Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Alice Benden and other martyrs10. Examinations of Matthew Plaise11. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs12. Ambrose13. Richard Lush14. Edmund Allen15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. Priest's Wife of Exeter49. The Final Five Martyrs50. John Hunt and Richard White51. John Fetty52. Nicholas Burton53. John Fronton54. Another Martyrdom in Spain55. Baker and Burgate56. Burges and Hoker57. The Scourged: Introduction58. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax59. Thomas Greene60. Bartlett Greene and Cotton61. Steven Cotton's Letter62. James Harris63. Robert Williams64. Bonner's Beating of Boys65. A Beggar of Salisbury66. Providences: Introduction67. William Living68. The Miraculously Preserved69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. John Davis80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth99. The Unprosperous Queen Mary100. Punishments of Persecutors101. Foreign Examples102. A Letter to Henry II of France103. The Death of Henry II and others104. Admonition to the Reader
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Queene Mary. Visitation by Cardinall Poole. His articles to be inquired vpon.

Marginalia1557. February.and buryed in a dunghil.

Howbeit, when it pleased God vnder good Queene Elizabeth to geue quietnes to hys church, long tyme persecuted with pryson and death, then Doctour Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, Emund Grindal byshop of London, Richard Goodricke, with diuers other her Maiestyes hygh Commissioners in matters of religion (nothing ignorant how farre the aduersaryes of the truth had transgressed the boūdes of al humanity, in violating the sepulchre or graue of that good and vertuous womā) willed certaine of that Colledge, in the which this vncurteous touch was attempted and done, to take her out of that vncleane and dishonest place where she lay, & solemnly in the face of the whole towne to bury her again in a more decent & honest monument. MarginaliaPeter Martyrs wiues bones agayne reduced out of þe dunghill, and layde in a decent monument.For though of the body being once dead, no great estimation were to be had, how or where þe bones were layd: yet was some reuerence to be vsed towarde her for sexe and womanhood sake. Besides, to say the truth, it was great shame, that he which had trauayled so far at king Edwardes request, from the place wherin he dwelt quietly, and had taken so earnest paynes, beyng an old man, in reading & setting foorth the truth all he could, with learning to teach and instruct, and so wel deserued of that Vniuersity: MarginaliaGreat ingratitude shewed to Peter Martyr.should with so vngentle a recompence of ingratitude be rewarded agayne, as to haue hys wyfe, that was a godly woman, a straūger, good to many, especially to the poore, and hurtful to none, eyther in worde or dede, without iust deseruing, and besides theyr owne lawe, not proceding agaynst her according to the order therof, spitefully to bee layd in a strinking dunghill.

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To all good natures the fact seemed odious, and of such as be endued wyth humanity, vtterly to be abhorred. MarginaliaM. Iames Caldfield.Wherefore Master Calfield, then Subdeane of the Colledge diligently prouided, that from Marshals dūghil she was restored & trāslated to her proper place againe, MarginaliaThe bones of Peter Martyrs wife coupled with the bones of S. Frideswide.yea and withall coupled her with Frideswides bones, that in case any Cardinal wil be so mad hereafter to remoue thys womans bones agayne, it shall be hard for them to discerne the bones of her from the other. And because to the intent the same myght be notified to the mindes of men the better, the next day after, which was sonday M. Rogerson preached vnto the people, in which sermon by the way he declared the rough dealing of the aduersaryes, which were not contented to practise theyr cruelty agaynst the liuing, but that they must also rage agaynst one that was dead, & had lyen. 2. yeares in her graue. God graunt them once to se theyr owne wickednes, Amen.

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And thus much touching the noble Actes & strangnes of this worthy Cardinal in both the Vniuersities: wherunto it shall not be impertinent, here also consequently to adioyne and set foorth to the eyes of þe world the blynd & bloudy articles set out by Cardinal Poole, to be inquired vpon within his dioces of Canterbury, wherby it may the better appeare what yokes & snares of fond and fruitles traditions were layed vppon the poore flocke of Christ, to intangle & oppresse them with losse of lyfe and liberty. By the which also wise men haue to see what godly fruites proceded from that catholicke church and sea of Rome. In which albeit thou seest (good reader) some good articles insparsed withall, let that nothing moue thee: for els how could such poyson be ministred, but it must haue some honie to relish the readers taste. 

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Pole's Visitation Articles for the Diocese of Canterbury

This passage, added in 1570, is a powerful, because grudging, tribute tothe worth of Pole's articles.

