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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Quene Mary. The Martyrdome with the Letters of Rob. Samuell Preacher and Martyr.

MarginaliaAn. 1555. August.and saw him burne, that his body in burnyng did shyne as bright and white as new tried siluer in the eyes of them that stoode by: as I am informed by some which were there, and did behold the sight.

MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Rob. Samuell burned at Ipswich. An. 1555. August. 31.The cruell burnyng of Robert Samuell, Martyr.

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¶ Letters of Robert Samuell Preacher.
¶ A letter or exhortation to the pacient sufferyng of afflictions for CHRISTES cause. 
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Robert Samuel's Letters

Robert Samuel's two letters to a congregation of protestants, one exhorting them to constancy in the face of persecution and the other providing a statement of doctrine, were both first printed in Letters of the Martyrs and were then printed in the 1570 edition and all subsequent editions. The first letter was printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 504-11.

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MarginaliaEccle. 9.A Man knoweth not his tyme, but as the fish is taken with the angle, and as the byrdes are caught with the snare: euen so are men caught and taken in the perilous time when it commeth vpopn them. The tyme commeth: the day draweth neare. Ezechi. 7. Better it were to dye (as the Preacher sayth MarginaliaEccle. 4.) then to lyue and see the miserable workes which are done vnder the Sunne: such sodeine and straunge mutations, such wofull, haynous, and lamentable diuisions so fast approcheth, and none or very few thoroughly repēteth. MarginaliaEsay. 1.Alas for this sinnefull nation, a people of great iniquitie & seede of vngraciousnes, corrupting their wayes. MarginaliaComplaynt against England and that not vndeserued.They haue forsaken the Lord, they haue prouoked the holy one of Israell to anger, and are gone backward. Who now liueth not in such security and rest, as though all daūgers were cleane ouerpast? Who now blindeth and buffeteth not CHRIST, with seest me and seest me not? Yea who liueth not now in such felicitie, worldly pleasures, and ioyes, wholy seekyng the world, prouidyng and crafily shiftyng for the earthly clodde and all carnall appetites, as though sinne were cleane forgottē, ouerthrowen, and deuoured? MarginaliaMath. 8. MarginaliaEnglish people rightly resembled to the Gergesites. MarginaliaMarke. 5.Like hoggysh Gergesites now are we more afrayd & ashamed of CHRIST our Messias, fearyng the losse of our filthy pygges, I meane our trāsitory goods, and disquietyng of our sinnefull and mortall bodyes in this short, vncertaine, and miserable life, then of a legiō of Deuils seducyng and driuyng vs from hearyng, readyng, and beleuyng CHRIST Gods eternall sonne and his holy word, the power to saue our soules: MarginaliaRom. 10. vnto vanities, lyes and fables, and to this bewitchyng world.

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MarginaliaAboundance of goodes is a thing perilous.Oh perilous aboundaunce of goodes, to much saturity of meates, wealth and quietnes, which destroyed with so many soules, those goodly Cities MarginaliaGene. 19.Sodome and Gomorre. Ieroboam, so long as he was but a poore man, not yet auaunced to his dignitie, liued in the lawes of God without reprehension: but brought once to wealth and prosperous estate, he became a wicked and most shamefull Idolatour. And what made the couetous young mā MarginaliaMath. 19. so loth to folow CHRIST, when he was bydden to forsake but worldly wealth which he then enioyed? Wo be vnto these false elusions of the world, baites of perditiō, hokes of the Deuill, which haue so shamefully deceiued and seduced full many from the right path vnto the Lord, into the high wayes of confusion and perpetuall perdition.

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We might now worthily (deare Christians) lament and bewayle our heauy state, miserable condition, and sorrowfull chaunce: yea I say we might well accuse our selues, and with Iob MarginaliaIob. 3. curse these our troublous, wicked, and bloudy last dayes of this world, were it not that we both see and beleue, and finde in Gods sacred booke, that a remnaunt God hath in all ages reserued, Marginalia
Esay. 10.
God hath alwayes a remnant, whom he polisheth with hard aduersities.
I meane the faithfull, as many as haue bene from the begynnyng of the world, exercised, whetted, and pullished with diuers afflictions, troubles, and tossynges, cast and dashed agaynst all perils and daungers, as the very drosse & outcastes of the earth, and yet will in no wise halt betwene God and Baal: for God verely abhorreth two men in one: Marginalia
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Two men in one, God abhorreth.
he cannot away with them that are betwene both, but casteth them away as a filthy vomite. MarginaliaApoca. 3.CHRIST will not part spoile with his mortall enemy the deuill: he wil haue all or lose all: he will not permit the Deuill to haue the seruice of the body, and he to stand contented with the harte and mynd: but he will be glorified both in your bodyes and in your spirites, which are his, as S. Paul sayth. 1. Cor. 6. For he hath made all, bought all and dearely payd for all. As S. Peter sayth: Marginalia1. Pet. 1.With his owne immaculate body hath hee cleane discharged your bodies frō sinne, death, & hell, & and with his most precious bloud payd your raūsome & full price once for all & for euer.

