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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 church.

tunc et sæpius, et ante et post commisisti: istis inquam, et alijs prædictis attentis et exequendo omni meliori et efficaciori modo, quo possumus sententiam prædictam, sic vt præmittitur latam, in te qui infra fines et limites diœcesis nostræ London. notorie consistens, et in hac parte culpabilis et transgressor etiam notorie existens, ad actualem degradationem tui præfati Iohannis Hoper, (culpa tua exigente ac iustitia id poscente) duximus procedendum fore, ac sic etiam realiter procedimus, vt deinde iuxta iuris exigentiam et temporis retroacti morem laudabilem et normam consuetam, te in archa ecclesiæ manere nolentem, curiæ seculari rite et legitime ac effectualiter tradere poßimus. Quod ipsum sic fieri debere, nos per hanc nostram sententiam siue decretum decernimus, pronunciamus, & declaramus in hijs scriptis.

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AFter the sentence of degradition thus declared, now let vs se the forme and maner of theyr disgrading, which here also foloweth. But fyrst here is to be noted that the disgrading of this blessed Bishop dyd not procede agaynst hym as against a Byshop, but as only agaynst a priest, as they termed hym: for such as he was, these Baalamites accōpted for no Bishop.

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¶ Here foloweth the forme and maner vsed in the disgrading bishop Hoper.

MarginaliaThe fourme & manner of disgrading bishop Hoper.THe fourth of February, the yeare aboue mencioned in the chapel in Newgate, the Byshop of London there sitting with hys Notary and certayne other witnesses, came Alexander Andrew the Gaoler, bringing with him Maister Hoper and Maister Rogers, being condemned before by the Chauncelor Winton: where the said Byshop of London, at the request of the forsaid Winton, proceded to the degradation of the parties aboue mencioned, Maister Hoper, and Maister Rogers, after this forme and maner. First he put vpon them all the vestures and ornamentes belonging to a priest, with al other things to the same ordre appertayning, as though (beinge reuested) they should solemly execute in theyr office. Thus they being apparelled and inuested, the Byshop beginneth to plucke of, first the vtermost vesture, and so by degre and order comming downe to the lowest vesture, which they had onely in taking benet and collet: 

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A benet is a reader (the third of the four lesser orders of clergy) (OED), while a colletis an acolyte (OED).

and so being stript and deposed, he depriued them of all order, benefite and priuiledge belonging to the clergy. And so consequently, that being done, pronounced, decreed and declared the sayd parties so disgraded, to be geuen personally to the secular power, as to the Shrifes being for that yeare, Maister Dauie Wodrofe, and maister Williā Chester who receauing first the saide Maister Rogers at the handes of the Bishop, ahd hym alwaye with them, bringinge hym to the place of execution where he sufferd. The witnes there present were Maister Harpsfielde Archedeacon of London, Robert Cosin, and Robert Willanton, Canons of Paules, Thomas Mountague, & George How clerkes, Tristrā Swadocke, & Richard Clunie belringer. &c.  
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Foxe is transcribing an official document, now lost, recording Hooper's deprivation. Unusually, this task was allocated to Bishop Bonner of London and his officials, who, technically speaking, had no jurisdiction over Hooper at all.

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The same munday at night, being the third of February, his keper gaue him an ynkeling that he should be sent to Gloucester to suffer death, wherat he reioysed very much,

lifting vp his eyes and handes into heauen, and praising God that he sawe it good to send him emonges the people, ouer whome he was Pastoure, there to confirme with his death the truth which he had before taught them: not doubting but he would geue him strength to performe the same to his glory. And immediatly he sent to his seruauntes house for his bootes, spurres, and cloke, that he mighte be in a readines to ryde when he shuld be called.

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The next daye folowing, about foure of the clocke in the morninge, before daye, the Keper with others came to him, and serched him, and the bed wherein he laye, to se if he had written any thing: and then he was led by the Shriefes of London, and other their officers fourth of Newgate, to a place appoynted not farre from Saint Dunstones church in Flete strete, where vi. of the Quenes gard were appoynted to receaue him, and to carye him to Goucester, there to be delyuered vnto the Shriefe, who with the lord Shandois, Maister Wickes, and other commissioners were appoynted to see execution done. The which garde brought hym to the Angell, where he brake his fast with them, eating his meate at that tyme more liberally then he had vsed to do a good while before. About the breake of þe daye he went to horse, and leapte cherefully one horse back. without help, hauing an hood vpon his head vnder his hatte, that he should not be knowen, and so toke his iourney ioyfully towardes Gloucester: and alwayes by the waye the garde learned of hym where he was accustomed to bayte or lodge, and euer caryed him to another Inne.

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Vpon the thursdaye follwing, he came to a towne in his dioces called Ciceter 15. miles from Gloucester about a leuē of the clock, and there dyned at a womans howse which had alwayes hated the trueth, and spoken all euill she could of maister Hoper. This womā perceauing the cause of his comming, shewed hym all the frendship she could, and lamented his case with teares, confessing that she before had often reported, that if he were put to the trial, he would not stand to his doctrine.

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After dinner he rode forewards, and came to Gloucester about. v. of the clock, and a myle without the towne was much people assembled, which cryed and lamented his estate: in so much that one of the garde rode poste into the towne, to require ayde of the Mayre and Shrieffs, fearyng leaste hee shoulde haue

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