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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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1540 [1471]

He redde the old wryters, so as he despised not the newe, and all this whyle, in handling and conferryng wryters iudgementes, he was a slow reader, but an earnest marker. He neuer came to any writers booke without penne and inke, but yet so, þt he exercised his memorie no lesse then his penne. Whatsoeuer countrouersie came, he gathered euery autors sentēce briefly, & the diuersitie of their iudgemētes in to common places, whiche he hadde prepared for that purpose. MarginaliaThe order of Cranmers studyOr els, if the matter were to longe to wryte out, he noted the place of the autor and the nomber of the leafe, wherby he might haue the more helpe for his memorye. And thus with great diligence he followeth this order of studie vntill he was xxxv. yeare olde, and then he obteined that degree which in the schole of diuinitie is highest, and maketh of scholers teachers, & MarginaliaCranmer made was made Doctor of duinitie. About this tyme the controuersie of kyng Hēry the eightes mariage, with Catherine daughter of Ferdinand kyng of Spayne was in question, whiche when she had been firste maried to Arthure his brother, MarginaliaThe question of the Kinges diuorce moued in vniuersities.the question arose in the scholes of Diuines, and Vniuersties, whether she that had maried the one brother, and had been carnally knowen of him, myght lawfullye marie with the other. Concerninge whiche matter, we haue at large discoursed before in the time and history of kyng Henry the eight, Pag. 455. col. 2. Therefore when the kyng was perswaded by Longland Byshoppe of Lincolne that the mariage was vnlawfull, and contrary to the lawes of God: it was decreed that sixe of the best learned should bee chosen out of either the Vniuersities of Cambrydge and Oxforde, to decise this matter, whether they thought it lawfull that he might be maried with her, that had been before his brothers wyfe. Among these xii. was Cranmer one: but because at that tyme he was abroade from the Vniuersitie, another was put in his steade which should supplie his rowme whyle he was absent. MarginaliaD. Cranmer a debater of the Kinges diuorce.After long debating to and fro, the xii. agreed on this sentēce, that though the mariage were vnlawfull of it selfe, yet by dispensation of the Pope it might be permitted. Not long after, when Doctor Cranmer returning to the Vniuersitie, was demaunded his sentence of that matter, he so contended in argumēts, disputing with the Doctors, & preuailing in the cause, that by good learning he peruinced and turned fiue of them to his syde and sentence, so that by and by vpon that, through all Cambrige, in meetinges, in talkinges, in drykynges, in the scholes, and in priuate houses this was a common matter and question in euery mans mouth, whether the Pope had autoritie to release Gods lawe, that one brother myght marie an other brothers wyfe. And it came to this point, that most iudged a-

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gainst the Popes autoritie.

MarginaliaSteuē Gardiner then the Kynges Secretary.When Stephen Gardiner, then being the kyngs Secretarie, and afterwarde made Bishop of Wynchester perceiued that, he certified the kyng, howe that Cranmer had driuen fiue of those Doctors determiners to the contrary opinion, and also many other of that Vniuersitie, whiche when the kyng had heard, he sent for Cranmer, hauing muche debating and talke with him concerninge that matter, by whome the kyng being more fully enstructed, sent hym backe agayne, whiche charged hym that after they had leysurly debated this matter at large, he should bring the same diligently put in wryting. MarginaliaCranmer Legate into Fraūce.Whiche when he had performed, he was straught way sent into Frāce, and with him the Earle of Wilshyre as chiefe Ambassadour, and Edward Lee Archebyshop elect of Yorke, and Stokifley Byshop of London. Moreouer three Doctors of the lawe, Trigonell, Karne, and Bennet, whiche with the diuines should debate this matter in Paris & other Vniuersities. To be short, Cranmer so behaued him selfe in that cause, that beyng commended to the kyng by the Ambassadours letters for his singular wysdome, grauitie and learnyng, he wanne suche credite and fauoure, MarginaliaCranmer Ambassadour to the Emperour.that he was sente alone Ambassadour in the kynges name to the Emperours maiestie, to debate this busines. The Emperour at that tyme was in his expeditiō to Vienna, against theTurke. At whiche tyme Cranmer takynge his iourney through Germanie, drewe manye into his opinion, not only Germaines, but also some of the Emperours court, amōg whom was Cornelius Agrippa, who concerning the question of this mariage is reported to haue made this aunswere to the Ambassadour, that his cause was the truer, but he durst not professe it for feare of the Pope and of the Emperour: but when the Emperour did altogether refuse to heare, or determine any thing of that matter, he remitted the whole question to the Popes court. Wherfore Cranmer being sent for home by the kyng, MarginaliaCranmer Ambassadour to the Pope.was not long after sent to Rome Ambassadour to the Pope: where he beheaued him selfe wt no lesse diligēce thē before, and contended a long time, til the Popes chiefe Diuines in his Vniuersitie of Rotta, compelled by argumētes, did of necessitie graunt that this mariage was agaīst þe law of god, but yet by the dispēsatiō of þe B. of Rome, it myght be made lawfull. On the contrary syde, Cranmer cōtended that it could not be so: In the meane tyme, Wylliam Warram Archebyshop of Cāterbury departed, MarginaliaCranmer made Arch byshop of whose place Cranmer suceded. And not long after, as one occasion bringeth in an other: so vppon this question of the mariage ryseth an other questiō of the Popes autoritie, in so muche that in the parliamēt it was doubted of the primacie of the churche of

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