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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Edwin Sandys

(1519? - 1588)

Bishop of Worcester (1559 - 1570); London. Elizabethan archbishop of York (DNB)

Supporter of Northumberland and Lady Jane Grey. Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge rather than Chancellor as Foxe has him.

Edwin Sandys was put in the Tower with Northumberland 25 July 1553 (1570, p. 1634; 1576, p. 1394; 1583, p. 1465).

Bland was schoolmaster to Sandys, bishop of Worcester. 1563, p. 1218, 1570, p. 1843, 1576, p. 1577, 1583, p. 1665.

A letter from Ridley and his fellow prisoners to Bradford and his fellow prisoners in the King's Bench in 1554 stated that Ridley longed to hear of Father Crome, Doctor Sandys, Masters Saunders, Veron, Beacon and Rogers. 1563, p. 1294, 1570, p. 1896, 1576, p. 1624, 1583, p. 1724.

Northumberland sent for Sandys, Parker, Bill and Leaver to have supper with him. 1583, p. 2086.

Parker and Sandys were made bishops. 1583, p. 2086.

John Gates was made a deacon. Sandys was expected to preach. Foxe records Sandys' actions the night before he preached. 1583, p. 2086.

During Sandys' sermon, he was handed a mass book and grail, which Sir George Haward had taken in Master Hurlestone's house, where Lady Grey had previously attended mass. 1583, p. 2086.

As Sandys was delivering his sermon, Adams, one of the beadles, came weeping to Leaver to tell him that Mary had been proclaimed queen and the duke's plans thwarted. 1583, p. 2086.

Northumberland and others requested Sandys to put his sermon in writing and appointed Leaver to take it to London to have it printed. 1583, p. 2086.

Sandys required a day and a half to write out his sermon. 1583, p. 2086.

Sandys gave the written copy of his sermon to Layfield. 1583, p. 2087.

Leaver went to dinner at the house of More (a beadle and a great friend of his). 1583, p. 2087.

Mistress More toasted Sandys at dinner, saying that it was the last time she would see him. She died before Sandys returned from Germany. 1583, p. 2087.

Northumberland retired to Cambridge and asked Sandys to go to the market place with him to proclaim Mary. 1583, p. 2087.

Northumberland wept at the proclamation. 1583, p. 2087.

Northumberland was arrested. 1583, p. 2087.

John Gates sharply rebuked the guards who looked to take Sandys. 1583, p. 2087.

Gates advised Sandys to walk in the fields. 1583, p. 2087.

University officials organised the taking of the statute book, keys and various things from Sandys' lodgings by Mouse and Hatcher. 1583, p. 2087.

As Sandys took his seat in the university, Mitch conspired to have him seized from his chair but Sandys began his oration to justify his sermon. 1583, p. 2087.

Mitch and twenty followers came to drag Sandys from his seat. 1583, p. 2087.

Dr Bill and Dr Blith persuaded Sandys not to use his dagger against his attackers. 1583, p. 2087.

Sandys was able to finish his oration. 1583, p. 2087.

Master Jerningham and Thomas Mildmay took Sandys to prison. 1583, p. 2087.

Mildmay said that he marvelled at what Sandys had said the day before his arrest. 1583, p. 2087.

Huddlestone took one of Sandys' geldings. 1583, p. 2087.

Sandys was taken in procession to the Tower. 1583, p. 2087.

Sandys, having spent three weeks in a bad prison, was imprisoned in the nun's bower with John Bradford. 1583, p. 2087.

Mitchell spoke with Sandys in prison. 1583, p. 2087.

John Bowler was keeper to Sandys, Bradford and Saunders. 1583, p. 2087.

Bowler was kind to Sandys and received the sacrament from him with Bradford. 1583, p. 2087.

Norfolk sent arms against Wyatt. 1583, p. 2087.

Bradford was imprisoned with Cranmer and Ridley, while Sandys and others were removed to the Marshalsea. 1583, p. 2087.

Thomas Way, the keeper of the Marshalsea, appointed a man to every prisoner he moved. He conversed with Sandys as he was being transferred. 1583, p. 2088.

