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. Censorship Proclamation 32. Our Lady' Psalter 33. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain34. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 35. Bradford's Letters 36. William Minge 37. James Trevisam 38. The Martyrdom of John Bland 39. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 40. Sheterden's Letters 41. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 42. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 43. Nicholas Hall44. Margery Polley45. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 46. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 47. John Aleworth 48. Martyrdom of James Abbes 49. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 50. Richard Hooke 51. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 52. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 53. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 54. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 55. Martyrdom of William Haile 56. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 57. William Andrew 58. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 59. Samuel's Letters 60. William Allen 61. Martyrdom of Roger Coo 62. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 63. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 64. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 65. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 66. Cornelius Bungey 67. John and William Glover 68. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 69. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 70. Ridley's Letters 71. Life of Hugh Latimer 72. Latimer's Letters 73. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed74. More Letters of Ridley 75. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 76. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 77. William Wiseman 78. James Gore 79. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 80. Philpot's Letters 81. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 82. Letters of Thomas Wittle 83. Life of Bartlett Green 84. Letters of Bartlett Green 85. Thomas Browne 86. John Tudson 87. John Went 88. Isobel Foster 89. Joan Lashford 90. Five Canterbury Martyrs 91. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 92. Letters of Cranmer 93. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 94. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 95. William Tyms, et al 96. Letters of Tyms 97. The Norfolk Supplication 98. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 99. John Hullier 100. Hullier's Letters 101. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 102. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 103. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 104. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 105. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 106. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 107. Gregory Crow 108. William Slech 109. Avington Read, et al 110. Wood and Miles 111. Adherall and Clement 112. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 113. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow114. Persecution in Lichfield 115. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 116. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 117. Examinations of John Fortune118. John Careless 119. Letters of John Careless 120. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 121. Agnes Wardall 122. Peter Moone and his wife 123. Guernsey Martyrdoms 124. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 125. Martyrdom of Thomas More126. Martyrdom of John Newman127. Examination of John Jackson128. Examination of John Newman 129. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 130. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 131. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 132. John Horne and a woman 133. William Dangerfield 134. Northampton Shoemaker 135. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 136. More Persecution at Lichfield
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1645 [1619]

Q. Mary. Persecutiō in Lichfield dioces. Rob. Glouer, Cornelius Bongey, Martyrs.

prison, to my Lord. MarginaliaM. Glouer brought agayne before the Byshop.Before whom when I came and sawe none but his officers, chaplaynes, and seruauntes, except it were an old Priest, I was partly amazed and lifted vp my hart to God for his mercyfull helpe and assistaunce.

Marginalia1555. Septemb.My Lord asked me how I liked my imprisonment. I gaue him no aunswere touchyng that questiō. MarginaliaReasoning betweene M. Glouer and the Byshop.He proceeded to perswade me to bee a mēber of his Church, which had cōtinued so many yeares. As for our church (as he called it) it was not knowen, he sayd, but lately in K. Edwardes tyme.

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I professe my selfe to be a member of that Church (sayd I) that is builded vpon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophetes, Iesus Christ beyng the head corner stone: and so alledged the place of S. Paule to the Ephes. MarginaliaThe true Church is alvvayes builded vp on the doctrine of the Apostles: vvhiche though it appeare not alvvayes alyke in outward sight, the fault is in the tyme, not in the Church. Tymes do altar, and vvith the tymes the outvvard face of the Church may altar somtymes appearing more, somtymes lesse, sometymes very litle, sometymes nothyng at all, according as the persecution is. Neuertheles, the truth of the Churche abydeth alvvayes one. Neyther doth it goe by number of men but by soundnes of truth. Many agreeing in one may make an vnitye: but the veritie of the vvoorde maketh the Church vvhether it be in fevv or in many.And this Church hath bene frō the begynnyng (sayd I) though it beare no glorious shewe before the world, beyng euer, for the most parte, vnder the Crosse and affliction, contemned, despised, and persecuted. My Lord on the other side, contended that they were the Church.

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Glouer. So cried all the Clergy agaynst the Prophetes of Hierusalem, saying: Templum Domini, templum Domini, 

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Jeremiah, 7. 4.
Foxe text Latin

Templum Domini, templum Domini

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The Churche, the church. &c.

