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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 note of Tomkins.

MarginaliaRefer this to the page 1101.TOmkins, of whom mention is made before pag. 1101. on a tyme beynge prysoner wyth Boner Byshoppe of London, was sette of the Byshoppe to make haye aboute Fullam: and Boner beholding his labour, sayd: Ah Tompkyns, like thee, for thou labourest wel. I trust thou wilt be a good catholyke. Vnto whome Tompkyns aunswered and sayde: my Lorde, S. Paule sayeth: he that doth not labour is not worthy to eate. Boner. Ah, saynt Paule is a gret man with thee: so after other talke he wyshed his beard of, because he sayde it woulde make hym loke lyke a catholycke. To whome Tomkins answered: my Lord, before my beard grewe, I was I trust a Christian man, and so I trust to be with my berd. But Boner in time afterward, sent for the Barber, and caused his beard to be shauen of. I thynke it was because he had pluckt of a peace before, and in the ende burnt hym, as ye haue heard before: suche was the burnyng charitie of that bloudy man.

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¶ The confession of William Flower, burnt at Westminster on S. Markes eaue, being the 24. of April.

MarginaliaRefer this to the pag. 1139.OH eternall God, most mightie and mercifull father, who hast sent downe thy sonne vpon the earth to saue me and all mankind, who ascēded vp into heauen again, & left his bloude here vpon the earth behind him, for the redemption of our sinnes, haue mercy vpon me, haue mercy vpon me, for thy deare sonne our sauiour Iesus Christ sake, in whome I confesse onely to be all saluation and iustificatiō, and that ther is none other meane, nor way, nor holynes in which or by which any man can be saued in this worlde. This is my faith, whiche I besech all men here to beare witnes of, and so said the Lords prayer and made an ende.

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Then master Cholmley came to him, willing hym to recant his heresy, wherby he myght doe good to the people, or els he wold be damned.

Who aunswered as followeth: Syr I beseke you for Gods sake be cōtented. For that I haue said, I haue sayd: and I haue ben of this faythe from the beginning. And I trust to the louyng God he wyl geue me his holy spirite to cōtinue to the end. Then he desyred al the world to forgeue him, whom he had offended, as he forgaue all the world: and than his hand was striken of and fyre put vnto him. who burning in the fyre, cried with a loude voyce. Oh the spirite of the Lorde, haue mercy vpon me. Oh the spirite of the Lord receyue my soule. 3. tymes & no more, and after his speach was gone, he lifting vp his handes, yelded vp his spirite.

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A noe of Iohn Ardley.

MarginaliaRefer this to the pag. 1169.IT happened vpon a tyme in the reigne of Q. Mary, that one Iohn Ardley, of whom mention is made before pag. 1169. with certayne other companions in that persecution, beynge brought before her commissioners, were by thē greatly charged of stobbornes and vain glory, vnto whome they answered in defense of theyr own simplicitie, that they were cōtent wyllingly to yelde to the quene al their goods & lands, so that they might be suffered to lyue vnder her, in keping their conscience free from al idolatry, and Papisticall religion. But this woulde not be graunted, although they hadde offered all to theyr hart bloud, onlesse they had had lyfe with it also: so burnynge and pernicious was theyre

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whote charitie. The Lorde geue them repentaunce if it be hys wyl, and kepe from them the iust reward of suche a vyle worke. Amen.

A note of Robert Smyth.

MarginaliaRefer this to the pag. 1252.RObert Smith, of whome before mention is made pag. 1252. a comfortable man to all them that were in pryson with hym, standyng at the stake, he comforted also the people lokynge on, and wylled them to thinke well of his cause and not to doubte, but that his bodye dyeng in that quarell, should ryse agayn to life. And sayde he, I doubte not, but that God wyll shewe you some token thereof. At length he being wel nigh halfe burnt, and al black with fyre, clustered together as in a lumpe lyke a blacke cole, all men thynkyng hym for dead sodenly he rose vp ryght before the people, lyfting vp the stompes of his armes, and clappyng the same together, declaryng a reioycing hart vnto them, and so bendyng downe agayne, and hanging ouer the fire slept in the Lorde, and ended this mortall lyfe.

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A note of Robert Glouer.

MarginaliaRefer this to the pag. 1273.MAister Robert Glouer, of whom mention is made pag. 1273. all the tyme he was prysoner for the Lordes cause, he felt no strength nor comfort in hym selfe to dye. But in going to the stake, to geue his lyfe for the truth, one maister Augustine laboured and comforted hym what he coulde, in the promyses of Iesus Christ: but it would not be, he founde hym selfe very infirme. Then the sayde Augustine desyred hym. if he felt any comfort to his spyrite, as he was sure (he sayd) the Lord would geue it him, that then he woulde shewe some signification thereof, that he myght wytnesse with hym the same. Whereupon departyng from hym, as he was going to the stake, vpon hope of the Lords goodnes, although as yet he had tasted no consolation nor strengthe in the manifolde mercies of Christ: sodenly beyng mightely replenyshed with Gods holy comfort, cryed out to the sayd Augustine in thys sorte. Augustine, he is come, he is come, and that with suche ioye, that he semed rather as one rysen from some deadly daunger to the lybertie of lyfe, then he that should passe this lyfe, through the dinte of death: suche was the chaunge of the maruelous woorkes of God.

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An other note of maister Ridley.

MarginaliaRefer this to the pag. 1283.MAister Doctor Ridley, sometyme Byshop of London, of whome mention is made pag. 1283. was a man so reuerenced for his learnyng and knowledge in the scriptures, that euen his very enemies hath reported hym to haue bene ben an excellēt clerk, whose life if it myght haue been redemed wt the som of. 10000. markes, yea, 10000. poundes, the Lord Dacres of the North. beyng his kynsmā, would haue geuen to quene Mary, rather then he should haue burned. And yet was shee so vnmercifull, for al hys gentlenes in kynge EdWardes dayes, that it woulde not be graūted for no suyte that could be made. Oh, that she had remembred his laboure for her to kyng Edwarde the syxt, with Cranmer, before mentioned pag. 885. in such sorte that euen she hadde yelded but the reward of a Publicane Math. 5. then had the earth, not so beene berefted of hym as it was: but the Lorde forgeue vs our synnes whiche was the cause thereof, and graunt that we neuer so prouoke his anger agayne, if it be his blessed wyll. Amen.

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