Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Censorship Proclamation 32. Our Lady' Psalter 33. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain34. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 35. Bradford's Letters 36. William Minge 37. James Trevisam 38. The Martyrdom of John Bland 39. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 40. Sheterden's Letters 41. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 42. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 43. Nicholas Hall44. Margery Polley45. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 46. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 47. John Aleworth 48. Martyrdom of James Abbes 49. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 50. Richard Hooke 51. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 52. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 53. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 54. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 55. Martyrdom of William Haile 56. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 57. William Andrew 58. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 59. Samuel's Letters 60. William Allen 61. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 62. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 63. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 64. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 65. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 66. Cornelius Bungey 67. John and William Glover 68. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 69. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 70. Ridley's Letters 71. Life of Hugh Latimer 72. Latimer's Letters 73. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed74. More Letters of Ridley 75. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 76. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 77. William Wiseman 78. James Gore 79. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 80. Philpot's Letters 81. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 82. Letters of Thomas Wittle 83. Life of Bartlett Green 84. Letters of Bartlett Green 85. Thomas Browne 86. John Tudson 87. John Went 88. Isobel Foster 89. Joan Lashford 90. Five Canterbury Martyrs 91. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 92. Letters of Cranmer 93. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 94. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 95. William Tyms, et al 96. Letters of Tyms 97. The Norfolk Supplication 98. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 99. John Hullier 100. Hullier's Letters 101. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 102. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 103. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 104. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 105. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 106. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 107. Gregory Crow 108. William Slech 109. Avington Read, et al 110. Wood and Miles 111. Adherall and Clement 112. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 113. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow114. Persecution in Lichfield 115. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 116. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 117. Examinations of John Fortune118. John Careless 119. Letters of John Careless 120. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 121. Agnes Wardall 122. Peter Moone and his wife 123. Guernsey Martyrdoms 124. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 125. Martyrdom of Thomas More126. Martyrdom of John Newman127. Examination of John Jackson128. Examination of John Newman 129. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 130. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 131. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 132. John Horne and a woman 133. William Dangerfield 134. Northampton Shoemaker 135. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 136. More Persecution at Lichfield
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1662 [1636]

Q. Mary. The life of M. Latimer. Letters of M. Latimer, Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno. 1555. October.the frosty wynter, and welny starued for colde, merely bad the man tell his Maister, MarginaliaMaister Latymers mery message to the Liuetenant.that if he did not looke the better to hym, perchaunce he would deceiue hym.

The Lieutenaunt hearyng this, bethought hymselfe of these woordes, and fearyng leste that in deede hee thought to make some escape, begā to loke more straitly to hys prisoner, and so commyng to hym, begynneth to charge him with hys woordes, recityng the same vnto hym whiche hys man had told hym before: how that if he were not better looked vnto, perchaūce he would deceaue them. &c. MarginaliaThe answer of M. Latymer to the Liuetenant.Yea Maister Lieutenaunt, so I sayd (quoth he) for you looke I thinke þt I should burne: but except you let me haue some fire, I am lyke to deceaue your expectation, for I am like here to starue for cold.

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Many suche like aunsweres and reasons, mery, but sauery, commyng not from a vaine minde, but from a constant and quiet reason, proceded from that man, declaryng a firme and stable hart, little passing for al this great blusteryng of their terrible threates, but rather deridyng the same.

MarginaliaM. Latymer with Doctour Cranmer and B. Ridley, remoued from the Tower to Oxford.Thus Maister Latimer passyng a long tyme in the Tower, with as muche pacience as a man in his case could do, from thence was trāsported to Oxford, with Doct. Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury, and M. Ridley Bishop of London, there to dispute vpon Articles sent down from Gardiner Bishop at Winchester as is before touched, pag. 1358. the maner and order of which disputations betwene them and the Vniuersity Doctours is also before sufficiently expressed, pag. 1360. MarginaliaRead before pag. 1360.Where also is declared, how and by whom the said Latymer with his other felow prisoners were cōdemned after the disputations, & so committed agayne to the prison, and there they continued from the moneth of April aboue mentioned, to this present moneth of October: MarginaliaOctob. 16.where they were most godly occupied, either with brotherly conference, or with feruent prayer, or with fruitfull writyng.

