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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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Rafe. Yes my Lorde, there are in Englande three Religions.

Boner. Sayst thou so? which bee those three?

Rafe. The first is, that which you hold: the second is cleane contrary to the same, and the third is a Neuter, being indifferent, that is to say, obseruing al thinges that are cōmaunded, outwardlye, as though he were of your part, his hart being set wholy against the same.

Boner. And of these. iii. which arte thou? for nowe thou must nedes be of one of them.

Rafe. Yea my Lord, I am of one of them: & that which I am of, is euen that which is contrary to that which you teach, to bee beleued vnder paine of death.

Boner. Ah syr, you were here with mee at Fulham, and had good cheare, yea & mony in your purse, when you wente a waye, and by my fayth I had a fauour vnto thee. but now I se thou wilte be a naughty knaue. Why, wilt thou take vpon the to reade scripture, & canst not vnderstand neuer a word? for thou hast brought a text of scripture, the which maketh cleane agaynst thee. For Esdras speaketh of the multitude of you heretickes, declaringe your hate against the catholike church, making the simple or ydle people to beleue, that al is Idolatry that we do, and so intice them a way, vntil you haue ouercome them.

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Rafe. Nay not so my Lord. For hee maketh it more plaine, and sayth on this wyse: they shall take awaye theyr goods, and put them out of their houses, and then shal it be knowē who are my chosen, sayth the Lord. For they shalbe tryed, as the syluer or gold is in the fyre. And therefore wee see it so come to passe, euen as he hath sayde: for who is not now driuen from house and home, yea and his goods taken vp for other men, that neuer swete for it, if he do not obserue as you commaund and set forth? Or els, if he be taken, then must hee either deny the truth, as I did, in dissembling, or els hee shalbe sure to be tryed, as Esdras sayth, euen as the golde is tryed in the fyer. Wherby al the world may know that you are the bloudye church, figured in Cayne the tyrant, neyther yet ye are not able to auoyd it.

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Morton. I promise you my Lord I lyke him better now then euer I dyd, whē he was here before you the other time. For then he did but dissemble, as I perceaued well inough: but now me thinke he speaketh playnly.

Boner. Mary syr as you saye in dede, he is playne. For he is a plain hereticke and shalbe burned. Haue the knaue away. Let him be caryed to Litle ease at London, vntil I come.

Rafe. And so was I caried to London vnto Lytle ease, 

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A notorious dungeon in the Tower of London, so called because it was too small for the prisoner to stand, or to lie full length.

and there remayned that night, and on the nexte morowe I appeared before him agayne, the Deane of Paules and the Chauncellor of London being present: then

wer broughte forth certayne wrytinges that I had set my hand vnto.

Boner. Come on your wayes, sirra. Is not this your hand, and this, and this?

Rafe. Yea, they are my hande all of them, I confesse the same, neither yet wyl I deny any thing that I haue set my hand vnto. But yf I haue set my hand to any thing that is not leaful, therfore am I sory. Neuertheles my hand I wil not deny to be my doing.

Boner. Wel said. Now ye must tel me. Wer you neuer at the church since you went from me, at Masse and Mattins. &c?

Rafe. No my Lorde, not at Masse, matins, nor none other straunge worshipping of god.

Boner. Yea, sayest thou so? Wast thou neyther at thine own parish churche, nor at none other? And doest thou also saye that it is a straunge worshipping? Why, I praye thee, wylt thou not beleue the scripture to be true?

Boner. Yes my Lord, I beleue the scripture to be true, and in the defense of the same I intend to geue my lyfe, rather then I wyll deny any part thereof, God wylling.

Deane. My Lord, this fellow wyll be an honest man, I heare by him. Hee wyll not stand in his opinion. For he sheweth him selfe gentle and patient in his talke.

Boner. Oh, he is a glorious knaue. His painted termes shal no more deceiue me. Ah horeson Pricklouse. doth not Christ say: this is my body? And how darest thou deny these woordes. for to saye as I haue a writing to shew, and thine owne hande at the same? Let me se, wylt thou deny this? Is not this thyne owne hande?

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Rafe. Yes my Lorde, it is myne owne hand, neither am I ashamed thereof, because my confession therein is agreable too Goddes woorde. And where as you doo laye vnto my charge that I should deny the wordes of our sauiour Iesus Christe, oh good Lorde, from whence commeth this rash, hasty, and vntrue iudgementes? For sooth not from the spirite of truth. for he leadeth men into al truth, and is not the father of lyers. Wherupon shoulde your Lordshyp gather or saye of me so diffamously? wherefore I beseeche you, if I denye the scriptures canonical, or any part thereof, then let me dye.

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MarginaliaLately turned to hys vomet, thirstynge for bloode precisely.Tye the Priest. My Lorde, he is a very sedicious fellow, and perswadeth other men to do as he him selfe doth, contrary to the order appointed by the Quenes highnes and the Clergye of thys Realme. For a great sorte of the parishe wyl be gathered one day to one place, and an other daye to an other place to heare him, so that very few commeth to the church to heare diuine seruice, and this was not onely before that he was taken and broughte vnto the Councell, but also synce hys retourne

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