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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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Rome, nor to any member thereof.

Marginalia7.Item, thou hast thought &c. that all thinges do chaunse of an absolute and precise mere necessitie, so that whether manne dooe well or euil, he could not chose but do so, and that ther fore no man hath any fre will at all.

Marginalia8.Item, thou hast thought &c. that the fashion and maner of christening of infantes, is not agreable to Gods worde, and that none can bee effectually baptised, and thereby saued, except he haue yeares of discretion to beleue him self, and so wyllingly accept or refuse baptisme at his pleasure.

Marginalia9.Item, thou hast thought &c. that prayers to Sainctes, or praiers for the dead, are not auailable and not allowable by Gods word, or profitable in any wyse, and that the soules departed, doe streightwayes go to heauen or hell, or els doe sleepe till the day of dome, so that there is no place of purgation at all.

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Marginalia10.Item, thou hast thought &c. that all suche as in the tyme of kyng Henry the eight, or in the tyme of Quene Mary quene of England, haue bene burned as heretiques, were not heretkes at all, but faithfull and good christen people, especially Barnes, Garret, Ierom, Fryth, Rogers, Hoper, Cardemaker, Latymer, Taylor, Bradford, Philpot, Cranmer, Rydley, & suche lyke, and that thou diddest & doest allow, like and approue all their opinions, and doest mislyke their condemnations and burninges.

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Marginalia11.Item, thou hast thought &c. that fastynge & prayers vsed in this churche of England, and the appointing of dayes for fasting, and the abstayning from fleshe vpon fasting dayes, and especially in the tyme of Lent, is not laudable or allowable by Gods worde, but is hypocrysie and folyshnes: and that men ought to haue libertie to eate at al tymes al kyndes of meate.

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Marginalia12.Item, thou hast thought &c. that the Sacrament of the altar, is an idol, and to reserue and kepe it, or to honour it, is playne idolatrie and superstition: and likewyse of the masse and the eleuation of the sacrament.

Marginalia13.Item, thou hast thought &c. that thou or any els, conuented before an ecclesiasticall Iudge, concerning matters of beliefe and fayth, arte not nor is bounde to make aunswere at all, especially vnder an othe vpon a booke.

Their aunswers to these obiections were, that as touching the first, second, third, fourth, fifte, ninth, tenth, and twelfth, they generally graunted vnto, sauinge that they denied the soules of the departed, to sleepe till the daye of iudgement, as is mentioned in the nynth article. And as concernyng the sixt obiection, they thought them selues bounde to beleue the true catholique churche, so farre forthe as the same doth instruct them according to Gods holy word, but not to follow the determinatiōs of the erronious and Babylonicall churche of

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Rome. As for the seuenth, eight, & thirtenth, they vtterly denied, that euer they were of any suche absurde opinions as is contianed therin, but they graunted that man of him selfe without the helpe and assistaunce of Gods spirite, hath no power to doe any good thyng acceptable in Gods sight. To the eleuenth they sayde, that true fasting and prayer, vsed accordynge to Gods worde, are allowable and auayalable in his sight, and that by the same worde euery faithfull mā may eate all meates at al times, with thankesgeuing to God for the same. After this, the first daie of April, were they again conuented before the byshoppe in his palace at London, where litle appeareth to be done, except it were to knowe whether they woulde stande to their answers, & whether they wolde recant or no. But when they refused to recant and denie the receiued and infallible truthe, the byshop caused them to be brought into the open Consistorie, the third daye of the same moneth of Aprill in the forenone, where first vnderstanding by them their immutable constancie and stedfastnes, he demaunded particularly of euery one what they had to saye, why he should not pronounce the sentence of condemnation. To whome Thomas Losebye first answered: MarginaliaLosebies wordes to the byshop.God geue me grace and strengthe to stand against you and your sentence, and also gainst your lawe, which is a deuouring lawe. for it deuoureth the flock of Christ. And I perceiue there is no waye with me but deathe, except I would consent to your deuouring law, and beleue in that idol the masse. Next vnto him aunswered Thomas Thyrtell, sayinge: MarginaliaThyrtels wordes vnto Lorde, I saye thus, if you make me an hereticke, then you make Christ an hereticke, & all the xii. Apostles heretiques. for I am in the true fayth and right beliefe, and I wyll stande in it. for I knowe full well I shall haue eternall lyfe therfore. The byshoppe then asked the lyke question of Henry Ramsey. Who sayde agayne: MarginaliaRamseys wordes vnto Lorde, will you haue me to goe from the truthe that I am in? I saye vnto you that my opinions be the very truthe, whiche I will stande vnto, and not go from them: and I saye vnto you farther: that there are two churches vpon the earth, and we (meaning him self and other true martyrs & professors of Christ,) be of the true churche, and ye be not. Vnto this question, next answered Margaret Hyde saying: MarginaliaMargaret Hide wordes vnto Lord, you haue no cause to geue sentence against me. for I am in the true faithe & opinion, and will neuer forsake it: and I doe wyshe that I were more stronger in it then I am. Last of all aunswered Agnes Stanley, & sayde: MarginaliaAg. Stanley to Boner.I had rather that euery hear of my head were burned, if it were neuer so muche worth, then that I wyll forsake my faythe and opiniō whiche is the true faythe.

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