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1. Preface to Rubric 2. The Rubric 3. Mary's First Moves 4. The Inhibition5. Bourne's Sermon 6. The True Report7. The Precept to Bonner 8. Anno 15549. From 'The Communication' to 'A Monition' 10. Bonner's Monition11. Mary's Articles for Bonner 12. The Articles 13. From Mary's Proclamation to the 'Stile'14. From the 'Stile' to the 'Communication' 15. The 'Communication' 16. How Thomas Cranmer ... 17. Cranmer18. Ridley 19. Latimer20. Harpsfield's Forme 21. 1563's Disputational Digest22. Political Events up to Suffolk's Death 23. Between Mantell and the Preacher's Declaration 24. The Declaration of Bradford et al 25. May 19 to August 1 26. August 1 - September 3 27. From Bonner's Mandate to Pole's Oration 28. Winchester's Sermon to Bonner's Visitation 29. Pole's Oration 30. From the Supplication to Gardiner's Sermon 31. From Gardiner's Sermon to 1555 32. From the Arrest of Rose to Hooper's Letter 33. Hooper's Answer and Letter 34. To the End of Book X 35. The Martyrdom of Rogers 36. The Martyrdom of Saunders 37. Saunders' Letters 38. Hooper's Martyrdom 39. Hooper's Letters 40. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 41. Becket's Image and other events 42. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 43. Bonner and Reconciliation 44. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 45. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 46. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White47. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 48. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 49. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 50. Judge Hales 51. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 52. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 53. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 54. The Letters of George Marsh 55. The Martyrdom of William Flower 56. Mary's False Pregnancy57. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 58. John Tooly 59. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]60. Censorship Proclamation 61. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 62. Letters of Haukes 63. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 64. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain65. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 66. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 67. Bradford's Letters 68. William Minge 69. The Martyrdom of John Bland 70. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 71. Sheterden's Letters 72. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 73. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 74. John Aleworth 75. Martyrdom of James Abbes 76. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 77. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 78. Richard Hooke 79. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 80. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 81. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 82. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 83. Martyrdom of William Haile 84. Examination of John Newman 85. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 86. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 87. William Andrew 88. William Allen 89. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 90. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 91. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 92. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 93. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 94. John and William Glover 95. Cornelius Bungey 96. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 97. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 98. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 99. Ridley's Letters 100. Life of Hugh Latimer 101. Latimer's Letters 102. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed103. More Letters of Ridley 104. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 105. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 106. William Wiseman 107. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 108. John Went 109. Isobel Foster 110. Joan Lashford 111. Five Canterbury Martyrs 112. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 113. Letters of Cranmer 114. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 115. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 116. William Tyms, et al 117. The Norfolk Supplication 118. Letters of Tyms 119. John Hullier's Execution120. John Hullier 121. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 122. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 123. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 124. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 125. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 126. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 127. Thomas Rede128. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 129. William Slech 130. Avington Read, et al 131. Wood and Miles 132. Adherall and Clement 133. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 134. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow135. Persecution in Lichfield 136. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 137. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 138. John Careless 139. Letters of John Careless 140. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 141. Guernsey Martyrdoms 142. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 143. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 144. Three Men of Bristol145. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 146. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 147. John Horne and a woman 148. Northampton Shoemaker 149. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 150. More Persecution at Lichfield 151. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife152. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent153. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury154. The 'Bloody Commission'155. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester156. Five Burnt at Smithfield157. Stephen Gratwick and others158. Edmund Allen and other martyrs159. Edmund Allen160. Alice Benden and other martyrs161. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs162. Ambrose163. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper164. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs165. John Thurston166. Thomas More167. George Eagles168. Richard Crashfield169. Fryer and George Eagles' sister170. John Kurde171. Cicelye Ormes172. Joyce Lewes173. Rafe Allerton and others174. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston175. Persecution at Lichfield176. Persecution at Chichester177. Thomas Spurdance178. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson179. John Rough and Margaret Mearing180. Cuthbert Simson181. William Nicholl182. Seaman, Carman and Hudson183. Three at Colchester184. A Royal Proclamation185. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs186. Richard Yeoman187. John Alcocke188. Alcocke's Epistles189. Thomas Benbridge190. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs191. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver192. Three at Bury193. The Final Five Martyrs194. William Living195. The King's Brief196. William Browne197. Some Persecuted at Suffolk198. Elizabeth Lawson199. Edward Grew200. The Persecuted of Norfolk201. The Persecuted of Essex202. Thomas Bryce203. The Persecuted in Kent204. The Persecuted in Coventry and the Exiles205. Thomas Parkinson206. The Scourged: Introduction207. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax208. Thomas Greene209. Bartlett Greene and Cotton210. Steven Cotton's Letter211. Scourging of John Milles212. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw213. Robert Williams214. Bonner's Beating of Boys215. A Beggar of Salisbury216. John Fetty217. James Harris218. Providences: Introduction219. The Miraculously Preserved220. Christenmas and Wattes221. Simon Grinaeus222. John Glover223. Dabney224. Alexander Wimshurst225. Bosom's wife226. The Delivery of Moyse227. Lady Knevet228. Crosman's wife229. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk230. Congregation of London231. Robert Cole232. Englishmen at Calais233. John Hunt and Richard White234. Punishments of Persecutors235. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth236. The Westminster Conference237. Nicholas Burton238. Another Martyrdom in Spain239. Baker and Burgate240. Burges and Hoker241. Justice Nine-Holes242. Back to the Appendix notes243. A Poor Woman of Exeter244. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material245. Priest's Wife of Exeter246. Gertrude Crockhey
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the sacramentes. This vertue and grace Chrisostome, after the phrase and maner of Iohn the Euangeliste, calleth Christes flesh.

