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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Q. Mary. Godly Letters of M. Iohn Philpot, Martyr.

Marginalia1555. December.of Christ our Sauiour. For whose sake in that it hath pleased thee to bryng me forth now as one of his witnesses, and a record bearer of thy veritye & truth taught by him, to giue my life therfore (to which dignitie I do acknowledge deare God, that there was neuer any so vnworthy and so vnmete, no not the theefe that hanged with him on the Crosse): I most humbly therfore pray thee that thou wouldest, accordingly aide, helpe, and assiste me with thy strength and heauenly grace, that with Christ thy sonne I may finde cōfort, with Steuen I may see thy presence & gracious power, with Paule and all others which for thy names sake haue suffred afflictiō and death, I may finde so present with me thy gracious consolations, that I may by my death glorifie thy holy name, propagate and ratifie thy veritie, comfort the harts of the heauy, confirme thy Church in thy veritie, conuert some that are to be conuerted, and so depart forth of this miserable world, where I do nothyng but dayly heape sinne vpon sinne, & so enter into the fruitiō of thy blessed mercy: wherof now geue and encrease in me a liuely trust, sense, and feeling, wherethrough the terrors of death, the tormēts of fire, the panges of sinne, the dartes of Sathan, and the dolours of hell may neuer depresse me, but may be driuen away thorough the working of that most gracious spirite: which now plenteously endue me withall, that through the same spirite I may offer (as now I desire to do in Christ and by him) my selfe wholy soule and body, to be a liuely sacrifice, holy and acceptable in thy sight. Deare father, whose I am, and alwayes haue bene, euen from my mothers wombe, yea euen before the world was made, to whom I commend my selfe, soule and body, familie, and frendes, countrey, and all the whole Church, yea euen my very enemyes, accordyng to thy good pleasure, beseechyng thee entirely to geue once more to this Realme of England, MarginaliaHe prayeth for restoring of the Gospel and peace in England. the blessing of thy word agayn, with godly peace, to the teachyng and settyng forth of the same. Oh deare father, now geue me grace to come vnto thee. Purge and so purifie me by this fire in Christes death and Passion thorough thy spirit, that I may be a burnt offeryng of sweete smell in thy sight, whiche liuest and raignest with the Sonne and the holy Ghost, nowe and euermore world without end. Amen. I. B.

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¶ Letters of Maister Philpot. 
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John Philpot's Letters

There are two letters by Philpot which are printed in the 1563 edition. One is a letter to John Careless which, in the first edition, was printed with Philpot's letters but in the second edition was printed with the letters of John Careless. The other letter was from Philpot to a group of protestant going into exile. A letter was also printed in the first edition which was wrongly attributed to Philpot (1563, pp. 1449-50). This was actually a letter by John Careless and it was reprinted among Careless's letters in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 560-64; 1570, pp. 2105-06; 1576, pp. 1817-18 and 1583, pp. 1923-24.

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Four of Philpot's letters were first printed in the Letters of the Martyrs and then reprinted in the 1570 edition. A letter from Philpot to fellow protestants, a letter on baptismand five letters to Elizabeth Fane. The letters of Philpot were unchanged in the 1576 edition, but an anonymous letter denouncing Bonner for executing Philpot was added in the 1583 edition.

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¶ A letter which he sent to the Christian congregation, exhortyng them to refraine from the Idolatrous seruice of the Papistes, and to serue God after his worde. 
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ECL 262, fos. 194r-197v is a copy of this letter; it was first printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 216-24. This letter is dated 1555 and it must have been written before Philpot was transferred from the King's Bench in late October of that year.

MarginaliaA letter of M. Philpot to the Congregation.It is a lamentable thing to behold at this present in England, the faythles departyng both of men and women frō the true knowledge & vse of Christes sincere religiō, which so plentifully they haue bene taught and do know, their own consciences bearyng witnesse to the veritie thereof. If that earth be cursed of God, MarginaliaHeb. 6.which eftsoones 

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Repeatedly, continually.

receiuyng moisture & pleasaunt dewes from heauen, doth not bryng forth fruite accordyngly: how much more greuous iudgement shal such persons receiue, which hauyng receiued from the father of heauen the perfite knowledge of his word by the ministery therof, do not shew forth Gods worship after the same? MarginaliaMat. 25.If the Lord will require in the day of iudgement a godly vsury of all maner of talentes whiche he sendeth vnto men & women: how much more will hee require the same of his pure Religion reueled vnto vs (which is of all other talentes the chiefest and most pertaining to our excercise in this life) if we hide the same in a napkin and set it not forth to the vsurie of Gods glory, and edifying of his Church by true confession? God hath kindled the bright light of his Gospell, whiche in times past was suppressed & hid vnder the vile ashes of mās traditiōs, and hath caused the brightnes therof to shine in our harts, to the end that the same might shine before mē to the honour of his name. MarginaliaMath. 5. It is not onely geuen vs to beleue, but also to confess & declare what we beleue in our outward cōuersation. For as S. Paule writeth to the Romaines: MarginaliaRom. 10.The beliefe of the hart iustifieth, and to acknowledge with the mouth, maketh a mā safe. It is all one before God, not to beleue at all, & not to shew forth the liuely workes of our belief. For Christ sayth: MarginaliaMath. 11.Either make the tree good and his fruites good, or els make the tree euill & the fruits euill, because a good tree bringeth forth good fruits: MarginaliaLuke. 12.So that the person which knoweth his maisters will & doth it not, shal be beatē with many stripes. And not all they which say Lord Lord, MarginaliaMath. 7.shall enter into the kingdome of God, but hee that doth the will of the father. And MarginaliaLuke. 9.whosoeuer in the tyme of triall is ashamed of me (sayth Christ) and of my wordes, of him the sonne of mā wilbe ashamed before his father. After that we haue built our selues into þe true church of god, it hath pleased him by geuing vs ouer into the hāds of the wicked sinagoges, to proue our building, & to haue it knowē as wel to þe world as to our selues, þt we haue ben wise builders into the true church of God vpō þe rocke, MarginaliaMath. 7. & not on the sand, & therfore

