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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Q. Mary. Diuers preserued by Gods prouidence. Elizabeth Young examined.

Marginalia1558.tures, and especially in such a part as my saluation dependeth vppon: for it is but an easie conscience that a man can make.

Hussy. But why wylt thou not sweare vpon the Euangelist before a Iudge?

Eliz. MarginaliaElizabeth Young denieth to sweare and why.Because I know not what a booke oth is.

Hussy. Then he began to teach her the booke oth.

Eliz. Syr, I do not vnderstand it, and therefore I wyll not learne it.

Hussy. Then said he: thou wylt not vnderstand it: and with that rose vp and went his way.

¶ Her second examination before Doctour Martin.

MarginaliaThe second examination of Elizabeth Young.WHo said to her: Woman, thou art come from beyond the sea, and hast brought ouer with thee bookes of heresie and treason, MarginaliaElizabeth Young for bringing ouer bookes. and thou must confesse to vs, who translated them, printed them, and who sent them ouer (for once I knowe thee to be but a messenger:) and in so doyng the Queenes highnes wyl be good to thee (for shee hath forgeuen greater things then this) and thou shalt find as much fauour as is possible. But if thou be stubborne, and wylt not confesse, thou wylt be wondrous euyll handled: for we knowe the truth alredy, but thus we do, only to see whether thou wilt be true of thy word, or no.

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Eliz. Syr, ye haue my confession, and more then that I can not say.

Martin. Thou must say more, and shalt say more. Doost thou thinke that we wyll be full answeared by this examination that thou hast made? Thou rebel whoore and traytourly heretike, thou doost refuse to to sweare vpō the Euangelist before a Iudge, I heare say. MarginaliaDoctour Martyn threatneth her with the racke.Thou shalt be racked inchmeale, thou traytourly whoore and heretike, but thou shalt sweare afore a Iudge before thou goe: yea, and thou shalt be made to confesse how many bookes thou hast solde, and to whom.

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Eliz. Syr, I vnderstand not what an oth is, and therfore I wyll take no suche thyng vppon me. And no man hath bought any bookes of me as yet, for those bookes that I had, you Commissioners haue them al.

Mart. Thou traytourly whoore, we know that thou haste sold a number of bookes, yea, and to whom: and how many tymes thou hast bene here, and where thou layest, and euery place that thou hast bene in. Doost thou thinke that thou hast fooles in hand?

Eliz. No Syr, ye be too wise for me: for I can not tel how many places I haue ben in my selfe: but if I were in Turkey I shoulde haue meate and drinke and lodgyng for my money.

Mart. MarginaliaElizabeth Young charged for speaking against the Queene.Thou rebel whoore, thou hast spoken euyl wordes by the Queene, and thou dwellest amongest a sorte of Traytours and Rebelles, that can not geue the Queene a good worde.

Eliz. I am not able to accuse any man thereof, nor yet is there any man that can approue any suche thynges by me, as ye lay vnto my charge. For I knowe by Gods worde, and Gods booke hath taught me what is my duetie to God, and vnto my Queene, and therefore (as I saide) I am assured that no man liuyng vppon the earth can approue any such things by me.

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Mart. Thou rebell and traytourly whoore, thou shalt be so racked and handled, that thou shalt be an example to al such traytourly whoores and heretikes: And thou shalt be made to sweare by the holy Euangelist, and confesse to whom thou haste solde all and euery of these hereticall bookes that thou haste solde: for we knowe what number thou haste sold, and to whom: but thou shalt be made to confesse it in spite of thy bloud.

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Eliz. Here is my carkas: do with it what ye wyll, & more then that can ye not haue. Maister Martin, ye can haue no more but my bloud.

Then fared he as though he had bene starke mad, and said: Martin? Why callest thou me Martin?

Eliz. Syr, I knowe you well enough, for I haue bene before you ere nowe. Ye deliuered me once at Westminster.

Mart. Where diddest thou dwell then?

Eliz. I dwelled in the Minories.

Mart. I deliuered thee & thy husband both: MarginaliaElizabeth Young & her husband deliuered by D. Martyn. & I thought then that thou wouldest haue done otherwise then thou doest nowe. For if thou hadst ben before any bishop in England, and said the wordes that thou diddest before me, thou hadst fryed a fagot: and though thou dydst not burne then, thou art like to burne or hang now.

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Eliz. Syr, I promised you thē, that I would neuer be fed with an vnknowen tongue, and no more I wyl not yet.

