Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 45. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 46. John Aleworth 47. Martyrdom of James Abbes 48. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 49. Richard Hooke 50. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 51. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 52. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 53. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 54. Martyrdom of William Haile 55. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 56. William Andrew 57. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 58. Samuel's Letters 59. William Allen 60. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 61. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 62. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 63. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 64. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 65. Cornelius Bungey 66. John and William Glover 67. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 68. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 69. Ridley's Letters 70. Life of Hugh Latimer 71. Latimer's Letters 72. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed73. More Letters of Ridley 74. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 75. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 76. William Wiseman 77. James Gore 78. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 79. Philpot's Letters 80. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 81. Letters of Thomas Wittle 82. Life of Bartlett Green 83. Letters of Bartlett Green 84. Thomas Browne 85. John Tudson 86. John Went 87. Isobel Foster 88. Joan Lashford 89. Five Canterbury Martyrs 90. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 91. Letters of Cranmer 92. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 93. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 94. William Tyms, et al 95. Letters of Tyms 96. The Norfolk Supplication 97. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 98. John Hullier 99. Hullier's Letters 100. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 101. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 102. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 103. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 104. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 105. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 106. Gregory Crow 107. William Slech 108. Avington Read, et al 109. Wood and Miles 110. Adherall and Clement 111. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 112. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow113. Persecution in Lichfield 114. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 115. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 116. Examinations of John Fortune117. John Careless 118. Letters of John Careless 119. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 120. Agnes Wardall 121. Peter Moone and his wife 122. Guernsey Martyrdoms 123. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 124. Martyrdom of Thomas More125. Examination of John Jackson126. Examination of John Newman 127. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 128. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 129. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 130. John Horne and a woman 131. William Dangerfield 132. Northampton Shoemaker 133. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 134. More Persecution at Lichfield
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1769 [1730]

Quene Mary. The death of blasphemous Pope Iulius. The sodaine death of a Popish Priest.

MarginaliaAn. 1555. vnderstand what the purpose of these men was to doe, if tyme which they obserued, might haue serued their deuotion. MarginaliaRead more of this in a booke called a warning to England.But to let this matter passe of the Popes Bull, the tyme now serueth to entreate of pope Iulius death, MarginaliaThe death of Pope Iulius. 3. forsomuch as he made his end about the latter end of this foresayd moneth of March. Concernyng the deedes and Actes of which Pope, to make a full declaratiō, it were not so much tedious to the reader, as horrible to all good eares.  

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Foxe's account of Julius III and his vices is drawn from Bale, Catalogus, pp.681-82.

Vnder this Iulius florished the Archbyshop Beneuentanus, MarginaliaVide scriptum Pauli Vergerij contra hunc Archiepiscopum. a Florentin named Iohannes a Casa, Deane of the Popes Chāber, and chief Legate to the Venetians: who wel declaring the fruite of that filthy Sea, so farre forgat both honesty and nature, that he shamed not onely to play the filthy Sodomite him selfe, and to boast opēly of the same: but also tooke vppon hym most impudently in Italian Meter, to all mens eares to set forth the prayse and cōmendation of that beastly iniquitie, MarginaliaNote here what an holy catholicke church this is. saying that he hym selfe neuer vsed other: and thys booke was Printed at Venice by one Troianus Nauus: & yet þe Pope could suffer this so great iniquitie & shameles beastlines, euē vnder his nose in his owne Chamber, which could not abyde the true doctrine of Christ in Christian bookes.

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Amongest other prankes and deedes of this foresayd Pope, in his Iubile, and in the Synode of Trent, and in confirmyng of the Idoll of Lauretane, this is also reported of hym in his lyfe, that he delighted greatly in Porkeflesh and Peacockes. Vpō a tyme when he was admonished of his Phisiciō to abstaine from all swines fleshe, for that it was noysome for his goute, and yet would not folow his counsell: the Phisicion afterward gaue warnyng to his steward or orderer of hys diete, that he should set no more Porkeflesh before hym.

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MarginaliaA porckish Pope.Whereupon when the Pope perceiued the sayd Porkeflesh to bee lackyng in his accustomed seruice: where (sayd he) is my Porke? and when his steward had aunswered, that his Phisicion had forbidden any Porke to be serued: then þe Pope burstyng out in great rage, sayd in these wordes: Bryng me, sayd he, my Porkeflesh, MarginaliaMonstrous blasphemy in the dispetto di dio: That is to say in English: In the despite of God.

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At an other tyme, he sittyng at dyner, poyntyng to a Peacocke vppon his table which hee had not touched: keepe sayd he, this cold Peacocke for me agaynst supper, and let me sup in the Gardeine, for I shall haue gestes. So when supper came, and amōgest other hote Pecockes, he saw not his could Peacocke brought to his table: the Pope after his wonted maner most horribly blasphemyng God, MarginaliaPope Iulius blasphemeth God for a Peacocke. fell into an extreme rage. &c. Whereupon one of his Cardinals sittyng by, desired him, saying: let not your holynes (I pray you) be so moued with a matter of so smal weyght. Then this Iulius the Pope aunsweryng agayne: what, sayd he, MarginaliaO vocem Antichristo dignam.if God was so angry for one apple, that hee cast our first parentes out of Paradise for the same: why may not I being his Vicar, be angry thē for a Peacocke, sithens a Peacocke is a greater matter thē an aple? Behold here good Reader, by this Pope, the holynes of that blasphemous Sea: and yet thou shalt see here, what affection was borne vnto this Pope here in England, by the Diriges, Hearses, and funerals commaunded to be had and celebrated in all Churches by the Queene and her Counsell, as may appeare by the copy of their letters here folowyng.

