Navigate the 1563 Edition
PrefaceBook 1Book 2Book 3Book 4Book 5
Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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
Critical Apparatus for this Page
Commentary on the Text
Names and Places on this Page
Unavailable for this Edition
1353 [1284]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

glysteryng lanterne to the darked eyes, and sense of blynde liuyng, in suche pure order, and chastitye of lyfe, declinyng from all euill desyres and concupiscences, 

Commentary  *  Close

Carnal desires.

that euen hys very enemye could not reproue hym in any one iote thereof. Besydes thys, he was passynglye well learned, and of ryghte oughte to be compared to the beste of this oure age, as can testifye as well diuerse hys notable woorkes, pythy Sermons, and sundrye hys disputations, in bothe the vniuersityes of Oxforde, and Cambrydge, as also hys very aduersaries, all which will say no lesse theymselues. He was wyse of counsayle, deepe of witte, and verye polityke in all hys dooinges. Howe mercifull and carefull he was to reduce the obstinate Papistes frome their erronious opinions, and by gentlenesse to wynne theym to the truthe, hys gentyll orderyng and curteous handlynge of Doctour Heath, late Archebyshoppe of Yorke,  
Commentary  *  Close

Nicholas Heath had been deprived of the bishopric of Worcester in 1551 and placed in Ridley's custody. In Mary's reign he was restored to his bishopric and then promoted to the archbishopric of York. Foxe refers to him as the late archbishop because he was deprived of the office in 1559.

beynge prisoner with hym in Kynge Edwardes tyme in hys house one yeare, sufficiently declareth. In fyne, he was such a prelate, & in all poyntes so good, godly, and gostely a man, that England may iustelye rue the losse of so worthye a treasure: And thus hitherto cōcernyng his publique matters. Nowe will I speake somthynge further of hym priuatelye: He was a verye comely mā, and wel proportioned in al points, both in complextion and lyneaments of the body, takyng all thynges in good parte, bearyng no malyce or rancor in hys harte, but strayghtwayes forgettinge all iniuryes and offenses done agaynst him. He was a very kynd and natural gentleman to hys kynsfolke, but not bearing with them any thing otherwyse then right woulde requyre, geuyng them alwayes for a generall rule, yea to hys owne brother and sister,  
Commentary  *  Close

I.e., Ridley's brother-in-law George Shipside and his sister (and Shipside's wife) Alice.

that they doing euill shoulde seke or loke for nothyng at hys hande, but shoulde bee as straungers and alyens vnto hym: And they to be hys brother or sister, whiche vsed honestie and godly trade of lyfe: He vsynge all kyndes of wayes to mortifye hymselfe, was geuen to muche prayer and contemplation. For dewlye euery morning so soon as hys apparrell was done vppon hym, he wente forthwith to hys bed chamber, and there vppon hys knees prayed the space of halfe an houre: whiche being doone, immediatlye he wente to hys studye (if none hadde to doe with him) where he continued till ten of the cloke, and then came to common prayer, daylye vsed in hys house. The prayers being done, he wente to dynner, where he vsed litle talke, excepte otherwyse occasion by some hadde bene ministred, and then was it sober, discrete and wyse, and somtyme merye as cause required. The dynner doone, whiche was not verye longe, he vsed to sytte an houre or theraboutes, talkyng or playing at the Chestes,  
Commentary  *  Close

I.e., chess.

that done, he retourned to hys study, and there woulde continue, excepte suters or busy-

[Back to Top]

nesse abroade hadde bene occasion of the contrarye, vntill fyue of the clocke at nyghte, and then woulde come to common prayer, as in the forenoone: whiche being fynished, he wente to supper behauyng hymselfe there as at hys dynner: And after supper, recreatyng hymselfe in playeng at chestes the space of an houre, wente to hys studye, and continued there till xi. of the clocke at nyghte, whiche was hys common houre to goe to bedde, then saying his prayers vppon hys knees as in the mornyng, when he rose. But being at hys manour of Fulham as diuerse tymes he vsed to bee, he redde dayly a lecture to hys family, at the common prayer, begynnyng at the Actes of the Apostles, and so going throughoute all the Epystles of Saincte Paule, geuynge to euery man that coulde reade a newe Testament, hyring them besydes with money to learne by hart certayne pryncipal Chapiters, but especially the thyrtenth Chapiter of the Actes, readyng also vnto hys househoulde often tymes the hundred and one Psalme, being maruaylous carefull ouer hys familye, that they myghte bee a spectacle of all vertue and honestye to other. To bee shorte, as he was Godly and vertuous himself, so nothyng but vertue and Godlynes reygned in hys palace, pasturyng them with the Godly foode and pasture of oure Sauiour Iesus Christe. Onely nowe remayneth a singular declaration of hys gentle nature and kinde pietye concernyng the vsage of an olde womā called maistres Boner, mother to Doctor Boner, somtime Byshoppe of London: whiche I thoughte good to touche, aswell for the rare clemency of Doctor Ridley, as the vnworthye immanitye and brutyshe beastlynesse of Doctor Bonner. Byshoppe Ridley being at hys manour of Fulham, al ways sent for the sayed maystres Boner, dwellynge in an house adioynyng to hys house, to dynner and supper, with one maistres Mongey Boners syster, saying: Goe for my mother Bonner: who commyng was euer placed in the chayre at the tables ende, beinge so gently entreated, welcomed, and taken, as though he had bene borne of her owne body, being neuer displaced of her seate, although the kynges counsail had ben present, saying, whan any of them were there (as diuerse tymes they were) by your Lordshippes fauoure, thys place of ryghte and custome is for my mother Bonner. But howe well he was recompensed for thys hys singuler gentlenesse, and pitifull pietye, after, at the handes of the sayed Doctor Bonner, almoste the least childe that goeth by the grounde can declare. For whoe afterwarde was more enemye to Ridley then Bonner, and hys? whoe more went about to seke his destruction then he, recompensyng his gentlenesse wyth extreme cruelty, 

Commentary  *  Close

Note that in the 1563 edition, Foxe accused Bonner of imprisoning Alice Shipside, Nicholas Ridley's sister. Foxe was much less specific about this in the 1570 edition but much more detailed about the ordeals of George Shipside. As the source for the 1570 account was Shipside himself, this version of events is more accurate. Although Foxe does not say so, Shipside was not persecuted out of unmotivated malice, he was arrested when he was caught delivering works which Ridley had written while incarcerated to one of the bishop's former chaplains (see ECL 260, fo. 115r - printed in Letters of the Martyrs, p. 54 - also see Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 56-57).

[Back to Top]
imprysoning Ridleys own natural sister, whose brother suffered hys mother and kynne

[Back to Top]
Go To Modern Page No:  
Click on this link to switch between the Modern pagination for this edition and Foxe's original pagination when searching for a page number. Note that the pagination displayed in the transcription is the modern pagination with Foxe's original pagination in square brackets.
Type a keyword and then restrict it to a particular edition using the dropdown menu. You can search for single words or phrases. When searching for single words, the search engine automatically imposes a wildcard at the end of the keyword in order to retrieve both whole and part words. For example, a search for "queen" will retrieve "queen", "queene" and "queenes" etc.
Humanities Research Institute  *  HRI Online  *  Feedback
Version 2.0 © 2011 The University of Sheffield