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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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1735 [1654]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.
The aunswer of the sayd Cutbert to the forsayd articles.

MarginaliaAnswer to the articlesVNto al which articles, þe said Cutbert Simson answered thus or the like in effect.

To the. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. and. 6. article, hee confessed them to be true in euery parte therof.

To the. 7. article he sayd that he was bound to answere vnto it, as he beleueth.

Articles generally ministred to them all three to gether, the sayd. xix. day of March with their answeres to the same annexed.

MarginaliaGeneral articles obiected to them al thre together.AFter these articles thus ministred & laid to Cutbert Simson, with hys answers likewise vnto the same, then the byshop calling them al together, obiected to them other positions and articles, the same which before are mentioned in the story of Bartlet Grene, pag 1457. only the eight article out of the same omitted and excepted, which articles bycause they are allready expressed in the page aboue mētioned, we nede not here to make any new report of the same, but only referre the reader to the place assigned.

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The answers generall of Cutbert Simsō, Hugh Foxe, and Ihon Dewnesh to the articles by the byshop to them generally proposed.

Marginalia1. MarginaliaGeneral answers of these thre to the foresayd articles.TO the first article they all answer affirmatiuely: but Iohn Deuenish addeth, that that Church is grounded vppon the prophetes and Apostels, Christ being the head corner stone, and how in that church there is the true fayth and religion of Christ.

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Marginalia2.To the second article they all confessed and beleued, that in Christes catholike church, there are but. ii. Sacramentes, that is to witte baptisme and the supper of the Lorde: otherwise they do not beleue the contentes of this article to be true in any parte therof.

Marginalia3.To the. iii. article, they al answered affirmatiuely.

Marginalia4.To the fourth article, they al answered affirmatiuely.

Marginalia5.To the fifte article they al answered affirmatiuely, that they do beleue, and haue and wil speake agaynst the sacrifice of the masse the Sacrament of the aulter, and likewise against the auctority of the Sea of Rome, and are nothing sory for the same, but wyll do it still while they liue.

Marginalia6.To the sixte article, they all answered and denyed to acknoledge the autority of the Sea of Rome, to be laufull and good, neither yet his religion.

Marginalia7.To the seuēth article, they al answered affirmatiuely, that they haue and wyll do so still while they liue: and Iohn Deuenish addinge therto, sayd that the sacrament of the aulter,

as it is now vsed, is no sacrament at al, as he sayth.

Marginalia8.To the eight article, they al confessed and beleued al thinges aboue by thē acknowleged and declared, to be true, and that they be of the dioces of London, & Iurisdiction of the same.

These. iii. aboue named persons and blessed witnesse of Iesus Christ, Cutbert, Foxe, & Deunysh, as they wer altogether apprehended at Islyngton, as is aboue declared, so the same all three together suffered in Smithfield about the. xxviii. daye of March, in whose perfect constancy the same Lorde (in whose cause and quarell they suffered) geuer of all grace and gouernour of all thinges, bee exalted for euer. Amen.

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The suffering and martirdom of william Nicole, put to death by the wicked hands of the Papists at Herefordwest in Wales. 
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William Nichol

The entire account of William Nichol first appeared in the 1563 edition; an informant must have supplied Foxe with the sparse details he had on Nichols.

MarginaliaApril. 19
William Nicholl a martire.
WE finde in all ages from the beginnig (gentel reader) that Sathan hath not ceassed at all times, to molest the church of Christe, with one affliction or other to the triall of their faith, but yet neuer so apparant at any time to all the worlde as when the Lord hath permitted him power ouer the body of his saintes, to the shedinge of their bloud, & peruerting of religion. for then slepeth he not, I warrant you, frō murdering of the same, vnlesse they will fall downe with Achab & Iesabell to woorship him, and so kill and poison their owne soules eternally. As in these, the miserable latter dais of Quene Marye hard by oure dores, yea euen in oure houses some times, & also a farre of, we haue felte hard and sene the practise of the same. Among whom we finde recorded an honest good simple poore man, on William Nicoll, who was apprehended by the Champions of the Pope, for speaking certaine wordes agaynst the cruell kingdome of Antichrist. And the ix. daye of Aprill 1558. was butcherlie burnt and tormented at Herefordwest in Wales, wher the sayd good William Nicoll ended his life in a most happy and blessed state, and gloriously gaue his soule into the handes of the Lorde, whose goodnes be praised for euer and euer, Amen.

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This William Nicoll (good reader) as we are informed, was so simple a good soule, that many estemed him half folish, or rather scarse hauing his wits. But whether or what there in he was we know not: but this are we sure he died a good man, and in a good cause, what so euer they iudge of him. And the more simplicity, or feblenes of wit appered in him, the more beastlye & wretched doth it declare their cruell and tirannicall acte therein. The lorde geue them repentaunce therefore, if it be his blessed wil, Amen, Amen.

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