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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John Hopton

(d. 1558)

Bishop of Norwich (1554 - 1558) [DNB]

John Hopton was created bishop of Norwich (1570, p. 1636; 1576, p. 1396; 1583, p. 1467).

On 12 May 1555 the privy council ordered that Thomas Ross be delivered to Hopton to be made to recant or to be tried for heresy (1583, p. 1577).

Hopton was one of the commissioners who condemned John Bradford, Laurence Saunders and Rowland Taylor to death. 1570, p. 1699; 1576, p. 1450; 1583, pp. 1523-24.

On 12 May 1555 the privy council ordered that Thomas Ross be delivered to Hopton, either to be forced to recant, or to be tried for heresy. 1583, p. 1577.

James Abbes was caught and appeared before Dr Hopton. He recanted but when the bishop gave him 40 or 20 pence [Foxe is not sure] he recanted. He was burned in Bury on 2 August 1555. 1563, p. 1244, 1570, pp. 1864-65, 1576, p. 1594, 1583, p. 1683.

Robert Samuel was cruelly treated by Dr Hopton, bishop of Norwich, and/or Dr Dunnings, the chancellor [Foxe is not sure]. 1563, p. 1270, 1570, p. 1898, 1576, p. 1609, 1583, p. 1703.

William Allen was examined and condemned by the bishop of Norwich. 1570, p. 1883, 1576, p. 1613, 1583, p. 1707.

Roger Coo was examined by the bishop of Norwich, 12 August, 1555. 1563, pp. 1272-73, 1570, pp. 1883-84, 1576, p. 1613, 1583, p. 1707.

Thomas Cobbe was examined by Dunning but condemned by the bishop of Norwich with Roger Coo, William Allen, James Abbes, and Robert Samuel. He was burned at Thetford in September 1556. 1563, p. 1271, 1570, p. 1884, 1576, pp. 1613-14 , 1583, p. 1708.

Thomas Spicer, John Denny and Edmund Poole were condemned by John Hopton and Dunning and handed over to Sir John Silliard, high sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 1570, p. 2093, 1576, p. 1793, 1583, p. 1912.

Roger Bernard was examined and condemned by Hopton. Adam Foster was sent to the Eye prison and then to Norwich to be examined and then condemned by Hopton. 1563, pp. 1527-28, 1570, pp. 2098-99, 1576, pp. 1810-11, 1583, p. 1917.

The second, third and fourth examinations of John Fortune were conducted by Hopton. 1570, pp. 2100-01, 1576, p. 1812, 1583, pp. 1918-19.

Peter and Anne Moone were presented before Hopton (bishop of Norwich) and Dunning (chancellor) during their visitation of Ipswich in 1556. Three articles were presented against Peter Moone and his answers given. 1570, p. 2126, 1576, p. 1847, 1583, p. 1942.

Simon Miller was imprisoned in the bishop's house. He was condemned by Hopton and his chancellor, Michael Dunning. 1563, pp. 1602-03, 1570, p. 2197, 1576, p. 1896, 1583, p. 2005.

The second examination of Thomas Spurdance was by Hopton. 1570, pp. 2221-22, 1576, pp. 1917-18, 1583, pp. 2024-25.

John Fortune's second and third examinations were conducted by the bishop of Norwich, who condemned him. 1563, pp. 1636-38.

James Ashley was examined by Hopton, bishop of Norwich, and Dr Spenser, his chancellor, as well as Sir Edward Waldegrave. 1563, p. 1669, 1570, p. 2240, 1576, p. 1941, 1583, p. 2047.

Thomas Carman was examined and condemned by Hopton.1563, p. 1657, 1570, p. 2233, 1576, p. 1928, 1583, p. 2036.

John Cooke was examined by Hopton, bishop of Norwich, and Dr Spenser, his chancellor, as well as Sir Edward Waldegrave. 1563, p. 1669, 1570, p. 2240, 1576, p. 1941, 1583, p. 2047.

