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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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1722 [1641]

and sayde that the religion and fayth commonly obserued, kept, and vsed nowe here in thys realme of Englande, is not good nor laudable nor in any wise agreable and consonant vnto gods woorde and commaundement, and that he will not be conformable and agreable in all pointes to the said fayth and religion, without any murmuryng, grudging, or scruple of conscience therin.

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Marginalia6Sixtly, that the sayde Gibson in the sayde tyme and places, or in one of them, hath affirmed and saide that the English seruyce, and the bookes commonly called the bookes of Cōmunion, or Common prayer, here set foorth in this realme of Englande in the tyme of Kyng Edwarde the sixt, were in all partes & poyntes good and godly, and that the same onelye and no other ought to be obserued and kept in this realme of England.

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Marginalia7Seuenthly, that the saide Gibson in þe sayd tyme and places, or in one of them, hath affyrmed and sayde, that if he the sayd Gibson may once be out of prison, and at liberty, he wyl not com to any parish church, or ecclesiastical place to heare Mattins, Masse, Euensong, or any other diuine seruice nowe vsed in this realme of Englande, nor come to procession vpon times and dayes accustomed, nor beare at any tyme any Taper, or Candle, nor receiue at any time Ashes, nor beare at any tyme Palme, nor receiue at any tyme Pax at Masse time, nor receiue holy water, nor holy bread, nor obserue the Ceremonies or vsages of the Catholyque church, here obserued or kept commōly in this realme of Englande.

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Marginalia8Eightly, that the sayde 

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Gibson, in the sayde tyme and places or in one of them hath affyrmed and sayde, that he the sayde Gibson is not bounde at any tyme, though he haue libertye, and the presence of a Priest conueniente and mete, to confesse his sinnes to the sayd Prieste, nor to receiue absolution of his sinnes, at the said priestes handes, nor to receyue of hym the sacrament, commonly called the sacrament of the altar, after suche forme as is now vsed with in this realme of England, accordyng wherevnto the sayd Gibson nowe at this last Easter tyme, An. 1557. hauing an honest, sufficient, and lawfull priest prouyded, both for hym, and for other the prisoners in the sayd counter to hear confession, to minister the sacramente of the altar, dyd withoute any iuste cause at al refuse playnelye, and denye openlye eyther to bee confessed at all vnto the sayde Pryeste, or anye other Pryeste beynge Catholyque, eyther elles to receyue the sacramente of the altar.

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Marginalia9Ninthly, that the sayde Gibson in the said tyme and places, or in one of them, hath affyrmed and sayde, that prayers vnto saynctes, or prayers for the dead, are not lawdable, auayla

ble, or profitable: and that no one is bounde at anye tyme, or in anye place, to fast, or pray, but onelye at his owne wyl and pleasure, and that it is not lawful to reserue or kepe the said sacrament of thaltar, nor in any wyse to adore and woorship it.

☞ As these foresayde 

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This article was dropped in the 1570 edition, perhaps because Foxe was concerned that Gibson's refusal to swear might be used to argue that Gibson was an anabaptist.

articles were ministred vnto hym, the eyght daye of May: so was ther an other artycle seuerally obiected against hym by the sayde Boner, the vi. day of Nouember, the same yere. The tenour whereof, here followeth.

MarginaliaAnother seueral artycle obiected to M. Gibson.THat thou beynge bothe notably suspected of heresye, errours, and euyll opinions, and also by the common report and fame amongst the worshypfull, graue, and honeste persones of this Citye of London in a notable noumber culpable and faultye, haste not lawfully purged and clered thy selfe from the sayde suspition, but rather daye by daye continually by thy actes and deedes haste augmented and increased the sayde suspition, refusyng to be confessed to the priest, refusing to receyue the sacrament of the altar at the Priestes handes, refusyng to heare masse, when thou haddest oportunitye, and was thereunto required by thy Ordinarye the Byshop of London, in whose dioces thou wast then abidynge: refusyng also to geue an othe on a booke, and to make aunswere to such artycles, as by thy sayd Ordinary wer lawfully and duely obiected agaynst thee, concerning thy sayd heresies, errors and yll opinions, and as by thy sayde Ordinary, thou wast vpon iust and reasonable causes commaunded and required & on thy behalf withoute iuste or reasonable cause contemptuously, and wilfully refused thereby in lawe bringing thy selfe to bee taken and reputed in those articles and matters, for a person confessing the same.

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☞ Concerning his aunsweres vnto the sayd articles, because he dyd not sweare to answere to theyr interrogatories, therfore without further aunswere makinge, Boner declared him pro confesso.

The greatest matter whiche he was charged withal, was for not comming to confessiō, beyng thereunto requyred, for not receyuynge the sacramentes of the popyshe making, and for that he would not sweare to aunswer vnto theyr interrogatories layde agaynst hym.

Notwithstanding after these his first examynations, he continued in the foresayde prysone of the Counter, a good space, from the moneth of Maye vnto Nouember. At what tyme hee was agayne producted vnto the fynall examination iudiciarye. Where is to bee noted, that MarginaliaRicharde a talle & byg man of stature.mayster Gibson beynge a verye bigge and talle manne, of a personable and heroycall stature, was sent for of Boner by a lytle and short person, a promoter, like to Robert Caley, (if it were not he hymselfe.)

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