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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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iectes. Who as we haue euer heretofore, so intend we with gods grace to continue in Christian obedience vnto the ende and (according to the holy worde of God) with all reuerent feare of god to do our bounden duety to al those superioure powers whom god hath appointed ouer vs, doing as sainct Paule saith: let euery soule be subiect to the superior powers. For there is no power but of god: but those powers that are, are ordained of God. Wherfore whosoeuer resisteth the power, the same resisteth god: and these that resist get themselues iudgement. These lessons (ryghte honourable maisters Commissioners) we haue learned of the holy word of god in our mother tong.

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Fyrst, that the authoritie of a kyng, Queene, Lorde and other theyr officers vnder them, is no tirannicall vsurpation, but a iust, holy, lawfull and necessary estate for man to be gourned by. And that the same is of God, the fountayn & authour of righteousnes.

Secōdly, that to obey the same in all thynges not against god, is to obey god, and to resist thē is to resist God. Therfore as to obey god in hys ministers and magistrates bringeth life: so to resist god in them, bringeth punishment & death. The same lesson haue we learned of saint Peter, saying: be ye subiect to al humaine ordynaunces for the Lordes sake, whether it be to the kynge as to the most highest, or to the lieutenants sent from him to the punishment of euill doers, but to the prayse of suche as doe well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye shold stop the mouthes of foolish and ignoraunt men, as free, and not as hauing the liberty to be a cloke to malice, but as the seruauntes of God. Wherfore consideryng with our selues bothe that the Magistrates power is of God, and that for the Lordes sake we be bounde to christian obediēce vnto them, hauing now presentely a commaundement, as thoughe it were from the Queenes maiestye: with all humble obedience due to the regall power and authoritye ordained of God, (which we acknowledge to stande whole & perfectly in her grace) and with due reuerence vnto you her graces Commissioners, we humbly beseche you with patience and pity to receiue thys our aunswere, vnto that commandement geuen vnto vs.

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Fyrst, right honourable Commissioners, we haue considered our selues to be not onely English men, but also Christians, and therfore boūd by the holy vowe, made to God in our baptism, to preferre gods honour in all thinges, & that al obedience (not onely of vs mortall men, but euē of the very angels and heauenly spirites) is due vnto Gods worde: insomuch that no obedience can be true and perfect, either before god or mā, that wholly and fully agreeth not with goddes worde. Then haue we weyed the commaundement concerning the restitution of the late abolished latin seruice, geuē vnto vs, to dissent and disagree from gods worde, and to commaunde manifest impietie, and ouerthrow of godlynesse and true religion, and to import a subuersion of the regall power of this our natiue coūtrey and Realme of Englande, with the bryngyng in of the Romish byshops supremacy, with al errors supersticions, and idolatrye, wastynge of oure goodes and bodies, destroying of oure soules, bryngyng with it nothing, but the seuere wrath of god, which we already fele, and feare least the

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same shal be more hot kindled vpon vs. Wherfore we humbly protest, that we cannot be perswaded, that the same wicked commaundement should come from the Quenes maiesty, but rather from som other abusyng the Quenes goodnes and fauor, and studying to worke some feat agaynst the Quene, her Crown, and the realme to please with it the Romain Byshop, at whose handes the same thinketh hereafter to be aduaūced. As the Agagite Aman wrought most maliciously agaynst the noble king Ahasuerus: and as the Princes of Babell wrought agaynst the good kyng Darius: so thinke we the Queenes most gentle heart to be abused of some, who sekyng themselues and theyr own vainglory, procure suche commaundements as are agaynst the glory of god For we cannot haue so euyll an opinion in her maiesty, that she woulde subuerte the most godly and holy religion (so accordyngly to gods worde set forthe by the moste noble, vertuous, and innocent kyng, a very sayncte of god, our late most deare kyng Edward, her graces brother) except she wer wōderfully abused. who as hating reformation wyll rather the destruction of al others, then to acknowledge the errors, and to be, accordyng to gods worde, refourmed. For truely the religion, lately set forth by king Edward, is suche in our consciences, as euery Christian manne is bounde to confesse to be the truthe of god: and euery member of Chrystes church here in Englande must needes embrace the same in hart & confesse it with mouth and (if nede requyre) lose and forsake not onely house, lande, and possessions, riches, wyfe, chyldren, and frendes: but also, if god wil so cal thē, gladly to suffer all maner of persecution, and to lose theyr liues in the defense of goddes worde and truthe set out amongest vs. For our sauior Chryst requyreth the same of vs, saying: whosoeuer shalbe ashamed of me and my word before this aduouterous and sinnefull generation, the sonne of man wyll also be ashamed of hym, whā he shall come in the glory of his father with the holy aungels. And agayne sayeth he: whosoeuer wyll confesse me before men, I wil confesse him also before my father that is in heauē. And who soeuer wyll denye me before men, I wyll also deny hym before my father that is in heauen. And whosoeuer shall speake a woorde agaynst the sonne of man, it shall bee forgeuen hym: but whosoeuer shall rayle agaynst the holy ghost, it shall not be forgeuen hym. We humblye beseche the Quenes maiestye, and you her honourable Comnmissioners, bee not offended with vs for confessyng this truth of god, so strayghtly geuen vs in charge of Christ, neyther bryng vpon vs that great synne that shall neuer be forgeuē, that shall cause our sauiour Iesu Christ, in the great day of iudgement before his heauenly father and all his aungels, to denye vs, & to take take from vs the blessed price and raunsome of his bloudshed, wherwith we are redemed. For in that day neyther the Quenes highnes, nether you, nor any man shall be able to excuse vs nor to purchase a pardon of Christ for this horrible synne and blasphemy of castyng asyde and condemnyng his worde. We cannot agree nor consent vnto this so horrible a sinne: but we besech god for his mercy to geue vs and all men grace, most earnestly to flye from it, and rather (yf the wyll of god bee so) to suffer all extremitye and punishment in this world, then to incurre such

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