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. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Nicholas Hall45. Margery Polley46. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 47. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 48. John Aleworth 49. Martyrdom of James Abbes 50. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 51. Martyrdom of John Newman52. Richard Hooke 53. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 54. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 55. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 56. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 57. Martyrdom of William Haile 58. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 59. William Andrew 60. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 61. Samuel's Letters 62. William Allen 63. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 64. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 65. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 66. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 67. Cornelius Bungey 68. John and William Glover 69. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 70. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 71. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 72. Ridley's Letters 73. Life of Hugh Latimer 74. Latimer's Letters 75. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed76. More Letters of Ridley 77. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 78. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 79. William Wiseman 80. James Gore 81. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 82. Philpot's Letters 83. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 84. Letters of Thomas Wittle 85. Life of Bartlett Green 86. Letters of Bartlett Green 87. Thomas Browne 88. John Tudson 89. John Went 90. Isobel Foster 91. Joan Lashford 92. Five Canterbury Martyrs 93. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 94. Letters of Cranmer 95. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 96. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 97. William Tyms, et al 98. Letters of Tyms 99. The Norfolk Supplication 100. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 101. John Hullier 102. Hullier's Letters 103. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 104. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 105. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 106. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 107. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 108. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 109. Gregory Crow 110. William Slech 111. Avington Read, et al 112. Wood and Miles 113. Adherall and Clement 114. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 115. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow116. Persecution in Lichfield 117. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 118. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 119. Examinations of John Fortune120. John Careless 121. Letters of John Careless 122. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 123. Agnes Wardall 124. Peter Moone and his wife 125. Guernsey Martyrdoms 126. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 127. Martyrdom of Thomas More128. Examination of John Jackson129. Examination of John Newman 130. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 131. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 132. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 133. John Horne and a woman 134. William Dangerfield 135. Northampton Shoemaker 136. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 137. More Persecution at Lichfield
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John Macham

Sheriff of London (1555 -1556) with Thomas Leigh.

The sheriff (Macham) heard of the treatment of Philpot in prison and ordered Philpot's irons to be removed. 1563, p. 1443, 1570, p. 2001, 1576, p. 1998, 1583, p. 1830.

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Wittrence, the steward of the house, carried the manacled Philpot to prison. 1563, p. 1447, 1570, p. 2001, 1576, p. 1998, 1583, p. 1830.

1854 [1830]

Queene Mary. The Martyrdome of M. Iohn Philpot Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno 1555. Decemb.Then sayd Mayster Philpot, sir, what is your fees? he sayd, foure pound was his fees, Ah sayd mayster Philpot I haue not so muche: I am but a poore man, and I haue bene long in prison. What wilt thou geue me then, said Alexander? Syr (sayd he) I will geue you twenty shillings, and that I will send my man for, or elles I will lay my gowne to gage: for the time is not long (I am sure) that I shal be with you: for the bishop sayd vnto me that I shuld be soone dispatched.

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MarginaliaM. Philpot had into Limbo.Then sayd Alexander vnto him, what is that to me? & with that he departed from him, and commaunded hym to be had into Limbo, and so his commaundement was fulfilled: but before he could be taken from the blocke, þe clark would haue a grote.

Then one Wittrence, Steward of the house, took hym on his backe, 

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Philpot is so weighed down with chains, that a gaoler has to carry him to his cell.

and caryed him downe, hys manne knewe not whether. Wherfore mayster Philpot sayd to his man: go to maister Sheriffe and shew hym how I am vsed, and desire maister Sheriffe to be good vnto me. And so hys seruaunte went strayghtway, and tooke an honest manne with him.

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MarginaliaM. Macham Sheriffe, a good man, sendeth his Ring to take of M. Philpots yrons, and to restore the mans tokēs.And when they came to mayster Sheriffe (whiche was Maister Macham) and shewed him howe mayster Phil. was handled in Newgate. The Sheriffe hearyng this, tooke his ring of from his finger, and deliuered it vnto þt honest man whiche came with M. Philpots man, and bad him go vnto Alexander þe keeper, & cōmanded him to take of his irons, and to handle him more gentlye, and to geue his man again þt which he had taken from him. And when they came agayn to the sayd Alexāder, & told their message from the Sheriffe, Alexander tooke the ring, and said: Ah, I perceaue that mayster Sheriffe is a bearer with him, & all such heretickes as he is: therfore to morow I wil shew it to his betters: MarginaliaNote the spitefulnes of this keeper. Yet at x. of the clocke he went into Mayster Philpot where he lay, and tooke of his irons, MarginaliaM. Philpot with much adoe released of his yrons.& gaue him such things as he had taken before from hys seruant.

