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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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could not remoue him, although they spent al the forenone there abouts, with many flattering wordes, so mercifull was the Lord vnto him. Now when diner time came, they comitted the said Wattes to the Constables again, and rose vppe to go to diner. The Constables tooke Wattes, and led him to a vittellinge house, where beinge as prisoner vnder theire handes, they fel a slepe (I meane the Constables) and Wattes wife beinge in the house with her husband, and veryre carefull for his well doing, seing the Constables sleaping desired to departe, and go thence. For the Lord had made a waye for them: vnto which her wordes, he would not consent, althoughe she perswaded him all that she could

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At the last (they replieng one against another) a straunger heard them, and asked her what the matter was, she was so earnest with her housband: the wyfe tould hym. Then sayd the straunger vnto Wattes, these wordes. Father, go thy wayes in Gods name, and tarry no lenger. The Lord hath opened the waye vnto the: then the sayde wattes wente hys waye, and hys wyfe departed from him, and went home to her house at Seale, thinkinge her housband had gone another waye. And as she was going in at her dore, tellinge her frendes of his deliueraunce, ymmediatly came the sayd wattes in also, and they all beinge abashed therat, willed hym in al hast to get him awaye. For they thoughte there woulde bee search for hym immediatly. Then Wats said he woulde eate meate first, and also praye, which he did, and afterward departed thence: and so sone as he was out of the dores, and had hyd hym self in an holly bush, immedyatly came the sayd Constables with. xxx. persones into the sayd house to search for hym, where they pearsed the fetherbeds, broke vp hys cheastes, and made such hauocke, that it was wonderfull, and euer emonge as they were searching, the Constables cried: I wyll haue Wattes, I wyl haue Wattes, I tel the I wyl haue Wattes. But (God be thanked) Wattes could not be found. And when they sawe, it boted not to searche for hym, in thend they toke hys wyfe, and set her in a payre of stockes, where shee remayned two dayes, and was verye bolde in the truth, and at the laste delyuered, through the prouidence of God, whose mercies embrace vs al, Amen.

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MarginaliaIhon Glouer of Manceter gentleman.What a Fatherly and manifest prouidence of the Lord lykewyse dyd appeare in the preseruing of Maister Ihon Glouer of the dioces of Couentry and Lychfyeld, in the Towne of Manceter, fyrst in preseruing hym at the takinge of Robert, hys brother. At which tyme although the commission came down for him, yet so God ordered the matter, that hys brother being sicke was apprehended, and yet he

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being whole, escaped wherof mentiō is made before. pag. 1276. col. 1. Agayne, at the takinge of Agnes Glouer hys wife a Godly woman, yet how miraculysly dyd God ouershadow him. The story briefly is this. About the latter tyme of Quene Marye was a newe searche made for the sayd Ihon Glouer. Wherupon the Shriffes with their vnder officers and seruauntes being sente to seeke hym, came into hys house, where hee and hys wyfe were. It chaunced as he was in his chābre by him selfe the officers brusting into the house, and searching other chaumbers, came to the chamber dore whre this maister Glouer was. Who being within, & holding the latche fast softlye with hys hand, perceiued and heard the officers buskeling about þe dore, amongst whom one of the sayde officers hauinge the stringe in hys hande was ready to drawe the same. In the meane tyme an other comming by, (whose voyce he heard and knewe) bad them come awaye, saying they hadde beene there before. Wherupon they departing thence, went to search other corners of the house, where they founde the forsayd Agnes Glouer hys wyfe, who being had to Lychfeld, and there examined before the Bishoppe, at length after much adoe was constrayned to geue place to theyre tyranny. Ihon Glouer in the meane tyme, partly for care of hys wyfe, partly for colde taken in the woodes where he dyd lye, tooke an agew, wherupon not long after hee lefte thys lyfe, which the cruell papistes so longe had sought for.

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MarginaliaThe story of a godlye man called Dabney.There was at London a certen honest and godlye persone, a paynter, named Dabney, whome Ihon Auales 

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John Avales was an extremely zealous heresy hunter in London during the final years of Mary's reign. For other descriptions of his activities see 1563, p. 1696; 1570, p. 2275; 1576, p. 1964; 1583, p. 2071 and 1570, p. 2278; 1576, p. 1967 and 1583, p. 2074.

in the tyme of Quene Mary had brought before Boner to be examined for hys fayth. It happened the same tyme, as the sayd Dabney was there, the Byshop was occupied with examinatiō of other, so that he was byd to stand by, and to wayte the Byshops laysure. Vpon the same, or not long after soddenly commeth word to the byshop to prepare hym in al speede: the general procession taried for hym. The Byshop hearing that, setting all busines apart buscleth hym selfe with al speede possible to the Church there to furnishe the procession, by reason wherof Dabney, which newly came to the house, was there lefte alone, while euery man els was busyed in preparinge and setting thē selues forwarde, accordinge as the case required.

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To bee shorte, as the hower and tyme serued, Boner with his houshold maketh out so fast as they can out of the dores to þe processiō. Dabney beinge lefte alone, commethe downe to the outwarde courte nexte the gate, there walking wt him selfe and heauy, loking for no thing more then death. The porter, who was

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