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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Quene Mary. Iohn web, Georg. Roper, Greg. Parke, w. wisemā, Iames Gore, Martyrs.
MarginaliaAnno. 1555. Nouember. December.¶ The Englishe whereof, as muche as to the present purpose appertaineth, here followeth translated.

MarginaliaA letter of Driāder to one Crispine, reporting the doinges of the Byshop of Winchester at Louane.BEfore my departure from the Citie of Paris, I wrote vnto you by our frēde the Englishman. &c.

Now you shalbe contented onely with the narration of your Bishop of Winchester, who (as appartained to the Ambassadour of so noble a prince) came to Louane with a great brauerie, and was there receiued at one Ieremies house, and moste honourably entertained: where the facultie of Diuines for honor sake, presented hym wine in the name of the whole Vniuersitie. But our famous Doctours, and learned Maisters, for that thei would more depely searche and vnderstande the learnyng, and excellencie of the Prelate, perused and scanned a certaine Oration, made by hym, and now extante, intituled De vera obedientia, in the whiche his Oration, he did impugne the supremacy of the B. of Rome, and preferred his Lordes and kynges authoritie, before the holie Apostolicke Sea, as thei terme it: whiche beyng read and considered by thē, they did not onely repente them, for giuyng hym suche honour, but also recanted that, whiche they had doen: and did not so muche honour hym afore, but now they were as earnest and as spitefull against hym. Richard Lathomus, interpreter of termes, with the fauourers of that fraternitie, and other champions of the fallyng churche, disputed with hym concernyng the Popes supremacy. MarginaliaB. Gardiner defēdeth his boke De vera obedientia at Louane.The bishop stoutly defended his said Oratiō. The Diuines contrary stifly maintained their opiniō, and diuers tymes openly with exclamations called the saied bishop an excommunicate persone, and a scismaticke, MarginaliaWinchester compted for an excommunicate and a schismaticke, at Louaue. to no little reproche & infamie of the English nation. The Bishoppe not long after, mindyng to saie Masse in Sainct Peters Churche, they did deny vnto hym, as to an excommunicate persone, the ornamentes and vestimentes mete for the same, wherewith he beeyng highly offended, sodainly hastened his iourney frō thence. The Deane the nexte daie after made an eloquent Oration, wherin he openly disgraced, and defamed hym. You haue heard nowe a true storie, for oure Doctour was a beholder of the whole Tragedie. &c.

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And this now beyng sufficiente for Gardiners storie, to leaue hym to his iudge, and to let hym go, we shal retourne and proceede (by the grace and leaue of the Lorde) as the course of these dolfull daies shall leade vs, to prosecute the residue of Christes Martyres, as now in order followeth.

MarginaliaNouemb. 30. M. Webbe. George Roper, Gregory Parke, Martyrs.¶ The burnyng of Iohn Web gentleman, George Roper, and Gregorie Parke, at Canterburie, as followeth. 
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The Martyrdoms of Webb, Roper and Park

There is a note in the Rerum that Webb, Roper and George 'Pictor' wereburned at Canterbury in October 1555 (Rerum, p. 538). Foxe printed the account of the trial in the 1563 edition; this was clearly derived from oral sources, not from official records. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added the story of Roper leaping on his way to the stake; this was also derived from oral sources. There were no further changes to this account in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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NExt after the death and constant Martyrdom of the twoo moste worthy champions, and standerdbearers of Christes armie, Doctor Nicolas Ridley, and Maister Hugh Latimer (of whom ye haue heard at large) followed thre other stout and bolde souldiours, that is to saie, Iohn Web gentleman, George Roper, and Gregorie Parke.

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MarginaliaThe appearāce of M. Webbe before the B. of Douer.This Iohn Web was brought before the Bishop of Douer, and Nicolas Harpesfield, or some other deputed in their roume, 

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Place, position.

long before the other twoo, videlicet, the xvi. daie of September, and there had propounded vnto hym suche ordinarie Articles (as it seemeth) as were commonly ministred by Boner, to those of his iurisdiction: and beyng willed for that present to departe, and to deliberate with hym self vpon the matter, against the next tyme of his appearaunce, he made aunswere, that he would no otherwise saie (by Gods grace) then he had already saied, whiche was this: MarginaliaAunsweres of Master Webbe to the Bishops articles.As touchyng the Sacrament of Christes bodie, I doe beleue (quod he) it to be lefte vnto his Churche (with thankes geuyng) in commemoration of his death and Passion, vntill his commyng againe, So that it is left in remēbraunce of his bodie, and not by the woordes of consecration to bee made his body, really, substancially, and the same body that was borne of the virgine Marie: I vtterly doe deny that. After this (besides sondry other times) the third daie of October the said Iohn Web, and Gregorie Roper, & George Parke were brought all three together before the saied Iudge: who there and then agreyng, and stedfastly allowyng the former aunswere made before by Maister Web, were by the bloudy Prelates adiudged as heretickes, and therefore

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¶ The order and maner of buriyng in the fieldes, suche as died in prisons, and namely of Willyam Wiseman, mentioned in the page followyng.

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Alternative title: 1583: The order and maner of burying in the Fields such as dyed in prison, and namely, of William Wiseman. The fate of the London clothworker, William Wiseman, who died in the bishop of London's prison, the so-called Lollards' Tower of St Paul's, was not unique. Another woodcut (1583, p. 1703), told the story of four prisoners who earlier in 1555 had similarly been 'cast into the fields' after dying in custody. As was here explained with caustic irony, the 'devout manner' customary in church law prevented suicides and heretics whose alienation placed them beyond God's mercy from being granted burial in consecrated ground. The scene shows the charitable action of a group of devout 'good Tobies', who put themselves at risk by giving decent burial to the outcast under cover of darkness. The reference is to the example of Tobit in the apocryphal book of Tobit (included in the Geneva Bible), who made a grave and buried a man who had been strangled and cast out in the market place. A sizable throng is depicted, including the archers mentioned as being out in the fields, one of whom looks heavenward, doffing his cap. This was a religious ceremony, with psalm-singing and women with praying hands, as Wiseman was gently laid to rest. In 1563 the woodcut has no top framing line - giving the appearance of its having been removed to make room for the heading. In 1570 this is made good by a thin replacement line of the kind used to surround the columns of text. In 1576 and 1583 the line is again lacking.

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