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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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an honest man?

Coo. It is written that after Christe hath suffered, there shall come a people with the prince that shal destroy both cite & Sanctuary: I pray you shewe me whether thys destruction was in my fathers tyme, or nowe? The Bishop not answeryng his question, asked hym whether he would not obey the kynges lawes?

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Coo. As farre as they agree with the worde of God, I wyll obey them.

Bishop. Whether they agree with the woorde of God or not, we bee bounde to obey them, yf the kyng were an infidell.

Coo aunswered, if Sydrach, Mysaach, and a-Bednage had so done, Nabuchadonosor hadde not confessed the lyuing god. Then the Bishop tolde hym, that this two and twenty yeres we haue bene gouerned with suche kinges.

Coo. My lorde, why were ye then dombe and did not speake or barke?

Bishop. I durste not for feare of deathe. Thus they ended.

But after this done, it was reported that I railed: wherfore I called it to memory, and wrote this my rayling, that lighte shoulde not be taken for darkenes, nor synne for holines, and the deuill for God, who oughte to be feared and honoured both nowe and euer Amen.

THis Thomas Coo, an aged father, after his sondry troubles and conflicts, with his aduersaries, at lengthe was committed to the fyre at Yexforde, in the Countie of Suffolke, where he moste blessedly ended his aged yeres.

The martyrdome of George Catmer, Roberte Streater, Anthonye Burwarde, George Brodbridge, and Iames Tuttye. 
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The Martyrdoms of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge and Tutty

A note in the Rerum relates that George Brodbridge, James Tutty, GeorgeCatmer, Robert Streater and Anthony Burwood were burned together at Canterbury on 6 September 1555 (Rerum, p. 525). Foxe's complete account of these martyrs appeared in the 1563 edition; it seems to be drawn from a description of the examination of the six martyrs by a sympathetic observer, although it is possible that it is drawn from an official record. There are no substantial changes in the account of these martyrs in the 1570, 1576 and 1583 editions.

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LIke as Bonner byshoppe of London raged in his crueltie here within his dioces of London: so his bloudye bretherne the byshoppe of Douer, and Nicholas Harpesfielde Archedeacon of Caunterburye (a whelpe of Bonenrs owne heare) 

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Note that a savage denunciation of Nicholas Harpsfield as 'a whelpe of Bonners owne hear[t]e' which appeared in the 1563 edition was replaced by this bland introductory sentence. This is a good example of Foxe tending to moderate some of his more inflamatory rhetoric in the second edition of the Acts and Monuments.

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did no lesse bestyrre themselues there as appeareth, as well by the handlyng of Iohn Blande, and diuers others beefore mencioned, whiche were all within a verye short time dispatched: as also by these fyue godly & constant martyrs, that is to say.

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George Catmer.
Robert Streater.
Anthony Burvvarde
George Brodbridge. 
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In 1551, it was testified that George Brodebridge had stated that predestination was conditional (BL, Harley 421, fo. 134r). It is unclear whether or not Brodebridge held these views when he died.

Iames Tuttye.

Who the thyrde daye of Auguste were broughte before the saide Bishoppe of Douer and his complices, and there were seuerally examined vppon certayne articles, touching the

Sacramente of theyr aulter, auricular confession, and other suche lyke. To the whiche the saide Catmer, (beeyng firste examined) made aunswere on this wyse. Christe (quod he) sytteth in heauen, on the righte hande of God the father: and therefore I doe not beleue him to bee in the Sacramente of the aulter: but he is in the worthye receiuer spiritually: and the Sacramente as you vse it, is an abhominable ydoll. Nexte vnto hym was called foorthe Roberte Streater: who beeyng also asked whether he dydde beeleue the reall presence of Christe in the sacrament of the aulter, saide, that he dydde not so beleue: for you doe mayntayne heresye, and idolatry (quod he) in that ye teache to worshippe a false God in the Sacramente, enclosed in a boxe. It is you that are the malignaunte churche: for in your churche, there are twentye thynges vsed againste the lawe of God. The lyke obiection was made againste Anthonye Burwarde, who also sayde, that their sacramente was made an ydole. After hym was George Brodbridge demaunded what he sayde to those articles. Who aunswered, that he woulde not be confessed of a priest, because he could not forgeue his owne synnes: and further sayde, that in the sacramente of the aulter there is not the reall bodye of oure Sauiour Christe, but breade geuen in the remembraunce of hym. Moreouer, as for your holye breade, your holye water, and your masse, I doe (quod he) vtterlye defye theym. And last of all didde the saide Iames Tuttye, make and confyrme their sayde former aunsweres. And therfore they were all fyue condemned to bee burned as heretykes, and so were they all in one fyre, at Caunterbury aforesayde, about the vi. day of September then nexte folowyng.

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Thomas Hayvvarde, and Iohn Gorewaye. 
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The Martyrdoms of Thomas Hayward and John Goreway

A note in the Rerum states that Thomas Hayward and Thomas [sic] Goreway were burned at Lichfield in September 1555. Apart from correcting Goreway's name, this note was repeated in the 1563 edition. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added a statement that while the persecution was concentrated in London, East Anglia, Essex and Kent, other parts of the realm were affected as well.

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AFter these fyue aboue named, about the middest of the same month were burned at Lichfeld the said


The Epistle of Roberte Glouer sent to his wife declaryng therein his conflictes with hys enemies. 
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BL, Harley 416, fos. 8r-13r. This letter was printed in Rerum, pp. 525-30 and 533-37). The wording of this letter was somehat changed when it was printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 527-42. (Cf. the 1563 version with the version in later editions). This was undoubtedly due to Bull's editing. The versions of the letter in 1570 and subsequent editions followed Bull's version.

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THe quietnes of conscience which passeth all vnderstanding, wyth all gladnes, consolation, & bolde speaking in the holye ghoste, increase and multiply eternally in thine heart, by the louelye stable and costante faith in the onely and moste dearest sauiour Iesu Christe. Amen.

The letters which thou sentest to me in pri-

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