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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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1314 [1245]

in Kent) traueling vpon the waye, and goinge to visite suche their Godly frendes, as thē they had in the saide countrey of Essex. 

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Denley and Newman were taking a letter to John Simpson and John Ardley (1563, p. 1246). Simpson had been one of the leaders of the Bocking conventicle, a gathering of protestants from Kent and Essex, in 1550. Simpson also wrote a letter to a congregation in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent. (See Freeman [2002], p. 130 n.5). Denley and Newman were probably part of Simpson's network of Kentish contacts.

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And vppon the sight of them as he braggeth, being belyke now a thyrst for bloud, whereof he had tasted but lately before, he suspected, apprehended, & searched them: and at last, finding their confessions of their fayth in wryting about thē, sent them vp vnto the Quenes Commissioners, directinge also vnto one of the same Comissioners, these his fauourable letters in their behalfe.

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¶ A copie of Edmond Tyrrelles letter, to one of the Quenes Commissioners. 
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Where Foxe obtained this letter is a little mysterious as it would not have been in an ecclesiastical register. It was probably found in Whitehall and given to Foxe by William Cecil. In 1570, Foxe added a marginal note saying that the recipient was Sir Richard Southwell; Foxe must have learned this from whoever gave him this letter.

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SIr, with moste hartie commendations vnto you, these shalbe to aduertise you, þt I haue receiued a letter from sir Nicholas Hare and you, and other of the kyng and quenes maiesties Comissioners, by a seruaunt of the kynge and quenes, called Iohn Failes, for certaine busines, about Saynt Osythes: the whiche I could not immediatly go about, for that I had receiued a letter from the Councell, to assiste the shirife, for the executiō of the heretykes, the one at Rayleygh, 

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I.e., John Ardley.

and the other at Rocheford,  
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I.e., John Simpson.

the whiche was done vppon tuesdaye last.

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And as I came homewarde, I mette with twoo men: Euen as I sawe them, I suspected them, and then I did examine them, and search them, and I did fynde about them certayne letters, whiche I haue sent you, and also a certeine wryting in paper, what their fayth was. And they confessed to me, that they had forsaken and fled out of their countrie 

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In the sixteenth century, country and county were synonymous; in this case Kent is meant.

for religions sake: and sythen they haue bene in many countreis, by their confession, whiche I haue sent you: for the whiche I thought it good (for that they came from London, and that there myght be more had of them, then I yet haue vnderstand) to sende them to you, wherby you and others of the king and queenes Comissioners there, might trie them, so that their lewdnes myght be throughly knowen: for I thynke these haue caused manye to trouble their consciēces. So this hath been some let to me, wher fore I could not go about these matters expressed in your letters: but to morrow noone I entende by Gods grace to accomplishe your letters, with as muche diligence as I may. And this the holy Trinitie haue you euer in his kepyng. I beseche you to bee so good maister, to discharge these poore men that bring these prisoners vp, assone as may be. And thus moste hartely fare well, from Ramesdoon parke, the xii. daye of Iune. 1555.

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By your assured to commaunde,
Edmond Tyrrell.

THe commissioners nowe receiuing these prisoners, after they sawe they could litle preuayle by their owne perswasions, sent them vnto Boner, to be handled at his fatherly and

charitable discretion: whiche, howe great and fauourable it was, as wel þe historie of others, also þe sequele of this dothe manifestly declare. For the xxviii. daye of Iune then next following, he caused the sayde Denly and Newman with one Patrike Pathingham, to be brought into his chamber within his house or palace: & there examining them vpon their confessions, whiche Tyrrelle had founde about them, obiected also vnto them certaine other articles of his owne. To the whiche they all aunswered in effect one thing, although Denley aunswered more largely then thothers: and therefore I thought it enough only to manifest his, as sufficient, and in nothing differing from the others, except that Pathingham had one article of no great force obiected to him, whiche the rest had not.

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This done, the Byshop vsed with them his accustomed perswasions, to the which maister Denley sayd. God saue me from your counsel, and kepe me in the minde that I am in. for that that you count heresie, I take to be the truthe: and therupon were commaunded to appeare in the Byshops Consistorie, the fift day of Iuly, then next comming, in the after noone.

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¶ Certaine notes collected and gathered out of scriptures, by Iohn Denley Gent. with a cōfession of his faith, touching the Sacrament of Christes body and bloud, found about him ready wrytten, at his apprehension.

Christ is in the sacramēt, as he is where two or thre are gathered together in his name.

THe difference betwene the Faithful and the Papistes, concerning the Sacrament. The Papistes saie, that Christ is corporally vnder or in the formes of bread and wyne: but the faithfull saye, that Christ is not there, neither corporally, nor spiritually: but in them that worthely eate and drinke the bread and wyne, he is spiritually, but not corporally.

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For figuratiuely he is in the bread and wine, and spiritually he is in them that worthely eate and drinke the bread and wyne: but really carnally, and corporally he is onely in heauen, from whence he shall come to iudge the quicke and the dead.

My beliefe in the sacrament of the blessed body & bloud of our sauiour Iesus Christ.

As concerning the sacrament of the bodye and bloud of our sauiour Iesus Christe, my belefe is this, that the bread and wyne is appointed vnto a sacrament: and that after thankes bee geuen to God the father, that then it dothe represent vnto me the verie body & bloud of oure sauiour Iesus Christ: not that the bread is the body, or the wyne þe bloud, but that I in faith doe se that blessed bodie of our sauiour broken on the crosse, and his precious bloude plente-

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