Way trusted Sandys to meet with Bradford in the fields and later return to prison. 1583, p. 2088.

Thomas Way would not let Sir Thomas Holcroft's servant put fetters on Sandys. 1583, p. 2088.

Way allowed Saunder in to see Sandys, and Sandys' daughter also. 1583, p. 2088.

When Wyatt came to Southwark he sent two men to speak with Sandys in the Marshalsea, and they offered to open the gates of the prison for him. Sandys said he would not be assisted unless it was God's will. 1583, p. 2088.

After nine weeks' imprisonment in the Marshalsea, Holcroft allowed Sandys to be set free. 1583, p. 2088.

Holcroft petitioned Gardiner for Sandys' release. 1583, p. 2088.

Holcroft attended the queen with Sandys' remission. 1583, p. 2088.

Mary, Winchester and Holcroft signed Sandys' release papers. 1583, p. 2088.

Holcroft met with two gentleman friends of Sandys and offered to be bound in surety for him. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys said that he wished to go abroad, which did not please Holcroft. 1583, p. 2088.

Holcroft told Sandys that his cousin, Sir Edward Bray, would receive him and his wife and that he must be patient. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys bade farewell to Saunders and his other fellow prisoners, and later talked with Bradford and Ferrar. 1583, p. 2088.

Watson and Christopherson told Winchester that he had set a heretic free. Winchester then sent men to apprehend Sandys. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys went to the house of Master Bartley (a stranger who had been imprisoned with Sandys for some time). 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys went to the home of Hurlestone (a skinner) in Cornhill. Hurlestone had his man Quinting provide two geldings for Sandys to ride to his father-in-law's house in Essex, where his wife was. 1583, p. 2088.

Benjamin (a tailor and constable of the town) and Mrs. Hurlstone told Sandys not to be afraid of those who were looking for him. 1583, p. 2088.

Benjamin told Sandys that the constable who arrested Sandys would receive £5. 1583, p. 2088.

Benjamin told Sandys of his plot to help him escape, as his persecutors knew of his plans. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys removed to the house of a farmer, near the sea, and then on to that of James Mower, a shipbuilder, who lived in Milton Shore. He spent two nights there and gave an exhortation to 40-50 mariners there. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys met with Master Isaac of Kent, who sent his eldest son with Sandys. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys and Coxe made their escape on board Cockrel's ship. 1583, p. 2088.

They arrived in Antwerp and went to dine with Master Locke. 1583, p. 2088.

While Sandys was at dinner, his kinsman George Gilpin, secretary to the English House, came in and warned Sandys that he was under instruction from King Philip to find and seize him. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys and his retinue fled to Ausburg and then on to Strasburg. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys was in Strasbourg for one year before his wife joined him. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys' wife was with him for nine months and then was taken ill and died of a consumption. 1583, p. 2088.

After the death of Sandys' wife, Master Sampson, a man skillful in Hebrew, went to Emanuel College, Cambridge. Grindal went into the country to learn Dutch. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys remained in Strasbourg, sustained by Master Isaac, who gave him many gifts and 100 marks, which Sandys was later able to return to him. 1583, p. 2088.

After the death of his wife, Sandys went to stay with Peter Martyr in Zurich for five weeks. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys was at dinner with Martyr when they learned of the news of Mary's death. 1583, p. 2088.

Martyr and Jarret rejoiced at the news of Mary's death. 1583, p. 2088.

Sandys ate with Bullinger and others before returning to Strasburg. 1583, p. 2088.

Grindal and Sandys arrived in London on the day of Elizabeth's coronation. 1583, p. 2088.

Foxe refers to his installation as bishop of Worcester after Elizabeth's accession. 1583, p. 2128.

[He is also referred to by Foxe as 'Sanders' and 'D. Sandes'.]

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John Dudley

(1502? - 1553)

Duke of Northumberland (1551 - 1553). Eldest son of Edmund Dudley, councillor to Henry VIII, and Elizabeth Grey. [DNB]

John Dudley, the duke of Northumberland, brought about the death of the duke of Somerset because Somerset blocked his ambitions. His execution under Mary is described as a providential punishment for this crime; as Northumberland was being led to the Tower, a woman waved a handkerchief at him which was splattered with Somerset's blood. Rerum, p. 214.