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now the tempest is risen, and the stormes doe mightely blow agaynst vs, that we might notwithstandyng stand vpright and be firme in the Lorde, to his honour and glory, and to our eternall felicitie. There is no new thing happened vnto vs, for with such tempests and dangerous weathers the church of God hath continually bene cxercised. Now once agayne as the Prophet Aggeus telleth vs: MarginaliaAggeus. 2.The Lord shaketh the earth, that those might abide for euer, whiche be not ouerthrowne.

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Therfore my dearely beloued, be stable and immoueable in the worde of God, and in the faythfull obseruation therof, and let no man deceiue you with vayne wordes: saying, that you may keepe your fayth to your selues, & dissemble wt Antichrist, & so liue at rest & quietnes in þe world, as most mē do, yeldyng to necessity. MarginaliaWisedome of the fleshe not to be harkened vnto.This is þe wisedome of þe flesh, but þe wisdome of þe flesh is death & enmitie to God, MarginaliaRom 8. 1. Cor. 6. Math. our sauiour for ensāple aptly did declare in Peter, who exhorted Christ not to go to Ierusalē to celebrate þe passeouer & there to be slayne, but counselled him to looke better to himselfe.

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Likewise the worlde woulde not haue vs to forsake it, neither to associate our selues to the true Church which is the body of Christ, whereof we are liuely members, and to vse the sacramentes after Gods worde with the daunger of our liues. But we must learne to aunswere the worlde as Christ did Peter, and say: go behynde me Sathan, thou sauourest not the thinges of God. Shall I not drynke of the cuppe which the father geueth me? MarginaliaHeb. 11. Psal. 116. For it is better to be afflicted and to be slayne in the Churche of God, then to bee counted the sonne of the kyng and the Sinagoge of false religion. MarginaliaDeath for righteousnes bringeth felicitye.Death for righteousnes is not to be abhorred, but rather to be desired, whiche assuredly bryngeth with it the crowne of euerlasting glory. These bloudy executioners do not persecute Christes Martyrs, but crowne them with euerlastyng felicity, Wee were borne into this worlde to bee witnesses vnto the truth, both learned and vnlearned.

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Now since the tyme is come that we must shew our fayth and declare whether we will be Gods seruantes in righteousnes and holynes, as haue bene taught and are bound to follow, or els with hypocrisy serue vnrighteousnes: let vs take good heede that wee be found faythfull in the Lordes couenaunt and true members of his Churche: in the which through knowledge we are ingraffed, from the which if we fall by transgression with the commen sort of people, it will more straitly be required of vs, then many yet do make accompt therof. Marginalia
Godly counsell.
Luke. 18. 3. Reg. 18. Apo. 3.
We can not serue two Masters: we may not halt on both sides, and thinke to please God: we must be feruent in Gods cause, or els he will cast vs out from him. For by the fyrst commaundement we are commaunded to loue God with all our hart, with all our minde, with all our power and strength: but they are manyfest transgressours of this commandement, which with theyr hart, mynde, or bodely power do communicate with a straunge religion, contrary to the worde of God, in the Papisticall Sinagoge, which calleth it selfe the Church, and is not. As greatly do they offend God nowe which so do, Marginalia3. Reg. the Israelites dyd in times past by forsaking Ierusalem the true churche of God, and by goyng to Bethell to serue God in a congregation of their owne settyng vp, and after theyr owne imaginations and traditions: MarginaliaGod will not be serued after mans imaginations but as him selfe prescribeth.for the whiche doyng God vtterly destroyed all Israell, as al the Prophetes almost do testify. This happened vnto them for our ensample, that we mght beware to haue anye fellowship with any like congregation to our destruction.

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God hath one Catholicke churche dispersed throughout the worlde, and therfore we are taught in our Creede to beleue one catholicke Church, and to haue communion therewith: which catholicke church is grounded vpō þe foundation of the Prophetes and of the Apostles, and vpon none other, as S. Paule witnesseth to the Ephesians. MarginaliaEphe. 2. Therefore where soeuer we perceiue any people to worship God truly after þt worde, there we may be certayne þe church of Christ to be: vnto the which we ought to associate our selues, and to desyre with the Prophet Dauid, to prayse God in þe middest of this church. MarginaliaPsal. 21. But if we behold thorough iniquitye of tyme, segregations to be made with counterfait religion, otherwise then the worde of God doth teach, wee ought then if we be required, to be companions thereof, to say agayne with Dauid: I haue hated the Sinagoge of the malignant, & wil not sit with the wicked. MarginaliaPsal. 26. In the Apocalyps MarginaliaApoc. 2.the church of Ephesus is highly cōmended, because she tryed such as sayd they were Apostles, and were not in deede, & therfore would not abyde the company of them. Further, God commaunded his people þt they should not seeke Bethell, neither enter into Gilgall where idolatrye was vsed by the mouth of his Prophet Amos. MarginaliaAmos. 5.Also we must consider that our bodies be þe tēple of god, & whosoeuer (as S. Paul teach) doth prophane the tēple of god, him the Lord will destroy. Marginalia1. Cor. 3.May we thē take þe tēple of Christ & make it þe mēber of an harlot

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