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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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1616 [1547]

fore in the volume of this history may appere pag. 1229. col. 1. Now to procede in the order and course of time where we lefte, next followeth the moneth of Nouember. In the beginning of which moneth were together in the Castell of Caunterbury. xv. godly and innocent Martires, of which nomber not one eschaped with theyr lyfe, but eyther wer burned or els were famyshed in the pryson: of the which two sortes, which is the easyer death God knoweth, it is hard to iudge. Not withstanding, the truth is, these. x. were burned & suffered in the fyre, and. v. were pined and famyshed most vnmercifully in the streight prison, the names of whom were. MarginaliaConfessors and Martyrs.

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Iohn Clarke.
Dunston Chittendē 
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This probably is the 'Chidderton' of Ashford who attended the conventicle of radical protestants held at Bocking, Essex, in December 1550 (APC III, p. 199). Foxe relates that a 'goodwife Chittendon' was driven out of her home in Kent during Mary's reign (1563, p. 1679).

Whyche. 2.
wer yet vn-


VV. Foster of Stone.
Alice Potkins Wyfe
of Stapleherst. 
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Later Foxe would print a letter describing how Alice Potkin and a fellow prisoner, Alice Benden, subsisted in prison on a diet which cost two and a half pence for both of them (1570, p. 2168; 1576, p. ; 1583, p. 1981).

Iohn Archer of Cran
brok weuer.

These wer
to be brent

OF these fiue, the first two were vncondemned, the other three laste were cōndemned, and should haue beene burned but suffered no lesse tormentes, then if they had so suffered, being macerat and pined to death by famine. What their articles and answers wer, it nedeth not here to recite, seing all they, in that time of Quene Mary commenly suffered for one maner and sorte of cause, that is, for holding against the. vii. sacraments, 

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Phrases like this often indicate that Foxe was trying to conceal unorthodox (at least by his standards) opinions uttered by the Marian martyrs. Because the records of these trials have not survived, it is impossible to be sure, but it is suspicious that Foxe says nothing about the opinions of Clark and Chittenden.

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against the reality of Christes being in his supper, for speaking against the church of Rome, and determinacions of the same, agaynst Images set vp and worshipped in the church, for not comming to the church, and such other like. &c.

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Fyrst, William Foster answering to these and like articles, sayd, MarginaliaWilliam Fosters answer to the articles.that he beleaueth well in all tharticles of the crede: but to beleaue to be mo sacramentes then two, and to praye to sainctes, eyther to profyte vs, or to praye for soules in purgatory to profyt them, that faith and workes doo iustify, or to allow the popish ceremonies in the Church, that hee denieth. Moreouer sayth, to cary candelles vpon Candelmas day were as good for hym as to cary a dungforke, MarginaliaCarying a boute the Crosse.and that is as necessary to cary the gallowes aboute, if his father be hanged, as the crosse. To come to the church hee cannot, sayth he, with a safe conscience. MarginaliaNecessiti alwayes excused in maters indifferente.Concerning fysh dayes and flesh dayes he graunteth it good to put difference therin, excepte it bee for necessity.

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Thys William Foster was a laboring man of thage of. xl. yeares. He was apprehended & imprisoned by syr Thomas Moyle knight.

MarginaliaMother Potkyns.Alice Potkins also for the lyke confession,

was condemned to bee burned, for that shee was not, neither would be confessed to the Prieste, for that she receyued not the sacrament of thaultar, because she would not praye to saintes, nor crepe to the crosse. &c. Being demaunded of her age, she sayd that shee was xlix. yeares old according to her old age, and according to her yong age, since shee lerned Christ, she was of one yeares age, and was committed by MarginaliaMaister Robertes troubler of Alyce Potkins.mayster Robertes to pryson.

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The answer and confession of MarginaliaIohn Archer.Ihon Archer of Crambrocke, was much in lyke sorte: And although certeyn of these vpon ignorant simplicity swarued a lytle in the number of sacramentes, some grauntinge one sacrament that is, the body of Christ hanging vpon the crosse, some mo, some lesse. &c. Yet in the principall matters touching the Doctrin of saluacion for fayth to staye vpon, and in disagreing from the dreming determinations of the popish Church, they most agreed. Concerninge the not prayeng to Sainctes, & for the dead in purgatory, for not creping to þe crosse, for faith onely to iustify, for taking of an othe and such other lyke, he graunted as thother had done. This father Archer by his occupatiō a weuer of þe town of Crābrok of þe age of. l. yeres was attached and imprisoned by MarginaliaSyr Ihon Gylford.syr Ihon Gilford Knight. And this haue ye the cause and imprisonment of these fyue godly prisoners. Nowe as touching the cruelty of their death, for þt ye shal not surmise the suspicion or relation ther of to procede of my selfe, ye shall here their owne testimony and certification by theyr letter, throwen out of the prison concerning the vnmercyfull dealing of the popish tirauntes in famishing then, as is afore said. The words and coppy of their letter is this.

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The coppy of a letter 
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This letter was reprinted in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 681-82.

written and caste out of the castel of Caunterbury by the prisoners, ther in bands for Gods word declaring how the Papistes went about to famish them to death, of the which company. v. were famished emongest them alredy.

MarginaliaThe Prisoners letter.BE it knowen to all men that shall rede or here red these our letters, that we the pore prisoners of the Castell of Caunterburye for Gods truthe, are kepte and lye in colde irons and our keper wyll not suffer any meate to be brought to vs to comforte vs. And if any man do bring any thing, as bread, butter, chese, or any other fode, the sayd Keper wyl charge them that so bring vs any thing, except mony or rayment, to cary it with them agayne, or elles yf he do receaue any foode of any for vs, hee doth kepe it for hym selfe, and he and his seruantes doo spend it, so that we haue nothing thereof: and thus the Keper kepeth away our vittails from vs. In somuch that there are foure of vs prisoners there for gods truth, famished alredy and thus is it his mind to famish vs al: and we thinke he is appointed therunto of the bishops and priestes, and also of the Iustices, so to famysh vs, and not only vs of the sayd Castell

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