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. Diuers preserued by Gods prouidence. Elizabeth Young examined.

Marginalia1558.Scriptures, and especially in such a part as my saluation dependeth vpon: for it is but an easie conscience that a man can make.

Hussy. But why wilt thou not sware vpon the Euāgelist before a iudge?

Eliz. MarginaliaElizabeth Young denyeth to sweare, and why.Because I know not what a booke oth is.

Hussy. Then he began to teach her the booke oth.

Eliz. Syr, I do not vnderstand it, and therfore I will not learne it.

Hussy. Then said he: thou wilt not vnderstand it: and with that rose vp and went his way.

¶ Her second examination before Doctour Martin.

MarginaliaThe second examination of Elizabeth Young.VVHo sayd to her: Woman, thou art come from beyond the Sea, and hast brought ouer with thee bookes of heresie and treason, MarginaliaElizabeth Young for bringing ouer bookes. and thou must confesse to vs who translated them, printed them, and who sent thē ouer (for once I know thee to be but a messenger): and in so doyng the Queenes highnes will be good to thee (for she hath forgiuen greater thinges then this) and thou shalt finde as much fauour as is possible. But if thou be stubburne, and wilt not cōfesse, thou wilt be wonderous euill handled: for we know the truth already, but thus we do, onely to see whether thou wilt be true of thy word or no.

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Eliz. Syr, ye haue my confession, and more then that I can not say.

Martin. Thou must say more, and shalt say more. Doost thou thinke that we will be full aunswered by this examination that thou hast made? Thou rebell whore and traytourly hereticke, thou doost refuse to to sweare vpō the Euangelist before a Iudge, I heare say. MarginaliaDoctour Martin threatneth her with the racke.Thou shalt be racked inchmeale, thou traytourly whore and hereticke, but thou shalt sweare afore a Iudge before thou goe: yea, and thou shalt be made to cōfesse how many bookes thou hast sold, and to whom.

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Eliz. Syr, I vnderstand not what an oth is, & therfore I will take no such thing vpon me. And no man hath bought any bookes of me as yet, for those bookes that I had, you commissioners haue them all.

Mart. Thou traytourly whore, we know that thou hast solde a number of bookes, yea, and to whom: and how many tymes thou hast bene here, and where thou layest, and euery place that thou hast ben in. Doost thou thinke that thou hast fooles in hand?

Eliz. No Sir, ye be to wise for me: for I cā not tel how many places I haue bene in my selfe: but if I were in Turky I should haue meate and drinke and lodging for my money.

Mart. MarginaliaElizabeth Young charged for speaking agaynst the Queene.Thou rebell whore, thou hast spoken euill wordes by the Queene, and thou dwellest amongest a sort of traytours and rebels that can not geue the Queene a good word.

Eliz. I am not able to accuse any man thereof, nor yet is there any man that can approue any such thinges by me as ye lay vnto my charge. For I know by Gods worde, & Gods booke hath taught me what is my duty to God, and vnto my Queene, and therefore (as I said) I am assured that no man liuing vpon the earth can proue any such thinges by me.

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Mart. Thou rebell and traytourly whore, thou shalt be so racked and handled, that thou shalt be an example to all such traytourly whores and heretickes: And thou shalt bee made to sweare by the holy Euangelist, and confesse to whom thou hast solde all and euery one of these hereticall bookes that thou hast sold: for we know what number thou hast solde, and to whom: but thou shalt be made to confesse it in spite of thy bloud.

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Eliz. Here is my carkas: doe with it what ye will, and more then that can ye not haue. Master Martyn, ye can haue no more but my bloud.

Then fared he as though he had bene starke mad, and sayd: Martin? why callest thou me Martin?

Eliz. Syr, I know you well inough, for I haue bene

before you ere now. Ye deliuered me once at Westminster.

Mart. Where diddest thou dwell then?

Eliz. I dwelled in the Minories.

Mart. I deliuered thee and thy husband both: MarginaliaEliz. Young and her husband deliuered by Doct. Martin. and I thought then that thou wouldest haue done otherwise then thou doost now. For if thou hadst bene before any byshop in England, & sayd þe wordes that thou didst before me, thou hadst fried a fagot: and though thou didst not burne then, thou art like to burne or hang now.

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Eliz. Syr, I promised you thē, that I would neuer be fed with an vnknowne toūg, & no more I will not yet.

Mart. I shall feede thee well enough. Thou shalt be fed, with that (I warant thee) which shall be smally to thine ease.

Eliz. Doe what God shall suffer you to doe: for more ye shall not. And then he a rose and so departed and wēt to the keepers house, and sayd to the wife: whom hast thou suffred to come to this vyle traitorly whore and hereticke to speake with her? Then sayd the keepers wife, as God receaue my soule, here came neither man, woman, nor child to aske for her.

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Mart. MarginaliaEliz. Young commaunded to close prison, to haue one day bread an other day water.If any man, woman, or childe come to aske for her, I charge thee in payne of death, that they bee layd fast, and geue her one day bread, & an other day water.

Eliz. If ye take away my meate, I trust that God wyll take away my hunger: and so he departed, and sayd that was to good for her: and then was she shut vp vnder two lockes in the Clincke, where she was before.

¶ The third examination before Doct. Martin agayne.

MarginaliaThe third examination of Eliz Young.THen was she brought before hym in his chamber within my Lord Chauncellours house. Who asked her, saying: Elizabeth, wilt thou confesse these thinges that thou hast bene examined vpon? For thou knowest that I haue bene thy frend: and in so doyng, I will be thy frend agayne: geuing her many fayre wordes, MarginaliaD. Martin seketh to know how many gentlemen were fled ouer the Sea.and then demaunding of her how many gentlemen were beyond the seas.

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Eliz. It is to much for me to tell you how many are vpon the other side.

Mart. No, I meane but in Frankford and in Emden, where thou hast bene.

Eliz. Syr, I did neuer take accompt of them: it is a thing that I looke not for.

Mart. When shall I heare a true word come out of thy mouth?

Eliz. I haue tolde you the truth, but because that it soundeth not to your mynde, therefore ye will not credit it.

Mart. Wilt thou yet confesse? and if thou wilt, that that I haue promised, I will do: and if thou wilt not, MarginaliaEliz. Young agayne threatned with the racke.I promise thee thou must goe euen from hence to þe racke, and therefore confesse.

Eliz. I can say no more then I haue sayd.

Mart. Well, for as much as she wil confesse no more, haue her away to the racke, and thē she will be marred. Then aunswered a Priest that sat there, and sayd: woman taken an oth, and confesse. Wilt thou be hurt for other men?

Eliz. MarginaliaShe agayne refuseth to sweare to accuse other.I can confesse no more then I haue. Do with my carkas what ye will.

Mart. Did ye euer heare the like of this hereticke? What a stoute hereticke is this? We haue þe truth, and we know the truth, & yet looke whether she will cōfesse. There is no remedy but she must needes to the racke, and therefore away with her, and so commaunded her out of the dore, and called her keeper vnto hym, and sayd to him: There is no remedy but this hereticke must be racked: and talked with him more, but what it was she heard not. Then he called her in agayne, and sayd: wilt thou not confesse and keepe thee from the racke? I aduise thee so to do: for if thou wilt not, thou

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