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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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dience: and that these his perswasions had taken effect in many. And farther that the sayd Rafe Allerton (the Curat asking him whether he had instructed this Laurēce Edwards that it was agaynst Gods commaundemente to enter into the Church) casting abroad his handes, shoulde saye. O good people: nowe is fulfilled the saying of the godlye priest and prophet Esdras, who sayth: The fyer of a multitude is kindled againste a fewe: they haue taken away their houses, and spoyled their goods &c. Which of you al haue not seene this day? who is he here amonges you, that seeth not al these things done vpon vs this daye? the Church which they call vs vnto, is the church of Antichrist, a persecuting church, and the church malignant. With these and many mo wordes (sayd they) most maliciously and falsely alleged out of the scriptures, hee thus perswaded a great multitude there present (as much as in him lay) vnto disobediēce. For the the which cause the Constables dyd then apprehende him.

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Marginalia3.Item, thou Rafe Allerton canst not denye, but that the letter sent vnto me, by my Lord Darcy, beginning with these wordes (pleaseth it your Lordship. &c.) was thine own letter, and was subscribed by thyne owne hand.

The contents of the letter mēcioned in this article (and written by Allerton, vnto the L. Darcy) was a confession of his demeanour, before his first apprehensiō: the effect wherof appeareth in the beginning of this his history.

Marginalia4.Item, thou Rafe Allerton canst not deny, but that the other letter, sent also to me from my sayd Lord Darcye, beginnyng thus (pleaseth it your Lordship &c.) and ending with these woordes (when so euer it be) is thyne owne very letter, and subscribed with thyne own hand.

This was also an other letter writtē by him vnto the Lord Darcy, the contentes whereof were: that where the said Lord had commaunded him to declare where he had bene euer sithens Whitsontide last, before his first appresion, this was to certifie his Lordship, that he was not able so to do, otherwise then as he had alredy shewed him by his former letters. And moreouer, where as he charged hym to haue red vnto the peopl abroad in the wodes, he certified him that he did neuer reade anye thing abroad, sauing once when he was in the company of George Eagles and others, Richard Rothe toke a writing out of his bosom and desired the said Rafe to reade it,which request he then accomplished: and demaunding of him whose doinge the same was, the sayde Rothe tolde that it was maister Cranmers, late Archbyshop of Canterbury. And farther he could not shewe him. Neuertheles he was ready & willing to suffer such punishment as his lordship should thinke mete, desiring yet

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that the same might be with fauour and merrye, thoughe he feared neither punishemente nor death, praying the Lord, that it might be in his feare, when soeuer it should be.

Marginalia8.Item, thou Rafe Allerton canst not deny, but that the letters wrytten with blood, beginning with these woordes (Grace, mercy and peace. &c.) and endynge thus (Farewel in God) remayning nowe registred in the actes of this court, were written voluntarylye with thine owne hand.

He wrote thys letter in the prysone with bloud, for lacke of other inke, and did meane to send the same vnto Agnes Smith, alias Siluerside, 

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On Agnes Smith (or Silverside), see 1563, pp. 1607-08.

at that time imprisoned & afterwards burned at Colchester for the testimony of the gospel of Christ, as before is mencioned. The copye of which letter here ensueth.

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A letter written by Rafe Allerton, vnto Agnes Smith, widowe.

GRace, mercy, and peace from god the father, and from our Lord Iesus Christ, wyth the assistaunce of Gods holy spirit, and the aboundant health both of soule and body, I wysh vnto you, as to myne owne soule, as God knoweth, who is the searcher of all secretes.

Forasmuch as it hath pleased almighty God of his infinite mercye, to cal mee to the state of grace, to suffer martirdome for Iesus Christes sake, althoughe heretofore I haue most negligently dalyed the with, and therefore farre vnworthy I am of suche an hyghe benefite, to bee crowned with the most ioyfull crowne of martyrdome: Neuerthelesse it hathe pleased God not so to leaue me, but hath raised me vp again according to his promis, which saith: although he fal, yet shal he not be hurt. For the Lord vpholdeth hym with hys ryghte hande. Whereby we perceyue Gods election to be most sure. for vndoubtedly he wil preserue al those that are appoynted to dye. And as hee hath begonne thys woorke in me: euen so I do beleue that he wyl finish the same, so that it may bee to hys great glory, and to my wealth, throug Iesus Christ. So be it. Oh dearely beloued syster, I am constrayned to cal you a syster, because of your constant fayth and loue vnfayned. And although I cal you syster, therin I say true. For I am fully certified that you do feare God vnfaynedlye, & loue hys people: For euen now in these dayes it may be sene who are the children of God, and who are the chyldren of Belial. For as Saynte Paul saith: Christ and Belial haue no concord. O deare syster, consider therfore, that if we bee the true seruauntes of Christe, then may not we in any wyse make agremente with his enemy Antichrist. For there is no concord nor agrement betwene them saythe the scriptures: for a man cānot serue two masters, saith Christ. And also it is prefigured vnto vs in the olde lawe, wheras the people of God were most straightly commaunded, that they should not myngle them selues with the vngodly heathē and wer also forbidden to eate, drinke, or to marye with them. For as often as they did either marry vnto their sonnes, or take theyr daughters vnto them, or to their sonnes: euen so ofte came the great and heauy wrath of God vpon his owne people, to ouerthrow both them, and all their

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