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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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1617 [1548]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

but also al other prisoners in other prisons for the lyke cause to be also famished: notwithstanding we write not these our letters to that entent we mought not aforde to be famished, for the Lord Iesus sake, but for this cause and entent, that they hauing no lawe so to famishe vs in prison, should not do it priuely, but that the murtherers hartes should be openly knowen to al the world, that al men may knowe of what church they are, and who is theyr Father.

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Out of the Castel of Caunterbury.

The trouble and vexacion of good people in the Dioces of Lichfeld. 
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Persecution in Lichfield

This account first appeared in the 1573 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. It is based on official records sent to Foxe, some of which survive among Foxe's papers.

THese foresayd monethes of September, Nouember and December as they were troublesom to diuers other places, and especially to the dioces of Caunterbury by reason of the Archdeacō aboue named: so likewise they brought no litle busines in the contrey of Lichfield and Couentrey by a cruel Bishop there called Rauphe Bane, and a more cruell chauncellor named doctor Draycot, throughe þe fierce iniquisition of whō great stirre was there among the people, being there called to examination for their faith, & many caused to beare fagots who althoughe they were not put to the torment of death, yet because it may appere what a number there is in the contreyes of England a broade, which in theyre hartes haue a misliking of the popes romishe lawes and religion, if for feare they durst vtter theire minds therfore I thought to make a rehersal of their names, which in þe afore said dioces of Conuetry & Lichfeld were taken in suspicion & examined for theyr religion. In the number of whom first was Agnes Forman, 

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Was she a relative of the martyr John Foreman?.

detected, examined, and by witnes conuicted, and bare a fagot. xii. of September, likewise Margery Kyrrey. Beside these were diuers other which in like sort were detected, accused, and examined, althoughe they bare no faggot, but were dimissed, as Richard Kemp, Iohn Frankling William Marler, Ielius Dudley, Eustache Bysacre, William Shene, Anthony Afterwittel, Thomas Steylbe, Henry Birdlim, Williā Mosley, Iohn Leech, Iohn Richardsō, Antony Iones, alias Pulton, Thomas Wylson, Thomas Lynacres, and Hugh Lynacres hys son, Isabel Parker, Martine Newman, William Enderby, Cicely Preston, Thomas Saulter Ihon Stamford Shomaker, Richard Wodburne, Thomas Arnal Shomaker, Ihon Robynsō, Hugh Moore Shomaker, Ihon Adale, Thomas Arch, Fraunces Warde, Ihon Auines, Richard Foxal, Thomas Vnderdoune Richard Weuer.

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The next moneth folowing, being October came vnder examination Ioice Lewes

gentelwomā, of whō we differ to speake, vntil þe next yere at what time she was burned. Furthermore among them that were detected and inioyned to the popishe penaunce, that is to beare fagotte, candel, and beades about in procession, were Tho. Norreis, Thomas Styffe, William Kayme, Roberte Catrenes, Thomas Smith, Ihon Borsleye the yonger. Item Ihon Waterhouse, agaynste whom came in witnes and accusers Richard Caterbanke, I. Edge, William Smith, Robert Cooke, laying against him for seldom cōming to the Church, for geuing no reuerence at the leuation of the Sacrament, but loking vpon his booke, for not kissing the paxe. &c. Robert Byssel, 

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The abjuration of Robert Byssel, M. A., of Birmingham, of his heretical opinions, especially his denial of the Real Presence survives in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 83r.

Leonard West,  
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The abjuration of Leonard West, parson of Little Packington, for his heresies, especially describing the mass as abominable, survives among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 84r.

Richard Bayly  
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Articles objected against Richard Bayly of Whitacre, including his denial of the Real Presence and his denial of the power of the priest to absolve sin, survives among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley 421, fo. 87r-v.

of the Parish of Whiteacre, Nicholas Cartwrighte  
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The abjuration of Nicholas Cartwright, D. D., vicar of Nuncton, of his heretical opinions, including denial of the Real Presence, survives in Foxe's papers: BL, Harley 421, fo. 88r.

Doctor, Richard Iurdain  
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A denunciation of Richard Jurdane, priest, for various heretical opinions, including his statements that the mass was an abomination and a denial of the Real Presence, survives among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 90r. Jurdane's abjuration of these opinions is BL, Harley MS 421, fo. 91r.


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Edmund Crokel, 

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Articles against Crokel as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Thomas VVhithed, Priest.
VVhilliam Taylour, Priest
Anselme Sele, Priest
Richard Slauy, 
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Articles against Henry (not Richard) Slavy as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Priest maried.
Edward Hawes,  
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Articles against Edward Hawkes as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Priest maried.
Robert Aston 
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Articles against Robert Aston as a married priest survive among Foxe'spapers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r.

Priest, MarginaliaDepriued.depriued
of all hys lyuynges.
Henry Tecka, 
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Articles against Henry Checke as a married priest survive among Foxe's papers: BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 59r-61r. Tecka looks like a mistake due to someone's faulty paleography when the Acts and Monuments was being printed.

Priest depriued.
Robert Mossey, Priest, maried
and depriued.

These fornamed persones with many mo which folow the next yeare after, although they dyd subscribe and relent through feare of death: yet for this cause I do here recite them that by them it myght appeare, what a nomber there were not onely in the Countrye of Lichfeld, but also in other parties in hart set agaynst the Pope, if that feare rather then conscience had not cōpelled them to the contrary.

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Moreouer this present yeare, to wytte anno. 1556. was burned at Chester one Hoke, a true martyr of the Lord.


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