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. Examples of Gods punishment vpon Persecutors and contemners of his Gospell.

Marginalia1558.nistes, belly Gods of this world, & sonnes of Beliall, hypocrites, infidels, and mockers of Religion, which say in their hartes (there is no God) learne also hereby, not onely what God is, and what he is able to do, MarginaliaA lesson to all Atheistes, Epicures, and infidels.but also in this miserable creature here punished in this world, to beholde what shall likewise fall on them in the worlde to come, vnlesse they will be warned betime, by such examples as the Lord God doth geue thē.

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MarginaliaA lesson to all blasphemers and swearers.Fourthly and lastly, here may also be a spectacle for all them which be blasphemous and abominable swearers or rather tearers of God, abusing his glorious name in such contemptuous and despitefull sorte as they vse to do. Whom if neither the word & commaūdement of God, nor the callyng of the Preachers, nor remorse of consciēce, nor rule of reason, nor their wythering age, nor horye heares will admonishe: yet let these terrible exāples of Gods district iudgement somewhat moue them to take heede to them selues. For if this young mayden, who was not fully xij. yeares old, for her vnreuerent speakyng of God (and that but at one tyme) did not escape the stroke of Gods terrible hand, what then haue they to looke for, which beyng mē growen in yeares, and stricken in age, beyng so often warned and preached vnto, yet cease not continually with their blasphemous othes, not onely to abuse his name, but also most contumeliously and despitefully to teare him (as it were) and all hys partes in peeces?

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MarginaliaLeuar of Abingdō, a blasphemer of Gods Martyrs, plagued.About the yeare of our Lord. 1565. at Bryhtwell in the County of Barkshyre, vpon certein communicatiō as touchyng the right reuerent Martyrs in Christ Byshop Crāmer, Byshop Ridley and M. Hugh Latimer, there came into an house in Abyngdon one whose name is Leuar, beyng a Plowman, dwelling in Bryhtwell aforesayd, and sayd, that he saw that euill fauoured knaue Latymer when he was burned: And also in despit sayd, that he had teeth like a horse. At which tyme and houre, as neare as could be gathered, the sonne of the sayd Leuar most wickedly hāged hym self, at Shepton in þe County aforesaid within a mile of Abyngdon.

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These wordes were spoken in the hearing
of me Thomas Ienens of Abyngdon.

MarginaliaThomas Arundell Archb. of Cant.Dyd not Thomas Arundel Archbyshop of Canterbury giue sentence agaynst the Lord Cobham, and dyed hym selfe before hym, being so stricken in hys tounge, that neither he could swallowe nor speake for a certayne space before hys death? pag. 700.

MarginaliaFryer Campbell plagued.Fryer Campbell, the accuser of Patrike Hamelton in Scotland, what a terrible end he had, read before pag. 1109.

MarginaliaGods iudgement vppon Haruey a persecuting Commissary.Haruey a Commissary that condemned a poore man in Calyce, was shortly after hāged, drawen, and quartered, pag. 1408.

MarginaliaGods iust plague vpō W. Swallow.William Swallow the cruell tormentor of George Egles, was shortly after so plagued of God, that all the heare of his head, & nailes of his fingers and toes went of, his eyes welnere closed vp, þt he could scant see. His wife also was stricken with þe fallyng sicknes, with the which malady she was neuer infected before. pa. 2204.

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MarginaliaGods iuste plague vpō R. Potto.Likewise Richard Potto, an other troubler of the sayd George Eagles, vpon a certeine anger or chafe with his seruantes, was so sodeinly takē with sicknes, that fallyng vpon hys bed lyke a beast there he died and neuer spake worde. pag. 2204.

MarginaliaRichard Denton burned in hys owne house.Rich. Denton, a shrinker frō the Gospell, while he refused to suffer þe fire in the Lordes quarel, was afterward burned in his own house with ij. moe. pag. 1894.

