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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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1813 [1728]

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no lesse worthy of hystory.

MarginaliaThe wordes of doctor Story in the parliament house.The summe of whiche his shameles talke was vttred to this effect: Firste beginnynge with him selfe, hee declared, that where as he was noted commonly abrode, and much complayned of, to haue bene a great doer, and a setter forth of such religion, orders, and procedinges, as of his late soueraigne that dead is, quene Mary, were set forth in this realme, he denied nothing the same, protesting moreouer that he therein had done nothinge, but that both his conscience dyd leade him therunto, and also his commission dyd as well then commaund him, as nowe also doth discharge him for the same, being no lesse ready now also to doo the lyke, and more, in case he by this Quene were authorised lykewise, and commaunded therunto. Wherefore as I see (saith he) nothing to be ashamed of, so lesse I see to be sory for, but rather said þt he was sorye for this, because he had done no more thē he dyd, and that in executing those lawes, they had not bene more vehement and seuere. Wherin he sayd, ther was no default in hym, but in them, whom he both oft and earnestly had exhorted to the same, being therefore not a lytle greued with them, for that they laboured onely about the young and lytle sprygs & twigs, while they shoulde haue stroken at the roote, and cleane haue rooted it out. &c. And concerning his persecuting and burning them, he denied not, but that he was at þe burnyng of an herewygge (for so hee termed it) at Vxbridge, MarginaliaThis martir burnt at Vxbridge was mayster Dēley where he tost a faggot at his face as he was synging psalmes, and set a wynbushe of thornes vnder his feete, a lytle to prycke him, with many other wordes of lyke effect. In the which woordes he named moreouer syr Phyllip Hobby, and an other knight of Kent, with such other of the richer and heygher degree, whom his Councell was to pluke at, and to bring them vnder coram, wherein saide he if they had folowed my aduise, thē had they don well and wisely. This or much like was the effect of the shamles and tirannicall excuse of hym selfe, more meete to speake wyth the voyce of a beast, then of a man.

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Although in this parliament some diuersyty there was of iudgement and opinion betwene parties, yet not withstandinge through the mercifull goodnes of the Lord, the true cause of the gospell had the vpper hand, the papistes hope was frustrate, and their rage abated, the order and proceading of king Edwards tyme concerning religion was reuiued agayne, the supremacye of the Pope abolished, the articles and blouddye statutes of Queene Marye repealed, brefelye the furious fierbrandes of cruel persecution, which had consumed so manye pore mens bodyes, were now extincte and quenched.

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Finally, the old bishoppes deposed, for that they refused the othe in renouncing the Pope and not subscribing to the quenes iust & lawful tytle. In whose roumes and places, fyrste for Cardinall Poole, succeded D. Mathewe Parker, Achbyshop of Canterburye. In the place of Heth, succeded D. Yong. In steede of Boner, Edmūd Grindal was byshop of London. For Hoptō. Thurlby, Tonstal, Pates, Christoferson, Peto, Coates, Morgan, Feasy, Whyte, Oglethrope. &c. were placed Doctor Iohn Parkust in Norwich, D. Cox in Elye, Iuell in Salisburye, Pylkenton in Duresme, Doctor Sandes in Worcester, maister Downam in Westchester, Bentam in Couētrye and Lichfeld, Dauid in Saint Dauies, Allye in Exceter, Horne in Winchester, Scory in Hereford, Best in Carlile, Bullingham in Lincolne, Scamler in Peterbury, Bartlet in Bath, Gest in Rochester, Barlo in Chi. &c

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These thinges thus discoursed, followinge the order of time, now am I driuen to Spain ther to entreate of the burning of the godly & blessed martire of God, Nicholas Burton with other english men, there martired likewise for the confession and testimony of the Gospell, the story wherof here followeth. 

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Englishmen Persecuted in Spain

The accounts of Burton, the unnamed Englishman burned on 22 December 1560, Baker, Burgate, Burges and Hoker first appeared in the 1563 edition. In the 1570 edition an account of John Fronton's ordeals was added. This was taken from a translation of Reginaldus Gonsalvius Montanus's account of the Inquisition which was printed by John Day in 1568. ['Reginaldus Gonsalvius Montanus' was a pseudonym. B. A. Vermaseren has persuasively argued that 'Gonsalvius' was really Antonio del Corro, a Spanish theologian who converted to Calvinism and lived in exile in Antwerp and later taught theology at Oxford ('Who was Reginaldus Gonsalvius Montanus?' Bibliotheque d'Hiumanisme et Renaissance 47 [1985], pp. 47-77)].

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A note of the aprehention, imprisonment and cruel handling of Nicholas Burton, late of London marchant dwelling in the paryshe of lytell Saint Bartholmew.

MarginaliaNicolas Burton.
THe. v. daye of the moneth of Nouember, in the yeare of our Lorde God. 1560. the sayd Nicolas Burtō peacably and quietly followinge hys traffike in the trade of marchandies, & being in the citye of Cadix in the partes of Andolazia in Spain, there came into hys lodging a Iudas, or as they terme them, a famulier of the fathers of the inquisicion. Who in asking for the sayd Nicolas, fayned that he had a letter for to deliuer to hys owne handes, by which meanes he spake with hym immediatly. And hauing no letter to deliuer hym, then the sayde Promoter or famuliar at the mocion of the Deuil his maister, whose messinger he was, inuented a nother lye, & sayd that he would take ladinge for London in suche shippes as the sayd Nicolas had frayted to lade, if hee would let anye, which was partly to know where hee ladyd hys goods, þt they might attach thē. And chefely to detracte the time vntil the Alguisyel, or sergeants of the sayd inquisicion might come and apprehend the body of the sayd Nicholas which they dyd incontinently. At which time nor at any tyme before they were neuer able to burdē or accuse the sayd Nicholas Burton

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