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. Edmund Allen10. Alice Benden and other martyrs11. Examinations of Matthew Plaise12. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs13. Ambrose14. Richard Lush15. 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. The Final Five Martyrs49. John Hunt and Richard White50. John Fetty51. Nicholas Burton52. John Fronton53. Another Martyrdom in Spain54. Baker and Burgate55. Burges and Hoker56. The Scourged: Introduction57. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax58. Thomas Greene59. Bartlett Greene and Cotton60. Steven Cotton's Letter61. James Harris62. Robert Williams63. Bonner's Beating of Boys64. A Beggar of Salisbury65. Providences: Introduction66. The Miraculously Preserved67. William Living68. Edward Grew69. William Browne70. Elizabeth Young71. Elizabeth Lawson72. Christenmas and Wattes73. John Glover74. Dabney75. Alexander Wimshurst76. Bosom's wife77. Lady Knevet78. John Davis79. Mistress Roberts80. 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. Thomas Rose99. Troubles of Sandes100. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers101. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth102. The Unprosperous Queen Mary103. Punishments of Persecutors104. Foreign Examples105. A Letter to Henry II of France106. The Death of Henry II and others107. Justice Nine-Holes108. John Whiteman109. Admonition to the Reader110. Hales' Oration111. The Westminster Conference112. Appendix notes113. Ridley's Treatise114. Back to the Appendix notes115. Thomas Hitton116. John Melvyn's Letter117. Alcocke's Epistles118. Cautions to the Reader119. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material120. Priest's Wife of Exeter121. Snel122. Laremouth123. William Hunter's Letter124. Doctor Story125. The French Massacre
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Alexander Hosman

(d. 1557)

Servant to William Mainard. Martyr. Of Rotherfield, Sussex. (Fines)

Alexander Hosman was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

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Dennis Burgis

(d. 1557)

Martyr. Of unknown occupation. Of Buxted.

Burgis was accused and examined by Christopherson, Richard Briesly, Robert Tailor, Thomas Paccard, Anthony Clarke, and Alban Langdale. He was condemned and martyred at Chichester. 1563, p. 1634, 1570, p. 2220, 1576, p. 1815, 1583, p. 2023.

He was burned at Lewes, 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

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George Stevens

(d. 1557)

Martyr. Of unknown occupation and origin.

George Stevens was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

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James Morice

(d. 1557)


He was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

[Son of Margery Morice.]

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A Welshman. Guard.

One day in July [year not filled in in text], a Welshman called Lewes (described as one of the guard) entered the shop where Wilmot was apprentice. Lewes was asked what the news at court was, to which he responded that Crome had appeared before the council and was to appear at Paul's Cross. 1563, p. 1682, 1570, p. 2060, 1576, p. 1951, 1583, p. 2058.

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Wilmot told Lewes that he was sorry to hear the news of Dr Crome. 1563, p. 1682, 1570, p. 2060, 1576, p. 1951, 1583, p. 2058.

Lewes told Wilmot that there had been troubles since the Bible was translated into English, that Crome was a heretic and then falsely accused Cromwell of biblical translation. 1563, p. 1682, 1570, p. 2060, 1576, p. 1952, 1583, p. 2058.

Foxe recounts Wilmot's conversation with Lewes. 1563, p. 1683, 1570, p. 2060, 1576, p. 1952, 1583, p. 2058.

Wilmot told Lewes that Crome preached nothing but the truth. 1563, p. 1683, 1570, p. 2060, 1576, p. 1952, 1583, p. 2058.

A young servant of Daubney spoke to Lewes about what he had heard about the charges against Thomas Fairfax and Richard Wilmot. 1563, p. 1685, 1570, p. 2260, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

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Margery Morris

(d. 1557)


Margery Morris was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

[Mother of James Morice.]

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Mrs Ashdon


Martyr. Of unknown origin.

Mrs Ashdon was burned at Lewes, 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

[Possibly related to John Ashdon.]

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Mrs Grove

(d. 1557)

Martyr. Of unknown origin.

