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. Horne, with ij. mē and a womā. W. Dangerfield, his wife, & the infant, Martyrs.

Marginalia1556. Septemb.

Iohn Hart.
Tho. Rauensdale.

A Shomaker.
And a Coriar.

Which sayd. 4. being at the place where they should suffer, after they had made theyr prayer, and were at the stake, ready to abyde the force of the fire, they constantly and ioyfully yelded theyr liues for the testimony of the glorious Gospel of Iesus Christ: vnto whom be prayse for euer and euer, Amen.

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MarginaliaSeptēb. 25. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of a Carpenter at Bristow.The daye after the martyrdome of these foresayd at Mayfield, which was the 24. of September. an. 1556. was a young man (which by science was a Carpenter, whose name we haue not) 

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There is no reliable confirmation of any carpenter being burned in Bristol.

put to death for the like testimony of Iesus Christ at Bristow, where he yelding him selfe to the tormentes of the fyre, gaue vp his life into the handes of the Lord, with such ioyfull constancy and triumph, as all the Church of Christ haue iust cause to prayse God for him.

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The Martyrdome of John Horne, and a Woman. 
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John Horne

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was unchanged in subsequent editions. Probably it should have been changed; it is certain that someone named Horne was burned at Wotton-under-Edge, but when this happened and the other circumstances of the execution are far from clear. A letter, which was probably sent to one of Foxe's sons, survives among Foxe's papers, correcting Foxe'saccount of this incident. The letter states that an Edward Horne was burned at Wotton-under-Edge in 1558 (not 1556). The letter, drawing on the testimony of Edward's septuagenarian son Christopher, states that Edward Horne's wife was condemned with him but she recanted and her life was spared (BL, Harley MS 425, fo. 121r; printed in J. G. Nichols, Narratives of Days of the Reformation, Camden Society, original series 77 [1859], pp. 69-70). This letter was probably correct about the martyr's name but wrong about the date; the writ authorizing Edward Horne'sexecution is dated 10 August 1556 (PRO C/85/203/3).

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MarginaliaSeptēb. 27. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Iohn Horne, and a woman, at Wottō vnderhedge in Glocestershiere.NOw, not long after the death of the said young man at Bristow, in the same moneth were ij. mo godly Martyrs consumed by fire at Wotton Vnderhedge in Glocestershiere, whose names are aboue specified, which died very gloriously in a constant faith, to the terror of the wicked, & comfort of the Godly. So graciously did the Lord worke in them, that death vnto them was life, and life with a blotted conscience was death.

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A pitifull story concernyng the vnmercifull handlyng of W. Dangerfield, and Ioane his wife beyng in childbed, taken out of her house, with her suckyng infant of xiiij. dayes old, and layd in the common Iayle amongest theeues and murderers. 
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William Dangerfield

This account first appeared in the 1570 edition and was based on the accounts of individual informants in Wotton-under-Edge. It remained unchanged in subsequent editions.

MarginaliaThe cruell hādling of W. Dangerfield and Ioane hys wife, in prison.WHen I had written and finished the story of þe Garnesey wemen, with þe yong infant there with them burned, and also had passed the burnyng of the poore blind woman Ioane Wast at Darby: I well hoped I should haue found no mo such like stories of vnmercifull crueltie shewed vppon sely 

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I.e., innocent.

women with their childrē and young infants: but now commyng to the persecutiō of Glocestershyre about the partes of Bristow, I find another story of such vnmercifulnes shewed agaynst a woman in childbed, as farre from all charitie and humanitie, as hath bene any other story yet hetherto rehearsed, as by the sequele hereof may appeare.

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In þe parish of Wotton Vnderhedge, not far from Bristow, was dwellyng one W. Dangerfield a right honest and godly pooreman, who by Ioane Dangerfield his wife had ix. children, & she now lying in childbed of the tenth. This Williā after he had bene abroad from his house a certeine space, for feare of persecutiō, hearyng that his wife was brought to bed, repayred home to visite her, as naturall duetie required, and to see his children, she beyng now deliuered foure dayes before.

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MarginaliaNo charitie in popery to be noted.The returne of this man was not so soone knowen to some of his vnkynd and vncharitable neighbours, but they incensed with the spirite of Papistrie, eftsones beset the house about, MarginaliaW. Dangerfield apprehended in hys owne house.& there tooke þe sayd Williā Dangerfield, and caried him to prison, & so at lēgth he was brought to the Byshop, beyng then Doct. Brokes: in whose cruell handlyng he remained a certeine space, so long till his legges almost were freted of with yrons.

