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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Anne Glover

Wife of John Glover. Of Mancetter, Warwickshire.

Anne Glover was apprehended and taken to Lichfield for examination. 1563, p. 1636, 1570, p. 2221, 1576, p. 1917, 1583, p. 2024.

She was arrested for drinking from the same cup as Joyce Lewes at Lewes' martyrdom. 1563, p. 1636, 1570, p. 2221, 1576, p. 1917, 1583, p. 2024.

Anne Glover was examined by the Marian authorities who were seeking her husband. 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

After his death John Glover was buried in the churchyard but Chancellor Draycot demanded that he be dug up. The priest protested, as Glover had been buried for six weeks and therefore stank, so Draycot insisted that Glover be denounced as damned from the pulpit and then dug up after one year and his bones be thrown over the wall into the highway. This information was given by the parson of the town to Hugh Burrows of Fynden in Derbyshire and to Glover's wife, Agnes, who gave the information to Foxe. 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

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[Foxe also refers to her as Agnes Glover.]

 
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Anthony Draycot

(d. 1571)

Chancellor of Lincoln under Longland; chancellor of Coventry under Bayne. [DNB DCL, 1552; Foster]

John Glover was buried in the Churchyard but Chancellor Draycot demanded that he be dug up. The priest protested, as Glover had been buried for six weeks and therefore stank, so Draycot insisted that Glover be denounced as damned from the pulpit and then dug up after one year and his bones be thrown over the wall into the highway. This information was given by the parson of the town to Hugh Burrows of Fynden in Derbyshire and to Glover's wife, Agnes, who gave the information to Foxe. 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

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Chancellour Draycot examined Thomas Barnes and Elice Byrch on 27 June 1556 regarding their conversation about the proclamation of two queens in England after the death of Edward VI. One of them was condemned to bear a fagot for speaking against the mass. 1563, p. 1527.

Draycot persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

Anthony Draycot had Waste apprehended in Derby. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

Joan Waste was condemned by Anthony Draycot and Ralph Bayne. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

On the day of her death Joan Waste was accompanied to church by Draycot, Thomas Powthread, Henry Vernon, Master Dethick of Newhall and many others. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot preached a violent sermon against Joan Waste. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot demanded that the gentlemen and bailiffs witness Joan Waste's death. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot went to an inn and slept during Joan Waste's execution. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot is described by Foxe as being even more cruel that Ralph Bayne. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Draycot and Bayne examined the following (but later dismissed them): John Adale, Anthony Afterwhittle, Thomas Arch, Thomas Arnal, John Avines, Henry Birdlim, Eustache Bysacre, Julius Dudley, William Enderby, Richard Foxal, John Frankling, Anthony Jones, Richard Kempe, John Leach, Hugh Lynacres, Thomas Lynacres, William Marler, Hugh Moore, William Mosley, Martin Newman, Isabel Parker, Cicely Preston, John Richardson, John Robinson, Thomas Sailter, William Shene, John Stamford, Thomas Steilbe, Thomas Underdone, Francis Ward, Richard Weaver, Thomas Wilson, and Richard Woodburne. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

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Robert Aston was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Bayly was examined by Draycot and Bayne and deprived. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Borsley the younger was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Norris was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Anselm Sele was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Slavy was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Smith was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Stiffe was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Waterhouse was examined and forced by Draycot and Bayne to do penance. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Taylor and Henry Tecka were deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Agnes Foreman was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on 12 September 1556. 1563, p. 1547, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1954.

Edward Hawkes was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Kaime was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Katrenes was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Joyce Lewes was examined by Draycot and Bayne in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in October 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Mossey was examined and deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

As Joyce Lewes took a drink at her execution, she said that she drank to all those who loved the gospel and desired the abolition of papistry. Several of the town's women drank from the same cup and were examined by the bishop and his chancellor and later forced to do penance. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2207, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

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Thomas Parkinson was examined in 1558 by Anthony Draycot and made to do penance. 1563, p. 1681.

Anthony Draycot was committed to the Fleet after the death of Mary. 1563, p. 1707, 1570, p. 2299, 1576, p. 1990. 1583, p. 2101.

 
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Bernard

Curate of the parish of Weme, Shropshire.

