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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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and you serue them, for any thing that I can see, I tell you truth.

VVin. Nay, they bee thy masters. For the Deuill is maister where hell is, and thou saydest thou haddest a hell bourninge in thee. I praye the tell me, how thou cannest auoide it but that the Deuil was in the by thine owne sayinge.

wood. The hell that I had, was the louinge correction of God toward me, to call me to repentaunce, that I should not offend God and his people in leauing thinges so darke, as I lefte that. For the which cause, my conscience bare me record I had not don well, as at all times I haue felt the stinge of it when I haue broken the commaundements of God, by any meanes, as al Gods people do, I dare saye. And it is the louing kindnes of God towards them to dryue them to repentaunce. But it is to be thought that your conscience is neuer troubled, how wickedly so euer you do. For yf it were, it would not be so straunge to you as you make it, which declareth plainly whose seruante you be.

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win. What a naughty fellow is this? This is such a peruerse villaine as I neuer talked with all, in all my lyfe. Holde hym a booke. I will make him sweare, to answer directly to such thinges, as I wil demaunde of hym: and if he will not answer, I wil condemne him.

wood. Cal you me a felow? I am such a fellow I tel you, that will driue you all to hell if you consent to the sheading of my bloud, and you shall haue bloud to drinke as sayth Saint Iohn in his Reuelatiō the. ix. chap. and being in hell, you shalbe compelled to saye for payne of conscience: this is the man that we had in derision, and thoughte hys lyfe madnes, and his ende to be without honour: but nowe wee maye see how he is counted among the saints of God, and wee are punished. This shall you saye in hell, if you repent it not, yf you doo condemne me. This you shal fynde in the fifte chapter of the booke of Wisdom. And therfore take hede what you do, I geue you counsel

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win. Wisdome? what speakest thou of wisdom? thou neuer haddest it. For thou art as verye a foole as euer I heard speake.

VVood. Do you not know, that the folish thinges of this world must confound the wise thinges? wherfore it greueth me not to be called foole at your hand.

win. Nay, thou art none of those fooles. thou art an obstinate foole, and an heretike. Laye hand on the booke, and answer to such things as I will lay agaynst thee.

wood. I wyll not laye my hand on the booke for none of you al. You be not my byshop, and therfore I wyll haue nothing to do with you.

win. I wil haue to do with you. This man is without lawe: he careth not for the kinge

nor quene I dare saye. For he wyll not obeye theyr lawes. Let mee see the kinges commission. I wyll see whether hee will obeye that or not.

wood. I would you loued the king & quenes maiesty no worse then I do, if it pleased God. you would not do as you do then.

winches. Hold him a booke. he is a ranke hereticke. Thou shalte answer to such things as I wil demaund of thee.

wood. I take heauen and earth to recorde I am no hereticke, nether can I tell wherfore I am broughte to prison, no more then any man here can tell, (and therwith I loked round about on the people, and sayd to the byshop.) Yf you haue any iust cause agaynst mee, worthy of death, laye it agaynst mee, and let mee haue it: for I refuse not to die (I prayse God) for the truth sake, if I had. x. lyues. If you haue no cause, let me goe home (I pray you) to my wife and children, to se them kepte, and other pore folke, that I would set a woorke, by the helpe of God. I haue set a woorke a hundreth persons, or this, al the yeare together, and was vniustly taken from thē: but God forgeue thē that did it, if it be his wyll.

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winches. Do you not see how he loketh about for helpe? But I would see any man shew the a chereful countenaunce, and especially you that be of my dioces. If anye of you byd God strengthen him, or take him by the hand, or embrace hym, or shewe him a cherefull countenaunce, you shall be excōmunicated, and shall not be receaued in agayne, till you haue done open penaunce, and therefore beware of it.

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wood. I looke for no helpe of men. for God is on my side, I praise him therfore. And therfore I neede not care who be against me, neyther do I care.

Then they cried awaye with him, & bringe vs an other. So I was caried againe to the Marshallsea, where I am now mery (I praise god therfore) as a shepe appointed to be slain. But for lacke of tyme, I haue left out muche of our talke. But this is the chiefest of it.

The apprehension and condemnation of Richard Woodman.

THus haue you heard the examination of Richard Woodman or rather good man, fully discoursed, wherin may appeare the leudnes and vngodly dealing of doctor Story, the blindnes of the Byshops and priests, howe ignorant they are of scriptures, and voyde of the true feare of God. As on the other syde also may appeare the faithfull hart of this worthy martir, so prompt, and readye in the scriptures, so constāt in the trueth, so zelous of gods glory, and of his holy word, for the testimonye whereof he suffered also with no lesse patience and cherfulnes.

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