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Albeit M. Latymer by reason of the feblenes of hys age, wrote least of them all in this later time of his imprisonment: yet in prayer he was feruently occupyed, wherin often times so long he continued kneelyng, that he was not able to ryse without helpe: and amongest other thynges, these were three principall matters hee praied for.

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MarginaliaThre requestes of M. Liatmers prayer.First, that as God had appointed hym to be a preacher of his worde, so also he would giue hym grace to stande to hys doctrine vntill hys death, that he might geue hys hart bloud for the same.

Secondly, that God of his mercy would restore hys Gospell to England once againe, and these woordes MarginaliaOnce agayne, once agayne.once agayne, once agayne, he did so inculcate and beate into the eares of the Lord God, as though he had seen God before hym, and spoken to hym face to face.

The third matter was, to pray for the preseruation of the Queenes maiesty, that now is, MarginaliaM. Latimers prayer for Q. Elizabeth.whom in his prayer he was wont accustomably to name, and euen with teares desired God to make her a comfort to his comfortles Realme of England. These were the matters he praied for so earnestly. Neither were these thinges of hym desired in vaine, as the good successe thereof after folowyng did declare: for the Lord most graciously did graunt all those his requestes.

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MarginaliaAll three requestes of M. Latymer graūted of the Lord.First concernyng his constancy, euen in the most extremity the Lord graciously assisted hym. For when he stoode at the stake without Bocardo gate at Oxford, and the tormentors about to set the fire to hym, and to the learned and godly Bishop M. Ridley, he lifted vp hys eyes towardes Heauen with an amiable and comfortable countenaunce, saying these wordes: Fidelis est Deus qui non sinit nos tentari supra id quod possumus: 

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Fidelis est Deus qui non sinit nos tentari supra id quod possumus:

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God is faythfull, which doth not suffer vs to be tempted aboue our strength.

God is faithfull, which doth not suffer vs to be tempted aboue our strength: and so afterward by & by shed his bloud in the cause of Christ, the which bloud ranne of his harte in such aboundaunce that all those that were present, beyng godly, did maruell to see the moste parte of the bloud in his bodye to bee gathered to his hart, and with such violence to gushe out, his body beyng opened by the force of the fire: by the whiche thyng God most gratiously graunted his request, which was that hee might sheede hys harte bloud in the defence of the Gospell.

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How mercifully the Lorde heard his second request, in restoryng his Gospell once again to this Realme, these present daies cā beare record. MarginaliaThe vnthankfulnes of England.And what then shal England say now for her defense, which beyng so mercifully visited and refreshed with the worde of God, so

slenderly & vnthankefully considereth either her owne misery past, or the great benefite of God now present? The Lord be mercifull vnto vs, Amen.

Againe, concernyng his third request, it seemeth likewise most effectuously graunted, to the great prayse of God, the furtheraunce of his Gospell, and to the vnspeakable comfort of this Realme. For whether at the request of his praier, or of other Gods holy Saintes, or whether God was moued with the cry of his whole Church, the truth is, that when all was deplorate and in a desperate case, and so desperate that the enemyes mightely florished and triumphed, gods word was banished, Spaniards receiued, no place left for Christes seruauntes to couer their heades: MarginaliaGods gratious helpe in time of nede, vpon the realme of England.sodenly the lord called to remembraunce his mercy, and forgettyng our former iniquity, made an end of all these miseries, and wrought a meruelous chaūge of things, at the chaūge whereof MarginaliaQ. Elizabeth graūted of God to England.the sayd Queene Elizabeth was appoynted and annoynted, for whom this gray headed father so earnestly prayed in his imprisonment: through whose true, naturall, and imperiall crowne, the brightnes of Gods word was set vp againe to confound the darke and falseuisured Kyngdome of Antichriste, the true Temple of Christe reedified, the captiuity of sorowfull Christians released, which so long was wished for in the praiers of so many good men, specially of this faithfull and true seruaunt of the Lord M. Latymer.

