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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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Actes and Monumentes of the churche

Sixtus which succeded Alexander. But as the Papistes do not agree in the first autor or institutor of this hallowinge of Elementes, so I think the same vntruly to be ascribed to either, but leauing the probation of this to farther leasure, let vs nowe heare in our owne tongue their owne wordes, with the vse in this their coniuration.

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The forme and wordes vsed of the Priest in coniuring Salt.

MarginaliaSalt coniured.I coniure thee thou creature of Salt by the † lyuing God, by the † true God, by the holye God &c. That thou maiest bee made a coniured salt, to the saluation of them that beleue: And that vnto all suche as receaue thee, thou mayest bee health of soule and bodye: and that frō out of the place, wherein thou shalt be sprinkled, may flye away and departe all phantasie, wyckednes, or craftines of the deuyls subtiltie, and euery foule spirite. &c.

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¶ The forme of coniuryng Water.

MarginaliaWater coniured.I coniure thee, thou creature of water in the name of † God the father almighty, and in the name of Iesu Christ his sonne, our Lorde, and in the vertue † of the holy Ghost, that thou become a coniured water to expell all power of the enemy. &c.

Who seeth not in these wordes blasphemy intollerable, howe that which onely is due to the bloud of Christe, and promysed to fayth onely in hym, the same is transferred to earthlye and insensate creatures, to be saluation both to body & spirite, inwardly to geue remission of synnes, to geue health and remedy agaynst euylls and deuils, against all phantasies, wyckednes, and all foule spirites, and to expel the power of the ennemy &c. If this be true, wherto then serueth the bloude of Christe, and the vertue of Christen fayth?

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Therfore iudge thy self (gentle Reader) whether thou thynke this trompery ryghtly to bee fathered vpō those ancient fathers aforenamed, or els whether it may seame more lyke truthe that Iohn Sleydan wryteth, whose woordes in his second booke de Monarchiis are these. MarginaliaIoan. Sleidanus. lib 2 de 4. Monarch.Horū decreta sunt in libris inserta conciliorum, sed ex his plæraque tam sunt leuicula, tam nugatoria, tam aliena prorsus a sacris literis, vt credibile sit ab aliis longo post tempore fuisse conficta. &c. That is: The decrees of these forsayde byshops and Martyrs be inserted in the booke of coūcels but of these decrees MarginaliaMany decrees falsly imputed to the olde fathers whiche were none of theirs.many thereof be so chyldyshe, so triflyng, and so farre disagreing frō the holy scripture, that it is very lyke that the same were fayned and conterfayted of others, long after their time &c. Thus muche saith Sleydane with mo wordes in that place. Vnto whose testimonie, if I myght be so bolde also to adde my coniecture, I would suppose the coniuration of this forsayde water and salt, to spryng out of the same fountaine, from whence proceaded the cōiuring of flowers and braunches, because I see the order and manner of them bothe to be so lyke & vniforme, as may appeare.

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The manner of hallowynge flowers and braunches.

MarginaliaFloures & braunches hallowed.I coniure thee, thou creature of flowers and braunches in the name of † God the father almighty: and in the name † of Iesu Christe his sonne, our Lord: and in the vertue of the holy †

ghost. Therfore be thou rooted out, & displāted from this creature of flowers and branches al thou strength of the aduersary, all thou hoste of the deuyll, and all the power of the ennemy: euē euery assault of deuils &c.

And thus much concerning the antiquity of holly breade and hollye water: whereby thou maiste partlye coniecture the same not to be so old, as Steauen Gardiner, in his letter against maister Ridley aboue mentioned, would haue. Pag. 753. being both deceaued him self, and also going aboute to seduce other.

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Furthermore as touching the reseruinge of reliques and the memorial of sainctes brought in to the masse, Gregorye the third is the autor therof, who also added to the canon therof this clause: MarginaliaEx Actis Rom Pontif. in vita Gregorii 3.Quorum solennitates hodie in conspectu diuinæ maiestatis tuæ celebrantur, &c.

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Finally it were to long to recite euery thing in order deuised and brought in particularly to the masse, and to the churche. For after that mans brayn was once set on deuising, it neuer could make an end of heaping rite vpon rite and ceremony vpon ceremony, til all religion was turned wel nigh to supersticiō. Therof cometh MarginaliaOyle and creame.oyle and creame brought in by pope Siluester not wōt to be hallowed but by a bishop. MarginaliaThe corporas only of linnen.That the corporas should not be of silke, but onlye of fine linnen cloth. That the psalmes shoulde be song on sides, the one hide of the quere singing one verse the other an other with gloria patri &c. MarginaliaAutor libri Conciliorū Tomo. 1.That baptisme should be ministred at no other time in þe yere but only at Easter & at whitsontide (saue only to infantes and such as were in extreame infirmity) and that it should be required. 40. days before: so determined by pope Siricius: and therfore was it that MarginaliaHallowing of the fount at Easter & Whitiontide.fontes were hallowed only at theise two seasons, the which hallowing they kepe yet stil, but the ordinance they haue reiected. MarginaliaChristning of belles. Ex pontificali Damasi.Item that belles also were Christned. MarginaliaNo beardsItem, no priest should were a beard, or haue long heare, so appoynted by pope Martine the firste. Item that auricular confessyon should be made, that the boke of decrees and decretals should be stablyshed, and MarginaliaTransubstanciacion.transubstantiacion confyrmed, in whych three actes Pope Innocentius the third was the chefest doer, about the yeare of our lorde 1215.

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And thus haue ye in some the gatherynges of the masse, with the canon and all the appurtenances of the same, which, not much vnlike to the crow of Esope being patched with the feathers of so many birdes, was so longe a getheryng, that the temple of Salomon was not so lōg in building, as the popes masse was in making. wherby iudge now thy self (good reader) whether this masse did procede from Iames & other Apostles or no. And yet this was one of the principal causes for which so much turmoil was made in the church, with the bloudshed of so many godly men, suffring in so many quarters of this realme: some cōsumed by fire, some pyned away with hunger, some hanged, some slayne, some racked, some tormented one way, some a nother: and that onely or chieflye for the cause of this aforesayd popish masse, as by the reading of this story follwing, by the grace of Christ our lorde shall appere more at lardge.

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With whome I wish thee to continue in health and to perseuere in the truth.

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