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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Quene Mary. Visitation. Persecution in Kent. X. Martyrs.

MarginaliaAn. 1557. Ianuary.talke, in the tyme of the diuine seruice.

Marginalia6.Item, whether any be fornicatours, adulterers, or do commit incest, or be baudes, and receauers of euill persons, or be vehemently suspected of any of them.

Marginalia7.Item, whether any do blaspheme and take the name of God in vaine, or be common swearers.

Marginalia8.Item, whether any be periured, or haue committed simony or vsery, or do still remayne in the same.

Marginalia9.Item, whether the churches and churchyardes be wel and honestly repayred and inclosed.

Marginalia10.Item, whether the churches be sufficiently garnished and adorned with al ornamentes, and bookes necessary, and whether they haue a Roode in their Church of a decent stature, with Mary and Iohn, and an Image of the Patrone of the same church.

Marginalia11.Item, whether any do withholde, or doth draw from the church any maner of money or goods, or þt do withholde their due and accustomed tithes from their Parsons and Vicars.

Marginalia12.Item, whether any be common drunkards, ribaldes, or men or euill liuing, or do exercise any leude pastimes, especially in the tyme of diuine seruice.

Marginalia13.Item, if there be any that do practise or exercise any artes of Magike, or Necromancy, or do vse or practise any Incantations, sorceryes, or witchcraft, or be vehemently suspected thereof.

Marginalia14.Item, whether any be maryed in the degrees of affinitie, or consanguinitie, prohibited by the lawes of holy church, or that do mary, the banes not asked, or do make any priuy contractes.

Marginalia15.Item whether in the time of Easter last, any were not confessed, or did not receaue the blessed Sacrament of the altar, or did irreuerētly behaue themselues in the receauing thereof.

Marginalia16.Item, whether any do kepe any secret conuenticles, preachinges, lectures, or readings, in matters of religiō, contrary to the lawes.

Marginalia17.Item, whether any do now not keepe duly the fasting and embring dayes.

Marginalia18.Item, whether the altars in the churches be consecrated or no.

Marginalia19.Item, whether the Sacrament be caryed deuoutly to them that fall sicke, with light & with a little sacring bell.

Marginalia20.Item, whether the common scholes be well kept, and that the schole maisters be diligent in teaching, and be also Catholike, and men of good and vpright iudgement, and that they be examined & approued by the Ordinary.

Marginalia21.Item, whether any do take vpon them to minister the goodes of those that be dead without authoritie from the Ordinary.

Marginalia22.Item, whether þe poore people in euery parish be charitably prouided for.

Marginalia23.Item, whether there do burne a lampe or a candle before the Sacrament. And if there do not, that then it be prouided for, with expedition.

Marginalia24.Item, whether infantes and children be brought to be confirmed in conuenient tyme.

Marginalia25.Item, whether any do keepe or haue in their custody, any erronious or vnlawfull bookes.

Marginalia26.Item, whether any do withholde any mony, or goods bequeathed to the amending of the high wayes, or an other charitable deede.

Marginalia27.Item, whether any haue put away their wiues, or any wiues do withdraw thēselues from their husbandes, being not lawfully diuorced.

Marginalia28.Item, whether any do violate or breake the Sōdayes and holidayes, doing their dayly labours and exercises vpon the same.

Marginalia29.Item, whether the Tauernes, or Alehouses, vpon the Sondayes, and holydayes in the tyme of Masse, Matins, and Euensong, do kepe open theyr doores, & do receaue people into their houses to drinke and eate, & therby neglect their duties in commyng to the church.

Marginalia30.Item, whether any haue, or do depraue or contemne the authoritie or Iurisdiction of the Popes holines, or the Sea of Rome.

Marginalia31.Item, whether any Minstrels, or any other persones do vse to sing any songes against the holy Sacraments, or any other the rites and ceremonies of the church.

Marginalia32.Item, whether there be any hospitals within your parishes, and whether the foundations of them be duely & truely obserued and kept. And whether the charitable contributions of the same be done accordingly.

Marginalia33.Item, whether any goodes, plate, Iewels, or possessions be taken away, or withholden from the sayde hospitals, and by whome.

A story of x. Martyrs condemned and burned within the Dioces of Canterbury, for the testimony of Iesus Christ, and truth of hys Gospell. 
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Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury

This entire account first appeared in the 1563 edition and was reprinted in every edition, without change, except that the contents were re-arranged in the 1570 edition. The account is based on official records, now lost, from the diocese of Canterbury.

MarginaliaIanuary. 15.Mention was made a litle before of þe persecutiō in Kēt. pag. 2139. MarginaliaRead afore pag. 2139. Where we declared, that xv. were in the Castell of Cant. imprisoned & condēned for Gods word. Of þe which xv. moreouer we shewed and declared fiue to be famished vnto death within the sayd Castell, and buried by the high way, about the beginning of Nouemb. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of x. burned in þe dioces of Cant.The other x. in þe first moneth of the next yeare folowing, which was the yeare of our Lord. 1557. Ianua. 15. were committed vnto the fire, and there consumed to ashes, by Thornton, called B. or suffragane of Douer, other wise also called Dicke of Douer, and by Nicholas Harpesfield the Archdeacon of the sayde Prouince,

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The names of the x. Godly and Christian Martyrs be these. MarginaliaThe names of the Martyrs.

Iohn Philpot of Tenter-
W. Waterer of Bedyng-
Steph. Kemp of Norgate.
W. Haye of Hythe.
T. Hudson of Sellenge.
Mat. Bradbrige of Tenter-
T. Stephens of Bedyngdē.
Nic. Finall 
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Was Nicholas Final a relative of Barbara Final of Tenterden who was burned at Canterbury on 19 June 1557? (See 1563, p. 1571; 1570, p. 2154; 1576, p. 1861 and 1583, p. 1970). Or was he a relative of Adriana Vynall of Tenterden whose confession of heretical beliefs survives among Foxe's papers as BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 100r? Were Barbara Final and Adriana Vynall the same person?

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of Tenderden.
W. Lowick of Crābrooke.
W. Prowtyng of Thorn-

What the Ordinary articles were cōonly obiected to thē of Canterbury dioces, is before rehearsed, pag. 1852. MarginaliaConcerning their articles, read before pag. 1852. saue onely that to some of these, as to them that folowed after, as the time of their persecutiō did grow, so their articles withall did increase to the number of 22. contayning such like matter as serued to the mainteinaunce of the Romish Sea.

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To these articles what their aunsweres were, likewise, nedeth here no great rehersall, seing they all agreed together, though not in the same forme of words, yet in much like effect of purposes: 

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Foxe is disguising the, by his standards, unorthodox replies of John Philpot and William Prowting, which survive among his papers. Philpot did not know how many sacraments there were, held that saints were to be prayed to and declared that faith did not justify without works (BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 93r). Prowting denied the Trinity (BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 94r).

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MarginaliaThe causes of their Martyrdome.first graunting the Church of Christ, and deniyng the Church of Rome, denying the seuen Sacramentes, refusing the Masse, and the hearing of Latin seruice, praying to Saintes, iustification of workes &c. And though they did not all aunswere vniformely in some smaller thinges, as their learning serued them, yet in the most principall & chiefest matters they did not greatly discorde. &c.

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Waterer Kempe, W. Hay Hudson, Lowicke, W. Prowting, at Canterbury. An. 1557. Ianuary. 15.
The other 4. were burned at the same tyme ij. at Wye, and ij. at Ashford.
¶ The burnyng of six Martyrs at Canterbury.
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