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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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These answers thus made, the Byshoppe did dismisse them for that present, vntil the after noone. At which tyme, hauing fyrst theyr articles and answers red vnto them, and standing most firmly vnto their christian profession, they were by diuers wayes and meanes assayed and tryed if they woulde reuoke the same their professed faithe, and returne to the vnity of Antichristes church. Whych thynge when they refused, the Byshop stoutlye pronounced hys sentence of condempnation against them, committing them vnto the temporal power. MarginaliaApryl. 28.Who vppon the receipte of the king and Quenes wryt, 

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I.e., the writ authorizing the execution of the heretics. It was illegal for an execution for heresy to proceed without such a writ.

sent them vnto Colchester, where the. xxviii. day of Apryll, moste cherefully they ended their lyues, to the glory of Gods holy name, and the great encouragement of others.

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Margaret Ellys. 
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Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thackwell et al

This entire account first appears in the 1563 edition. In fact, the 1563 account contains information which was never reprinted. (This seems to have happened accidentally; the account of Margaret Ellis was separate from the accounts of Thackvel and Horns in the first edition. When these accounts were integrated in the 1570 edition, some of the information about Margaret Ellis was deleted, apparently inadvertently). This account is based entirely on Bishop Bonner's official records.

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Margaret Ellys.
May. 13.
ABout the. xiii. day of May there dyed in Newgate one Margaret Ellys, sometyme of great Bursted, in the coūty of Essex. She was apprehended and sent vnto Boner, Byshop of London, sir Iohn Mordaunt knight, and Edmund Tyrrell Esquier, Iustices of peace, great and earnest promoters and persecuters of Christes flocke, as appeareth by diuers and sondry of their letters sent vnto Boner, and other his complices: the copye of one hereafter foloweth, touching as wel the sayd Margaret Ellys, as also others.

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A letter sent vnto Boner bishop of London, from Sir Iohn Mordaunt knyght, and Edmond Tyrrel Esquire, Iustices of peace, for the County of Essex.

MarginaliaA letter sent to Boner.OVre humble commendations to your Lord ship these shalbe to aduertise you, that wee haue sent your good Lordship, Ioane Potter, the wife of Hughe Potter, Iames Harris 

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James Harris, who was seventeen at the time of his arrest, escaped with simply being scourged (see 1563, p. 1694; 1570, p. 2264; 1576, p. 1955 and 1583, p. 2061).

seruaunt of W. Harris of Brome hill, and Margarete Ellys, for that they be not conformable to the orders of the churche nor to the real presence of Christes body and bloud in the Sacrament of the aultar, to vse your Lordships pleasure with them, as you thinke good, not doubting with the punishement of these, and the other before sent by your Lordship, but that the parishe of grett Burstede and Billerika shallbe brought to good conformity. Thus committing your good Lordship to the tuition of allmighty God, we take oure leaue. From greate Burstead this present second daye of Marche. 1556.

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your Lordships to commaund
Iohn Mordaunt.
Edmund Tirrell.

After the recept of these letters, Boner (that he might haue sure proofe of the Iustices reporte) dyd hym selfe examine thys Margaret Ellis, demaunding of her where she had born

her candle vpon Candlemasse day, and where she receiued Asshes vpō Ashwednesday, Item, where she was confessed, and where she receyued the sacrament of the aultar at Easter last before. To the which she answered, that neyther she had borne candels, nor receiued ashes, neither yet had bene confessed, nor receyued the sacrament of the aultar, because her conscience dyd not suffer nor permyt her to approue or allow any of those thinges. But she confessed that about two yeares then last past, one Sir Iohn, the Vicar of much Bursted, dyd minister vnto her in the churche there the Communion in Englyshe, at whych tyme he dydde geue vnto her a pece of bread, which she receiued in the remembraunce of Christes deathe and passion. And further, beynge by hym examined, how many sacramentes there wer, she answered (in her simple ignoraunce) that shee could not tell. How be it she had hearde (as she sayde) that there was one Sacrament in the church, but what it was she could not tel. Not withstandinge thys her simplicitye and small knowledge (which had had more nede to haue bene charitablye and fauourablye instructed, then thus cruellye to be condemned) shee was yet in the ende, after diuers and sundry open examinations, denounced and adiudged an heretike, and thereupon delyuered to the Shiriffes of London, who sent her to Newgate, there to abyde her appoynted houre of burning, which the Lorde in hys secrete, yet mercyfull iudgement preuēted, callyng her in the meane while in his mercy, out of this her myserable lyfe by sickenes, into his eternal ioyes and rest, before that she could seale her faith with the shedding of her bloud: whych willingly she would haue done, if the Lordes good wyl had so bene. As for the order of her condemnation, it shall appeare soone after, in the historye of Elizabeth Thackuell, Katherin Hut, and Ione Hornes, with whom she was both examined, and also iudged, and by all lykelyhoodes shoulde haue bene burned, if God thereto hadde geuen her lyfe. But hys name is to be praysed in all hys woorkynges.

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The order of condemnation and burning of Hugh Lauerocke, an old lame man, and Iohn Apprice a blynd man, burned at Stratford at Bow, neare London. 
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Hugh Laverock and John Apprice

With the exception of a brief description of the burning of Laverock and Apprice which was added in the 1570 edition, the account of these martyrs first appeared in the 1563 edition and it remained unchanged. It was based entirely on official records, probably a court book of Bishop Bonner's which is now lost - except for the description of the burning of Laverock and Apprice, which probably came from an eyewitness.

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MarginaliaMay. 15.IN the discourse of this parcell or parte of this history, I know not, whether more to note and behold, the vnsearcheable and most rich mercyes of God (with whom there is no respecte in degrees of personnes, but choseth aswell the pore, lame, and blynde, as the rich, mighty, and healthfull, to sette fourthe his glorye) or elles to maruayle MarginaliaThree burned together at one stake.
Hugh Lauerocke an olde lame man, Iohn Apprice, a blynd man.

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