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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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1783 [172]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

tious prouision of the Lord few or none at all, of so many that fauoured Christ and his Gospel, in that terrible spoyle miscaryed. In the nomber of whom I know a godly couple, one Iohn Thorpe and his wyfe, whiche feare the Lorde, and loueth his truth, who being sycke the same tyme, and caste oute into the wylde fields, harboureles, desolate, and despayring of al hope of lyfe, hauing their yong infant more ouer taken from them in the sayd fieldes, and caryed away of the souldiours: yet the Lorde so wrought, that the poore woman being almost past recouery of lyfe, was fet and caryed, the space wel nigh of a mile, by Alienes whom they neuer knew, into a vyllage, where bothe she was recouered for that night, and also the next day comming toward England chaunced into the same Inne at the next towne, where she found her young chylde syttyng by the fire syde.

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MarginaliaRichard White Ihō Hunt.Although to recite all thinges that haue ben done, is neither for me nor for any man els to comprehende, yet this singular and notable example of Gods mighty power in the conseruation of Iohn Hunt and Richard White, is not to be pretermitted. Thus is the story. 

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John Hunt and Richard White

An account of White and Hunt, based on testimony from an individual informant, or informants, appeared in 1563. In the 1570 edition, an account of Richard White's examination from a sympathetic eyewitness was added to this account. Beyond the correction of a few factual errors, no other changes were made to this account.

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Richard White and Iohn Hunt, who had bene long in prison at Salisbury, at length called before D. Geoffry, Chancellour then vnto the Bishop, were there condemned to be burned. The high sherife at that present was one named mayster Clifford,  
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In the 1563 edition, the sheriff is identified as Clifford, who was actually Hungerford's successor.

who being then at the sessions, was there charged with these two condemned persons, with other malefactours, there condemned lykewise the same tyme, to see the execution of death ministred vnto them. In the mean tyme maister Clifford of Boscon in Wilshire, sonne to the said maister Clifforde the sherife, commeth to his father, exhorting him and coūselling him earnestly in no case to meddle with the death of these two innocent persons. And if the Chauncellour and Priests would nedes be instant vpon him, yet he should fyrst require the wryt to be sent downe De comburendo, for his discharge. Maister Clifforde hearing thys, and vnderstanding Iustice Browne to be in the towne the same tyme, went to hym to aske hys aduise and counsel in the matter, who told him, that without the wryt sent downe from the superiour powers, he coulde not be discharged: and if the wryt were sent, then he must by the law do hys charge. The sherife vnderstanding by Iustice Browne how farre he myght go by the law, and hauing at that tyme no writ for his warrāt, let them alone, and next day after taking hys horse, departed. The Chauncellour al this while maruailing what the Sherife ment, and yet disdayning to go vnto hym, but looking rather the other should haue come first to him, at last hearing that he was riddē, taketh his horse, and rydeth after him, who at

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length ouertaking the sayd Maister Clifforde, declareth vnto him, how he had committed certaine condemned prisoners to his hand, whose duty had bene agayne to haue seene execution done vpon the same, which for that he had not done, the matter he sayd was great, and therefore wylled hym to looke wel vnto it, howe he would answer the matter, and thys began he fiercely to lay to his charge.

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MarginaliaA note to be obserued concerning the papists dealings.Wherein note, gentle Reader, by the way, the close and couert hipocrisye of the Papistes in their dealings. Who in the fourme and stile of their own sentence condemnatory, pretende a petition vnto the secular power, in visceribus Iesu Christi, vt iuris rigor mitigetur, atque vt parcatur vitæ, 

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in visceribus Iesu Christi, vt iuris rigor mitigetur, atque vt parcatur vitae

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[In the flesh of Jesus Christ], that the rigour of the law may be mitigated, and that their life may be spared.

that is: That the rigour of the law may be mitigated, and that their life may be spared. MarginaliaThe papists charged wyth manifest dissimulation.And howe standeth this nowe wyth their owne doinges and dealinges, when thys Chauncellour, as ye se, is not onely contented to geue the sētence agaynst them, but also hunteth here after þe Officer, not suffering him to spare thē, although he would? What dissimulation is thys of men, going and doing contrarye to their owne wordes and profession? But let vs returne to our matter agayne.

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The Sherife hearing the Chancellors words and seinge him so vrging vpon him, told him again that he was no babe, which nowe was to be learned of him: if he had any writ to warrant and discharge him in burning those men, then he knewe what he had to do. Why, sayth the Chauncellor, did not I geue you a wryt, with my hand and viii. mo of the Close set vnto the same? well quod the good sherife, that is no sufficient discharge to me, and therfore as I told you, if ye haue a sufficient writ and warrant from the superiour powers, I know then what I haue to do in my office: otherwise, yf you haue no other wryt but that, I tell you, I wyll neyther burne them for you, nor none of you al. &c. Where note agayne, good Reader, howe by this it maye be thoughte and suppsed, that the other poore Saintes and Martirs of God, suche as had bene burned at Salisbury before, MarginaliaBurninge with oute a sufficient wryt.were burned belyke without any autorised or sufficient wrytte from the superiours, but onely vpon the information of the Chauncellour, and of the Close, throughe the vncircumspect negligence of the sherifes, whyche shoulde haue looked more substantially vpon the matter. But this I leaue and referre vnto the magistrates. Let vs returne to the story again. Doctor Geoffrey the Chauncellour thus sent away from the sherife, went home, & there fel sick vpon the same (for anger belike) as they signified vnto me, which wer the parties them selues, bothe godlye and graue persons, who were then condemned, and yet God bee praysed be both alyue. 

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The 1563 edition states that both Hunt and White were alive; later editions state that only White was still alive.

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After the foresayd maister Clifford succeded

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