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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1704 [1678]

Quene Mary. B. Ridley lamēting the state of Engl. with coūsaill what to do in the same.

MarginaliaAnno. 1555., but he said it to all) MarginaliaMath. 16.whosoeuer wil folow me, let him forsake or denie himselfe, and take vp his crosse and folowe mee: for whosoeuer will saue his life, shall lose it (he meaneth whosoeuer will, to saue his life, both forsake or leaue hym and his truth): and whosoeuer shall loose his life for my cause, and the Gospels sake, shall saue it: For what shall it profite a man if he shall winne the whole worlde and lose his owne soule? his owne life? or what shall a man geue to recompence that losse of his owne life, and of his owne soule? Whosoeuer shalbe ashamed of me and my words (that is to confesse me and my gospell) before this adulterous and sinfull generation, of hym shall the sonne of man be ashamed when he cometh in the glory of his father, with the holy Angels. MarginaliaMark. 8. Know thou O man of God, that all things are ordained for thy behoufe, and to the furtherance of thee, towardes thy saluation. All thinges (saith Paul) worketh with the good to goodnes, euen the enemyes of God, and suche kind of punishmentes whereby they goe about to destroy them, shall be forced by Gods power, might, & fatherly prouidēce, for to do them seruice.

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It is not as the wicked thinketh, that pouertie, aduersitie, sicknes, tribulation, yea painfull death of the godly, be tokens that god doth not loue them: but euen cleane the contrary, as all the whole course of scripture doth euidently declare: for then hee woulde neuer haue suffered his moste derely beloued the Patriarkes to haue had suche troubles, his Prophetes, his Apostles, his Martyrs and chiefe Champions and maintainers of his truthe and Gospell, so cruellye of the wicked to haue bene murdered and slaine. Of the whiche some were racked (as the Apostle saith) and woulde not bee deliuered, MarginaliaHeb. 11.that they might receiue a better resurrection. Some were tried by mockynges and scourginges, yea moreouer by bondes and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were hewen and cut asunder, they were tempted, they were slaine with the sworde, they wandered vp and doune in sheepe skinnes & Goates skinnes, beyng forsaken, afflicted & tormented: suche men as the world was not worthy to haue, wandryng in wildernesse, in mountaines, in dennes and caues of the earth. Al these were approued by the testimony of faith, and receiued not the promise, because god did prouide better for vs, that without vs they should not be cōsummated. They tary now for vs vndoubtedly, longing for the day: but they are commaunded to haue pacience yet (saithe the Lord) a little while, vntill the number of their fellowe seruauntes be fulfilled, and of their brethren which are yet to be slaine, as they were.

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Now (thou O man of God) for our Lordes sake, let vs not for the loue of this life, tarye them to long, and be occasiō of delay of that glorious cōsummation, in hope and expectation whereof they departed in the Lord, and the whiche also the liuing endued with gods spirite, ought so earnestlye to desire and to grone for with all the creatures of GOD. Let vs all with Iohn the seruaunt of God, crye in our hartes vnto our Sauiour Christ: MarginaliaApocalip. 22.Veni domine Iesu, 

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Ridley, citing Revelation 22. 20.
Foxe text Latin

Veni domine Iesu

Foxe text translation

come Lord Iesu come

Actual text of Revelation, 22. 20. (Vulgate)

[etiam venio cito amen] veni Domine Iesu.

[Accurate citation.]

come Lord Iesu come. For then when Christ which is our life, shall be made manifest and appeare in glory, then shal the children of God appeare what they be, euen like vnto Christe: for this our weake body shall be transfigurated and made like vnto Christes glorious body, and that by the power wherby he is able to subdue vnto hymselfe al thinges. Then, that whiche is nowe corruptible, shall bee made incorruptible: that is now vile, shall then be made glorious: that is nowe weake, shall rise then mightie and strong: that is grosse and carnall, shal be made fine and spirituall, for then wee shall see and haue the vnspeakeable ioy and fruition of the glorious maiestie of our Lorde euen as he is.

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Who or what then shall let vs to ieoparde, to ieopard? 

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'Let us to jeopard', i.e., prevent us from risking.

yea, to spende this life whiche wee haue here, in Christes cause? in our Lord God his cause? O thou therfore man of God, thou that art loden, and so letted  
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like vnto a great bellied woman, that thou canste not flie the plague, yet if thou lust after suche thinges as I haue spoken of, stande faste what soeuer shall befall, in thy maisters cause: and take this thy letting to flie, for a callyng of GOD to fight in thy Maister Christ his cause. MarginaliaNothing happeneth wythout gods foresight.Of this be thou certaine, they can do nothing vnto thee, which thy father is not aware of, or hath not foreseene before: they can do no more then it shal please hym to suffer them to do for the furtheraūce of his glory, edifiyng of his Churche, and thyne owne saluation. Let them then do what thei shall, seeing to thee (O man

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of God) all thinges shall be forced to serue, & to worke with thee vnto the best before god. O be not afraid and remember the ende.

