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. Persecution in Kent & Salisb. Cornford, Browne, Herst, &artyrs. Ioh. Hunt, Rich. VVhite.

MarginaliaAn. 1558. Nouember.semeth to exceede the crueltie of Boner: who notwithstandyng he had certaine the same time vnder his custody, yet he was not so importune in halyng them to the fire, as appeareth by father Liuyng and his wife & diuers other, who beyng þe same tyme vnder the custody and daunger of Boner, deliuered by the death of Queene Mary, remaine yet some of them aliue.

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These godly Martyrs in their prayers which they made before their Martyrdome, desired God that their bloud might be the last that should be shed, & so it was.

This Katherine Tynley was the mother of one Robert Tynley now dwellyng in Maidstone, which Robert was in trouble all Queene Maryes tyme. To whom his mother commyng to visite him, asked him how he tooke this place of Scripture (which she had seene, not by reading of þe Scripture, for she had yet in maner no tast of religion, but had found it by chaunce in a booke of prayers): MarginaliaIoell. 2.I will poure out my spirite vpon all flesh, and your sonnes and your daughters shall Prophesie: your old mē shall dreame dreames, and your young men shall see visions. And also vpon the seruantes, and vpō the maides in those dayes will I poure my spirite. &c. Which place after that he had expounded to her, she began to take hold on the Gospell, growing more and more in zeale and loue therof, and so continued vnto her Martyrdome.

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MarginaliaA note of Alice Snoth.Among such young women as were burned at Cāterbury, it is recorded of a certeine mayde, and supposed to be this Alyce Snoth here in this story mentioned, or els to be Agn. Snoth aboue storyed pag. 2031. 

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For Agnes Snoth see 1563, p. 1469; 1570, p. 2031; 1576, p. 1751 and 1583, pp. 1858-59.

(for they were both burned) that whē she was brought to be executed, she beyng at the stake, called for her Godfather and Godmothers. The Iustice hearing her, sent for thē, but theyr durst not come. Notwithstādyng the Iustice willed the messenger to go agayn, and to shew them that they should incurre no daūger therfore. Then they hearing that, came to know the matter of their sendyng for. MarginaliaHereby B. Boner may see, that the Martyrs dyed in the same fayth wherin they were baptised by their Godfathers and Godmothers.When the mayde saw them, she asked them what they had promised for her: and so she immediatly rehearsed her faith, and the commaundementes of God, and required of them, if there were any more that they had promised in her behalfe: and they sayd no. Then said she: I dye a Christian womā: beare witnes of me, and so, cruelly in fire was she consumed, and gaue ioyfully her life vp for the testimonie of Christes Gospell, to the terrour of the wicked, and comfort of the godly, and also to the stopping of the sclaunderous mouthes of such, as falsely do quarell agaynst these faithfull Martyrs, for goyng from that Religion wherin by their Godfathers and Godmothers they were first Baptised.

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The story and condemnation of Ioh. Hunt and Richard White, ready to be burnt, but by the death of Queene Mary, escaped the fire. 
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John Hunt and Richard White

An account of White and Hunt, based on testimony from an individual informant, or informants, appeared in 1563. In the 1570 edition, an account of Richard White's examination from a sympathetic eyewitness was added to this account. Beyond the correction of a few factual errors, no other changes were made to this account.

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MarginaliaThe story of Ioh. Hunt & Rich. White.BEsides these Martyrs aboue named, diuers there were in diuers other places of þe realme imprisoned, wherof some were but newly taken & not yet examined, some begon to be examined, but were not yet condemned, certeine both examined & condēned, but for lacke of þe writ escaped. Other there were also, both condemned, & the writ also was brought down for their burning, & yet by the death of þe Chauncellor, the Bishop, and of Queene Mary, happenyng together about one time, they most happely & maruelously were preserued and liued many yeares after. In the nūber of whom was one Iohn Hunt and Rich. White imprisoned at Salisbury. Touching which history, something here is to be shewed.

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First these ij. good men and faithfull seruauntes of þe Lord, aboue named, to witte, Iohn Hunt, and Rich.

White had remained long time in prison at Salisbury, and other places there about, þe space, of ij. yeares and more. During which time, oftymes they were called to examination, and manifold wayes were impugned by the Bishop, and the Priestes. All whose examinations, as I thought not much nedefull here to prosecute or to search out, for the length of the volume: so neither agayne did I thinke it good to leaue no memory at all of the same, but some part to expresse, namely of the examination of Richard White before the Bishop of Salisbury, the B. of Glocester, with the Chauncellour and other Priestes, not vnworthy perchaunce to be rehearsed.

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¶ The examination of Richard White, before the Bishop of Salisbury in his chamber in Salisbury, the 26. day of Aprill. an. 1557.

MarginaliaExamination of Richard White.THe Bishop of Salisbury at that time was Doct. Capon. The Bishop of Glocester was Doctour Brokes. These with Doct. Geffrey the Chauncellor of Salisbury, and a great number of priestes sitting in iudgement, Richard White was brought before thē. With whom first the Bishop of Glocester, which had the examination of him, begynneth thus:

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Bish. Brokes. Is this the prisoner?

The Chauncellour. Yea my Lord.

Brokes. Frend, wherfore camest thou hether?

White. My Lord I trust to know the cause, for the law saith: in the mouth of two or three witnes thinges must stand.

Doct. Capon. Did not I examine thee of thy faith whē thou camest hether?

White. No my Lord, you did not examine me, but cōmaunded me to the Lollardes tower, and that no man should speake with me. And now I do require myne accuser.

Then the Register sayd: the Maior of Marlborow MarginaliaThe Mayor of Marlborow persecutor. did apprehend you for wordes that you spake there, and for that I commaūded you to be conueyed hether to prison.

White. You had the examination of me in Marlborow. Say you what I haue said, & I will answere you.

Geffrey. Thou shalt confesse thy faith ere thou depart, and therfore say thy minde frely, and be not ashamed so to do.

White. I am not ashamed of the Gospell of Christ, because it is the power of God to saluation vnto all that beleue, and S. Peter saith: If any mā do aske thee a reason of the hope that is in thee, make him a direct aunswere and that with mekenes. Who shal haue the examination of me?

Chaunc. My Lord of Glocester shall haue the examination of thee?

White. My Lord, will you take þe paines to wet your coate in my bloud? be not giltie therof: I warne you before hand.

Brokes. I will do nothing to thee contrary to our law.

White. My Lord, what is it that you do request at my handes?

Brokes. I will appose thee vpon certaine Articles, and principally vpō the Sacrament of the altar. MarginaliaThe Sacrament of the altar. How doest thou beleue of the blessed Sacramēt of the altar? Beleuest thou not the reall, carnall, and corporall presence of Christ in the same, euen the very same Christ that was borne of the virgin Mary, that was hanged on the Crosse, and that suffered for our sinnes? (and at these wordes they all put of their cappes and bowed their bodies.)

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White. My Lord what is a Sacrament?

Brokes. It is þe thing it self the which it representeth.

White. My Lord that can not be, for he that representeth a Prince can not be the Prince him selfe.

Brokes. How many Sacramentes findest thou in the Scriptures called by the name of Sacramentes?

White. I find ij. Sacramentes in the Scriptures, but

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