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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Quene Mary. V. Martyrs famished at Canterbury. Their Letter of the same.

MarginaliaAn. 1556. October. Nouember.doctrine and preaching of Gods word, renounced the vntrue and false coloured Religion of the Romish sea, wherin many a good man hath ben drowned.

MarginaliaOctob. 18. MarginaliaThree dyed in the Castell of Chicister, Cõfessors.After whom, not long after in the same moneth of October dyed also in the Castle of Chicister three godly confessors, being there in bondes for the like cause of Christes Gospel, who also should haue suffered the like Martyrdome, had not theyr naturall death, or rather (as it is to be suspected) the cruell handling of the papistes made them away before, and afterward buried them in the field.

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MarginaliaIohn Hoke, Martyr.I reade moreouer that in this present yeare, to wit an. 1556. was burnt one called Hooke a true witnes of the Lordes truth, at Chester. 

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I.e., Chichester. Foxe and other contemporary writers call the recently created diocese of Chester, West Chester.

Fiue famished in Canterbury Castell by the vnmercifull tiranny of the papistes, about the bginning of Nouember. 
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Five Prisoners in Canterbury Castle

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. It is based partly on the letter of these prisoners, which seems to have circulated in manuscript and apparently on official transcripts of the examinations of some of these prisoners.

MarginaliaB. Boner, Nicholas Harpsfield, D. Dunning, three sore persecutors.AS among all the Bishops, Boner Byshop of London principally excelled in perscutyng the poore members and saintes of Christ: so of all Archdeacons Nicholas Harpesfield Archdeacon of Canterbury (as may by mans sight appeare) was the sorest, and of lest cõpassion (onely Dunning of Norwich excepted) by whose vnmercifull nature and agrest dispositiõ very many were put to death in that dioces of Canterbury, not only in the bloudy time of that Queene, but some also in the blessed beginning of this our most renowmed Queene that now is, as by the grace of Christ, hereafter shall appeare.

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MarginaliaPersecution in Kent.Of those that suffered in Queene Maries time within the forsayd dioces of Canterbury, some be recited al ready, with the order and forme set downe of such articles as then were most commonly ministred to the Examinates by Thornton, suffragne of Douer, and þe said N. Harpsfield and other, as before in the volume of this history may appeare pag. 1852. MarginaliaRead before pag. 1852. Now to procede in the order and course of time where we left, next followeth the moneth of Nouember.

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MarginaliaXv. Martyrs & Confessors together prisoned in Canterbury.In the beginnyng wherof were together in the Castell of Cant. xv. godly & innocent Martyrs, of which nūber, not one escaped with theyr life, but either were burned, or els were famished in prison. Of þe which ij. sortes, which is þe easier death God knoweth: it is hard to iudge. Notwithstandyng, þe truth is, that of these. xv. x. were burned and suffered in the fire, of whom in the next booke more shal folow hereafter, the Lord willing. The other v. were pined & famished most vnmercifully in the straite prison, of whom we haue here presently to entreate. Whose names were these. MarginaliaV. Confessors and Martyrs famished in prison.

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1.Iohn Clerke.Which ij. were
yet vncondemned.
2.Dunston Chittenden. 
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This probably is the 'Chidderton' of Ashford who attended the conventicle of radical protestants held at Bocking, Essex, in December 1550 (APC III, p. 199). Foxe relates that a 'goodwife Chittendon' was driven out of her home in Kent during Mary's reign (1563, p. 1679).

3.W. Foster of Stone.
4.Alice Potkins wife, of
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Later Foxe would print a letter describing how Alice Potkin and a fellow prisoner, Alice Benden, subsisted in prison on a diet which cost two and a half pence for both of them (1570, p. 2168; 1576, p. ; 1583, p. 1981).

These were
to be brent.
5. Iohn Archer of Cran-
broke, Weuer.

Of these fiue prisoners, the first two were vncondēned, MarginaliaW. Foster, Alice Potkins, Ioh. Archer, dyed after their condemnation.the other three last were condēned & should haue bene burned, but suffered no lesse tormentes the if they had abid the fire, being macerat & pined to death by famine. What their articles and answers were, it nedeth not here to recite, seing all they, in that time of Queene Mary, commonly suffered for one maner & sorte of cause, that is, for holding against the. vij. sacraments, 

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Phrases like this often indicate that Foxe was trying to conceal unorthodox (at least by his standards) opinions uttered by the Marian martyrs. Because the records of these trials have not survived, it is impossible to be sure, but it is suspicious that Foxe says nothing about the opinions of Clark and Chittenden.

