Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 45. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 46. John Aleworth 47. Martyrdom of James Abbes 48. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 49. Richard Hooke 50. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 51. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 52. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 53. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 54. Martyrdom of William Haile 55. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 56. William Andrew 57. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 58. Samuel's Letters 59. William Allen 60. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 61. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 62. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 63. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 64. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 65. Cornelius Bungey 66. John and William Glover 67. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 68. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 69. Ridley's Letters 70. Life of Hugh Latimer 71. Latimer's Letters 72. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed73. More Letters of Ridley 74. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 75. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 76. William Wiseman 77. James Gore 78. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 79. Philpot's Letters 80. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 81. Letters of Thomas Wittle 82. Life of Bartlett Green 83. Letters of Bartlett Green 84. Thomas Browne 85. John Tudson 86. John Went 87. Isobel Foster 88. Joan Lashford 89. Five Canterbury Martyrs 90. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 91. Letters of Cranmer 92. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 93. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 94. William Tyms, et al 95. Letters of Tyms 96. The Norfolk Supplication 97. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 98. John Hullier 99. Hullier's Letters 100. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 101. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 102. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 103. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 104. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 105. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 106. Gregory Crow 107. William Slech 108. Avington Read, et al 109. Wood and Miles 110. Adherall and Clement 111. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 112. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow113. Persecution in Lichfield 114. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 115. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 116. Examinations of John Fortune117. John Careless 118. Letters of John Careless 119. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 120. Agnes Wardall 121. Peter Moone and his wife 122. Guernsey Martyrdoms 123. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 124. Martyrdom of Thomas More125. Examination of John Jackson126. Examination of John Newman 127. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 128. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 129. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 130. John Horne and a woman 131. William Dangerfield 132. Northampton Shoemaker 133. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 134. More Persecution at Lichfield
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Queene Mary. Persecution in the dioces of Northfolke. Samuell, VV. Allen, Rog. Coo, Martyrs.

Marginalia1555. Septemb. MarginaliaChristes body presēt in the Sacrament to our spirituall eyes.Yet do I beleue assuredly that his very body is present in his most holy Supper at the cōtemplation of our spiritually eyes, and so verely eaten with the mouth of our fayth. Marginalia
How the body of Christ is spiritually to be eaten.
Rom. 8. Heb. 9.
For as soone as I heare these most comfortable and heauenly wordes spoken and pronounced by the mouth of the Minister: This is my body which is geuen for you, when I heare (I say) this heauenly harmonye of Gods vnfallible promises and truth: I looke not vpō, neither do I behold bread and wyne, for I take and beleue the wordes simply & plainly euen as CHRIST spake them. For hearyng these wordes, my senses be rapt and vtterly excluded:  

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I.e., the senses are not able to perceive the purely spiritual transformation taking place in the bread and wine. Note that while denying transubstantiation, this passage also denies a sacramentarian interpretation of the eucharist as simply a memorial in which no change at all takes place in the bread and wine.

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for fayth wholy taketh place, and not fleshe nor the carnall imaginations of our grosse, fleshly, and vnreuerent eatyng after the maner of our bodily foode which profiteth nothyng at all, as CHRIST witnesseth. Iohn. 6. but with a sorrowfull and wounded conscience, an hungry and thirstie soule, a pure and faithfull mynde do fully embrace, behold, and feede and looke vppon that most glorious body of CHRIST in heauen at the right hand of God þe father, very God & very mā, which was crucified and slayne, and his bloud shed for our sinnes, MarginaliaRom. 5. there now making intercession, offryng and geuyng his holy body for me, for my body, for my raunsome, for my full price and satisfaction, who is my CHRIST and all that euer he hath: and by this spirituall and faythfull eatyng of this liuely and heauenly bread, I feele the most swete sappe and tast of the fruites, benefites, & vnspeakable ioyes of CHRISTES death and passion fully disgested into the bowels of my soule. For my minde is quieted from all worldly aduersities, tormoylings, and troubles: my conscience is pacified from sinne, death, hell and damnation: my soule is full and hath euen enough, and will no more: MarginaliaPhil. 3.for all things are but losse, vyle dunge and drosse, vayne vanitie, for the excellent knowledge sake of CHRIST IESV my Lord and Sauiour.

