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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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ther he sawe him caried on mennes shoulders, and the false named sacrament borne before him. Yet was there more reuerence geuen to hym, then to that which they counted to be their god. When Boner harde this, rising vp, and making as though he would haue torne his garmentes: Hast thou, he said, ben at Rome, and sene oure holi father the pope, & dost thou thus blaspheme him after ths sort? and with that flieng vpō him he plucked of a pece of his bearde: and after making spedie hast to his death, he burnt him half an houre before vi. of the clok in the morning, because the daie (belyke) should not be farre spent, before they had done a mischeiuous dede.

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A note for Cutberte Simpsons patience

MarginaliaReferre this to the page 1652.BOner in his Consistory speaking of Cutbert Simson, gaue this testimony of him there to the people, saing: ye see this man (saith he) what a personable man he is: and after he had thus cōmended his person, added moreouer: & furthermore concerning his pacience, I saye vnto you, that if he wer not an heretike, he is a man of the greatest pacience that yet euer came before me. For I tell you, he hathe ben thrise racked vpon one day in the Tower:also in my house he hath felte some sorow, and yet I neuer see his paciēce brokē &c. it is thought & said of som that that arrow which was grated betwixt his fågers, being tide together, was not in the Tower, but in the bishops house.

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An other note of the same Cutbert.

MarginaliaPag. 1652THe day before the blessed deacon and Martir of God, Cutbert Simson, after his painefull rackyng should go to his condemnation before Boner to be burned, being in the bishops colehouse there in the stockes, had a certaine vision or apparition very straunge, if it be true, whiche he himself with his owne mouth declared to the godly learned man master Austen, to his wyfe, & Thomas Symson, and to other besydes, in the prison of Newgate, a litle before his death. the relation wherof I stande in no litle dout whether to report abrode or not, for reputing & considering with my self the great diuersitie of mēs iudgements in the reading of histories, and varietie of affections: some I see will not beleue it,some will deride the same, some also will be offended with setting forth thinges of that sort incerten, esteming all things to be incertain and incredible, what soeuer from the common order of naturall operation is estraunged: other wilbe perchaunce agreued, thinkyng with themselus, or els thus resoning with me, that although the matter were as is related, yet for somuch as the common error of beleuing rashe miracles, phantasied visiōs, dreames, and apparitions therby may be confirmed, more expediente it were the same to be vnsetforth. These and suche lyke wilbe, I know, the sayinges of manye. Whereunto brefely I aunswer, graunting first & admitting with the wordes of Basyll, οὐ πᾶν ὀνείαρ ἐστὶ προφητεία. 

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St. Basil
Foxe text Greek

οὐ πᾶν ὀνείαρ ἐστὶ προφητεία

Foxe text translation

not euery dreame is streightway a prophecy

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That is, not euery dreame is streightway a prophecy. Againe neither am I ignorant that the papistes in their bokes & legends of saincts haue their prodigious visions and apparitions of angels, of our Ladi, of Christ, & other saincts: which as I wil not admit to be belued for true, so will they aske me againe, why should I then more require these to bee credited of them, then theires of vs? First I write not this, bynding any mā precisely to beleue the same, so as they do theirs but only report it as it hath ben harde of

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persons knowne, naming also the parties who wer the hearers therof, leauing the iudgemente therof notwithstanding free vnto the arbitrmēt of the reader. Albeit, it is no good argumente proceading from the singular or particular, to the vniuersall, to say that visions be not true in some, ergo, they be true in none. And if any shal muse or obiect again, why should such visions be geuen to him more then to all the rest, seyng the other were in the same cause and quarell, and dyed also martirs as well as he? to this I say, concerning the Lordes times and doings, I haue not to medle nor make, who may worke where and when it pleaseth him. And what if the Lord thought chefly aboue thother, with some singular consolation to respect him, who chefly aboue thother, and singularly did suffer most exquisite torments for his sake? what great meruell herein? but as I saide, of the Lordes secret times, I haue not to reason. This only which hathe oute of the mās owne mouth ben receaued. so as I receyued it of the parties, I thought here to cōmunicate to the reader, for him to iudge thereof, as God shall rule his minde. The matter is thys.

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The day before this Simson was condemned, he beyng in the stockes, Cloney his keaper commeth in with the keies, about ix. of the clocke at night (after his vsuall maner) to view his prisō, and see whether all were present, who when he espied he saide Cutbert to be there, departed again, locking the dores after him. within ii. houres after, aboue aleuen of the clock, toward mid night, the said Cutbert (whether being in a slumber or being awake I cannot say) hard one comming in. first opening the outward dore, thē the second, after the third dore, & so loking in to the sayde Cutbert, hauing no candell or torche that he could see, but geuing a brightnes, and lyghte most comfortable and ioyfull to his hart, saying Ha, vnto him, departed agayne. Who it was he could not tell, neither I dare define. This that he sawe he himself declared, fower of fyue times to the said master Austen & to other. At the sight wherof he receyued suche ioyfull comfort that he also expressed no litle solace in telling and declaring the same.

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A note of a certain maid of Canterbury.

MarginaliaA maid of Canter. brunt. MarginaliaReferre this to the Pag. 1673.THere was a mayde of Canterbury in queene Maries dayes was brought to be burnt, and being at the stake, she called for her Godfather and Godmothers. the Iustice hearing her, sent for them, but they durst not come: notwithstanding the Iustice willed the messenger to goo again. and to shew them, that they shoulde incur no daūger therfore. Thē they hearing that, came to knowe the matter of their sending for: which when the maid sawe them, she asked them what they had promised for her, & so she immediatly rehersed her faithe, and the commaundementes of God, & required of them, if there were any more that they had promised in her behalfe. And they sayde no. Then said she, I die a christian womā beare witnes of me, and so, cruelly in fyre was she consumed, and gaue ioifully her lyfe vp for the testimony of Christes Gospel to the terrour of the wicked, & comforte of the godly: the name of the Lorde the praysed therfore. Amen.

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The iustice of God Vpon a Baylif.

MarginaliaRefer this to the Page 1703.A Certaine Balyf of a towne in Lincolnshire, which in the dayes of king Edward the. vi. had ben a great professor, and after in the time of Queene Mary, turned to be a terrible troubler

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