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¶ Here foloweth the Articles set forth by Cardinal Poole, to be inquired in his ordinary visitation, within his Dioces of Caunterbury.
¶ Touching the Clergie. 
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The records of Cardinal Pole's visitation of the diocese of Canterbury survives as Lambeth Palace Library SR/78/2. John Strype also printed a copy of Pole's visitation articles for the diocese of Lincoln copied, Strype claimed, from a manuscript in Foxe's papers (Strype, EM III, 2, pp. 2389-413). This manuscript does not survive.

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MarginaliaArticles of the Cardinall to be enquired in hys visitation of Kent.FIrst, whether the diuine seruice in the Church at times, dayes, howers, be obserued, and kepte duely or no.

Item, whether the Parsons, Vicars, and Curates do

comly, and decently in their maners & doinges, behaue themselues or no.

Marginalia3.Item, whether they do reuerently and duely minister the Sacramentes and Sacramentalls or no.

Marginalia4.Item, whether any of their parishioners do die without ministration of the Sacraments, through the negligence of their Curates or no.

Marginalia5.Item, whether the sayd Parsons, Vicars, or Curates, do haunt Tauernes or Ale houses, encresing therby infamye and sclaunder, or no.

Marginalia6.Item, whether they be diligent in teaching the midwifes how to christen children in time of necessitie, according to the Canons of the Church or no.

Marginalia7.Item, whether they see that the font be comely kept, and haue holy water alwayes ready for children to be christened.

Marginalia8.Item, if they do kepe a booke of all the names of them that be reconciled to the dutie of the Church.

Marginalia9.Item, whether there be any Pristes that late vnlawfully had women vnder pretensed mariage, and hetherto are not recōciled, and to declare their names and dwelling places.

Marginalia10.Item, whether they do diligently teach their parishoners the articles of the faith, and the tenne commaundementes.

Marginalia11.Item, whether they do decently obserue those thinges that do concerne the seruice of the Church and all those thinges that tende to a good and a Christian life, according to the Canons of the Church.

Marginalia12.Item, whether they do deuoutly in their prayers pray for the prosperous estate of the King and Queenes maiesties.

Marginalia13.Item, whether the sayde Parsons, and Vicars do sufficiently repayre their Chauncels, Rectories, and Vicarages, & doe kepe and maintayne them sufficiently repayred and amended.

Marginalia14.Item, whether any of them do preach or teach any erronious doctrine, contrary to the Catholike fayth, and vnity of the Church.

Marginalia15.Item, whether any of them do say the diuine seruice or do minister the Sacramentes in the english tong, contrary to the vsuall order of the Church.

Marginalia16.Item, whether any of them do suspiciously keepe any women in their houses, or do keepe company with men suspected of heresies, or of euill opinions.

Marginalia17.Item, whether any of them that were vnder pretence of lawfull matrimony maryed, and now reconciled, do priuely resorte to their pretensed wiues, or that the sayd women do priuely resort vnto them.

Marginalia18.Item, whether they do go decently apparelled, as it becommeth sad, sober, and discrete ministers, and whether they haue their crownes and berdes shauen.

Marginalia19.Item, whether any of them do vse any vnlawfull games, as dice, cardes, and other like, wherby they grow to sclaunder and euill report.

Marginalia20.Item, whether they do kepe residence and hospitality vpon their benefices, and do make charitable contributions according to the lawes ecclesiasticall.


Item, whether they do keepe the booke or Register of Christening, Burying, & Mariages, with the names of the Godfathers and Godmothers.

¶ Touching the lay people.

MarginaliaArticles of Card. Poole to be inquired vpon, touching the Laitie. Marginalia1.FIrst, whether any maner of person of what estate, degree, or condicion soeuer he be, do hold, maintaine, or affirme, any heresies, errours, or erronious opinions, contrary to the lawes ecclesiasticall, and the vnity of the Catholike Church.

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Marginalia2.Item, whether any person doth holde, affirme or say, that in the blessed Sacrament of the aultar there is not contayned the reall and substanciall presence of Christ: or that by any maner of meanes do contemne and despise the sayd blessed Sacrament, or doe refuse to do reuerence or worship thereunto.

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Marginalia3.Item, whether they do contemne or despise by any maner of meanes any other of the Sacramentes, rites, or ceremonies of the Church, or do refuse or deny auricular confession.

Marginalia4.Item, whether any do absent or refraine, without vrgent and vnlawfull impediment, to come to the Church, and reuerently to heare the diuine seruice vppon Sondayes, and holy dayes.

Marginalia5.Item, whether beyng in the Church, they do not apply themselues to heare the diuine seruice, and to be contemplatiue in holy prayer, and not to walke, iangle, or

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