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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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1595 [1526]

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conscientiæ sed, et contentioso foro plenarie, ita vt super huiusmodi criminibus, peccatis, & excessibus etiā de quibus vt præfertur inquisiti, conuicti, & condemnati estis, nullo modo puniri, inquietari, seu molestari possitis, absoluimus & liberamus, ac ecclesiæ vnitati, ac aliorum Christi fidelium consortio aggregamus, ac omnem inhabilitatis & infamiæ maculam, ex præmissis circa vos quomodolibet insurgentem, penitus et omnino tollimus, et abolemus, vosq̀ in pristinum, et eum in quo ante præmissa quomodolibet eratis, statum restituimus, reponimus, et redintegramus, præmissis, ac regula de insordescentibus edita, ac quibusuis alijs constitutionibus et ordinationibus Apostolicis, cæterisq̀ contrarijs, non obstantibus quibuscunq̀. Volumus autem vt omnem eam pœnitentiam, & alia pro præmißis, per nos seu alium, vel alios a nobis ad hoc diligendos, vobis, et cuilibet vestrum iniungenda, quæ vos subituros expresse profeßi estis, & promisistis cum effectu adimplere, omnino teneamini. Alioqui præsentes vobis nullatenus suffragentur. Datum in palatio regio apud S. Iacobum prope Westmonasterium. Anno. a natiuitate domini millesimo, quingētesimo, quinquagesimo sexto, quinto nonas Iulij, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris, et domini nostri, domini Pauli, diuina prouidentia Papæ 4. Anñ. 2.

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M. Antonius faita Secretarious.
D. Lampsonus.
Re. Cardinalis Polus Legatus.

MarginaliaThe slaunders of Fecknam reproued. THe sondaye after these xvi. were condemned, Fecknam Deane of Paules preached at Paules crosse, where he declared, that they had as many sondry opinions, as there were sondrie persones. Whereupon they hearynge therof, drue out their fayth, & set to their hands as hereafter followeth, & directed the same to their frendes, and the faithfull congregation.  

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John Strype printed a copy of this apology in his Ecclesiastical Memorials (III, 2, pp. 469-71). He states that it came from Foxe's manuscripts; however, it no longer survives.

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¶ Vnto all our dearely beloued frendes, and the holy congregation of Iesus Christe, euen so many as loue God, grace be with you & peace from God our father, & from our Lord Iesus Christ. So be it.

MarginaliaA letter apologetical.BE it manifest to al, vnto whō this our certificat shalbe seen that wher vpon saturday, being the xiii. daye of Iune at Fullam, before the Byshop of London. xvi. of vs, (whose names here vnder ar subscribed) were condemned to die for the moste pure and sincere truthe of Christes veritie, whiche moste godly truth hath ben from the beginning, with the wicked aduersaries thereof continually defaced, and is by the Deuil and his impes euen at this present likewyse daylie slaundered: vpon whiche occasion derely beloued brethren, we are moued, yea constrayned, in the eares of all men to manifest our beliefe, and also briefly the articles wherfore we were cōdemned, for the auoidinge of false reportes and slaunderous tongues, whiche myght happen by the moste vngodly and vncharitable sermon, late preached at Paules crosse the xiiii. daye of the sayd moneth, being sonday, by Doctor Fecknam, nowe Deane of the same churche, where he in that moste worthy audience defamed vs to bee in xvi. sondrie opiniōs, which were a thing most preiudiciall to all Christian veritie. And for a true testimoniall thereof, this here vnder written shall aunswere our cause, and therfore we praye you that are of God to iudge.

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The first, we beleue we were baptized in the faythe of Christes churche, and incorporate vn

to him, and made a member of his churche, in the whiche fayth we continued. And although we erred for a certaine tyme, yet the roote of faith was preserued in vs by the holy Ghoste, whiche hath reduced vs into a ful certaintie of the same, and do persist, and will by Gods assistaunce to the ende. Now marke, although the minister were of the churche malignaunt, yet his wickednes did not hurte vs, for that he baptized vs in the name of the father, the sonne, and the holy ghoste.

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There was both the worde and the elemēt, and our Godfathers and Godmothers renouncing for vs the Deuill and all his workes, and confessing the articles of the christian faith for vs, and also a wytnesse that we were baptized, not in the faithe of the churche of Rome, but in the faithe of Christes churche.

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Marginalia1.Item, there are but twoo Sacramentes in Christes churche, that is, the sacrament of baptisme, and the Lordes supper. For in these are conteined the faythe of Christe his churche. That is, the two testamentes, the lawe and the Gospell. The effect of the lawe is repentaunce, and the effect of the Gospell remission of synnes.

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Marginalia2.Itē, we beleue that there is a visible church, wherein the worde of God is preached, and the holy sacramentes truely ministred, visible to the wicked worlde although it be not credited, and by the death of sainctes confirmed, as it was in the time of Helias the Prophet as wel as nowe.

Marginalia3.Item, the Sea of Rome is the sea of Antichrist, the congregation of the wicked &c. wherof the Pope is head vnder the Deuil.

Marginalia4.Item, the masse is not onely a prophanacion of the Lordes supper, but also a moost blasphemous idoll.

Marginalia5.Item, God is neither spiritually nor corporally in the sacrament of the altar, and there remayneth no substaunce in the same, but onlie the substaunce of bread and wyne.

Marginalia6.For these the articles of our belief, we being condemned to die, doe willlingly offer our corruptible bodies to be dissolued in the fier, all

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