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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.

Haukes.. Euen as ye do cal vs Heretickes, that do encline to Christes church, from your Church: so are ye all false Prophetes, that do decline from Christes churche, to your owne church. And by this shal all men knowe ye to be false prophetes, if ye saye, thys saythe the church, and wil not say, this saith our Lorde. And so he went his waye, as though he had a flea in his eare.

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Then came another, and said vnto me, he would talke with me: for he perceiued (as he sayd) that I was angrye and out of patience.

Haukes. I wyll see your commission or euer I talke with you or with any man more. For I wist not how to be ryd of them: they came so thick about me. For I said that I cam to talk with my Lord, and not with any of them.

With that came the Bishoppe, bringing a letter in his hand, the which he had wrytten in my name, and he red it vnto me after thys maner: I Thomas Haukes, do here confesse and declare before my sayde Ordinarye Edmond, bishoppe of London, that the Masse is abhominable, and detestable, and ful of all superstition, and also the sacrament of the body and bloud of Christ (commonly called the sacrament of the aulter) that Christe is in no part thereof, but onely in heauen: this I haue beleued, and this I doo beleue. &c.

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Haukes. Stop there my Lord: what I haue beleued, what haue you to doo withal? But what I doo beleue, to that stand I, and wyll.

Then he tooke his penne, and sayd that hee woulde scrape it oute for my pleasure, and so dyd to my thinckyng. Then he went further with his writing, & sayd: I Thomas Haukes haue talked with my sayd Ordinarye, & with certaine good, godlye and learned men. Notwithstanding I stand styll in myne opinion.

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Haukes. Shal I graunt you to be good, godly, & learned mē, & yet graunt my self to stand in a contrarye opinion? No, I wil not graunt you to be good, godly, and learned men.

Boner. Ye wyll graunt that ye haue talked wyth vs: the other I wyll put oute for your pleasure. Then sayde al his doctours, if your Lordshyp be ruled by him, he will cause you to put out al together. And then he red more vnto me. Here vnto this byl haue I set to my hand: and then he offred me the byll and hys pen, and bad me set to my hand.

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Haukes. Ye get not my hand to anye thyng of your making or deuising.

Boner. Wylt not thou set to thy hande? It shalbe to thy shame for the denying of it. And then he called al his Doctors, & sayd he would haue euerye mans hand to it that was in the chamber, and so he had of their handes to it, and said: he that wil not set his hande to it, I would he wer hanged: and so said al his Chaplains and Doctours wyth a great noyse.

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Then the bishop thrusted me on the breast with great anger, and said he woulde be euen wt me, & with al such proud knaues in Essex.

Haukes. Ye shal do no more then God shall geue you leaue.

Boner. This geare shal not be vnpunished trust to it.

Haukes. As for your cursinges, raylinges, and blaspheminges, I care not for them: for I know þe mothes and wormes shal eate you, as they eate cloth or wool.

Bishop. I wyl be euen with you, when time shall come.

Haukes. Ye maye in your malice destroye a man: but when ye haue done, ye can not do so muche as make a fynger, and ye be meetelye euen with some of vs already.

Boner. If I doo thee anye wrong, take the lawe of me.

Haukes. Salomon saith: go not to law with a Iudge. For he wyll iudge accordyng to hys owne honour. 

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This verse is obscure.

Boner. Salomon saythe, geue not a foole an answer. 

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Proverbs 26: 4.

Haukes. What do you count me a foole?

Boner. Ye by my truth doo I, and so doest thou me to: but God forgeue thee, & so doo I.

Haukes. Thought is free my Lorde. Then tooke Boner the byll and red it againe: and when he saw that he could not haue my hand to it, then he would haue had me to take it in to my hand, and to geue it him againe.

Haukes. What needeth that ceremony? neither shal it com into my hand, hart nor mind. Then he wrapt it vp, & put it in hys bosome, and in a great anger went his waye, & called for his horse, & went to horsback: for the same daye hee rode in visitacion into Essex, and so went I to prison, from whence I came wyth my keeper. And this was the seconde tyme of my examination. Written by me Thomas Haukes, who desireth al faithful men and brethren, to praye vnto God to strength me in his truth vnto the end. Pray, pray, pray, gentle brethren pray.

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The Letters of Thomas Haukes

The letters of Haukes to his congregation and to his wife first appeared in the 1563 edition. Foxe may have obtained them from Haukes's widow or family. The letter to Clement Throgmorten, first printed in 1570, almost certainly came from Throgmorton or his family.

¶ An Epistle to the Congregation, by Thomas Haukes. 
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This letter first appears in the 1563 edition. It was not reprinted in the Letters of the Martyrs but it was reprinted in all subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments. ECL 260, fol. 57r is a copy of this letter.

GRace mercye, and peace, from God the father, and from the Lorde Iesus Christ, be alwaye wyth you all (my deare brethren and sistern in þe lorde Iesus Christ) for euer: and his holye Spirite conduct and leade you al, in al your doings, þt you may alwaies direct your dedes according to his holy worde, that whē he shal appeare to reward euery man according to their works: ye maye as obedient children be found watchinge, ready to enter into euerlasting kingdom wyth your lampes burnynge. 

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The imagery in this passage is from Matthew 25: 1-10.

And when the Bridegrome shall shew him selfe, ye nede not

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