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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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In whiche estate he vsed hymselfe accordynglye, earnestly settyng foorth Gods true Religion, to the defacement of Antichristes false Doctryne, as well by his godly reading and Sermons, as otherwyse, in the parysh of Deane, and els where in Lancastershire. And in the time of banishment of Goddes pure Religion out of this Realm, in the time of Quene Marye, he moste faythfully acknowleged the same. Whereuppon he was apprehended, and kepte in close prison by George Cotes, then Byshop of Chester, within his strayt prison in Chester, within the precinct of the Bishoppes house, about the space of foure Monethes, not permyttyng hym to haue relyefe and comfort of his frendes: but geuing charge vnto the Porter to marke who they were that asked for hym, and to signify their names vnto hym the sayd Byshop, as the said Porter his keper secretelye declared. Wythin a fewe dayes after his commyng to Chester, 

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Foxe would later (in Book 11) repeat the story of Hales at greater length, drawing upon other sources.

the Bishoppe sent for him into his Hall, no body being present, but they twayne. And then he asked hym certayne questions, concernyng the Sacrament, who made suche aunswere, as wherewith the Byshoope semed to be content, sauyng that he vtterly denyed transubstantiation, neyther yet allowed the abuse of the Masse, nor that the lay people should receaue vnder one kinde onely, contrary to Christes institution. Which points the Bishop went about to perswade him: Howbeit (God be thanked) all in vayne. Much other talke he hadde with him, to moue him to submit himslef to the vniuersall Church of Rome: and when he saw he could not preuayle, he sent him to prison agayne. And after being there, there came to hym into the prison diuers times, one Massy, a fatherly olde man, one Wrenche the scholemaister, one Hensham the Byshoppes Chaplain, and the Archdeacon, 
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See Acts 12: 6-10.

with many mo: who with all probabilitie of woordes, and Philosophy or worldly wisedome, and deceitful vanitie, after the tradition of men, and the beggerly ordinaunces and lawes of the world, but not after Christe (as it were all syngyng one song) went about to perswade him to submyt himself to the Churche of Rome, and to acknowledge the Pope to be head thereof, and to interpretate the Scriptures none otherwyse then that Church did, with many such like argumentes and perswasions of fleshlye wisedom. To whom the said George Marsh answered, that he did acknowledge & beleue (though many euil be wtal annexed) one holy Catholike & Apostolike church, without which ther is no saluation, and that this Church is but one, because it euer hath, doth, and shal confesse and beleue, in one onely God, and hym only worship, and in one only Messiah, and in him onely to trust for saluation, which Church also is

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ruled and led by one spirit, one woord, and one faith: and that this Churche is vniuersall and Catholike, because it euer hath bene since the worldes begynning, is, and shall endure to the worldes ende, comprehending within it al nations, kinreds, and languages, degrees, states, and conditions of men: and that this Church is but onely vppon the foundation of the Prophetes, and Apostles, Iesus Christ himself being the head corner stone, and not vppon the Romish lawes and decrees, þe Bishop of Rome being the supreme head. And where they sayd, the Church did stand in an ordinary succession of Bishops, being ruled by general Counsels, holy fathers, and the lawes of holy Church, & so hadde continued by the space of fiftene hundreth yeares and more: He made aunswer that the holy Church, which is the body of Christe, (then which what can be more holy?) was before any succession of Bishoppes, general counsels, or Romish decrees, neyther yet was bound to any tyme, or place, ordinary succession, general counselles, or traditions of Fathers, eyther had anye supremacye ouer Empyres and kyngdomes: but that it was a litle poore sely flocke, dyspersed and scattered abrode, as shepe without a shepeherd in the middest of wolues, or as a flocke of Orphanes or fatherlesse children: and that this Church was led, and ruled by the onely lawes, counsels, and woord of Christ, he being þe supreme head of this church, and assisting, succoring, and defending her frõ all assaultes, errours, troubles, and persecutions, wherwith she is euer compassed about. He shewed and proued vnto them also, by þe floude of Noah, the destruction of Sodome, the Israelites departing out of Egipt, by the parables of the sower, of the kinges sonnes mariage, of the great supper, and by other plain sentences of scripture, that this Church was of none estimation, and litle in comparison of the Church of hipocrites and wicked worldlings. He was thrust at with al violence of craft and subtyltie, but yet the lorde vpheld him and deliuered him. Euerlasting thankes be to that mercyfull and faithful Lord, whiche suffreth vs not to be tempted aboue our mighte, but in the middest of our troubles strengtheneth vs with his holy spirit of comfort and patience, and geueth vs a mouth and wisedome, how & what to speake, where against, al his aduersaries are not able to resist. Now after that the said Byshop had taken his pleasure in punishing this his prisoner, and often reuiling him, geuing tauntes, & odious names of heretike. &c. he caused him to be brought forth into a chappel in þe Cathedral Churche of Chester, called oure Ladye Chappell, 

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It is worth noting that the 1563 account of Marsh's ordeals at Chester describe what happened at public events. They do not describe examinations or interrogations taking place behind closed doors or in prison. This suggests that this account was the work of a sympathetic spectator.

before him the saide Byshoppe, (at two of the clocke in the after noone) who was there placed in a Chayre for that pourpose, and Foulke Dutton Mayor of the said Citye,

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