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 story and condemnation of Rich. Yeoman, Martyr.

MarginaliaAn. 1558. required at thy handes. Then to thys agrement he came, that he should hire a bed in the town of Fulham, and her husband should go home with her the morow after, vppon this condition that hys kinseman there present (one Robert Rousse MarginaliaRob. Rousse kinsman to Ioh. Milles.) should bring the sayd Milles vnto his house at Paules the next day.

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Wherunto the sayd Milles sayd he would not agree except he might go home by and by. At length his wife being importunate for her husbande, and seing that she would go no further, but there remayne vnlesse she had her husband with her, the Bishop fearing belike the rumour which might come vppon his house therby, MarginaliaThe condition put to Iohn Milles to say: In nomine patris, &c.bad the sayd Milles make a crosse and say: In nomine patris & filij, & spiritus sancti, Amē.

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Then the sayd Milles began to say: In the name of the Father, and of the Sonne, and of the holy Ghost. Amen. No, no, sayeth Boner, say it me in Latin, In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus sancti, Amen. 

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Foxe text narrative, quoting Bonner's words to Milles
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In nomine patris & filii, & spiritus sancti, Amen.

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In the name of the Father, and of the Sonne, and of the holy Ghost.

Milles vnderstanding the matter of that Latin to be but good, said the same, 
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The words 'makyng a crosse and knocking his breast' were eliminated here in the 1570 edition, probably because Foxe disapproved of such gestures.

MarginaliaIohn Milles sent home with hys wife.and so went home with his wife, his foresayd kinseman being charged to bring him the next day vnto Paules: either els, sayd Boner, if thou doest not bring him, thou art an hereticke aswell as he. Notwithstanding the charge being no greater, his kinseman did not bring him, but he of his owne voluntary accord came to the sayd Bish. within a few dayes after, where the Bishop put vnto him a certayne writing in Latin to subscribe vnto conteyning, as it semed to him, no great matter that he needed greatly to sticke at: albeit what the bill was he could no certaynly tel. So subscribed he to the bill, and returned him.

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And thus much cōcerning the 22. takē at Islington.

The history and cruell handling of Richard Yeoman, D. Taylours Curate at Hadley, constantly suffering for the Gospels sake. 
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Richard Yeoman

This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. It was based on the testimony of an individual informant, probably one close to Yeoman, since it describes his experiences in both Kent and Suffolk.

MarginaliaIuly. 10. MarginaliaThe story and Martyrdome of Rich. Yeoman Minister.AFter the story of these 22. taken at Islingtō, proceding now (þe Lord willing) we will prosecute likewise the taking, and cruell handling of Richard Yeomā minister. Which Yeoman had bene before Doct. Taylours Curate, a godly deuout old man, of 70. yeares, which had many yeares dwelt in Hadley, well seene in the scriptures, and geuing godly exhortations to the people. With hym Doct. Taylour left hys Cure at his departure. But as soone as Master Newall had gotten the benefice, he droue away good Yeomā, as is said, pag. 1694. and set in a popish curate to maintain and cōtinue theyr Romish religiō, which now they thought full stablished. Then wandred hee long tyme from place to place, mouing and exhorting all men to stand faithfully by Gods word, earnestly to geue themselues to prayer, with patience to beare the Crosse now layd vpon them for their tryall, with boldnes to confesse the truth before the aduersaryes, and with an vndoubted hope to wayte for the crowne and reward of eternall felicity. But when he perceaued his aduersaries to lie in wayte for him, MarginaliaRich. Yeoman flyeth into Kent.he went into Kent, and with a litle packet of laces, pinnes, and pointes, and such like things, he trauailed from village to village, selling such thinges, and by that poore shift gat himselfe somewhat to the susteining of himsefe, hys poore wife, and children.

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MarginaliaRich. Yeoman set in the stockes by M. Moyle of Kent.At the last, a iustice of Kent called master Moyle, tooke poore Yeomā and set hym in the stockes a day and a night, but hauing no euident matter to charge hym with, he let hym goe agayne. MarginaliaRich. Yeoman returneth agayne to Hadley.So came he secretly agayne to Hadley, and taryed with his poore wife, who kept him secretly in a chamber of the towne house, commonly called the Guild Hall, more then a yeare. All the which time, the good olde father abode in a chamber locked vp all the day, and spent his tyme in deuout prayer, and reading the scriptures, and in carding of wolle, which his wife did spinne. His wife also did goe

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and begge bread and meate for her selfe and her children, and by such poore meanes susteined they themselues. Thus the sainctes of God sustained hunger and misery, while the Prophetes of Baall liued in iolitie, and were costly pampered at Iesabels table.

