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. The life & story, with the Examinations of M. Iohn Philpot, Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno. 1555. Nouember. December.about the ende of the same moneth of Octob. or els as I otherwise finde in the latter ende of Nouember, thei togither were taken & brought out of prisō to the place of Martyrdome. Who by the waie goyng toward the stake, saied certaine Psalmes mournfully. Roper was a yonger man of a freshe colour, courage, and complexion, the other twoo were somewhat more elderly, all goyng in white linnen, with their gounes vpō. Roper at his commyng to the stake puttyng of hs goune, MarginaliaGeorge Roper leapeth at the stake.fet a greate leape. So sone as the flame was about hym, the said Roper put not bothe his armes from his bodie like a Roode, MarginaliaGeorge Roper stoode in the fier like a roode. and so stoode stedfast, continuyng in that maner, not pluckyng his armes in, till the fire had consumed them, and burnt them of.

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Webbe, Roper, and Parke, at Canterbury.And thus these foresaied Martyres of Christe, beyng brought (as I saied) to the stake, and there compassed about with a chaine, were burnte and consumed all three together in one fire at Caunterburie, abidyng moste paciently their tormentes, and countyng them selues happie, and blessed of the Lorde, that thei were made worthy to suffer for Christes Gospelles sake.

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¶ Of Willyam Wiseman. 
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William Wiseman

There is a note in the Rerum that William Wiseman, at an unspecified date,died in Lollards' Tower and was buried in the fields (Rerum, p. 538). Foxe printed his complete account of Wiseman's death, derived from oral sources, in the 1563 edition. It was reprinted, without change, in all subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments.

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MarginaliaDecember. 13.THe xiij. of December in the Lollardes Tower died William Wiseman, a Clothwoorker of London, where he was in prison and bandes, for the Gospel and woorde of God. How, and whereupon he deceased it is not fully certaine. Some thought that either thorowe famine, or ill handlyng of some murtheryng Papistes, he was made awaie. By reason whereof the Crouner named Iohn Gibbes gentleman, with an enquest of twelue men, were faine to sitte vpon hym, who although to the outwarde appearaunce were saied to finde nothyng in hym els, but onely Gods visitation;, yet what other priuie causes there mighte bee of his death, the lorde knoweth: I haue not to saie. MarginaliaWilliam Wiseman dead in Lollars tower, and cast into the fieldes.After the saied William was departed (as is saied) in the Tower, the holy catholicke churche men, cast hym out into the fieldes, commaundyng that no manne should burie hym, accordyng as their deuoute maner is to doe with all suche as die in like sort, whom they account as profane, and worthy of no buriall, but to bee cast to dogges & birdes, ἑλώρια κύνεσσι 

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ἑλώρια κύνεσσι

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Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

Prey for dogs

Actual text of Homer, Iliad, I, 4-5

ἡρώων, αὐτοὺς δὲ ἑλώρια τεῦχε κύνεσσιν οἰωνοῖσί τε πᾶσι, Διὸς δ’ ἐτελείτο Βουλή,

Translation (Hammond, 1987)

of heroes, making their bodies the prey to dogs and the birds' feasting: and this was the working of Zeus' will.

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as the Poet saieth. And yet all this their mercilesse commaundement not withstandyng, some good Tobies 
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Tobit, the eponymous hero of the apocryphal Old Testament book, was conspicuously zealous in good works such as almsgiving and burying the dead.

there wer, whiche buried hym in the euenyng, as commonly they did all the rest, throwen out in like sort, whom they were wont priuely by night to couer, and many times the archers in the fieldes standyng by, and singyng together Psalmes at their buriall.

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¶ Iames Gore. 
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The Death of James Gore

There is a note in the Rerum that one Gore died in prison in Colchester(Rerum, p. 538). A somewhat expanded account, giving the date of Gore's death as 7 December 1555, was added in the 1563 edition. It was unchanged in subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments.

