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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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Whiche acte or statute being by authoritye of Parliament of late reuiued, was also openlye proclamed, to the intente the subiectes of the Realme vpon suche Proclamation should the rather eschew the daunger and penaltye of the said statute, and as yet neuerthelesse, in moste partes of the Realme, the same is neglected, & litle regarded.

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The kyng and Queene our soueraigne Lord and Lady therefore most entierly, and earnestly tenderyng the preseruation, and safetye, as well of the soules, as of the bodies, lands, and substaunce of all their good and louyng subiectes, and others, and minding to roote out, & extinguish all false doctrine and heresies, and other occasions of Schismes, diuisions, & sects that come by the same heresies, and false doctrine, straytly charge and commaund, that no person or persons, of what estate, degree, or cōdition so euer he or they be, from hencefoorth presume to bryng, or conuey, or cause to bee brought, or conueyed into this Realme, anye bokes, writinges, or workes, hereafter mentioned: that is to say, any booke, or bookes, wrytinges, or woorkes, made or set forth by, or in the name of Martin Luther, or anye booke, or bokes, writinges, or workes, made or set forth by, or in the name of Oecolampadius, Zwinglius, Iohn Caluine, Pomerane, Iohn Alasco, Bullinger, Bucer, Melanthō, Bernardinus, Ochinus, Erasmus Sarcerius, Peter Martir, Hugh Latimer, Robert Barnes, otherwise called Frier Barnes, Iohn Bale, otherwise called freer Bale, Iustus Ionas, Iohn Hoper, Myles Couerdale, Williā Tyndale, Thomas Cranmer late Archbishop of Canterbury, William Turner, Theodore Basill, otherwise called Thomas Beacon, Iohn Fryth, Roy, and the boke commonly called Halles Chronicles, or any of them, in the Latin tong, Dutch tong, English tong, Italian tong, or Frenche tong, or any other like boke, paper, writing, or work, made, printed, or set forth, by any other person or persones, conteynyng false doctrine, contrary, and against the Catholike fayth, & the doctrine of the Catholike church.

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And also that no person or persones, presume to write, print, vtter, sell, reade, or keepe or cause to be written, printed, vttered, rede or kept anye of the sayde bookes, papers, woorkes, or wrytinges, or any booke, or bookes, written or printed in the Latin or Englyshe tonge, concerning the common seruice & administration, set foorth in Englyshe to bee vsed in the Churches of this Realme, in the time of king Edwarde the sixte, commonly called the communion booke, or bookes of common seruice and ordering of ministers, otherwyse called the boke set forth by authoritye of Parliament, for common prayer and administration of the Sacramentes, to be vsed in the mother

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toungue within the Churche of Englande but shall within the space of fiftene dayes, next after the publication of this Proclamation, bryng, or delyuer, or cause the said bokes, writinges, and woorkes, and euerye of them remayning in their custodies and keping, to bee brought and deliuered to the Ordinary of the dioces, where suche bookes, woorkes, or wrytynges be or remayne, or to his Chauncellour or Commissaries, without fraude, coloure, or deceypt, at the sayde Ordinaries wyll, and disposition, to be burnt or otherwyse to be vsed or ordered by the sayde Ordinaryes, as by the Canons and spiritual lawes it is in that case limited and appoynted, vpon payne that euery offendour contrary to this Proclamation shall incurre the daunger and penaltyes conteyned in the sayde Statute, and as they wyll auoyde their maiesties hygh indignation and displeasure, and further aunswer at their vttermost perils: And theyr maiesties by this Proclamation geue full power and authoritye, to all Bishoppes and Ordinaryes, and all Iustices of peace, Mayors, Sheriffes, Bailiffes of Cities, and Townes corporate, and other head Officers within this Realme, and þe Dominions thereof, and expreslye commaundeth and willeth the same, and euery of them, that they and euery of them within their seuerall limites and iurisdictions, shall in the default and negligence of the sayde subiectes, after the sayde fiftene dayes expired, enquire and searche out the saide bookes, wrytynges, and woorkes, and for this purpose enter into the house or houses, closettes, and secrete places of euery person, of whatsoeuer degree, being negligent in this behalfe, and suspected to kepe any suche booke, writing, or workes, contrarye to this proclamation. And that the sayde Iustices, Mayors, Sheriffes, Bayliffes, and other head officers aboue specifyed, and euerye of thē within their saide limites and iurisdictions, findyng any of the sayde subiectes negligent & faultie in this behalfe, shall commit euery such offendour to warde, there to remayne without bayle or maynprise, tyll the same offendour or offendours haue receiued suche punyshmente as the sayde Statute dothe limite and appoint in this behalfe. Geuen vnder our Signes Manuell, at our Honor of Hampton court. the. 13. daye of Iune, the first and second yeares of our reignes.

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Imprinted by Iohn Cawod. Anno. 1555.

☞ Articles to bee ministred by euerye Warden of euerye companye, to make inquiry touching seditious bookes, called a warnyng for England. 
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Foxe almost certainly printed these articles from a copy in Bonner's records. The inquiries were duly made among the London companies and copies of banned books were found among members of the draper's company. (See Brigden, p. 595).

Marginalia1WHether they haue sene any of the foresayde bookes.

Marginalia2Where they haue heard of any of the sayde

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