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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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1743 [1662]

Actes and Monumentes Of the Church

O ye miserable & blind guides: will ye euer bee blind leaders of þe blind? wil ye neuer amende? wil ye neuer se the truth of gods woorde? wyll neyther gods threates, nor promises enter into your heartes? wil not the bloud of martyrs nothing mollify your stony stomackes? Oh indurate hard harted, peruerse & crooked generatiō. O damnable sort, whō nothing can do good vnto. These and like wordes spake he, in feruentnes of spirit against the Romish superstitions. wherfore person Newall caused him forwith to be attached, and set in the stockes in þe cage. So was he there kepte till sir Henry Doyle, a iustice, came to Hadley. Nowe when poore syr Richard was taken, the person called earnestly vpon sir Henry Doyle to send them both to prison. MarginaliaSir Hērye Doyle entreated for gods saints but coulde not be hard.Sir Henry Doyle earnestly laboured and entreated the person, to consider the age of the men, and their poore estate: they wer persōs of no reputatiō nor preachers. wherfore he wold desire him to let thē be punished a day or two, and so to let thē go, at the least Ihō Dale who was no priest, and therfore seyng he had so lōg sitten in the cage, he thought it punishment ynough for this time. When the person hearde this, he was exceding mad, and in a great rage called thē pestilent heretikes, vnfit to liue in þe common wealth of christians. wherefore I besech you sir, (quod he) according to your offyce defend holy churche, and help to suppresse these sects of heresies &c. which ar false to god, & thus boldly set themselues to the euil example of other, against the Quenes gracious procedings. Sir Henry Doyle seing he could do no good in the matter, & fearing also his peril if he should to much meddle in this matter, made oute the writ, and caused the Constables to carye them forth to Bury goale. 

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A rare portrayal in Foxe of Sir Henry Doyle as a reluctant persecutor; usually Doyle was described as a zealous persecutor of the godly.

For nowe wer al the Iustices, wer they neuer so mighty, afrayde of euery shauen crowne, and stode in as much awe of them, as Pilate did stande in feare of Annas and Cayphas, and of the Pharasaicall broode, whiche cryed: Crucify hym, Crucifye hym. If thou lette hym goe, thou art not Keysars frende.

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Wherfore whatsoeuer theyr consciences wer yet (if they would escape daunger) they muste nedes be the popish Bishoppes slaues, and the Massemongers vnderlinges. So they tooke sir Richard, and Iohn Dale, pinioned and bound them like theues, set them on horsebacke, and bounde theyr legges vnder the horses bellies, and so caried them to the gaole at Bury. Wher they wer tyed in irons, and for that they contynually rebuked the Popery, they wer throwne in to the lowest dongeon, where Iohn Dale through sicknes of the prison and euyl keping, died in prison, whose body when he was deade, was throwne out and buryed in the fieldes. He was a man of. xlvi. yeares of age, a weauer by his occupation, wel learned in the holy scryp-

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tures, faithful and honest in al his conuersatiō, stedfast in confessiō of the true doctrine of christ set forth in kyng Edwards time. for the which he ioyfully suffred pryson and chaynes, & from this worldly dongeon he departed in Christ to eternall glory, and the blessed chamber of euerlasting felicitye. After that Iohn Dale was dead, syr Richard was remoued to Norwyche prisō, wher after streight & euil keping, he was examined of his faith & religiō. Then he boldly and constātly confessed himself to be of faith and confession þt was set forth by the late king, of blessed memory, holy king Edward and sixt, and from þt he would in no wise vary. Beyng required to submit himself to the holy father þe Pope, I defy him (quod he) and al his detestable abhominations. I wil in no wise haue to do wt him, nor any thing that appertayneth to hym. MarginaliaThe chiefe articles obiected to R. yeoman.The chief articles obiected to him wer his mariage, and the Masse sacrifice. Wherfore when he continued stedfast in confession of the truth, he was therfore condēned, disgraded, & not only burnt, but most cruelly tormēted in the fire. So ended he his poore and miserable lyfe, and entred into the blessed bosome of Abraham, enioying with Lazarus þe comfortable quietnes, þt God hath prepared for his elect sainctes.

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There was also in Hadley, a yong man named Iohn Alcocke, 

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: John Alcock

In the 1563 edition Foxe printed a confused account of John Alcock's life, which clearly came from different sources which Foxe, probably due to haste, imperfectly reconciled. The account included Alcock's letters (1563, pp. 1663-67). In the 1570 edition, Foxe removed the inconcistencies in this account, but he also removed the letters. This account remained unchanged in subsequent editions, but the letters were added in an appendix to the 1583 edition (pp. 2146-49). This entire account rests on the testimony of individual informants; interestingly, Foxe had access to official documents on Alcock (a copy of Alcock's examination by the privy council is among Foxe's papers -see BL, Lansdowne 389, fo. 212v), but Foxe did not use them.

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which came to Hadley seking worke. for he was a shereman by his occupation. This yong mā being in Hadley church vppon a Sondaye, when the persone came by with processiō, he wold not once moue his cap, nor shew any signe of reuerence, but stoode behind the font. MarginaliaParson Newall.Person Newal perceiuyng this, when he was almost out of the church dore, ran back again, and caught this yong man, and called for the Constable. then came Robert Rolf, with whō this young man wrought, & asked. M. person, what hath he done, that ye ar in such a rage with him? He is an heretike and a traytor (quod the person) and despiseth the Quenes procedings. wherfore I commaund you in the Quenes name haue hym to the stockes, and se he be forth comming.

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Wel (quod Rolf) he shalbe forth comming. procede you in your busines & be quiet. Haue him to the stocks (quod the parson.) I am Constable quod Rolfe, MarginaliaRolf an honest Cōstable of Hadley. and may bayle him, and wyl bayle hym. he shal not come in the stocks, but he shal be forth commyng. So went the good persone forth with his holy procession, and to Masse. At after noone Rolfe sayde to this yonge man: I am sory for thee. for truely the person wyll seke thy destruction, if thou take not good hede what thou answerest him. The yong mā answered. Syr, I am sory þt it is my luck to be a trouble to you. As for my self I am not sory, but I do commit my self into gods hands, & I truste he wyll geue me mouth & wisdom to answer according to right. Wel (quod Rolfe) yet beware of hym.

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