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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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middest of a croked and peruerse nation saythe Paule, let your light shine as in a darke place. Oh deare hartes, now is the Gospell of God ouerwhelmed with many blacke and troublesome clowdes of persecution, for the whiche cause verye fewe goe about to haue their eyes made cleare, by the true light of the Gospel, for fear of losing of þe treasurs of this world, which are but vayne, and shall perish. MarginaliaMath. 5.Let not vs ther fore be like vnto thē which light their candle & put it vnder a bushell: but let vs set our candle vpon a candlesticke, that it may geue light vnto al thē that are in the house: that is to say, let al the people of the houshold of God see oure good workes, in suffering al thinges patiently, that shalbe layde vpon vs for the Gospels sake, if it be death it selfe: for Christ died for vs, leauing vs an example that we should followe his steppes, that as he hathe geuen his life for vs, so ought we to geue our liues for the defēse of the Gospel, to the comfort of our brethren. How is it then that some will saye that their faith is good, & yet they do al the dedes of Antichrist the Deuill, and yet be not ashamed to alledge certen scriptures to maintein their wickednes. MarginaliaRom. 10S. Paul saith, to beleue with the hart iustifieth, and to confesse with the mouthe maketh a man safe. Oh good God, here may al mē see, that no man nor woman can haue a true faith, vnles they haue dedes also: MarginaliaIames. 1. and he þt doubteth, is like the waues of the sea, tossed about of the wynde, & can loke for no good thing at þe Lordes handes. May not a man iudge al suche to be such as MarginaliaReuela. 1S. Iohn speaketh of, that be neither hote nor colde, and therefore God wil (he sayeth) spewe them out of his mouthe? If we iudge euill of such, haue not they geuen vs occasion? MarginaliaMath. 18Had it not been better for them to haue had a milstone tied about their neckes, and to haue been cast into þe sea, then they shold geue such offenses to Gods elect people in condemning them as they do, MarginaliaReuel. 13in going to the sinagoge of Sathan, & there to receiue the marke of the beast, in that they see & heare God blasphemed there, and hold their peace. Doth not þt declare to the whole world, that they allowe their doings to be good? and these do not only defile thē selues, but also be an occasion to confirme the Papists in their papistrie, & so be an occasion of our weake brothers falling, the whiche wilbe all required at their hādes, which wilbe to heuie a burden for them to beare, if they repent it not wt speade. For they þt know their maisters wyll and do it not, MarginaliaLuke, 12shalbe beaten with manye stripes. Oh, do not we perceiue that nowe is þe acceptable time þt Christe speaketh of? yea euē now is the axe put to the rotes of the trees, MarginaliaMath. 3so that euery tree that bringeth not foorth good fruites, now must be hewed downe and cast in to the fire. Nowe is the Lorde come with his fanne in his hande, to trie the wheate from the

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chaffe. the wheat he wil gather into his barn, and the chaffe he will burne as is aforesaide. Now is the time come that we must goe mete the bridegrome with oyle in our lampes: MarginaliaMarke, 3 we ar also biddē to the feast: let vs make no excuses, yea, our maister hath deliuered his talēts vnto vs: God geue vs grace to occupie them well, that at his comming he may receiue his owne with vauntage: yea now is the Lord come to se if there be any fruit vpon his trees, MarginaliaLuke, 13so that if þe Lord come and find none, he will serue vs as he did the wild figge tree, that is, neuer fruite shal grow on him more. Also, if we go to mete the bridegrom without oyle in our lampes, & shold go to bie, the doubt is, we shold be serued as was the folysh virgins: that was, God sayd to thē: depart, I know you not. MarginaliaLuke. 14Or if we should make excuses to come to the feast, other shalbe bidden in our rowmes. If we occupie not oure talentes wel, they shalbe taken away from vs and geuen to other, and all suche vnprofitable seruauntes shalbe cast into pryson in hel, MarginaliaMath. 25wher shalbe weping & gnashing of tethe. Oh good God, what a sort of fearful sayinges are here conteined? what christian hart will not herken diligently here to? Oh, may not all people wel perceiue now that this is þe time, þt our maister Christ speaketh of, MarginaliaMath. 10that the father should be against the sonne, & the sonne against þe father, and one brother against an other, that the brother shall deliuer the to deathe, MarginaliaMath. 5yea & that the wycked shal say al maner of euil sayågs agaåst vs, for his names sake? the which I haue well found by experience, I prayse God therfore, þt hath geuē me strēgth to beare it. For I thinke there can no euill be deuised but it hath beene imagined against me, & þt of my familiar frēds as Dauid said: but I praise my Lord God, they ar not able to proue any of their sayings true, but þt they go about to find fault in them that God hath chosen, because they them selues list not to take vp their crosse and followe Christe, and therfore they speake euill of the thing that they know not, the which shall geue accounte for it, before him that is redy to iudge both the quicke and the dead. But my trust is, that all þe people of God wilbe ruled by the counsel of MarginaliaIohn. 10S. Iohn, saying: my sheepe will heare my voyce, straungers they will not heare, meaning therby that ye should not beleue straungers, counting them straungers that go about to subuert the gospel. wherfore marke wel what they be, and trie them well, or euer you geue credit to them, according to S. Iohns coūsel in his epistle, saying: Marginalia1. Iohn. 4 beleue not euery spirite, but trie þe spirites, whether they be of God or not: meaning therby that they that be not of God, wyll speak good of none, but of them that be as they be. Wherfore (dere sister) be of good chere, and geue no credit to suche people, whatsoeuer ye heare them say. for I haue no mistrust, by gods

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