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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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1717 [1636]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

come home agayne and confesse your faulte with vs, that you haue bene in errour. &c. wyl you doe so? And I sayde no, I haue been in no errour. for the spiritual lawes were neuer trulier set foorth then in my maister kynge Edwardes tyme, and I trust vnto God I shal neuer forsake them whyles I lyue.

Then came a Gentilman to me and sayde: are ye wyser then all men? and haue ye more knowledge then all men? wyll you cast away your soule wyllingly? my Lorde and other mē also, would fayne you would saue your selfe: therfore chose some man where you wyll, eyther spirituall or temporall, and take a daye. my Lorde wyll geue it you. Then sayd I: if I saue my lyfe I shall loose it, and if I lose my lyfe for Christes sake, I shall fynde it in lyfe euerlastyng. And if I take a daye, when the day cometh, I must saye then euen as I dooe now, except I will lye, and therfore that nedeth not. well, then haue hym awaye, sayth the byshop.

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This aboue named Thomas Spurdaunce, was one of Quene Maries seruauntes, & was taken by twoo of his fellowes, the sayd quenes seruauntes, named Iohn Haman, otherwyse called Barker, and George Looson, 

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His name is given as George Lawson in 1563, pp. 1677-78. ElizabethLawson, wife of William Lawson, also of Coddenham, was sentenced along with Spurdance (BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 177r-178v). On Elizabeth Lawson see 1563, p. 1677; 1570, pp. 2274-75; 1576, pp. 1953-54 and 1583, pp. 2270-71.

both dwellyng in Codnam in the countie of Suffolke, who caried hym to one maister Gosnall, dwellyng in the sayde Codnam, and by him he was sent to Burie, where he remayned prisoner.

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¶ The examination of Iohn Fortune.

EYrst Doctor Parker asked me, howe I beleued in the catholyque faythe. And I asked hym whiche faithe he ment, whether the fayth that Steuē had, or the faythe of them that put Steuen to death. Doctor Parker beinge moued, spake: what a naughtie fellowe is this? you shall see anone he wyll denye the blessed sacrament of the altar. Then sayde maister Foster: I know you well enough. you are a busy merchaunt. howe sayest thou by the blessed masse? And I stode styll and made no aunswere. Then sayde maister Foster: why speakest thou not, & make the Gentilman an aunswere? And I sayde: silence is a good aunswere to a foolish question. Then sayde the Doctor: I am sure he wyll deny the blessed sacramēt of the altar also. And I sayde: I knowe none suche, but only the sacrament of the body and bloud of our Lorde Iesus Christe. Then sayde he: you denye the order of the seuen sacramentes. And why doest not thou beleue in the sacrament of the altar? And I sayde: because it is not written in gods booke. Then sayde he: you wyl not beleue vnwrytten verities. And I sayde: I will beleue that those vnwritten verities that agree with the writtē verities be true. but these vnwrittē

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verities that be of your own makyng, and inuented of your owne brayne, I doe not beleue. Well saide maister Foster: you shalbe whipped and burned for this geare I trowe. Then sayd I: if you knewe howe these wordes do reioyce my hart, you wold not haue spoken thē. Why thou foole, sayde maister Foster: doest thou reioyce in whypping? Yea sayde I. for it is written in the scriptures, that thou shalt bee whipped for my names sake, sayeth Christ.

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And synce the tyme that the sworde of tyranny came into your handes, I hard of none that was whypped. happie were I, if I had the maydenhead of this persecution. Awaye with him then, sayde he. for he is ten tymes worse then Samuel: and so was he caried to prison again.

¶ The second examination of Iohn Fortune before the Byshop of Norwyche.

WHen I came before the Bishop, he asked me if I did not beleue in the catholique churche. And I sayde: I beleue that churche whereof Christe is the head. Then sayde the Byshop: doest thou not beleue that the Pope is supreame head of the churche? And I sayde: no, Christ is the head of the true churche. So doe I beleue, sayde he also: but the Pope is Gods Vicar vpon earth, & the head of the churche. And I beleue that he hath power to forgeue synnes also. Then said I: the Pope is but a man, and the Prophet Dauid sayth that no man can deliuer his brother, nor make agrement for him vnto God. for it cost more to redeme their soules, so that he must let that alone for euer. And the byshop sayde againe a great circumstaunce: like as the bell wether wereth the bel, and is the head of the flocke of shepe, so is the Pope our head.

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And as the hiues of bees haue a maister bee, that bryngeth the bees to the hiue againe, soo doth our head brynge vs home agayne to oure churche. And I asked him whether the Pope wer a spiritual mā, & he said yea. And I said again: they ar spiritual mē. for in xvi. days ther wer thre Popes, that one poisoned another for that presumptuous seate of Antichriste.

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It is maliciously spoken (sayde he). for thou must obey the power and not the man. And thus he denieth the Pope to be supreme head. Well, sayde the Byshoppe: what sayest thou to the ceremonies of the churche?

And I aunswered: all thynges that are not planted by my heauenly father, shalbe plucked vp by the rootes, sayeth Christe. for they were not from the beginning, neither shall they continue to the ende: They are good and godly, sayde the Byshop, and necessary to be vsed. Then sayde I : saint Paule called them weake and beggarly. No sayd he: that is a lye.

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