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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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1626 [1545]

performe his promise. Wherupon with great reuerēce and Ceremony he pulled out the linnen clothe and layde it in the chalice, and the bread with it, commaunding them both for the holines of the thyng, and also for the autor of it, to kepe it among them with such due reuerence as belonged to so holy a rellique.

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About this time almoste, MarginaliaA cōmaundement for bringing in of heretical bookes.the Commissioners gaue commaundement to the maisters of the Colleges, that euery man should put in wrytinge what bookes he had, with the authours names. And to thintent that euery man shold execute it without deceit, they toke a corporall othe of them. For they sayde it was not lawful for any mā to haue, rede, or copy out of those vngodly bookes of wicked heretiques, wrytten against the reuerent sect af the catholiques and the decrees of the most holy Canōs. Therfore they should diligently serche them out, to thentent they myght be openly burnt. They sayde they gaue them warning of these things whiche they oughte not to looke for: for these thynges ought rather to haue ben done of their owne free will, then extorted by force. The whiche thing not only the Canons commaunded, but also the most noble and worthy Emperours Theodosius and Valentinian, made in certaine places decrees as concerninge the wrytings of heretiques, and especially against the bookes of Nestorius. This commaundement some executed exactly and diligently: othersome, for as much as they demed it wrongfull, executed it slackely enough.

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We declared before þt the xviii. day was the daye of iudgemēt. When the day came, & that neither they whiche were cited, appeared in the Court, nor that any put foorth him selfe to defend them, yet the Commissioners wold not procede to iudgement, whiche neuer the lesse, for their contumacy in absenting them selues they might haue done, considering howe that day was perēptory. But these mē being bent altogether to equitie and mercie, had rather shewe some fauour, then to doe the vttermoste they might by the lawe. MarginaliaThe second Citation.Whereupon Vincent publyshed the secōd proces, and set it vp in the same places, that the former was. The meaning thereof varied not muche from the first, but that it put of the iudgement daye vnto the xxvi. of the same moneth. The which day they sent for the Vicechauncelour to their lodging, and there agreed with him as concerninge the order of publishing the sentence: whome for because there should want no solempnitie in the matter, they commaunded to warne the Maior of the towne to be there at the daye appointed with all his burgesses, the which thing the Vicechauncellour did with all speede.

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While these things 

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This account of the commissioners' investigations of Clare and other colleges was dropped from the 1570 edition, probably because it was too parochial and focused on Cambridge.

were a working against Bucer and Phagius, MarginaliaInquisitiō at the meane whyle they forstowed not to make inquisition in some pla-

ces as the matter required. Therefore, when as almost the same time they came into Clare hall, and entered into the Chapell, which was their ordinarie custome to do first of all, whersoeuer they became, they perceyued there was no sacrament (as they call it) hanging ouer the altar. The whiche thing being taken in great displeasure, Ormanet calling to him the maister of the house, tolde him what a great wickednesse he hadde by so doynge brought vpon him selfe and all his house. For although he were so vnwyse to thynke it no shame at all, yet vnto them it semed an inexpiable offense. The old man being amased, and lokyng about him howe he might answere the matter, while he went about to pourge him selfe therof, made the fault double: He sayde it was a prophane place, neuer as yet hallowed nor consecrated with anye ceremonies. At that worde the Cōmissioners were yet more astonied, demaunding whether he him selfe or anye other had vsed to synge masse there or no. When he hadde confessed that both he him selfe and others also had oftentymes sayde masse there: O thou wretched old mā (quod Ormanet). Thou hast cast both thy selfe and them in daunger of the greuous sentence of excommunication. Ormanet being sore moued at the beginning, searched the man narrowly: howe many benefices he had, where they laye, by whose fauour or lycence he helde so many at once, what excuse he had to be so farre and so long from them: for as it should seme he spent the moste parte of the whole yeare in the Vniuersitie, farre from the charge that he had taken vpon him. Swyneborne was so sore astonied at this so soddeyn disquietnesse of Ormanet, that being more disquieted hym selfe, he was not able to answere one worde, neyther to these thynges nor to any other thynges appertayning to the state of his house. wherfore one of the fellowes of the house that was senior to all the rest, was fayn to take vpon hym the maisters turne in that businesse.

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This was now the 22. day, which I told you was limited to the iury, Yong, Segiswike. &c. to geue vp their verdit, who neuerthelesse duryng the tyme that thinquisitours sate in saint Mary churche, neyther appeared that daye nor put vp any thynge openly against them that were accused. whether they obiected any thing secretly against theim or no, I am not able to saye. For by lyke othe they were exhibited to publyshe theyr depositions, as they were boūd to beare wytnesse.

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In this Session nothing was done, sauinge that the Vicechauncellour restored agayn the processe for appearaunce that he had receyued of theim two dayes agone, the tenor whereof he sayde he had publyshed, vpon the contumacie of them that were cited, accordyng as they

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