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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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1733 [1632]

Actes and Monumentes of the church.
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These depositions were deleted from the 1570 edition.

The information of Roger Sergeant, geuen to the B. of London, & his officers, where he accuseth diuers persons, and in thend betrayed the Congregation into the handes of the bloudy butcher, as here in this information he promised to do, wherby many were apprehended also, & brought in trouble, and examined whose informations here after followeth.

ROger Sergeant, borne in Buckingham shiere Tailour, of the age of. xl. yeares or aboue, nowe of the parish of S. Edmonds in Lombard strete, saith that at the Swanne at Lymehouse, or els at S. Katherins at one Frogges, or at the Kynges heade, at Ratcliffe, the assemblie shalbe Dominica tertia Aduētus 

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Dominica tertia Aduentus

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Not translated. Cf. 1570, etc.

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On the third Sunday of Advent

[The phrase is repeated below at Line 72]

betwene. ix. and xi. afore noone, and from one tyll foure at after noone. And sometyme the meetyng is at Horsey downe, beyonde battil bridge. Commonlye the vsage is to haue al the English seruice without any diminishing, wholy as it was in the tyme of kynge Edwarde the sixte, neither prayinge for the kynge nor the Queene, despising the sacrament of the aulter, and the comming to churche, saying that a man can not come to the church, except he be partaker of all the euyls there. They haue reading and preachinge, and the Minister is a Scotishman, whose name he knoweth not: & they haue two Deacons that gather moneye, which is distributed to the prysoners in the Marshalsey, Kynges bench, Lollardes tower, Newgate, & to the poore that come to the assemble, some women be chyld bearyng, and some women aboue. lx. yeares of age, and dyuers cōming more for money then ought els. This informer hath bene there twyse and no more: but he wyl go thyther agayne, that such as shalbe sent to apprehende the malefactors may know the places and persons. Frog a Dutchman, dwelling at S. Katherins, is one of the assemble. Item, one Hammerton a Smyth, late dwellyng in s. Katherins. Item, one Iames 
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James Mearing, the husband of the martyr Margaret Mearing.

a Cobler, dwellyng in Boudgerow in Wel alley, hauing also a shop at S. Austines gate in Paules churche yarde. Item, a yonge fellow a butcher, dwelling in Shordyche, whose name he knoweth not. Item, one Wylliam Ellerbye, taylour, dwellinge in s. Clementes lane, by Lombarde strete in s. Edmondes parishe. Item, one Iohn Osborne dwellinge at Lambeth towne, a sylke dyer. All these dyd thys wycked man the said Roger Sergeant accuse to be of the congregation. Who wretchedly (according to his promise in thys information) went lyke Iudas with Herodes souldiours to Islyngton, and there most falsely betrayed maister Roughe, and Cutbert Sympson, with fyue other, into the hands of their enemies, the day mencioned in their stories. for there it was sene of some good people that be yet alyue.

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The information of Iames Mering.

CVtbert is an officer of Deacon in the assemblye, a riche man dwelling in London. Cluny doth know him. He is paymaister to the prysoners in the Marshalsey, Ludgate, Lollardes tower, and in other places of pryson as the Counters. &c. and executor to the prysoners that dye, and Collectour of the assemblye, when the reading is done, and had the goodes of Iames and his wife that was brent at Islyngton. And lykewyse one Broke at quene Hythe, salter and seller of earthen pots a rych man not comming to church, a collector also and keper of the money for the prysoners. Maystres Barbar in Fishstreete, a Fishmongers wyfe, Clunye knoweth: she also is a collector for the sayde prysoners. The meeting sometimes is at Wapping, at one Churches house, 

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The house of John Churchman; see Elizabeth Churchman's deposition.

harde by the water syde. Sometymes at a wyddowes house at Ratclyffe  
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Alice Warner's house; see her deposition.

at the kynges hed ther. Sometimes at s. Katherines, at a shoomakers house, a Douchman called Frog. The assembly dominica tertia aduentus, either at saint katherins in Frogs house, either at wapping at the said churches house. some time the assembly beginneth at. vii. in the morning, or at viii., some time at ix: & then or sone after they dine and tarye til two of the clocke, and amonges other thinges they talke and make officers: some time the assembly is at Battell bridge at a diers house, betwixte two boutchers there, despising the Sacramente of the aultar, the Pope, the comming to churche and the priest. In that assembly there is a minister and two deacons that gather mony.