Mrs Grove was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

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Richard Woodman

(at least 1524 - 1557)

Ironmaker. Martyr. Of Warbleton, Sussex. Imprisoned with John Philpot.

Woodman is mentioned by Story at Philpot's first examination as a 'fellow' of Philpot, loving scripture. 1563, p. 1390; 1570, p. 1962; 1576, p. 1689; 1583, p. 1796.

Woodman was apprehended for challenging Fairebank [once a married priest, of Warbleton] for preaching differently under Mary from what he had preached under Edward VI. 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, pp. 1983-84.

He was brought before John Ashbornham, Master Tonston, Master Culpepper, and Master Roberts [all JPs for Sussex] who sent him to the King's Bench. 1563, p. 1573, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

He remained in the King's Bench for over 18 months (from June 1557), from whence he was transferred by Story to Bonner's coalhouse, where he remained for one month before examination. 1563, p. 1573, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

He answered courageously at his examinations. 1563, p. 1573, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

He was released from Bonner on 18 December only to be re-apprehended, thanks to his father, brother, kinsfolk and friends. 1563, p. 1573, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

He remained in the coalhouse for another eight weeks. 1563, p. 1573, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

He was examined a further six times, making a total of 32 examinations before he was condemned. 1563, p. 1573, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Foxe records Woodman's account of his appearance before the sheriffs on 15 March 1556 and before the bishop of Chichester at Blackfriars, followed by his examinations. 1563, pp. 1574-76, 1570, pp. 2171-74, 1576, pp. 1875-77, 1583, pp. 1984-85.

Woodman's own brother delivered him to the authorities. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Woodman was married with children. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Woodman's neighbours were Cardillar and James Gage. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Gage and his men arrived at Woodman's house late at night to seize him, having already seized two of his children. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Woodman hid in a secret place in his house, after which his wife let the men who were searching for him enter. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Woodman was found. He tried to escape but fell into a hole and was captured by 'Parker the Wild'. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

John Fauconer berated Woodman, saying that he was no angel (an accusation had been made by parishioners that he had said he was an angel). 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Woodman's brother-in-law George Beching was worried that Woodman might have thought that he had betrayed him, but Woodman told him that he did not suspect him. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

A pewterer from Lewes turned against Woodman. 1563, p. 1574, 1570, p. 2171, 1576, p. 1875, 1583, p. 1984.

Woodman's first examination before Christopherson, Story, Cooke and others took place on 14 April 1557. 1563, pp. 1573-79, 1570, p. 2174-78, 1576, pp. 1877-81, 1583, pp. 1986-89.

After his first examination, Woodman was taken by the sheriffs to Cooke's house, from whence he was taken to the sheriff's prison in Southwark. 1563, pp. 1579-82, 1570, p. 2178, 1576, p. 1881, 1583, p. 1992.

Woodman's second examination before Christopherson and two of his chaplains, as well as Story, took place on 27 April 1557. 1563, pp. 1582-87, 1570, pp. 2178-82, 1576, pp. 1881-84, 1583, pp. 2089-92.

Woodman's third examination was before Alban Langdale and Master James Gage at Montague's house, beside St Mary Overy's, Southwark, on 12 May 1557. Gage, the sheriff, was also present. 1563, pp. 1582-87, 1570, p. 2182-88, 1576, pp. 1884-89, 1583, pp. 1992-97.

Woodman's fourth examination took place before White (Winchester), Griffith (Rochester), a certain doctor and others on 25 May 1557. 1563, pp. 1596-99, 1570, pp. 2188-90, 1576, pp. 1889-90, 1583, pp. 1997-99.

Woodman's fifth examination took place before Winchester, Nicholas Harpsfield, Langdale, a fat-headed priest, and many others at St Mary Overy's church on 15 June 1557. 1563, pp. 1599-1601, 1570, pp. 2190-92, 1576, pp. 1890-92, 1583, pp. 1999-2000.

The sixth and last examination of Woodman took place before Chichester, Roper, Nicholas Harpsfield, the fat priest, Winchester and others. 1563, 1599-1601, 1570, p. 2192-94, 1576, p. 1892-93, 1583, pp. 2000-02.