MarginaliaIames Gore Martyr, died in Colchester prison.JN the same monethe, about the seuenth daie of December, deceased also Iames Gore in the prison at Colchester, laied there in bādes for the right and truth of Gods worde.

¶ The proces and historie of Maister Iohn Philpot, examined, condemned, & martyred for the maintenaunce and defence of the Gospells cause, against the Antichristian Sea of Rome. 
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The Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot

On 1 August 1556, Grindal sent Foxe a letter in which he stated that his friends in Strasburg had collected some material on Grindal and expected to collect more (Remains of Edmund Grindal, ed. William Nicholson [Parker Society, 1843], p. 223). While in exile, Foxe translated Philpot's examinations into Latin and printed them as a separate work. (No copy of this work survives, but see Remains of Edmund Grindal, ed. William Nicholson [Parker Society, 1843], p. 223 and John Strype, Memorials of Thomas Cranmer, 2vols. [Oxford, 1840], II, pp. 515-16). He also printed his Latin translation of Philpot's examinations in the Rerum (pp. 543-631). There was also a note in the Rerum giving a sketch of Philpot's life (p. 631). These materials were reprinted in the 1563 edition. In this edition, Foxe also added two letters of Philpot's which Bonner had intercepted (Foxe must have obtained these from Bonner's records) and a petition which Philpot had sent to the queen. He also added an account of Philpot's condemnation and martyrdom, apparently based on eyewitness accounts. Foxe also added a prayer which Philpot said at the stake. This account was substantially unchanged in future editions.

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MarginaliaDecember 20. MarginaliaThe history of M. Iohn Philpoy, Martyr.NExt followeth the constaunt Martyrdome of maister Iohn Philpot, of whom partly ye heard before in the beginning of queene Maries tyme, in prosecutyng the disputation of the Conuocation house, pag. 1571. MarginaliaIohn Philpot a Knightes sonne, student of law in New Colledge in Oxford.He was of a worshipfull house, a knightes sonne borne in Hāpshire, brought vp in the newe Colledge in Oxford, where he studied the Ciuill lawe, the space of sixe or seuen yeares, besides the studie of other liberall artes, especially of the tongues, wherein very forwardly he profited, namely in the knowledge of the Hebrue tongue. &c. In witte he was pregnant 

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Fertile, inventive.

and happie, of a singular courage, in spirite feruent, in religion zelous and also well practised, & exercised in the same (whiche is no small matter in a true Diuine) of nature and cōdition plaine and aperte, farre from all flatterie, farther from all hypocrisie, and deceitfull dissimulatiō. What his learnyng was, his owne examinations penned of his owne hande can declare.

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MarginaliaIohn Philpot went ouer to Italy.From Oxford, desirous to see other countreis, as occasion serued thereunto, he wente ouer into Italie, and places there aboutes, where he commyng vppon a

tyme from Venice to Padua, MarginaliaIohn Philpot in daunger by an Italiā fryer.was in daunger through a certain Franciscan Frier accompaniyng hym in his iourney, who commyng to Padua, sought to accuse hym of heresie. 

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The preceding biographical details were printed in the Rerum (p. 631). Most of them can be gleaned from Philpot's examinations.

MarginaliaThe returne of Iohn Philpot into England.At length retournyng to Englande his countrey againe, as the tyme ministred more boldenesse to hym, in the daies of Kyng Edward, he had diuers conflictes with Gardiner the Bishop, in the citie of Winchester, as appeareth by diuers of Winchesters letters, and his examinations. Whereof reade before page. 1301.

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After that, hauyng an aduouson 

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A living or benefice to which John Ponet as bishop of Winchester had the right of appointment.

by the saied Bishop, he was made there Archedeacon of Winchester, MarginaliaIohn Philpot Archdeacon of Winchester. vnder Doctor Ponet, MarginaliaThis D. Ponet Byshop of Winchester fled afterward into Germany, and there deceased. An. 1557. who then succeded Gardiner in that Bishopricke. Thus duryng the tyme of king Edward, he continued to no smal profite, of those parties thereabout. Whē that blessed Kyng was taken awaie, and Marie his sister came in place, whose studie was wholy bent, to alter the state of Religion, in the woful Realme of Englande: firste she caused a Conuocation of the Prelates, and learned men to bee congregate, to the accomplishement of her desire.