Actual text of Jeremiah, 7. 4.

Templum Domini templum Domini templum Domini est.

The Churche, the Church. &c.

Byshop. And alwayes when I was about to speake any thyng, my Lord cryed, hold thy peace, hold thy peace: I commaunde thee by the vertue of obedience, to hold thy peace, callyng me a proude arrogaunt hereticke.

Glouer. I willed my Lord to burthen me with some specialties, and then to cōuince me with some Scriptures and good learnyng.

Then my Lorde began to moue certaine questions. I refused to aunswere him in corners, requiryng that I might make my aunswere openly. He sayd I should aunswere him there. I stode with him vpon that poynt vntill he sayd I should to prison agayne, and there haue neither meate nor drinke till I had aunswered him.

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Then I lifted vp my hart to God, þt I might stand & agree with the doctrine of his most holy word.

Byshop. The first question was this: MarginaliaThe first many Sacramentes Christ instituted to bee vsed in the Church?

Glouer. The Sacrament of Baptisme, said I, and the Sacrament that he instituted at his last Supper.

Bysh. No more sayd he?

Glo. To all those that declare a true and vnfayned repentaunce, a sure hope, trust, and confidence in the death of Christ, to such Ministers (I graūt) that they haue authoritie to pronounce by the power of Gods word, the remission of sinnes. MarginaliaPower by Gods word in the ministery to remitte sinnes.

Here interruptyng me he would needes beare me in hand that I called this a Sacrament. I would not greatly contend with him in that poynte, because that matter was of no great waight or importaunce: although he in so doyng, did me wrong for I called it not a Sacrament.

MarginaliaSecond question.Hee asked me further whether I allowed their confession.

I sayd no.

MarginaliaThird question.Byshop. Then hee woulde knowe my mynde what I thought of the presence of Christes body in the Sacrament.

Glouer. I aunswered that their Masse was neither Sacrifice nor Sacrament, because (sayd I) you haue taken away the true institution, which when you restore agayne, I will tell you my iudgement concernyng Christes body in the Sacrament.

And thus much did this woorthy Martyr of GOD leaue behynde him by his owne hand in writyng concernyng the manner of his vsing and entreating in prison, and also of his conflictes had with the Byshoppe and hys Chauncellour. Moe examinations he had (no doubt) with the Byshoppe in the publicke Consistory, when hee was brought foorth to be condemned, whiche also he would haue left vnto vs, if either length of lyfe, or laysure of tyme, or hast of execution had permitted him to finishe that he intended: 

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This more cautious declaration replaced a more sweeping statement in the 1563 edition that Glover wrote nothing in prison besides the letter to his wife. Bull, however, had found another letter of Robert Glover to his family (Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 542-43).

but by reason of the writte of his burnyng beyng come downe from London, lacke of tyme neither did serue him so to do,  
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The authorities did not waste time with Glover; he was condemned on 30 August 1555 (PRO C/85/64, fo. 12r) and burned on 20 September 1555.

neither yet could I get the Recordes of his last examinations, wheresoeuer they are become.  
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It is interesting that Foxe was able to find records for Cornelius Bungay, who was executed along with Glover, but not for Glover himself.

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Onely this whiche I could learne by relation of one Austen Bernher 

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Bernher was the amanuensis and confidante of Hugh Latimer, the uncle of Robert Glover's wife Mary. Bernher was undoubtedly Foxe's source for this story.

a Minister and a familiar frend of his, concernyng the goyng to his death I can reporte, that the sayd blessed seruaunt of the Lord Maister Robert Glouer, after he was condemned by the Byshop, and was now at a poynt to be deliuered out of this world, it so happened, that two or three dayes before, his hart beyng lumpish and deso-

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late of al spirituall consolation, felt in him selfe no aptnes nor willyngnes, but rather a heauines and dulnes of spirite, MarginaliaRob. Glouer destitute for a tyme of the Lordes comfort.full of much discomfort to beare that bitter Crosse of Martyrdome ready now to be layd vpon him.

