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. Ambrose, Rich. Lush, Iohn Hullier, Martyrs.

MarginaliaAn. 1557. such Iustices, or what reckening they wyll make to God and to the lawes of this Realme, I referre that to them that haue to do in the matter. MarginaliaCertayne Iustices charged for burning of Christes people without any lawfull warrant, or writte.The like whereof is to be found also of other Iustices, who without any lawfull writte of discharge, or order of law, haue vnlawfully and disorderly burnt the seruauntes of Christ (whose bloud the law both may and also ought to reuenge): especially at Salisbury, 

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See 1563, pp. 1702-03; 1570, pp. 2254-56; 1576, pp. 1947-48 and 1583, pp. 2054-55.

and also at Canterbury,  
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See 1563, pp. 1672-73; 1570, pp. 2253-54; 1576, pp. 1905-06 and 1583, pp. 2013-14.

and Gernesey.  
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See 1563, 1541-45; 1570, pp. 2127-34; 1576, p. 1849-55 and 1583, pp. 1943-47.

But concerning these matters though mans law doe wincke or rather sleepe at them, yet they shall be sure Gods law will finde such murtherers out at length. I pray God the doers may repent betyme.

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¶ One Ambrose dyed in Maydstone prison. 
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This brief note is that all that Foxe ever printed on Ambrose; it appeared without change in all four editions.

MarginaliaAmbrose died in prison, Confessor.AFter these x. aboue named burnt at Lewes, about the same tyme and moneth, one Ambrose dyed in Maydstone prison, who els should haue bene burned in the like cause and quarell, as the other were.

¶ The Condemnation and Martyrdome of Rich. Lush in the dioces of Wiltshiere. 
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Richard Lush

Richard Lush is not mentioned in the 1563 edition; this account first appeared in the 1570 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. It was based on a copy of a section of the diocesan registers of Bath and Wells which remains in Foxe's papers (BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 111r-114r).

MarginaliaThe condemnation of Rich. Lushe in Wiltshiere.IN the Registers of Gilbert Bishop of Bathe and Welles, I finde a certificate made to K. Philip and Q. Mary, of one Richard Lush, there condemned and geuen to the secular power to be burned for the cause of heresie, whose affirmations in the sayd certificat be expressed in tenour and effect, as followeth.

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MarginaliaHys Articles.FIrst, for denying the veritie of the body and bloud of Christ in the sacrament of the altar.

2 Item, for denying auricular confession to be made to the Priest.

3 Item, for affirming onely to be three sacramentes, to wit, of Baptisme, of the Supper and of Matrimonie.

4 Item, for refusing to call the Lordes Supper by the name of the sacrament of the altar.

5 Item, for denying Purgatory, and that prayer and almes profite not the dead.

6 Item, that Images are not to be suffered in þe church, and that all that kneele to Images at the church, be idolators.

7 Item, that they which were burnt alate for religion, dyed Gods seruauntes and good Martyrs. 

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In the extract from the registers in Foxe's papers, this article goes on to declare that one Roger Hues, of Somerset, had been burned in Mary's reign. Foxe never mentions Hues.

8 Item, for condemning the single life of priestes, and other votaries.

9 Item, for denying the vniuersall and catholicke church (meaning belike the church of Rome).

For these assertions, as there are expressed, he was condemned, and committed to the Sherieffes, and also a certificat directed by the bishop aforesayd, to the King and Queene. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Rich. Lushe in the dioces of Bathe and Welles.Wherby we haue apparantly to vnderstand, that the sayd Richard Lush, thus condemned by Bishop Borne, was there burnt and executed, vnlesse peraduēture in the meane season he dyed or was made way in the prison: whereof I haue no certaintie to expresse.

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MarginaliaReferre thys to the story of Iohn Hullier, Martyr, pag. 2086.¶ A note of Iohn Hullier Minister and Martyr, burned at Cambridge. 
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John Hullier's Execution

This account first appeared in the 1570 edition and it appeared while the edition was being printed, as can be seen in its being printed in the edition about a hundred pages after Hullier's letters were printed. It is based entirely on an eye-witness account (or the accounts of multiple eyewitness) of Hullier's execution.

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MarginaliaThe story of Iohn Hullier with more matter enlarged.COncerning the story of Ioh. Hullier Martyr, partly mentioned before pag. 2086. for the more full declaration of the death and Martyrdome of that good man, because the story is but rawly and imperfectly touched before, for þe more perfetting therof, I thought thereunto to adde that which since hath come to my hand, as followeth.

