Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Alice Benden and other martyrs10. Examinations of Matthew Plaise11. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs12. Ambrose13. Richard Lush14. Edmund Allen15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. Priest's Wife of Exeter49. The Final Five Martyrs50. John Hunt and Richard White51. John Fetty52. Nicholas Burton53. John Fronton54. Another Martyrdom in Spain55. Baker and Burgate56. Burges and Hoker57. The Scourged: Introduction58. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax59. Thomas Greene60. Bartlett Greene and Cotton61. Steven Cotton's Letter62. James Harris63. Robert Williams64. Bonner's Beating of Boys65. A Beggar of Salisbury66. Providences: Introduction67. William Living68. The Miraculously Preserved69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. John Davis80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth99. The Unprosperous Queen Mary100. Punishments of Persecutors101. Foreign Examples102. A Letter to Henry II of France103. The Death of Henry II and others104. Admonition to the Reader
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Queene Mary. The vj. Examination of Rich. VVoodman, Martyr.

Marginalia1557. Iune.N. Harp. Well, let vs here what you say to it.

Wood. MarginaliaWoodmās confession of the Sacrament.I do beleue that when I come to receaue the Sacrament of the body and bloud of Iesus Christ, if it be truly ministred according to Christes institution, I commyng in fayth, as I trust in God I will, when so euer I come to receiue it, I beleuyng that Christ was borne for me, and that he suffered death for the remission of my sinnes, and that I shalbe saued by his death and bloudsheddyng, and so receiue the Sacrament of bread and wyne in that remembraunce, that then I do receaue the whole Christ, God & man, mystically, by faith. This is my belief on the Sacrament.

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Thē they spake all at once, saying: mystically by faith?

The fatte Priest. What a foole art thou? MarginaliaMystically.mystically by faith? thou canst not tell what mystically is.

Wood. If I be a foole, so take me: Marginaliaj. Cor. j.But God hath chosen such fooles of this would to confound such wise thinges as you are.

The fatte Priest. I pray thee what is mystically?

Wood. MarginaliaWhat is mystically.I take mystically to be þe faith that is in vs, that the world seeth not, but God onely.

Win. He can not tell what he sayth. Aunswere to the Sacrament of the aultar, whether it be not the body of Christ before it be receiued, and whether it be not the body of Christ to who soeuer receaueth it. Tell me, or els I will excommunicate thee.

Wood. I haue sayd as much as I will say: excommunicate me if you will. I am not of your Dioces. The Byshop of Chichester is myne Ordinary. MarginaliaWoodmā agayne appealeth to hys Ordinary.Let hym do it, if you will needes haue my bloud, that it may be required at his handes.

Chiches. MarginaliaM. Christopherson B. of Chichester hys Ordinary, not yet cōsecrated.I am not consecrated yet, I told you when you were with me.

Wood. No in deede, your Kyne bring forth nothyng but Cow calues, as it chaunceth now: Meanyng therby that he had not his Bulles from Rome.

Then they were all in a great rage with me, and called me altonought, and sayd I was out of my wyt, because I spake feruently to euery mans question: all the which I can not remember: But I sayd:

So Festus sayd to Paul when he spake the wordes of sobernes and truth out of the spirite of God, as I do. But as ye haue iudged me, you be your selues. You will go to hell all the sort of you, if you condemne me, if you repent it not with speede.

Wood. Then my keeper and the Shrieffes deputie Fuller, rebuked me, because I spake so sharply to them. MarginaliaWoodmā for his feruent speach rebuked. And I sayd: I pray you let me alone: I answere for my life. Then there was much ado, that I should kepe silence, & so I held my peace. Then spake the B. of Winchester and the Archdeacon of Caunterbury, saying: we goe not about to condemne the, but goe about to saue thy soule, if thou wilt be ruled & doo as we would haue thee.

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Wood. To saue my soule? nay you can not saue my soule. My soule is saued already, I prayse God therefore. There can no mā saue my soule, but Iesus Christ: and he it is that hath saued my soule before þe foundation of the world was layd.

The fatte Priest. MarginaliaThys fatte priest well seene in the Scriptures.What an heresye is that my Lord? here is an other heresye. He sayth his soule was saued before the foundations were layde. Thou canst not tell what thou sayest. Was thy soule saued before it was?

