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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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he cast me into the depest dongeon in the prison, but one a verye horrible and filthye pytte, stronge and narrowe, very darke and voyde of all lyght, but that whiche appeared thorough a little hoale frome a backe syde, sufferyng me to haue all that nyght neyther stoole, seate, or table, but a little bundell of strawe in stede of my bed. God of his infynite goodnesse gaue me pacience to susteyne all, euen so much that if I should haue dyed that nyght, I coulde full well haue borne it out. But the nexte daye betymes in the mornyng, Iephcot with one Persye the Bishops seruant, who euer after was my keper, came vnto me. To whome I complayned of the greate and extreme rigour that was shewed vnto vs, beseching God to indue vs with his grace, pacientlye to suffer and beare them: Whereat I had licence of them to prepare my self a bed, where I coulde. But yet for all that being so sicke as I was, I coulde haue no accesse or helpe of any man, neither yet permytted to haue penne and inke, or any booke, but a latine testament, and an other of praiers, which I secretly hyd frō them. Within. ii. days after, came vnto me in the euenyng þe Chauncelor and one Temsea a prebendary there: and by all kynde of meanes that they coulde exhorted me to submitt my selfe to the Byshop and the Church, declaryng there that they wyshed no more harme to me thā to themselues, being as glad of my soules health, as of their owne: And the occasion why the Chauncelor so sayed, I thynke was, for that before at Couentrye I burdened hym that he cruellye & vniustely had soughte my destruction: whom I answered on thys wyse, that I wold be gladly obedient and morigerous to that Churche which submytted it self to the worde of God, and would be ruled thereby. But how, quod he, can you come to the knowledge of the worde of God, but as you be led and taught by the Churche? Whose argument I thus refelled: The Church by premonstration declareth what is þe worde of God. Ergo, is the Church aboue þe worde of God? Thys argumente amonges learned men is nought & of no efficacye. No more thā if you would saye, Iohn Baptist doth shewe Christs commyng to þe people. Ergo, Iohn Baptist is aboue Christ. Or as if I shoulde shewe the King to one, who knoweth hym not, and telle hym thys is he, by and by you shoulde saye, that I was aboue the Kynge. The Chauncelor answered, þt he came not to dispute, & so departed with a blank, leauing the argument in the myddes. After thys whyle the Byshops comming no man came to trouble me in the prison, by the space of. vii. dayes, all which vacation I bestowed in meditations & deuout prayers: And þt I thanke God not without fruite of body & soule: For daylye more & more the violence of my disease decreased, and peace of consciēce increased: being sent vnto me diuerse & sondrye consolations by the secrete vnction of the holy spirite, sensible fe-

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lyng and tastyng of a blissefull lyfe, to folowe by the onely sonne our Lorde: to whome be honour and glory for euer and euer. Amen.

And yet in the meane season the olde serpent and enemye of oure saluation ceassed not to circumuent me with diuerse craftes and cogitations, shewing howe vnworthye I was of that honorable vocation to be in the cataloge of thē whiche shoulde suffer violence for Christ & hys Gospell. But these flying and bryckell cogitations I easelye repressed, by resortynge to the worde of God for succour, and reasonyng thus with my self: And what were those whom God at the begynnyng chose to be witnesses of hys worde and doctryne? Were they not men as other were, subiect to sinne, iniquitie, & diuerse infirmityes? Was not Noe, Abraham, & Dauyd such? I will not rehearse Paule, Barnabe, and the reste? Who fyrste gaue hym (as Paule sayth) that he should be repayed again of God? and speakyng at once and to all menne, what haue you (sayth he) that you haue not receaued? And Iohn in lykewise sayd, that of his plentyfulnesse we haue receaued: no man at any time hath brought any thyng to God, but al thinges procedeth frome hym, nor they elected and loued hym fyrst, but he them, when yet they were hys enemyes & voyde of all vertue. The Lorde is Lord of all, and chiefe ouer all, and aboue al men that calle vpon hym without any respect of persons euen to the consūmation of þe world And agayn in an other prophet: the Lord is at hand with them þt calleth vpon him, being redy to heare euery man, at all tymes, & all places, whiche with fayth & repentaunce crieth for hys clemencye: And therfore it is no poynt of arrogancye or presumption, that we trustyng vpon hys promyses, doe chalenge as our ryghte hys helpe and ayde, in whatsoeuer peryll and dystresse we are put to, not for that we do of oure selues deserue any thyng, but onely for the confidence and truste whiche we haue of hys promyses in Christ our Lord, in whom & through whom he that will attayne to the throne of hys grace, wythoute all fayle shall receaue that which shalbe expedient for the health, not only of hys body but also of hys soule, and that farre more liberally and aboundantlye than euer he hoped or trusted: hys word cannot fayle or lye. Call vpon me, saith he, in the day of tribulation, and I will heare thee, and thou shalte glorifye me &c. I answered also on thys wyse the aduersary: I acknowledge and confesse my self to be a synner and altogether vnworthy to bee accompted amonges the blessed witnesses of his worde. What of that? Shal I therfore because I am a sinner and vnworthy, forsake the tutele and defence of suche a cause? But what other thynge is thys ells, I praye you, but to heape synne vpon synne, and to make me of an vnworthy person more vnworthy? for what more haynous an offence may be committed, than to denye the trueth of the Gospell, Whereupon

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