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MarginaliaIohn Hullier first Scholer at Eton.First Iohn Hullier was brought vp at Eaton Colledge: and after, according to the foundation of that house, for that he was ripe for the vniuersitie, he was elected scholer in the Kinges Colledge, where also not tarying full the three yeares of probation, before he was fellow of the Colledge, MarginaliaIohn Hullier Conduct in the Kinges Colledge.he after a litle season was one of the x. Conductes in the Kinges Colledge, which was an. 1539. Then at length in processe of

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time, he came to be Curate of Babrame 3. miles from Cambridge, and so went afterward to Linne: MarginaliaHullier brought frō Linne to the B. of Ely.where he hauing diuers conflictes with the papistes, 

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How and why Hullier was initially arrested is a subject on which Foxe is silent, either through ignorance or circumspection. But Hullier had appeared before the sessions in August 1555 (Narratives of the Days of the Reformation, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original series 77 [1860], p. 206). We do not know the outcome of this hearing but apparently Hullier was remanded into the custody of the bishop of Ely.

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was frō thence caried to Ely, to D. Thurlby thē Bishop there: who after diuers examinations, sent him to Cambridge Castle, where he remained but a while.

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From thence he was conueyed to the towne prison commonly called the Tolboth, MarginaliaHullier prisoned in the Tolboth. lying there almost a quarter of a yeare, while at length he was cited to appeare at great S. Maries on Palmesonday euē, before diuers Doctors, both Diuines and Lawyers, amōgest whom was chiefest Doct. Shaxton, also D. Yong, D. Sedgewyke, D. Scot, Mytch and others. Where after examinatiō had, for þt he would not recant, he was first cōdemned, the sentence being read by D. Fuller. MarginaliaHullier disgraded.Then cōsequently he was disgraded after their popish maner with scrapyng crowne & handes. When they had disgraded him, he sayd cherefully: this is the ioyfullest day that euer I saw, and I thanke ye all, that ye haue deliuered and lightened me of all this paltry.

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In þe meane time whilest it was a doing, one stādyng by, asked Hullier what booke he had in his hand. Who aūswered: a Testamēt. Wherat this mā in a rage toke it and threw it violently frō him. Then was he giuen ouer to the secular powers, Brasey MarginaliaBrasey Mayor of Cābridge. beyng Maior, who carying him to prison agayne, tooke from him all his bookes, writynges,and papers.

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On Maundy Thursday comming to the stake, he exhorted the people to pray for him, and after holding his peace, & praying to him selfe, one spake to him saying, þe Lord strēgthen thee. Wherat a Sergeant named Brisley, MarginaliaBrisley Sergeant, persecutor. stayd and bad him hold his toung or els he should repent it.

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Neuerthelesse Hullier aunswered and sayd (either thus or very like, the effect was all one): MarginaliaHulliers stedfast trust in God.frend I trust that as God hath hetherto begon, so also he wil strengthen me, and finish his worke vpon me. I am bydden to a Maundy, whether I trust to go, & there to be shortly. God hath layd þe foundatiō, & I by his aide will end it. MarginaliaHullier preparing him self to the stake.Then goyng to a stoole (prepared for him to sit on) to haue his hosen plucked of, he desired the people to pray for him againe, & also to beare witnesse that he dyed in the right fayth, & that he would seale it with his bloud, certifying them that he died in a iust cause, and for the testimonie of the veritie and truth, & that there was no other rocke but Iesus Christ to build vppon, vnder whose banner he fought, and whose souldier he was: and yet speakyng, he turned him self about towardes the East, and exhorted the people there like wise.

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Now it chaunced on a bancke to stand three Archpapistes, MarginaliaThree notorious Papistes in Trinitie Colledge.George Boyes, Henry Barley, and Gray, all three of Trinitie Colledge. This Boyes was one of the Proctours of the Vniuersitie that yeare. To whom M. Gray spake, saying: heare ye not M. Proctor, what blasphemie this felow vttereth? surely it is euill done to suffer him. At whose wordes, this Boyes MarginaliaBoyes Proctor of Cābridge. spake with a loude voice: M. Maior, what meane ye? if ye suffer him thus to talke at libertie, I tell ye þe Counsaile shal heare of it, and we take you not to be the Queenes frend. He is a pernitious person, and may do more harme then ye wot of. Wherat simple Hullier as meeke as a lābe, takyng the matter very patiently, made no aunswere, but made him ready, vtteryng his prayer. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Iohn Hullier.Which done, he went meekely him selfe to the stake, & with chaynes beyng bound, was beset with reed and wood, standyng in a pitchbarrell, and the fire beyng set to, not marking the wind, it blew the flame to his backe. Then he feelyng it, began earnestly to call vpon God. Neuertheles his frendes perceiuyng the fire to be ill kindled, caused the Sergeantes to turne it & fire it in that place where the wind might blow it to his face.

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MarginaliaBookes burned with Hullier.That done, there was a company of bookes which were cast into the fire, and by chaunce a Communion booke fell betwene his handes, who receauing it ioyfully, opened it, and red so long as the force of the flame

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