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Foxe strongly implies that Northumberland poisoned Edward VI. Rerum, p. 214.

Sir Ralph Fane was executed (only) because he had angered Northumberland. Rerum, p. 214.

Foxe comments darkly that the workings of Jane Grey's marriage to Guildford Dudley and of Edward VI's death were mysterious. Rerum, p. 232.

[NB: All of the above references to Dudley, quoted from the Rerum, were never printed in the Actes and Monuments.]

Northumberland sent a letter to Thomas Cranmer, dated 23 July 1550, asking that John Hooper be consecrated without having to swear the customary oath. 1570, p. 1676; 1576, p. 1403 [recte 1430], 1583, p. 1504.

He was sent by the privy council to take the field against Princess Mary (1563, p. 901; 1570, p. 1568; 1576, p. 1337; and 1583, p. 1407; cf. Rerum, p. 233).

He was a signatory to a letter from the privy council to Princess Mary, dated 9 July 1553, stating that she was illegitimate and that Jane Grey was Edward VI's true heir (1570, p. 1568; 1576, p. 1337; 1583, pp. 1406-7).

He fatally delayed in attacking Mary, allowing her to gather support (1570, p. 1569; 1576, p. 1338; and 1583, p. 1407).

Northumberland, abandoned by his supporters, was captured at Cambridge (1563, p. 902: 1570, p. 1569; 1576, p. 1338; and 1583, p. 1407).

Foxe repeats his statement that Northumberland was apprehended and brought to the Tower by Henry Fitzalan, the earl of Arundel, on 15 July 1553 (1570, p. 1634; 1576, p. 1394; 1583, p. 1465).

He was arraigned and condemned of treason on 18 August 1553, the duke of Norfolk presiding over the trial (1570, p. 1634; 1576, p. 1394; 1583, p. 1465).

He heard mass within the Tower and received the sacrament there in one kind (1570, p. 1634; 1576, p. 1395; 1583, p. 1465).

He was condemned to death and recanted and attended mass in the hope of a pardon; his recantation was documented widely by the catholics (1563, p. 902; 1570, p. 1569; 1576, p. 1338; and 1583, p. 1407-8).

[NB: Foxe ameliorates this slightly in 1570 et seq. by stating that Dudley was definitely offered a pardon. In 1563, Foxe was uncertain about this.]

The dukes of Northumberland and Suffolk were executed for their support of Lady Jane Grey. 1563, p. 1474 [recte 1472], 1570, p. 2046, 1576, p. 1764, 1583, p. 1871.

Thomas Cranmer was accused of conspiring with John Dudley, duke of Northumberland. 1563, p. 1483, 1570, p. 2058, 1576, p. 1755, 1583, p. 1881.

Northumberland was executed (1563, p. 902; 1570, p. 1569; 1576, p. 1338; 1583, p. 1408).

Northumberland was beheaded on 22 August 1553 on Tower Hill (1570, p. 1634; 1576, p. 1395; 1583, p. 1464).

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Lady Jane Grey

(1537 - 1554) (DNB)

Eldest surviving daughter of Henry Grey, marquis of Dorset and later duke of Suffolk. [DNB]

Foxe states that at his death, Edward VI bequeathed the throne to Lady Jane. 1563, p. 1471, 1570, p. 2045, 1576, p. 1764, 1583, p. 1870.

Jane Grey was named by Edward VI as his heir and proclaimed queen (1563, p. 901; 1570, p. 1567; 1576, p. 1336; 1583, p. 1406).

She was compared favorably to Edward VI in learning; she was also compared to Aspasia, Sempronia and the mother of the Gracchi (1563, p. 901; 1570, p. 1576; 1576, p. 1336; and 1583, p. 1406).

Cranmer refused to swear allegience to Lady Jane. 1563, p. 1471, 1570, pp. 2045-46, 1576, p. 1764, 1583, p. 1870.

