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Thematic Divisions in Book 5
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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1822 [1737]

IN Cornewall not far from Launceston, within the dioces of Exceter, in Queene Maries daies, dwelled a poore man, whose name was Prest, his wyfe being an honest womā, very simple, but of good zeale & vpright life, being taught by God, in hearing of his word (albeit it was in those daies very seldom preached any where) & feelyng a sweete taste thereof, framed her lyfe a newe after the rule of the same. And banished quit from her, all the popish dregges of superstition and hipocrisie, and gaue her selfe whollye to prayer, and inuocating the name of god, both for the afflicted church of Christe in those dayes very daungerously tost and tormoyled: as also for her owne inwarde contentation, and spirituall consolation, whiche she no lyttle felte to her vnspeakeable ioye, and incomprable comforte. And whē som who before had knowen her, saw that meruelous chaunge in her and (as the cruel serpent) enuying her felicitie, went vpō the same inmediatly and accused her to certayne Iustices of the shier, being extreme enemies to the truth & very persecutors of the same, who taking the matter in hand, as very glad of such occasion, sēt for her to the place where she was, and began at the second, if not at the first dash, to demaund her belefe in their popish sacrament of thaulter.

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The good poore woman, who had learned, not to be ashamed to cōfesse her master Christ, before men, and to render accomptes of her faith, when it was asked, tould frely and franckly her opinion therin, and hid backe nothing, that eyther she thought might profit then, if they had any grace to receyue it, or els might sound to gods glory & praise, though it wer neuersomuch by thē threatned and rebuked. Whereupon shee was forthewith committed to the Gaole at Launceston, where she remayned a quarter of a yere, or there aboutes, and afterwarde was dispatched of that vyle and filthy prison, and deliuered ouer to the hands of two champions of the Popes, the one called doctor Raynolds, Deane of Exceter, and thother named master Blaxton, treasurer of the same churche, men surely feruent hote in the furtheraunce of the Romish affayres, and in withstanding the truthe of the pure euangelicall gospell. So the time that this good poore woman was vnder their handes, shee had many sore conflictes by them. And the said Blaxton hauing a concubyne, which sondry times resorted to him, with other of his gossippes, alwayes when they came, this sayde good woman was called forthe to his house, and there to make his minion with the rest of the company some mirth, he would examine her, with suche mocking māner, in deriding the truthe, that it woulde haue vexed any christian soule to haue sene it. Then when he had long vsed his folishnes in this sort, & had sported himselfe ynough in deriding this christē martir: in the ende sent her to prison agayne, & there kepte her very miserablye, sauing sometimes he would send for her, when his foresaid gest came to him, to vse with her his accustomed foly afore sayde. But in fyne, the vile wretches (after many combattes, and scoffing, perswasions) when they had played the parte of a cat with a mouse at length they condemned her and deliuered her ouer to the secular power, who within shorte space after most cruelly brought her forth to the place where she should suffer, and there in great contempt of the truth (which she most constantly confessed) they consumed her carkas immedi-

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atly with fyer into ashes: which she very patiētly suffered. & most ioyfully receyued, yelding her soule and lyfe to the Lorde, and her body to the tormentors, for the which the Lords name therfore be praysed. Amen.

A note of William Plane

MarginaliaRefer thys to the page 676.IN the latter dayes of kinge Henry theight, about that tyme Anne Askew was in trouble, one Doctor Crome was trauailed withal to recant, for that he had preached somwhat againste things maintained of the papistes in the church. And one M. Tracy hearing thereof, broughte a letter secretly to one Plane dwelling in Bougerowe, & desyred him to cary it to doctor Crome which letter tended to thende to perswade him not to recante, but to stande to the truth. When this good man Williā Plane had it (as he was euer willing to further the truth) so he gladly delyuered the same to D. Crome. Which when he had receyued and red it, he laide it downe vpon the table, and after the saide William Plane was gone, an Arch Papist came thither to perswade him to recant, and in trauelyng with him he found the sayd letter on the bord. which whē he had redde it, he examined him from whence it came: so what thorow flattery and threatnyng, he declared who was the messenger þt brought it. Then was William Plane sent for, caste in the tower, where he lay miserably. xiii. wekes. none admitted to come to him, in which time he was extremely racked, within halfe a finger breadth as far as Anne askew: but they could neuer get of him of whome he had the letter, nor neuer for all theire extremity would accuse any man. so in thend he was deliuered out of the tower and liued about thre yeares after, and so godly ended his life. But vnto this daye would that Tracye neuer enquire in what condicion his wife and children were left, although he was his messenger in carieng þt letter, but good lord, the straūge disease that grew vpon him by that extreme racking as it is odiouse to reherse, so I will wishe them to repentance that were the instrumentes of his tormentes if they be aliue, and warne other papistes to the same, in whome any cruelty hathe bene in the like cause.

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A Note of master Humfrey Mummouth Alderman of London

MarginaliaRefer thys to the page 527.COnsidering with my self this history & viewyng al and singular estates, persons, and degrees of them, whiche in the sayde storye, bearynge some parte of the crosse with Christ, wer molested and troubled therin, I thoughte and feared a great while in my mind that in finding all other states for the most part herin touched, as bishops, priests, ministers, deacons, menne, women, maryed, widowes, maides, olde men, yongmen, babes infantes, magistrates, priuate persons, lawyers, whole men, blynde, lame. &c. I feared a great whyle, thinking with my selfe that amongst all other, one state or vocation to staye free from all burden of the crosse of Chryst, and from all persecution, which was the Aldermen of London: but lyke as in the rest, here also I find certain, good and godly Aldermen, which resolue that feare and doubt out of my mynde, of whom som eyther suffered or fauored in quene Maryes tyme, as master Lodge, master Hawes master Machel, M. Chester. &c. An other was before these, one called M. Humfrey Mummouth a ryght godly and sincere Alderman of Londō, who in the daies of Cardinal wulsey was trob-

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