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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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1452 [1383]

al olde customes, thoughe they were neuer so rotten with age. This one thing I cānot but smyle at in my mynde, when I see howe hee braggeth & vaunteth himself in al hys letters to þe lord Protector, & other of the coūsel of the hye fauour of his noble Kyng of famous memory, the kinges father that dead is. &c. when nothing was lesse true, neither dyd the kyng lesse fauour any english man then him, as by the depositions both of the Earle of Warwik & of the L. Paget may appeare, pag. 824. 816. But into this false and foles paradise he was was brought, through the sayd L. Paget, who, as he reporteth him selfe in hys messages frō the king to the said Winchester deluded him, telling him muche otherwise then the kyng had spoken. Which thing puffed vp the vayn glorious Thraso not a litle, thinking the Moone was made of grene cheese. &c. But what soeuer he was, seing he is now gone, I refer him to his Iudge, to whom he shall stande or fall. As concerning his death, and maner thereof, I woulde they whiche were present thereat, woulde testify to vs what they saw. This we haue al to thinke, his death to happen so oportunely, that England hath a mighty cause to geue thankes to the lord therfore: not so much for the great hurt he had done in time past, in peruerting his Princes, in bringing in the. vi articles, in murthering Gods sayntes, in defacing Christes sincere religion. &c. as also especiallye for that he hadde thought to haue brought to passe, in murdering also our noble Quene that now is. For if it be true that her highnes was in daunger, it is as truly out of doubt that this vile bishop was the cause ther of. 

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Foxe persistantly, and unfairly, claimed that Gardiner was largely responsible for the imprisonment of Elizabeth and that the bishop sought to have her killed. For a discussion of this see Thomas S. Freeman, 'Providence and Prescription: The Account of Elizabeth in Foxe's "Book of Martyrs"' in Susan Doran and Thomas S. Freeman (eds.), The Myth of Elizabeth, (Basingstoke, 2003), pp. 30-31.

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MarginaliaQuene Elizabeth preserued.And if it be certayn which we haue heard, that her highnes being in the tower, a wryte came downe from certeyn of the Counsell for her execution, it is out of cōtrouersy, but that vyle wyly Wynchester was the onely Dædalus 
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In classical mythology Daedalus was a brilliant inventor and engineer.

and framer of that ingine.  
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I.e., plot.

Who no doubt in that one day had brought this whole realm in woful ruine, had not the Lordes most gratious counsel, through maister Bridges, then the Lieutenant, cōming in hast to the Quene certified the matter, and preuented Achitophels bloudy deuises. For the which thankes be to the same our Lord and Sauiour, in the congregation of al English churches. Amen. Of thynges vncertayne, I muste speake vncertainlye, for lacke of fuller information, or els peraduenture they be in the Realme that can say more, then here I haue expressed. For as Boner, Storye, Thorndon, Harpesfielde, Downing, with other, were occupied in putting the poore braunches of Gods sayntes to death: so this bishop for his parte bent all hys deuises, in assayling the roote, and in casting such a plat forme (as he hym selfe in woordes at hys death is sayd to confesse) to buylde hys

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popery vpon, as he thought should stande for euer. But as I sayde before, or vncertayne thynges I canne speake but vncertaynelye. Wherfore as touchinge the maner and order of his death, how riche he dyed, what were his wordes in defieng the honour of this world whether he dyed with his tounge swolne and out of his mouth, as MarginaliaThos Arūdell Archbyshop of Cant.Thomas Arundell Archbyshop of Caunt. pag. 276. or whether he stonke before he dyed, as Cardinall Wolsey dyd, (who as he had vsed coniuration before, so after he had poysoned hym selfe by the waye, MarginaliaEx relatu cuiusdam qui interfuit, et morientem Cardinalem brachio sustinuit. 

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Foxe text Latin

Ex relatu cuiusdam qui interfuit, et morientem Cardinalem brachio sustinuit

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

From the account of someone who took part, and lifted up the dying Cardinal by his arm.

[Cf. account in Cattley-Pratt, VII, p. 592. Does this appear anywhere in the later edition?]

at his buriall was so heauy that they let him fall did geue suche a sauoure that they coulde not abide him, with such a sodain storme & tempest aboute him, that al the torches wente out and coulde beare no light) or whether he died in dispaire. &c. al this I refere either to theire reportes of whō I hard it, or leaue it to the knoledge of them which knowe it better. I coulde name the man (but I absteine from names) who being then presēt, and a great doer about the saide Winchester reported to vs concerning the saide byshop, that when the Byshop of Chichester cam to him, and began to comfort him with wordes of Gods promise, and with the free iustificatiō in the bloud of Christ oure sauioure, repeting the scriptures to hym Winchester hearinge him, what my Lorde, (quod he) wil you open that gap now? thē fare well all together: to me and such other in my case you may speake it. But opē this wyndow vnto the people, then farewell all to gether. Moreouer what Boner then sawe in him, or what he harde of him, and what woordes passed betwene them about the time of his extremitye, MarginaliaA postrophe to Boner.betwyxte him and him be it. If Boner dydde then beholde anye thing which mighte turne to his good example, I exhorte hym to take it, and to beware in tyme, as I pray God he may. Here I coulde bring in the friuolous Epitaphe, which was made of his death made of a Papist for a popish Byshop. but I pretermit it, and in stede thereof, I haue here inferred a certein tretise of D. Ridley, wherein is declared contradictions in þe workes of Winchester, wherin he varieth from other Papists in the doctrine of the Sacrament, to thentent that as hee in his bookes rebuketh vs of variablenes, so other agayne may reproue hym wyth the same or greater, who in his doctrine varieth not only from other Papists, but also doubleth from himselfe, as here foloweth to be sene.

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To the Reader.

☞ For asmuch (good Reader) as our aduersaries that is the Romish Catholickes, as Lindanus, 

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Wilhelmus Lindanus (1525-1588), catholic theologian, inquisitor and bishop of Roermund and Ghent.

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Albertus Pighius (1490? - 1542), Dutch catholic theologian and polemicist.

Wintoniensis, with other mo, are wont so greatly to charge vs wyth dissension and repugnaunce among our selues, for the same cause I haue thought good, especiallye hauing here in hande the storye of Wynchester to set fourth to the eyes of men, a briefe

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