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. The Miraculously Preserved68. William Living69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. Mistress Roberts80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Edward Benet85. Jeffrey Hurst86. William Wood87. Simon Grinaeus88. The Duchess of Suffolk89. Thomas Horton 90. Thomas Sprat91. John Cornet92. Thomas Bryce93. Gertrude Crockhey94. William Mauldon95. Robert Horneby96. Mistress Sandes97. John Kempe98. Thomas Rose99. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers100. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth101. The Unprosperous Queen Mary102. Punishments of Persecutors103. Foreign Examples104. A Letter to Henry II of France105. The Death of Henry II and others106. Justice Nine-Holes107. John Whiteman108. Admonition to the Reader109. Hales' Oration110. Cautions to the Reader111. Snel112. Laremouth113. William Hunter's Letter
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1883 [1868]

Q. Mary. Condēnatiō of M. Bucer & Paulus Phagius after their death.

MarginaliaAnno. 1556. Ianuary. 26.selues are enclined to mercy in our hartes (thē the which we protest there is nothyng vnder the sunne to vs more deare and acceptable) yet notwithstandyng, the very lawe riseth vp to reuengement, so that the common saluation of you all, whiche the lawe prouideth for, must bee preferred before the priuate charitie of our mindes. MarginaliaSathan transformyng hym self into an Angell of light. Neither ought any suche negligence to ouertake vs for our partes, that we beyng scarce yet escaped out of the shypwracke of our former calamitie, should now suffer this vnexpiable mischief, to disquiet any longer the consciences of the weake.

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MarginaliaO Lorde God? as though this were the doyng of the Vniuersitie, and not your owne.Moreouer, it is but reason that wee should doe somewhat at so earnest entreataunce and sute of the Vniuersitie. It nedeth not me to speake much of our selues. For if we had beene desirous to enterprise this matter, it had beene lawfull after the first Citation, to haue proceded to iudgement: but for because wee were willing that their defendours should bee heard, and that the matter should bee denounced and tried by law, we sent out the second processe. MarginaliaThe Wolfe pretendeth to be a Lambe.If wee had desyred reuengement, wee myght haue shewed cruelty vppon them that are aliue: of the which (alas the more pity) there are to many that embrace thys doctrine. If wee thirsted for bloud, it was not to bee sought in withered carcasses and dry bones. MarginaliaAs though the Cardinall sent you not doune before ye came to the vniuersitie.Therefore ye may well perceaue, it was no part of our willes that wee now came hether, but partly induced at the entreataunce of the Vniuersitie, partly moued with the vnworthynes of the case it self, but especially for the care and regarde we haue of your health and saluation, which we couet by all meanes to preserue.

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For you your selues are the cause of this busines: you gaue occasion of this confession, among whom this daie ought to be a notable example to remaine as a memoriall to them that shall come after: as in that which ye may learne, not only to shake of the filth which ye haue taken of these persons, but also to beware hereafter, that ye fall no more so shamefully as ye haue done. But I trust God will defende you, and geue ye mindes to kepe your selues from it.

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MarginaliaBucer & Phagius falsely accused of hypocrisie, by false hypocrites.As concerning the parties them selues, whose case now hangeth in law, they bare aboute the name of the Gospell, where as in dede they wrought nothing els than theuery & deceit. And so much the wickeder were they, in that they sought to couer so shamefull actes, with the cloke of so fayre and holy a name. Wherfore it is not to be doubted but that God will punish this despite, of it selfe wicked, to you pernicious, by the authours thereof shamefull and abominable. But if God, as he is slow to wrath and vengeaūce, will winke at it for a time, yet notwithstanding, if we vpon whom the charge of the lords flocke leaneth, should permit so execrable crimes to escape vnpunished, we should not liue in quiet one houre.

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When he had thus spoken, he recited the sentence out of a scroll, and condemned Bucer and Phagius of heresie: the forme and tenour of which sentence, framed after the Barbarous rude stile of that church, thus followeth.

¶ The sentence of condemnation agaynst M. Bucer, and Paul. Phagius. 
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The sentence condemning Bucer and Fagius was added in the 1570 edition; it was taken from the official records of the visitation.

MarginaliaThe Setence of condemnatiō against Martin Bucer, and Paulus Phagius.NOs Cutbertus Dei & Apostolicæ sedis gratia Episcopus Cestrensis, Nicolaus Ormanetus, Archipres. plebis Bodoloni Veronen. diocesis infrascripti, Reuerendi domini Cardinalis & Legati auditor, Thomas Watson Decanus Duuelmen. & Henricus Cole, Præpositus Collegij Etonen. ad Vniuersitatem studij generalis oppidi Cantabrigien. Elien. dioc. visitand. Necnon ad in quibuscunque causis in eodem oppido Cantabrigiæ, & locis ei adiacen. commorantes personas, motis, & mouendis, inquirendum & quomodolibet procedendum, & expresse ad eorum, qui in hæresi decesserint, memoriam damnandum, per literas illustrissimi ac reuerendissimi in Christo patris, domini Reginaldi Mariæ in Cosmedin, S. Romanæ Ecclesiæ Presbyteri Cardinalis Poli nuncupati, sanctissimi domini nostri Papæ & sedis Apostolicæ ad Serenissimum Philippum ac Serenissimam Mariam Angliæ Regem & Reginam, & vniuersum Angliæ Regnum de latere Legati, Commissarij, siue delegati specialiter deputati, & ad huiusmodi peragendum sufficienti facultate muniti, saluatoris & Domini nostri Iesu Christi nomine inuocato, pro tribunali seden. & solum Deum qui iustus est Dominus præ oculis habētes, per hanc nostram diffinitiuam sententiam, quam de sacræ Theologiæ, & Iurisperitorum consilio erimus, in his scriptis, in causa & causis, quæ coram nobis inter Vi-

