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. The burning of S. Miller & Eliz. Cooper. X. Martyrs burnt at Colchester.

This good woman being condemned, and at the stake with Simon Miller to be burnt, when the fire came vnto her, she a little shranke thereat, with a voyce crying once, ha. MarginaliaElizabeth Cooper strengthned at the stake by Simon Miller.When the sayd Simon Miller heard the same, he put hys hand behinde him towarde her, and willed her to be strong, and of good chere: For good sister (sayd he) we shal haue a ioyfull and a sweete supper. Wherat she being, as it seemed, therby strēgthned, stoode as still and as quiet as one most glad to finish that good worke which before most happely she had begon. So in fine she ended her life with her companion ioyfully, committing her soule into the handes of almighty God.

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The Martyrdome of X. faithfull and blessed Martyrs, v. men and v. women, burnt at Colchester, v. in the forenoone, and v. in the afternoone, for the testimony and witnes of Christ Iesus and his glorious Gospell. 
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Rose Allin

The entire account of these martyrs, apart from a disgression added in 1570, first appeared in the 1563 edition. It was drawn from London diocesan records and from individual informants. Cuts were made to this material in the 1570 edition, but apart from the disgression just mentioned, nothing was added to the 1570 edition.

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MarginaliaAugust. 2. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of x. godly Martyrs, v. men and v. women at Colchester.AS it is no new thing in those whome we call prelates & priestes of the church, to be raisers vp of persecutiō against Christ, and his poore flocke: 

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In the 1563 edition, this passage went on to criticise the nobility for aiding the clergy in persecuting God's faithfull. For reasons of prudence this passage was deleted in the 1570 edition.

so is it much to be maruailed or rather lemēted, that noble persons, and men of honour, and worship, would be made such ministers to serue the affections of these tyrauntes, as commonly, as wel in all the sorowful dayes of the late Queene Mary, as namely in this present story is to be marked.

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And first thou remembrest (gentle Reader) how mētion was made a litle before pag. 2156. of 22. which were sent vp prisoners together from Colchester to London by the Eare of Oxford, the L. Darcy, M. Tirrill of Saint Osithes, and other Commissioners & Iustices &c. The which 22. (as is aforesaid) through a gētle submission put vnto them, were afterward released and deliuered. In the number of these foresayd 22.

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was one MarginaliaWilliam Mount, Alice hys wife, Rose Allin her daughter.William Mount of Muchbentley in Essex, husband mā, with Alice his wife, and Rose Allin maid, the daughter of the sayd Alice Mount: which comming home agayne to their house at Muchbentley aforesayd, refrayned themselues from the vnsauery seruice of the popish church, and frequented the company of good men and womē which gaue them selues diligently to reading, inuocating, and calling vpon the name of God through Christ: wherby they so freated þe wicked priest of the towne called MarginaliaTho. Tye priest, a wicked promotor.Sir Thomas Tye, and other like vnto him, that casting their heades together, they made a pestilent supplication to the Lord Darcy, in the name of the whole parish, the tenure whereof hereafter followeth.

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¶ The maner of a Supplication to the Lord Darcy, and by hym deliuered to Syr Iohn Kyngstone, Priest and Commissary.

MarginaliaA supplicatiō of þe persecutors, to the L. Darcy.PLeaseth it your honorable Lordshyp to be aduertised that we cōfesse, whilest your good Lordshyp lay here in the countrey, the people were stayed in good order, to our great comfort: but since your Lordships departure, they haue made digression from good order in some places, and namely in the Parish of Muchbentley, by reason of three sedicious persons, William Mount and his wife, and Rose her daughter, who by their coulourable submission (as it doth appeare) were dismist and sent downe from the Byshop of Londō, and since their comming home, they haue not onely in their owne persons shewed manifest signes and tokens of disobedience, in not commyng to the Church, nor yet obseruyng other good orders: but also most maliciously and seditiously haue seduced many from commyng to the Church, and from obeying all other good orders, mockyng also those that frequent the church, & callyng them church Owles, & blasphemously callyng þe blessed Sacramēt of þe altar a blind God, with diuers such like blasphemies. In consideration wherof, may it please your honour (for the loue of God, and for the tēder zeale your good Lordship beareth to iustice, and commō peace & quietnes of the Kyng and Queenes Maiesties louing subiectes) to award out your warrant for the sayd William Mount, his wife, and Rose her daughter, that they beyng attached and brought before your good Lordshyp, we trust the rest will feare to offend (theyr ryng leaders of sedition beyng apprehēded) to the quietnes of other obedient subiectes.

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Your dayly Oratours the Parishners of Muchbentley, MarginaliaCruell persecutors.
Thomas Tye Priest, Iohn Carter, Thomas Candeler,
Iohn Barker, Richard Mere, Iohn Paynter, William
Harris, Iohn Ricarde, with other.

This being done, the sayd MarginaliaTho. Tye a false brother, and a bloudy persecutor.Syr Thomas Tye bethought with him self where the persecuted did resort. For in the beginning of Queene Maries raygne, for a tweluemoneth and more, he came not to church, but frequented the company of Godly men and women, which abstayned frō the same, and, as they thought, he laboured to keepe a good conscience, but the sequele shewed hym to be a false brother. Now (as I sayd) he partly knowing the places of refuge for honest men, did further enquire of other about the same, and being thereof sufficiently (as he thought) instructed to his purpose, immediatly about the tyme the supplication aboue specified was exhibeted to the said Lord Darcy, wrote secretly a letter to Boner Byshop of London, wherein he maketh his accompt how he had bestowed his tyme, and complayned of diuers honest men, amōg the which was the sayd William Mount and his company. The tenure of which letter hereafter followeth.

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¶ A letter sent to Boner byshop of London, from Syr Thomas Tye Priest.

MarginaliaTyes letter to B. Boner.RIght honorable Lord, after my boūden duty done in most humble wise, these shall be to signify vnto your Lordship the state of our parties concerning religion. And first since the comming downe of the xxiiij. rancke heretickes dismissed from you, the detestable sorte of Schismatickes were neuer so bolde since the King and Queenes maiestyes raignes, as they are now at thys present. In Muchbentley where your Lordship is Patrone of the church, since William Mount, and Alice hys wife, with Rose Allin her daughter came home, they do not onely absent themselues from the church, and seruice

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