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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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1627 [1546]

Actes and Monumentes Of the Church

had commaunded him. MarginaliaThe iudgement day is appointed.wherupon he requested them to appointe the fourth daye next following to pronounce the sentence of condemnation: the whiche without any difficultie he obteined. For I shewed you before, that so it was agreed among them selues. And yet these bloudy Buchers would for all that seme meke and mercifull men. Insomuch that they would seme to determine nothing of their own heads before þt this most filthie executioner of other mens wicked lustes, hadde earnestlye sued to theim for the same, as though no man hadde bene able to espie out their colourable conueyaunce, or as if we had cast from vs bothe oure mindes and eyes, that we shoulde neyther vnderstande nor see their craftie packyng. Euen so, they settyng a fayre glosse vpon all their doinges, sought to bryng them selues in credit wt men, to thentent that whē oportunitie should serue, they myght to their owne most aduauntage deceiue mē vnwares. Surely, they might not in any wyse seeme to doe those thinges, which they were most chiefly bente vpon, and therefore they soughte all meanes possible to bleare mens eyes, that they should not see thē, but they could not so escape vnespied.

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About this tyme they sent out a MarginaliaA comaundement for makyng of an Inuentorye of the goodes of euery College, aswell mouable as vnmouablecommaundement that the maister of euerye College by thaduise of his house, should cause to be put in wrytinge, how muche euery house had of ready money, howe muche of yearlye reuenewe, howe muche thereof had bene bestowed about necessary vses of the College, howe much wēt to the stipendes of the fellowes, and the daylie diet of the house, how muche was allowed for other extraordinarie expenses, how muche remayned from yeare to yeare, what was done with the ouerplus, with a due accompte of all thyngs belonging to that purpose. The which thing (because that for the straungenesse and noueltie thereof, it should not make menne to muse and breake their braynes about it) they sayde, that before theim the Colleges of Eton and Wynchester had done the lyke. The cause why they coueted to be certified herein, was for none other purpose, but to the entent that they them selues might see, whether that they to whose charge the custody and administratiō of those goodes was committed, had behaued them selues so truly and faithfully, as by theyr othe they were bounde to doe. This pretense made these diligent and curious stewardes of other mens goodes. But it was knowen well enoughe, that this was rather a fayned allegation, than a true tale. For it was their mynde to search what power the Clergie was of, the whiche for as much as they made an assured accompt of, to haue willing to take their partes whiche were the chief heades of this busines, they coueted to knowe before hand, and to put them in a readines, against all hasardes

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and aduentures of fortune. And no man ought to surmyse that this coniecture is vayn, or that it dependeth vpoon a lyght ground, considering what a dele of armoure, what a dele of artillerie and furniture for the warres, the whole bodie of the Clergie, but in especially the prelats (who at that tyme bare all the sway) had layd vp in store at home in their own houses, or els put in custody of their cōfederates. The which forasmuche as they could be construed to tende to none other purpose then to open force (inespecially in so cankerd a tyme as that was) is it not a good likelihod, that to the same entent and purpose, inquisition should be made of the strength of the Vniuersitie, which it self to the vttermoste of her power, was ready to sustein any daunger or burden for the mayntenaunce of that filthie superstitiō? But God hath loked mercifully vppon vs, and pulled their swordes from our neckes. But let vs retourne to Bucer and Phagius.

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Nowe was come the MarginaliaThe day of the iudgement.daie of iudgement, and all the degrees of the Vniuersitie were assembled to see this pageant. Thither came also the Maior and his townesmen, and all met together in S. Marie churche to behold and learne what should be determined vpon these men by the Commissioners. After long attendaunce of the multitude, at length the Commissioners came forth and went vp to a scaffold that was somewhat hygher then the residue, prepared for the same purpose. When they had taken their places, there Pern the Vicechauncellour the plaier of this enterlude, fashioning his coūtenaunce with great grauitie, reached to them the proces that was lastly publyshed to cite thē saying these wordes: I bring forth again, quod he, to you ryght reuerend fathers & Commissioners of the moste reuerende my Lorde Cardinall Poole, paynting out the rest of his style, this Citation executed according to the purporte and effect of the same: omitting nothyng for his part that might make to the commendation of this matter. when he had thus finished his tale, by and by the Byshop of Westchester 

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In the 1563 edition, Foxe, following Golding, refers to the bishop of Chester as the bishop of 'West Chester'. (This is because the bishop of the older see of Chichester had traditionally been referred to as the bishop of Chester). In the 1570 edition, Foxe changed 'West Chester' to Chester.

after he had a litle viewed the people, began in maner in this wyse.

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MarginaliaWestchesters oratiō before the pronoūcing of the sentence of condemnationYe see (quod he) howe sore the Vniuersitie preaseth vpon vs, howe earnest intercession it maketh vnto vs, not only to denounce Bucer and Phagius, whiche these certayne yeares past haue spred most pernicious doctrine amōg you, Heretiques, as they bee in deede, but also that we will commaunde their dead carcasses whiche vnto this daye haue obtained honourable buriall among you, to be digged vp, and as it is excellently ordeyned by the Canon lawe, to be cast into fyre, or whatsoeuer is more greuous then fyre, if any can be. For the degrees of the Vniuersitie deale not slyghtly nor slackly with vs in this case, but doe so prease vpon

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