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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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thou to it? cāst thou deny but this is thy fayth, fact and deade, and thine own hande? &c.

Car. If it please your maistership, it is not of my hand wryting, but the tenor of it was of my first drawing in dede, howsoeuer you came by it. And it is the very truthe in all pointes, as I am able to proue by the worde of God: & if your maistership or any other cā reproue any thyng in it by the same, I shalbe glad to be reformed. for I will mainteine nothing farther then I haue the word of God for my warrant.

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Mar. Yea, so you wil say all the sort of you, & yet ye be of diuers faithes: but whose hand is this if it be not thyne? here is thy name, but me thinkes it is blotted out.

Car. I doe not know whose hand wrytinge it is: but well I wote, the thing it self is my fact and dede, though my name be blotted furth, for what purpose I can not tell. Then he turned the other syde of the papyr where Henry Hart had wickedly writtē against my true articles, whose hande and name I knewe as sone as I had sene it. for in dede my good brother Tyms had sent me a copy of þe same before: thē he said.

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Mar. Lo, here is another of thy felowes faith clene cōtrary to thine: whose faith is this? doest thou knowe this hand: &c.

Car. No forsoth, I do not know whose faith, nor yet whose hand it is, neither will I make me any thing to do with other mens faythes: I stand here to make aunswer to your maistership for mine own: and if any man haue wrote against the same, I wold I might come to talke with him face to face, to see howe he were able to proue his partie good.

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Mar. Proues? a wyse proues that you would make. you wil proue your selues a sort of foles before you haue all done: & many other mockes & tauntes he gaue me al the time of our talke, the which I will leaue out for breuities sake. Then he said: doest not thou knowe one Henry Hart, or hast thou not heard of him?

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Car. No forsoth, I do not know any such, nor I haue not heard of him that I wote of (but yet I lied falsly) for I knew him in dede, & hs qualities to wel, and I haue heard so much of him that I dare say it had ben good for that man if he had neuer ben borne. for many a simple soul hath he shamefully seduced,, begiled, & deceiued, with his foule Pelagiā opiniō, both in þe days of that good K. Edward, and sence his departure, with other things that I will forbeare to name for diuerse considerations. but I woulde with al men that be godly wyse, to beware of that man, whose opinions in many points are very noysome and wicked, God conuert him or confoūd him shortly for his names sake Amē.

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Mar. No haue? forsoth and it is euen he þt hath wrytten against thy faith. lo, here is his name at his faith: & then he red Harts most blasphemous articles against those which I had writ-

ten, and sent to Newgate, wherunto all those xii. godly men that were last cōdemned, had set to their hands: whom Hart, Kempe, & M. Gybson 

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The leading freewiller Henry Hart had intercepted a confession of faith which Careless had sent into the King's Bench and written a rebuttal of it on the document. William Tyms and other protestant prisoners wrote their rebuttals of Hart's rebuttal and circulated copies of these documents; one of these copies clearly fell into Martin's hands. (ECL 260, fo. 87r-v is one of these copies. For a discussion of this episode see Thomas S. Freeman, 'Dissenters from a Dissenting Church: The Challenge of the Freewillers, 1550-1558' in The Beginnings of English Protestantism, eds. Peter Marshall and Alec Ryrie [Cambridge: 2002], pp. 140-41). Henry Hart was assisted in his efforts to convert Tyms and the other protestant prisoners by John Kemp and Richard Gibson.

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wold haue perswaded frō the same again: but thāks be vnto God þe serpēt preuailed not.

Mar. Then he said: doest þu not know one maister Chamberlen?

Car. No forsoth, I knowe hym not.

Mar. No doest? and he hath written abooke against thy faith also.

Car. Wel, as for that I knowe not, neither passe I what they wryte: I stand here to make answer to that which I haue written my selfe: and as for this writing of Harts, I think your mastership wil not alow it for good your self.

Mar. No in dede, he is a rank heretike as any can be, and so art thou: but yet I note this to see how you are one against the other, & bothe against the catholike church, and vpon this he dilated his tale to theMarshal with great triumphing, the which greued my poore hart not a litle: therfore I sayd.

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Car. Alas M. doctor, why do you so triumph against me which am of the true church, & haue the truth on my syde, as by these articles which you haue of mine, it doth plainly appeare? And though tharriās, Anabaptists or any other kind of heretiks (as you cōfesse those to be) do write against the truth which I hold, doth it therfore folow þt I am an hertik as they be? no I trow not, but it is rather a plain demōstratiō þt I am a true christian, in þt these heretikes doe so contende against: and if I did intende to be singular, it is like that I wold sone be of their sect.

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Mar. Sect quod a? in good faith you are heretiks, sectaries, & schismaticks al the sort of you.

Car. Sir, þt shal you neuer be able to proue. for I abhorre all heretikes, sectaries, & schismaticks from the bottō of my hart. I am of þe true catholike church of Christ, & a quiet mēber of þe same, and so I intende to continue.

Mar. Yea, so you say al the sort of you: and yet you be of diuers fayths. but I pray thee where canst thou point me out the church that þu arte a mēber of? canst thou tel me wher þt church is?

Car. Yea forsoth, that I can I prayse God for it, and it was here also in England in þe dayes of good king Edward, though it be now so persecuted of such as thinke they do god good seruice thereby.

Mar. Yea mary as you say, þt was your church & therfore you haue made it one of þe articles of your faith, of þe secōd boke (se you M. Marshal) for the had ii. bokes of cōmon praier: but this man saith the second boke was in al pointes agreable to gods worde, that was then vsed.

Car. Yea forsoth, I say so in dede.

Mar. But I pray thee how sayest thou now? thy second boke is also in diuers points cōdemned of heresie at Frankeford among þe brethrē there, 

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Martin is referring to a quarrel between the congregation of English protestant exiles in Frankfurt. One party, led by John Knox (and which included Foxe himself) rejected the Book of Common Prayer in favor of a more Calvinist service and the other party, ultimately led by Richard Cox, favoured the use, with modifications, of the 1552 Book of Common Prayer. (For a summary of the controversy see Patrick Collinson, Archbishop Grindal, 1519-1583: The Struggle for a Reformed Church [London: 1979], pp. 74-78).

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which boke wyll you allowe nou?

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