MarginaliaFettyes wife stricken with madnes.The wife of Iohn Fetty beyng the cause of the takyng of her husband, how she was immediatly vppon the same by Gods hand strickē with madnes, and was distract out of her wittes, read before pag. 2256.

Thomas Mowse, & George Reuet, ij. persecutors,

were stricken miserably with the hand of God, and so dyed, pag. 2099.

MarginaliaRob. Edgore bereft of hys wittes.Also Robert Edgore, for that he had executed the office of a Parishe Clarke agaynst hys conscience, through anguish and griefe of conscience for the same, was so bereft of hys wits, that he was kept in chaines and bondes many yeares after. pag. 2099.

MarginaliaTwo Papists of New Colledge in Oxford drowned them selues.As touching Iohn Plankney fellow of New Colledge in Oxford, Ciuilian, and one Hanyngton, both fellowes of the same house aforesayd, and both stubborne Papistes, the matter is not much worthy þe memory: yet þe example is not vnworthy to be noted, to see what litle comfort and grace commonly followeth the comfortles doctrine and profession of Papistry, as in these ij. young men, amongest many other may well appeare. Of whom the one, which was Plankney, scholer sometime to Marshall (who wrote the booke of the Crosse) is commonly reported and knowen to them of that Vniuersitie, to haue drowned him selfe in þe riuer about Ruly, at Oxford, an. 1566: the other in a well about Rome, or as some do say, at Padua, and so being both drowned, were both takē vp with Crucifixes, as it is said of some, hāging about theyr neckes: the more pitie, that such young studentes did so much addicte their wittes, rather to take the way of Papistry, then to walke in the comfortable light of the Gospell, now so brightly spreading hys beames in all þe world, which if they had done I thinke not the contrary, but it had proued much better with them.

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MarginaliaA story of a Courtier and one of the Garde, which happened. an. 1568.Albeit (I trust) the Gospell of Christ beyng now receaued in the Queenes Court amongest the Courtiers and seruauntes of her Garde, hath framed their lyues and manners, so to lyue in the due feare of God and temperaunce of lyfe, with all sobrietie, and mercyfull compassion toward their euenchristen, that they neede not greatly any other instructions to bee geuen them in thys story: yet for so much as examples many tymes doe worke more effectually in the myndes and memoryes of men: and also partly cōsidering with me selfe, how these, aboue al other sortes of men in the whole Realme, in tyme past haue euer had most neede of such holesome lessons and admonitions, MarginaliaAdmonition to Courtiers. to leaue theyr vnordinate ryot of quaffyng & drinking, and their hethenish prophanatie of life: I thought here to set before their eyes a terrible example, not of a straūge & foreine person, but of one of their own coate, a yeoman of þe Gard, not fayned by me, but brought to me by Gods prouidēce for a warning to all Courtiers, & done of very truth no longer agoe thē in the yeare of our Lord. 1568. And as the story is true, so is the name of the partie not vnknowen, beyng called Christopher Landesdale, dwellyng in Hackney in Midlesex. The order of whose lyfe, & maner of his death beyng worthy to be noted, is this as in story here vnder foloweth.

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MarginaliaAn example of Christopher Landesdale, one of þe Garde, for all Courtiers to looke vpon.Thys foresayd Landesdale being maried to an auncient womā yet liuing, hauing by her both goodes and landes, notwithstāding liued long in filthy whoredome with a younger womā, by whom he had two children, a sonne and a daughter, and kept them in hys house vnto the day of hys death. Also when he should haue bene in seruing of God on the Sabbaoth day, he vsed to walke or ride about his fieldes, & seldome he or any of his house came to the Church after the English seruice was againe receiued. Besides this, he was a great swearer and a great drunkard, and had great delight also in making other men drunken, and would haue them whom hee made drunkardes, to call hym father, and he would call them hys sonnes: and of these sonnes, by report, hee had aboue fortie. And if he had seene one that would drinke freely, he would marke him, and spend hys money with hym liberally in ale, or wine, but most in wine to make hym the sooner drunken. These blessed sonnes of hys

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