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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Queene Mary. Examination of Iohn Iackeson before Doct. Cooke. Newmans letter.
Marginalia1556. The examination of Iohn Iackeson, had before Doct. Cooke, the xi. day of March. Anno. 1556. 
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The Examination of John Jackson

This examination, first printed in the 1563 edition, was never changed in subsequent editions. It was printed considerably out of chronological order in the 1563 edition - inserted among the events of the summer of 1557, a sure sign that Foxe acquired this material while the 1563 edition was being printed.

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MarginaliaExamination of Iohn Iackson before D. Cooke.FIrst when I came before him, he rayled on me, and called me heretike. I aunswered and saide: I am no heretike.

Cooke. Yes, quod he. For master Read 

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I.e., Thomas Read, the martyr. Remember that Read may not have actually called Jackson a heretic; he may, for example, have praised his zeal for the gospel, which, in this context, Cook would have interpreted as indicating that Jackson was a rank heretic.

tolde me that thou wast the rankest heretike of all them in the Kinges Benche.

Iack. I said, I knew him not.

Cooke. No, quod he? Yes, he examined thee at the kinges Bench.

Iack. I answered him, & said: he examined fiue other, but not me.

Cooke. Then aunswer me: What saiest thou to the blessed sacrament of the altar? Tell me.

Iack. I answered: it is a diffuse question to aske me at the first dash, you promising to deliuer me.

Cooke. What an heretike is this, quod he?

Iack. I said: It is easier to call a man heretike, then to proue him one.

Cooke. Then he said: What Church art thou of?

MarginaliaThe Church.Iack. What church, quod I? I am of the same Church that is builded on the foundation of the Prophets and the Apostles, Iesus Christ beyng the head corner stone.

Cooke. Thou art an heretike, quod he.

Iack. Yea, quod I? how can that be, seing that I am of that Church? I am sure you wil not say that the Prophetes and Apostles were heretikes.

Cooke. No, quod he. But what sayest thou to þe blessed sacrament of the altar again? Tell me.

MarginaliaSacramēt of þe altar.Iack. I answered him and said: I finde it not written.

Cooke. No, quod he? Keper, away with him.

Iack. Yet I taried there longer, & dyd talke with him, & I said: Sir, I can be content to be tractable & obedient to the word of God.

Cooke. He answered, and said to me, that I knew not what the woorde of God mente, nor yet whether it were true or not.

Iack. I answered and said to him, yes that I doe.

Cooke. Wherby, quod he?

Iack. Hereby said I. Our sauiour Christ sayth: MarginaliaIohn. the scriptures, for in them you thinke to haue eternall life. For they be they that testifie of me, sayth Christ.

Cooke. This is a wise proofe, quod he.

Iack. Is it so, quod I? What saye you then to these wordes that the Prophet Dauid sayd? Whatsoeuer he be that feareth the Lorde, he will shew him the way that he hath chosen: his soule shall dwell at ease, and his sede shal posseße the land. The secretes of the Lord are among them that feare him, and he sheweth them his couenaunt &c.

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Cooke. Wel, quod he, you shal be rid shortly one way or other.

Iack. Then I sayd vnto him: My life lieth not in mās handes: therfore no man shall doe more vnto me then God will suffer him.

Cooke. No, quod he? thou art a stubborne and a noughtie fellow.

Iack. You can not iudge me, quod I, except you did see some euil by me.

MarginaliaAlthough they call you Papistes, yet they iudge you not to death.Cooke. No, quod he? Why maye not I iudge thee as well as thou and thy fellowes iudge vs, and call vs Papistes?

Iack. Why, quod I, that is no iudgement, but Christ sayth: If you refuse me, and receaue not my worde, you haue one that iudgeth you. The worde that I haue spoken vnto you now, shall iudge you in the last day.

Cooke. I pray thee tell me, who is head of the congregation?

MarginaliaHead of þe Church.Iack. I aunswered and sayde: Christ is the head.

Cook. But who is head in earth?

Iack. I sayd: Christ had members here in earth.

Cooke. Who are they, quod he?

Iack. They, quod I, that are ruled by the word of god.

Cooke. You are a good fellow, quod he.

Iack. I am that I am, quod I.

Cooke. Then he sayde to my keeper, haue him to prison agayne.

