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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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1649 [1568]

Actes and Monumentes Of the Church

wherefore they stedfastly beleued, and thoughte the churche of Rome to be no part or member, so in the same church they beleued there were but two sacramentes, that is to say: baptisme and the supper of the Lorde. Howbeit, some of them attributed the title and honour of a Sacrament, to the holye estate of matrimonie, whiche vndoubtedly was done rather of symple ignoraunce then of any wyllfull opinion, and are thereof to be adiudged as before is admonyshed. Moreouer, they acknowledge them selues to be baptised into the faith of that true churche, as in the thyrd article is specified. And here in reading, as well of these articles, 

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What follows is a good statement of Foxe's distrust of official records as a source.

as all so of the rest, marke I beseche you, the craftye subteltie of Antichristes champions, who intermellyng certayne pointes of the faythe of the true churche, with the idolatrous and superstitious mametrie of their Romish Synagoge cause the poore and simple people, for lacke of knowledge, often tymes to fall into their craftye nettes. For after they haue made thē graūt a true churche, with the Sacramentes of the same, though not in such nomber as they wold haue them, and also that they were christened into the faythe thereof, that is, in the name of the father, of the sonne, and of the holy Ghost, they craftely nowe in thother their obiections, descending as it were from the faith of the trinitie, vnto their idolatrous masse, and other superstitious ceremonies, woulde make them graunt, that now in deniyng therof, they haue seuered them selues from the fayth of the true churche, wherunto they were baptised, which is most false. for though the true light of gods Gospell and holy worde, was marueylouslye darkened, and in a maner vtterly extinguished: yet the true faythe of the trinitie, by the mercifull prouidence of God, was styll preserued, & into the fayth therof were we baptysed, and not into the belief and profession of their horrible idolatrie and vayne ceremonies. These thynges not throughly wayed by these poore, yet faythfull, and true members of Christ, caused some of them ignorauntly to graunt, that when they came to the yeares of discretion, & vnderstode the light of the Gospell, they did separate them selues frō the fayth of the church, meaning yet only from the admitting or allowyng of suche their Popishe and erronious trashe, as they nowe had defiled the churche of Christ withall, and not from their fayth receyued in baptisme, whiche in expresse wordes in their aunsweres to the other articles they constantly affirme, declaryng the masse and sacrament of the altar, to be moste wycked blasphemy against Christ Iesus, and contrarie to the truthe of his Gospell, and therfore vtterly they refused for euer to be reconciled again therunto. These aunsweres in effect, of them thus taken by the sayde Chauncelour, they were for

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that tyme dismissed: but the Bishop taking the matter into his owne handes, the syxt daye of Marche, propounded vnto them certaine other newe articles, the copie whereof followeth.

¶ Articles obiected by Boner Byshop of London, against Tho. Loseby, Henry Ramsey, Tho. Thirtel, Marg. Hide, & Agnes Stanley, the vi. day of March, being the second time of their examination.

MarginaliaArticles. Marginalia1.FIrst that thou hast thought, beleued, and spoken, within some parte of the citie and dioces of London, that the fayth, religion, and ecclesiasticall seruice here obserued & kept, as it is in the realme of England, is not a true and a laudable fayth, religion, and seruice, especially concerning the masse, and the seuen sacramentes, nor is agreable to Gods worde and testament, & that thou canst not finde in thy harte without murmuryng, gruding, or scrupell to receiue and vse it, and to confirme thy selfe vnto it, as other subiectes of this realme customably haue done and doe.

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Marginalia2.Item, that thou hast thought, &c. that the Englyshe seruice set forth in the tyme of kyng Edward the syxt, here in this realme of England, was and is good, godly, and catholique in all pointes, and that it alone ought here in this realme to be receiued, vsed, and practised, and none other.

Marginalia3.Item, lykewyse thou haste thought &c. that thou art not bounden to come to thy paryshe church, and there to be present, and heare mattins, masse, euensong, & other diuine seruice, songe or sayde there.

Marginalia4.Item, thou hast thought &c. that thou arte not bounde to come to procession to the church vpon dayes and tymes appointed, and to go in the same with others of the paryshe, singynge or saying then the accustomed prayers vsed in the churche, nor to beare a taper or candell on Candelmas daye, nor take asshes vppon Ashewednisdaye, nor beare palmes vpon Palm sonday, not to creepe to the crosse vpon dayes accustomed, nor to receiue and kysse the paxe at masse tyme, nor to receiue holye water or holy bread, or to accept and allowe the ceremonies and vsages of the churche, after the maner and fashion as they are vsed in this realme.

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Marginalia5.Item, thou haste thought &c. that thou arte not bound at any tyme to cōfesse thy synnes to any priest, and to receiue absolution at his handes, as gods minister, nor to receiue at anye tyme the blessed Sacrament of the altar, especially as it is vsed in the churche of England.

Marginalia6.Item, thou hast thought &c. that in matters of religion and fayth, thou must followe and beleue thyne owne conscience onely, and not geue credite to the determination and commō order of the catholique churche, and the Sea of

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