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After þe apprehension of þe husband, þe wife likewise was taken, with her yong borne child, being but 14. dayes old (as is sayd) out of her child bed, & caryed into the common Iayle, and there placed amongst theues and murderers, where both she and her poore innocent

MarginaliaIoane the wife of W. Dangerfield takē with her younge infant out of childbed, and had to prison.found so small charitie amongst the catholike men, that she neuer could come to any fire, but was driuen to warme the clothes that she should put about the child, in her bosome.

In the meane season while they lay thus inclosed in seuerall prisons, the husband and the wife, the Byshop begynneth to practise not with the woman first, as the Serpent did with Eue, but with the mā, craftely deceiuyng his simplicitie, with fayre glosing wordes, MarginaliaDangerfield made to beleue falsely, that his wife had recanted.falsely persuadyng him that his wife had recanted: and asking him, wherfore he should more stand in his owne conceate, then she, beyng as well learned as he, and so subtilly drew out a forme of recantation, wherwith he deceiued the simple soule. MarginaliaDangerfield vppon hope of hys wiues recantation, consented to the Byshop.Wherunto after that he had once graunted that he would consent, although he had not yet recanted, they suffered him to go to his wife, where she lay in the common Iayle.

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Thē they with meltyng hartes opening their mindes one to the other, whē he saw his wife not released, and perceauing that he had not done well, he declared vnto her the whole matter, how falsely he was circunuēted by the subtile flatteringes of the Byshop, bearyng him in hand that certeinely she had recanted: and thus deceauing me (sayd he) brought this vnto me, and so plucked out of his bosome the copy of the recātation, wherunto he had graunted his promise. At the sight wherof, the wife hearyng what her husband had done, her hart claue asunder, saying: MarginaliaThe wife lamenteth the fall of her husband.Alacke, thus long haue we continued one, and hath Sathan so preuailed, to cause you to breake your first vow made to Christ in Baptisme? And so departed the said William and Ioane his wife, with what harts the Lord knoweth. MarginaliaDangerfield lamenteth hys promise made to the Bishop.Then began he not a litle to bewayle his promise made to the Byshop, MarginaliaThe prayer of Dangerfield to God.and to make his prayer to almighty God, desiring him, that he might not liue so long as to call euill good, and good euill: or light darkenes, or darkenes light, and so departed he home toward his house: MarginaliaThe death of the husband.where by the way homeward (as it is affirmed) he tooke his death, and shortly after departed, accordyng to his prayer, after he had endured in prison xij. weekes.

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After this, Ioane his wife cōtinued still in prison with her tender infant, till at last she was brought before the bishop to be examined. Wherunto what her aunswers were, it is not certainly knowne. Howbeit most like it is, whatsoeuer they were, they pleased not the bishop, as appeared by his ire increased against the poore woman and her long continuance in the prison, together with her tender babe, which also remained with her in the Iayle, partaker of her martyrdome, so long as her milke would serue to geue it sucke, MarginaliaThe young infant famished in prison.till at length the child being starued for cold and famine, was sent away when it was past all remedy, and so shortly after died. And not long after the mother also followed, MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of the mother. besides the old woman which was mother of the husband, of the age of 80. yeares and vpward. MarginaliaThe death of the old womā.Who being left in the house after their apprehension, for lacke of comfort there perished also.

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And thus haue ye in one story the death of 4. together: first of the old woman: then of the husband, after that of the innocent child, & lastly of the mother. What became of the other 9. children, I am not perfectly sure, but that I partly vnderstand, that they were all vndone by the same.

This story is reported and testified as well by other as namely by MarginaliaM. Bridges persecuted the same tyme for Gods word, and witnes of thys story.Mistres Bridges, dwelling in the same towne, and partaker then of the like afflictions, and hardly escaped with her life.

A Shomaker suffering in Northampton. 
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Northampton Shoemaker and Chichester Martyrs

Two confused accounts here. This shoemaker was John Kurde (see 1563,p. 1618; 1570, pp. 2216-17; 1576, p. ; 1583, p. 2021); Foxe's date of his execution here is inaccurate. As for Hook, Foxe had earlier stated that Richard Hook had died in prison in Chichester at an unspecified date. If Richard Hook did die in prison, it was shortly before he was scheduled to die; a writ authorizing the execution of Richard Hook of Alfreton, Sussex, was issued on 14 October 1555 (PRO C/85/48/19).

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MarginaliaOctob. 12. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of a Shomaker at Northāpton.IN the moneth of Octob. following, was burned at þe Towne of Northāpton, a Shomaker, a true witnes & disciple of þe Lord, who, accordyng to þe grace of God geuen vnto him, cleauyng fast to the sound

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