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 deliuered by Gods prouidence. Elizabeth Young examined.

MarginaliaAn, 1558.Testamēt, as farre as euer I could heare.

Chaunc. Whom dooost thou heare read eyther the Bible or Testament, but a sort of Schismatickes, baudie Byshops, and hedge Priestes (whiche haue brought into the Churche a stinking Communion, MarginaliaThe holy Communion blasphemed. which was neuer heard of in any place in the world, but here in England) whiche haue deceaued the Kyng and all the Nobilitye, and all the whole Realme.

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Eliz. Syr it is a vile name that ye geue them al.

Chaunc. Where are al the hedge knaues become now, that they come not to their aunswere?

Eliz. MarginaliaSo many Martyrs haue beene slayne, and yet the Papistes bragge, as though none will come forth to aunswere themAunswere Syr? why, they haue aunswered both with the Scriptures and also with their bloud, and then where were you that ye came not forth to aunswere in their tymes? I neuer knewe none of you that were troubled but twayne, and that was not for Gods worde, it was for their disobedience?

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Chaunc. No, I pray you? dyd ye not know that we were killed, hanged, burned, and headed.

Eliz. Syr, I neuer knewe that any of you euer was eyther hanged, killed, burned, or headed.

Chaunc. No? dyd ye neuer heare that the Byshop of Rochester MarginaliaFisher B. of Rochester. lost his head for the supremacye of the Byshops of Rome?

Eliz. Then he dyed not for Gods word.

Chaunc. Well, thou wilt beleue nothyng but that which is written in Gods worde. MarginaliaNothing to be receaued to saluation but onely that which is found or founded in Scripture. Where canst thou finde the Sabboth daye in the Scripture, by the name of the Sabboth? For the right Sabboth daye I wyll proue to be Saterday. Or where canst thou finde the Articles of the Crede in the Scripture, by the name of the Articles? Or where canst thou finde in the Scripture that Christ went downe into hell.

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Eliz. What place or part in the Scripture can ye find for to disproue any of these thynges?

Chaunc. What priest hast thou layne withall, that thou hast so much Scripture? Thou art some Priestes woman. I thinke, for thou wilt take vpon the to reason and teach, the best Doctor in all the land, thou.

Eliz. I was neuer yet Priestes wife nor yet Priestes woman.

Chaunc. Haue I touched your conscience?

Eliz. No Syr, ye haue not touched my conscience, but beware ye hurt not your owne.

Chaunc. Thou hast read a little in the Bible or testament, and thou thinkest that thou art able to reason with a Doctor that hath gone to schole thirty yeares: and before God, I thinke if I had talked thus much with a Iewe, as I haue done with thee, she woulde haue turned ere this tyme But I may say by you as Christ sayd by Ierusalem, saying: MarginaliaBut we reed not that Christ did draw them into prisons and condemned them to be burnt that would not come.O Ierusalem, Ierusalem: how oft would I haue gathered thee together: euen as a hen gathereth her chickins, but thou wouldest not. And so woulde we gather you together in one fayth, but ye will not: and therfore your owne bloud be vppon your owne heads, for I can do no more but teach you. MarginaliaElizabeth Young deemed an hereticke because shee beleueth all thinges written and agreable to the Scripture and nothing els.Thou art one of the ranckest heretickes that euer I heard, for thou beleuest no thing but what is in þe scripture, and therfore thou art damned.

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Eliz. I doe beleue all thynges written in the scripture, and all thynges agreable with the Scripture, geuen by the holy Ghost into the Church of Christ, set forth and taught by the church of Christ, and shall I be damned because I beleue the truth, and will not beleue an vntruth?

MarginaliaElizabeth Young had to the Stockehouse, and then to the Lollardes Tower.Then the Chauncellour called þe keeper saying: Cluny take her away: thou knowest what thou hast to doe with her, and so shee departed and was brought agayne to the stockhouse, and there she lay certayne dayes and both her handes manacled in one yron: and afterward was remoued into the Lollardes Tower, and there she remayned: with both her feete in the stockes and yrons till the next tyme of examination.

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¶ The seuenth examination before the Chauncellour and the Bishops Scribe.

MarginaliaThe seuenth examination of Elizabeth Young.WHen shee was brought before the saide Chauncellour and the Scribe, the Chauncellour said vnto her: Woman, thou hast bene twise before me, but thou and I could not agree: and here be certaine articles that my Lorde the Bishop of London would that thou shouldest make aunsweare vnto, which are these: first how many sacramentes thou dost allow.