Wherupon he fearyng in him selfe, lest the Lord had vtterly withdrawne his wonted fauour from him, made hys mone to this Austen his frend aboue remembred, signifiyng vnto him, how earnestly he had prayed day and night vnto the Lord, and yet could receaue no motion nor sense of any comfort from him.

Vnto whom the sayd Austen aunsweryng agayne, willed and desired him paciently to wayte the Lords pleasure and how soeuer his present feelyng was, yet seyng his cause was iust and true, he exhorted him constantly to sticke to the same, and to play the man, MarginaliaThe Lord for a tyme may wythdraw his comfortes, but at length he visiteth agayne his seruauntes.nothing misdoubtyng but the Lord in his good time would visite him, and satisfie his desire with plenty of consolatiō, whereof (he sayd) he was right certayne and sure, and therfore desired him, when soeuer any such feelyng of Gods heauenly mercies should begyn to touch his hart, that then he would shew some signification therof, wherby he might witnes with him þe same, and so departed from hym.

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The next day, when the time came of his Martyrdome, as he was goyng to the place and was now come to the sight of þe stake, although al the night before praying for strength and courage he could feele none, sodenly he was so mightely replenished with Gods holy comfort and heauenly ioyes, that he cryed out clapping his handes to Austen, and saying in these woordes: Austen, he is come, he is come, &c. MarginaliaRob. Glouer receaueth agayne comfort of the Lord. and that with such ioy and alacritie, as one seemyng rather to be risen from some deadly daunger, to liberty of life, then as one passing out of the world by any paynes of Death. Such was the chaunge of the meruelous workyng of the Lordes hand vpon that good man.

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¶ Cornelius Bongey fellow Martyr with Master Robert Glouer.

MarginaliaCornelius Bongey, Martyr.IN the same fier with him was burned also Cornelius Bongey a Capper of Couentry, and condemned by the sayd Radulph Byshop of Couentry and Lichfield. As concernyng the Articles which were to hym obiected, the effect therof was this.

MarginaliaArticles obiected to Cornelius Bongey. 

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BL, Harley 421, fo. 80r-v is the original of the articles charged against Bungay. The version Foxe printed is accurate; unfortunately there is no surviving copy of Bungay's answers to the articles.

First it was articulate agaynst him, that these three yeares last, in the City of Couentry and Lichfield, and other places about, he dyd hold, mayntayne, argue and teach, that the Priest hath no power here to absolue anye sinner from hys sinnes.

Secondly, that by Baptisme synnes be not washed away, because he sayd that the washyng of the fleshe purgeth the flesh outwardly, and not the soule.

Thirdly, that there be in the Church onely two Sacramentes, that is, Baptisme, and the Lordes Supper.

Fourthly: that in the Sacrament of their popish aulter, was not the real body and bloud of Christ, but the substance of bread & wyne there remayning stil, because S. Paul calleth it bread and wyne. &c.

Fiftly, that he within the compasse of the sayd yeares and time, did holde, mayntayne and defend, that the Pope is not the head of the visible church here in earth. &c.

Sixtly, that he was of the dioces and iurisdiction of the Bishop of Couentry and Lichfield. &c.

Seuenthly, that the premises are true, manifest, and notorious, and that vpon the same there hath ben and is a publicke voyce and fame, as well in the places aboue rehearsed, as in other quarters also about. &c.

¶ Hys aunsweres.

MarginaliaHis aunsweres to the Articles.Vnto the which articles he aunsweryng agayne, to the first he graunted, and to euery part therof, meaning after the Popishe maner of absolution.

The second he graunted first, after reuoked the same.

To the thyrd also he graunted, addyng withall, that in scripture there be no more conteyned.

To the fourth, touching the sacrament, he graunted and to euery part therof.

To the fift concernyng the Pope, likewise.

Also to the sixt he graunted and likewise to the seuenth.

Vpon these articles and his aunsweres to the same, the sayd Radulph the Bishop read the sentence, and so committed him also after the condemnation of Maister Robert Glouer, to the seculer power.

Thus thys foresayd Cornelius falsely condemned by the Byshop before mencioned, suffered at the same stake with the Christian Martyr Maister Robert Glouer at Couentry, about the. xx. day of September.

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