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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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1726 [1645]

fer him selfe by fraud or gyle, or by anye other vnlawful meane to be begiled, defrauded, and spoiled thereof: and whether anye subiecte, or what dignitye, estate, or calling so euer hee or they be, without offense to God & to his king, to the minishing or derogating of þe supreme prerogatiue royal of his king, or of anye parte thereof, may doo ought, or after knowledge therof had without offense to God and to his king, may conceale the same.

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Marginalia9.Whether the holy written lawe of God be geuen of God vnto al men, of what dignity, estate, or calling by office soeuer they be, aswel therby to gouerne al their Dominions, Regions, & countreis, and their people therein inhabiting, as them selues, and whether any MarginaliaHe meneth the Canon law.lawe or lawes, the holy law of God only excepted, not being made within any Dominion, Region, on cūtrey, where as it or they be vsed, may be lawfully vsed before it or they be, as þe lawfull lawe or lawes of the same dominion, Region, or contrey, by publicke and common order of the same dominion, Region or country are lawfully allowed. And whether any Subiect, without offēse against God and his king, within the dominion of his king, may lawfully vse any such law or lawes not so allowed.

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MarginaliaPsalm. 39.¶ Ascribe vnto the Lord, O ye mighty, ascribe vnto the Lord, worship and strength: geue the Lorde the honor of his name, and bowe youre selues to the holy maiesty of the Lord.

VVhat maner a man a Byshop ought to be, & the duty of him in his office, as the holy scriptures of God most truly doth teache.

Marginalia1. Tim. 3. a Titus. 1. b.A Byshop, as the stewarde of God, must be blameles, the husband of one wife & one that ruleth well his owne house, & that hath faithfull children in subiection wyth all reuerence, and one that is diligent, prudent, sober, discrete, righteous, godly, temperate, a keper of hospitality, not stubberne, not angrye, not geuen to ouer much wine, no fighter, not gredy of filthy lucre, but one þt loueth goodnes abhorring fighting, abhorring couetousnes. He mai not be a yong scholer, but such a one as is apt to teache, & that cleaueth to the true word of doctrin þt he may be able to exhort by wholsome learning, and to emproue them that say against it. He muste also haue a good report of them that are withoute. Marginalia2. Cor. 1. c. 1. Pet. 5. a.1. He maye not be a Lord ouer the faithfull of them that are committed vnto his charge, neither may he vse any Lordship ouer them, for the same: but must become as one of them, þt through his humblenes hee maye wynne the more to well dong. MarginaliaRom. 15. d.2. Neither maye he be so bolde as to speake any other thynge (to make anye man obedient to the same) then he hymselfe hath learned of Christ. Marginalia1. Cor. 7. f.3. Neyther may he doo or teache anye thing to tangle or to snare any man wyth all.

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Marginalia2. Cor, 13. c. 2. Cor. 4. a.4. He may not walke in craftynes, neither vse the cloke of vnhonestye, neyther handle the woord of God disceitfully, neither choppe nor chaunge with the same, but in the synglenesse therof so open the truth, to the aduauncement of the truth thereby, as that he may reporte himselfe to euery mans conscience in the sight of God. MarginaliaRom. 14.a. Rom. 15.e. Gala. 6. a.5. Hee maye not reiect the weake in faith, in disputing and troublynge theyr conscience, but must beare theyr frailty, and in the spirite of meekenes must be readye to healpe hym that is ouertaken wyth anye faulte, and not to stande in hys owne conceyt, leaste hee hym selfe bee also tempted.

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Marginalia1. Cori. 9. c. 1. Tim. 3. b. 1. Cor. 5. b. 2. Thes. 3. b. 2. Cor. 5. b. 2. Cor. 10. c. 1. Cor. 13. c.6. He not onely lawfully may, but also ought by the vertue of his office to preache the word, sincerely to minister, so as no man maye bee able to reproue him, and to expell, put oute, or to excommunicate from among the remnants of his charge, all open wylfull malefactours, the which wil not by anye other meane be reformed, and yet to fare fayre with al men, and not to be rigorous, because his office is geuen him to edify, and not to destroy. MarginaliaActes. 6. a.7. And he not onelye lawfullye maye, but also ought by the vertue of his office, of vertuous able men, wel knowen, and of honest reporte, wyth in hys charge to appoynte sufficient nomber to helpe him in the discharge thereof MarginaliaIohn. 4. c. Gala. 1. c. 2. Tim. 4. c.8. And hee in no case by violence may compell anye man to bee of his church or fellowship, or to be partaker of any thing that is done therein. Marginalia2. Thes.3. e. 1. Tim. 5. d. Rom. 15. f.9. And for hys due administration, as one woorthy of double honoure, hee maye not onelye receyue of hys charge, what is necessary, but also ought of them as of duty without requestes (if nede require) to be prouided of the same.

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Yf the Byshop of London be such a maner of man as yet do teach, and hath don, and dayly doth his duty therin as he is taught by the same (as of duty he ought to do) then doutles as he is a mete and worthy man for his office so am I worthy of the punishmēt I haue, yea if it wer more: But if it be otherwise, as wher in for the tender mercy of Christ Iesu I most humblye require righteous Iugement, then as I haue vnworthely susteined long punishment, so is he not onely most vnworthy of his office, but also hath most worthelye deserued to be recompensed blood for blood, as equity requireth.

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MarginaliaPsal. 84.I will harken what the Lord God will saye: for he shall speake peace vnto his people, that they turne not them selues vnto folyshnes. This. vi. of Aprill. 1557.

By me Richard Gybson.

The death and martyrdome of Iohn Rowgh Minister, and Margaret Mearyng, burned at London the. xxii. day of December. 
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John Rough and Margaret Mearing

Most of the account of John Rough first appeared in the 1563 edition; it was based partly on official documents (the articles against Rough) but mostly on Rough's writings and on material from individual informants. In 1570, an anecdote about Rough and Thomas Watson was added and in the 1583 edition, a letter from Rough to the underground London congregation was added. The account of Margaret Mearing was printed in its entirety in the 1563 edition; it was unchanged in subsequent editions. This account consisted of her answers to the articles against her, drawn from official records, and of information sent to Foxe by individual informants.

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