Berry sent Thomas Hudson before Hopton. 1563, p. 1657, 1570, p. 2233, 1576, p. 1928, 1583, p. 2036.

Alexander Lane was examined by Hopton, bishop of Norwich, and Dr Spenser, his chancellor, as well as Sir Edward Waldegrave. 1563, p. 1669, 1570, p. 2240, 1576, p. 1941, 1583, p. 2047.

Robert Miles was examined by Hopton, bishop of Norwich, and Dr Spenser, his chancellor, as well as Sir Edward Waldegrave. 1563, p. 1669, 1570, p. 2240, 1576, p. 1941, 1583, p. 2047.

Thomas Rose's second examination was before Hopton, W. Woodhouse, Dr Barret and others1570, p. 1978, 1576, pp. 1978-79, 1583, p. 2084.

Thomas Rose's last appearance was before Woodhouse and Hopton. 1570, p. 1979, 1576, pp. 1980-81, 1583, pp. 2085-86.

After being questioned by Sir John Tyrrel, William Seaman was sent before Bishop Hopton who then condemned him. 1563, p. 1655, 1570, p. 2232, 1576, p. 1927, 1583, p. 2035.

John Noyes was condemned by the bishop of Norwich before Dunning, Sir W. Woodhouse, Sir Thomas Woodhouse, George Heyden, Master Spense, W. Farrar (alderman), Master Thurston, Winesden and others. 1570, p. 2217, 1576, p. 1913, 1583, p. 2021.

John Hopton died after Queen Mary. 1570, p. 2301, 1576, p. 1992, 1583, p. 2102.

[1563, p. 1707, correctly states that Hopton died before Queen Mary. He died in August 1558.]

 
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Roger Coo

(d. 1555)

Martyr. Shearman and 'aged father' of Melford, Suffolk.

Roger Coo was examined by the bishop of Norwich, 12 August, 1555. 1563, pp. 1272-73, 1570, pp. 1883-84, 1576, p. 1613, 1583, p. 1707.

He was burned at Yexforde in Suffolk. 1563, p. 1273, 1570, p. 1884, 1576, p. 1613, 1583, p. 1707.

Foxe calls him Thomas Coo in 1563, pp. 1272-73.

 
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William Allen

(d.1556)

Martyr. Occupation unknown.

William Allen was burned in early September 1556 at Walsingham. 1563, p. 1271, 1570, p. 1883, 1576, p. 1575, 1583, p. 1707.

 
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Melford [Long Melford]
NGR: TL 867 461

A parish in the hundred of Babergh, county of Suffolk. 22 miles west from Ipswich. The living is a rectory in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Diocese of Norwich.

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Somerton [West Somerton]
NGR: TG 464 195

A parish in the western division of the hundred of Flegg, county of Norfolk. 6.25 miles north-west by north from Caistor. The living is a perpetual curacy in the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Norwich.

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Walsingam [Little Walsingham]
NGR: TF 935 365

A parish in the northern division of the hundred of Greenhoe, county of Norfolk. 28 miles north-west from Norwich. The living is a donative, in local patronage, in the diocese of Norwich.

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Queene Mary. The examination and answers of Will. Allen and Roger Coo, Martyrs.

MarginaliaAnno 1555. September.and vertue, wherwith he is able to subdue all things: euen like as the graine of wheate sowen in the grounde, is first putrified and brought as into a thing of noughte, yet after that it springeth vp freshly with a more goodly colour, forme and beautie then it had before. The body is sowne in corruption, and riseth in incorruption: it is sowen in dishonour, and riseth in honour. MarginaliaIohn. 12. 1 Cor. 15.