The dukes of Northumberland and Suffolk were executed for their support of Lady Jane. 1563, p. 1474 [recte 1472], 1570, p. 2046, 1576, p. 1764, 1583, p. 1871.

She was imprisoned in the Tower for nearly five months after Mary became queen (1563, p. 902; 1570, p. 1569; 1576, p. 1338; 1583, p. 1407).

Jane Grey's writings and letters (1563, pp. 917-22; 1570, pp. 1580-84; 1576, pp. 1348-52; 1583, pp. 1420-22).

Jane was executed 12 February 1554 (1563, p 823; 1570, p. 1584; 1576, p. 1352; 1583, p. 1422).

Lady Jane and her husband were beheaded. 1563, p. 1474 [recte 1472], 1570, p. 2046, 1576, p. 1764, 1583, p. 1871.

Jane Grey's words at her execution and a description of her execution are in 1563, p. 919; 1570, p. 1584; 1576, p. 1352; and 1583, p. 1422.

Latin verses written by Jane Grey are in 1563, p. 922; 1570, p. 1584; 1576, p. 1352; and 1583, pp. 1422-23).

Latin verses commemorating Jane Grey (by John Parkhust, John Foxe and Laurence Humphrey) are in 1563, pp. 923; 1570, pp. 1584-85; 1576, p. 1352; and 1583, p. 1423.

Foxe refers to Lady Jane Grey's marriage to Sir Guildford Dudley. 1583, p. 2128.

Lady Anne Wharton curtsied to a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jane Grey rebuked her for it. 1563, p. 1730, 1576, p. 1990, 1583, p. 2128.

[Also referred to as 'Jane Dudley']

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Matthew Parker

(1504 - 1575)

DD (1538) Archbishop of Canterbury (1559 - 1575). (DNB)

Matthew Parker preached honourably at the death of Bucer. 1563, p. 1559., 1570, p. 2153, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1968.

Matthew Parker, Edmund Grindall and Richard Goodrick requested that the body of Peter Martyr's wife be buried honourably. 1563, p. 1559., 1570, p. 2153, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1968.

Elizabeth replaced Cardinal Pole with Parker as archbishop of Canterbury. 1583, p. 2124.

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Cambridge (Grantbridge)

[Cambrige; Grantbrige; Grantebryge]

OS grid ref: TL 465 585

County town of Cambridgeshire and university town

2110 [2086]

Q. Mary. Gods prouidence in preseruing D. Sandes in Queene Maries dayes.

MarginaliaAnno 1558.Of whom after long disputations priuately to and fro before this time had betwixt vs, at length I haue heard by them a cōtrary doctrine, which I neuer before had heard, and therefore must confesse myne owne ignoraunce in the same. For (quoth I) after I had inforced these men here present (meaning the Bishops two Chapleynes) to confesse Iesus Christes naturall body with his full complete members in the due order and proportiō of a perfect mans body to be present at the right hand of God the father, and that wtout returne from thence vntill the last iudgement, and also that after the woordes pronounced by thePriest, there remaineth no such grosse presence of flesh, bloude, bones, heare, and nailes, as was wont to be preached, but that after I had demaunded of them what maner of body they affirmed to be present, they saide: A body inuisible by the omnipotencie of Gods word, which neither can be felt nor sene, nor that hathe anye distinction of members, but such a body as occupieth no place, but is there, they know not how, necessity compelled me to confesse mine ignorāce in that behalfe: although in very deede they perceiued not my meaning therein, neither was it in my thoughte they should so doe. For by this their confession, and my silence, aferward I perceiued their horrible blasphemies.

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And me thought, in this I had well discharged at that time my conscience, in causing them in open audience to confesse the same, and so I graunted a presence, but not as they supposed.