At the last, Parson Newall MarginaliaParson Newall a wicked persecutor. (I know not by what meanes) perceaued that Ric. Yeoman was so kept by his poore wife, and taking with hym the Bailiffes deputies and seruauntes, came in the night tyme, and brake vp fiue doores vppon Yeoman, whom he found in bed with his poore wife and children. MarginaliaYeoman taken by Parson Newall.Whom when he had so found, he irefully cryed, saying: I thought I should finde an harlot and an whore together. And he would haue plucked the clothes of from them. But Yeoman held fast the clothes and sayd vnto his wyfe: Wife, arise and put on thy clothes. And vnto the parson he sayd: Nay parson, no harlot, nor whore, but a maryed man and his wife, according vnto Gods ordinance, and blessed be God for lawfull matrimony. I thanke God for this great grace, and I defie the Pope and all his Popery. Then led they Rich. Yeoman vnto the cage, and set hym in the stockes vntill it was day. There was then also in the cage, an olde man named Iohn Dale, MarginaliaThys Ioh. Dale dyed in Bury gaile, as is before mētioned. who had sitten there three or foure dayes, because when the said parson Newall with his Curate executed the Romish seruice in the church, he spake opēly vnto him, & sayd: MarginaliaThe wordes of Iohn Dale to Parson Newall and hys Curate.O miserable & blind guides: wil ye euer be blynd leaders of the blynde? wyll ye neuer amend? wyll ye neuer see the truth of Gods word? will neyther Gods threates, nor promises enter into your hartes? will not the bloud of Martyrs nothing mollifie your stony stomackes? Oh indurate hard harted, peruerse, & crooked generation. O damnable sort, whom nothing can do good vnto.

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These and like wordes spake he in feruentnes of spirite against þe superstitious religiō of Rome. Wherfore parson Newall caused hym forthwith to be attached, MarginaliaIoh. Dale set in þe cage by Parson Newall.and set in the stocks in the cage. So was he there kept till syr Henry Doyle a Iustice came to Hadley. Now when poore Yeoman was takē, the parson called earnestly vpon sir Henry Doyle to send them both to prison. MarginaliaSyr Henry Doyle entreated for Gods Sainctes, but could not bee heard.Syr Henry Doyle earnestly laboured and entreated the parson, to consider the age of the men, and their poore estate: they were persons of no reputation nor preachers: wherefore he would desire hym to let them be punished a day or two, and so to let them go, at the least Iohn Dale who was no priest, and therfore seyng he had so long sitten in the cage, he thought it punishment inough for this tyme. When þe parson heard this, he was exceding made, and in a great rage called them pestilent heretickes, vnfit to liue in the common wealth of Christians. Wherfore I besech you Sir, (quoth he) according to your office defend holy church, and helpe to suppresse these sectes of heresies. &c. which are false to God, and thus boldly set themselues, to the euill example of other, against the Queenes gracious proceedinges. Syr Henry Doyle seeing he could do no good in the matter, & fearing also his perill if he should to much medle in this matter, made out the writte, and caused the Constables to cary them forth to Bury gaile. 

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A rare portrayal in Foxe of Sir Henry Doyle as a reluctant persecutor; usually Doyle was described as a zealous persecutor of the godly.

MarginaliaThe kingdome of Locustes.For now were all the Iustices, were they neuer so mighty, afraid of euery shauen crowne, and stoode in as much awe of them, as Pilate did stand in feare of Annas and Cayphas, and of the Pharasaicall broode, which cryed: Crucifie him, Crucifie him. If thou let him go, thou art not Keysars frend.

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Wherefore, whatsoeuer their consciences were, yet (if they would escape daunger) they must needes be the popish Bishoppes slaues, and vassales. MarginaliaYeoman & Iohn Dale sent to Bury gaile.So they tooke Rich. Yeoman, & Iohn Dale, pinioned and bound thē like theeues, set them on horsebacke, and bound theyr legges vnder the horses bellies, and so caryed them to the Gaile at Bury. Where they were tyed in irons, and for that they continually rebuked Popery, they were throwne into the lowest dongeon, where Iohn

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