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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Quene Mary. The Examination and Martyrdome of vij. burnt in Smithfield.

MarginaliaAn. 1558. Iune.and so are at this present, that the sayd English seruice, the sayd booke of common prayer, the said booke of communion, and the sayd religion and fayth so set forth and vsed in King Edwardes time, might now agayne be restored, set foorth, and vsed, and your selfe freely at your liberty, without any restraynt, or letters to vse it: and also in all poyntes and thinges to doe therin, as ye did, especially in the latter dayes of the sayd Edward the sixt.

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Marginalia13.Thirtene, ye haue of late bene charitably sent to from me the Byshop of London, and also by mouth exhorted that where of late ye did leaue your Churches, and went in the tyme of diuine seruice into the fieldes & prophane places, to read English Psalmes, and certaine English bookes, ye would leaue of that, and beyng out of prison, and at your libertie, come in to your own Parish Churches, there to heare Mattins, Masse, and Euensong, after the common order of the Churches of this Realme, and to make due confession of your sinnes to your owne Curate, and receiue at his handes (as of the minister of Christ, hauyng therin sufficient authoritie) absolution of your sinnes, heare Masse, receiue the Sacrament of the altar, with a true fayth, accordyng to the belief of the Catholicke Church, and obserue all other the rites and customes of the said Catholicke church vsed in this realme of Englād, aswell in goyng in processiō after the Crosse, as also otherwise generally.

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Marginalia14.Fourtene, ye beyng so required, haue refused, and do refuse so to do, saying amongest other vayne and light wordes, that forasmuch as ye were imprisoned by the space of 6. weekes, not knowing wherwith ye were charged, your peticion should be and was, that ye might first aūswere to your former cause, and then ye would be ready to aunswere me the sayd Byshop to all that by me should be layd to your charge.

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¶ Vnto the which Articles, all the fornamed 7. (onely Reynold Eastland excepted) made aunswere in effect as hereafter foloweth.

¶ The aunsweres of the forenamed persons to the Articles aforesayd.

Marginalia1. MarginaliaTheir aunsweres to the articles aforesayd.TO the first Article they aunswered all affirmatiuely. Roger Holland addyng that hee came not to their Latin seruice these. 2. yeares before.

Mathew Ricarby added that he came not to church since Latin seruice was reneued, because it is agaynst the word of God, and Idolatry cōmitted in creping to the Crosse.

Henry Pond added, if he had licēce then to go to church, he would.

Marginalia2.To the. 2. Article they all aunswered affirmatiuely: Henry Pond adding as in the first Article. Iohn Floyd added that the Latin seruice then vsed, was set vp by man, and not by God, and this he learned (he sayd) in kyng Edwardes dayes, which be beleued to be true. Robert Southam added, that hee refused to come to Church, because it is furnished with idols, and because the sacrament of the altar he beleued to be an idoll.

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Marginalia3.To the 3. Article they all aūswered affirmatiuely. For they sayd, that the customes, rites, and ceremonies of the Church then vsed, are not agreable to Gods word.

Marginalia4. 5.To the. 4. and fifth Articles they all aunswered affirmatiuely, adding that they beleued no Priest hath power to remit sinne.

Marginalia6.To the. 6. Article 

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Iohn Holyday, Henry Pond, and Robert Southam aunswered, that since the Queenes Maiesties reigne, but Robert Southam added, not for. x. yeares before, he had receiued the Sacrament of the altar, either at their Curates hādes or any other Priest. Iohn Floyd, Mathew Ricarby, and Roger Holland aunswered affirmatiuely, addyng in effect that the Sacrament of the altar is no Sacrament approued by the word of God. &c.

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Marginalia7.To the. 7. Article they all confessed the contentes therof to be true in euery part: Henry Pond addyng that he knoweth not nor beleueth any such Sacramēt called the Sacramēt of the altar, but confesseth þe Sacrament of the Lordes Supper, and beleueth that to be approued. Iohn Floyd added that those that kneele and worshyp the Sacrament of the altar commit idolatry. &c.