Iack. I am contented with that, quod I: and so we departed. I aunswered no further in this matter, because I thought he shoulde not haue my bloude in a corner. But I hope in the liuing God, that when the time shall come before the congregation, I shall shake their building on an other maner of fashion. MarginaliaThe building of þe Papistes be but daubed walles.For they builde but vppon sande, and theyr walles bee daubed with vntempered morter, and therfore they cannot stand long.

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Therfore good brothers and Sisters, be of good chere, for I trust in my God, I, and my other prison fellowes shall go ioyfully before you, praysing God most hartely, that we are coūted worthy to be witnesses of his truth. I pray you accept my simple aunswere at this time, committing you vnto God.

¶ Of this Iohn Iackeson, besides his foresayd aunsweres and examination before Doctour Cooke one of the Commissioners, no more as yet came vnto our handes. 

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This is flatly disingenuous. Foxe had a number of letters to Jackson which revealed that Jackson was opposed to predestination and held other opinions which Foxe regarded as heretical (see BL, Additional MS 19400, fos. 62r-63r and ECL MS 260, fos. 27r, 239r-v and 244r-245v.

Partly because of Foxe's reticence we do not know whether Jackson survived Mary's reign or not.

The examination of Iohn Newman Martyr, which is to be referred to his story before, pag. 1864. 
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Examination of John Newman

This material was only introduced in the 1570 edition and considerably out of chronological order, indicating that Foxe obtained these documents while the edition was being printed. Interestingly, Foxe never tried to integrate these materials with his earlier narrative of Newman's martyrdom until the 1583 edition and this attempt was bungled, creating a confusing repetition of documents.

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MarginaliaReferre thys to the pag. 1864.IOhn Newman first was apprehended in Kent, dwellyng in the town of Maydstone, & there was examined before. D. Thornton 

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Foxe earlier claimed that Newman and John Denley was arrested in Essex when they were intercepted by Sir John Tyrell when the two were carrying a letter to the martyr John Simpson. If that account is correct, the question arises: when was Newman examined by Thornden whose jurisdiction was in Kent, not Essex? One possible explanation was that Newman had been arrested in Kent before his final arrest in Essex and had been released; possibly because he had recanted. If this is the case, Foxe may well not have wanted to mention this initial recantation.

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Suffragan, & others, at Tēterdē. Frō thēce he was brought to Boner, & there condemned with M. Denley & Pachinghā, and burned at Saffran Walden, as is before storyed. But because his examination and aunsweres before þe Suffragan came not thē to my hādes, I thought here in this place to bestow thē, rather then they should vtterly be suppressed. And first what his answere was by writing to the sayd Suffragan, after his apprehension, you shall heare by the tenour of his own wordes as folow.

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MarginaliaThe copie of Ioh. Newmās wordes in writing to D. Thornton.IT may please you to vnderstand, that for the space of all the time of kyng Edwards raigne, we were diligētly instructed with continuall Sermons made by such mē whose faith, wisedome, learning & vertuous liuing, was commended vnto all men, vnder the kynges hand and seale, and vnder the handes of the whole Coūsell. These men taught diligently a long time, persuading vs by the allegations of Gods word, that there was no transubstantiation, nor corporall presence in the Sacrament. Their doctrine was not beleued of vs sodenly, but by their cōtinuall preaching, & also by our continuall prayer vnto God that we might neuer be deceaued: but if it were true, that God would incline our hartes vnto it: and if it were not true, that we might neuer beleue it. We wayed that they laboured with Gods word, and we asked the aduise of our frendes: neither could we finde that they preached false doctrine. We considered also, as we did learne, that the kynges grace and his Counsell, and the most part of the whole Realme, beleued as they taught, because no man preached the contrary. Also we know that the preachers were cōmaunded by the kyng and lawess of the Realme, to preach vnto vs such doctrine, as was to the authoritie of Gods word, agreable and no other. And by their diligent settyng forth of it, by the kynges commaundement, and the whole consent of the whole Counsell, and by the authoritie of the Parlament, we embrased it, and receiued it, as a very infallible truth taught vnto vs, for the space of seuen yeares. Wherfore, vntill such tyme as our consciences are otherwise taught and instructed by Gods word, we cannot with sauegarde of our consciences, take it, as many suppose at this tyme. And we trust in God that þe Queenes mercyfull highnes, neither yet her most honorable Coūsell will in a matter of faith vse compulsion, nor violēce, because fayth is the gift of God, and commeth not of mā,

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