Woodman wrote a letter to Mistress Roberts of Hawkhurst. 1563, pp. 1571-72, 1570, pp. 2194-95, 1576, pp. 1893-95, 1583, pp. 2002-03.

He was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

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Thomasin a Wood

(d. 1557)

Maid to William Mainard. Martyr. Of unknown origin.

Thomasin Wood was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

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William Mainard

(d. 1557)

Martyr. Of unknown occupation and origin.

William Mainard was burned at Lewes on 22 June 1557. 1563, p. 1602, 1570, p. 2195, 1576, p. 1895, 1583, p. 2003.

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Lewes, Lewys
NGR: TQ 416 095

A borough, chiefly in the hundred and rape of Lewes, county of Sussex, of which it is the chief town. 7 miles north-east by east from Brighton. The borough comprises four parishes; St. Michael' s, which is a discharged rectory; St. Anne's and All Saints, which are the same; and St. John's under the Castle, which is a rectory. All are in the Archdeaconry of Lewes and Diocese of Chichester. The precinct of the castle is extra-parochial

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Scottish information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1846)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Queene Mary. The examination and answer of Mathew Plaise.

MarginaliaAnno 1556. Iune.Arch. Then he asked me, what was that he brake?

Auns. I sayd, that he tooke.

Arch. What was it that he did take?

Auns. I sayd the text sayth, he tooke bread.

Arch. Wel, then thou sayest it was but bread that his Disciples did eate, by thy reason.

Auns. Thus much I say: looke what hee gaue them, they did eate in deede.

Arch Why, then was not that his body that they did eate?

Auns. It was that which he brake.

Arch. Well sayd he, I perceiue thy meaning well inough, for thou doest thinke it is but breade still, and that hee was not able to make it his body.

Auns. That is your exposition vpon my minde.

Arch. Then saide he, what diddest thou receiue when thou diddest receiue last?

Auns. I sayde, I doe beleue, that I did eate Christes flesh, and drinke his bloud. For he saith: My flesh is meat in deede, and my bloud is drinke in deede.

Arch. Then he sayd, I had well aunsweared, thinking to haue had some aduauntage at my hand, and praied me to tell him, how I did eate his flesh and drinke his bloud.

Auns. Then I sayde, I must aunswer you by the woorde, Christ sayeth: He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my bloude, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Arch. Then he faced out the matter with Sophistrie, and sayde, I did eate Christe, as that Church was in his eye, with many such like mockes, but woulde not let me aunswere one woorde.

Commis. Then the Commissarie did aske mee, if I did not remember S. Paule, which did rebuke the Corinthes for theyr euill behauior, and because they made no difference of the Lordes body, and brought in to prooue hys matter, howe he called him selfe bread in the 6. of Iohn. So Paul sayth: MarginaliaFalse alleaging the Scriptures.So oft as ye eate of this breade (meaning Christes body) vnwoorthely, ye eate and drinke your owne damnation, because ye make no difference of the Lordes body. For thus sayeth Christ: The bread that I will geue you is my flesh. Now, it is no bread, but it is his flesh. And thus he alledged euery Scripture false to make vp the matter.

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Auns. Then I sayde, I did beleeue the woordes of Paule very wel, euen as he had spoken them. For thus he sayeth: He that eateth and drinketh vnwoorthely, eateth and drynketh hys owne damnation, because hee maketh no difference of the Lordes body.

Commis. What is the cause that he eateth his owne damnation?

Auns. I sayd, Saint Paule declareth it plainly wyth these woordes: If ye had iudged your selues, ye should not haue bene iudged of the Lord.

Arch. Then the Archdeacon sayde, he marueiled whye I would not say, that he called the breade hys bodye, seeing Cranmer, Ridley, and Latimer with many other, sayd he called it his bodye. MarginaliaThey sayd that Christ called it his body: but they sayd not, that it was his body.

Auns. I saide, you haue condemned them as heretickes, and you wold haue me say with them, because you wold kill me.