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MarginaliaDecember 17. M. Philpot warned by the Sherrifes to prepare him agaynst the next day to the fier.Vpon Tuesday at supper, being þe 17. day of December there came a messenger from the Sheriffes, and bad M. Philpot make him ready, for the next day he should suffer, and be burned at a stake with fire. M. Philpot aunswered and sayd, I am ready: God graunt me strength, and a ioyfull resurrection. And so he went vnto his chamber, and poured out his spirit vnto þe Lord God, geuing him most harty thankes that he of his mercy had made hym worthy to suffer for his truth.

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MarginaliaDecemb. 18.In the morning the Sheriffes came according to the order, about viii. of the clocke, and calleth for him, & he most

ioyfully came downe vnto them. And there his man dyd meete him, and sayd: A deare maister, farewell. His mayster sayd vnto him, serue God and he will helpe thee. MarginaliaM. Philpot brought to the place of Martyrdome.And so he went with the Sheriffes vnto the place of execution: and when he was entring into Smithfield, the way was foule, & two officers tooke him vp to beare him to þe stake. MarginaliaM. Philpots words going to the stake.Then he sayd merily, what? will you make me a Pope? I am content to goe to my iourneys end on foote. But first comming into Smithfield, he kneeled down there saying these wordes: I will pay my vowes in thee O Smithfield.

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And whē he was come to the place of suffering, he kissed the stake & saide: shall I disdayne to suffer at this stake seeing my redeemer did not refuse to suffer most vile death vpon the Crosse for me? MarginaliaM. Philpots prayers.And then with an obedient heart full meekely he sayd the Cvi. Cvii. and Cviii. Psalms: and when he had made an end of all hys prayers, he said to the officers: What haue you done for me? & euery one of thē declared what they had don: MarginaliaIohn Philpot geueth the Officers money.& he gaue to euery of thē mony.

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Then they bound hym vnto the stake, and set fire vnto that constant martyr: Who the xviii. day of December, in the middest of the fiery flames, yelded his soule into the handes of þe almighty God, and full like a lambe gaue vp his breath his body being consumed into ashes.

Thus hast thou (gentle reader) the lyfe and doyngs of this learned and worthy souldiour of þe Lord, Iohn Philpot: MarginaliaThe writinges & examinations of M. Iohn Philpot by the prouidēce of almighty God preserued.wt all his examinations that came to our handes: first penned and written with his owne hand, beyng meruaylously reserued from the sight and hands of hys enemies: who by all maner meanes sought not onely to stop hym from al writing, but also to spoyle and depriue him of that which he had written. For the which cause he was manye tymes stripped and searched in the prison of his keeper: but yet so happily these his writinges were conueyed and hid in places about him or els hys keepers eies so blinded that notwithstanding all this malicious purpose of the Bishops, they are yet remayning and come to light.

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A prayer to be sayd at the stake, of all them that God shall account worthy to suffer for his sake. 
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A copy of this prayer survies in Foxe's papers as ECL 261, fos. 17v-18v. In this manuscript this prayer is attributed to John Bradford.

MarginaliaA godly prayer to be sayd at the tyme of Martyrdome.MErcifull God and father, to whome oure sauiour Christ approched in his feare and neede by reason of death, & found comfort: Gracious God and most bounteous Christe on whome Stephen called in his extreeme neede, and receiued strength: Most benigne holy spirite, whiche in the middest of all Crosses and death, diddest comfort the Apostle S. Paule, with more consolations in Christ, then he felt sorowes and terrors, haue mercy

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The martirdome of maister Iohn Philpot Archdeacon, with the manner of his kneeling, and praying at the stake.

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The picture of Philpot's martyrdom stresses the Christ-like analogies of his prayers at the place of execution. Smithfield is saluted by the kneeling victim who went on to kiss the stake as analogous to the cross. He said three psalms and distributed money to the responsible officers. The man of letters is shown in a calm scene of prayer that preceded his fiery end, a moment that is reflected in the stillness of the standing spectators, two of whom are men earnestly praying with joined hands. The short description of the death is followed by a godly prayer to be said at the time of martyrdom, and in 1563 the woodcut headed 'The description of Mayster Philpot, knelyng and praying at the stake' was placed next the text of this 'prayer to be sayde at the stake'. Philpot's words in the banderole (in italic in 1563, thereafter in Roman) were renewed in each of the subsequent three editions.

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