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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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church, and haue bene a disturber of the same: out of the which who so is, he can not bee the chylde of saluation. Wherefore if you wyll come into the same, you shall be receyued and fynde fauour.

Phil. I am come before youre worshipfull maisterships at your appointment, vnderstanding that you are magistrates, authorised by the Quenes maiesty, to whom I owe and wil do my due obedience to the vttermoste. Wherfore I desire to knowe what cause I haue offended in, wherfore I am now called before you. And if I cannot be charged wyth any particular matter done contrarye to the lawes of this realme, I desyre your maisterships that I maye haue the benefit of a subiecte, and be deliuered out of my long wrongfull imprisonment, where I haue lien this twelue moneth and thys halfe, without any calling to answer before now, and my liuing taken from me, without all lawe.

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Roper. Though we haue no particular matter to charge you with al, yet we may both by our commission, and by the lawe dryue you to answere to the suspicion of a slaunder, going on you: And besydes this, we haue statuts to charge you herin withall.

Phil. If I haue offended any statute, charge me therwithal: and if I haue incurred the penalty therof, punish me accordingly. And bycause you are magistrates, and executors of the Quenes maiesties lawes, by force wherof you do now sit, I desire, that if I be founde no notorious transgressour of any of them, that I may not be burdened with more then I haue done.

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Cholm. If the Iustice do suspect a felon, hee maye examine him vpon suspicion therof, and commit him to prison, though ther be no fault done.

Story. I perceyue wherabout this man goeth. he is plaine in Cardmakers case. For he made the selfe same allegacions. But they will not serue thee. For thou art an hereticke, and holdest agaynst the blessed masse: how sayest thou to that?

Phil. I am no heretyke.

Story. I wil proue thee an heretike. Whosoeuer hath holden against the blessed masse, is an heretick: but thou hast holden against the same, therfore thou art an heretyke.

Phil. That which I spake, that you are hable to charge me withal, was in the conuocacion, where (by the Quenes maiestyes will, & her hole councell) liberty was giuen to euery man of the house, to vtter his conscience, and to say his minde frely, of such questions in religion, as there were propounded by that Prolocutor for the which now I ought not to be molested and imprisoned, as I haue bene, neither nowe be compelled of you to answere to the same.

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Story. Thou shalt go to the Lollards Tower, 

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A tower at the northwest corner of St Paul's cathedral. Accused heretics were occasionally held here because it was a secure place convenient to both the bishop of London and the consistory court of St Paul's.

and bee handled there like an heretyke, as thou art: and answere to the same, that thou there diddest speake, & be iudged by the bishop of London.

Phil. I haue already ben conuented of this matter before my lord Chauncelor, mine Ordinary, who this long tyme hath kept mee in prison: therfore if his lordship wil take awaye my life, as he hath don my liberty, & liuing, he may, the which I thinke he can not doo of his conscience, and therfore hath let mee lye this long in prison: wherefore I am cōtent to abide the ende of him herein that is myne Ordinary, and doo refuse the auditory of the byshoppe of London, because he is an vnconpetent Iudge for me, and not myne Ordinary.

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Story. Byt syr, thou spakest the wordes in the conuocation house, which is of the byshop of Londons dioces: and therfore thou shalte be caried to the Lollards tower, to be iudged by hym, for the wordes thou spakest in his dioces, against the blessed masse.

phil. Syr, you knowe by the lawe that I may haue exceptionem fori. 

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Foxe text Latin

exceptionem fori

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

exception of the forum(legal term?)

And it is agaynst al equitie, that I should be twise vexed for one cause, and that by such, as (by the lawe) haue nothing to do with me.

Roper You can not deny but that you spake against the masse in the conuocation house.

Story Doest thou now deny that which thou spakest there, or no?

Phil. I cannot deny that I haue spoken ther. And if by the lawe you maye put me to death therefore, I am here ready to suffer whatsoeuer I shalbe adiudged vnto.

The scribe. This man is led of vaine glory.

Cholm. Playe the wyse gentilman, and be conformable, & be not stubborne in your own opinions, neyther caste your selfe awaye. I would be glad to do you good.

Phil. I desyre you (syr) with the rest here, that I be not charged farther at your handes, then þe law chargeth me, for that I haue done, since ther was then no lawe agaynst that directly, wherewith I am now charged. And you maister Doctor (of old acquaintaunce in Oxford) I trust will shewe mee some frendship, and not extremity.

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Story. I tel the, if thou wouldest be a good catholyke man, I would be thy frend, and spend my gowne to do thee good. But I willbe no frende to an hereticke, as thou art, but wyll spend both my gowne and my cote, but I wil burne the. MarginaliaNow commeth in the Bouchers axe.How sayest thou to the sacrament of the altar?

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Phil. Syr, I am not come not to dispute with your maistership. And the time now serueth not therto, but to aunswere to that I maye be lawfully charged withal.

Story. Wel, since thou wylt not reuoke that

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