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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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Fourthly, we beleue and confesse concernyng iustification, that as it commeth onelye from Goddes mercye throughe Christ, so it is perceiued and had of none which be of yeres of discretion, otherwyse thē by faith onely, which fayth is not an opinion, but a certayne persuasion wrought by the holy ghost in the mynde & heart of man, where throughe as the mynde is illumined, so the heart is soupled to submyt it selfe to the wyll of god vnfaynedly, and so sheweth forth an inherent ryghteousnesse, which is to be discerned in the article of iustification, from the ryghteousnesse whiche God endueth vs withall, in iustifying vs, although inseperablye they goe together. And this we do not for curiositie or contention sake, but for conscience sake, that it might be quiet, which it can neuer be, if we confound without distinctiō, forgeuenesse of synnes, and Christes iustice imputed to vs, with regeneration and inherent ryghteousnesse. By this we disalow Papisticall Doctrine of free wil, of workes of supererogation, of merites, of the necessitie of auricular Confession, and satisfaction to Godwardes.

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Fiftly, we confesse and beleue concernynge the exteriour seruice of God, that it ought to be according to the worde of God, and therfore in the congregation all thynges publike oughte to be done in suche a tongue as maye be moste to edifye, and not in latin, wher the people vnderstande not the same.

Sixthly, we confesse and beleue that God onely by Christe Iesus is to bee prayed vnto & called vppon, and therefore we disalowe inuocation or praier to Sainctes departed this life.

Seuenthly, we confesse and beleue, that as a man departeth this lyfe, so shall he be iudged in the last day generally, and in the meane season is entred eyther into the state of þe blessed for euer, or damned for euer, and therfore is either past all helpe, or els nedeth no help of any in this life, by reason whereof we affyrme Purgatorye, Masses of Scala cœli, Trentalles, and suche Suffrages as the popish churche doeth obtrude as necessarye, to be the doctrine of Antichrist.

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Eightly, we confesse and beleue the Sacramentes of Christe, which be Baptisme and the Lordes Supper, that they ought to bee minystred according to the institution of Christ, concerning the substantiall partes of them. And that they be no longer Sacramentes, then thei be had in vse, and vsed to the ende for þe which they wer instituted.

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And here we playnely confesse that the mutilation of the Lordes Supper, and the subtraction of one kinde from the laye people, is Antichristian.

And so is the doctryne of Transubstantiation of the Sacramentall bread and wine after the wordes of consecration as they be called.

Item, the adoration of the Sacramente, with honoure due vnto God, the reseruation, and confirmation of the same.

Item, the Massse to be a propitiatory sacryfice for the quick and dead, or a work that pleaseth god.

All these we confesse and beleue to be Antichristes doctrine, as is the inhibitiō of Maryage as vnlawfull to any state. And we doubte not by gods grace, but we shal be able to proue all our confessions heare to be most true by the veritye of gods worde, and consent of the Catholike church, whiche foloweth, and hath folowed the gouernaunce of goddes spirite, and the iudgement of his worde.

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And this through the Lordes helpe we wyll doe, eyther in disputation by worde, before the Queenes highnesse, and her Counsayle, either before the Parliamente houses, of whome we doubt not but to be indifferently heard, either with our pennes, whensoeuer we shalbe therto by them that haue autoritie requyred & commaunded: In the meane season as obedyente subiectes we shall behaue our selues towardes all that be in autoritie, and not cease to praye to god for them, that he woulde gouerne them all, generally, and particularly with the spirit of wisedome and grace. And so we heartely desire, and humbly praye all menne to doe, in no poynt consenting to any kynde of rebellion or sedition agaynst oure Soueraigne Ladye the Quenes highnesse, but where they cannot obey, but they muste disobey god, there to submitte themselues with all patience and humylitie to suffer as the wyll and pleasure of the higher powers shall adiudge: As we are ready throughe the goodnesse of the Lorde to suffer whatsoeuer they shall adiudge vs vnto, rather thē we wil consēt to any contrary doctrine thē thys we heare confesse, vnlesse we shalbe iustly conuinced therof, ether by writing or by word, before suche iudges as the Queenes highnes and her counsayle, or the Parliament houses: For the Vniuersities and Clergy haue cōdemned our causes already by the bigger, and not by the better part, withoute all disputation of the same. And therefore moste iustly we maye, and doe appeale from them to bee oure iudges in this veritie, except it may be in writynge, þt to all men the matter may appeare. The Lord of mercye endue vs all with the spirite of hys truthe and grace of perseuerance therein vnto the ende. Amen. The 8. of May. An. Do. 1554.

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Robert Menauen alias
Robert Ferrar.
Rowlande Taylor.
Iohn Philpot.
Iohn Bradforde.
Ioannes Wigorn &
Glouc. Episcopus, alias

Ioannes Hoper
Edwarde Crome.
Iohn Rogers
Laurentius Saunders.
Edmunde Lawrence.
I. P.
T. M.

☞ To these thinges aboue said, do I Myles Couerdale, late of Exon, consent and agree with these my afflicted brethren, being prysoners, with mine own hand.

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