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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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1181 [1112]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

In case you so can not, what ground haue you to maintayne your opinion, and who is of the same opinion with you, and what conference haue you had therin with any, what comforte also and what reliefe haue you had therin, by any of them, and what are theire names & surnames and their dwelling place?

☞ The answer of Steuen Knight & William Pigot, made the sayd eyght day of February, to the aforesayd articles. 
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The accounts of the appearances of Pygot, Knight and Laurence before the Consistory Court of St Paul's as well as the articles put to them, together with their answers, are all taken from Bishop Bonner's records, probably from a court book which is now lost.

TO the fyrste article, they beleue that the contentes of thys article is not agreable to scripture.

To the second, they answer and beleue that their parentes and other expressed in the said article, so beleuing as is conteyned in the same, wer deceiued.

To the third, they answer that they so beleued: but they were deceiued therin, as they nowe beleue,

To the fourth, they say that they haue heretofore beleued as is conteined in the said article but now they do not so beleue.

To the fift, they say that yf they so beleue they are deceaued.

To the sixt, they beleue the same to be true

To the seuenth they aunswere and beleue the contentes of the same to be true.

To the eight, they aunswer that he can no whit conforme them selues to the faith & doctrine conteyned and specified in this article, vntyll it be proued by scripture.

To the ninth, they saye that they haue no ground to maintayne theyr said opinions, but the truth, which (as they say) hath ben perswaded by learned men, as Doctor Tailer of Hadleye, and other such.


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The accounts of the appearances of Pygot, Knight and Laurence before the Consistory Court of St Paul's as well as the articles put to them, together with their answers, are all taken from Bishop Bonner's records, probably from a court book which is now lost.

The next day in the morning beinge the ninth day of February, before their open appearaunce, the Byshop sent for William Pigot, and Steuen Knight into his great chamber in his pallace, where he perswaded with them to recant, and deny their former profession. Who answered that they were not perswaded in their consciences to return and abiure theyr opinions, wherunto they had subscrybed. Within a whyle after they were all three (with Thomas Tomkyns, and Williā Hunter afore named) brought openly into the Consistory, & there had the same articles propounded vnto them, which were propounded vnto the foresayd Thomas Tomkyns (as appereth in the discourse of his history) and therto also subscrybed these words. I do so beleue. The Byshoppe vsed certeyn talke vnto Iohn Lawrence onely, wherunto he answered in this manner: That he was a priest, and was consecrated, and made Priest aboute. xviii. yeares past, & that he was sometyme a blacke Fryer, professed: that also he was assured vn-

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to a Mayde, whō he entended to haue maried: And beyng agayne demaunded hys opinion vpon the sacrament, he sayd that it was a remembraunce of Christes body, and that many haue beene deceaued in beleuing the true body of Christ to be in the sacrament of the altar, and that all such as do not beleue as he doth, do erre. After this talke and other faire wordes and threateninges, they were all of them commaunded to appeare agayne at afternone. 

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The accounts of the appearances of Pygot, Knight and Laurence before the Consistory Court of St Paul's as well as the articles put to them, together with their answers, are all taken from Bishop Bonner's records, probably from a court book which is now lost.

At the which hower they came thither agayne, and there after the accustomed maner were exhorted to recante, and reuoke their doctryne, and receaued faythe. To the which they constantly answered, that they would not, but would sticke to that fayth that they had declared, & subscrybed, for that they dyd beleue that it was no error, which they beleued, but that the contrary therof was very heresy. When the byshop sawe that neither his fayre flatteryngs, nor yet his cruell threateninges would preuayle: he gaue them seuerally their iudgements: & because Ihon Lawrence had bene one of theyr anoynted priests, he was by the Byshop there, (accordinge to their order) solemply disgraded: the maner wherof you maye see and perceyue in the hystory of Maister Cranmer, late Archbyshop of Caunterbury. Their sentente of condempnacion, and thys degradacion once ended, they were commytted vnto the custody of the Shriues of Londō, who sent them vnto Newgat, where they remayned with ioy to gether, vntill they were caryed downe into Essex, and there the. xxviii. day of March the sayd William Pigot was burned at Brayntree, and Steuen Knight at Mauldon, who at the stake kneeling vpon the grounde sayd thys prayer which here followeth.

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¶ The praier that Steuē Knight sayd at hys death vpon his knees, beyng at the stake at Mauldon. 
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Judging from the number of surviving manuscript copies of this prayer and the fact that it made its way overseas where Foxe first printed in the Rerum (p. 423), it enjoyed considerable popularity among Marian protestants. The manuscript copies are: BL, Harley 416, fol. 17v; BL, Lansdowne 389, fos. 185v-186r and ECL 260, fol. 250r.

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O Lord Iesu Christ, for whose loue I leaue wyllyngly thys life, and desyre rather the bitter death of this crosse wyth the losse of all earthlye thinges, then to abyde the blasphemy of thy most holy name, or to obey men in breaking thy holy commaundement: Thou seeste O Lord, that wher I mighte lyue in worldly wealth to worship a false God, and honour thine enemy, I chose rather the tormēt of this body, & the losse of this my life, & haue coūted al thinges but vile dust, & dung, that I might wyn thee: which death is dearer vnto me, then thousādes of gold & siluer. Such loue O Lord hast thou layd vp in my breastes, that I hunger for the, as the deare that is wounded, desireth the soil. Sende thy holy comforter O Lorde, to ayde, comforte and strengthen this

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