Wood. Yes I prayse God, I can tell what I say, and I say the truth. Looke in the first of the Ephesians, and there you shall finde it, where Paul sayth: MarginaliaEphes. j.blessed be God the Father of our Lord Iesus Christ, which hath blessed vs with all maner of spirituall blessinges in heauenly thinges, by Christ, according as he hath chosen vs in him selfe before the foundation of the earth was layd, that we should be holy and without blame before him, through loue, and therto were we predestinated. These be þe wordes of Paul: and I beleue they be most true. MarginaliaIesus Christ onely Sauiour of mās soule, and not man.And therfore it is my fayth, in and by Iesus Christ that saueth, and not you, nor

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any man els.

The fat Priest. What? fayth without workes? Saint Iames sayth: fayth without workes is dead, and we haue free will to doo good workes.

Wood. MarginaliaGood workes not disallowed.I would not that any of you should thinke þt I do disalow good workes. For a good faith cā not be without good workes. Yet not of our selues, but it is the gift of God, as saith S. Paul to the Phillippiās, the 2. chap. MarginaliaPhill. ij.It is God that worketh in vs both the will and also the dede, euen of good will.

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Winchest. Make an ende: aunswere to me. MarginaliaThe Archdeacon of Cant. made Ordinary by the Cardinall to examine Rich. Woodman.Here is your Ordinary, the Archdeacon of Canterbury: he is made your Ordinary by my Lord Cardinall: and he hath authority to examine you of your fayth vppon a booke, to aunswere to such articles as he wil lay to you. And I pray you refuse it not: for the daūger is great if you do. Wherfore we desire you to shew your selfe a subiect in this matter.

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Then they spake all, and sayd: loe, my Lord desireth you gently to aunswere to him, and so we do all. For if you refuse to take an othe, he may excommunicate you. For my Lord Cardinall may put whom he will in the bishops office, vntill he is consecrated.

Wood. I know not so much. If you wil geue me time to learne the truth of it (if I can proue it be as you say) I will tell you my minde in any thing that he will demaund of me, without any flattering.

Priest. My Lord and all we tell thee it is true: & therfore aunswere to him.

Wood. I will beleue none of you all, for you be turne coates, and chaungelinges, and be wauering minded, as sayth saint Iames: you be neither hoat nor cold, as sayth S. Iohn, therefore God will spew you out of his mouth. Wherefore I can beleue none of you all, I tell you truth.

Winchest. What? be we turne coates, and chaungelinges? what meanest thou by that?

Wood. MarginaliaRichard Woodman chalengeth hys iudges to be all turne coates and chaungelinges.I meane that in King Edwardes time you taught the doctrine that was set fourth then, euery one of you, and now you teache the contrary: and therfore I call you turne coates, and chaungelinges, as I may well inough. Which wordes made the most part of them quake.

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Winchest. Nay, not all, as it chaunced.

Wood. No? I pray you where were you then?

Winchest. I was in the Tower, as the Lieutenaūt will beare me record.

Wood. If you were in the Tower, it was not therefore, I dare say: it was for some other matter.

Then they tooke al hart of grace, and said: my Lord, he commeth to examine you, we thinke: if he will not aunswere to the articles, you were best to excommunicate hym.

Winc. He is þe naughtiest verlet hereticke, that euer I knew. I will reade the sentence agaynst hym.

Wood. Then they spake all at once: MarginaliaThe free speach of Woodman to the Bishops and Priestes.and I aunswered them as fast as I could. But I can not remember it all, the wordes came out so thicke, and that I spared them not (I prayse God therefore): for I spake freely.

Then they that stoode by, rebuked me, and sayd: you cannot tell to whom you speake, I thinke.

Wood. No? thinke you so? they be but men. I am sure I haue spoken to as good as they be, and better thē they will euer be, for any thing that I can see, if they repent not with speede.

Winc. Geue eare: MarginaliaWinchester about to read the sentence.for I will reade sentence agaynst you.

VVood. Will you so:? wherefore will you? you haue no iust cause to excommunicate me: and therefore if you doe condemne me you will bee condemned in hell, if you repent not: and I prayse God, I am not afrayde to die for Gods sake, if I had a hundred liues.

Winc. For Gods sake? nay for the deuilles sake. Thou sayest thou art not afrayd to die: No more was

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