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Now what harme I pray you, or what losse sustaine you by this? Why are you, O vayne men, more afrayd of IESVS your gentle Sauiour, and his Gospell of saluation, then of a legion of cruell deuils, goyng about with false delusions vtterly to destroy you both bodyes and soules? Thinke you to be more sure thē vnder your captaine CHRIST? MarginaliaNo true quietnes in Satans seruice.Do you promise your selues to be more quiete in Sathans seruice, then in CHRISTES Religion? Esteeme you more these transitory and pernicious pleasures, then God and all his heauenly treasures? Oh palpable darkenes, horrible madnes, and wilfull blyndnes, without comparison, to much to be suffred any longer. We see and will not see: we know & will not know: yea we smart and will not feele, and that our owne conscience well knoweth. MarginaliaThe miserable madnes of worldly mē lamented.Oh miserable & brayneles soules, which would for foolish pleasures and slippery wealth, lose the royall kyngdome and permanent ioyes of God, with the euerlastyng glory which hee hath prepared for them that truly loue him, and renounce the world. Marginalia2. Cor. 4. The childrē of the world lyue in pleasure and wealth, and the deuill, who is theyr God and Prince of this world, keepeth their wealth which is proper vnto thē, and letteth them enioy it. MarginaliaIoh. 12.But let vs which be of CHRIST, seeke & enquire for heauenly thinges, which by Gods promise & mercy in CHRIST, shalbe peculier vnto vs. MarginaliaTransitory pleasures of this life not to be passed vpon.Let (I say) the Cretians, Epicures and such other beastly Belials 

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Belial is a demon mentioned several times in the Bible, but this usage is derived from 2 Corinthians 6: 15-16, where Belial's followers are characterized as idolators as contrasted with the followers of Christ. Epicureans are technically followers of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus who saw the attainment of pleasure as the chief human goal, but in the sixteenth century the term was a synonym for atheism and unbelief. The term Cretian is obscure.

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and carnall people, passe for thynges that be pleasaunt for the body, and do appertaine to this trāsitory life: Yet shall they once (as the kyngly Prophet sayth MarginaliaPsalm. 58.) runne about the Citie of God to and fro howling like dogges, desiryng one scrappe of the ioyes of Gods elect, but all to late, as the rich glutton dyd. MarginaliaLuke. 16.

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Let vs therfore passe for those things that do perteine to the spirite, and be celestiall. MarginaliaColoß. 3. We must be here (sayth Paul MarginaliaHeb. 13.) not as inhabitours and home dwellers, but as straungers: not as straungers onely, but after the mynd of Iob, MarginaliaIob. 7. as payneful souldiours appointed of our gouernour to fight agaynst the gouernour of darkenes of this world, agaynst spirituall craftines in heauenly thynges. MarginaliaEphes. 5. The tyme is come: we must to it: Marginalia1. Pet. 4.the iudgemēt must begyn first at the house of God. MarginaliaLuke. 14.Began they not first with the grene and sappy tree? and what folowed then on the dry braunches? Ieremy speakyng in the person of God, sayth: MarginaliaIere. 25.In the City wherin my name is inuocate, will I begin to punishe: but as for you (meaning the wicked) you shall be as innocentes & not once touched: for the dregges of Gods wrath the bottome of all sorrowes, are reserued vnto them in the end: but Gods houshold shall drinke the flower of the cup of his mercy. And therfore let vs say with Ezechias: Marginalia2. Para. 3. Play the men and shrinke not: let vs comfort our selues, for the Lord is with vs our helper, and fighteth for vs. The Lord is (sayth he) with you when you be with hym, and when you seeke hym he will be founde of you: and agayn, whē you forsake him he wil forsake you.

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Wherfore we ought not to be dismayde or discourage our selues, but rather to bee of good comfort: not to be sadde but mery: not sorrowfull, but ioyfull, in that God of his goodnes will vouchsafe to take vs as his beloued children, to subdue our sinfull lustes, our wretched flesh & bloud vnto his glory, the promotyng of his holy word, and edifying of his Church. Marginalia2. Cor. 5.What if the earthly house of this our habitatiō (Paul meaning the body) be destroyed? We know assuredly we shal haue a building of God not made with handes, but euerlastyng in heauen, with such

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