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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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1737 [1656]

Actes and Monumentes of the churche

her, for that shee would not bewray her housband where he was. After that, when Hudson vnderstode it, MarginaliaTho. Hudson waxeth bolde in the truth.he waxed euery daye more zealous then other, and contynually redde and sang psalmes, to the wonder of many, the people openly resorting to him to heare hys exhortacions, and vehement prayers. At the last he walked abroade (for certaine dayes) openly in the Towne, singing and cryinge out agaynst the masse, and al theire tromperye, and in thende, cōming home to his house, hee sat him downe vpon his knees, hauinge his booke by him, red and sang psalmes continually without ceassing, for. iii. dayes and. iii. nightes together, refusing meate and other talke, to the great wonder of many. MarginaliaI. Crouch bewrayeth Tho. Hudson to the ConstablesThen one Iohn Crowche, hys nexte neighboure, went wickedly to the constables, Robert Marsham and Robert Lawes in the night, to certify thē therof. For Berry commaunded openly to watch for him. And the Constables vnderstanding the same, went cruelly to catche hym in the breake of the day, the. xxii. of the moneth of Apryll, anno. 1558.

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Now whē Hudson saw them come in, he said: MarginaliaTho. Hudson taken.Now myne houre is come. welcome frendes welcome: you be they that shal lead me to life in Christ. I thanke God, and the Lord enhable me thereto for his mercies sake: for his desire was, and euer he prayed (if it were the Lordes will) that he might suffer for the Gospell of of Christ. Then they toke him, and ledde him to Berry the Commissary, which was Vicar of the Towne, and being then at the vicarage there when they came, the sayd Berry asked him first, where hee kepte his churche for. iiii. yeares before. To the which the sayd Hudson answered thus: wherso euer he was, ther was the church. Doest thou not beleue saith Berry in the sacrament of the aulter? What is it?

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Hudson. It is wormes meate: my beleue sayth he, is in Christ crucified.

Berry. Dost thou not beleue the Masse to put away sinnes?

Hudson. No, God forbid: it is a patched monstre, and a disguised Puppet, more lenger a pecing then euer was Salomons temple. At which woordes Berrye stamped, fumed, and shewed him selfe as a mad man, and said: wel thou villain, thou: I wil write to the byshop my good Lord, and trust vnto it thou shalt bee hādled, according to thy desertes. Oh sir said Hudson: there is no Lorde but God, though there be many Lordes and many Godes: with that, Berry thurst him backe with his hand. And one MarginaliaRich. Cliffar,Richard Cliffar standing by, sayde: I pray you syr, be good to the poore man. At which woordes Berry was more madde then before, and would haue had Cliffar bound in a recognisance of fourtye poundes for hys good abearing, both in word and deede, which

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his desire toke no effect: and therfore he asked the sayd Hudson whether he would recant or no: vnto which wordes Hudson sayd: the lord forbid, I had rather dye many deathes, then to do so.

Then after long talk, the said Berry seing it boted not to perswade with him, toke his pen and ynck, and wrote letters to the bishop ther of, and sent this Hudson to Norwiche bound like a thefe to him, which was viii. miles from thence, who with ioye and singing chere went thether, as mery as euer he was at anye tyme before. In prison he was a moneth, where he did continually reade and inuocate the name of God. These three christians and constante martirs, William Seamā, Thomas Carmā and Thomas Hudson, after they were, as ye haue herd, cōdemned, the. xix. day of May. 1558 they wer caried out of prisō to the place wher they should suffer, which is without byshops gate at Norwich, called Lollards pit. And being all there, they made their humble prayers vnto the Lord: that being done, they rose and went to the stake, and standing all there wyth their chaynes about them, immediately thys said Thomas Hudson commeth fourth from thē vnder the chayne, to the great wounder of many, wherby diuers feared and greatly douted of him. For some thought he would haue recanted: other iudged rather that he went to aske a further daye, and to desire conference. And some thought he came forth to aske some of his parents blessinge: so some thoughte one thing, and some another, that manye heades there had diuers mindes, and at that time his two companions at the stake cried out to him to comforte him what they coulde, exhorting him in the bowels of Christ to be of good chere &c. But this sweete Hudson, felte more in his hart and conscience, then they coulde conceiue in him. For, alas good soule, he was greatly compassed (God knoweth) wyth suche dolour and grefe of minde, not for his death, but for the fealing of his Christ, and therfore as one careful he humbly fel downe vpon his knees, and prayed vehemently, and earnestly vnto the Lorde, who at the last, accordinge to his olde mercies, sent him comfort, and then rose he with great ioye, as a man new chaunged, euen from deathe to lyfe, and sayde: Now I thanke God I am stronge, and passe not what man can do vnto me. So goinge to the stake to his fellowes agayne, in the end they all suffered most ioyfully, constantly, and māfully the death together, and and wer consumed in fyre, to the terror of the wicked, the comforte of Gods Children, and the magnifieng of the Lords name, who be praysed ther fore for euer. Amen.

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After this, the fore named Cōmissary Berry, made great hauocke of the other, suspected

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