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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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besides, because shee would often times bring in straungers emong them, and in her talke semed, as they thoughte somwhat to busy. &c. Now what they sawe or vnderstoode further in her, we knowe not, but thys folowed the euil suspicion conceiued of her. Maister Rough the frydaye before he was taken, in the open face of the congregacion, did excomunicate her out of the same company: and so semed with the reast to exclude and cut her of from their felowship and society. Wherat shee being moued, did not well take it nor in good part, but thought her selfe not indifferently handled emonge them. Whereupon to one of her frēds in a heate, she threatned to remoue them all. But the prouidence of God was otherwise. For the sonday after, maister Rough beinge taken by the informacion of one Roger Seargeant, to the byshop of London (as here after thou shalt heare) was laid prisoner in the gate house at Westminster, where none of hys frendes could come to hym to visit hym. Thē this sayd Margaret hearing therof, got her a basket, and a cleane shirte in it, went to West minster, whre shee fayning her selfe to be his syster, got into the prison to hym, & did there to her power not a little comforte hym. And comming abroad agayne, she vnderstanding þt the congregacion suspected the sayd Seargeant to be his promoter, went to his house, and asked whether Iudas dwelte not there or no. vnto whō answere was made there dwelt no such. No said she, dwelleth not Iudas here þt betraied christ? his name is Sargeant. Whē she sawe she could not speake with hym, shee went her way. so the frydaye after, shee standing at Marke lane ende in London, with a nother woman, a frend of hers, sawe Cluny Boners Somner comming in the strete towardes her house. Whom when shee sawe shee sayd to the other woman standing with her: whether goeth yōder fyne felow (said she) I thinke suerly he goeth to my house, & in vuinge hym still, at the last shee saw him enter in at her dore: so ymmediatly she went home & asked him whom he sought, wherunto Cluny made answere and sayd, for you: ye must goo with me. Mary quod shee here I am, I will go with you, and comming to the Byshop shee was laid in prisō, & the wedinsday after burnt wt M. Rough in Smithfield as ye haue heard.

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MarginaliaA note concerning master Rough☞ Maister Rough being at the burninge of Austo in Smithfield, 

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Actually James and Margaret Austoo were burned at Islington, not Smithfield.

& returning homewarde agayne met with one maister Farrar a marchāt of Hallifaxe, who asked him where he had bene. Vnto whom he answered, I haue bene (saith he) where I woulde not for one of mine eyes but haue bene. Wher haue you bene, saide maister Farrar? forsouth saith he to learne the waye. And so he tolde him, he had bene at the burning of Austo, where shortly after he was burnt him selfe.

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The suffring and cruel torments of Cutbert Symson, Deacon of the Christian Congregation in London, in Quene Maries dayes, most patiently abiding the cruel rage of the papistes for Christes sake. 
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Cuthbert Simpson

The entire account of Simpson first appeared in the 1563 edition but it was very disorganised. Foxe's sources for this account were the official records of Simpson's trial (for the articles against him as well as the depositions of witnesses against the underground London congregation). Foxe also printed two letters by Simpson and drew heavily on the testimony of individual informants. (This is probably one reason for the disorder of this account in the first edition). In the 1570 edition, this material was re-arranged and the depositions dropped. Also dropped was an anecdote about a dream which John Rough had. There were no further changes to this account in subsequent editions.

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Marginalia1558NExt after the martyrdome of master Rough, minister of the congregation, aboue mencioned, succeded in the like martirdome the Deacon also of þe said godly company or congregation in London, named Cutbert Symson, being committed to the fire the yeare of oure Lord. 1558. the. xxviii. daye of Marche.

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This Cutbert Symson was a man of fayth ful and zelous hart to Christ & his true flock, in so much that he neuer ceased, labouryng & studieng most earnestlye, not onelye howe to bring them together out from amongest the Papists, and their contagious corruption, but also his care was euer vigilant how to keepe them together, without peryll or daunger of persecution. The goodnes, paines, trauayle, zeale, patience, and fidelity of this man, as it can not be lyghtly expressed in the caring and prouding for this heauenly Congregation: so neither is it vnworthy of story the mercyfull prouidence of the Lord by vision, concernyng the troubles of this faithfull minister & godly Deacō, as in thys here folowing may appere.

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The Fridaye at nighte before M. Roughe minister of the congregation, of whom mention is before, was taken, being in his bed, MarginaliaThe visiōs sent to gods saints cōcerning their afflictions.he dreamed that he sawe two of the Garde leading Cutbert Simson deacon of the said congregation, and that he had the congregation boke about him, whereupon being sore troubled he woke & called his wife, saying: Cate strike light. For I am much troubled wt my brother Cutbert this night. when she had so done, he gaue him selfe to read his boke, & fealinge slepe to come vpon him, he put oute the candell, and so gaue himselfe againe to rest, wher being a slepe, he dremed the like dream agayne. And awaking therewith, he said: O Cate, my brother Cutbert is gone. So they lighted a candel agayne and rose. And as the said maister Rough was making him readye to go to his brother Cutbert, to see howe he did, in þe meane time the said Cutbert came in with the boke, conteining the accompts and names of the congregation, whom when M. Rough had sene, he saide: brother Cutbert ye are welcome. For I haue bene sore troubled with you this night, & so told him his dream. After he had so done, he willed him to laye the boke from him, and to take a note only of thē that had not payed, 

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As a deacon for the underground congregation, Simpson was in charge of collecting the offerings from its members. Although Rough wanted Simpson to part with the membership lists, he did not want Simpson to lose track of those delinquent in their payments. This passage was a little bit too mundane and unheroic for Foxe's purposes and it was dropped from the 1570 edition.

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vnto which Cutbert answered, he would not so do. For dreames he said wer but phantasies, & not to be credited. Then maister Rough streightly charged him

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