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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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was wholy rauished with the loue of learning, but especially with the readyng of Gods worde, whereof he had somewhat tasted before. Wherefore he taried litle tyme at marchādise, but returned to Cābridge again to his study. There he begā to couple to the knowledge of the latin tonge, the study of the Grek tonge, wherein he profited in small tyme very much: Therewith also he ioyned the study of the Hebrew tonge. Then gaue he him selfe wholy to the studie of the holie scripture, to furnysh him self to the office of a preacher. In study he was diligent and painfull. In godly life he declared the fruites of a well exercised conscience. He prayed often and with great feruour, and in his prayers, as also at other tymes, he had his part of spirituall exercises, whiche his hartie sighing to God declared: In whiche when any special assault did come, by prayer he felte present relief: then was his companie maruelous comfortable. For as his exercises were special teachinges: so in the end they proued singular consolations. wherein he became so experte, that within short space he was able to comfort other whiche were in any affliction, by the consolation wherewith the Lord did comfort him. Thus continued he in the Vniuersitie, till he proceaded maister of Arte, and a long space after. In the beginning of kynge Edwardes reigne, when Gods true religion was begōne to be restored, after licence obteined, he began to preache, and was so well lyked of them whiche then had autoritie, that MarginaliaSaunders reader in the college of Fothringa.they appointed him to reade a diuinitie lecture in the Colleage at Fothringa. Where, by doctrine and life, he edified the godlie, drewe many ignoraunt to gods true knowledge, and stopped the mouth of aduersaries. He maried about that tyme, and in the maried estate led a life vnblameable before all men. MarginaliaSaunders after reader at LichfeldThe College of Fothringa beynge dissolued, he was placed to be Reader in the Minster at Lichefield: wher he so behaued him selfe in teaching and liuing, that the verye aduersaries did geue him a full reporte of greate learning and muche godlines. After a certain space he departed from Lichefield to a benefice in Lecester shyre, whereupō he delling, taught diligently, and kept a liberall house. From thence he was orderly called to take a benifice in the citie of London, named all Hallowes in Bread streate. Then mynded he to giue ouer his cure in the countrie: and therfore after he had taken possession of his benefice in Londō, he departed from London into the countrye, clerely to discharge hym selfe therof. And euen at that tyme did that broyle begynne, aboute that clayme that Queene Marie made to the crowne, by reason whereof he could not accomplyshe his purpose.

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In this trouble, and euen among the beginners of it (suche I meane as weare for the

Quene) he preached at Northamptō, nothing medling with the estate, 

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Foxe is concerned to show here that Saunders, while defiant, was neither disloyal or seditious.

MarginaliaThe cōstāt purpose of Saundersbut boldly vttered his conscience against Popyshe doctrine, and Antichristes damnable errors, whiche were lyke to sprynge vp agayne in Englande, as a iuste plague, for the litle loue whiche the Englyshe nation did beare to the blessed worde of God, whiche had beene so plentifully offred vnto them. The Quenes menne which were there, and heard hym, were hyghly displeased with hym for his Sermon, and for it, kept hym among them as prysoner. But partly for loue of his brethren, and frendes, whiche were chief doers for the Queene among them, 
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Edward Saunders, Laurence's elder brother, was the chief justice of the Queen's Bench in Mary's reign and had openly supported Mary against Jane Grey.

partly because there was no lawe broken by his preachyng, they dismissed him. He seing the dreadfull dayes at hande, enflamed with the fier of godly zeale, preached with diligence at bothe those benefices, as tyme coulde serue hym, seing he coulde resigne neyther of them nowe, but into the hand of a Papist. Thus passed he to and fro in preachyng, vntill that proclamation was put foorth, of whiche mention is made in the begynning. At which time he was at his benefice in the countrey, where he, not withstanding that proclamation, taught diligently Gods truthe, confirmyng the people therein, and armynge them against false doctrine, vntyll he was not onely commaunded to cease, but also with force resisted, so that he coulde not proceade there in preaching. Some of his frendes perceiuing suche fearefull manassings, counseled hym to flie out of the Realme, whiche he refused to doe. But seynge he was with violence kept from doing good in that place, he returned towardes London, to visite the flocke, of whiche he hadde there the charge. On saturdaye, the xiiii. of October, as he was commyng nighe to the citie of Londō, Syr Iohn Mordant, a counsellour to Queene Mary, did ouertake hym, and asked hym whether he went. I haue (sayde Saunders) a cure in London, and nowe I goe to instruct my people accordyng to my dutie. If you will followe my counsell (quod Mordant) let them alone, & come not at them. To this Saunders aunswered: how shal I then be discharged before God, if any be sicke, and desyre consolation, if anye want good counsell, and neede enstruction, or if any should slippe into error, and receaue fals doctrine? Did not you, quod Mordant, preache a daye, and named the day, in Breadstreate in London? yeas verely, sayde Saunders, that same is my cure. I herd you my self, said Mordant: and wyll you preache nowe there agayn, or wyll ye not? If it please you, sayde Saunders, to morowe you may heare me agayne in that same place, where I will confirme by the autoritie of Goddes woorde, all that I sayde then, and what so euer before that tyme I taughte them.

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