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¶ A letter sent from the Byshop of winchester (being Lord Chauncellour) vnto Boner B. of London, touching the celebratyng of the Popes funerals. 
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Foxe copied this letter from Bishop Bonner's register; it is GL, 9531/12, fol. 358r.

Aprill. 10.
Winchesters letter to Boner for the Popes funerall.
AFter my harty commendations to your good Lordship: The King & Queenes Maiestyes hauing certayne knowledge of the death of the Popes holynes, thought good there should be as well solemne obsequies sayd for hym through out the Realme, as also these prayers (which I send you herein enclosed) vsed at Masse tymes in all places at this tyme of vacation, and there-

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fore wylled mee to signifie their pleasures vnto you in this behalfe: that thereupon ye might proceede to the ful accomplishment thereof by putting the same in due execution within your own dioces, and sending word to the rest of the Bishops to do the lyke in theyrs.

Thus doubting not but that your Lordship wyll vse such diligence in this matter at this tyme, as shall be necessary, I bid your Lordship hartely well to fare. From my house at Assher, the tenth of Aprill. 1555.

Your assured frend and brother Stepha-
nus Winton. Cancell.

¶ Prayers commaunded to be vsed in the funerall Masses for the Pope, Apostolica sede vacante. 
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These prayers were copied from Bishop Bonner's register; it is GL, 9531/12, fol. 358r.

MarginaliaA collect for the Pope.SVpplici te domine humilitate deposcimus, vt tua immensa pietas sacrosanctæ Romanæ Ecclesiæ concedat pontificē illum, qui & pro in nos studio semper tibi gratus, & tuo populo pro salubri regimine sit assidue ad gloriam tui nominis venerandus, per dominum nostrum.


TVæ nobis domine pietatis abundantia indulgeat, vt gratum Maiestati tuæ pontificem sanctæ matris Ecclesiæ regimini præesse gaudeamus per dominum nostrum.

Post Communionem.

MarginaliaAn other prayer for chusing of the Pope.PReciosi Corporis & sanguinis tui domine sacramento refectos, mirifica tuæ maiestatis gratia de illius summi Pontificis assumptione lætificet, qui & plebem tuam virtutibus instruat, & fidelium mentes, spiritualium aromatum odore perfundat, per dominum nostrum.

Vpon this commaundement, on Wedensday in Easter Weeke there were Hearses set vp, & Diriges song for þe said Iulius in diuers places. At which tyme it chaunced a womā to come into S. Magnus church at the bridge foote in London, and there seing a Hearse and other preparation, asked what it ment: and other that stoode by, sayd that it was for the Pope, and that she must pray for hym. MarginaliaA woman at Saint Magnus parish imprisoned for not praying for the Pope.Nay (quoth she) that wyll I not, for he needeth not my prayers: and seing he could forgeue vs all our sinnes, I am sure hee is cleane hym selfe: therefore I nede not to pray for hym. She was heard speake these woordes of certayne that stoode by: which by and by caried her vnto the Cage at London Bridge, and bad her coole her selfe there. 

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There was a cage at the foot of London Bridge where offenders were put on public display for various misdemeanors. The woman was being publicly humiliated for her remarks.

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¶ A spectacle for all Christians to beholde and to take heede of the Popes blasphemous doctrine. 
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Nightingale was not named in the 1563 edition; instead he was identified, or misidentified, as the parson of 'Arundall in Canterbury'. Nor was the sermon quoted in the 1563 edition nor was Robert Austen mentioned in this edition. Clearly, Austen read the account in the 1563 edition and sent Foxe further details, clarifying and correcting the original account.

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MarginaliaA Popishe parsō, preaching to his parishioners.BY many and sondry wayes almighty God hath admonished men of all nations in these our latter yeares to embrace and not violētly to repugne agaynst þe light of his Gospel, as first by preachyng of his word, secondly, by the bloud of his Martyrs, and thyrdly by terrible examples shewed frō tyme to time vpon his aduersaries. In the nūber of whō cōmeth here to be remembred the notable workyng of Gods hand vpon a certein Priest in Kent named Nyghtingall, Parson of Crondall besides Canterbury: who vpon Shrouesonday, which was about the thyrd day of the sayd moneth of March, and yeare of our Lord aforesayd, reioysing belike not a litle at this alteration of Religion, MarginaliaA terrible example of Gods seuere punishment vpon one Nightingall Parson of CroWdall in Kent.began to make a Sermon to his Parisheners takyng his theame out of the wordes of S. Iohn: he that sayth he hath no sinne, is a lyer, and the truth is not in him. &c. and so vpon the same, very impertinently declared to them all such Articles as were set forth by the Popes authoritie, and by the cōmaundement of the Byshops of this realme: saying moreouer vnto the people in this wise: Now maisters and neighbours reioyce & be mery, for þe prodigal Sonne is come home. For I know that the most part of you be as I am: for I know your hartes well enough. And I shall tell you what hath happened in this weeke past. I was before my Lorde Cardinall Pooles grace, & he hath made me as cleane frō sinne, as I was at þe fontstone: and on Thursday last beyng before him, he hath appoynted me to notifie (I thanke him for it) the same vnto you. And I will tell you what it is. And so readyng the Popes Bull of pardon that

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