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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. 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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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wishe youth in them selues to make aunciēt, and the aged to make honorable, in feare and reuerence to the holy name of the Lord. Amē.

One Crosmans wife of Tibnam long rowe in Norfolke in quene Maries time, for not going to churche, was sought for at her house by one Barbour of the said towne, then Constable of the hundreth, who when he came to her house, the said Crosmans wife being at home with a child sucking in her harmes, stept into a corner on the one side of the chimney, & they seking the chambers, the child neuer cryed (althoughe before they came, it did) as longe as they were there, and so by this meanes the Lord preserued her.

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MarginaliaThe storye of a godlye congregation at Stok in Suffolk 

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This account was first printed in Rerum, pp. 636-37.

THere were some likewise that did auoyde the violent rage of the aduersaries by meanes there were a greate number of them together, and such mutuall concord of godlynes, þt without much ado non wel could be troubled, whereof we haue example in a certayne town of Suffolke called Stoke. for iii. sharpe yeres of Quene Maries persecution were past, whē the inhabitantes of the same, especially þe women that dwelt ther, came not to their church to receiue after the popishe maner, the sacrament. If there had bene but few of them, they coulde by no meanes haue escaped imprisonment. But because there were so manye, the papistes thought it not best to lay handes vpon them. Onelye they appoynted them. xvi. dayes respite after Easter, wherein as manye as, would should receiue the sacrament: those that would not, should stand to the perill that would follow. And as there were many that fauoured the cause of truth, vnder hand, so the chiefe doers in this company were these:

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MarginaliaConfessorsEaue, an old mother of lx. yeres.Alice Coker her daughter.

Elizabeth Foxe.
Agnes Cutting.
Alice Spenser.
Henry Cauker.
Ione Fouke.
Agnes Spaulding.
Ihon Steir & his brother.
Ihon Foxe.

Therefore when this order was taken for the not cōinge to the churche, those that I haue spoken of, layde their heades together, & tooke aduisement among them selues what was best to be done, and at length concluded by promise one to an other, that they woulde not receiue at al. And yet some of them afterwarde being perswaded with faire promises, that the Communion should be ministred vnto them according to king Edwardes booke, gat them vnto the parish priest (whose name was Cotes) and asked him after which sort he would minister the sacrament. He answered to such as he fauoured, that he would geue it after the right sort, the rest shoulde haue it after the papisticall maner. To be shorte, none dyd communicate so, but onely Iohn Steyre and Iohn Foxe, of which one gaue hys wyfe

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leaue to do as she thought best, thother went about to compell her with threates, sayinge that otherwise he would diuorce him self from her. As for the rest, they dyd withdrawe them selues from church, resorting to their wonted company. Onely Foxes wyfe taryed styll at home, all in her dumpes and heauines, whose husbande practised wyth the Curate in the meane tyme, that the next day after he should geue her the sacrament, which was the. xvii. day after Easter. And the verye same day, vnknowing vnto her husbande, she gat her selfe secretly to her companye, and with teares declared how violently her husband hadde delt with her. The other women bad her not with standing to be of a good chere, and sayde that they woulde make their earnest prayers vnto the Lord, both for her and her husband, and in dede when they had so done, the matter tooke verye good successe. MarginaliaThe effecte of christian prayer.For the nexte day after, goodman Foxe came of his own accord vnto them, a farre other man then hee was before, and bewayled his own headynes & rashnes, praying them that they woulde forgeue hym, promisynge euer after to be more stronge in fayth, to the great reioycing both of them and his wyfe. Then about half a yeare after this, the bishop of Norwich sendeth forth certayne of his officers or Apparitours thether, whych gaue them warning euery one to come to the church the nexte sondaye followinge. If they woulde not come, they shoulde appere before the Commissarye oute of hande, to render accompt of their absence. But the women, hauinge secrete knowledge of this before, kepte them selues out of the way for the nonce, to auoyde the summons or warning. Therefore when they were not at the church at the daye appoynted, the Commissary dyd first suspend them, according to the bishop of Romes law, and within three weekes did excommunicate them. Therefore when they perceyued that an officer of the towne was set to take some of them, they conueighing them selues priuely out of the towne, escaped al daunger.

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NO lesse maruelous was the preseruatiō of the congregation in London, which from the firste beginninge of Quene Mary, to the later ende thereof continued, not withstanding, what so euer the malice, deuise, searching and inquisitiō of men or streightnes of lawes could worke to the contrary. Suche was the merciful hand of the Lord, according to his accustomed godnes, euer working with his people. Of this great bountiful goodnes of þe lord many and great examples appeared in this cōgregation, which now I speake of. How oft, and in what greate daungers dyd he deliuer them.

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First at Blackfriers, when they shuld haue resorted to sir Thomas Cardens house, wher

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