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MarginaliaGod for Christes sake so graunt.The same GOD which at the requestes of his holy and faythfull Saintes hath poured vpon vs such benefites of his mercy, peace and tranquillity, assist our most vertuous and Christian Princesse, and her Subiectes, that wee may euery one in his state and callyng so serue his glory, and walke in our vocation, that we lose not that whiche they haue obtained, but may proceede in all faithfulnes, to build and keepe vp the house and temple of the Lord, to the aduansing of his glory, and our euerlastyng comfort in hym. And thus muche concerning the doings and laborious trauailes of M. Latimer. Now after these thinges thus finished and discoursed pertayning to þe story of his life, let vs come to his letters which he wrote at diuers and sundry tymes from the first beginnyng of his preachyng: all which here to comprehend which he wrote both in English and Latin, lacke of space and place at this present will not permit, neuertheles certaine we will take, and first concernyng the articles aboue mentioned, for the which he was troubled by the Priestes of the countrey about his benefice at West Kington: what he wryteth therof to M. Morice, the copie thereof here followeth.

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¶ Letters of Master Latimer. 
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Latimer's Letters

There are surprisingly few letters of Hugh Latimer and, apart from his note to Joan Wilkinson, none from Mary's reign. Whether it was due to age, illness, or strict confinement, Latimer did not produce the extensive correspondence of other Marian prisoners. As a result, Foxe's section on Latimer's letters consists largely of Henrician writings.

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Latimer's letters were first printed in the 1563 edition. In 1570, Foxe addeda disgression on Latimer's adversary Hubberdine, drawn from individual informants. He also added a conclusion to an incomplete letter which Latimer wrote to Henry VIII. As with the life of Latimer, material was deleted from the 1570 edition to save paper: the first letter to Sir Edward Baynton and a 1530 proclamation banning heretical books were removed . In the 1583 edition, the first letter to Sir Edward Baynton was reprinted.

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¶ A letter of M. Latimer to maister Morice, concernyng the articles written, which were falsely and vntruely layed against hym. 
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Ralph Morrice, Archbishop Cranmer's secretary, was one of Foxe's most important informants. Interestingly, this letter was not sent to Foxe by Morrice. Morrice first began sending material to Foxe in 1566, while this letter first appeared in the 1563 edition.

MarginaliaA letter of M. Latymer to M. Morice.RIght worshipfull, and mine owne good M. Morice, salutem in Christo Iesu. And I thanke you for all hartie kindnes, not onely heretofore shewed vnto me, but also that nowe of late, you would vouchsafe to write vnto me so poore a wretche, to my greate comfort among all these my troubles. I trust and doubt nothyng in it, but GOD will reward you for me, and supply aboundantly myne vnability. &c. MarginaliaNote the dissembling incōstancy of Popish priestes.Maister Morice you would wonder to know how I haue bene intreated at Bristowe. I meane of some of the Pristes, whiche first desyred mee, welcomed me, made me cheare, heard what I said, allowed my saying in all thinges whiles I was with them: when I was gone home to my Benefice, perceauyng that the people fauoured me so greatly, and that the Maior had appointed me to preache at Easter, MarginaliaInhibition procured against M. Latymer not to preach.priuely they procured an inhibition for all them that had not the Bishops licence, which they knew well inough I had not, and so craftely defeated maister Maiors appointment, pretendyng that they were sory for it, procuryng also certaine Preachers to blatter against me, as MarginaliaHubberdine & Powell preach against M. Latymer.Huberdyn and powell, with other moe: whom when I had brought before the Maior and the wise counsaile of the towne, to knowe what they could lay to my charge, wherefore they so declaimed against me, they sayd they spake of information: howbeit no man could be brought forth that would abyde by any thyng: So that they had place and tyme to belye mee shamefully, but they had no place nor tyme to lay to my charge, when I was present and ready to make them aunswere. God amend them, and swage their malice that thei haue against the truth and me. &c.

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Our Lady vvas a synner.
So they
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