Harps. But Christe perfourmed a greater matter. He caried vp and left behynd. You vnderstand not the comparison. The comparison is in this, that Elias left his mantell, but caried it not with him. Christ left his fleshe behinde him, and caried it with hym also.

True it is, and I my self did affirme no lesse before. Nowe where you seme to speake many thynges, in dede you bryng no new thynge of your owne at all. Let there be a comparison betwene grace and grace, and then Christ gaue the farre greater grace, when he did inserte or graffe vs into his fleshe.

Harps. If you will geue me leaue to aske you this question. If Chrisostome would haue ment so, that Christ left his body in the Eucharist, thinke you what playner wordes, or more euident could he haue vsed then these?

Rid. These thyngs be not of so great force as they beare a great shewe outwardlye. He myght also haue vsed grosser wordes if he had listed to haue vttered his mind so grosly. For he was an eloquent man: nowe he speaketh after the maner of other doctours, whiche of misticall matters speake mistically, and of Sacramentes sacramentally.

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Harps. The comparison lieth in this: that whiche was impossible to Elias, is possible to Christe.

Rid. I graunt. It was possible to Christe, whiche was to the other impossible. Helias left his cloak: Christ both left his flesh and toke it with him.

Harps. Helias left behind him, and could not take with hym: Christ both left behind him, & and also toke with hym. Except you will say: the comparison here made to be nothing.

Rid. He toke vp his flesh with him to heauen, and left here the communion of his fleshe in earth.

VVest. You vnderstād in the firste place his fleshe for very true fleshe: and in the seconde place for grace, and communion of his fleshe: & why do you not vnderstande it in the seconde place allso for his true flesh? I wyll make euident, how blockyshe & grosse your answer is.

Rid. These be tauntes and reproches, not beseming (as I thinke) the modestie of this schole.

MarginaliaThis that followes he vttered in English to the people. VVest. Elias left his cloake to his disciples: but the sonne of God, going vp to heauen, left his flesh. But Elias certainly lefte his cloake behynde, and Christe lykewyse his fleshe, and yet ascending he caried the same with hym to. By whiche wordes we make this reason.

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Christe left his flesh to his disciples, and yet for all that he toke the same vp with hym.

Ergo he is present here with vs.

Maister doctor aunswereth it after this fashion:

He caried his fleshe into heauen, and he left here the communion of his flesh behynd.

Assuredly the aunswere is to vnlearned.

Rid. I am glad you speake in Englishe. Surely I wyshe that all the whole worlde myght vnderstande your reasons and my answeres. Reliquit nobis carnem suam.

He left vs his fleshe.

This you vnderstande of his fleshe, and I vnderstonde the same of grace. He caried his flesh into heauen, and left behynde the cōmunion of his flesh vnto vs.

VVest. Iudges, what thinke you of this answere.?

Iudges. It is an answere to be laughed at, and a very fond aunswere. 

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The remark of one of the judges to one of Ridley's answers was changed from 'It is an answere to be laughed at, and a very fond aunswere' (1563, p. 968) to 'It is ridiculous and a very fond aunsweare' (1570, p. 1615; 1576, p. 1378; 1583, p. 1449). Possibly this is a variant version of what the judge said; possibly Foxe reworded this to make the narrative more dignified.

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Rid. Well, I take your wordes paciently for Christes cause.

West. Weston here citeth a place: Spargimur sanguine Christi. We are sprincled with the bloude of Christe.

Rid. Maister doctor, it is the same bloude, but yet spiritually receyued. And in deede all the Prophetes were spryncled with the same bloud, but yet spiritually I saye and by grace. And what soeuer they be that ar not spryncled with this bloud, they cannot be partakers of the euerlasting saluation.

MarginaliaThis he repeted in englishe to the people also.VVest. Here I bryng Bernard vnto you agayne. Euen from the West vnto the East, from the North vnto the southe, there is one and the selfe same Christ in many and diuerse places.

Rid. The aunswere is sone made, that one Christe is here and in diuerse places. For God according to his maiestie, according to his prouidence, as saint Austen sayeth, is euery wher with the godly, according to his indiuisible & vnspeakeable grace. Or els, if we should vnderstande Bernarde according to the corporal presence, how monstruouse or huge and giantlyke a body would you then make Christes body be, whiche should reche euen from Northe to South, from West to East.

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VVest. Nay nay, you make a monstruouse aunswere and an vnlearned.

MarginaliaHere they returne agayn into Latin.VVard. Before I come in with those reasons whiche I had purposed to bryng against you, I am mynded to come again to maister doctors argument, by whiche, you being brought into the briers, semed to doubt of Christes presence on the earth. To the proofe of that matter I wyll bryng nothing els, then that which was agreed vpō in the Cathechisme of the Synode of London, set out not long ago by you.

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Rid. Wete you well Sir, before you gooe any farther, that I did set out no Catechisme.

VVest. Yes, you made me subscribe to it whē you were a byshop in your ruff.

Rid. I compelled no man to subscribe.

VVarde. Yes by roode, you are the very autor of that heresy.

Rid. I put fourth no Cathechisme.

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