Arch. Then he saide: In that they said it was his bodye, they did say the truth.

Auns. I asked wherefore they were killed, seeing they sayd the truth?

Bishop. Then sayde the Byshop, that he had all theyr aunsweres, and that they did not beleue as they said. For they sayd, Christ called it his body, but it was not his naturall body: but thou shall answere me by and by, whether it be his body or not, or els I will anger thee.

Auns. Then I sayd: I had answeared him by the word already, and did beleeue it also: therefore if he did condemne me for that, my life was not deare vnto me, & I was sure he should not scape vnpunished: for God wil be reuenged vpon such murtherers.

Arch. Then the Archdeacon intreated mee to be ruled by him, & take mercy while it was offered: for if I were condemned, I must needes be burned. Yet he would not say but my soule might be saued: with many moe wordes, and desired me that I would beleue hym, for he would speake the truth, beginning how Christ fed fiue thousande wyth foure loaues, and how he turned þe water into wine: euen so Christ tooke breade and blest it, and when he had done, he brake it, and sayd: This is my body, and then he commāded them to eat it, and therfore it must nedes be his body.

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Auns. Then I desired him to speake the text right, or els I would not beleeue him.

Arch. Then he stoode vp and put off his cap, and thanked me for teaching of him, and sayde: I was a stubberne fellow, and tooke scorne to be taught.

Auns. I sayd, I ought to holde him accursed, if he taught doctrine contrary to Christ and his Apostles.

Arch. Then he asked me, whether I did beleue that Christ did geue that he tooke, or not?

Auns. I said, I do beleue as much as can be proued by the Scripture, and more I will not beleeue.

Arch. Then he began with Moyses rod, howe God commanded him to lay it down, and it was turned into a serpent. Seing that this was by Moyses being but a man, how much more Christ being both God & man tooke one thing, and gaue to his Disciples an other?

Ans. I said, his comparison was nothing like, MarginaliaComparison betweene turning Moyses rod and the bread into Christes body: not lyke.for Moyses rod when it was laid downe, he saw that it was tourned into a verye Serpent in deede, but in this Sacrament no mā can see neither qualitie nor yet quantitie to be chāged.

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Bish. Then sayd the Bishop, that mine opinion and Faith was like vnto the Capernaites.

Ans. MarginaliaThe opinion of the Papistes much lyke to the Capernaits.I sayd, theirs was more like theyr opiniō then mine.

Arch. The Archdeacon asked me, whether Christe tooke not one thing, and gaue an other?

Auns. I sayde, Looke what he brake, hee gaue vnto them, and bad them eate: and other answere I will make none, contrary to the woorde.

Arch. Then he sayd, he marueiled why I woulde not beleue them, seeing this learning had continued this fiftene hundred yeares: neither yet did saye, as other had before, howe Christ did call it his bodye.

Auns. Then I sayde, when Cranmer whyche was heere Byshop, was in authoritie, he sayde, that he did holde the truth, and commaunded vs to beleeue him, and hee hathe geuen his life for his opinion, and would you haue me to beleeue you, because you say, that you holde the truth? and that which makes me beleeue chiefly, is þe scripture, which I am sure is the truth in deede.

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Bish. The Bishop sayd, he hath spoken the truthe, & that I would not beleeue him.

Auns. I sayde, if he did not nowe speake the truthe, I was sure he had spoken the truthe, for hee had preached before, doctrine cleane contrary vnto this.

Then were the rest of my articles read: which I aunswered, and in euery article, we had vp this breaden god. And they sent for a candle light, & I thought they woulde haue condemned me, but God would not suffer their cruel hearts to haue theyr pleasure at that time: blessed be hys name for euermore. Amen.

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Arch. Then the Archdeacon was angry, & began to chide with me, because I woulde not desire a day of the byshop, and said: I was noughty stubberne felowe, and sayde, it had bene my duety to haue desired him to haue bene good to me, that I might haue a day.

Auns. Then I sayde: I haue spoken the truth, and therefore I would aske him no day, except he would geue me a day of his owne minde.

