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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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and good cause why. For he had good chere, and fared of the best, and her grace payed well for it. Wherefore he vsed him selfe afterward more reuerently toward her grace.

After this sort, hauing lyen a whole moneth there in close prison, and beinge very euyll at ease therewithall, she sent for the lord Chāberlayne, & the Lord Shandoies to come & speake with her. MarginaliaLady Elisabeth denyed the libertye of the Tower.Who comming, she requested them that she mighte haue liberty to walke in some place, for that shee felte her selfe not well. To the which they answered, that they were right sory that they coulde not satisfy her graces request, for that they had commaundement to the cōtrary, which they durste not in any wyse breake. Furthermore, she desyred of them, if that could not be graūted, that she might walk but into the Queenes lodginge. No nor that they answered, could by any meanes be obteyned, without a further sute to the Quene and her Counsell. Well sayde she, my Lordes, if the matter be so hard, that they must be sued vnto for so small a thing, and that frendshippe be so straight, God comfort me, and so they departed, she remaining in her old dungeon stil, with out any kind of comfort, but onely God.

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The next daye after, the Lorde Shandoyes came agayne vnto her grace, declaringe vnto her, that he had sued vnto the Counsel for farther librety. Some of them consented therunto, diuers other dissented, for that there were so many prisoners in the tower. But in conclusion, they did all agree, that her grace mighte walke into those lodginges, so that he and the Lord Chamberlaine, and three of the Quenes gentlewomen did accompany her, and the windowes were shut, and she not suffered to looke out at any of them, wherewith she contented her selfe, and gaue him thankes for his good will in that behalfe. Afterwardes there was liberty graunted to her grace to walke in a litle garden, the dores and gates being shut vp, MarginaliaLibertye graunted to walke in a litle garden which not with standing was asmuch discomfort vnto her, as the walke in the garden was plesaunt and acceptable. At which times of her walkinge there, the prysoners on that syde straightlye were commaunded not to speake, or looke out at the windowes into the gardē, till her grace were gone oute agayne, hauing in consideration therof their kepers waitinge vpō them for that time. Thus her grace with this small liberty contented her selfe in God, to whom be prayse therfore. During this time there vsed a litle boye, a mannes childe in the tower, to resort to their chābers, & manytimes to bringe her grace floures, which likewise he did to the other prisoners þt wer ther: wher vpon naughty and MarginaliaSuspicious headessuspicious heads thinkinge to make and wring out some matter thereof, called on a tyme the chylde vnto them, promising him figges and apples, and asking of him

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when he had beene with the Earle of Deuonshire, not ignorant of the childes wounted frequenting vnto him. The boye answered, that he wold go by and by thether. Further they demaunded of him, when he was with the Lady Elizabeths grace. He aunswered, euery day. Furthermore they examined him what þe lord Deuonshire sēt by him to her grace. The child sayd, I wyl go know what he will geue to cary to her. Such was the discretion of the child, being yet but. iii. yeares of age. This same is a crafty boy, quod the Lorde Chamberlayne. How saye you my Lorde Shandoyes? I praye you my Lord, quod the boy, geue me the figges you promised me. No mary (quod he,) thou shalt be whipped if thou come any more to the Lady Elizabeth, or the Lord Courtney. The boye answered, I wil bring my Lady (my maistres) more floures. Whereupon the childes father was commaunded to permit the boye no more to come vp into their chambers. And the next daye, as her grace was walkinge in the garden, the childe peping in at a hole in the doore, cried vnto her, saying: misteris, I can bringe you no more floures: whereat she smiled, but said nothinge, vnderstandinge thereby what they had done. Wherfore afterwardes the L. Chamberlain rebuked highly his father, commaunding him to put him oute of the house. Alas poore infant, quod the father. It is a crafty knaue, quod the Lord Chāberlayn. Let me see him here no more. MarginaliaThe constable of the Tower discharged of hys office.The fyfte daye of Maye, the Constable was discharged of hys office of the tower, one sir Henry Benifield beyng placed in hys roome, MarginaliaSir Henry Benifielde placed about the Ladye Elizabeth. a man vnknowen to her grace, and therefore the more feared, which so sodain mutation was vnto her no lyttle amase. Hee brought with him an hundreth souldiours in blew coates, wherewith she was marueylously discomforted, & demaunded of suche as were about her, whether the Lady Ianes Scaffold were taken away or no, fearinge by reason of their comming, least shee shoulde haue played her parte. To whom aunswere was made, that the scaffolde was taken away, and that her grace neded not to dout of any such tiranny. For God would not suffer any suche treason against her person. Wherewith being contented, but not alltogether satisfied, she asked what syr H. Benifield was, & whether he was of that conscience or no, that if her murdering were secretlye committed to his charge, hee would see the execution thereof. She was answered, that they were ignorant what maner of man he was. How beit they perswaded her that God would not suffer such wickednes to procede. Well, quod she, God graunt it be so. For thou, O God, art the withdrawer & mollifier of all such tirannous harts, and actes: & I beseche thee to here me thy creature, whiche am thy seruant, and at thy commaundement,

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