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against the reality of Christes being in his supper, for speaking against the church of Rome, and determinations of the same, agaynst Images set vp and worshipped in the church, for not cõming to þe Church, and such other like. &c.

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MarginaliaW. Foster, Martyr. His aunswere to þe articles.First, William Foster aunswering to these and like articles, sayd, that he beleued well in all the articles of the Crede: but to beleue to be mo sacramentes then two, & to pray to sainctes eyther to profite vs, or to pray

for soules in purgatory to profit them, that faith and works do iustify, or to allow the popish ceremonies in the Church, that hee denied. Moreouer he sayd, to cary candels vppon Candelmas day were as good for him as to cary a dungforke, MarginaliaCarying about the Crosse.and þt it is as necessary to cary the gallowes about, if his father were hanged, as the crosse. To come to the church he cannot, sayd he, with a safe consicence. Concerning fish dayes and flesh dayes, he graūted it good to put difference therin, MarginaliaNecessitie alwaies excused in matters indifferent.except where necessitie required the contrary.

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This William Foster was a laboring, man of the age of. xl. yeares. MarginaliaW. Foster apprehended by Sir Thomas Moyle.He was apprehended and imprisoned by Syr Thomas Moyle Knight.

MarginaliaMother Potkins, Martyr, troubled by M. Robertes.

Alice Potkins also for the like confession, was condemned to be burned, for that she was not neither would be confessed to the Priest, for that she receaued not the sacrament of the aultar, because she would not pray to sainctes, nor creepe to the crosse. &c. Being demaunded of her age, she sayd that she was xlix. yeares old according to her old age, MarginaliaAlice Potkins in Christ but one yeare old.and accordyng to her yong age, since she learned Christ, she was of one yeares age, and was committed by mayster Robertes to prison.

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MarginaliaThe aunswere of Iohn Archer, Martyr.The aunswere and confession of Iohn Archer of Crambrocke, was much in like sort. And although certein of these vpon ignoraunt simplicitie swarued a litle in the number of Sacramentes, some grauntyng one Sacrament, that is, the body of Christ hangyng vppon the crosse, some mo, some lesse. &c. yet in the principall matters touchyng the doctrine of saulation for faith to stay vpon, and in disagreeing frõ the dremyng determinatiõs of the Popish Church, they most agreed. Concernyng the not praying to Saintes, and for the dead in Purgatory, for not creeping to þe crosse, for faith onely to iustifie, for takyng of an othe and such other like, he graunted as the other had done. This father Archer by his occupation a Weuer of þe town of Crãbroke, of the age of l. yeares, MarginaliaSyr Iohn Gilford cõmitted father Archer to prison.was attached & imprisoned by Syr Iohn Gilford Knight. And thus haue ye the cause and imprisonment of these fiue godly prisoners. Now as touchyng the crueltie of their death, for that ye shall not surmise the suspicion or relation therof to procede of my selfe, ye shall heare their own testimony and certification by their owne letter throwen out of the prison concernyng the vnmerciful dealyng of the Catholicke tyrauntes in famishyng them, as is afore sayd. The wordes and copy of their letter is this.

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¶ The copy of a letter 
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This letter was reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 681-82.

writtē & cast out of the Castle of Cant. by the prisoners, there in bandes for Gods word, declaryng how the Papistes went about to famish them to death: of the which company v. were famished amongest them already.

MarginaliaThe prisoners letter, declaring how they were handled and famished in prison.BE it knowen to all men that shall read or here red these our letters, that we the poore prisoners of the Castell of Canterbury for Gods truth, are kept and lye in cold yrons, and our keper will not suffer any meate to be brought to vs to comfort vs. And if any mã do bring anything, as bread, butter, cheese, or any other foode, the sayd keper will charge them that so bring vs any thyng, except money or rayment, to cary it with them agayne, or els if he do receaue any foode of any for vs, he doth kepe it for him selfe, and he and his seruauntes do spend it, so that we haue nothing therof: and thus the keper kepeth away our vittals frõ vs. In so much þt there are iiij. of vs prisoners there for Gods truth, famished already and thus is it his minde to famish vs all: and we thinke he is appointed therunto of the Byshops and Priestes, & also of the Iustices, so to famish vs, & not onely vs of the sayd Castell, but also all other prisoners in other prisons for the like cause to be also famished; notwithstandyng we write not these our letters to that entent we mought not aforde to bee famished for the Lorde Iesus sake, but for this cause and entent, that they hauyng no law so to famish vs in prison, should not do it priuely, but that the murtherers hartes should be openly knowē to all the world, that all men may know of what Church they are, and who is their father.

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Out of the Castle of Canterbury.

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