All this whiche I haue spoken for the comfort of the lamentable case of the manne whom Christ calleth the greate bellied woman, I meane to bee spoken likewise to the captiue and prisoner in Gods cause: for suche I count to bee as it were already summoned and prested to fight vnder the bāner of the crosse of Christ, & as it were Souldiers allowed and taken vp for the Lords warres, to do to their Lorde and Maister good and honorable seruice, and to sticke to hym, as men of trusty seruice in his cause, euen vnto death, & to thinke their life lost in his cause, is to win it in eternall glory for euermore.

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Therefore, now to conclude and to make an end of this treatise, I say vnto all that loue God our heauenly father: that loue Christ Iesus our redemer and Sauiour: that loue to folowe the waies of the holye ghost whiche is our comforter and sanctifier of all: vnto all that loue Christes spouse and body, the true catholick church of Christ, yea that loue life and their owne soules health: I say vnto all these, hearken my deare brethren and sisters, all you that be of God, of all sortes, ages, dignities, or degrees: harken to the worde of our Sauiour Iesus Christe spoken to his Apostles, and meant to all his in S. Mathewes Gospell: MarginaliaMat. 10.Feare not them which kill the body, for they cannot kill the soule: but feare hym more whiche may destroy and caste both body and soule into hell fire. Are not two small Sparrowes sold for a mite, and one of them shall not fall or light vppon the ground without your father? All the heares of your head be numbred. Feare them not, you are much more worth then are the little Sparrowes. Euery one then that confesseth mee before menne, hym shall I likewise confesse before my father whiche is in heauē. But whosoeuer shal deny me before men, I shal deny him likewise before my father which is in heauen.

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The Lorde graunte vs therefore of his heauenlie grace and strength, that here we may so confesse him in this world amongst this adulterous and sinfull generation, that he may confesse vs againe at the latter day before his father whiche is in heauen, to his glory and our euerlastyng comfort, ioy and saluation.

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To our heauenly Father, to our Sauiour and redemer Iesus Christ, and to the holy ghost, be all glory and honour now and for euer. Amen.

Thus with the death and Martyrdome of these two learned Pastors, and constant Souldiers of Christe, M. Latimer, and B. Ridley, you haue diuers of their letters and other writyngs of theirs expressed, with the Farewels also of B. Ridley, wherin he toke his leaue of the worlde, takyng his iourney to the kingdome of heauen. Diuers and sondry other treatises of his remaine also in my hande both in Latine and Englishe, whereof ye shall see (GOD willing) the effect and contents, in the forepromised Appendix, which I purpose by the Lords grace after the finishyng of these stories, to adioyne. 

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Note that Foxe changed this passage in the 1583 edition, deleting the reference to his planned appendix of the writings of the martyrs. By this time, the planned appendix had been abandoned.

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¶ The death and ende of Stephen Gardiner Bishop of Winchester. 
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The Death of Stephen Gardiner

The account of Gardiner's character and career first appeared in the 1563 edition along with Ridley's treatise on the theological differences between Gardiner and other catholics. In the 1570 edition, Foxe expanded this account with a diatribe of his own on Gardiner's inconstancy. He also moved Gardiner's sermon from Book IX, where it had been placed in the 1563 edition, to here. He also added quotations from Gardiner's works which appeared to attack catholic doctrines, and William Turner's attack on Gardiner. Enzinas?s letter describing Gardiner's hostile reception at Louvain was also moved from Book IX, where it had been printed, to this section of the book. There was no changemade to this material in 1576, but in 1583, material was added to show Henry VIII's distrust of Gardiner. Another account of Stephen Gardiner's death was also added to this edition.

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The death of Steuen Gardiner, enemie to Gods word.
THe next moneth, after the burnyng of Doct. Ridley and M. Latimer, which was the moneth of Nouember, Stephen Gardiner Bishop and Chauncellour, a man hated of God and all good men, ended his wretched lyfe. Concernyng the qualities, nature, and disposition of which man, for somuch as somewhat hath bene declared before in the story of Kyng Edwards reigne, I shall neede therfore the lesse now to stand greatly vppon the same. Firste, this Vipers byrde crept out of the town of Bery in Suffolk, brought vp most part of his youth in Cambridge, his wit, capacitie, memory, and other induments of nature not to bee complained of, if he had well vsed and rightly applied the same: wherein there was no great want of gods part in him, if he had not rather hym self wanted so þe goodnes of his giftes. Through this promptnes, 

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Readiness, energy.

actiuitie, and towardnes  
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Willingness to learn.

of his, he profited not a little in suche studies as hee gaue his head vnto, as first in the law ciuill, then in languages and suche other like, especiallye in those artes and faculties, whiche had any prospect to dignitie and preferment to be hoped for. Besides other ornamentes or helpes of nature, memory chiefly semed in hym very beneficiall, rather then diligence of study.

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MarginaliaThe vices of Winchester described.To these giftes and qualities were ioyned agayne as great or greater vices, which not so much followed

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