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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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then better therby. This good oldewoman answered them with such sound iudgement and boldnesse, to euery thyng they asked her, that it reioysed the heartes of many, and specially her patience, against the tauntes and checks of her enemies, for her reuerent olde age. to this she also stode, and had sentence red againste her in like maner.

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Marginalia5 Ellin Ewrynge.Elene Ewring, the wife of Iohn Ewring, Miller, dwelling in Colchester of the age of. 45 yeares, or thereaboutes, aunswered the like in effect as the other did, clearely denying all the lawes set foorth by the Pope with her whole heart: this good woman was somwhat thicke of hearyng, but yet quicke in vnderstandynge the Lordes matters (his name therfore be praised. Against her also there was sentence red.

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Marginalia6 Elizabeth Folkes.Elizabeth Folkes mayde, seruaunt in Colchester of the age of. xx. yeares, being examined whether she beleued the presence of Christs body to be in the sacrament substantially, and really or no, aunswered that she beleued, MarginaliaA substantiall lye. A reall lye.that it was a substantial lye, and a reall lye. At which woordes the priestes and others chafed verye much, and asked her againe whether after the consecration there remained not the bodye of Christ in the sacramēt. And she answered that before consecration and after, it is but bread, & that man blesseth without gods worde, is cursed and abhominable by the woorde &c. Then they examined her of confession to the Prieste, of goyng to church to heare Masse, of the autoritie of the Bishop of Rome. &c. Vnto al which she aunswered, that she would neyther vse nor frequent none of them all by the grace of God, but vtterly did detest and abhorre them from þe bottome of her heart, and all such like trumperye.

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Then red they the sentence of condemnation against her, in whiche time MarginaliaD. Chadsey wepte.Doctoure Chadsey wept that the teares trickled down his chekes: so the sentence being redde, she kneled downe on bothe her knees, liftyng vp her handes and eyes vnto heauen, with feruent prayer in audyble voyce, praysinge God that euer she was borne to see that moste blessed and happy daye, that the Lorde woulde count her worthy to suffer for the testimony of Christ: MarginaliaThe faithfull prayer of Elizabeth Folksand Lorde sayde she (it if be thy will) forgeue thē that thus haue done against me. for they know not what they do. The rising vp, she exhorted all those on þe Bench to repentaunce, especiallye those who brought her to prison, MarginaliaRobert Browne & Robert Maynarde persecutorsas Robert Maynarde þe Bailiffe, and such like: whiche Maynard commonly when he sat in iudgement vpon life and death, would sit sleping on the Benche manye tymes: his minde was so carefull on his office. Further she willed haltyng gospellers to beware of bloude. for that would crye for vengeaunce. &c. And in the ende she tolde them all, laying her hande on the barre, if they dyd not

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repent theyr wicked doinges therin, that vndoubtedly the very Barre should be a witnes against them at the day of iudgement, that they had there that day shed innocent bloud.

This Elizabeth Folkes the daye before she was condemned, she was examyned onelye vppon this article, whether she beleued that there was a Catholike churche of Christ or no. Vuto whiche she aunswered, yea. Then was she immediatelye (by Boswelles meanes, the Scribe) deliuered vnto her Vncle Houlte of the same towne of Colchester to kepe, who caryed her home vnto his house: and she beyng there, might haue departed thence many times, if she had would. MarginaliaElizabeth Folkes was offred to escape & refused it,for there was meanes offred to cōuey her away. But she hearyng that some douted that she had yelded to the Pope (although it was most vntrue) would in no wyse content her self, but wept, and was in suche anguish of minde, and terrour of conscience, that (no remedy) she would to the Papists again, for any perswading that could bee. And comming before thē at Cosens house at the white Hart in Colchester, 

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Richard Cosin was the owner of the White Hart tavern in Colchester. Cosin was an outspoken catholic who would be fined £10 for 'blasphemy' in 1560 and who would be arrested in 1562 for praising the duc de Guise and hoping for the restoration of catholicism in England. (Mark Byford, 'The Price of Protestantism: Assessing the Impact of Religious Change in Elizabethan Essex: the Cases of Heydon and Colchester, 1538-1594' [Unpublished D. Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 1988], pp. 158-62).

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she was at vtter defyaunce with them, and their doctrine, and so had as ye haue heard in the ende, a Papisticall rewarde, as the reste of her brethren had.

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The Lordes faythfull prisoners in Colchester Castell.

Marginalia1 W. MuntWYlliam Munt of Muchbentley in Exsex, of the age of. lxi. yeares, said that the sacrament of the altar was an abhominable Idoll, and that if he should obserue any part of theyr popish procedinges, he should displease god, and bring his curse vpō him, and therfore for feare of his vengeance he dare not do it. This good father was examined of many things. but god be thanked he stode to þe truth, and in the ende therefore had sentence of condempnation red against him, as the rest of hys brethren and sisterne had before.

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Marginalia2 I. Iohnsō.Iohn Iohnson of Thorpe in Essex, wyddower, of the age of. xxxiiii. yeares, was examyned as the reste, and made aunswere in suche sort, as the Papistes counted him none of theyrs, and therefore condemned hym with theyr bloudy sentence, as they hadde doone the rest before. This Iohn Iohnson affirmed that in the receyuing of the sacrament, accordyng to Christes institution, he receiueth the bodye of Christ spiritually. &c.

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Marginalia3 Alice MūtAlice Munt, the wyfe of the sayd Wylliam Munt, of the age of. xli. yeares, being also examined as the reste, sayde and confirmed the same in effect as her husbande dyd, and was therefore also condemned by theyr bloudy sentence, in lyke maner.

Marginalia4 R. Allin.Rose Allen mayd, the daughter of the said

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