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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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1622 [1541]

exception he made to thē now also: the whiche his doyng he besought thē not to be offended wt al. MarginaliaRoberte Bressy maketh exception agayn.For seing he did it onely for the discharge of his duety, he had iuster cause to be held excused He had scarcely yet finished his tale, but the byshop of westchester with a frowning loke & an angry coūtenāce, interrupting him of his talk, sayde: he neded not to repeate the thynges he had protested before, nor they to make answer any more to those thinges, wherin they had sufficiently enformed him before. He rather feared þt theyr quarel was to good, that they made such a do about it, & sought such starting holes. For so wer diseased persons oftentimes wont to do, whē for the payn & griefe they are not able to abide a strong medicine. As though that any mā wer able to graūt so strong a priuilege, as to wtstand the Popes authority. As for the bishops letters, he said must nedes make on his side & with such as wer wt him, and coulde not in any wise be alleged agaynst him. Therefore he admonished him to desist frō his vprofytable altercatiō, & to conforme himself and his to such thinges as then wer in doing. After thys they went to masse, the whiche finyshed wyth great solemnity, first they went to the high altar of the church, & hauing there saluted theyr God, and searched whether all wer wel about him or no, they walked through all the inner chappels of þe church. The church goodes, the crosses, the Chalices, the Masse bokes, þe Vestments, & whatsoeuer ornaments wer besides, they wer cōmaunded to be brought oute vnto them. When they had sufficiently viewed all things, and had called forth by name euery fellow and scholer of the house, they went to the maisters lodging, where first and foremest swearing them vpon a boke to answer to all such interrogatories as should bee propounded vnto them (as far as they knew) they examined first þe master himself & afterward al the residue, euery mā in his turne. But ther wer som þt refused to take this othe, both because they had geuen their faith to þe colledge before, & also because they thought it against al right & resō to swear against thēselues. for it was cōtrary to all law þt a mā should be cōpelled to bewray himself, & not to be suffred to kepe his cōscience free, whē there is no manifest proofe to bee laied to his charge. But much more vniust is it, that a mā should be cōstrayned perforce to accuse himself. Neuertheles these persōs also, after much altercatiō, at length (conditionally that theyr fayth geuen before to the colledge wer not empeched therby) wer cōtented to be sworne. Thre daies long lasted þe inquisition there. MarginaliaThe consultatiō of the masters vpon the taking vp of Bucer.This was now the thyrd daye of theyr comming, and it was thought that the case of Bucer & Phagius was delayed longer than neded. For they looked to haue had much altercation and busines about the matter. Now forasmuch as the presēt state

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of the case requyred good deliberation, and aduisement, the Vicechauncellor & the Maysters of the Colledges assēbled at the cōmon scholes, where euery manne gaue his verdite what he thought mete to be done. After much debating, they agreed altogether in this determination: That forasmuch as Martin Bucer, whiles he liued, had not only sowed pernicious & erroneous doctrine among thē, but also had hymselfe bene a sectary and famous heretike, erryng frō the catholike church, & geuing others occasion to fall from the same likewise: a supplicatyon shoulde be made to the L. Cōmissioners, in the name of the whole vniuersitie, þt his dead carkas might forwith be digged vp, (for so it was nedeful to be done) to thentent that inquisitiō myght be made as touching his doctrine, the which beyng brought in examination, if it wer not found to be good and wholesom, the lawe might procede agaynst him: for it was against the rule of the holy Canons, þt his body should be buried in christen burial. Yea, and besydes þt it was to the open derogation of gods honour, & the violating of his holy lawes, wt the great peryl of many mens soules, & the offense of the faythful, in especially in so difficulte and cōtagious a time as þt was. Wherefore it was not to be suffered, that they whiche vtterly dissēted frō all other men in the trade of theyr lyuyng, lawes, & customes should haue any parte wyth thē in honor of buriall. And therfore the glorye of god in especially and before al thyngs ought to be defēded, the infamy (which through thys thing riseth on thē) with al spede put away, no roume at al to rest in left vnto those persons, who euen in the same places where they laye were iniuryous and noysome to the verye elementes: but the place ought to be purged, and al thinges so ordered as myght be to the satisfying of the conscyences of the weake. In executyng wherof, so notable an example ought to be geuen to al men, that no mā herafter should be so bolde to attempt the lyke. They gaue the same verdit by common assent vpon Phagius also. Vnto this writing they annexed another, MarginaliaAndrewe Pern vicechancellor is made factor for the vnuersitye in the case of Bucer & the which they lawfully authorised Andrew Perne the Vicechaūcellor, to be the cōmon factor for thuniuersity. He was a man metest for the purpose, both for thoffyce that he bare, and also because þt by the testimony of MarginaliaChristoforsōs testimony of PernChristophorson he was demed to be most catholyke of all others. 

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This hostile description of Andrew Perne comes from the Historia vera andfrom Golding's Briefe treatise (sig. D4r); Foxe was merely repeating it. However, it is interesting that while Foxe concealed the identities of other prominent peopleinvolved in the exhumation of Bucer and Phagius's bodies, he made few attempts to protect Perne's reputation. One reason for this may have been Perne's continuing and barely disquised loyalty to catholicism. It also true that Edmund Grindal - and possibly Foxe himself - bitterly resented Perne's role in the posthumous degradation of Bucer. (See Patrick Collinson, 'Perne the Turncoat: An Elizabethan Reputation' in Elizabethan Essays [London: 1994], pp. 190-91).

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MarginaliaA supplication put vp to thinquisitors by the vniuersity.Thys supplycation confyrmed by the cōsent of all the degrees of thuniuersity, and sygned with theyr cōmon seale, the next day, whyche was the. xiii. of Ianuary the Vicechauncellour put vp to the Commissioners. Se what a feat cōueyance this was, to suborne thys man vnder a colourable pretense to desire this thing of them by way of peticion, as who should say, if he had not done so, they woulde neuer haue gone about it of themselues.

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