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In the whiche Conuocation Maister Philpot beyng present, accordyng to his roume 

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Place, position.

and degree, with a fewe other, susteined the cause of the Gospell manfully against the aduersary part (as is aboue recited) for the whiche cause, notwithstandyng the libertie of the house promised before, he was called to accompte before Bishop Gardiner the Chauncellour, then being his ordinarie, by whom he was firste examined, although that examination came not yet to our handes. MarginaliaIohn Philpot sent from Gardiner, to Boner.From thence again he was remoued to Boner, and other Commissioners, with whom he had diuers & sondrie conflictes, as in his examination here followyng maie appeare.

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¶ The first examination of Iohn Philot, before the Queenes Commissioners, M. Chomley, M. Roper, and doctor Storie, and one of the Scribes of the Arches, 
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A scribe from the consistory court of the province of Canterbury.

at Newgate Sessions hall. 2. Octo. 1555.

MarginaliaThe first examinatiō of M. Philpot, before the commissioners.DOctor Story, before I was called into an inner Parler where they satte, came out into the hall where I was, to vewe me amōg other that there were, and passyng by me, said Ha maister Philpot, and in retournyng immediatly againe, staied against me, beholdyng me, MarginaliaD. Stories wordes to M. Philpot.and saiyng that I was well fedde in deede.

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Iohn Phil. If I be fat and in good likyng (Maister Doctor) it is no maruell, since I haue been stalled vp in prison this twelue monethes and a halfe, in a close corner. I am come to knowe your pleasure, wherefore you haue sent for me.

Storie. We heare that thou art a suspecte persone, & of hereticall opinions, & therfore we haue sent for thee.

Philpot. I haue been in prison thus long, only vpō the occasion of MarginaliaIohn Philpot imprisoned for the disputation in the Cōuocation house.disputation, made in the Conuocation house, & vpon suspect of setting forth the report therof. 

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This suspicion was justified; there is no doubt that John Philpot was the author of The trew report of the disputacyon had in the convocacyon hows at London (Emden: 1554), STC 19890. Significantly, Philpot does not actually deny his authorship of the work.

Storie. If thou wilte reuoke the same, and become an honest mā, thou shalt be set at libertie, and doe right well: or els thou shalte bee committed to the Bishop of London. How saiest thou, wilt thou reuoke it or no?

Philpot. I haue already aunswered in this behalfe to myne Ordinarie. 

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The bishop who had jurisdiction over an accused heretic because the accused resided in his diocese. In Philpot's case, this was Stephen Gardiner, the bishop of Winchester.

Storie. If thou aunswerest thus, whē thou commest before vs anon, thou shalte heare more of our myndes: and with this he went into the Parler, and I within a little while after, was called in.

The Scribe. Sir, what is your name?

Philpot. My name is Iohn Philpot. And so he intituled 

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my name.

Storie. This man was Archdeacon of Winchester of Doctor Ponettes presentment.

Philpot. I was Archdeacon in deede, but none of his presentmente, but by the vertue of a former aduouson giuen by my lorde Chauncellour that now is.

Storie. Ye maie bee sure that my Lorde Chauncellour, would not make any suche as he is, Archdeacon.

Roper. Come hether to me M. Philpot. We heare saie that you are out of the catholicke churche, & haue been a disturber of the same: out of the which who so is he cannot be the child of saluation. Wherefore if you will come in to þe same, you shalbe receiued & find fauor.

Philpo. I am come before your worshipful maistershippes at your appointment, vnderstandyng that you are Magistrates authorised by the Queenes maiestie, to whom I owe, and will doe my due obedience, to the vttermost. Wherfore I desire to knowe what cause I

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