For onely I sayd, that Christ after the worde pronounced, is present in the lawfull vse and right distribution of his holye Supper, which thing I neuer denied, nor anye godly man that euer I heard of. For (sayde I) Eusebius Emissenus, a man of singulare fame and learning, aboute 300. yeares after Christes Ascension, saieth: That the conuersion of the visible creatures of bread and wine into the body and bloude of Christ, is like vnto our conuersion in Baptisme, where nothing is outwardly chaunged, but al the chaunge is inwardly by the mightye woorking of the holy Ghoste, which fashioneth and frameth Christe in the heart and mind of man, as by the example of Peter preaching to the people. MarginaliaActes. 2.Actes 2. By which he so pierced theyr consciences, that they openly with most earnest repentāce confessed their sinnes, saying: Men & brethren, what shall we doe? Repent, and be baptized euery of you (said Peter) in the name of Iesus Christ: so that at this Sermon there were which turned vnto Christ, three thousand persones, in whome Christ was so fashioned and framed, as that he did dwell in euery one of them, and they in him: and after the like maner (sayd I) is Christ present in the lawfull vse and right distribution of his holy Supper, and not otherwise. For although I sayd, according to the truth, þt Christ dwelt in euery one of these persones rehearsed, yet meant I nothing lesse, then that he in them should haue a grosse, carnall, or fleshly dwelling.

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MarginaliaHow Christ is present in the Sacrament.And no more meant I (as knoweth God) hym carnally or naturally to be in the Sacrament, but according to the Scriptures, and my former protestation, that is, to the spirituall nourishment of all such as woorthelye come vnto that holy Supper, receiuing it according to his holy Institution.

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And thus I ended, whych the Papistes moste maliciously and sclaunderously named a recantation, whyche I neuer meant nor thought (as God knoweth).

Now after I had thus concluded my speache, the Bishop taking me by the hand, sayd: Father Rose, you may be a woorthy instrument in Gods church, and we will see to you at our comming home (for hee was aboute to take hys iourney in visitation of his Diocesse) and they feared much at this very time, least Queene Marie should haue miscaried in childe trauaile, which was looked for, beynge then accounted very greate with childe, so that they were not so fierce as they had bene, and doubted very muche of some sturre, if I shoulde haue suffered, and therefore were glad to be rid of me, so that by any colourable meanes for theyr owne discharge it might be: so that the night folowing I was onely committed to mine olde lodging.

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On the morowe when the Bishop was ready to ride forth in visitation, he called me before him, and perceiuing that sir William Woodhouse did beare me great fauoure, sayde, he was sorie for me and my expenses, and therefore wished that I were somewhere, where I might spend no more money, till his retourne. Why my Lord (quoth Syr William Woodhouse) he shall haue meate and drinke, and lodging with me, til your returne againe, seeing you now breake vp house, and hereuppon I went hom wyth Syr William that good Knight, who most gently entertained me, and I had great libertie. MarginaliaPopish Priestes loue to blase abroad lyes.Vppon thys the Papisticall priestes of the Colledge of Christes Church in Norwich, for that they sawe me at libertye in Sir Williams absence

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(who also was then from home a fortnighte) blased it abroade, that sir William was bounden for me in body and lands. At his comming home therfore I asked sir William if he were so bounden for me: and he denied it. Then sayd I: syr, but for the reuerence I beare to you, I might haue ben an hundred miles from you ere this. But I trust now sir, seeing you be not bounden for me, I may go visite my frends. Go where you wil, said sir William, for (quoth he) I tolde the bishop I would not be his gailer, but promised onely meate, drinke and lodging for you. Shortly after, vppon the deuise of some friendes, I was closely conueyed to a friendes house, where almost a moneth I was secretly kept, til rumours were ouer. For at the Bishops returne, searching was for mee, in so muche as all houses where it was knowen I had bene acquainted, were searched, and the shippes at Yarmouth.

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At the length the Bishop sent to a Coniurer, to know of him which way I was gone, and he answeared, that I was gone ouer a water, and in the keeping of a woman. And in very deede I was passed ouer a small water, and was hid by a blessed woman and godly widowe (whiche liued in a poore cottage) the space of iij. weekes, till all the great heate was ouer.

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Then was I conueyed to London, and from thence passed ouer the seas, where I liued till the death of Quene Marie, and that it pleased GOD for the comforte of his Churche, and restoring of all poore exiles and prisonners for his names sake, to blesse thys Realme, wyth the gouernement of our noble Queene, whome God to the glory of his owne name, and the defence of his Churche, according to his good will and pleasure long preserue and continue ouer vs. Amen.

