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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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1364 [1295]

there chaunced as mayster Balifes told vs, a- dronken fellow to multiply words, and for the same he was set in Bocardo: 

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A Bocardo was a syllogism whose conclusion was supposed to be inescapable. As a joke the prison in Oxford, in the north gate of the town, was commonly called the Bocardo.

vpō these things as is reported, there is risen a rumoure in the towne and countrey aboute, that we woulde haue broken the prison with suche violence, as if maister Balifes had not plaied the prety mē,  
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Acted bravely.

we shoulde haue made a scape.  
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An escape.

We had oute of our prison a wal, that we might haue walked vpon, and our seruauntes had liberty to go abroade in the towne or fieldes: but now bothe they and we are restrayned of both.

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My Lorde of Woorcester passed by through Oxford, but he dyd not visit vs. 

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The bishop of Worcester, Nicholas Heath, had been held in Ridley's custody.

The same day began our restraint to be more, and the booke of the communion was taken from vs, by the Balifes, at the Maiors cōmaundemēt, as maister Balifes did report to vs. No man is licēced to come vnto vs: afore they myghte that woulde, see vs vpon the walle: but that is so grudged at, and so euill reported, that wee are now restrayned, &c. Sir, blessed be God wyth al our euil reportes, grudgings & restraintes. We are merye in God, and all oure cure and care is and shall be (by Gods grace) to please and serue him, of whom we loke and hope after this temporall and momentary miseries to haue eternall ioye, and perpetuall felicitye, with Abraham, Isaac, and Iacob, Peter, and Paule, and all the heauenlye company of the Aungels in heauen, through Iesus Christ our Lorde. As yet there was neuer learned man or any scholer or other that visited vs since we came into Bocardo, which nowe in Oxforde may be called a colledge of Quondams.  
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A quondam is the former holder of an office. Ridley is calling the Bocardo a college of 'quondams' because he, Latimer and Cranmer who were imprisoned there were all former bishops.

For as ye know, we be no fewer ther then thre: and I dare saye euerye one well contented with his portion, which I do recken to be our heauēly fathers fatherly good & gratious gifte. Thus fare you well: we shall wyth Gods grace one daye mete together and be mery. The daye assuredly approcheth a pace: the Lorde graunte that it maye shortely come. For before that day come, I feare me the worlde will waxe  
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Grow, increase.

worse and worse. But then all our enemies shalbe ouerthrowne and troden vnder foote: righteousnes and truth then shall haue the victorye, and beare the bell awaye, whereof the Lorde graunt vs to be parteners, and all that loueth truely the truth.

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We all praye you as ye can, to cause all oure commendations to be made, to all suche as ye knowe did visit vs and you, when wee were in the tower with their frendly remēbraunces and benefites. Maisteris Wilkenson and Maisteris Warcuppe haue not forgotten vs, but euen since we came into Bocardo, with theire charitable and frendly beneuolence haue comforted vs, not that els we did lacke. For God be blessed, which euer hitherto hath prouided sufficiently for vs: but that is a greate comfort and an occasion for vs to blesse God, whē we see that he maketh them so frendley to tender vs, whom some of vs were neuer familarlye acquainted with all.

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Yours in Christ, Nicholas Ridley.

A letter of maister Ridleyes, sent to a Cosin of hys. 
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This letter was first printed in 1563 and then in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 79-80. It was then reprinted in every edition of the Acts and Monuments.

GOds holy spirite be with you, now and euer Amen. When I call to remembraunce

(beloued Cosin) the state of those, that for feare of trouble, either for losse of goodes will do in the sight of the worlde those thinges that they knowe and are assured is contrarye to the will of God, I can do no lesse but lament their case, being assured the ende therof will be so pitifull (without speedy repentaunce) that I tremble and feare to haue it in remembraūce. I would to God it laye vpon some earthlye burden, so that fredome of conscience might be geuen vnto them. I wrote, as God knoweth, not of presūption, but onely lamenting the state of those, whom I thoughte nowe in thys daungerous tyme shoulde haue geuen both you and me cōfortable instructions. But alas, in stede thereof we haue perswasions to follow (I lamente me to rehearse it) supersticious idolatry yea & that worste of all is, they will seeke to proue it by the scripture. The Lorde for his mercye turne their hartes. Amen. Cōmend me &c.

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Yours, Nicholas Ridley.

Another letter of Maister Ridleys vnto Maister Bradford, and other hys pryson fellowes. Anno. 1555. 
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The date given to this letter by Foxe is almost certainly incorrect, as this letter was written partially in response to Rowland Taylor's letter of 8 May 1554, signed by other leading protestants, protesting a planned disputation to be held in Cambridge. The letter is probably from May or early June 1554. It first appeared in the 1563 edition and was reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs (pp. 60-62) and subsequently in every edition of the Acts and Monuments.

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DEarely beloued, I wish you grace, mercy and peace. Accordynge to your mynde I haue runne ouer al your papers, 

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According to Foxe's marginal notes these papers were Bradford's treatise on the Lord's Supper which he sent to Ridley for the bishop's comments.

and what I haue done (which is but small) thereat maye appeare. In twoo places I haue put in twoo loose leaues.  
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Ridley apparently added some passages to the treatise Bradford had sent him.

I had muche ado to reade that was written in your great leaues, & I wene some where I haue altered some wordes, because I could not reade perfectly that whych was wryttē. Sir, what shal best be done with these thinges, nowe ye muste consider: for yf they come in sight at this tyme, vndoubtedlye they must to the fire with their father: and for any safegard that your custodye can bee vnto them, I am sure you looke not for it. For as ye haue bene partner of the woorke, so I am sure ye looke for none other, but to haue and receiue lyke wages, and to drinke of the same cup. Blessed be God that hath geuen you liberty in the meane season, that you maye vse your pen to his glory, and to the comfort (as I heare say) of manye. I blesse God daylye in you, and al your whole company, to whom I besech you cōmend me hartely. Nowe I loue my countryman  
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Rowland Taylor and Nicholas Ridley were both from Northumbria.

in dede & in truth, I meane D. Taylour, not nowe for my earthlye countries sake, but for our heauenlye fathers sake, & for Christes sake, whom I heard say he dyd so stoutly in tyme of peryl confesse,  
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Since Ridley refers below to Bradford consulting him about the proposed Cambridge disputation, Taylor's 'confession' was almost certainly the letter of 8 May 1554, signed by Taylor and other protestants, protesting against the disputation.

and yet al so now for our countries sake, and for al our mothers sake: but I meane of the kyngdome of heauen, and of heauenlye Hierusalem, and because of the spirite, which bringeth in hym, in you, and in your company such blessed frutes of boldnes in the Lords cause, of patience and constancie. The Lord, which hath begon this worke in you al, performe and perfit this his own dede, vntyl hys own day come, Amē.

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As yet I perceiue ye haue not bene bayted, 

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To bait someone was to taunt or provoke them; what Ridley means is that Bradford has not been examined yet. Since Bradford was examined repeatedly from the end of January 1555 onwards, this is yet another reason to doubt Foxe's dating of this letter to 1555.

and the cause thereof God knoweth, whyche wyl let them doo no more to hys, then is hys pleased wyl and pleasure to suffer them to do for his own glory, and to the profyt of them,

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