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Iohn. 6. Ephe. 5. Gala. 2.
How Christes flesh is our meate, and his bloud our drinke.
Thus now is CHRISTES flesh my very meate in deede, and his bloud my very drinke in deede, and I am become flesh of his flesh, and bone of his bones. Now I liue, yet not I, but CHRIST liueth in me: yea I dwel in hym and he in me: for through fayth in CHRIST, and for CHRISTES sake we are one, that is, of one consent, mynd, and felowshyp with the Father, the Sonne and the holy Ghost. Ioan. 17. Thus am I assured & fully persuaded, & on this rocke haue I builded by Gods grace, my dwellyng and restyng place for body and soule, lyfe and death. And thus I cōmit my cause vnto CHRIST the righteous & iust iudge, who will an other day iudge these debates and controuersies: whom I humbly besech to cast his tender and mercifull eyes vpon the afflicted and ruinous Churches, and shortly to reduce them into a godly and perpetuall concorde, Amen.

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Thus do I beleue, and this is my fayth and my vnderstanding in CHRIST my Sauiour, and his true and holy Religion. MarginaliaMarke. 8.And this who soeuer is ashamed to do among this adulterous and sinnefull generation, of him shall the sonne of man be ashamed when he commeth in the glory of his father with the holy Angels.

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Robert Samuell.

William Allen, Martyr. 
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William Allen

The Rerum simply has a note stating that William Allen was burned at Walsingham in September 1555 (Rerum, p. 525). In the 1563 edition, Foxe wrote a very brief account of Allen's martyrdom, stating that at his execution he was allowed to go to the stake untied. This almost certainly was the personal testimony of an eyewitness. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added details of Allen's examinations and condemnation drawn from Norwich diocesan records. Happily Foxe's copies of these documents - the accusations made of Allen, questions put to Allen along with his answers and his condemnation - survive (BL, Harley 421, fos. 187v, 188v, 201r-202r and 214r). This account was unchanged in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaW. Allen, Martyr.NExt after the suffering of Robert Samuell, about the begynning of September was burned William Allen in Walsingam, laboring man, seruant somtime to Iohn Houghton of Somerton. He being brought before the Bishop, and asked the cause why he was imprisoned: aunswered, that he was put in prison because he would not follow þe Crosse, saying that he would neuer go on procession.

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of W. Allen at Walsingham. Ann. 1555 Septem.Then beyng wylled by the bishop to returne againe to the catholicke church, he aunswered: that he would turne to the catholicke church, but not to the Romishe church, and sayd, that if he saw the King and Queene, & all other folow the crosse, or kneele downe to the crosse, he would not. 

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Allen did indeed say these things, although he did not make quite the stark contrast between the catholic church and the Roman church that Foxe attributed to him. In reality, Allen promised to obey the laws of the church, but only according to the word of God and not the laws of the present church (BL, Harley 421, fo. 214r). Foxe's selectivity in printing these articles is interesting: Allen also refused to go to church because the sermons were not edifying, he objected to holy water and holy bread, and he declared that after the consecration bread remained bread. He also refused to go to confession (BL, Harley 421, fo. 214r). None of these statements was completely objectionable to Foxe, but some would have required some explanation to be completely acceptable and Foxe probably found it easier to omit them.

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For the which, sentence of condemnation was geuē against hym, the. xij. of August,  
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Foxe got this date from his copy of Allen's condemnation (BL, Harley 421, fos. 201r-202r).

& he burned at Walsingham about the beginning of September, who declared such constancy at hys martyrdome, and had such credite wyth the Iustices, by reason of hys vpright and well tryed conuersation among them, that he was suffered to go vntyed to hys suffering, and

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there beyng fastened wyth a chayne, stoode quietly with out shrincking, vntyll he dyed. 

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Foxe is anxious, as he commonly is, to emphasize the stoicism of his martyrs. On the polemical importance of this stoicism see Collinson [1983] and Freeman [1997].

