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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Quene Mary. Defence of the 3. Garnesey women 3. Martyrs in Sussex. T. Moore. Mart.

MarginaliaAnno. 1556. commended then this woman, let Catholicke affection be set aside. And though the merites of her cause deserued not his commendations, yet did she neuer deserue this at M. Hardynges handes to giue her such a Kyrieleson (as they say) after her departure. Cruelty she suffered enough aliue, though M. H. had not added this cruell inuectiue to her former afflictions: wherein notwithstādyng he hurteth not her, but hurteth paraduenture him selfe, neither so much desteineth her honesty, as he blemesheth his owne. It hath been the maner of learned men in time past, with their defending oration, euer to be more ready, then to accuse. And if they dyd at any time accuse: yet neuer but enforced, neither did they accuse any but such onely as were aliue, & that neither but in such matters, wherin either the common wealth, or them selues were vehemently touched.

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Now, if this greue him so greatly, that in my story I haue termed her to be a Martyr, let him consider the cause wherfore she suffered, which was neither for felony, murder, nor whoredome, but onely for the religion in K. Edwardes time receaued, and when he hath confuted that religion, I shall crosse her out of the booke and fellowship of Martyrs. In the meane tyme my exhortation shalbe this to M. Hardyng:

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MarginaliaExhortation to M. Hardyng.First, that if he will nedes become a writer in these so furious & outragious dayes of ours, he will season his veyne of writyng with more mildenes and charitie, and not to giue such example of raylyng to others.

Secondly, that he will moderate his iudgyng and condemnyng of other with more equitie and indifferēcie, and not to be so rashe and partiall. For if she be to be accoūted a murderer, which so carefully went about by recantation to saue both her self and her child from the fire: what is to be sayd of them which condemned her so cruelly, and caused both her and the infant to be burned, notwithstandyng that she for safegard of their lyues had (as I said) recanted. And yet so partiall is he, that in all this inuectiue criyng out so intemperately agaynst the woman and the child that were burned, hee speaketh neuer a worde of their condemners and true murderers in deede.

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MarginaliaMurder in the spiritual Clergie noted.Thirdly, for somuch as M. Hardyng is here in hād with infanticide, and with castyng away yong childrēs liues, I would wishe, that as he hath sifted the doyngs of this woman to þe vttermost, who was rather murdered then a murderer, so hee would with an indifferent eye loke on the other side a litle vpon them of his own clergie, and see what he could finde there among those wilfull contemners of immaculate mariage. Not that I do accuse any of incontinencie, whose liues I know not, but there is one aboue, that well knoweth and seeth all things, be they neuer so secret to man, and most certainely will pay home at length with fier and brimstone when hee seeth his time. I saye no more, and not so muche as I might, following herein the Painters, which when their colours will not serue to expresse a thing that they meane, they shadow it with a veile. MarginaliaGod knoweth what spillyng and murdrying of infātes there is in the worldBut howsoeuer the matter goeth with them, whether they may or may not bee suspected touching this crime aforesaid of infanticide, most sure & manifest it is, that they are more then worthely to be accused of homicide in murdering the children and seruaūtes of God, both men and women, wyues and maydes, old & yong, blind and lame, madde and vnmadde, discrete and simple innocentes, learned with the vnlearned, and that of all degrees from the hye Archbishoppe to the Clarke and Sexten of the church, and that most wrongfully and wilfully, with such effusiō of innocēt Christian bloud,as cryeth vp dayly to God for vengeance.

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And therfore M. H. in my minde should do well, to spare a litle time frō those his inuectiues wherwith he appeacheth þe poore protestantes of murder, whom they haue murdered them selues, and exercise hys penne with some more fruitfull matter, to exhorte these spiritual fathers first to cease frō murdering of their own children, to spare the bloud of innocentes, and not to persecute Christ so cruelly in his members, as they do: and furthermore to exhorte in like maner these MarginaliaAgamistæ of ἀγαμος, whiche signifieth men vnmaried, or against mariage.Agamistes, and wilfull reiecters of matrimonie, to take themselues to lawfull wiues, and not to resist gods holy ordinance, nor encounter his institution with an other contrary institution of their owne deuising, lest perhaps they preuented by fragilitie, may fall into daunger of such inconueniences aboue touched: which if they be not in them, I shalbe glad: but if they be, it is neither theyr rayling agaynst the poore protestantes,

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nor yet their secrete auricular confession, that shall couer their iniquities from the face of the Lord, when he shall come to reuele abscondita tenebrarum, & iudicare sæculum per ignem. 

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Foxe text Latin

abscondita tenebrarum, & iudicare saeculum per ignem.

Foxe text translation

Not translated.

