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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. 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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. 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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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maried at Zurike) and preached in London euery day ones at the least, 

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This is confirmed in letters to Bullinger from Anna Hooper and from Micron (OL, I, pp. 108 and 557). An interesting passage in the Rerum, which was never reprinted, states that at first Hooper did not preach because the bishops refused to grant him a licence due to his opposition to vestments, but that he received permission to preach from the duke of Somerset (Rerum, p. 279).

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who being a man verye eloquent in the english tongue, great multitude and concurse of people came daily to heare hym. He in his Sermōs, according to his accustomed maner, corrected synne, and sharpely inueyed against the worlde, and corruption of the church. The people in great flockes and companies, daily came to heare his voice as the moste melodious sounde and tune of Orpheus harpe. For I my selfe haue ben oftentymes present, when he preaching, the church hath bene so ful, that none could enter further then the dores thereof. And this besides other his giftes, and qualities, I especially meruaile at, that euen as he beganne, so he continued still vnto his liues ende. For neyther coulde his labour and paine taking, breake hym, neither promotion chaunge him, neither deintye fare corrupte or applaude him: his lyfe was so pure and good, that no kinde of slaunder (although diuers wente aboute to reproue it) could fasten any faute vpon him. He was of body strong: his health whole and sounde, his wit very pregnant, his stomacke able to suffer all sinister fortune, and aduersitie. He was constant of iudgement, a good iusticer, spare of dyet, sparer of wordes, and sparest of tyme. He was very liberall in keping of house, & sometime more free, then his lyuing woulde extende vnto. He bare in his countenance and talke alwayes a certayn seuere & graue grace, which I wished oftētymes to haue bene more popular & vulgarlike in him: but doutles he knew what he had to doe best him self. But this I note, for that there was ones an honeste Citizen, and to me vnknowen, whiche hauing in himselfe a certaine grudge of conscience, came to his dore for his councell: but being abashed at his austere loke, durst not come in, but departing, sought remedy of his greued wounde at other mens handes, whiche he afterwarde by the helpe of almighty God did fynde and obteyne. Therfore in my iudgement, suche as are appoynted and made gouernoures ouer the flocke of Christ, to teach and instructe them, ought so to frame theyr lyfe, manners, countenance, and external behauiour, that as therby they shoulde not shewe themselues to familiar and affable: so in likewyse they should not appeare more lofty and austere, then appertaineth to the edifyeng of Christes flocke. But I dout not this to bee done in him, without his greate consideration: for it semed to him peraduenture, that this licentious and vnbrideled lyfe, ought to be chastened, not onelye with wordes and discipline, but also with the graue and seuere countenance of good men.

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After he had thus practised him, in this popular and common kynde of preachyng: at length, and that not without the great profite of many, he was called to preach before the kinges maiestie, and soone after made byshop of Gloucester, by the kynges commaundemente. In that office he continued two yeres, and behaued him-

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self so well, that his very enemies (except it wer for his good doynges, and sharpe correcting of synne) coulde finde no faute with him: and after warde he was made Bishop of Worcester. But a gods name I cannot tell what vnlucky and sinister contention, concernyng the order and the consecration of Bishops, and of theyr apparell, with such other like small trifles, began to perturbe, and obnubilate the good lucky beginning of this godly Bishop. For as yet in the church of England, besides other ceremonies, more ambitious then profitable, they vsed to weare suche vesture and apparell, as the olde Bishops were wonte to doe. First a Shemer, and vnder that a white rochette, and a foure forked cappe. For these, and such like causes, (as he thought) tendyng more to superstition then otherwise: as he could neuer abide them, so in no wise he coulde weare thē. And therfore made supplication to þe kings maiestie, desiring his highnes of al goodnesse, either to displace him of his bishoprike, or els to dispense with him from doyng, and wearyng of such ceremonious orders, and changeable garmēts: at whose peticion the king streight waies by his graunte dispensed with him. The copy of which graunt foloweth in these wordes.

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The kinges letters or graunte for the consecration of Iohn Hooper to the Bishopricke of Gloucester.

RIght reuerend father, and right trusty and welbeloued, we grete you well. Whereas we by the aduise of our counsail, haue called and chosen our righte welbeloued and well worthy master Iohn Hoper, professor of diuinitie, to be our byshop of Gloucester: as well for his great knowlege, depe iudgement, and long study both in the scriptures, and other prophane learning, as also for his good discretion, redy vtterance, and honest life, for that kynde of vocation: to the intent all our louyng subiectes which ar in his said charge and els wher, might by his sound and true doctrine, learne the better their duetie towardes god, their obedience towardes vs, and loue towards their neighbors: from cōsecratyng of whom we vnderstand you do stay, because he would haue you omitte and let passe certain rites and ceremonies, offensiue to his conscience, wherby ye thynke you should fall in to the premunire of our laws: we haue thought good by the aduise aforesaid, to dispense and discharge you of all maner of dangers, penalties, and forfaitures, you should run and bee in, any maner of waie, by omittyng any of the same. And these our letters shall bee your sufficiente warrant and discharge therefore.

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Yeuen vnder oure signet at our Castell of
Wyndsore, the v. of August, the. iiii. yeare
of our reigne.

E. Somerset. VV. VViltshire. VV. North.
VV. Paget. A. VVingfield. N. VVotton.

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