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Eliz. MarginaliaTwo Sacramentes.Syr, as many as Christes Church doth allowe, and that is twaine.

Then spake the Scribe. Thou wast taught seuen before king Edwards dayes.

Chaunc. Which two sacramentes be those that thou doost allow?

Eliz. The sacrament of the body & bloud of Iesus Christ, and the sacrament of Baptisme.

Chaunc. Doost thou not beleue that the Pope of Rome is the supreme head of the church, immediately vnder God in earth?

Eliz. MarginaliaHead of the Church.No sir, no man can be the head of Christes Churche: for Christ hym selfe is the head, and his word is the gouernour of al that be of that church, where soeuer they be scattered abroad.

Chaunc. Doost thou not beleue that the Bishop of Rome can forgeue thee all thy sinnes, hereticall, detestable, and damnable, that thou haste done from thyne infancie vnto this day.

Eliz. MarginaliaByshop of Rome.Syr, the Bishop of Rome is a sinner, as I am, and no man can forgeue me my sinnes, but he onely that is without sinne, and that is Iesus Christ whiche dyed for my sinnes.

Channc. Doost thou not know that the Pope sent ouer his Iubileis, that all that euer would fast & pray and goe to the church, should haue their sinnes forgeuē them.

The Scribe. Syr, I thinke that shee was not in the realme then.

Chaunc. Hast thou not desired God to defende thee from the tyrannie of the Bishop of Rome and all his detestable enormities? MarginaliaFrom the Byshop of Rome and all his detestable enormities.

Eliz. Yes that I haue.

Chaunc. And art thou not sory for it?

Eliz. No sir, not a whit.

Chaunc. Hast thou not said, that the Masse was wicked, and the sacrament of the altar most abominable?

Eliz. Yes that I haue.

Chaunc. And art thou not sory for it?

Eliz. No sir, not a whit.

Chaunc. Art thou content for to go to þe church and heare Masse?

Eliz. I wyll not go the church, either to Masse or Mattins, tyl I may heare it in a tongue that I can vnderstand: for I wyl be fed no longer in a straunge language. And alwayes the Scribe did write euery of these articles, as they were demaunded, and answered vnto.

Then the Scribe asked her from whence shee came.

The Chancellor said: this is shee that brought ouer al these bookes of heresie and treason.

Then said the Scribe to her: woman, where haddest thou al these bookes?

Eliz. I bought them in Hamsterdam, & brought them ouer to sell, thinking to gaine therby.

Then said the Scribe: What is the name of the booke?

Eliz. I can not tel.

The Scribe. Why? wouldest thou bye bookes, and know not their names?

Then said Cluny the keeper: Syr, my Lord Bishop dyd send for her by name, that shee should come to masse, but shee would not.

Chaunc. Yea, dyd my Lord send for her by name, & would shee not go to Masse?

Eliz. MarginaliaElizabeth Young refuseth to go to Masse.No sir, I wyl neuer go to masse, til I doo vnderstand it, by the leaue of God.

Chaunc. Vnderstand it? why, who the deuyll can make thee to vnderstand Latine, thou being so old?

Then the Scribe commaunded her to set to her hande to al these said thinges.

Elizabeth said: sir, then let me heare it read first.

Then said the Scribe: maister Chauncellor, shall shee heare it read?

Chaunc. Yea, yea, let the heretike heare it read.

Then shee heard it read, and MarginaliaElizabeth Young setteth her hand to her shee set to her hand.

¶ The eight examination before the Bishop.

MarginaliaThe eight examination of Elizabeth Young.WHen shee was brought before the Bishop, he asked the keeper: is this the woman that hath the three childrē?

And the keper said: yea, my Lord.

Bish. Woman, here is a Supplication put vnto my hands for thee. In like case there was an other supplication put vp to me for thee afore this, in the whiche thou madest as though that I should keepe thy children.

Eliz. My Lord, I dyd not knowe of this supplication, nor yet of the other.

Then said the Bishop: MarginaliaThe Deane made sute for Elizabeth Young.master Deane, is this the woman that ye haue sued so earnestly for?

The Deane. Yea, my Lord.

The Deane. Woman, what remaineth in the sacrament of the altar, when and after that the Prieste hath spoken the wordes of consecration?

Eliz. A peece of bread. But the Sacrament of Christes body and bloud, which he dyd institute and leaue amongest

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