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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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was sette vpon her, she neither strugled nor sturred, but lifted vp her hands towards God beinge dead very spedely, the vnder Shriefe being fauourable, who at the request of her frēdes did prouide suche stuffe, by the which she was sodenly dispatched oute of this miserable world. This amongest other thinges may not be forgotten, that the papistes had appointed some of theirs to rayle vpon her openly, and to reuile, both as she went to the place of execution and also when she was at the stake. Amongest others there was an olde priest, which had a payre of writing tables to note bothe the names of the women that drancke of her cup (as before you herd) & also described her frendes by their apparel. for presently I could not learne their names, and afterwards enquired for their names, & so immediately processe was sent out for them, both to Couentry & to other places. 

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See 1563, p. 1683; 1570, p. 2220; 1576, p. 1815 and 1583, pp. 2023-24.

but god, whose prouidence slepeth not, did defend them from the hands of these cruell tirants. Vnto the which god with the Son & the holy ghost be honour & glory for euer, Amē

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The martirdom of Rafe Allerton, Iames Awstoo, Margery Awstoo, and Richard Roth, burned at Islington. 
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The Martyrdom of Ralph Allerton and Others

Apart from a brief section, added in 1570, describing alleged attempts to intimidate Margery Austoo, this entire account first appeared in the 1563 edition. It is based partly on official documents - the articles and answers of Ralph Allerton - partly on the testimony of informants and largely on the writings of Allerton and Roth. Apart from the anecdotes added in 1570, this account remained unchanged in subsequent editions.

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MarginaliaSeptēber. 17.IN searching out the certayne nomber of the faithful martirs of God, that suffred within the tyme and raigne of Quene Mary: I finde that about the. xvii. day of September, wer burned at Islington, nigh vnto London, these foure constant professours of Christ, videlicet, MarginaliaMartyrs.Rafe Allerton, Iames Awstoo, Margery Awstoo hys wyfe, and Richard Roth. Amongest the which, it appeareth that this Rafe Allerton was more then a yeare before his condemnation, apprehēded & brought before the Lord Darcy of Chiche, & was there accused, aswell for that hee woulde not consent and come vnto the idolatrye and supersticion which then was vsed, as also that he had enticed others to doo the lyke. Beynge then hereupon examined, confessed that he cōming into his parish church of Bentley, and seing the people sytting there, eyther gasynge about, or els talking together, exhorted them that they would fal vnto prayer and meditacion of Gods most holy woorde: Whereunto they wyllingly consented. Then after prayer ended, he red vnto them a chapter of the new testament, and so departed. In which exercise he continued vntyl Candlemas, and then being enformed that he might not so doo by the law (for that he was no priest) he left of, and kept himselfe close in his house vntyll Easter then next after. At what tyme, certayne sworen men for thenquiry of suche maters, came vnto his house and MarginaliaRafe Allertō attachedattached him, for readyng in the parishe of Welley. But when they vnderstoode that he had red but once, and that it was of obedience, wherunto he earnestly moued the people, they let him for that tyme de-

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part. Notwithstanding he was (not longe after) constrained to forsake his own house, and kepe him selfe in woods, barnes, and other solitary places, vntil the tyme of his apprehension. After this examination, the MarginaliaL. Darcy,Lord Darcy sent hym vp vnto the Counsel: but they (not myndinge to trouble them selues wyth hym) sent hym vnto Boner. 

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The privy council's letter of 17 November 1557, sending Allerton to Bonner is APC VI, pp. 18-19. There is a copy of this letter in Foxe's papers: BL, MS Harley 419, fo. 134r.

Who, so (by threatninges and other subtyll meanes) abused the simple and fearefull hart of thys man (as yet not throughly stayed vpon the ayde and help of God) that within short tyme he wan hym vnto his most wycked wil, & made him opēly at Paules crosse to reuoke and recant hys former profession, and therupon set him at liberty of body. Whiche yet brought suche a bondage and terror of soule and conscience, that except the Lorde (whose mercies are immesurable) had supported, and again lifted him out thereof, hee hadde for euer iustly perished. But the Lord, who neuer suffereth hys elect children vtterly to fal, casting his pityful eyes vpon his lost shepe, with his mercyfull and fatherly chastisement, dyd with Peter raise him vp agayne, geuing vnto him not onely hartye and vnfained repentance, but also a most constant boldnes to professe agayne (euen vnto the death) his most holye name and gloryous gospel. Wherfore at the procurement of one MarginaliaTho. Tye priest, persecutour and promotourThomas Tye priest, somtyme an earnest professor of Christ, but nowe a fierce persecutour of the same (as appereth more at large before in the history of Williā Munt and his wyfe, pag. 1605.) he was agayne apprehended, and sent vp agayne vnto Boner, before whom he was the eyght day of Apryl, and sondry other tymes els examined. The reporte of whyche examinations, wrytten by hys owne hande wyth bloude, for lacke of other yncke, hereafter followeth.

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The examinations of Rafe Allerton at his second apprehension appering before the byshop of London at Fullam, the viii. day of April, anno. 1557. written by him selfe, with his own bloud.

MarginaliaAllertons examinacions.BOner. A sirra, how chaūseth it that you are come hether agayne, on this fashion? I dare saye thou art accused wrongfully.

Raafe. Yea my Lorde, so I am. for if I were giltye of such thinges as I am accused of, then I would be very sory.

Boner. By saint mary that is not well done: but let me heare, art thou an honest man? for if I canne proue no heresy by thee, then shall thine accusers do thee no harme at al: go to, let me here thee. for I did not beleue the tale to be true.

Rafe. My Lord, who dothe accuse me? I pray you let me know, & what is myne accusation that I may answere therunto.

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