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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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a place. But I neuer laye in it in all my lyfe. And as for any that hath moued me therunto I do not remember. Then to enforce the matter they brought forth sir Iames Acroft. The bishop of Winchester demaunded of her what she sayd to that man. She answered that shee had litle to saye to him, or to the rest that were then prisoners in the Tower. But my Lords, quod she, you do examine euery meane prisoner of me, wherin me thinkes you do me great iniury. If they haue done euill, and offended the Quenes Maiesty, let them answer to it accordingly. I besech you, my lords, ioyne not me in this sorte with any of these offenders. And as concerning my going vnto Dunnington Castel, I do remember that mayster Hobby and mine officers, and you, syr Iames Acrofte had such talke: but what is that to the purpose, my Lordes, but that I may go to my owne houses at al times? The Lord of Arundel kneling downe, said: your grace sayth true and certainly we are very sory that wee haue so troubled you about so vaine matters. She then sayd: my Lordes, you do sifte me very narowly. MarginaliaLady Elizabeth sifted very narowly.But well I am assured, you shall not do more to me then God hath appointed. And so God forgeue you all. At theyre departing, Sir Iames Croft kneeled downe, declaring that he was sory to see the daye in which hee should be broughte as a witnes against her grace. But I assure your grace, said he, MarginaliaSir Iames Acroft examined touchyng the lady ElizabethI haue bene maruelously tossed and examined, touching your highnes, which the Lord knoweth is straunge to mee. For I take God to record before al your honours, I do not knowe anye thing of that cryme that you haue layd to my charge, and wyll ther vpon take my death if I should be driuen to so straight a triall.

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That daye or there aboutes, diuers of her own officers, who had made prouision for her diet, brought the same to the vtter gate of the Tower, the common rascall souldiers MarginaliaThese wer not the officers of the tower, but suche as went in whyte and grene. receiuing it, which was no small greefe vnto the gentlemen, the bringers therof. Wherfore they required to speake with the Lord Chamberlain, being then Constable of the Tower. Who, comming before his presence, declared vnto his Lordship that they were much afraid to bring her graces diet, and to deliuer it vnto such common and desperate persons as they were which dyd receiue it, beseching his honor to consider her grace, and to geue such order, that her viands might at al tymes be brought in by them which were appointed therunto. MarginaliaLady Elizabethes seruāts restrained for bringing her dyet to the tower.Yea syrs, sayd he? who appointed you this office? They answered, her graces Coūsel. Counsel (quoth he)? there is none of thē which hath to do, either in that case, or any thing els with in this place: and I assure you, for that shee is a prisoner, she shal be serued with the Lieutenauntes men as other the prisoners are.

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Wherat the gentlemen sayd, that they trusted for more fauour at hys handes, considering her personage, saying that they mistrusted not not, but that the queene and her coūsel would bee better to her grace then so, and herewith shewed them selues to be offended at the vngrateful wordes of the Lord Chamberlaine, towards their Lady and mistres. At this hee sware by God, strikinge hym selfe vpon the brest, that if they did either froune or shrug at him, he would set them where they should see neither sonne nor mone. Thus taking their leaue, they desired God to bring hym into a better mind toward her grace, and departed from him.

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Vpon thoccasion wherof her graces officers made great sute vnto the Quenes Counsell, that some might bee appoynted to brynge her diet vnto her, and that it might no more be delyuered in to the cōmon souldiours of the tower, which beyng reasonably considered, was by them graunted, & therupon wer appointed one of her gentlemen, her clerk of the kitchin, and her two purueyers to bryng in her prouision once a day. Al which was done, the Warders euer waiting vpon the bringers thereof. The Lord Chamberlayne himselfe beinge alwayes with them, circumspectly and narrowly watched and searched what they broughte, 

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The entire account of Elizabeth's imprisonment which follows, down to her release from the Tower on 5 May 1554, is based on a narrative surviving in Foxe's papers (BL, Harley MS 419, fos. 135r-136r).

and gaue hede that they should haue no talke with any of her graces waitinge seruauntes, and so warded them bothe in and oute. At the sayd sute of her officers were sent by the commaundement of the Counsell to wayte vpon her grace, two yeomen of her chamber, one of her Robes, two of her Pantry and Ewry, one of her buttry, an other of her seller, two of her kitchin, and one of her Larder, al which continued with her the tyme of her trouble. Here the Constable being at the first not very well pleased with the comminge in of suche a companye againste his wyll, woulde haue had his men styl to haue serued with her graces men: which her seruaunts at no hand would suffer, desiring his lordship to be contēted, for that order was taken that no straunger shoulde come wtin their offices. At which answer being sore displeased, he brake out into these threatnyng wordes: wel sayd he, I wyl handle you wel ynough. Then went he into the kytchyn, and there would nedes haue his meate rosted with her graces meate, & sayd that his cooke should come thether and dresse it. To that her graces Cooke answered: my Lord, I wyl neuer suffer any straunger to come about her diet, but her own sworne men, so long as I lyue. He sayde they should. But the Cooke sayde his lordship should pardon him for that matter. Thus did he trouble her poore seruauntes very stoutly, though after ward he wer otherwise aduised, and they more courteously vsed at his hands.

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