Mart. I shall feede thee well enough. Thou shalt be

fedde with that (I warrnt thee) whiche shalbe smally to thyne ease.

Eliz. Doo what God shall suffer you to doo: for more ye shall not. And then he arose, and so departed, and went to the keepers house, and said to the wyfe: Whom hast thou fuffered to come to this vile traytourly whoore and heretike to speake with her? Then saide the keepers wife, as God receiue my soule, here came neither man, woman, nor childe to aske for her.

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Mart. MarginaliaElizabeth Young commaunded to close pryson to haue one day bread, an other day water.If any man, woman, or childe come to aske for her, I charge thee in paine of death, that they be layde fast, and geue her one day bread, and an other day water.

Eliz. If ye take away my meate, I truste that God wyll take away my hunger: and so he departed, & said, that was too good for her: & then was shee shut vp vnder two lockes in the Clincke, where shee was before.

¶ The thirde examination before Doctour Martin agayne.

MarginaliaThe third examination of Elizabeth Young.THen was shee brought before hym in his Chamber, within my Lorde Chauncellours house. Who asked her, saying: Elizabeth, wylt thou confesse these thynges that thou hast bene examined vppon? For thou knowest that I haue beene thy frende: and in so doyng, I wyll be thy frende agayne: geuyng her many fayre wordes, MarginaliaD. Martyn seeketh to know how many gentlemen were fled ouer the Sea.& then demaundyng of her howe many Gentlemen were beyonde the Seas.

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Eliz. It is too much for me to tel you how many are on the other side.

Mart. No, I meane but in Frankford and in Emden, where thou hast bene.

Eliz. Syr, I dyd neuer take account of them: it is a thing that I looke not for.

Mart. When shall I heare a true worde come out of thy mouth?

Eliz. I haue tolde you the truth, but because that it soūdeth not to your mynd, therfore ye wyl not credite it.

Mart. Wylt thou yet confesse? and if thou wylt, that that I haue promised, I wyll do: and if thou wylt not, MarginaliaElizabeth Young agayne threatned with the racke.I promise thee thou must goe euen from hence to the Racke, and therfore confesse.

Eliz. I can say no more then I haue sayd.

Mart. Well, for as muche as shee wyll confesse no more, haue her awaye to the Racke, and then shee wyll be marred. Then aunsweared a Priest that sat there, and sayd: Woman taken an oth and confesse. Wylt thou be hurt for other men?

Eliz. MarginaliaShee agayne refuseth to sweare to accuse other.I can confesse no more then I haue. Doo with my carkas what ye wyl.

Mart. Dyd ye euer heare the like of this Heretique? What a stoute heretique is this? We haue the truth, and we knowe the truth, and yet looke whether shee wyll confesse. There is no remedie but shee muste needes to the Racke, and therefore away with her, and so commaunded her out of the doore, and called her keeper vnto hym, and sayde to hym: There is no remedie but this heretike must be racked: and talked with hym more, but what it was shee heard not.

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Then he called her in agayne, and sayde: Wylt thou not confesse, and keepe thee from the Racke? I aduise thee so to doo: for if thou wylt not, thou knowest not the payne yet, but thou shalt do.

Eliz. Syr, I can confesse no more. Doo with my carkas what ye wyl.

Mart. Keeper, awaye with her. Thou knowest what I sayd. Let her knowe the payne of the Racke. And so shee departed, thinkyng no lesse, but that shee should haue gone to the Racke, MarginaliaElizabeth Young commaunded agayne to the Clinke.tyl shee saw the keeper turne toward þe Clinke againe. And thus dyd God alienate their hartes and diminish their tyrannous power, vnto the tyme of further examination: for shee was brought before the Bishop, the Deane, and the Chauncellour, and other Commissioners, first and last thyrteene tymes.

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¶ The fourth examination was before the Bishop of London, sir Roger Cholmley, Doct. Cooke, the Recorder of London, Doctour Roper of Kent, and Doctour Martin, as concernyng her fayth. &c.

MarginaliaThe fourth examination of Elizabeth Yoūg.FIrste, shee beyng presented by Doctour Martin, before the Bishop of London. Doctour Martin beganne to declare agaynst her, saying: The Lorde Chancellour hath sent you here a woman, whiche hath brought bookes ouer from Emden, where all these bookes of heresie and treason are printed, and hath therewith filled all the lande with treason and heresie: neyther yet wyll shee confesse who

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