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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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I woulde counsayle you (quod Mordant) not to preache. If you can, and wyll forbidde me by lawfull authoritie, then muste I obey (sayde Saunders.) Naye (quod Mordant) I will not forbidde you, but I doe geue you counsayle. And thus entred they bothe the citie, and departed eche from other: Mordant with a malicious minde to geue warnyng to the bloudy Bishoppe of London, that Saunders would preache in his cure the next daye: Saunders to his lodgyng, with a minde bent to do his duetie. when he was come to his lodgyng, because hee semed to bee somewhat troubled, one whiche was with him there, asked him how he did: In very dede (sayeth he) I am in prison til I be in prison: meaning that his mynd was vnquiet, vntill he hadde preached, and that then he shoulde haue quietnesse of mind, though he wer put in prison.

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The next daye, (whiche was Sondaye) in the forenoone, he made a Sermon in hys paryshe, entreatinge that place whiche Paule wryteth to the Corinthians. Marginaliaii. Cor xi.I haue coupled you to one man, that ye shoulde make your selues a chaste Virgin vnto Christ. But I feare least it come to paße, that as the Serpent beguiled Eue: euen so your wittes should be corrupt from the singlenes which ye hadde towardes Christ. He recited a summe of that true Christian doctrine, throughe whiche they wer coupled to Christe, to receiue of hym free iustification through faith in his bloude. The Papisticall doctrine he compared to the Serpentes deceiuyng: and least they should be deceiued by it, he made a collation betwene the voyce of God, and the voyce of the Popishe Serpente, descending to one particular thing by it, as it were to let them plainely see the difference, that is, to the order of the churche seruyce, sette foorth by kyng Edwarde in the English tong, comparyng it with the Popish seruice, nowe vsed in the latin tongue. The fyrst he said was good, because it was according to the worde of God. 1. Corinthians. 14. and the order of the primatiue churche. The other he sayd was euill, and though in that euyll be entermingled some good Latin woordes: yet was it but as a litle honye or milke myngled with a greate deale of poyson, to make them to drink vp al. This was the summe of his Sermon. In the after noone he was ready in his church to haue geuen another exhortation to his people: but the Byshop of London interrupted hym, by sēdyng an offycer for hym. This officer charged hym vppon the payne of disobedience, and contumacye, foorthwith to come to the Bishoppe, his maister. Thus, as þe Apostles wer brought out of the temple, where they were teachynge vnto the rulers of the Priestes: so was Laurence Saunders brought before this Byshop, in his Palace of London, who had in his company the aforenamed sir Iohn Mordant, and

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some of his Chapleins. The Byshop layde no more to Laurence Saunders charge, but treason for breakyng the Queenes proclamation: Heresye, and sedition for his Sermon.

The treason and sedition, his charity was content to let slip, vntyll an other tyme. But an heretike he would nowe proue hym, and al those, he said, which did teach and beleue þt the administration of the Sacramentes and al orders of the churche are most pure, whiche dooe come moste nigh to the order of the primatiue Churche. For the Church was then but in her infancye, and coulde not abide that perfection, whiche was afterwarde to bee furnished wyth Ceremonies. And for this cause Christe hymselfe, and after hym the Apostles dyd in manye thinges beare with the rudenesse of the church. To this Laurence Saunders answered, with the authoritie of saynt Augustine, that Ceremonies were euen from the begynnynge inuented, and ordayned for the rude infancy and weake infirmitie of manne. And therefore it was a token of the more perfection of the prymatiue churche, that it hadde fewe Ceremonies, and of the rudenesse of the Churche Papisticall, because it hadde so many Ceremonies, partly blasphemous, partly vnsauery, and vnprofitable.

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After muche talke hadde, concernynge thys matter: the Bishop wylled him to wryte what he beleued of the Transubstantiation. Lawrence Saunders did so, saying: My Lord ye do seeke my bloude, and ye shall haue it. I praye God that ye maye be so baptised in it, þt ye maie thereafter lothe bloudsuckyng, and become a better manne. This wryting the Bishop kept for his purpose, euen to cut the writers throte, as shall appeare hereafter. The Byshop when he hadde his wyll, sent Laurence Saunders to the Lorde Chauncelloure, as Annas sente Christe to Caiphas: and like fauoure founde Saunders, as Christe his mayster dyd before hym. But the Chauncellor being not at home, Saunders was constrayned to tarye for hym, by the space of foure houres, in the vtter chamber, where he found MarginaliaBishops seruauntes at Tables, when they might haue bene better occupyed.a Chaplein of the Bishops verye merily disposed with certain gentlemen playing at the Tables, with diuers other of the same family or house ther, occupied in the same exercise. 

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This detail emphasizes Gardiner's ungodliness by indicating the irreverance of his household and especially his chaplain.

Al this tyme Saunders stode very modestly & soberly, at the screne or Cuphord, bare headed, Syr Iohn Mordant his guyde or leader walking vp and downe by him: who, as I sayde before, was then one of the Counsell. At the laste the Byshop returned from the court, whome, as soone as hee was entred, a greate meany suters mette and receyued: so that, before he coulde passe out of one house into another, halfe an hower was passed. At the last he came into the chamber, wher Saunders was, and wente throughe into an other chaumber:

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