When William Glover died of natural causes, Bernard (whom Foxe believed still to be curate in 1583) refused to allow his burial in consecrated ground. 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

 
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Cornelius Bungey

(d. 1555)

Capper. Martyr. Of Coventry.

Cornelius Bungey was condemned by Ralph Bayne, bishop of Coventry. Foxe records the articles against him and his answers. 1563, pp. 1282-83, 1570, p. 1890, 1576, p. 1619, 1583, p. 1714.

He was burned with Robert Glover, 19 September 1555. 1563, pp. 1282-83, 1570, p. 1890, 1576, p. 1619, 1583, p. 1714.

[Foxe also refers to him by the variants: 'Bungay', 'Bongey'.]

 
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John Glover

(d. 1555)

Gentleman. Elder brother to Robert Glover, the martyr, and brother to William Glover. Of Mancetter, Warwickshire.

Laurence Saunders sent John and Robert Glover a farewell letter on the morning he was burned.1570, p. 1674; 1576, p. 1428; 1583, p. 1502.

John Glover is described by Foxe as a constant professor of the gospel, who was 'exempted' after his death and cast out of the same church. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1615, 1583, p. 1714.

He wanted to take the place of his brother, Robert, but others persuaded him to avoid such risks. A search was then made for him late in Mary's reign by the authorities. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1615, 1583, p. 1714.

The mayor of Coventry warned John Glover of his impending arrest. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1615, 1583, p. 1714.

John Glover escaped being arrested as he was fit enough to flee, although his brother Robert was ill and so was apprehended. 1570, p. 2275, 1576, p. 1964, 1583, p. 2071.

John Glover hid in the woods while the authorities looked for him and examined his wife, Agnes. He died of an ague brought on by hiding in the woods. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

John Careless sent greetings to John Glover in a letter to Augustine Bernher. 1570, pp. 2109-10, 1576, pp. 1820-21.1583, pp. 1927-28.

After his death John Glover was buried in the churchyard but Chancellor Draycot demanded that he be dug up. The priest protested, as Glover had been buried for six weeks and therefore stank, so Draycot insisted that Glover be denounced as damned from the pulpit and then dug up after one year and his bones be thrown over the wall into the highway. This information was given by the parson of the town to Hugh Burrows of Fynden in Derbyshire and to Glover's wife, Agnes, who gave the information to Foxe. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

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Mary Glover

Of Mancetter, Warwickshire. Niece of Hugh Latimer. [DNB sub Robert Glover]

Wife of Robert Glover.

Mary Glover received a letter from her husband when he was imprisoned. 1563, pp. 1273-80, 1570, p. 1886-89, 1576, pp. 1615-19, 1583, pp. 1710-12.

John Careless sent greetings to Mary Glover in a letter to Augustine Bernher. 1570, pp. 2109-10, 1576, pp. 1820-21.1583, pp. 1927-28.

 
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Ralph Bayne

(d. 1559)

Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (1554 - 1559) [DNB]

Latimer's adversaries are listed: bishop of Ely (preached against him in King's College); Dr Watson (Master of Christ's College); Dr Norton (Master of Clare); Dr Philo (Master of Michael House); Dr Metcalfe (Master of St John); Dr Blith (of the King's Hall); Dr Bullock (Master of Queen's College); Dr Palmes (Master of St Nicholas hostel); Bayne, Rud and Greenwood of St John's; Brikenden, of St John's also, and said to have been a scholar of Latimer's. 1563, p. 1307, 1570, p. 1904, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1735.

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Robert Glover believed that after Bayne and Draycot had read his letter to the mayor of Coventry they had decided to attempt to do away with Glover while he was in prison 1570, p. 1888, 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

In the letter to his wife, Glover stated that he was examined before the bishop of Coventry in Denton's house . 1563, pp. 1273-80, 1570, pp. 1886-89, 1576, pp. 1615-19, 1583, pp. 1710-12.

