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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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Actes and Monumentes of the church.

yeares for his first entringe wee knowe not. But as we haue lerned, he was somtime scholer to MarginaliaThys Harlye was after byshop of Harfordmaister Harly, which taughte the free schole of Mandelins in Oxford, by whose diligence and the goodnes of his own capacity he becam a toward yong scholar in prose & verse: insomuch that as he grewe in yeares & vnder standing, so he came to bee a Bachelor of arte, and at length, (for the hoape appearing in him) to the preferment of a felowship in Magdalen College. Yf hee had fauoured sincere religiō so much as he folowed his booke, then had we had no greater matter to note in hī thē in al þe rest þt suffered for gods cause. But in dede he was so much (as I said) geuen and addicted to the romishe religion, that hys company and conuersation in the same house was altogether with such as wer vtter enemies to the Gospell of Christ. If hee came to commē prayer at any time, it was by violence & compulsiō. For otherwise he cam not. Sermones then would he heare none him selfe, nor yet suffer his scholers that he taught to go vnto them, by his good wil. For he was fully perswaded that they myght be better occupied at home. The preachers them selues he did both disprayse and despise, and all such as wer setters forth of sounde doctrine beside. And because he would declare what a popish champion hee was, priuilye conspiringe with other, he set vp, or caused to bee set vp certayne slaunderouse & rayling verses againste the President, for which and other popishe prankes (continuing obstinate still) he was expelled the house. For hee soughte occasion often to do somwhat wherby hee myghte be counted a sufferer for that brutishe religion. And after he was thus dispatched of his rome by iust deseruing, for his owne maintaynaūce he was faine tapply him selfe to bee a teacher of children, in which trade hee continued till the comminge in of Quene Mary. And whē her visitours were sent thither vnder a title of reformation, (wheras in dede al thinges were better afore), I meane to displace diuers of the fellowes that were learned, & to put vnlearned Catholykes (as they called them) in their romes: then came this Iulyne Palmer, wayting as a dog for a bone, to be restored to hys lyuing agayne, of which he had bene depriued afore. He thought that by good right he might challenge the same of them whose fayth and religion (as is sayd) he dyd to the vttermoste of his small power defende and maintaine. For if he could haue suppressed the woorde of god in king Edwardes days (such was his malicious zeale) he would sure haue done it. And for father declaration herof, and better credyt to be geuen vnto it, we haue here put downe a letter, written by one Maister Bullingham fellow in some parte of King Edwards time

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with this Palmer, then of the same faction in religion with him, and toward the latter end of his raigne a volūtary Exile in Fraūce for papistry, in Quene Maryes daies likewise a chaplaine vnto Steuen Gardiner, byshop of Winchester, and in the comming in of Quene Elizabeth such one as for his obstinacy was quite & cleane dispatced frō al his liuings by her maiesties cōmissioners, & yet now (god by praysed therfore) a most constant professor and earnest teacher of the worde of God. This man, at the request of a certaine frend of his in Londō wrate vnto him cōcerning thys Iulines, being desirous to knowe the very truth therof. The copy of this letter we thought good to insert, because the persons being aliue, can testify the same to be true and certaine, if any man should doubte.

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☞ The letter is this. 
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At the time of the conversation described in this letter, John Bullingham was one of Stephen Gardiner's chaplains, and at the beginning of Elizabeth's reign his career consequently languished. But after a few years his rise was impressive: he was made a prebend of St Paul's in 1565, a few years later he became archdeacon of Huntington (John's uncle Nicholas Bullingham was bishop of Lincoln at the time and was doubtless instrumental in securing this appointment for his nephew) and in 1582 John became bishop of Gloucester. This letter was one way in which John Bullingham, by reminding people of his friendship with a martyr and by assisting Foxe, could live down his Marian past. It is suggestive that this letter, which was deleted in the 1570 and 1576 editions, was restored to the Acts and Monuments the year after John Bullingham became a bishop.

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M. B. 

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The 'M. B.' probably stands for 'Master Bull', suggesting that Bullingham's letter was written in response to Henry Bull's inquiry.

I wish you and all yours continual health in the Lord. Hitherto haue I note written any thing vnto you concerning Iulines Palmer, that constant witnes of gods truth, for that his doinges and saings knowen vnto me, were worne oute of my remembraunce: and to write an vntroth it were rather to deface and blemish then to adorne and beutifie him. After his conuersiō to the most holy Gospell I neuer saw his face. Wherfore the leße haue I to certifie you of. But so muche as semeth to me to serue most vnto the purpose, here I commend vnto you: and in witnes that my saienges are true, I subscribe my name, willinge prayeng & beseching you to publishe the same to the whole worlde, &c. AT what tyme I Bullingham entended to forsake England, and to flye into Fraunce for the wicked popes sake (which came to passe in dede: for in Roane I was for a tyme) thys Iulines Palmer, and Richarde Ducke brought me outwardes in my iourny till we came to London: where, on a day Iulines Palmer and I walked to saint Iames the Quenes place: and as we leaned at the great gate of that place, Palmer spake thus vnto me. Bullingham, you knowe into what misery and calamities we are fallen for the pope and his religion. We are yonge men, abhorred of all men nowe presentlye, and like to bee abhorred more and more. Let vs consider what hangeth ouer our heades. You are departing into a straunge country, both frendles & monyles, where I feare me you shall taste of sowrer sauces then hetherto you haue done. And as for me I am at my wittes ende. The face of hell it self is as amiable vnto me as the sight of Magdalen college. For there I am hated as a venemous tode. Wold god I were raked vnder the earth. MarginaliaBehold THE obstinacye of Papists which knowing þe truth wyll not yeld.And touching our religion, euen our consciences beare witnes that we tast not suche an inward swetnes in the profeßion therof, as we vnderstande the gospellers to taste in their religion. yea, to saye the truth, we maintaine we wote not what, rather of wil then of knowledge. But what then? Rather thē I will yelde vnto them, I will begge my breade. So Palmer bequeathed him selfe to the wide worlde and I passed ouer into Normandy.

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