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Actes and Monuments of the Church.

from whence they neuer came oute tyll they came to their deathe. Then 

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This sweeping account, found only in 1563, conflates the impact of the Act of Six Articles following its passage in 1539 (which compelled most married clergy to separate from their wives or to go into exile) and the persecution surrounding Thomas Cromwell's fall in 1540.

the Protestantes went againe beyonde the seas, the priestes diuorsed from their wyues, certain bishops wer deposed of their bishoppryckes, and other good men denied Christ and bare faggots at Pauls crosse, then immediatlye withoute iudgemente they were put to deathe, as it is manifest. But the death was in such forme, that a papist and a protestant 
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This refers to the execution of Barnes, Garrett and Jerome, together with the papal loyalists Thomas Abell, Richard Featherstone and Edward Powell, on 30 July 1540. There is, again, no evidence at all for Foxe's claim (made only in 1563) that Gardiner masterminded this gruesome display.

were laid vpon one hurdell to be drawn to Smithfeld. This was Winchesters deuise to couler his owne tirannye, & to make the people doubtfull what faithe they shoulde trust to. At his death 
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This passage, found only in 1563, summarises Barnes' protestation from the stake, which is also given in full below.

he gaue great commendations to the kinges maiesty, that he shuld feare God, and maintain religion, and kepe marriage vndefiled most honorably, and then declared his faith and his Articles: then they prayed together, and he saide to maister Priest beinge Shriue, know ye wherefore I die, seing I was neuer examined nor called to no iudgemente? He aunsweared, he knewe nothinge, but thus we are commaunded: Then he tooke maister Shriue by the hand and said, beare me witnes and my brethren, that we die Christenlye and charitably, and I praye you and all the people to pray for vs. And if the dead maye praye for the quicke we wil pray for you. And so he and the reast forgaue their enemies, and kissed one the other, and stode hand in hand at the stake: praying cōtinually vntill the fire came, and so reasted in Christ Iesus.

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¶ Concerninge the storye of Thomas Garet, and thinges done in Oxforde, by his time, reported to vs by Antony Dalaber, who was present at the same. 
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The main source for the account of Thomas Garret is a lengthy testimony of events in 1528 written by Anthony Dalaber, apparently specifically for Foxe's use. As Foxe tells us (1583, p. 1197), Dalaber died in Salisbury diocese in 1562, leaving his account unfinished. His text is reproduced apparently in full in 1563. There are some minor abridgements of Dalaber's account in 1570 and subsequent editions, mostly to omit digressions, lists of names or personal details apparently irrelevant to Garret's case. The remainder of Foxe's account of Garret is far sketchier and is assembled from the accounts of unnamed 'auncient and credible persones'.

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IN the yeare of our Lord God a 1526. 

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Garret became curate at All Hallows in or shortly before 1526. He made bookselling trips to Oxford in 1527 and again over the winter of 1527-28. His detection and flight took place in February 1528.

or there aboute, maister Ball of Martyn Colledge, and master Cole of Magdalen Colledge beinge proctoures in the moneth of February 
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This detail is dropped in 1570 and subsequent editions.

, MarginaliaGaret brought bookes to Oxford. maister Garet curate of Hoonye lane in London, came vnto Oxforde, and broughte with him sondrye bokes in Latten treatinge of the Scripture, with the fyrste part of vnio dissidentium 
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'Hermann Bodius' (ps.: possibly Martin Bucer or Johannes Oecolampadius), Unio Dissidentium (Cologne, 1522) was a collection of patristic sentences intended to demonstrate the Church Fathers' congruence with evangelical thought. It went through over a dozen editions in several languages by the mid-1530s and was widely influential. An English translation was prepared by William Turner, but not until the 1530s. It strongly influenced Robert Barnes' 1530 Sententiae ex doctoribus collectae, which itself shaped Barnes' 1531 Supplication.

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, and Tindals fyrste translation of the new Testament in English, the which bookes he solde to diuers scholers in Oxford, whose names for his accomptable memorye belike, he wrote in a small booke of accomptes.

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MarginaliaGaret sought for at London.After he had bene there a while, and had dispatched those bookes, newes came from London that he was searched for in all London to be apprehended and taken as an heretike, and to haue bene enprisonned, for sellinge of those heretical bokes (as they termed them) because they spake againste the vsurped autoritye, andmooste filthye doctrine, of that very Antichrist the bishoppe of Rome, and his no lesse fylthye and wicked sinagoge, for it was knowen vnto Cardinall Wolsey, and to the Bishoppe of London, and to other of that vngodly generation, that master Garet had a greate nomber of those hereticall bookes, as the worlde then counted them, and that he was gone to Oxforde to make sale of them there to suche as he knew to be the louers of the Gospell. MarginaliaA preuye searche in Oxford for Garet. Wherefore they determined forthwith to make a preuye searche thorowe all Oxforde to take and imprison him if they mighte, and to burne all and euerye his foresaide bookes and him to, if they coulde: so burninge whotte was the charitye of those mooste holye fathers. But yet at that time one of the foresaide proctors, master Cole of Maudelen Colledge, MarginaliaMaster Cole of Magdelen Colledge in Oxforde. who after was Crosse bearer vnto the Archbishop of Yorke, was well acquainted with master Garet, and therefore he gaue seacreate warnynge on the Tuesday before Shrofetuesday vnto a frende or two of master Garettes of this preuy search and willed therfore that he shoulde forthwith as secreatlye as he possyble coulde, depart oute of Oxforde, for if he were taken in the same search, no remeady but that he should be forthwith sent vp vnto the Cardinal, and so should be committed vnto the towre. The Christmas before that time Antony Dalaber then scholer of Alborne Haull, who hadde bookes of master Garets, hadde bene in his country in Dorsette shire at Stalbridge wher he had a brother person of that Parish, who was verye desirous to haue a Curate oute of Oxforde, and willed me the saide Antonye in anye wise to get hym one ther if I could, thē this iust occasion offred, it was thoughte good amonge the brethren (for so did we not only call one an other, but were in dede one to the other) that master Garret chaunginge his name shoulde be sente forthe wyth my letters into Dorsette shire vnto my brother, to serue him there for a time vntill he mighte secreatly from thence conuaye him self som whether ouer the sea. According here vnto I wrote my letters in all hast possible vnto my brother, for maister Garet to be his curate: but not declaringe what he was in dede. MarginaliaBrother against brother. For my brother was a mayster of Arte and rancke Papist, and after was the most mortall ennemye that euer I hadde for the Gospelles sake, so the Wensdaye 

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In 1528 the Wednesday before Shrovetide fell on 18 February.

in the morninge before shrof tide master Garet departed out of Oxford towarde Dorset shire with my letters for hys new seruice, how farre he went, & by what occasion he so sone returned I know not, but the friday next in the nighte time he came againe vnto Radleis house where he lay before, and so after midnight in the priuy search which was thē made for him, MarginaliaGaret takē in the preui search. he was apprehended & taken there in his bed by the two proctors, and on

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