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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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1759 [1678]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

Lauson and Barker, of Todnam, and burnt at Berry, and there was persecuted out of the said Hamlet, called Cornefield, Ihon Blomfield and his wife, Peke and his wife, husbādmen both, and Ihon Thornes wife, because they would not go to the churche and receiue the sacrament of the altar.

There was persecuted oute of the Citye of Norwiche a shomaker & his wife, named William Hammon, by maister Attkins, mayster Mingey, maister Spencer, and maister Head, because he would not kepe theyre ceremonies holy water, &c. nor yet beleue in the sacramēt of the altar, nor worship it.

MarginaliaToly and Bockynge widowes.Out of Ipswiche were persecuted maistres Tolly widow, and Ione Bockinge, wydowe.

MarginaliaBakers wyfe.From Nedeham, by Ipswiche, was dryuen from her house, one Bakers wife. her husband was a Myller, who remained secretlye þe most part of her trouble with one MarginaliaW. Corbold, a succourer of Gods people.Wylliā Corbold of Brodishe in Norfolke, who succoured many in those daies, and at a sister of hers in Sylam, hard by.

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MarginaliaBarkers wyfe.Out of Horne was one good wife Barker of Chickering compelled to flee, with in fewe daies after shee was brought to bed of a child, not without the cōsent of her husband, & peryl of her lyfe. Many other, yea a great multitude were persecuted in Suffolke also, whych for that I lack their names, I omyt at this tyme.

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The persecuted in Norffolke.

MarginaliaLauncelet Thexton.ONe maister Launcelet Thexton, a diuine was sore persecuted, & hys goodes muche spoyled.

MarginaliaHen. Bird Alice BirdAlso another called maister Henrye Birde dwelling in Norwich (who maried Alice, the daughter of one maistres Ione Morrant, MarginaliaMaistres Ione morrant. wydow, of that city of Norwich, a very nurse to al good people) was lykewise driuen from his dwelling, to seeke the hyding of his heade in straunge places.

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MarginaliaRychard ChambersFurther, one Richarde Chambers, nowe dwellyng in Carlton, by Bucknam, was like wise persecuted with the good woman hys wife, and traueled from place to place.

MarginaliaEdward Grew Appline hys wife.Moreouer there was one maister Edward Grewe priest, and Appline his wife compelled to flee frō theyre dwelling at a towne called Broke, and the man being very aged traueled abroad to kepe a good conscience. At the last he was taken & laied in Colchester Castel wher he remained, til Quene Elizabeth came to her regall seate, and by the alteration of religion he was deliuered. His wife, good woman, was in great care for him, and to her power did what she could to succor him.

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MarginaliaThomas Cullier.Among these was a good yong man called Thomas Cullier who had his persecuted part in those perilous daies. These an an infinite number besides were greuouslye molested,

which for tediousnes to the boke, and reader, I leaue here vnrehearsed.

The persecuted in Essex.

MarginaliaMayster Bettes, W, Bird, and theire wifes.OVt of Dedam were driuen Williā Bets and William Birde, with their wifes.

MarginaliaRobert Searles.There was one Robert Searles, of the age of xxxviii. yeares, an honeste godlye man, and very zelous in the Lordes cause, who accustomed him selfe with the harpe, and could playe very well theron: but in saint Nicholas parish in Colchester all Kinge Edwards dayes hee solde grocery. When quene Mary came, and her lawes stablished, he fledde from his home, with his wife and children, and lay night and day in woods and Groues abroade in Essex. At the last he syckned, and lay at one George Manners in East Thorpe in Essex, and there dyed verye constantlye in the faith of Christe. And by reason the house of the sayd Georges stoode in controuersy, whether it were in east Thorpe, or in Markestay, the Commissary of the one towne, and the prieste of the other, being for the matter in sute, MarginaliaThe Commissary for lucre dissembleth hys conscience.the Commissary to haue an entresse in the said house, cōmaunded that he should be buryed in East Thorpe, although he knewe certainlye his religion, and dyd accompt him as an heretike. So religious was he, that for lucres sake he woulde doo against his own cōscience. This Robert Searles dyed vpon a wedensday, a moneth before Christmas.

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MarginaliaThomas Stettle.Thomas Stettle of Bocking in Suffolk, being by his science a taylor, was apprehended, and broughte to be examined. Where it was demaunded, among many other thinges, whether he did beleue in the Masse or no. And he answered no: his beleue was in Christ crucified. Why saith one, doest thou not beleue in þe crede? yes sir, saith he, that I do. well, then is not the crede in the masse? Stettel. What of that? mary then thou muste nedes beleue the masse. Stettel. MarginaliaThe crede in the masse but not the masse in the crede.Although I graunt sir, that the crede be in the masse, yet I am sure the masse is not in the crede.

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MarginaliaDibney wydow.Out of Colchester was driuen the wydow Dibney, who being in one of her neighboures house secretly, sawe when the papistes went into her house, and spoyled her goods, and yet was enforced to suffer it, vnless she woulde venture her life therefore.

MarginaliaWylsons wyfe, mist. Elkins.Out of the said towne also was persecuted one Wilsons wife, maistres Elkins, wt other.

MarginaliaThomas Vpcher & hys wyfe.Out of Bocking was driuen one Thomas Vpcher, and his wyfe.

MarginaliaLaurēce & hys wyfe.Out of Barne hall was driuen one master Laurence, and his wife.

MarginaliaParker & hys wyfe.Out of that coūtrey fled one maister Parker with his wife.

MarginaliaTurner & hys wyfe.One maister Turner with his wife.

MarginaliaTh. Brice 

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Brice would write a doggerel poem on the Marian martyrs which was an important source for Foxe. (See the article on Brice in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).

One Thomas Brice, a younge man, who

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