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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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cause stoutly and boldly, making a full declaration of his religion or faithe before the Iudges: yet coulde he not brynge to passe by anye meanes, but that being condēned for religion, he should be thereupon hanged, drawen, and quartered. with him were cast certayn theues also: and the next day whē they were brought out to be executed with him, there happened a thing that did much set foorth and declare the innocencie and godlines of this man. For being ledde betwene twoo theues to the place where he shoulde suffer, when as he exhorted both them and all other to stande stedfastly to the truthe, one of these turned the counsell he gaue, into a iestinge matter, and made but a floute of it.

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Why should we doubt to obtayne heauen sayeth he, forasmuche as this holye man shall goe before vs, as captaine and leader vnto vs in þe way. We shal flie thether streight, as soone as he hath once made vs the entry.

In this, George Egles and that other did greatlye reproue him, who on the other side gaue good hede to George his exhortation, earnestly bewayling his own wickednes, and calling to Christe for his mercy. But the more that the first was byd to be styll, and to leaue of his scoffinge, the more peruerse did he continue in his folishnes, and his wycked behauiour. At lengthe they came to the Gallowes, where they should be hanged: George was caried to an other place thereby, to suffer. Betwene the two, it was the godlier his chaunce to go the foremoste, who beyng vpon the ladder, after he had exhorted the people to beware & take hede to them selues, how they did transgressed the commaūdements of God, and thē had committed his soule into Gods handes, he ended his lyfe after a godly and quiet maner.

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The mockers tourne commeth nexte, which would haue sayd lykewyse somewhat: but his tongue did so fumble and falter in his head, that he was not able to speake a worde. MarginaliaAn exāple to be noted of a thief reiecting, and deriding wholsome & godly preachng.Fayne would he haue vttered his mynde, but he could not bryng it out. Thē did the Vndershriue bidde him say the Lordes prayer, which he could not say neither, but stutteringly, and as a man would saye one worde to day and an other to morowe. Then did one begin to saye it, and so bad him saye after, doyng by him as a man would vse chyldren, whiche because they can not take meate them selues, chāmeth it or it be put into their mouthes. Suche as were there and sawe it, were very muche astonied: especially those that did behold the iust punishment of God, against him that had mocked so earnest a matter. George Egles in the meane tyme was put to deathe, who was cut downe when he was but halfe dead, and so opened. Notwithstandinge, the blessed seruaunt of Christe abode stedfast and constant in the very

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middest of his tormentes, till such tyme as his tormentor did plucke the hart out of the bodye. The body being diuided into foure quarters, was sent abroade into foure seuerall places: his head was set vpō a long poule at Colchestre. I say the iiii. parts were sent to Ipswich Harwich, Chelmisford, and S. Roufes. 

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Compare the accounts of the treatment of Eagles' corpse in the 1563 and 1570 editions and note Foxe's concern to be as detailed as possible in describing the degradation, which increased the comparison of Eagles to that of Christ.

Thus the godly and blessed man, more worthy of heauen then earth, suffered great extremitie after a moste vnworthy maner, being counted but as an outcast of the worlde, yet at the handes of Christe and his churche a moste worthy martyr, whose remembraunce shall shine so freshly among posteritie, þt it shall neuer decay, whyle the world standeth. Besides that, God hathe wonderfully declared his iust iudgement vpon that man that first did betraye him. His name was MarginaliaRafe Lardin betrayer of G. Egles.Rafe Lardyn, 
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Tales of the providential punishment of Ralph Larden varied greatly in the different editions of the Acts and Monuments as they were affected by the politics of Elizabethan Colchester (see Thomas S. Freeman, 'Fate, Faction and Fiction in Foxe's Book of Martyrs', Historical Journal 43 [2000], pp. 601-23).

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dwelling in the towne of Colchester, who in the yere of our Lord, 1561. was attached of felonie, and brought to the sessions to Chelmisford, and there condemned to be hanged. Being at the barre he sayde these wordes before the Iudges there, and a great multitude of people.

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This is most iustly fallen vpon me (sayeth he) for that I betrayed the innocent bloud of a good and iust man, George Egles, who was here condemned in the tyme of Quene Maries reigne through my procurement, who sold his bloud for a litle money. By this al persecutors may learne to beware how they seke the lyfe of any simple man that professeth the truthe, lest God shewe his displeasure against them lykewyse, and measure to them as they haue measured to other before.

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ABout this tyme suffered at Norwych a godly man and a constant martyr of Christ, called Rycharde Crasshfield, whose examinations before the Chaūcellor, named Downings, as he penned them with his owne hande, so haue we faithfully recorded the same.

The examination of Richarde Crasshefielde of VVymoundham, condemned to death for the testimonie of Iesus Christ, wyshing all true Christians a mynde to stand vnto the truthe, with grace, mercy, and peace, frō god the father, & frō our Lord Iesus Christ, the 15. daye of March. An. 1557. pray. praye. 
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Richard Crashfield

The account of Crashfield was based almost entirely on Crashfield's account of his examinations. This account appeared in the 1563 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions.

HOwe saye you Syrra, sayde the Chauncellour, to the ceremonies of the church? Then sayd I: what ceremonies? He sayde vnto me: do you not beleue that all the ceremonies of the churche are good and godlye?

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