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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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The proces and history of maister Ihon Philpot, examined, condemned and martired for the maintenaunce and defense of the Gospels cause againste the Antichristian Sea of Rome. 
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The Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot

On 1 August 1556, Grindal sent Foxe a letter in which he stated that his friends in Strasburg had collected some material on Grindal and expected to collect more (Remains of Edmund Grindal, ed. William Nicholson [Parker Society, 1843], p. 223). While in exile, Foxe translated Philpot's examinations into Latin and printed them as a separate work. (No copy of this work survives, but see Remains of Edmund Grindal, ed. William Nicholson [Parker Society, 1843], p. 223 and John Strype, Memorials of Thomas Cranmer, 2vols. [Oxford, 1840], II, pp. 515-16). He also printed his Latin translation of Philpot's examinations in the Rerum (pp. 543-631). There was also a note in the Rerum giving a sketch of Philpot's life (p. 631). These materials were reprinted in the 1563 edition. In this edition, Foxe also added two letters of Philpot's which Bonner had intercepted (Foxe must have obtained these from Bonner's records) and a petition which Philpot had sent to the queen. He also added an account of Philpot's condemnation and martyrdom, apparently based on eyewitness accounts. Foxe also added a prayer which Philpot said at the stake. This account was substantially unchanged in future editions.

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MarginaliaIhō Philpot. MarginaliaDecember 20. NExt foloweth the constant martyrdom of master Ihon Philpot of whō partly ye haue heard before in the beginning of Quene Maryes time, in prosecuting the disputation of the conuocation house. pag. 907 He was of a worshipful house, a knightes sōne borne in Hampshere, brought vp in the Newe college in Oxford, where he studied the ciuil lawe the space of. vi. or vii. yeares, besides the study of other liberall artes, especiall of the tonges, wherin very forwardly he profited, namely in the knowledge of the Hebrue tong. &c. In wytte pregnant  

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Fertile, inventive.

and happy, of a genorous courage, in spirit feruent, in religion zelous, and also well practised, (which is no small matter in a true Diuine) of nature and condition plaine and aperte, farre from all flattery, farther from al hipocrisy and deceitful dissimulation: what his manour was, his owne examinations penned if his owne hand without al register, can declare. From Oxford desirous to se other countries, and as occasion serued hym therunto, he went ouer into Italy and places thereabouts, where he comminge vpon a time from Venice, to Padua was in daunger through a certen Franciscā Fryer, accompanying him in his ioyrney, who comming to Padua accused hym of heresy.  
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The preceding biographical details were printed in the Rerum (p. 631). Most of them can be gleaned from Philpot's examinations.

At length returnyng to England his country agayne, as the time ministred more boldnes to hym, in the dayes of King Edward, he had diuers conflictes with Gardiner the byshop in the City of Winchester, as partely is touched before, in the proces of Winch. pag. 756.

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After that hauing an aduouson 

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A living or benefice to which John Ponet as bishop of Winchester had the right of appointment.

of the sayd bishop of the Archdeaconry of the City Winchester, he was made there Archdeacon vnder Doctor Ponet, who then succeded Gardiner in that byshoprick. Thus duryng the tyme of king Edward he continued to no small profit of those parties there about. Whē that blessed king was taken away, and Mary his sister came in place, whose study was wholy bente to alter the state of religion in þe woful Realm of England, first she caused a conuocation of the prelates and learned to be congregate to the accomplishment of her desire.

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In the which conuocation maister Philpot being present, according to hys rowme 

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Place, position.

and degre, with a few other, susteined the case of the Gospell manfully agaynst the aduersary parte, as is aboue recited in the sayd disputation of the conuocation house, for the which cause, not withstāding the liberty of the house

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promised before, hee was called to accounte, before Byshop Gardiner the Chauncelor, then being his ordinary, by whom he was first examined, although that examination came not yet to our handes. From thence agayne hee was remoued to Bonner, and other commissioners, with whom he hadde diuers & sondry conflictes, as in hys examinations here folowing may appeare.

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The fyrst examinacion of Iohn Philpot, before the Quenes Commissioners Maister Cholmley, maister Roper, and D. Story, and one of the Scribes of the Arches, 
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A scribe from the consistory court of the province of Canterbury.

at Newgate sessions hall. 2. October. 1555.

DOctor Story (before I was called into an inner parler where they satte) came out into the hal where I was, to vewe me among other that ther were. And passing by me sayd: Ha maister Philpot. And in returninge immediatly again, stayd against me, beholding me, and saying that I was wel fed in deede.

I. Phil. If I be fat and in good liking (maister Doctor) it is no maruayle, since I haue ben stalled vp in prison this twelue moneth and an halfe in a close corner. I am come to know your pleasure, wherfore you haue sent for me.

Story. We heare that thou are a suspecte person, and of hereticall opinions: and therfore we haue sent for thee.

Phil. I haue bene in prison thus long, only vpon the occasion of disputacion made in the conuocation house, and vpon suspecte of setting foorth the reporte thereof. 

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This suspicion was justified; there is no doubt that John Philpot was the author of The trew report of the disputacyon had in the convocacyon hows at London (Emden: 1554), STC 19890. Significantly, Philpot does not actually deny his authorship of the work.

Story. If thou wilte reuoke the same, and become an honest man, thou shalt be set at liberty, and do right wel: or elles thou shalte be committed to the byshop of London. How sayest thow? wilt thou reuoke it or no?

Phil. I haue already answered in this behalf to mine Ordinary. 

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The bishop who had jurisdiction over an accused heretic because the accused resided in his diocese. In Philpot's case, this was Stephen Gardiner, the bishop of Winchester.

Story If thou answerest thus, when thou cōmest before vs anon, thou shalt heare more of our mindes. And with this he wente into þe parler, and I (within a litle while after) was called in.

The Scribe Sir, what is your name?

Phil My name is Ihon Philpot. And so he intituled 

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my name.

Story This man was Archedeacon of Winchester, of Doctor Ponets presentment.

Phil. I was Archdeacon in dede, but none of his prisentment, but by the vertue of a former aduousō, geuen by my Lord Chauncelor that now is.

Storie. Ye may be sure, that my Lord Chaūcelor would not make any such as he is, Archdeacon.

Roper. Come hyther to me M. Philpot. We heare saye that you are oute of the catholyke

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