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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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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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1125 [156]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

THe 22. of Ianuary folowyng 1555. Babington, the warden of the fleete, was cōmanded to bring master Hoper before þe bishop of Winchester, with other bishops & cōmissioners at þe said Winchesters house, at s. Mary Oueris, wheras in effect this much was done.

The bishop of Winchester, in the name of him selfe, and the reste, moued maister Hooper earnestly, to forsake the euill and corrupt doctryne (as he termed it) preached in the dayes of kyng Edward the sixt, and to returne to the vnitie of the catholyke Church, and to acknowledge the Popes holines, to be þe head of the same church, according to the determinatiō of the whole parliament, promising that as he hymself, with other his brethren had receyued the Popes blessing, and the Quenes mercy: euen so mercy was readye to be shewed to hym, and others, if he would aryse with them, and condiscende to the Popes holines.

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Maister Hooper answered: that for asmuch as the Pope taught doctrine, altogether cōtrary to þe doctrine of Christ, he was not worthy to be accōpted as a mēber of Christs church, much lesse to be head therof: wherfore he wold in no wise cōdiscēd to any such vsurped iurisdictiō, neither estemed he þe church, wherof they call him head, to be the catholike church of Christ: for þe church only heareth the voice of her spouse Christ, & fleeth þe strāgers. Howbeit (saith he) if in any point to me vnknowen, I haue offended the Quenes maiesty, I shall most humbly submit my selfe to her mercy, (if mercy may be had with safetye of conscience, and without the displeasure of god.)

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Answer was made that the Quene wold shew no mercy to the Popes enemies.

Wherupon, Babington was commaunded to bring him to the flete again: who did so, & shifted him from his former chāber, into another, nere vnto the wardens owne chamber, where he remained. 6. daies: & in the meane time, hys former chamber was searched by doctour Martin, & others, for writings and bookes, which maister Hooper was thoughte to haue made: but none was founde.

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Here folovveth another examination of conflict of Maister Hooper. 
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An account of this examination, copied from a now lost act book, is among Foxe's papers (BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 36r-39r). Foxe, however, is following an eyewitness account which he printed in the Rerum and then in all versions of the Acts and Monuments.

THe 28. of Ianuary, Winchester and other the cōmissioners, sat in iudgement at saint Mary Oueries: whereas maister Hooper appeared before them at after none agayn. And there, after much reasonyng and disputation to and fro, he was commaunded asyde, tyl maister Rogers (which was thē come) had ben likewise examined. Examinations being ended, the two Shirifes of London were commaunded aboute 4. of the clocke to carye them to the Counter in Southwarke, there to remayne vntil þe morow at ix. a clocke, to see whether they would relent and come home again to their catholike church. So maister Hooper went before with one of the Shirifes, and maister Rogers came after wyth

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the other, and beyng out of the church dore, maister Hooper looked back, and staied a little, tyll master Rogers drew nere: vnto whom he said. Com brother Rogers, must we two take thys matter first in hand, and begin to frye these fagottes? yea syr (said Rogers) by goddes grace. Doubt not (said maister Hooper) but god wyll geue strength. So goyng forwardes, there was such a prease of people in the stretes, which reioyced at their constancy, that they had much adoe to passe.

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By the way the Shirife said to maister Hooper: I wonder that ye were so hasty and quicke with my lord Chancelor, and dyd vse no more pacience. He answered: master Shirife, I was nothing at al impacient although I was ernest in my maisters cause, and it standeth me so in hande. for it goeth vppon lyfe and deathe: not the lyfe and deathe of this worlde onelye: but also of the worlde to come. Then were they cōmitted to the keper of the Coūter, and appointed to seueral chambers, with commandement that thei shold not be suffred to speake one with another, neither yet any other permitted to com at them that night.

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Vpon the next day folowing þe 29. of Ianuary at the houre apointed, they wer brought again by the Shirifes, before the said bishops and commissioners in the churche, where they were the day before.

And after long and earnest talke, when they perceiued that maister Hooper wold by no meanes condiscend vnto them, thei caused him to be disgraded, and red vnto him his condempnatiō. 

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A record of Hooper's condemnation, copied from a now missing act book, is in Foxe's papers (BL, Harley 421, fos. 46r-48v).

That done maister Rogers was brought before them, and in like maner intreated: and so deliuered both of thē to the secular power, the two Shirifes of London, who were willed to carye them to the Clinke, a prison not farre from the bishop of Winchesters house, and there to remayne till night.

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When it was darke, maister Hooper was led by one of the Shiriffs, with many billes & weapons, firste through the bishop of Winchesters house, and so ouer London bridge, through the citie to Newgate. And by þe way, som of the sergeants wer willed to go before, and put out the costerd mongers candelles, who vse to sit wyth light in the streates: either fearyng (of lykelyhode) that the people woulde haue made some attempte to haue taken him awaye from them by force, yf they hadde seene hym goe to that prison: or elles beyng burdened with an euyll conscience, they thought darkenes to be a moste fytte season for suche a businesse. But notwithstandyng thys deuise the people hauyng some foreknowledge of hys commyng, manye of them came forthe of their dores wyth lyghtes, and saluted hym, praysing God for hys constancie in the trewe doctrine, whiche he hadde taughte them, and desyring god to strenghthen him in the same to thend. Maister Hooper passed by, & required þe people to make their ernest prai

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