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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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1748 [1667]

steade. God hath withered the roote of þe proud nations, and planted the lowly among them. God hath ouerthrowen the Landes of the Heathen, and destroyed them vnto the ground. He hath caused them to wither awaye: He hathe brought them to naught, and made the memoriall of them to cease frō the earth. But what auayleth it to rede such threttes of God, if we beleue them not? Or, if we beleue them to bee Gods threttes, and despise them? Doubtles the Lord is righteous, a ielouse God, a punisher of Sinne, as he sayth him selfe. MarginaliaExod. xx.I punish þe sinnes of the fathers vpon their children, into the iii. and iiii. generation, of them that hate me. God geue vs grace to remember this, and with spedy and vnfained repentance to turn vnto god. I say (vnfained repentance) & not (alas) as we haue done in tymes past like hypocrites to dissemble with God and man, making Gods holy worde nothing els but a cloke to couer oure malice, couetousnes, whordome, pryde, excesse, glotony, wrath, enuie, hatred, murder, with al other wicked liuing most detestable in the sight of God. If men will wel consider them selues, they haue long enough dissembled and heaped þe wrath of God heuie enough vpō their heads. MarginaliaHigh tyme to turne to God.It is now high time to becom a new people, to amend in dede, and to followe the counsell of the holy Ghost, saying vnto vs by the Prophet Hieremie. MarginaliaThre. 3. Why do mortall men murmur against God? let thē murmur against their own sinnes. Let vs serche our own wayes, and lette vs seke and returne vnto the Lord. Let vs lyft vp our hartes and hādes vnto the Lord in heauen. for we haue done wickedly and prouoked the Lord to wrath, and therfore wilt thou not be entreated. Doubtles the Lord wyl not be entreated, except men very earnestly turne vnto him. we haue felt in our selues, and seen before our eyes, that when God striketh, no man can be abl to abide the heauy stroke of his fiste. He hath hetherto corrected vs with mercie, as a father: let vs thanke him, returne vnfainedly. so will he not extend his wrath as a Iudge. His wyl is, that we should returne and liue, & not perishe with the wicked. MarginaliaEzech. 33.I liue, saith the Lord, and will not the death of a sinner, but that he be conuerted and liue. Here the godly othe certifieth vs of forgeuenes, & requireth an vnfayned conuersion vnto God, that is, that men acknowledge in hert their wicked liuing, and be sory that euer they haue with wicked lyuing offended against that so good & louing a father, & truste to haue forgeuines through Christes bloud, and fully and firmely set their hartes to serue God, and to walke the wayes of his commaundementes all the dayes of their life. Thē shall we be the true Christians, buylt vpon the corner stone Christe, not waueringe or chaunging at euery puffe of wind, not seking an Epicurish life in all voluptuous and vaine vani-

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tie, not rauening, extortioning, or with vsurie oppressing the poore and nedy, but stefast, vnmoueable, liuinge in the feareof Gods iudgementes, and trust vpon his mercy, mortifiyng our brutishe and carnall lustes, being merciful and helpfull to the poore and neady, wayting for the blessed tyme when Christ shall call vs, to be ready and accepted before him. Our mercifull Lorde and good father graunt vs grace so to do, for the loue of his deare sonne Iesus Christ, our certaine and most deare Sauiour, to whom with the father and holy ghost, bee all honour for euer, and euer, Amen.

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Psalm. Cxv.

Pretious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his sainctes.

Apocalips. vi.

These are they which are come out of great troubles, & haue washed their clothes, & made them whyte in the bloud of the lambe.

¶ Thomas Benbrige, Gentleman and martyr, wrongfully condēned and put to death by the cruell Papistes, for the defense of the Gospell of Christ Iesus. 
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Thomas Benbridge

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and it was unchanged in subsequent editions. This account was based on the articles alleged against Benbridge and his answers to them, which were probably copied from the Winchester diocesan records, and also on the testimony of individual informants.

MarginaliaIuly. 29.THomas Benbrige Gentlemā, single and vnmaried, 

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Note that a passage here, which only appears in the 1563 edition, states that Benbridge was 'half sure' (i.e., betrothed). On the gentry status of Benbridge and his family, see R. H. Fritze, '"A Rare Example of Godlyness Amongst Gentleman": The Role of the Kingsmill and Gifford Families in Promoting the Reformation in Hampshire' in Protestantism and the National Church, ed. Peter Lake and Maria Dowling (London, 1987), pp. 154-55.

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but yet half sure to one (as some do say) in the dioces of Wynchester, al though he myght haue liued a pleasant & a gentlemās life in the wealthy possessions of this world, yet to follow Christ, had rather enter into þe straite gate of persecutiō, to the heauenly possession of life in the Lordes kyngdom, then here to inioy pleasures present with vnquietnes of conscience. wherfore manfully standyng against the Papistes, for the defense of the sincere doctrine of Christes gospel, spared not him self to confirme the doctrine of the Gospel. wherfore the said M. Benbryge being apprehended for an aduersary of the Popes irreligious religion, was forthwith had to examinatiō before Whyte B. of winchester, wher he susteined sondry conflictes for the truthe, against the said B. and his colleages. The articles of the B. ministred to him, wt his answers to the same annexed, be here followyng.

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¶ Articles ministred to M. Benbrige, with his aunsweres followyng the same.

Marginalia1FIrst, we articulate against you, that the church of God ministreth rightly according to the rite Apostolical.

To this he answereth, that baptisme is not administred at this present, so as it was in the Apostles tyme, for that it is not ministred in the Englyshe tongue.



The reall presence.

Item, we articulate that the churche of God doth beleue and hold, that in the sacrament of thankesgeuing, after the wordes of consecratiō pronounced of the priest, the true and natural body of Christ is present really.

He aunswereth, that he beleueth not, that

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