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. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Nicholas Hall45. Margery Polley46. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 47. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 48. John Aleworth 49. Martyrdom of James Abbes 50. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 51. Martyrdom of John Newman52. Richard Hooke 53. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 54. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 55. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 56. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 57. Martyrdom of William Haile 58. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 59. William Andrew 60. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 61. Samuel's Letters 62. William Allen 63. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 64. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 65. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 66. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 67. Cornelius Bungey 68. John and William Glover 69. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 70. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 71. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 72. Ridley's Letters 73. Life of Hugh Latimer 74. Latimer's Letters 75. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed76. More Letters of Ridley 77. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 78. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 79. William Wiseman 80. James Gore 81. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 82. Philpot's Letters 83. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 84. Letters of Thomas Wittle 85. Life of Bartlett Green 86. Letters of Bartlett Green 87. Thomas Browne 88. John Tudson 89. John Went 90. Isobel Foster 91. Joan Lashford 92. Five Canterbury Martyrs 93. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 94. Letters of Cranmer 95. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 96. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 97. William Tyms, et al 98. Letters of Tyms 99. The Norfolk Supplication 100. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 101. John Hullier 102. Hullier's Letters 103. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 104. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 105. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 106. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 107. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 108. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 109. Gregory Crow 110. William Slech 111. Avington Read, et al 112. Wood and Miles 113. Adherall and Clement 114. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 115. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow116. Persecution in Lichfield 117. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 118. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 119. Examinations of John Fortune120. John Careless 121. Letters of John Careless 122. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 123. Agnes Wardall 124. Peter Moone and his wife 125. Guernsey Martyrdoms 126. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 127. Martyrdom of Thomas More128. Examination of John Jackson129. Examination of John Newman 130. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 131. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 132. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 133. John Horne and a woman 134. William Dangerfield 135. Northampton Shoemaker 136. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 137. More Persecution at Lichfield
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Queene Mary. Exa. aunsweres and christian beliefe of Iohn Newman Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno 1555. Iuly.Thornt. Yea, he is in all places, as the deitie is, if it please hym.

New. I wil promise you that semeth to me a very great heresie: for heauen and earth are not able to containe the diuine power of God, for it is in all places, as here and in euery place: & yet ye wil say, that wheresoeuer the deitie is, there is also the humanitie, and so ye wil make him no body, but a fantasticall body, and not a body in deed.

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Thornt. Nay, we do not say he is in all places as the deitie is, but if it please him he may be in all places wt the deitie.

New. I promise you that it semeth to me as great an heresie as euer I heard in my life: and I dare not grant it, lest I should deny Christ to bee a very man, and that were agaynst all the scriptures. MarginaliaThe humanitye of Christ may not be in all places.

Thornt. Tush, what shall we stand reasoning with him? I dare say he doth not beleue, that Christ came out of his mother, not openyng the matrice. Do you beleue that Christ rose from death and came through the stone?

New. I doe beleue that Christ rose from beath: but I doe not beleue that he came through the stone, neither doth the Scripture so say.

Thornt. Loe, how say you, hee doth not beleue that Christ came through the stone: & if he doth not beleue this, howe shall he beleue the other? If he could beleeue this, it were easie for hym to beleeue the other.

MarginaliaNote the grosse ignoraunce of this Suffragane.New. The scripture doth not say he went through þe stone: but it sayth the angels of God came downe and rolled away the stone, & for feare of him, the keepers became euen as dead men.

Thornt. A foole, foole, that was because that women should see that he was risen agayne from death.

New. Well, the scripture maketh as much for me as it doth for you, and more too.

Thornt. Well, let vs not stād any longer about him. Back agayne to the reall presence. How say ye, is the bodye of Christ really in the sacrament, or no?

New. I haue answered you already.

Thornt. Wel, do ye not beleue that he is there really?

New. No, I beleeue it not.

Thornt. Well, will ye stand to it?

New. I must deeds stand to it, til I be perswaded by a further truth.

Thornt. Nay, ye will not be perswaded, but stande to your owne opinion.

New. Nay I stand not to myne owne opinion, GOD I take to witnes, but only to the Scriptures of God, & that can all those that stand here witnes with me, and nothing but the Scriptures: and I take God to witnes, that I do nothing of presumption, but that that I do, is only my cōscience, & if there be a further trutht, hen I see, except it appeare a truth to me, I cannot receiue it as a truth. And seing faith is the gift of God, & commeth not of man, for it is not you that can geue me faith, nor no man els, therefore I trust ye wil beare the more wt me, seing it must be wroght by God, & when it shal please God to open a further truth to me, I shal receiue it with all my hart and embrace it.

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Thornton had many other questions, which I did not beare away: but as I do vnderstand, these are the chiefest: as for taunts, foolish, & vnlearned, he lacked none. Prayse God for his gifts, and God increase in vs strength.

The Arguments of Iohn Newman. 
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This is not something Newman wrote, but Foxe breaking Newman's arguments into syllogisms.

MarginaliaArg in the 2. figure.If the body of Christ were really and bodily in the sacrament, then whosoeuer receiued the Sacrament, receiued also the body.

The wicked receiuyng the Sacrament, receiue not the body of Christ.

Ergo, the body of Christ is not really in the sacrament.

Argument.

Ca-They which eate the flesh, and drinke the bloude of
Christ, dwell in hym. and he in them.
mes-The wicked dwell not in Christ, nor he in them.
stres.Ergo, the wicked eate not the flesh, nor drinke þe bloud
of Christ.

Argument.

