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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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1716 [1635]

there came a thought amōg the Apostles, who should be the greatest, whan their maister was gon, christ answered thē vnto their thoughtes.

The kynges of the earthe beare dominion aboue other, but ye shall not so do. for he þt wil be greatest among you, shal become seruaunt vnto you all. Howe is it then, sayde I, that he wil clyme so high aboue his fellowes? And also we were sworne by my maister kyng Henries tyme, that we shoulde to the vttermost of our power, neuer to consent to him againe. And therfore he hath no more to do here in Englād, then a Byshop hath in his dioces. yea sayde the Byshop, what of that? We were then in error and sinne, now we are in the right way again, and therfore thou must come home again with vs, and knowledge thy fault and become a cristen man, and be sworne vnto the Pope as our supreme head. wylt thou be sworne vnto the Pope? Howe sayest thou? Than I sayde: no, I warrant you by the graceof God, not as longe as I lyue. For you can not proue by the scrypture, that the Pope is head of the churche, and may doe therein what him list. No sayd he? yes I trowe: for as the bell weather, which weareth the bell, and is head of the flocke of shepe, euen so is the Pope the head of the churche of Christ: & as the bees the in hieue, hauing a master bee, when they are gone out, to bryng thē home agayn to þe hieue: euen so is the Pope our head, which when we be gone astray, & wādred from þe fold frō the hieue. &c. thē is he ordeined by succession of Peter, to bring vs home again to the true churche, as thou now my good fellowe, has wandered long out of the waye, lyke a scattered shepe &c. Heare therfore the bel weather, the maister bell &c. & come home wt vs, to thy mother, the true churche again. Vnto whō I answered: my Lord, all this is but natural reason, and no scripture: but since ye can not proue the Pope to be autorized by scripture, ye aunswer not me, as I thought ye woulde. Ha sayd he: I see well ye be stout and will not bee aunswered. therfore ye shall be compelled by lawe whether ye will or no. My Lorde sayde I: so did your forefathers intreat Christe and his Apostles. they had a lawe, and by their law they put him to death: so likewise, you haue a lawe which is tyranny, and by that would ye inforce me to beleue as you do. but the Lord I trust will assiste me against all your beggerly ceremonies, and make your folishnes knowen to all the world one daye. Then sayd he: when were ye at church and went in procession, and did the ceremonies of the churche? And I sayd: neuer since I was borne. No, sayd he? how old are you? and I sayde: I thinke about xl. Why sayd he, howe did you vse your selfe at churche xx. yeares ago. And I sayd: as you doe nowe. and euen nowe sayde the byshop you sayd you did not the ceremonies since you were borne.

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No more I did said I, since I was borne a newe as Christ said vnto Nicoldemus, except ye bee borne a newe, ye can not enter into the kingdome of heauen. Then sayd a Doctor that sate by: he is a very Anabaptist, for that is their opinion plaine. No syr, you say falsly. for I am no Anabaptist. for they deny children to be baptised, and so doe not I. Well sayd the byshoppe: why doest thou not goe to churche, and do the ceremonies? And I sayde. because they be contrarie to Gods worde and lawes, as you youre selfe haue taught: but nowe you saye it is good againe, and I thinke if there were a returne to morrowe, you would saye that is false againe whiche yow hold now. therfore I may wel see there is no truthe in you. Then saide the Byshop: thou art a stubborne fellowe, and an heretike, and a traitor. No sayd I: I am no traitor. for I haue done, I thinke, better seruice to the crowne imperiall of England, then you. And if you had done so good seruice, saide he, you would be obedient to the lawes of the realme. So I am, said I: there is no man aliue (I thāke God) to accuse me iustly that euer I was disobedient to any ciuill lawes: but you must consider, my Lord, that I haue a soule and a body: and my soule is none of the Queenes, but my bodie and my goodes are the Queenes. and I must geue God my soule, and all that belōgeth vnto it: that is, I must doe the lawe and commaundementes of God, and who so euer commaundeth lawes contrarie to Gods lawes, I may not doe them, for losing of my soule, but rather obey God than man. And he sayd: why doest thou not these lawes then? are they not agreable to gods lawe? And I saide: no, you can not proue thē to be gods lawes. Yes saieth he: that I can. Then saide I: if you can proue me by the worde of God, that you should haue any grauen images made to set in your churches, for lay mennes bokes, or to worshippe God by them, or that ye shoulde haue any ceremonies in your church as you haue, proue them by the worde of God, and I will do them. Then saide he: it is a good and decent order to furnishe the churche, as when you shall goe to dyner, you haue a clothe vpon the table to furnish the table before the meate shall come vpon it. so are these ceremonies a comly decēt order to be in þe churche among Christen people. Why said I: these are your inuentions and imaginations, made of your mynde, and not the word of God to proue them. for God saieth: looke what you thinke good in your owne eyes, if I commaūde the contrarie, it is abhominable in my sight, &. these ceremonies are against gods lawes. for saint Paul saith they be weake and beggarly, and rebuketh the Galathiās for doing of them.

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Well sayed he: if you wyll not dooe them seing they be the lawes of the Realme, you are an heretyque and disobedient: and therefore

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