Translation (Wade 2003)

(to reveal) the obscurities of the darkness, and to judge the age by fire.

And thus for lacke of further laysure, I end with M. H. hauing no more at this tyme to say vnto him, but wish him to feare God, to embrace his truth, to remember him selfe, and to surcease from this vncharitable raylyng and brawlyng, especially agaynst the dead which can not aunswere him: or if he will nedes continue still to be such a vehement accuser of other, yet that he will remember what belongeth to the part of a right accuser: MarginaliaThe partes of a true accuser.First, that his accusatiō be true: secondly, that no blynd affectiō of partialitie be mixt withall: thirdly, who soeuer taketh vpon them to carpe and appeach the crimes of other, ought them selues to be sincere & vpright, and to see what may be written in their own foreheades. Whoredome and murder be greuous offenses, & worthy to be accused. But to accuse of murder the parties that were murdered, and to leaue the other persons vntouched whiche were the true murderers, it is the part of an accuser, which deserueth hym self to be accused of partialitie. As verely I thinke by this woman, that if she had bene a Catholicke Papist and a deuout follower of their Church, as she was a Protestant, she had neither bene condemned then aliue of them, nor nowe accused beyng dead of M. H. But God forgeue him, and make him a good man, if it be his will.

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¶ Three Martyrs burned at Grenestede in Sussex. 
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Dungate, Foreman and Tree

This terse account first appeared in the 1563 edition and would never be changed. The stability of this account is due to the lack of information Foxe was able to obtain about martyrs in the diocese of Chichester. The original sentence against Anna Tree remains in Foxe's papers (BL, Harley MS 421, fos. 109r-110v).

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MarginaliaIuly. xviii. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of twoo men & one woman at Grenestede in Sussex.NEre about the same time that these three women with the infant were burned at Garnesey, suffered other three likewise at Grenested in Sussex, two mē and one woman, the names of whom were Thomas Dungate, Iohn Forman, and mother Tree, who for righteousnes sake, gaue thē selues to death and tormentes of the fire, patiently abidyng what the furious rage of man coulde say or worke agaynst them, at the sayd Towne of Grenested endyng their liues, the xviij. of the sayd moneth of Iuly, and in the yeare aforesayd.

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¶ The burnyng and Martyrdome of Thomas Moore in the Toune of Leicester. Iune. 26. the yere. 1556. 
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Thomas Moor

This is the same person decribed as unnamed servant earlier in the Acts and Monuments (1563, p. 1523; 1570, p. 2095; 1576, p. 1808 and 1583, p. 1914). The reason for thisconfusing duplication is that Foxe obtained these different accounts from different sources and did not realise that they described the same person. The source for this account was the official record from the diocese of Lincoln; it had probably been copied and sent to Foxe by a friend.

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Iune. xxvi.
The burnyng of Tho Moore a simple innocēt, at Leicester.
AS the bloudie rage of this persecution, spared neither manne, woman, nor child, wife, nor maide, lame, blinde, nor creple, and so through all men and women, as there was no difference, either of age or sexe considered: so neither was there any condition or qualitie respected of any persone: but who soeuer he were that helde not, as thei did on the Pope, and Sacramente of the Altar, were he learned, or vnlearned, wise or simple innocent, al went to the fire. As maie appeare by this simple poore creature, and innocent soule named Thomas Moore, retainyng as a seruaunte to a Marchaunte mannes house in the toune of Leicester, about the age of 24. and after in maner of an housebande man, for speakyng certaine woordes, that his Maker was in heauen, and not in the Pixe, was thereupon apprehended in the countrey, beyng with his freindes. MarginaliaThomas Moore examined before the Bishoppe.Who commyng before his Ordinarie, firste was asked, whether he did not beleue his Maker there to be, pointyng to the high Altar. Whiche he denied.

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Then asked the Bishop, howe then, saied he, doest thou beleue?

The yonge man aunswered againe: as his Crede did teache hym.

To whō the Bishop saied: and what is yonder that thou seest aboue the altar? He aunsweryng, said: forsoth I cā not tell what you would haue me to se. I se there fine clothes, with golden tasselles, and other gaie gere hangyng about the pixe. What is within I can not see.

Why? Doest thou not beleue, saieth the Bishoppe, Christe to bee there, fleshe, bloud, and bone? No, that I doe not, saied he.

MarginaliaThe cōdemnation & Martyrdome of Thomas Moore. Ex Regist. Episc. Lincol.Whereupon the Ordinarie making short with him, red the sentence, and so condemned the true and faithefull seruaunt of Christ to death in sainct Margaretes churche in Leicester: 

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Moor was condemned on 20 April 1556 (PRO C/85/116/9).

who was burnt, & suffered a ioyful

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