Ca-They that haue Christ dwelling in them, bring forth
much fruit. Iohn. 15. He that dwelleth in me, and I in
hym, bringeth forth much fruit. &c.
mes-The wicked bryng forth no fruit of goodnes.
tres.Ergo, they haue not Christes body dwelling in them.

Argument. MarginaliaArg. in the 3. figure.

Da-Where remembrance is of a thing, there is imported
the absence thereof.
ti-Remembrance of Christes body is in the sacrament:
Do this in remembraunce of me &c.
si.Ergo, Christes body there is imported to be absent.

Mary they wil say, we see hym not with our outward

eies, but he is commended vnder the forme of bread and wyne, and that that we see, is nothing but a qualitie or an accidence. But let them shew me a qualitie or an accidence without a substance, & I wil beleue them. And thus much concernyng Newmans examinations and arguments.

The fayth of Iohn 
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Note that the name is given as Richard Newman in 1563 and corrected in 1570. The manuscript copy of this confession in Foxe's papers is signed 'RichardNewman' (ECL 261, fo. 61v). This confusion of the author's name was a result of the confession being copied and circulated among protestants; it even reached Foxe in exile.

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Newman dwelling at Maydstone in Kent, who was by occupation a Peuterer.  
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This confession of faith was printed in 1563, dropped in the next two editions and re-inserted in the 1583 edition. Foxe apparently had a copy of this document in exile, as he stated that he would print it in the Rerum (p. 513), although he never did.ECL 261, fo. 61r-v is a copy of this confession.

The Lord is the protector of my lyfe. MarginaliaAbac. 2.The iust shall lyue by fayth, and if he withdrawe hymselfe, my soule shall haue no pleasure in hym. MarginaliaHebru. 10.

MY fayth is, that there is one God which is wythout beginnyng and without endyng. This God created al things visible and inuisible. MarginaliaGen. 1. 2.And after that he had made both heauen and earth with all other creatures, hee made man, & set him in the place which he had prepared for him, which place he called Eden: he gaue to Adam hys commandements & precepts, and sayd, when so euer thou doest the thyng which I forbid, thou shalt surely die þe death: yet did man for all this, disobey God his creator, & after his sinne he fled from God, hid hymselfe, & was in a miserable desperate case. But God seeing mā in this miserable estate, because he & all his posteritie should not continue in deth, promised Adā that the womans seed shold breake the serpents head, MarginaliaGen. 3:wherby is ment þt the son of God shold become man, & destroy the deuil. Which by his subtill perswasions had deceiued Adam. Then did Adā by faith take hold of gods promise, and became the seruāt of righteousnes through the faith which he had in the promise of þe womans seed. So did Abel, Seth, Henoch, & Noe, with faithful Abraham, Isaac, & Iacob, and the rest of the faythfull vntil Christes tyme, as S. Paul sayth: they did all eate of one spirituall meat, & did all drinke of one maner of spirituall drinke. They did drinke of that spirituall rocke Marginalia1. Cor. 10.that followed thē, which rocke was Christ that saueth vs. And when the tyme was ful come, God sent his sonne made of a woman, that is, he tooke flesh of the virgin Mary, & became man, not the shadow of a man, nor a fantasticall mā, as some falsly faine, but a very natural man in all points, sinne only excepted, MarginaliaGala. 4.which God & man is Christ the promised womans seed. This Christ was here conuersant among men, for the space of 30. yeres & more, and when the tyme was come, that he should goe to hys father, he gaue vnto vs the mistery of our redemption, that we thorough fayth should eate his body, and drinke hys bloud, that we myght feed on hym through fayth to the end of the world. MarginaliaLuke. 22.After this Christ offred vp hys body on the crosse, Marginalia1. Cor. 11.to pacify his father, & to deliuer vs from the thraldome 

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Bondage, servitude.

of the deuill, in the which we were, through sinne original & actuall. And with that one sacrifice of his body once offered on the crosse, hee hath made perfect for euer all them that are sanctified. MarginaliaHeb. 10.He descended into hell, the third day he rose agayne from death, & was conuersant at certaine tymes wt his disciples, for the space of 40. dayes after, he rose from death. MarginaliaActes. 1.Then in the sight of all his disciples he ascended into heauen, & as hys disciples stood lookyng vpward, & beholding hym how he went into heauen, two men stood by them in white apparell, which also sayd: ye men of Galilie, why stand ye gasing vp into heauen? This same Iesus which is taken vp from you into heauen, shall so come euen as ye haue seene hym goe into heauen, MarginaliaActes. 3.S. Peter also sayth, that the heauens must receiue hym, vntill the tyme that all thynges whith God hath spoken by the mouth of all hys prophets since the world began, be restored again, which is the latter day, when he shall come to iudge the quicke and the dead. I do beleeue in the holy ghost, which is the spirite of God, proceedyng from the father and the sonne, which holy spirit is one God with them. I beleeue that there is an holy church, which is the company of the faythfull & elect people of God, dispersed abrode throughout all the world, which holy church or congregation doth not looke for Christ here, nor Christ there, neither in the desert, nor in the secret places, MarginaliaMath. 24.whereof Christ warneth vs, but as S. Paule sayth, in heauen: where he sitteth on the right hand of GOD the father, they set their affection on thyngs that are aboue, and not on thyngs which are on earth. MarginaliaColoss. 3.For they are dead concernyng the thynges of this world, and their lyfe is hid with Christ in God: and when Christ which is their lyfe shall shew hymselfe, then shall they also appeare with hym in glory. I beleeue that there is a communion of saints, euen þe fellowship of the faythfull people which are dispersed abrode throughout all the whole world, and are of one mynde: they followe Christ their head, they loue one an other as Christ loued them, & are knit together in one, euen in Christ, which Church, or

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