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cecancellarium & Vniuersitatem Cantabrigien. denunciatores ex vna, & iniquitatis filios quondam Martinum Bucerum, & Paulum Phagium, natione Germanos, & in hoc oppido olim commorantes & decedentes, reos denunciatos de & super crimine hæresis notorie per eos, dū vixerint, incurso, rebusque alijs in actis causæ & causarum huiusmodi latius deductis, ex altera, partibus, in prima versæ fuerunt & vertuntur instantia, pronunciamus, sententiamus, decernimus, & declaramus prædictos.

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MarginaliaAgainst Martin Bucer.Martinum quidem Bucerum contra regulas & dogmata sanctorum patrum, necnon Apostolicas Romanæ Ecclesiæ, & sacrorum conciliorum traditiones, christianæque religionis, hactenus in Ecclesia consuetos ritus ac processus (qui singulis annis in die cœnæ domini per Romanos Pontifices celebrari & legi consueuerunt, in quibus, inter alia, Wicleffistæ, & Lutherani, & omnes alij hæretici damnati, & anathematizati fuerunt) de Sacramentis Ecclesiæ, presertim circa illorum numerum, aliter quàm sancta mater Ecclesia prædicat & obseruat, sentiendo, & docendo, ac sanctæ sedis Apostolicæ, & summi Pontificis primatum, & authoritatem negando, & publice damnādo, & præsertim hunc articulum.

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Quod Ecclesia erret in fide & moribus.

Hic in publicis commitijs expressè defendendo, & illum verum esse definiendo, & determinando, ac multa alia tam per damnatæ memoriæ Iohannem Wicleffe & id maxime.

Omnia fato & absoluta necessitate fieri.

Et per Martinum Lutherum, & alios hæresiarchas proposita & damnata, quam a se etiam inuenta & fabricata, falsa & hæretica dogmata credendo, & sequendo, ac desuper etiam libros scribendo & imprimi faciēdo, impressosque publicando in illisque scripta etiam hic publicè legendo, & in publicis disputationibus defendendo, ac in pertinacia & obstinatione huiusmodi permanendo, & decedendo, notorium non solum hæreticum, sed hæresiarcham.

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MarginaliaAgainst Paulus Phagius.Paulum verò Fagium, qui præter alia, quæ hæresim sapiunt, ab eo in suis scriptis prolata, MarginaliaPaulus Phagius for commendyng Oecolampadius, Bucer, Malācthon, and Bretåus, condēned.impiæ memoriæ Iohānem Oecolampadium, ac Martinum Bucerum prædictū, necnon Philippum Melancthonem, & Iohannem Brentium, notorios & insignes hæresiarchas, & eorum doctrinam, & in eius scriptis impressis & vulgo æditis, non solum probando, sed summis laudibus attollendo, se non solum hæreticis fauere, sed eorum falsis dogmatibus assentire, & ea credere, & probare: ad eaque credenda, alios inducere, niti manifeste se ostendit, & hic pro hæretico communiter & notoriè habitus & reputatus, in huiusmodi errore impænitens decessit, non solum hæreticorum fautorem, sed hæreticum fuisse, necnon eosdem Martinum Bucerum, & Paulum Fagium excommunicationis & anathematis, ac alias quascunque contra huiusmodi personas, tam de iure communi, quàm per literas, processuum prædictorum statutas sententias, censuras, & pœnas damnabiliter incidisse & incurrisse: & eorum memoriam condemnandam esse, & condemnamus, ac eorum corpora & ossa quæ hoc tempore perniciosissimi schismatis, & aliarum hæresium, in hoc regno vigentium, Ecclesiasticæ fuerunt temere tradita sepulturæ, quatenus ab alijs fideliū corporibus, & ossibus discerni possunt iuxta canonicas sanctiones, exhumanda, & procul ab Ecclesia proijcienda, & exhumari & proijci mandamus, & eorum libros ac Scripturas, si quæ hic reperiantur, publicè comburen. & comburi præcipimus: ac eosdem libros & Scripturas quibuscunque, tam huius vniuersitatis, quam oppidi, & locorum eis adiacentium, personis, sub pœnis, tam ex iure communi, quàm literis processuum prædictorum, seu quomodolibet alias cōtra haben. & legen. libros hæreticos statutis, interdicimus.

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After the sentence thus red, the Bishop commaunded their bodyes to be digged out of their graues, and being disgraded from holy orders, deliuered them in to the hands of the secular power. For it was not lawfull for such innocent persons as they were, abhorring from all bloudshed, and detesting all desire of murder, to put any man to death.

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¶ The effect of Doct. Pernes Sermon agaynst Master Bucer.

MarginaliaPernes Sermon againste Bucer.OVer and besides this oration & sentence of Doctour Scot, came in also Doctour Perne Vicechauncellour, with his sermon tendyng to the same effect, to the deprauing of M. Bucer, taking for his theme the place of the

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