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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. 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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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1242 [1173]

ford was thus halfe perswaded to enter into the ministery, Doctor Ridley that worthy byshop of London, and glorious martyr of christ accordinge to the order that then was in the church of England called hym to take the degre of Deacō: which order because it was not without some such abuse as to þt which Bradford would not consent, the byshop yet perceyued that Bradford was wylling to enter into þe ministery, was cōtent to order him deacō without any abuse, euen as he desired. 

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It is not clear what particular abuses Bradford objected to. Perhaps he objected to wearing vestments. It is interesting that Foxe added the passages about Ridley allowing Bradford's ordination to proceed in the 1563 edition. In the early 1560s, some English bishops, such as Edmund Grindal, had ordained clergy, permitting them to officiate without wearing the hated vestments (Collinson [1979], pp. 172-73). Foxe probably added these passages to endorse this policy.

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This being done, he obteyned for hym a licence to preach, and did geue hym a prebend in hys cathedrall Church of Paules. In this preaching office by the space of thre yeares, how faythfully Bradford walked, how diligently he labored, many partes of England can testify:  
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In some of his letters Bradford mentions places in which he preached and it is an impressive list: Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Liverpool, Mottrine, Stepport, Winsley, Eccles, Prestwich, Middleton, Radcliff and Chester, as well as Walden in Essex. Apparently Bradford divided his time between Lancashire and Cheshire, on the one hand, and London and Essex on the other.

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sharply he opened and reproued sinne, swetly he preached Christ crucified, pithily he impugned heresies and errours, earnestly he perswaded to godly lyfe. After the death of that blessed yong King Edward the sixte, when Quene Mary had gotten the crowne, stil continued Bradford diligent in preaching, vntill he was vniustly depriued both of his office & liberty of her, and her coūsel. To do the which thing, because she had no iust occasion, she did take occasion to do this vniustice for such an act, as among Turkes and Infidels woulde haue ben with thankfulnes rewarded, & with great fauor, and liberall bounty. Thys was the fact. The. xiii. day of August, in the firste yeare of the raygne of Quene Mary. Maister Bourne now byshop of Bath, made so beastly a sermon  
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Bradford was accused of sedition on the occasion of Bourne's sermon; Foxe is careful to characterize Bourne's sermon itself as seditious as a way of defusing the charge against Bradford.

at Paules crosse in London, as partlye is declared before in page. 905. to sett popery abroch, that it moued the people to such indignation, that they were almoste redy to pull hym out of the pulpit. Neither could his grosse eloquence, nor the presence of the bishop Boner, who then was his mayster, and (that worse is indede) not the commaundement of the Maier of London, whom the people ought to haue obeied, could (I saye) staye their rage. But the more they spake, the more the people were incensed. At length MarginaliaBourne.Bourne seing that the people were ready to put hym in peril (of which he was well warned by the hurling of a drawē dagger at him, as he stode in the pulpit) and that he was put from ending hys sermon, fearing lest agaynst hys will he shoulde there end his wretched life, desired Bradford who stode in the pulpit behind hym, to come fourth, and that he would stand in hys place and speake to the people. MarginaliaBradford apeseth the rage of the people, and gardeth the papysticall preacher.Bradford dyd so: he spake to the people of godly and quiet obediēce The people both sawe and heard hym gladly, which they declared not only by cryieng, whē he came fyrste into the place of the preacher, Bradford, Bradford, god saue thy life Bradford: but also in that that after they had heard

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his godly exhortacion, they lefte of theyr raging, and at leasure quietlye departed eche man to hys house. Yet in the meane season (for it was a longe tyme before that so great a multitude could al depart) Bourne thought (and truly) that he was not yet sure of hys life til he were safly housed, though the Maior & Shriefs of Londō were at hand to helpe hym. Wherfore he desired Bradford not to departe from hym til he were in safety, which Bradford according to his promis performed. For while the Maior & Shriefs did leade Bourne to the scholmaisters house, which is next to þe pulpit, Bradford wēt at his back, shadowing him from the people wt his gowne, & so set him safe. Let the reader now consider the careful minde of Bourn, þe charity of Bradford, & the grudging of no raskals, which yet remaineth there, which were greued that so good a man should saue suche a botcherlye beast, and that to his own bodely destruction. Among whom one gentlemā said these words: Ah Bradford Bradford, thou sauest him þt wil help to burn thee. I geue thee his life: for if it were not for the, I wold run him through with my sword. Thus Bourne escaped bodely death: but God hath his iudgemente to be shewed in the time appointed. MarginaliaBradforde rebuketh the people for the tumult at Paules crosse.The same sonday in the afternone Bradford preached at the bowe Churche in Cheapesyde, and reproued the people sharplye for their sedicious misdeamenour. 

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Here again Foxe is concerned to emphasize that Bradford was not actually guilty of sedition.

After this he did abyde still in London with an innocent conscience, to try what should become of his iust doing. Within thre dayes after, he was sent for to the tower of London, where the Quene then was, to appeare there before the Councel. MarginaliaBradford charged with sedition, for sauing the preacher.There was he charged with this act of sauing of Bourne, which those vniust Iudges called sedicious, 
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The Marian authorities believed, or claimed to believe, that Bradford had incited the crowd to attack Bourne.

and also with the beleauing and preaching of Christ crucified, and so by them he was committed to prison in the towre, out of the which neither his innocēcy godlynes, nor charitable dealinge could purchase hym liberty of body, tell by death (which he suffered for Christes cause) he obtayned þt heauenly lyberty, of which no deuelish papist shall euer depriue hym. From the Tower he came to the Kinges bench in Southwarke: & after his condempnation, to the Coūter in the poultre in London: in the which. ii. places the tyme he dyd remayne prisoner, he preached twise a day cōtinually, onles sicknes hindered hym, where also the sacrament was often ministred, and through hys meanes the kepers (so well he was beloued) such accesse of good folkes was there dayly to hys lecture, and to the ministration, of þe sacramēt that commenly his chāber oft time was welny filled. His painful diligēce reading & prayer, I might almost accōpt it his whoe life. He did not eate aboue one meale a day: which was but very lytle whē

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