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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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of many good men and women, went & bought copes and vestiments, in the first beginning of of her reigne, to haue the masse vp againe, and to shew him selfe a diligente workeman that waye as though the gospel had neuer ben in his mouth. This Bailife and a nother man ryding on a time from a mariage, it happened as he rode, a Rauen flying ouer his head, shit on his bearde. Where through the stench therof, he fell into such a vomiting, and crying, he was damned, he was damned, that within three dayes after, he dyed and leaft his diligence in papistry to the reste of that brode, whose iudgement hasteth, if they spedely repent not.

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A note of Bishop Farrar.

MarginaliaRefer this to the page 1704.DOctor Leison, doctor of law, a ciuilian, a iustice of peace, the same who is mētioned pag. 1704. woulde not suffer bishop Farrar (when he was at the stake to be burnt) to speake his mind, and about halfe a yere after, the said doctor Leison died, and when he woulde haue spoke hymselfe he coulde not.

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Notes omitted of them that were burnt at Bristowe.

MarginaliaRefer this to the page 1546. with a flower.THe viii. day of August 1556. was brought W. Saxton weuer of Bristoll, before one Dalbie Chauncelour of Bristoll aforesayd, and by hym cōmitted to prison, and also condemned, for holding that the Sacrament was a signe of an holy thyng: also he denyed, that the flesh and bloud of Christ is there after their words of consecratiō. he was burned the. xviii. of september. 1556. and and as he went to the fier, he sang the Psalmes. The Sherief Iohn Griffith had prepared grene wood to burn hym, but one maister Iohn Pikes pitieng the man, caused diuers to goo with him to Ridland, halfe a myle of, who broughte good store of helm sheaues, which in dede made good dispatch with litell payne, in comparison to that he shoulde haue suffered with the greene wood. In the meane space, whyles they wente for the sheues, the said Saxton made many good exhortacions to the people, and after dyed constantlie and patiently with great ioyfullnes.

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A note of Richard Sharpe.

MarginaliaRefer thys to the page 1570.THe ninth of March. 1556. was broughte one R. Sharp a weuer of Bristol before M. Dalbie, Chauncelor of the same Brystoll, and after examination concerning the sacramēt of the alter, was perswaded by the said Dalbie and others to recant, and the. xxix. of the same monthe was enioyned to make his recantation before the parishoners in his parish churche, whiche when he had done, felt in his conscience such a hell torment, that he was not hable quyetly to work in his occupation, but decayed and chaunged, both in colour and liking of hys bodye, who shortlye after vpon a sonday came into his parish church called Temple, and after high masse, came to the quere dore and sayd with a loud voyce. Neyghbours, beare me recorde that yonder Idoll (and poynted to the alter) is the gretest and most abhominable that euer was: and I am sory that euer I denied my Lord God. Then the cōstables were commaunded to apprehend him, but none stepped forth, but suffered him to go oute of the Churche. After by night he was apprehended & caryed to Newgate, and shortly after, he was brought before the saide Chauncellor, denying the sacrament of thalter to be the bodye & bloud of Christ, and said it was an Idoll, and therfore condemned to be burnt by the said Dalbie,

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he was burnte the. vii. of Maye 1557, and dyed godly patiently and constantly, confessyng the Articles of our faythe.

A note of Thomas Hale.

MarginaliaRefer thys to the pag 1570.THe thursday in the night, before Easter. 1557 came one master Dauid Herrys Aldermā, & Iohn stone to the house of one Thomas Hale, a shomaker of Bristoll, and caused him to rise out of his bed, & brought him forth of his dore, to whō the sayd Thomas Hale said: you haue sought my bloud these two yeares, and nowe muche good do it you with it. Who being committed to the watchmen, was caried to newgate þe xxiiii. of Aprill. An dicto. was brought before master Dalbie the chauncelor, committed by him to prison, and after by him condemned to be burnte, for saying the sacrament of thalter to be an Idol. He was burned the 7. of May with the aforesaide Richard Sharpe, and dyed godly, patiently and constantly, embracing the fyer with his armes.

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Richard Sharp and Thomas Hale were
burned bothe together in one fire, & boūd
backe to backe.

A note of Thomas Benion.

MarginaliaRefer thys to the pag. 1570.THomas Benion a weauer, at the commaundemente of the Commissioners, was brought by a Constable, the xiii. day of August 1557. before master Dalby, Chauncelor of Bristoll, who committed him to prison, for saying there was nothing but bread in the sacrament as they vsed it. wherfore, the. xx. day of the said August, he was condemned to be burnt by the said Dalby, for denying fiue of their sacramēts and affirming two: vz. the sacrament of the body and bloud of Christe, and the sacramente of Baptisme. He was burnt the xxvii. of the saide moneth and yeare, and died godly, constantlye and patiently, with confessing the Articles of oure christen fayth.

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A note of one confessing Gods truthe at the Gallhouse.

A Notorious felone, one Dick Adams, being vpon the gallowes, making his confession and redy to be cast downe from the ladder, was desired at that instant by one mistres Harries, the grammer schole masters wyfe, to remēber the blessed sacrament before he dyed, to whom the said Adams sayde: marry mistres, neuer in better time, who went vp to the top of the ladder, and saide it was the most abhominable Idoll that euer was, and willed all men to take it so. for we haue ben greatly deceaued therby. whereupon the Sherief caused him to hold his peace, and to take his death patiently. he went downe to his place and was cast from the ladder, speaking to his laste worde, that it was an abhominable Idoll. his body therfore was buryed out of the churche yarde by the hyghway. who although he was a thefe in his lyfe, yet he ernestly repented therof, that I doubt not but he dyed the chylde of God, and not vnworthye to bee put in the register of the Lordes accepted Confessors.

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A note of a Woman burnt about Exceter called Prestes Wyfe.
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