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Thus I verely know, and assuredly beleue the resurrection of oure bodies, and to haue life eternall by Christ, and for Christes sake. Verely, verely, I say vnto you (sayth Christ, MarginaliaIohn. 5.) he that heareth my woorde, and beleeueth on him that sent me, hath euerlasting life, and shall not come into damnation, but is escaped frō death to life. It is Christe that died once for oure sinnes, and is risen againe, neuer more to die: it is he that swallowed vp death, & hath cast it vnder his feete for euer. MarginaliaRom 10. Ose. 13.What now can death do vnto vs? MarginaliaThe sting of death pluckt out.Verelye nothing els, but for a little time separate oure precious soules from oure wretched bodies, that diuine substaunce from a masse of sinne, that eternall life from a body of death, and so send our soules oute of this miserable, wretched and sorrowfull lyfe, combred with all calamities, vnto that moste blessed felicitie and ioyes eternall.

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MarginaliaHis confession touching the Sacramentes.As concerning the holy and reuerende Sacraments of Christes Churche, which be in number two, the Sacrament of Baptisme, and the Supper of the Lord, I beleeue them to be as S. Paul calleth them, confirmations or seales of Gods promises, MarginaliaSacramentes are confirmations of Gods grace and acceptation.whiche haue added to them a promise of grace, and therfore they are called visible signes of inuisible grace.

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MarginaliaThe Sacrament of Baptisme.The Sacrament of Baptisme is a marke of Christes Church, a seale and confirmation of our acception into the grace & fauour of God for Christes sake. For his innocencie, his righteousnesse, his holinesse, his iustice, is ours, geuen vs of God, and our sinnes and vnrighteousnesse, by his obedience and abasing of him selfe to the death of the crosse, are his, whereof Baptisme is the signe, seale, and confirmation.

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Baptisme is also a signe of repentaunce, to testifie that we be borne to the waues of pearils, and chaunges of life, to the intent that we should die continually as lōg as we liue from sinne, and rise againe like new men vnto righteousnesse. Rom. 6.

MarginaliaThe Sacrament of the Lordes Supper.The other Sacrament which is the supper and holy Maundie of our Sauiour Christ, whereby the church of Christ is knowen, I beleeue to be a remembraunce of Christes death and passion, a seale and confirmation of his moste precious bodye geuen vnto death, euen to the vile death of the crosse, wherewith wee are redeemed and deliuered from sinne, death, hell, and damnation. It is a visible woorde, because it worketh the same thing in the eyes, which the worde worketh in the eares. For like as the worde is a meane to the eares, whereby the holy Ghost mooueth the heart to beleue, Romanes 10. so this sacrament is a meane to the eyes, MarginaliaGods word to the eare, Gods word to the eye.whereby the holy Ghost moueth the hart to beleue: MarginaliaActes. 1. 3.it preacheth peace betweene God and man: it exhorteth to mutuall loue and all godly life, and teacheth to contemne the world for the life to come, when as Christ shall appeare, which now is in heauen, and no where els as concerning his humane body.

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MarginaliaChristes body present in the Sacrament to our spirituall eyes.Yet do I beleeue assuredly that his very body is present in his moste holy Supper at the contemplation of oure spirituall eyes, and so verely eaten with the mouth of our faith. For as soone as I heare these most comfortable and heauenly woordes spoken and pronoūced by the mouth of the Minister. This is my body which is genen for you, when I heare (I say) this heauenly harmonie of Gods vnfallible promises and truthe: I looke not vppon, neyther doe I beholde breade and wine: for I take and beleue the wordes simply and plainly, euen as Christe spake them. MarginaliaHow the body of Christ is spiritually to be eaten. For hearing these wordes, my senses be rapt and vtterly excluded:  

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I.e., the senses are not able to perceive the purely spiritual transformation taking place in the bread and wine. Note that while denying transubstantiation, this passage also denies a sacramentarian interpretation of the eucharist as simply a memorial in which no change at all takes place in the bread and wine.