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The information of VVilliam Ellerby tailor.

WIlliam Ellerby tailor in saint Clements lane, in saint Edmunds parish in Lumbard streete, confesseth that he knoweth a Scottishe man called Ihon Roughe, and that he hath bene at the assemble kept at Ratclif at the kings head, at the widows house there. where one Coste did reade in englishe three psalmes, it is to wit, Confitemini, Magnificat, Nunc dimittis, vpon a sonday after Euensong, at which assemblye there were about. xxx. of men & women, whom he knew not, sauing one Roger Sergeaunt, his owne man that went thether with him. And he saith that one Osborne 

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John Osborne; see Roger Sergeant's depositions.

of Lambeth towne, gaue this Examinate knowlege of the said assemble: which assemble lasted about halfe an houre, some sitting at the table, some standing to heare the said scot. hauing three or foure pots of beare before the Scot came to the assemblye at Frogges, and went to the said playe. And this Examinate had found in his house at Lambeth towne, when the serch went for him two englishe bookes, the one a psalter in englishe, and the other an instruction of a christian man.

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The information of Elizabeth Churchman.

ELisabeth Churchman, the wife of Ihon Churchman of Wapping, being examined the 17. daye of December. 1557. before the Byshop of London in his palace at Paules, saith that vpon a holy day about x. daies agone, there were about. x. persons that came to her housbandes house there, and had there a- shoulder of motten, and a pece of porke rosted, and also of her they had bread and drinke, and two or three fagotts, coming thether before x. of the clocke afore none, and departed about twelue of the clocke, and at theyre departure, & the comming home of her husbād she saith, she toulde him of a companye that had bene there, who after theire refection saide grace, & one called another brother, one of them hauing in his hande a booke, and shee also as shee saithe, saide to her housband, askinge who they were, and also that shee iudged they were scripture men, and that they were learned, and also that they shoulde come no more thether, if they were not good, and her said housband therein so concluded and agreed with her in the same.

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The information of Alice warner widowe.

ALice warner widow of Ratclif, in the parish of Stepney, testifeth & saith, that vpon a sondaye, sixe wekes agon, a certayn company of French men, Ducthmen, & other straungers, 

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By strangers Foxe means foreigners; the apparently large number of foreigners in the Marian protestant congregation of London is noteworthy.

& amongest thē Englishmen, appearing to be yong marchants, to the number of a score resorted to her house of the kinges head at Ratclif, requesting to haue a pig rosted, & half a dosen fagots to be brent. In the meane time the said company went into a back house, wher they wer two sondry times, the fyrst time, betwene xii. and one they wer reading, but what she cannot tel, whether it was a testament or some other booke, and they taried there about two houres. The second time, was thre wekes past, vpon an holy day, about the middel of the weke, at which time they repaired to her house, about. vii. a clocke in the morning, who had a fire, & bread & beare within the sayd backe house. And then this examinate going abroad. did se the said multitude, and preceauing that they also then did reade, but what shee cannot tell and the sayd multitude did tary there from. vii. til. x. before none, & at their deparrure they laboured to this examinate, that they might always haue the sayd Back house at their plesure to make good chere at their reparing thether. Vnto which demaunde this examynate as she sayth, made then answere vnto them, that they should pardon her: for shee perceiueth that they were not able to iustify their doinges after that sorte, and she would not bring her selfe in daunger for none of thē al. And she saith that her mayd said that she iudged them to be the same that were first there: and howe the saide multitude called one a nother brother: & did euery one to his hability, cast down vpon the table money, which was ii d. a pece. And this examinat saith, that she asked of one of the said multidude, howe the saide mony was disposed: Answer being to her by him geuen that it was to the vse and relefe of the poore. And thys examinat thinketh it was a frenchmā, or some other out landishman, because he spake euill englishe.

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Thus haue you the notes of such despositions as the cruell papistes did extort out of poore and ignoraunt people by force of theire othe to complain of their innocēt & harmles neighbours Now foloweth the letter of Curtbert Simsō to his godly wife.

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