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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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1537 [1468]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

and so brought to his martyrdome, whiche he with no lesse constancy suffred to the ende with the rest of that blessed societie of martirs aboue named.

Isabell Foster. 
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Isabel Foster

Foster's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This accountwas first printed in the 1563 edition and it remained substantially unchanged through subsequent editions. It was based entirely on official accounts, now lost, of Foster's trial.

WIth these fiue persons aboue recited and cōdemned, wer also two women in the same company condemned at the same tyme, and lykewyse burned for the same cause, the one a wyfe called Isabell Foster, the other a mayde named Ioane Warne, or otherwyse Lashford.

This foresayde Isabell was borne in Grafestocke in the dioces of Carlyll, maryed afterward, and coupled to one Iohn Foster cutler, of the parish of Sayncte Brides in Fletestrete aboute the age of, lv. yeares. She likewise for not commyng vnto the Churche, beyng sente vnto Boner, and so imprisoned, was sondrye tymes examined by the sayd Bishop, but neuer ouercome, nor remoued from the constant confession of Christes Gospell. At length comming vnto her finall examination before the Bishop in the consistorye, the. xv. day of the sayd moneth of Ianuarye, was moued agayn, whether she would yet goe from her former answeres. Whereunto she geueth a resolute answere in fewe wordes: I will not, sayeth she, goe from them by Goddes grace. And therunto did adhere, neither being cast downe by the manacing threates of the Bishop, nor yet yeldyng through his alluringe entisements, promising bothe life and libertie, if she would associate her selfe in the vnitie of the Catholique Churche. whervnto she sayeth agayne in thys wise, MarginaliaThe wordes of Isabel Foster at her last examination.that she trusted she was neuer out of the Catholique Church &c. And so persisting in the same, continued constant, till the sentence diffinitiue was pronounced, & so she was cōmitted by the commaundement of the Bishop to the secular power, and so brought a few dayes after to the stake, MarginaliaIanuary. 27.the. 27. day of the foresaid 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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where she like a faithfull witnesse of the Lordes truth ended her troubles here, to fynd a better rest.

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Ioane Lashforde, alias Ioane warne. 
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Joan Lashford

Lashford's death was merely listed in the Rerum (p. 634). This account was first printed in the 1563 edition and it remained substantially unchanged through subsequent editions. It was based on official records, now lost, and oral testimony about Lashford's family.

MarginaliaIone Lashford, otherwise called Ione Warne.IN a certaine place of these actes and monumentes aboue, mention was made of one Elisabeth Warn. pag. 1251. col. 1. who with her husbande Iohn warne as is aforesayde, in the beginning of Quene Maries reigne was apprehēded at Bowchurchyarde, for beyng there at a communion: and bothe suffered for the same fyrst the manne in the moneth of May, þe wife in Iuly after. MarginaliaThe daughter burned after the father and mother.And nowe the daughter in the moneth of Ianuary followed her parentes in the same martirdom. Furthermore in the same place and page, mention was made also of Doctoure Story: who there (we said) was som-

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what nere vnto the sayd parties, either in kinred or alliaunce, albeit as I vnderstande since, there was no kinred betwene them, but onely that she was his seruaunt. Yet notwithstāding the said Doctour Story, as it is aboue specified, before he was commissioner, made intercessyon for the parties to Doctour Martin then cōmissioner. But afterward being placed in commission hymselfe, so farre forgatte himselfe and his olde seruaunt, that he became no small procurer of theyr deathes. I wyl not here expostulate with the harde heart of that manne, nor with his inconstancy. who yet notwithstāding after he had brought them to death, was rested hymselfe for. lx. pound, charged with dette in theyr behalf. but leauing that person vnto the good pleasure of the Lorde, let vs returne vnto that we haue in hande. This Ione Lashforde borne in the parishe of lytle Sainct Hallowes in Thamis strete was the doughter of one Robert Lashforde cutler, and of the foresayd Elysabeth, who afterward was maryed to Iohn Warne vpholster, who, as his sayd, was persecuted for the Gospell of god, to the burnyng fyer: and after hym his wife, and after her thys Ioane Lashforde her doughter. who about the age of twenty yeres ministring to her father and mother in prison, suspected and knowen to be of the same doctrine and religion was sente vp to Boner B. of London, by Doctor Storye, as is aboue in her answeres to the articles declared, and so committed to the Counter in the pultrye, where she remayned the space of fyue wekes, from thence had to Newgate wher she continued the space of certayn monethes. After that remainyng prisoner in þe custody of þe sayd Boner, her confession was, being examyned, that the whole. xii. moneth before and more, she came vnto no popyshe Masse seruyce in the Churche, neyther woulde dooe, eyther to receyue the Sacrament of the altar, or to be cōfessed, because her conscyence would not suffer her so to do, confessing and protesting that in the sacrament of the altar, there is not the reall presence of Christes bodye and bloude, nor that auricular confession or absolution, after the popishe sorte was necessarye, nor the Masse to bee good, or accordyng vnto the scripture, MarginaliaSuperfluous and popish ceremonies.but sayeth that bothe the sayde Sacrament, confession, absolution and the Masse, with all other theyr superfluous Sacraments, Ceremonies, and diuine seruice, as then vsed in this realme of Englande, be moste vyle and contrarye to Christes wordes and institution, so that neyther they were at the begynnynge, nor shall be at the latter ende. This godly Damosell feble and tender of age, yet stronge by grace in thys her confessyon and fayth, stoode so fyrme that neyther the flatteryng promises, nor the violente threates of the Byshoppes coulde turne her, but being moued & exhorted

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