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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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Actes and Monumentes of the Churche

but in fine it came to this conclusion: he was by them commaunded to warde, (it beyng declared vnto him at his departure, that the cause of hys imprisonment, was onely for certayne sommes of money, for the whiche he was indebted to the Queene, and not for religion.) This howe false & vntrue it was, shal hereafter in his place more plainly appeare. The next yeare beyng. 1554. the 19. of March, he was called again to appeare before Wynchester and other the Quenes commissioners: where what for the bishop, and what for the vnruly multitude, when he coulde not be permitted to pleade his cause, he was depriued of his bishopriks: which how and in what order it was done, here now foloweth to be sene by þe testimonye and report of one, which beyng present at the doyng, committed þe same to writing.

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A letter of a certayne godly man concerning what was done the nynetene of Marche. 1554. 
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The London diarist Henry Machyn states that Hooper was deprived on 17 March 1554 (Machyn, p. 58).

in the bishop of Winchesters house, at the depriuacion of Iohn Hooper, bishoppe of Worcester.

FOr so much as a rumor is spread abroad of the talke had at my lord Chauncelors, betwene him with other commissioners there appointed, and Master Hooper, cleane contrary to the veritie and truth therof in dede, and therfore to be iudged rather to be risen of malice for the discrediting of the truth by false suggestions and euill reportes, then otherwise: I thoughte it my duety, beyng present therat my self, in writyng to sette forth the whole effecte of the same: partly that the veritie therof may be knowen to the doutfull people, and partly also to aduertise them how vncharitably maister Hooper was handled at their handes, which with all humilitie, vsed himselfe towardes them, desiring that with pacience he might haue bene permitted to speake: Assuring al men, that where I stode in a mammeryng, and dout, which of these two religiōs to haue credited, either that set forth by the kinges maiestye that deade is, or els that, nowe maintained by the Quenes maiestie, their vnreuerente behauiour towardes maister Hooper, doth moue me the rather to credite his doctrine, then that whiche they with rayling and cruell wordes defended, consideryng that Christ was so handled before. And that this whiche I haue written here was the effecte of their talke, as I acknowledge it to bee true my selfe: so I appeale to all the hearers consciences, that there were present (so they put affection away) for the witnes to the same.

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The bishops of Winchester, of Duresme, of London, of Landaffe, of Chichester satte as commissioners.

LOrd Chan. At master Hopers commynge in, the lord Chancellour asked whether he was maryed?

Hoper. Yea my lord, and will not be vnmaried tyll deathe vnmarye me.

Duresme That is matter enough to depriue you

Hoper. That it is not my lorde, except ye doo agaynst the lawe.

The matter concerning mariage was no more talked of them, for a great space: but aswel the cōmissioners, as suche as stode by, began to make suche outcries, and laughed, and vsed suche gesture as was vncomely for the place, and for such a matter. The byshop of Chichester called master Hoper hypocrite, with vehement woordes, and scornefull countenaunce. Bekonsall called hym beast: so dyd Smyth one of the clerkes of the counsell, and diuers other that stoode by. At lengthe the bishop of Winchester, whiche was lorde Chancellor, sayd, that all men myght lyue chaste that woulde, and broughte in this text, Castrauerunt se propter regnum cælorum, Ther be that haue gelded them selues for the kyngdome of heauen. Hoper sayd, that text proued not, that all men coulde lyue chaste, but suche onely to whome it was geuen: And redde that whyche goeth before in the texte. But there was a clamour and cry, mockyng and scornyng, with callyng hym beast, that the text coulde not be examined. Than mayster Hoper sayd, that it dyd appere by the olde Canons, that mariage was not forbidden vnto priestes, and named the Decrees: but the byshop of Wynchester sente for another parte, namely the Clementines, or the Extrauagantes. And Hoper sayd, that boke was not it which he named. Then cryed out the bishop of Winchester, and sayde: you shall not haue any other, vntyll ye bee iudged by this. And than beganne suche a noyse tumulte and speakyng together of a great many, that fauoured not the cause, that nothynge was doone ne spoken orderly, nor charitablye. Afterwardes iudge Morgan MarginaliaThis Morgan shortly after fell into a phrenesy, and madnes, and dyed of the same.began to rayle at maister Hooper, a longe tyme, with manye opprobrious and foule woordes, of his doyng at Gloucester, in punishing of men, and sayde: there was neuer suche a tyraunt as he was. After that, the byshoppe of Chichester sayde, that the councell of Ancyra, whyche was before the Councell of Nice, was againste the mariage of priestes.

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Then cryed out my lorde Chauncellour, and manye with hym, that maister Hooper had neuer redde the councels.

Yes my lorde (quoth master Hoper) and my lord of Chichester knoweth that the great councell of Nice, by the meanes of one Paphnutius, decreed, that no minister shoulde bee separated from his wyfe. but suche clamoures and cryes were vsed, that the Councell of Nice was not seene.

After this long brutishe talke, the byshop of Duresme, asked maister Hooper whether he

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