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Marginalia8. 9. 10.To the. 8. 9. 10. Articles, they all confessed the contētes of those Articles to be true. But Iohn Holyday, Henry Pond, and Iohn Floyd added, that they do allow the Latin seruice for them that vnderstandeth the same, so farre forth as it agreeth with Gods word. For some part ther of is not agreable to Gods worde (they sayd): but to such as do not vnderstand the sayd seruice in Latin, they

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do not allow it, for it doth not profite them. Robert Southam added and sayd, that it was a fonde question to aske a simple mā, whether the Latin seruice be good and lawfull. Mathew Ricarby and Roger Holland denied the seruice in Latin to be good.

Marginalia11.To the. 11. Article, they all cōfessed the same to be true in euery part, sauing Henry Pond, and Mathew Ricarby, who aunswered in effect that they could not iudge therof, but leaue them to be tryed by the word of God.

Marginalia12.To the. 12. Article, they graunted & confessed the same to be true, and desired of God that the seruice were in the Englishe agayne.

Marginalia13.To the. 13. Article they all graunted and confessed the same to be true.

Marginalia14.To the. 14.Article they all graunted and confessed the same to be true in euery part.

Thus haue ye the aūsweres of these mē to the foresayd Articles, saue that Reginald Eastland required to aunswere therunto, refused so to do, MarginaliaAn oth to end a strife laufull, but to begin a strife it is vnlawfull.alledgyng that hee knoweth that to end a strife an oth is lawfull, but to begin a strife an oth is not lawfull, and therefore he now refuseth to take his oth in the begynnyng of this matter agaynst him. Whereupon beyng charged by the Byshop, he said: for his not aunswering to the Articles, he was content to stand vnto the order of the law for his punishment, whatsoeuer it should be.

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MarginaliaThe condēnation of Reynold Eastland.The. 17. day after of the sayd moneth of Iune, the sayd Eastland appeared agayne before þe Byshop, who stāding firme in that he had said before, denyed to make any aunswere in that case. &c. Wherupō the sayd Eastland with the other. 6. his felow prisoners, were assigned by the Byshop to repayre agayne to the same place at afternoone, who beyng there present in the foresayd consistory as they were commaunded, and standyng altogether before the sayd Byshop, he begynnyng thus with them, asked thē, if he had committed them to prison. They said no, but M. Cholmley and the Recorder of London committed them to Newgate.

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Then being demaunded further by the Byshop if he had done any thing or acte to keepe them in prison, or to hinder their liberty from prison: to this they aunswered, they could not tell. Then the foresayd articles beyng agayne recited to them, all they aunswered and knowledged them to be þe articles, and that they would stand to their aunsweres made to the same. Whereupon the Byshop disseuering them a part one from an other, proceeded with them seuerally, first beginning with Reginald Eastland, who there declared that he had bene vncharitably handled and talked withal since hys first imprisonment in that behalfe. Then being required to reconcile him selfe agayne to the catholicke fayth, and go from hys opinions, MarginaliaThe wordes of Eastland to the Byshop at hys condemnation.he sayd, that he knew nothyng why he should recant, and therefore woulde not conforme hym selfe in that behalfe. &c. and so the sentence was red agaynst hym, and he geuen to the secular power. &c.

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MarginaliaThe condēnation of Iohn Holiday.After hym was called in Iohn Holiday, who lykewise beyng aduertised to renounce hys heresies (as they called them) and to returne to the vnity of theyr church, sayd, MarginaliaThe wordes of Iohn Holiday.that he was no hereticke, nor did holde any heresy, neither any opinion contrary to the catholicke fayth, and so would offer hym selfe to be iudged therein. Whereupon he likewise persisting in þe same, the sentence was pronounced against him, cōdemning hym to be burnt.

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MarginaliaThe condēnation of Henry Pond.Next to him was condemned with the like sentence, Henry Pond, because he would not submit hym selfe to þe Romishe church, saying to Boner, that he had done or spoken nothing whereof he was or would be sory, but that he did hold the truth of God and no heresy. &c.

MarginaliaThe condēnation of Iohn Floyd.After whom next followed Iohn Floyd, who likewise denyed to be of the Popes church, and sayd hys mynde of the Latin seruice, that the prayers made to saintes is idolatry, and that the seruice in Latin is profitable to none but only to such as vnderstand þe Latin. Moreouer, being charged by Boner of heresy, and saying that whatsoeuer he & such other now a daies do, all

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