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A briefe discourse concernyng the troubles and happy deliueraunce of the Reuerend Father in God, Doct. Sandes, first Bish. of Worcester, next of London, and now Archb. of Yorke.

KIng Edward died, the world being vnworthie of hym, the Duke of Northumberland came downe to Cambridge with an armie of men, hauyng Commission to proclaime Lady Iane Queene, and by power to suppresse Lady Mary, who tooke vpon her that dignitie, and was proclaimed Queene in Northfolke. The Duke sent for D. Sandes being Vicechancellor, for D. Parker, for D. Bill, and M. Leauer, to suppe with hym. Amongst other speaches he sayd: Maisters, pray for vs that we speede well, if not, you shall be made Bishops, and we Deacons. And euen so it came to passe, D. Parker, and D. Sandes were made Bishops, and he and Sir Iohn Gates, who was then at the Table, were made Deacons ere it was long after, on theTower hill. D. Sandes beyng Vicechancellor, was required to preach on the morrow. The warning was short for such an Auditorie, and to speake of such a matter: yet hee refused not the thing, but went into his chamber, & so to bed. He rose at 3. of the clocke in the mornyng, tooke his Bible in his hand, and after that hee had prayed a good space, he shut his eyes, and holding his Bible before hym, earnestly prayed to God that it might fall open where a most fit text should be for hym to intreat of. The Bible as God would haue it, fell open vpon the first chapter of Iosua, where he found so conuenient a piece of Scripture for that tyme, that the lyke he coulde not haue chosen in all the Bible. His texte was thus: Responderuntʠ: ad Iosue atque dixerunt, 

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Dr. Edwin Sandys, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, quoting from Joshua. 1. 16-18.
Foxe text Latin

Responderuntque ad Iosue atque dixerunt, Omnia quae precepisti nobis faciemus, & quocunque miseris ibimus: sicut obediuimus in cunctis Mosi ita obediemus & tibi, tantum sit dominus Deus tuus tecum sicut fuit cum Mose, qui contradixerit ori tuo, & non obedierit cunctis sermonibus quos preceperis ei, moriatur: tu tantum comfortare & viriliter age.

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Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Cattley-Pratt 1877)

And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us we will go. According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the Lord thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

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Actual text of Joshua. 1. 16-18 (Vulgate)

responderuntque ad Iosue atque dixerunt omnia quae praecepisti nobis faciemus et quocumque miseris ibimus: sicut oboedivimus in cunctis Mosi ita oboediemus et tibi tantum sit Dominus Deus tecum sicut fuit cum Mose: qui contradixerit ori tuo et non oboedierit cunctis sermonibus quos praeceperis ei moriatur tu tantum confortare et viriliter age.

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[Accurate citation, apart from Foxe'sIosuaein place of the Vulgatead Iosue]

Omnia quæ precepisti nobis faciemus, & quocunque miseris ibimus: sicut obediuimus in cūctis Mosi ita obediemus & tibi, tantum sit dominus Deus tuus tecum sicut fuit cum Mose, qui contradixerit ori tuo, & non obedierit cunctis sermonibus quos preceperis ei, moriatur: tu tantum comfortare & viriliter age.  
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"And they answered Joshua, saying. All that thou commandest us we will do, and whither soever thou sendest us we will go. According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the Lord thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage." - ED.

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Who shall consider what was concluded by such as named themselues by the state, and withall, the Auditorie, the tyme, and other circumstāces, he shall easily see that this text most fitly serued for the purpose. And as God gaue the text, so gaue he hym suche order and vtterance, as pulled many teares out of the eye of the biggest of them.

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In the tyme of his Sermon one of the Gard lift vp to hym into the Pulpit a Masse booke and a Graile, whiche sir George Haward with certaine of the Gard had taken that night in M. Hurlestons house where lady mary had bene a little before, and there had Masse. The Duke with the rest of the nobilitie, required Doct. Sandes to put hys sermon in writyng, and appointed M. Leauer to goe to London with it, and to put it in print. D. Sandes requi-

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