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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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kneled before them to haue this open punyshement to be released, for as muche as they were seruauntes of so worshypfull a compapanye, and that they myght be punyshed in their owne hall before the Wardens and certen of the company. At length it was graunted them, but with a condition, as some sayde, as shalbe hereafter declared. Then were they sent before the maisters the nexte daye, to the Hall, both their maisters beyng also present, and there were layde to their charges, the heynous offenses and crymes that they had committed, and that they were both heretikes and traytours, and had deserued death for the same, and this was declared with a long processe by the maister of the companie, whose name was maister Broke, declaring what great laboure and sute the Mayor and the Wardens had for them, to saue them from death, whiche they (as he sayde) had deserued, and from open shame, which they shold haue had, being iudged by the cōsaile to haue ben whipped. iii. dayes through the city at a carts tayle, and from these ii. daungers had they labored to deliuer thē from, but not without greate sute and also charge. For sayth he, the company hath promised vnto the counsell for this their mercy and fauour shewed towardes them, being of such a worshipful company, a hundreth poūds. notwithstanding we must se thē ponished in our hall within our selues for those their offēses. After these & many other wordes, he commaunded them to prepare them selues to haue their punyshement. then were they put asunder, and were stripped from the waste vpwarde, one after the other, and had in to the hall, and in the myddest of the hall, where they vse to make their fyre, ther was a great rynge of Iron, to the which there was a rope tied fast, and one of their feate ther to fast tyed T.hen came two men down, disguised in mommers apparel, with vysors on their faces, and they bet vs with greate roddes vntill the bloud did followe in our bodies. As cōcernyng this Wilmot, he could not lye in his bed vi. nyghtes after. For Broke playde the tyrant with them: so it was, that with the beatiug and the flight, and feare, they were neuer in health synce, as the sayde Wilmot with his owne mouthe hathe credyblye ascertayned vs therof, & we can no lesse but testifie the same.

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Thus haue we briefly rehersed this lytle tragedye, wherein ye maye note the malyce of the enemies at all tymes to those whiche professe Christ, and take his part, of what estate or degree soeuer they be of, accordyng to the Apostles saying: it is geuen vnto you not onely to beleue, but also to suffer with him, to whome be honour and glorye, Amen.

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Next after these two aboue specified, followeth the beating of one Thomas Grene, who

in the tyme of Quene Mary, was caused lykewyse to be scourged & beaten by Doctor Story. what the cause was, here followeth in his story and examination to be seene, whiche he penned with his owne hande, as the thyng it selfe wyll declare to the reader therof. The copie and wordes of the same, as he wrote them, here followe, wherein as thou mayest note (gentle reader) the symplicitie of the one, so I praye thee, marke agayne the crueltie of the other.

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IN the reigne of Queene Mary, one Thomas Grene, beyng apprehended and brought before Doctor Story, by his own maister, named Iohn Wayland the Promoter, being then a Prynter, for a booke called Antichriste, 

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The book is almost certainly John Olde's translation of Rudolph Gualter's Antichrist (STC 25009), printed in Emden in 1556.

the whiche Thomas Gene did distribute to certen honest menne: Being, I say, brought before Doctor Sorye, he asked hym where he had the booke, and said I was a traytor. And I tolde hym I hadde the booke of a straunger, a Frenchman: and he asked me more questions, & I tolde hym I wold tell him no more, nor could not, & he sayde: it was no heresie but treason, and that I should be hanged, drawen, & quartered, and so he called for Cluny the keper of þe Lollards towre, and bad hym sette me fast in the stockes, and I was not in the Lollards towre twoo houres, but Cluny came and tooke me out, and caried me to the Colehouse, and there I found one, a Frencheman lying in the stockes, and he toke hym out, and put on my ryght legge a bolte & a fetter, and on my left hande an other, and so he set me crosse fettered in the stockes, and toke the Frencheman awaye with hym. And there I laye a daye and a nyghte, and on the morowe after, he came and sayde: let vs shyfte your hande and legge, because you shall not be lame, and he made as though he pitied me, and sayde: tell me the truthe, and I wyll be youre frende. And I sayd, I had tolde the truthe and would tell no other. And he remembred hym selfe & put no more but my legge in the stocks and so went his waye, and there I remayned vi. dayes, and could come to no aunswere.

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And so then Story sent for me, and asked whether I would tell him the truthe where I had the booke, and I sayde I had tolde him, of a Frenchman: and he asked me where I came acquainted with the Frenchman, and wher he dwelt, and where he deliuered me the booke, & I saide: I came acquainted with him in Newgate, I coming to my frendes which were put in for Gods word & truthes sake: and the Frēch man cōming to his frendes also, there we dyd talke together & became acquainted one with another, & did eate & drinke together ther with our frēds, in þe fear of God. And Story mocked

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