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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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gentle submission put vnto them, were after ward deliuered, pag. 1567. And this sayd Helene Ewryng being one in the nomber which was released, after liberty had, according to her duty repayred home to Colchester againe to her housband: where shee being, met sodenly with maister Robert Maynard thē Bailyf, and a very enemy to the truth, MarginaliaRobert Maynarde geueth a Iudas kiswho spieng her went and kist her, and bad her welcom home from London, vnto whome she consideratly answered, that it was but a Iudas kisse. for in the ende (quod she) I knowe ye wil betray me as in dede it came to passe accordingly. for immediatly after that talk she was apprehended by him agayne, and laied in the town prison called Moote Halle, where she remayned till her death.

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In the time of þe persecutiō 

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These documents were deleted from the 1570 edition and replaced with a brief description of the martyrs.

of those persons aboue named were certaine constante faythfull Brethren and Sistren examined in Mote Hall at Colchester, by syr Iohn Kingston cōmissarye, maister Roper, and one maister Boswell the Bishops scribe, the. xix. daye of October, anno 1556. whose depositions þe sayd Boswell penned after his maner: and in a letter close sealed, sent them to Boner Byshop of London the. xxiiii. day of the sayd moneth in the yeare aforesayd. The tenour of which letter hereafter followeth, with theyr depositions and answers that stode faythfully vnto the same, as they were written to the bishop, verbatim. The others I leaue, and think it sufficient that the letter speaketh, for oppressing the booke with such friuolous matter.

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A letter sent to Boner Byshop of London by hys Scribe.

MY duty and most humble commendaciōs premised vnto your honorable good lordshyp, certifieng the same that maister Kingstō maister Roper and I, according to your Lordshippes lettrs, dated quinto Octobris, haue ben at Colchester, and ther takē the names, dwellinge places, & opinions of certaine wretched heretickes, as by theyr deposicions here inclosed appeareth, which heretickes were deliuered to maister Kingston by Indenture, which hee kepeth (as he sayth) for his indempnity: if your Lordshippes letters had not come in tyme, he had sent them vp to London. for when my seruaunte came to him with the letters, hee was then setting them foreward. where the kinge and quenes maiesties honorable counsel wrot vnto your Lordship in their letters, dated primo Octobris, that there was deliuered to your Lordships Officers. xxiii. persons, MarginaliaIn the end of August before, he receiued. xxiii and sente xxii. of thē to London Prisoners, pag. 1566. obstinatly persisting in detestable heresies, Maister Kingstone desired me to certifie your Lordship, that he receaued but. xii. sence the. xxix. of September last, of the which nomber he hath recōciled vi. vz: Elizabeth Wood, Christian Hare, Rose Fletcher, Ione Kent, Agnes Stanley, & Margaret Simson, so that ther is no more remaining but sixe, whose names and deposicions are here inclosed, of the which I suppose there is but thre: videlicet Purcase, Downes, & Iohn

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son, that wil persiste in their obstinacye. The other thre are deliuered after a sort, mencioned in their saide depositions, and I suppose they wil be recōciled. Yt may please your good lord ship to be aduertised that I do se by experience that the sworne inquest for heresies, do moste cōenly induct the simple, ignorant, and wretched heretickes, & do let the archheretikes go, which is one greate cause that moueth the rude multitude to murmur, when they see the simple wretches (not knowing what heresy is) to burne. I wysh (if it may be) that this common disease might be cured emongest the iurates of Essex. But I feare mee it wil not bee, so longe as some of them be (as they are) infected with the like disease. My dutye had bene, and my minde was to haue come to your Lordship my selfe with these things. But beinge preuented with an agewe, (daring not as yet take vpon mee so great a iourney) I do send them by master Staunton, your Lordships receiuer, trusting that he wil safely delyuer them. And vpon further knowledge of your Lordships pleasure, al thinges shall be complished and done accordingly, to the beste of my litell power. As knoweth almighty God, who send your Lordship prosperous health, and long life, with encrease of honour to his pleasure. Amen. From Maldon this. xxiiii. of October Anno. 1556.

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your Lordships poore officer and daily
bede man, Iohn Boswel.

The depositions word for word as Boswel wrote them to Boner.

Marginalia1.RObert Purcase of Bocking, in the countie of Essex, where he was borne, singleman, a fuller by his occupation, lettered, xx. yeares of age, indicted of heresie, being examined, saith. That he was not cōfessed of a long time, nor he wil not be confessed to any priest: he saith that priestes haue no power to remit sinne. He will not come to the churche, nor he wil not here masse, for all that is idolatry. He saith he did receiue the supper of the Lord (otherwise called the sacrament of the altar) in kinge Edwards time, as it was then sette furth: but since that time he hath not nor wil not receiue it, except it be ministred to him as it was then. He saith that the sacramēt of the altar is an idole, as it is nowe ministred, and they that do worship it, are idolaters. for it is but bread and wine only. This fellow is obstinate, and a glorious prating hereticke.

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Marginalia2.Agnes Downs, alias May, alias Smith, alias Siluerside, 

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Agnes Silverside was the widow of Thomas Silverside, a priest. Her first husband was probably William Downes, who had died by 1557 (see Laquita M. Higgs, Godliness and Governance in Tudor Colchester [Ann Arbor, MI: 1998], p. 181). The Marian martyr would write to Silverside when she was in prison (1563, pp. 1527-28; 1570, pp. 2212-13; 1576, pp. 1909-10, and 1583, pp. 2017-18).

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þe relict of one Siluerside, maried priest deceased, dwellåg in Colchester lx. yeres of age and aboue, indicted of heresy, being examined, saith, that the supper of the Lorde (otherwise called the sacramente of the altar,) is but bread and wine before it is receiued: & when it is receaued in faith, and ministred by a worthy minister, as they be but fewe, then it is christes fleashe and his bloud spiritually, and no other wise. She saith that the sacramēt is an idole, and oughte not to be worshpped with knocking, kneling, nor holdinge vppe of

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