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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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handes. For all that is idolatry. She will not come to the church. She wil not heare masse. She will not be confessed of any prieste. She saith that none can remit sinne but only God. She is a froward obstinate hereticke, and willing to burne her olde rotten bones.

Marginalia3.Ihon Iohnson, alias Aliker of Thorp, in the Sokon, and Countye of Essex laborer, where hee was borne, hauynge no wyfe but three young children, xxxiiii. yeares of age, and can reade a litle, indicted of heresy, beinge examined, saith that he will not come to the church nor he will not heare masse. He will not confesse his sinnes to a prieste. He saithe that no priest can remitte sinne. He saith that the Sacrament of the aulter is an idole, and can be but bread and wine, aswel after the consecration as before: he saithe to heare masse, or to worship the sacrament is idolatry. Al this he hard as he saith one Trodgon 

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This is a reference to the itinerant preacher and martyr George Eagles; it is based on his nickname of 'Trudgeover the World' (see 1563, pp. 1613-15; 1570, pp. 2202-04; 1576, pp. 1901-02, and 1583, pp. 2009-10.

preach, and he beleueth that the said Trodgon is a true prophet & his sayinges true. This is a very simple obstinate hereticke, & a stout foolish dawe without reason.

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Marginalia4.Elizabeth Folkes, seruaunt with one Nicholas Clere of Colchester, Clothier, mayde, borne (as she saith) in Stoke Nailond in Suf. being of the age of. xx. yeares, presented, but not indicted of heresy, being examined, sayth that she wyll not come to the churche. Shee wil not heare masse. She wil not confesse her sinnes to any priest. She sayth that the sacrament of the aulter is no better then breade & wine. She saith that no priest hath power to remyt synne. MarginaliaElizabeth Falkes noted to bee a mayde beutyful.Shee is a talle well fauoured yong wenche, and willinge to bee reformed: whereupon at the request of certayne of her frendes, she is delyuered, and committed to the safe keping of one Henry Ashby of Colchester, a good Catholyke man. Who hath taken vpon hym to reconcile her accordingly, or elles to feede her with barly bread till shee be reconciled. &c.

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Here haste thou had (good reader) the depositions which the sayd Boswell sente to Byshop Boner, as is afore said. Now for asmuch as occasion compelleth me to be briefe for sondry consideracions, I wyl therfore returne againe to theorder of our tyme, Anno. 1557. and to go forward with the sayd persecuted in Colchester, with other their poore prison fellowes to the iuste nomber in all of. x. whose names summarily in order hereafter followeth. MarginaliaMartyrs.

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william Bongeor
Thomas Benold.
Robert Purcas.
Agnes Siluerside,
alias Smith widowe.
Ellyn Ewring.
Elizabeth Folkes, mayd
The pry-
soners in
Mote hal
at Colche

VVilliam Munt.
Iohn Iohnson.
Alice Munt.
Rose Alline, mayde.
The pry-
soners in
ster castel

ALthough I mighte enlarge thys story with sondry examynacions, and other priuate talke & doings had the. xv. and. xvi. day of March in the yeare aboue sayd, as also at sondry other tymes besides, and before diuers and many persones: yet for prolixities sake, and for that it is none other but in effect that which theyr brethren & sistren before hath confessed, & cōfirmed with their bloud, I wil therfore passe ouer those troublous tymes, & come to the last daye of their examining, which was in Mote Hal in Colchester the. xxiii. daye of Iune. 1557. by Doctor Chadseye, syr Iohn Kingstone, Commissarye, with other priestes, and maister Boswell the Scribe, in the presence of the two Baylyfes of Colchester, Roberte Browne, and Roberte Maynard, with diuers other Iustices both of the Towne and Countrye, and other Gentylmen a great sort, at which tyme and place, and before the sayd persones, they had sentence of condemnacion red agaynst them, chiefly for not affirming the reall presence in the popish sacrament of the altar, the effect of euery one their woordes therin was this or such lyke, as here followeth.

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Fyrst, the Lords faythfull prisoners in Mote Hall.

Marginaliawilliam Bongeor.WIlliam Bōgeor of the parish of saint Nicholas in Colchester, Glasier, of the age of. lx. yeares or there abouts, sayde that the sacrament of the altar was bread, is bread, and so remayneth bread: and for the consecracion, it is not the holyer but rather the worse: to this he did stande, as also against all the rest of their papistical doctrine, and so had sentence red agaynste him.

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MarginaliaThomas Benolde.Thomas Benolde of Colchester, Tallowe Chaundler, affirmed the like in effect that the saide William Bongeor did, and so had sentence also redde against him.

Marginaliaw. Purcas.William Purcas of Bocking, in the countye of Essex, Fuller, of the age of. xx. yeares, sayd that when he receiued the sacrament, hee receaueth bread in an holy vse, that preacheth the remembraunce that Christ died for hym: to this he stode, and agaynst other their popishe matters, and so also had sentence red against him.

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MarginaliaAgnes Siluerside alias Smith.Agnes Siluerside, alias Smith, dwelling in Colchester, widowe, of the age of. lx. yeares and aboue, sayd that shee loued no consecracion. for the bread and wine is rather worse

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