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for faith wholely taketh place, and not flesh nor the carnall imaginations of our grosse, fleshly, and vnreuerent eating after the maner of our bodily foode MarginaliaRom. 8. Heb. 9.whiche profiteth nothinge at all, as Christe witnesseth, Iohn 6 but with a sorrowfull and wounded conscience, an hungry and thirsty soule, a pure and faithfull mind do fully embrace, beholde and feede, and looke vppon that most glorious body of Christ in heauen, at the right hande of God the father, very God and very man, which was crucified and slaine, and his bloud shed for our sinnes, MarginaliaRom 5.there nowe making intercession, offering and geuing his holy body for me, for my body, for my raunsome, for my full price and satisfaction, who is my Christ and all that euer hee hath: and by this spirituall and faithfull eating of this liuelye and heauenlye breade, I feele the moste sweete sappe and taste of the fruites, benefites, and vnspeakeable ioyes of Christes deathe and passion fullye disgested into the bowelles of my soule. For my minde is quieted from all worldly aduersities, tormoylinges, and troubles: my conscience is pacified from sinne, deathe, hell, and damnation: my soule is full, and hathe euen enough, and will no more: for all things are but losse, vile dounge and drosse, vayne vanitie, for the excellent knowledge sake of Christ Iesu my Lord and Sauiour. MarginaliaPhil. 3.

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Thus nowe is Christes flesh my very meate in deede, and hys bloud my very drinke in deede, MarginaliaIohn. 6.& I am become flesh of his flesh, and bone of his bones. Nowe I liue, yet not I, but Christe liueth in me: yea I dwell in him, and he in mee: MarginaliaEphe. 5. Gala. 2for thorough faithe in Christe, and for Christes sake we are one, that is, of one consente,

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minde, and fellowshippe with the Father, the Sonne and the hol Ghost. Iohn 17. Thus am I assured and fullye perswaded, and on this rocke haue I builded by Gods grace, my dwelling and resting place for body and soule, life and death. And thus I commit my cause vnto Christe the righteous and iust iudge, who will an other day iudge these debates and controuersies: whome I humbly beseeche to cast his tender and mercifull eyes vppon the afflicted and ruinous Churches, and shortly to reduce them to a godly and perpetuall concorde. Amen.

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Thus do I beleeue, and this is my faith and my vnderstanding in Christ my Sauiour, and his true and holy religion. And thys whosoeuer is ashamed to doe among this adulterous and sinnefull generation, of hym shall the sonne of man be ashamed, when he commeth in the glory of his father with the holy Angels. MarginaliaMarke. 8.

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Robert Samuel.

William Allen, Martyr. 
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William Allen

The Rerum simply has a note stating that William Allen was burned at Walsingham in September 1555 (Rerum, p. 525). In the 1563 edition, Foxe wrote a very brief account of Allen's martyrdom, stating that at his execution he was allowed to go to the stake untied. This almost certainly was the personal testimony of an eyewitness. In the 1570 edition, Foxe added details of Allen's examinations and condemnation drawn from Norwich diocesan records. Happily Foxe's copies of these documents - the accusations made of Allen, questions put to Allen along with his answers and his condemnation - survive (BL, Harley 421, fos. 187v, 188v, 201r-202r and 214r). This account was unchanged in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaW. Allen. Martyr.NExt after the suffering of Robert Samuel, aboute the beginning of September, was burned William Allen in Walsingam, labouring man, seruaunte sometime to Iohn Houghton of Somerton. He being broughte before the Bishop, and asked the cause why he was imprisoned: aunsweared, that he was put in prison, because he woulde not followe the Crosse, saying that he woulde neuer go on Procession.

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Then being willed by the Bishoppe to returne againe to the Catholicke Churche, he aunsweared, that he would turne to the Catholicke Churche, but not to the Romishe Church, and said, that if he saw the King and Quene, and all other folowe the crosse, or kneele downe to the crosse, he would not. 

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Allen did indeed say these things, although he did not make quite the stark contrast between the catholic church and the Roman church that Foxe attributed to him. In reality, Allen promised to obey the laws of the church, but only according to the word of God and not the laws of the present church (BL, Harley 421, fo. 214r). Foxe's selectivity in printing these articles is interesting: Allen also refused to go to church because the sermons were not edifying, he objected to holy water and holy bread, and he declared that after the consecration bread remained bread. He also refused to go to confession (BL, Harley 421, fo. 214r). None of these statements was completely objectionable to Foxe, but some would have required some explanation to be completely acceptable and Foxe probably found it easier to omit them.