Robert Glover was examined and condemned by Draycot and Bayne. 1563, p. 1281, 1570, p1889., 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

When friends and family of William Glover tried to have Glover buried in his local church, Bernard, the clerk (whom Foxe believed still to be clerk in 1570), refused his burial. Bernard rode to bishop Raufe Bayne for advice. After two days and one night, Bernard returned with a letter from Bayne which demanded that Glover not be buried in the churchyard. Some of the villagers dragged his body by horse (as it had now begun to stink so badly they could not touch him) and then buried him in a broom field. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

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Bayne wrote a letter to the parish of Weme. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

Cornelius Bungey was condemned by Ralph Baynes, bishop of Coventry. Articles were raised against Bungey which he answered. 1563, pp. 1282-83, 1570, p. 1890, 1576, p. 1619, 1583, p. 1714.

Philpot's fifth examination was before Bonner, Rochester, Coventry, St Asaph, as well as Story, Curtop, Saverson, Pendleton and others. 1563, pp. 1398-1405, 1570, pp. 1968-72, 1576, pp. 1695-98, 1583, pp. 1803-05.

John Philpot's final examination, on 16 December 1555, was before the bishops of London, Bath, Worcester and Lichfield. 1563, p. 1442, 1570, pp. 1997-98, 1576, p. 1719, 1583, p. 1827.

John Colstock, Nicholas Ball, Thomas Flyer, Thomas Pyot, Henry Crimes and Thomas Johnson, among others, were examined in the diocese of Lichfield by Ralph Bayne for his beliefs. 1563, p. 1528, 1570, p. 2098, 1576, p. 1810, 1583, p. 1917.

Bayne persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

He is described by Foxe as the cruel bishop of Coventry. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Draycot and Bayne examined the following but later dismissed them: John Adale, Anthony Afterwhittle, Thomas Arch, Thomas Arnal, John Avines, Henry Birdlim, Eustache Bysacre, Julius Dudley, William Enderby, Richard Foxal, John Frankling, Anthony Jones, Richard Kempe, John Leach, Hugh Lynacres, Thomas Lynacres, William Marler, Hugh Moore, William Mosley, Martin Newman, Isabel Parker, Cicely Preston, John Richardson, John Robinson, Thomas Sailter, William Shene, John Stamford, Thomas Steilbe, Thomas Underdone, Francis Ward, Richard Weaver, Thomas Wilson, and Richard Woodburne. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

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Robert Aston was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Bayly was examined by Draycot and Bayne and deprived. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Borsley the younger was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Agnes Foreman was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on 12 September 1556. 1563, p. 1547, 1570, p. 2141 , 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1954.

Edward Hawkes was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Kaime was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Katrenes was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Joyce Lewes was examined by Draycot and Bayne in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in October 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Mossey was examined and deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Norris was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Anselm Sele was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Slavy was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Smith was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Stiffe was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Waterhouse was examined and forced by Draycot and Bayne to do penance. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Taylor and Henry Tecka were deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

A citation to appear before the bishop was delivered to Joyce Lewes' husband, who furiously insisted that the summoner return it, lest he would force him to eat it, which he forced him to do at dagger-point. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

Joyce Lewes and her husband were commanded to appear before the bishop. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

Although her husband submitted, Joyce Lewes refused. The bishop gave her one month's respite and returned her to her husband, who was bound to the sum of £100 to return her to submit at the end of one month. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

John Glover and others pleaded with Joyce Lewes' husband not to send her to the bishop and so forfeit the money but he refused. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

As Lewes took a drink, she said that she drank to all those who loved the gospel and desired the abolition of papistry. Several of the town's women drank from the same cup and were were examined by the bishop and his chancellor and later forced to do penance. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2207, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

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Ralph Bayne was a participant in the Westminster disputation of 1559. 1563, p. 1717, 1583, p. 2119.

Ralph Bayne died after Queen Mary. 1563, p. 1707, 1570, p. 2301, 1576, p. 1992.

 
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Robert Glover

(d. 1555)

Martyr. Of Baxterley, Warwickshire; lived in Mancetter, Warwickshire. Married a niece of Latimer's. [DNB]

Laurence Saunders sent John and Robert Glover a farewell letter on the morning Saunders was burned. 1570, p. 1674; 1576, p. 1428; 1583, p. 1502.

Robert Glover was too ill to avoid being apprehended. 1563, p. 1773, 1570, p. 2275, 1576, p. 1964, 1583, p. 2071.

Robert Glover wrote a letter to his wife. 1563, pp. 1273-80, 1570, pp. 1886-89, 1576, pp. 1615-19, 1583, pp. 1710-12.