The martyrdome of Roger Coo of Melford in Suffolke, Sheremā, first examined before the Bishop of Norwych, and by hym condemned. Anno. 1555. August. 12. 
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The Martyrdom of Roger Coo

In the Rerum, Foxe simply stated that 'Thomas' Coo was burned at Yoxford on 3 September 1555 (Rerum, p. 525; the month was correct, the date was not. His name was given as 'Thomas' in 1563 and Foxe seems to have confused him with Thomas Cobb. But in this edition Foxe did print what is either Coo's own account of his examination by Bishop Hopton of Norwich, or an account of it by a protestant sympathiser. In Foxe's papers are the sentence and accusations against Coo from Norwich official reords (BL, Harley 421, fos. 186v and 197r-198r. The sentence was the original document and not a copy). Foxe did not print these documents (once again we see Foxe's preference for personal narratives over archival sources for the trials of the martyrs) but they apparently gave him Roger Coo's true name which appears correctly in the 1570 edition. There were no further changes to this account in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaRoger Coo, Martyr.ROger Coo brought before the bishop, first was asked why he was imprisoned.

MarginaliaTalke betwen Roger Coo, and Hopton Bishop of Norwich.Coo. At the Iustices commaundement

Bish. There was some cause why.

Coo. Here is my accuser, let hym declare.

And hys accuser sayd that he would not receyue the Sacrament.

Bish. Then the bishop sayd that hee thought he had transgressed a law.

Coo. But Coo aunswered that there was no lawe to transgresse.

Bish. The Bishop then asked what hee sayd to the law that then was?

Coo. He aunswered howe hee had bene in prison a long tyme, and knew it not.

No, sayd hys accuser, nor wylt not. My Lord, aske hym when he receaued the Sacrament.

Coo. When Coo heard hym say so, he sayd: MarginaliaRoger Coo to his accuser.I pray you my Lord, let him sit downe & examine me him self.

Bish. But the bishop would not heare that, but said: Coo, why? wyll ye not receiue?

Coo. He aunswered hym that the MarginaliaThe Bishop of Rome.Bishop of Rome had chaunged Gods ordinaūces, and geuen the people bread and wyne in the steede of the Gospell, and the beliefe of the same.

Bish. How proue you that?

MarginaliaThe Sacrament of the Lordes Supper.Coo. Our Sauiour sayd: My flesh is meate in deede, and my bloud is drinke in deede. He that eateth my flesh, & drinketh my bloud, abideth in me, and I in him, and the bread and wyne doth not so.

Bish. Well Coo, thou doest sclaunder our holy Fathers. Did not CHRIST take bread, geue thankes, and brake it, and sayd: This is my body?

Coo. Yes, sayd he, and so he went further with the text saying: Which shall bee geuen for you: do this in the remembraunce of me.

Bish. You haue sayd the truth.

Coo. Then Coo replied further and said: CHRIST wylled to do thys in the remembraunce of him, and not to say thys in the remembraunce of hym, neyther dyd the holy Ghost so lead the Apostles, but taught them to geue thankes, and to breake bread from house to house, and not to say as the Bishop sayd.

Bish. How proue you that?

Coo. It is wrytten in the second of the Actes.

Then the Bishops Chaplayne sayd it was true.

Bish. The Bishop asked hym if he could his beliefe.

Coo. Hee aunswered yea, and so sayd part of the Creede, and then after he sayd, he beleued more: for he beleued the ten cōmaundementes, that it was meete for all such as looke to be saued, to be obedient vnto thē.

Bish. Is not the holy church to be beleued also?

Coo. Yes, if it be builded vpon the word of God.

Bish. The bishop sayd to Coo, that he had charge of hys soule.

Coo. Haue ye so my Lord? Then if ye go to the deuyll for your sinnes, where shall I become?

Bish. Do you not beleue as your father dyd? Was not he an honest man?

Co. It is written that after CHRIST hath suffered: MarginaliaDaniell. 9.There shall come a people with the prince that shall destroy both City and Sanctuary. I pray you shew me whether this destruction was in my fathers tyme, or now?

Bysh. The Byshop not aūsweryng his question, asked him whether he would not obey the kyngs lawes?

Coo. As farre as they agree with the word of God,

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