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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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to me in the pulpit on Sonday. You played the malaperte fellowe with me, and therfore it was no great maruaile thoughe hee played that part with another.

wood. Why, you wil not blame me for that, I am sure. For wee spake for no other cause, but to purge oure selues of these heresies that you layed to our charge. For these were your woordes: Good people, these men that bee brought before vs, being here, deny Christ to be God, and the holy ghost to be God (poynting to vs with your left hand) þe which might seeme to the whole audience, that you ment vs al. Wherfore to cleare our selues thereof we spake, and said we helde no suche thyng. And you said you would cut out our tonges. But I am sure you haue no such law.

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win. Yes, that we haue, if you blaspheme, and as it chaunced I founde suche amongest you.

wood. In dede, after we spake, you declared who they were, but not before: for you spake generally. Wherfore we blasphemed not, but purged our selues.

win. But I praye you, howe can you purge your selfe, for speaking to the Curate, that it is not heresy?

wood. Forsooth these be the woordes of the statute: Who soeuer doth interrupt any preacher or preachers, lawfully authorised by the Quenes maiesty, or by any other lawful Ordinary, that al such shal suffer thre monethes impriso nmēt, and furthermore be brought to the quarter Sessions, there (being sorye for the same) to be released, vpon his good abearing, one whole yeare. But I had not so offended as it was wel proued. For he that I spake to, was not lawfully authorised, nor had not put away his wife. Wherefore hee was not lawfull to preache, by your owne lawe, and therefore I brake not the statute, thoughe I spake to him.

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win. I am glad I perceaue this man speaketh against priestes mariages: he is not contented with Priestes that haue wyues. He is honester man, then I tooke him for. Mayster Shiriffe, haue him away. I am glad he loueth not priestes mariages.

VVood. Then I woulde haue answered to his sayinges, but he woulde in no wyse heare me, but bad the Shiriffe haue me awaye. So the Sheriffe tooke me by the hande, and plucked me away, and would not let mee speake, but going out of the chauncell doore, I sayd: I woulde shewe him the whole matter, if he would haue geuen me leaue: but seing he wil not, if he wil let me go so, they shall see whether I wil not go home to my wyfe and chyldren, and keepe them as my bounden duty is, by the helpe of God. So I was sent to the mar

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shalsea agayne, where I nowe am merye, I praise God therefore, as a shepe appointed to be slaine.

More ouer I was credibly enformed by one of oure brethren, that heard oure talke, that the byshop said, when I was gone, that they wold take me whilest I was some what good, which woordes semed to many of the people that were there, that I spake againste priestes mariages. But I did not, but did onley answer to such questions as he asked me, as you shall perceiue wel by þe wordes, if you marke thē, which words were these. How can you purge your selfe from heresy, for talking to the Curate in the pulpit, and not offend the statute (said the bishop)? meaning thereby I thinke to haue taken vauntages of my wordes. But it was not gods wil, that he should at that time. for I answered him by the wordes of the statute, which words be as here after foloweth (þt is): who so euer doth interrupt any preacher, or preachers lawfully autorised by the quenes maiestye, or by any other lawful Ordinarye, that all suche shall suffer three monethes imprisonment. But I proued that this man was not lawfullye authorised to preache (by theyr own lawe) because he had not put awaye hys wife. For their law is, that no priest may say Masse, nor preach with the Masse, but he must first be separated from his wife. That is, because honest mariages be good and cōmendable, and theirs nought & abhomminable, ther fore they cannot dwell togther.

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Nowe, I geue you all to vnderstande, 

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Woodman is anxious to deny rumours that he had denounced clerical marriage. These rumours arose because Woodman's defense against the charge that he had interrupted a priest during the preaching of the sermon was that the priest was not legitimate because he was married. This, by the way, is another indication that Woodman's accounts of his examinations were directed to fellowprotestants.

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that I did not reproue this Priest, because hee had a wyfe, but because he taught false doctrine, which greued my soule, because hee had bene a feruent Preacher against the Masse and all the idolatrye, seauen yeare before, and then came and helde with it againe, for the which cause I reproued hym in the pulpit. And the woordes that I spake to him, are wrytten in diuers of my Examinations, of my firste imprisonment for that same. But in very dede, I knewe not of the statute, when I reproued him. But because I was sent to pryson vpon the breache of it, I boughte a statute booke, and when I hadde perused it, I perceyued I hadde not offended by their owne lawe. And therefore styll when I was called to answer, I aunswered them wyth their owne lawe. But yet they kept mee in prison a yeare, and almost thre quarters, or euer I was released. I was at myne aunswere for that eightene tymes. If any thynke I doo not allowe Byshoppes and priestes mariages, let them loke in my first examination, before the Byshoppe of Chichester (that nowe is) durynge thys my imprisonment now, and ther they shal finde what I haue sayde in the matter.

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