In the letter to his wife, Glover stated that he was examined before bishop of Gloucester in Denton's house . 1563, pp. 1273-80, 1570, pp. 1886-89, 1576, pp. 1615-19, 1583, pp. 1710-12.

In the letter to his wife, Glover stated that he spoke with the sheriff [John Parker or Richard Hawtrey] before he was imprisoned. 1563, pp. 1273-80, 1570, pp. 1886-89, 1576, pp. 1615-19, 1583, pp. 1710-12.

In the letter to his wife, Glover stated that, while he was imprisoned, Hopkins and Dudley spoke to Glover about liberty of conscience. 1563, pp. 1273-80, 1570, pp. 1886-89, 1576, pp. 1615-19, 1583, pp. 1710-12.

In the letter to his wife, Glover stated that William Brasburge, Katherine Phines and Nicholas Hopkins visited him in prison.1563, p. 1276, 1570, p. 1887, 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1711.

Glover wrote a letter to to the mayor of Coventry. 1563, p. 1280, 1570, p. 1889, 1576, p. 1615, 1583, p. 1712.

Glover believed that when the bishop of Lichfield and Coventry and the chancellor had read his letter to the mayor of Coventry they had decided to try to do away with Glover while he was in prison. 1570, p. 1888, 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

He was sent to Lichfield and received by Telphcot, the chancellor's man sent from Coventry. 1570, p. 1889, 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

Telphcot and the bishop's servant, named Persey, were cruel to Glover. Persey became his jailor. 1570, p. 1889, 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

The chancellor and a prebendary named Temsey visited him in prison. 1570, p. 1889, 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

Telphcot and the jailor spoke to Glover in prison. 1563, p. 1281, 1570, p. 1889., 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

The chancellor and Temsey visited Glover and urged him to repent. 1563, p. 1281, 1570, p. 1889., 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

Robert Glover was examined and condemned by Draycot and Bayne. 1563, p. 1281, 1570, p. 1889., 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

Robert Glover was burned at Coventry with Cornelius Bungey on 19 September 1555. 1563, pp. 1278, 1282, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1619, 1583, p. 1713.

Information of Robert Glover's death was given to Foxe by Augustine Bernher. 1570, p. 1890, 1576, p. 1619, 1583, p. 1713.

He wrote a letter to his wife [BL, Harley Ms. 416, fos.8r-13r. Printed in 1563, pp. 1273-77 et seq.].

[Brother of John Glover.]

 
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William Glover

(d. 1555?)

Brother of John and Robert Glover.

William Glover is described by Foxe as a constant professor of the gospel, who was 'exempted' after his death and cast out of the same church. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

He died of natural causes in Weme , Shropshire. He planned to be buried in the local church but Bernard, the clerk (whom Foxe believes still to be clerk in 1570), refused his burial. Bernard rode to bishop Raufe Bayne for advice. In the meantime the body lay in the village for the day. At night Richard Morrice, a taylor, intended to inter him. However, John Thorlye and several others who lived in Weme refused to let Morrice bury Glover. After two days and one night, Bernard returned with a letter from Bayne, which demanded that Glover not be buried in the churchyard. Some of the villagers dragged his body by horse (as it had now begun to stink so badly they could not touch it) and then buried him in a broom field. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

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Witnesses to William Glover's godly death included Lawrence Nowell, dean of Lichfield; George Wilestone and his wife; Thomas Constantine; Roger Wydouse; John Prynne and George Torpelley. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1621, 1583, p. 1714.

 
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Fynden [Findern]
NGR: SK 307 304

A chapelry in the parish of Mickleover, hundred of Marleston and Lilchurch, county of Derby, 5 miles south-west by south from Derby.

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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Weme [Wem]
NGR: SJ 515 290

A parish partly in the hundred of Pimhill, but chiefly in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford North in the county of Salop. 11 miles north by east from Shrewsbury. The living is a rectory in the Archdeaconry of Salop, Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield.

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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1738 [1714]

Queene Mary. The cruell handling of Iohn Glouer, and William Glouer after theyr death.
¶ Cornelius Bongey felow Martyr with Mayster Robert Glouer. 
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The Articles against Cornelius Bungey, transcribed from the Chancellor's Register, are in the Harleian MSS. No. 421, fol. 80: also his reply, dated August 3d, 1555.