Commis. Then sayde the Commissarie: Doest thou not thinke that thou maiest be deceiued, seeing hee may be deceiued that hath gone to study all the daies of his life?

Auns. I saide, Yes, I mighte be deceiued in that I was a man: but I was sure Gods woord could not be deceiued.

Com. Then hee praied me to be content, and confesse that I might learne, and said, they would be glad to teach me.

Auns. And I sayde, I would be as glad to learne as any man. And thus they roase vp and went away, saying nothing.

What became of this Mathewe Plaise after, whether he died in prison, or was executed, or deliuered, I haue as yet no certaine knowledge.

The hystorie of ten godly Disciples, and Martyrs of Christ, burnt together in one fire at Lewes. An 1557. Iune 22. 
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Richard Woodman

Almost all of Foxe's narrative of the seven martyrs burned on 22 June 1557 is devoted to Woodman and almost all of the account of Woodman is based on the martyr's own writings. In the 1563 edition, Foxe printed Woodman's accounts of his six exaninations (apparently written for the benefit of Woodman's fellow believers). He also printed Woodman's letter to Mrs Roberts. In the 1570 edition, Foxe rearranged the material he had printed in his first edition. He also added Woodman's account of his capture and second arrest on 15 March 1556. There were no changes made to this account in subsequent editions.

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Foxe's account of Woodman does not make sense unless one understands the legal context of Woodman's two imprisonments. At the beginning of 1554, Woodman publicly 'admonished' the rector of Warbleton for backsliding from the protestant teachings he had professed during Edward VI's reign. Woodman was then arrested for violating a statute (1 Mary 2 c. 3) forbidding the harassment ofclergy while they were performing their duties (see 1563, p. 1599; 1570, pp. 2189-90, 1576, p. 1875 and 1583, pp. 1948-49). Woodman was brought before two quarter sessions and, in June 1554, sent to Bishop Bonner. This was a move of dubious legality, as Bonner had no conceivable jurisdiction over Woodman; nevertheless Woodman was imprisoned in the King's Bench until November 1555. Woodman was then imprisoned in Bonner's palace while the Bishop interrogated him. Woodman had been studying the law and he pointed out that the rector of Warbleton had been married and thus, under Marian law, he was not a legitimate clergyman when Woodman had publicly denounced him.

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This technicality secured Woodman's release on 18 December 1555. Woodman then returned to his native Sussex where he became an itinerant lay preacher. Woodman's activities created a local uproar and warrants were issued for his arrest. Woodman went into hiding and then fled overseas. After his second arrest, described in Foxe, Woodman insisted that he be tried by his ordinary, the bishop of Chichester. Unfortunately for the authorities, the bishop-designate of Chichester, John Christopherson, had not been consecrated and thus could not preside over Woodman's trial. Finally, the authorities found a way around this by having the cardinal use his legatine authority to appoint Nicholas Harpsfield, the archdeacon of Canterbury, as Woodman's ordinary. Woodman was then duly tried and executed.

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MarginaliaIune. 22.IN the towne of Lewes were ten faithfull seruauntes of God put in one fire, the xxij. day of Iune, whose names followe. Marginalia10. Godly Martyrs.

Rich. Woodman.
George Steuens.
W. Mainard.
Alexander Hosman his
Tomasin a Wood, Mai-
nards maide.
Margerie Moris.
Iames Moris her sonne.
Denys Burgis.
Ashdons wife.
Groues wife.

Of the which noumber Richard Woodman was the firste. Concerninge whose apprehension firste by hys enemies, and of hys deliueraunce oute of Byshoppe Bouers handes, then of hys second taking againe by the procurement of hys father, brother, kinsfolkes and frendes, also of hys sundrye examinations and couragious aunsweres before the Bishoppes, and lastly of his condemnation, and of his letters sent to his faithfull friendes, heere foloweth to be declared by his owne woords, and relation reported. MarginaliaThe lyfe & story of Richard Woodman.Which Rich. Woodman, by his occupation was

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