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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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1237 [1168]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.
¶ The answers whych the sayd Thomas Osmond, Wylliam Bamford, and Nicholas Chamberlaine, seueraly made vnto these articles. 
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The letter from Oxford to Bonner, the articles objected against the martyrs and their answers were all taken from Bonner's official records, probably from a court book which is now missing.

Marginalia1.TO the first they answered and confessed the same to be true, except that they doo beleue þt there is here in earth, one Catholick & whole church, & that the same churche doth hold & beleue as is contained in this article.

Marginalia2.To the second they answer, and beleue the sayde article not to be true: for they saye that they haue and do beleue, that they are necessarily bounden, vnder payne of dampnation of their soule, to geue full fayth and credence vnto the said Catholick churche, & to the fayth and religion of the same, in al necessary pointes of the same faith and religiō, without wauering or doubting in any part therof.

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Marginalia3.To the third they answer, that the church of Rome, and other Churches mencioned in this article, be not true members and partes (as they be vsed in faithe and religion) of the catholicke church of Christ, and that the faith and religion vsed in the sayd churches, is not agreable with the churche of Christe, but are false and erroneous in fayth and religion.

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Marginalia4.To the fourth they answer & say, that howsoeuer the said churches of Rome and others of Christendom haue and do beleue touching the sacrament of the altar, yet they do beleue, that in the Sacrament, vnder the formes of bread & wine, there is not the very substance of Christes body and bloude, but that there is onely the substāce of material breade & wine, and that the same materyal bread and wyne, be onely the signes & tokens of Christes body & bloud, & are to be receiued onely for a remēbraunce of Christes passion & death wtout any substance of Christes body and bloude at all.

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Marginalia5.To the fyft article they answer, that the true receiuing and eating of Christes bodye, according to Christes institution, is to take, distribute, and eate material bread, and there by to remembre the passion & death of Christ, and so they receiue by faythe (as they beleue) Christes body and bloud, and not otherwyse.

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Marginalia6.To the syxt they answer the same to be true in euery part therof, except that ouer and besydes the Gloria in excelsis, the epistle & Gospel, which they beleue to be good, they beleue the Pater noster and Crede vsed in the Masse be also good.

Marginalia7.To the seuenth they aunswere and confesse that auriculer confession is not necessarye to be made to the priest: neuertheles they thynke that it is necessary to go to suche a priest as is able to geue good counsayle, and that for coūsayle onelye, and not otherwise. And as concerning the ceremonies of the church, they answer the same to be vayne and vnprofitable. No seruice in the church ought to be sayd, but onely in the English tongue.

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Marginalia8.To the eyght they answer and beleue the

same to be true in euerye part thereof, except that they do not beleue that they be hereticks or suspected of heresye.

Marginalia9.To the ninth Osmond and Bramford answered, that they referred them selues to the sayd lawes, mēcioned in that article, but Chāberlaine made no answer at al to this article.

Marginalia10.To the. x. the sayde Osmonde and Bramford answered and saide, that by reasō of their beliefe afore by them confessed, they are not to be reputed, taken, or iudged for wylful and obstinate heretickes, nor to be punished therfore, as is declared in that article. The other answered nothyng.

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I.e., notes.

vpon the foresaid articles.

THese articles in the same forme and maner of wordes as cōmonly obiected to al other that follow after, wyth the same answers also thereto annexed. In whyche articles thou mayest note (Reader) the crafty and subtyle handlyng in these Lawyers & Registers, who so deceitfullye frame their articles aud posicions that vnlesse a man do aduisedlye consider them, it is hard for a simple man to answer to them, but he shalbe snared and intangled.

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So they paynt their church with such a visage of vniuersal, whole, holy, catholicke, as who shoulde saye: he that denyeth Rome, denyeth the holy church of Christ here in earth.

Lykewyse in examining them, and specially the symple sort in the matter of the sacrament, to the materiall bread in the sacrament, they put to this woord (onely) very captiously & fraudulently, to take them at the worst auantage, making the people beleue that they take the holy sacrament to be no better thē onely cōmon bread, when they do not so, but make a difference betwene the same, both in the vse, honour, and name thereof.

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Agayne, when the Examinates hold but onelye agaynst the erroneous pointes of romish religion, these Byshops in their Interrogatories geue out the matter so generallye, as thoughe the sayd Examinates in whole spake against al the articles of faith taught in Rome, Spaine, England, Fraunce Scotlād. &c

Moreouer, concerning latyn seruice, in such craftye forme of woordes, they propounde their article, that it myght appere to the people, these men to deny any seruice to be lawfull in anye place, conetry, or language, but onely in Englysh.

And as these articles are craftly, captiously, and deceitfullye in forme of words deuised by the Bishops and their Notaries: so the answers agayne to the same, be no lesse subtely framed, and after the most odious maner put down, in the name of the Examinates whych being red vnto them, thus wythoute further aduise, they were constrayned vpon a sodayne to subscribe the same with their handes. Wherby if any word escaped their hand, peraduenture not consideratly subscribed: there the Papistes take their aduauntage agaynst them, to diffame them, and to bring them into hatred wyth the people.

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THese articles thus propounded and aunswered to, they were vntil the after none dismissed, at what tyme they did agayne appeare, and there were examined and traueled with, by faire and flattering speaches, aswel of the Byshop as of others his assistaunce, to recant and reuoke their opinions, who not withstanding remayned constant and firme. And therfore after the common vsage of theyr Ecclesiastical lawes, were sent awaye agayn vntil the next daye, being saturdaye, and the xviii. daye of the said moneth, and then in the forenone the Byshop vsinge hys accustomed maner of proces, which he had before, aswel with them, as with others, did likewyse dysmisse them, and at last in the after noone condempned them as heretickes, and so delyuered them to the Shiriffes. In whose custodye they remayned vntyl they were delyuered to the shirife of Essex, and by him wer executed, Chamberlain at Colchester, the xiiii. of Iune, Thomas Osmond at Maningtree, the. xv. of Iune, & W. Bramford alias Butler at Harwyge, the same. xv. day in þe moneth of Iune.

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