd talke wt him. I said. Sir, I can be content to be tractable and obedient to the word of God.

Cooke. He answered and saide to me that I knew not what the woorde of God mente, nor yet whether it wer true or not.

Iack. I answered & said to him, yes þt I doe.

Cooke. Wherby, quod he?

Iack. Hereby said I. our sauior Christ sayeth: search the scriptures. for in them you thinke to haue eternall life. for they be that testifye of me, sayth Christ.

Cooke. This is a wyse proofe, quod he.

Iack. Is it so, quod I? What saye you then to these wordes that the Prophete Dauid sayde? whatsoeuer he be þt feareth the Lorde, he wyll shew him the way that he hath chosen. his soule shall dwell at ease, and his sede shal possesse the lande: the secretes of the Lord are among them that feare him, and he sheweth them his couenaunt &c.

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Cooke. Wel quod he, you shall be rid shortly one way or other.

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