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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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1727 [1646]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.

MarginaliaDecember 22.IN this furious tyme of persecution, were also burned these two constant and faythfull martyrs of Christ, that is to say:

MarginaliaMartyrs.Iohn Rowgh, a Minister, and
Margaret Mearyng.

This Roughe was borne in Scotland, who (as him selfe cōfesseth in his answers to Boners articles) because some of hys kinsfolke woulde haue kept hym from his right of inhertaunce, which he had to certaine landes, MarginaliaA zelous occasion of a frierly profession.did at the age of xvii. yeares, in despite (and the rather to displease his frendes) professe hym selfe into the order of the blacke Friers at Sterling in Scotland: wher he remained the space of xvi. yeares, vntill suche tyme as the Lorde Hamulton, Earle of Arren, and Gouernour of the Realme of Scotland aforesaid (castinge a fauoure vnto him) did sue vnto the Archbyshop of S. Androwes, to haue him dereigned oute of his professed order, þt as a secular priest he might serue him for his chaplain. At which request the Archbyshop caused the Prouincial of that house, hauinge therto authority, to dispense with him, for his habit and order. This suite being thus by the Earle obtained, þe said Roughe remayned in hys seruice one whole yeare, duringe which tyme it pleased God to open his eies, and to geue him some knoweledge of his truth, and thereupon was by the saide gouernour sent to preache in the fredom of Ayre, where he continued foure yeares, and then after the death of the Cardinall of Scotland he was appointed to abide at S. Androwes, and ther had assigned vnto him an yearely pencion of xx. pound from kinge Henry the eight, king of England. How be it, at last waying with him selfe his owne daunger, and also abhorring the idolatry and supersticion of his country, and hearing of the fredome of the gospell within this Realm of England, determined with him selfe not to tarye anye lenger there. And therfore soone after the battell at Musclebourowghe, hee came firste vnto Carleil, and frō thence vnto the Duke of Somerset, then Lorde Protector of Englande, and by his assignemēt had appointed vnto him out of the kinges treasury, xx. poundes of yearely stipend, and was sente (as a preacher) to serue at Carleil, Barwicke, and Newcastell, from whence (after he hadde there, according to the lawes of God, and also of this Realme, taken a contry woman of his to wife) he was called by the Archbyshop of York that thē was, who gaue him a benefice nighe vnto the towne of Hull. And there he continued vntill the death of that blessed and good king Edward the vi. But in the beginning of the reigne of Quene Mary (perceauing the alteration of Religion, and the persecution that woulde thereupon arise, and fealing his owne weakenes) he fledde with his wife into Friseland, and dwelt there

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at a place called Norden, labouringe truly for his liuing, in knitting of cappes, hose, and such like thinges, till about the end of the moneth of October laste before hys deathe. At which tyme lacking yarne and other suche necessary prouision for the maintenaunce of his occupacion, he came ouer againe into England, here to prouide for the same, and the x. daye of Nouember arriued at London. Where, hearing of the secret society, and holy congregation of gods children there assembled, he ioined him selfe vnto them, and afterwards as theire minister and preacher, did continue most vertuously exercised in þe godly felowship, teaching and confirming them in the truth and gospell of Christ. But in the ende, suche was the permission of god, (who disposeth al things to the best) the xii. daye of December, hee with Cutbert Symson and others through the craftye and trayterous suggestion of a false hipocrite & dissēbling brother called Roger Sargeaunt, taylour, were apprehended by the vice chamberlaine of the quenes house, at the Saracens hedde in Islington: where the congregatiō had thē purposed to assemble thē selues to their godly and accustumable excercises of praier and hearing the woord of God, which pretence (for the safegard of all the reste) they yet at their examinations, couered and excused by hearinge of a playe, that was then appointed to be at that place. The vicechamberlaine after he hadde apprehended them, caried Rough and Symson vnto the Counsell, who charged them to haue assembled together, to celebrate the cōmunion, or supper of the lord. And therfore after sundry examinations & answers (the effect whereof is now before declared) they sent the said Rough vnto Newgate: but his examinations they sent vnto the Byshop of Londō, with a letter signed with their handes, the copy wherof followeth.

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A letter sent from the Quenes Counsell vnto Boner B. of London, touching thexamination of Iohn Rowgh, Minister. 
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A copy of this letter survives in Foxe's papers among other items copied from the privy council register (BL, Harley 419, fo. 134r; cf. APC VI, p. 216). But Foxe had probably already copied this letter from a court book, now lost, containing the documents of Rough's trial.

MarginaliaA letter.AFter our harty cōmendatiōs to your good Lordship, we send you here inclosed thexamination of a Scotish mā, named Ih. Rough, who by the Quenes maiesties commaundemēt is presently sent to Newgate, being of the chief of them that vpon Sonday last, vnder the coulour of comming to see a play at the Saracens head in Islyngton, had prepared a Communion to be celebrated and receyued there, among certaine other seditious and heretical persons. And for asmuch as by the sayd Roughes examination, contayning the storye and progresse of his former lyfe, it well appeareth of what sorte he is: the Queens highnes hath willed vs to remyt hym vnto your Lordshyp, to thend that being called before you out of pryson, as oft as your Lordshyp shal thynke good, ye may procede, bothe to his further examination, and otherwise orderinge of hym, accordynge to the lawes, as the case shall require.

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