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MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of W. Allen at Walsinghā. Anno. 1555. September.For the which, sentence of condemnation was geuē against him, the 12. of August, 
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Foxe got this date from his copy of Allen's condemnation (BL, Harley 421, fos. 201r-202r).

and he burned at Walsingham about the beginning of September, who declared suche constancie at hys Martyrdome, and hadde suche credite wyth the Iustices, by reason of hys vprighte and well tried conuersation among them, that he was suffered to goe vntied to hys suffering, & there being fastened with a chaine, stoode quietly without shrinking, vntill he dyed.  
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Foxe is anxious, as he commonly is, to emphasize the stoicism of his martyrs. On the polemical importance of this stoicism see Collinson [1983] and Freeman [1997].

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The Martyrdome of Roger Coo of Melforde in Suffolke, Shereman, first examined before the Byshop of Norwich, and by him condemned. Anno 1555. August 12. 
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The Martyrdom of Roger Coo

In the Rerum, Foxe simply stated that 'Thomas' Coo was burned at Yoxford on 3 September 1555 (Rerum, p. 525; the month was correct, the date was not. His name was given as 'Thomas' in 1563 and Foxe seems to have confused him with Thomas Cobb. But in this edition Foxe did print what is either Coo's own account of his examination by Bishop Hopton of Norwich, or an account of it by a protestant sympathiser. In Foxe's papers are the sentence and accusations against Coo from Norwich official reords (BL, Harley 421, fos. 186v and 197r-198r. The sentence was the original document and not a copy). Foxe did not print these documents (once again we see Foxe's preference for personal narratives over archival sources for the trials of the martyrs) but they apparently gave him Roger Coo's true name which appears correctly in the 1570 edition. There were no further changes to this account in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaRoger Coo. Martyr.ROger Coo broughte before the Bishop, first was asked why he was imprisoned.

MarginaliaTalke betwene Roger Coo, & Hopton B. of Norwich.Coo At the Iustices commaundement.

Bishop. There was some cause why.

Coo. Heere is my accuser, let hym declare.

And his accuser sayde that hee woulde not receyue the Sacrament.

Bish. Then the Bishop sayde that he thought he had transgressed a lawe.

Coo. But Coo answered that there was no law to transgresse.

Bish. The Bishop then asked, what he sayd to the law that then was?

Coo. He answered how he had bene in prison a long time, and knew it not.

No, sayd his accuser, nor wilt not. My Lord, aske him when he receiued the Sacrament.

MarginaliaRoger Coo, to his accuser.Coo. When Coo heard him say so, he sayde: I pray you my Lord, let him sit downe and examine me him selfe.

Bish. But the Bishoppe would not heare that, but sayde: Coo, why? will ye not receiue?

Coo. He aunswered him, that the Bishoppe of Rome MarginaliaThe Bishop of Rome. had chaunged Gods ordinaunces, and geuen the people bread and wine in the steade of the Gospell, and the beliefe of the same.

Bish. Howe prooue you that.

MarginaliaThe Sacrament of the Lordes Supper.Coo. Our Sauior sayde: My fleshe is meate in deede, and my bloude is drinke in deede. He that eateth my fleshe, and drynketh my bloud, abideth in me, and I in him, and the breade and wine doth not so.

Bish. Well Coo, thou doest sclaunder our holy fathers. Did not Christ take bread, geue thankes, and brake it, and said: This is my body?

Coo. Yes, sayde hee, and so he went further wyth the texte, saying: Which shall be geuen for you: doe this in remembrance of me.

Bish. You haue sayde the truth.

Coo. Then Coo replyed further, and sayde: Christe willed to doe this in remembraunce of hym, and not to saye thys in the remembraunce of hym, neyther did the holy Ghoste so leade the Apostles, but taughte them to geue thankes, and to breake breade from house to house, and not to saye as the Bishop sayde.

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