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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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1535 [1466]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

What speake I of Horace? saith not sainct Paule the same thyng? for we are members of his body and of his fleshe, and of his bloud, yea we are members one of another. Is the hande, or arme, foote, or legge a member, when it is disseuered from the body? How can we be members except we be ioined together? what is the line that coupleth vs but loue? When all thinges shal faile, loue faileth neuer. Hope hath his ende, when we get that we hoped for. fayth is finished in heauē. loue endureth for euer. Loue I say that procedeth of charity. for carnall loue (when that whiche he loued is lost) dothe perish with the flesh. Neyther was that euer but fleshly loue, which by distance of place, or seuering of bodies, is parted a sonder. If loue be the ende (or some) of the lawe, if heauen and earth shall perish, if one iote of gods word shal not decay, why shuld we think that loue lasteth not euer? I nede not to write much to you my frends, nether can I haue leysure now that the kepers ar risen: but this I say, if we kept Christes cōmaūdement in louing eche other, as he loued vs, thē should our loue be euerlasting. This frendship Paule felt when it moued him to say, that neyther length nor bredth (meaning no distaunce of place) neither height nor depth should seuer him from the loue of Christe. Wey well thys place, & mete it wt Paules mesures: so shal you finde, that if our loue wer vnfayned, it can neuer be ended. Now may you say, why wrytest thou this? Certes to the end that if our frendship be stable, you may accomplish this the last requeste of youre frende, and perfourme after my death the frendship we beganne in our lyfe, that amitie may encrease, vntil god make it perfect at our next meting together. Maister Fletewode, I besech you remember Wittrance and Cooke, two singular men amongest cōmō prysoners. Maister Fernham & maister Bel wt M. Hussey (as I hope) wil dispatche Palmer & Richardson with his companions. I pray you M. Calthorp think on Iohn Groue, an honeste poore man, Traiford, and Rice Aprice his accomplices. My Cosin Thomas Wittō (a scriuener in Lōberdstrete) hathe promised to further theyr deliuery: at the least he can instructe you which way to work. I doubt not but þt maister Boyer wil labor for the good wife Cooper (for she is worthy to be holpen) & Berard þe French man. 

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This is a misprint; the name is 'Gerard the Frenchman' in ECL 260, fo. 64r and Letters of the Martyrs, p. 559.

There be also diuers other well disposed men, whose deliuerance if ye wil not labor for: yet I hūbly besech you to seke theyr reliefe as you shal se cause, namely of Henrye Aprice, Launose Lot, Hobbes, Lother, Homes, Carre, & Bockingham, a yong man of goodly gifts in wit & lerning, & (sauing þt he is somwhat wild) likely to do well hereafter. There be also two women, Coningham, & Alice Alexander that may proue honest. For these & all other poore prisoners here I make this my hūble suit & prai

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er to you al my masters & especial good frends, beseching you of al bondes of amitie, for þe precious bloud of Iesus Christ, in the bowelles of mercy, to tēder þe causes of miserable captiues: helpt to cloth Christ, visit thafflicted, comfort þe sorowful, & releue the nedy. The very God of peace guide your hartes to haue mercy on the pore, & loue faithfully together. Amē. Thys presēt monday, when I loke to die, & liue for euer.

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Yours as euer. B. G.

¶ Diuers other letters and matters there wer beside, which this seruāt of god did write, as namely certain notes & extracts in latin out of þe Doctors & other authours, for his memory, wherby is declared how studious he was in the serching & knowlege of þe law of god, although his profession was the temporal law. Wher I would to god he wer not among the lawyers such a Phenix þt he had very few or none which so dispose thēselues to folow his godly steppes. But god is to be praised, þt although we read of few or none amōg them, þt died as he did: MarginaliaA commendation of Lawyers.yet good wittes do spring vp daily of þt professiō, to such towardnes & godly zeale, þt it appereth shortly this godly Phenix shall not flye alone. These foresaid notes and gatherings of his, out of the Doctors, wer taken from him by Boner being found about him, which was to him no lyttle grief. he amōg the rest was first apprehended, but last of them condemned, which was the. xv dayof Ianuary, and afterwarde burned wyth thother martirs the. 27. of the same moneth. 

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The date of the execution of Whittle, Green and the others has been disputed. The normally reliable London diarist Henry Machyn states that it took place on 22 January (The Diary of Henry Machyn, ed. J. G. Nichols, Camden Society, original 42 [1848], p. 99). The chronicler Charles Wriothesley supports Foxe in stating that Whittle and the others were executed on 27 January. The dates of two of Green's letters further confirm the date of 27 January as that of his execution.

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Thomas Browne. 
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Thomas Brown

Brown's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This account of Brown and his martyrdom was first printed in the 1563 edition and substantially unchanged in subsequent editions. It is based entirely on official records, now lost, of Brown's trial.

MarginaliaIanuary. 15.THomas Brown, born in the parish of Histō wtin the dioces of Ely, came afterwarde to Londō, wher he dwelled in the parish of Saint Brides in Fletestrete, a maryed man of thage 37. yeres: who because he came not to his parish church, was presented by þe cōstable of the parish to Boner as touching whose articles, whervpō he was examined by Boner, wt his aunsweres to the same, mentiō goeth before, as in the general proces of him and of the rest may appere. This Thomas Brown being had to Fulham, with thother there to be examined, was required vpon Thursday beyng the. 26. day of Septēber, to come into the Chappel to heare masse, which he refusing to do, MarginaliaBrowne kneleth amonge the trees at the masse tymewent into the warrē, and ther kneled amōg the trees. For this he was greatly charged of the bishop, as for an heinous matter, because he sayde it was done in despite & contempt of theyr masse. That semed to the bishop and his chapleins no small offense. At length beyng producted to his last examinatyon before the sayde byshop, the. xv. day of Ianuarye, there to heare the sentence diffinityue against him, fyrst was requyred with many fair wordes and glosing promises to reuoke his doctryne, to whom the foresayde bishop speakinge these words. sayd: MarginaliaBoners wordes to T. BrownBrowne, ye haue ben before me many tymes and oft, and I haue trauayled

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