MarginaliaAnno 1555. Septem. MarginaliaCornelius Bongey, Martyr.IN the same fire with him was burned also Cornelius Bongey a Capper of Couentrey, and condemned by the sayd Radulph Byshoppe of Couentry and Liechfield. As concerning the Articles which were to him obiected, the effect therof was this.

MarginaliaArticles obiected to Cornelius Bongey.Firste 

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BL, Harley 421, fo. 80r-v is the original of the articles charged against Bungay. The version Foxe printed is accurate; unfortunately there is no surviving copy of Bungay's answers to the articles.

it was articulate agaynste him, that these three yeres last, in the City of Couentry and Liechfield, & other places about, he did hold, mainteyne, argue and teach, that the Prieste hath no power here to absolue any sinner from his sinnes.

Secondly, that by Baptisme sinnes be not washed away, because he sayd that the washing of the flesh purgeth the flesh outwardly and not the soule.

Thirdly, that there be in the Church onely two sacramentes, that is, Baptisme, and the Lordes Supper.

Fourthly, that in the sacrament of theyr popish aulter, was not the reall body & bloud of Christ, but the substance of bread & wine there remayning stil, because S. Paul calleth it bread and wine. &c.

Fiftly, that he within the compasse of the sayd yeares & time, did hold, maintayne and defend, that the Pope is not the head of the visible church here in earth. &c.

Sixtly, that he was of the dioces and iurisdiction of the Bishop of Couentry and Liechfield. &c.

Seuēthly, that the premises are true, manifest and notorious, and that vpō the same there hath bene & is a publick voice and fame, as well in the places aboue rehearsed, as in other quarters also about. &c.

¶ His aunsweres.

MarginaliaHis Aunsweres to the articles.Vnto the which articles he aunswering agayne, to the first he graunted, and to euery part therof, meaning after þe Popish maner of absolution.

The second he graunted first, after reuoked the same.

To the thyrd also he graunted, adding withall, that in scripture there be no more conteined.

To the fourth, touching the sacrament, he graunted & to euery part therof.

To the fift concerning the Pope likewise.

Also to the sixt he graūted and likewise to the seuenth.

Vpon these articles and his answeres to the same, the sayd Radulph the Bishop read the sentence, and so cōmitted him also after che condemnation of Mayster Roberte Glouer, to the seculer power.

Thus this foresayd Cornelius falsely condēned by the Bishop before mentioned, suffered at the same stake wyth the Christian Martyr Mayster Robert Glouer at Couentry. about the xx. day of September.

¶ The burning of Mayster Robert Glouer, and Cornelius Bongey at Couentry. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Robert Glouer and Cornelius Bongey at Couentry. Anno. 1555. September 20.

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This image (Type 2) has a close family resemblance to the small cut (f) of two men chained to one stake, though here they are clothed in the usual simple garments, and face each other in an embrace of Christian amity.

¶ Here foloweth the story of Iohn Glouer and William Glouer, how they were excommunicate and cast out after theyr death, and buried in the fieldes. 
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John Glover and William Glover

The narratives of the excommunications and deaths of John and William Glover first appeared in the 1570 edition. This account was based entirely on information supplied to Foxe by informants: for the account of John Glover, he states that Mary Glover, the wife of John's brother Robert, was his source and for the account of William Glover he lists a number of informants. There were no changes to these accounts in the 1576 and 1583 editions.

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MarginaliaIohn Glouer & William Glouer after their death condemned and cast out for heretickes.NOwe that wee haue discoursed the storye of Mayster Robert Glouer, something also woulde bee touched of his other two brethrē Iohn and William Glouer. Who albeit they were not called to finishe theyr course by lyke kinde of Martyrdome in the fire, as the other did: yet because for theyr constaunt profession of Gods Gospell vnto the latter ende, they were exempted after theyr death,  

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"Exempted" must be a mistake for "excommunicated." Or it may mean "disfranchised."

& cast out of the same Church, as the other was, I thought them not vnworthy therefore in the story to be ioyned together, which in one cause and the same profession were not sūdered one from the other.

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And first concerning Mayster Iohn Glouer the eldest brother, what inward stormes and agonies he susteined by the ghostly enemy, partly ye heard before described: nowe what his bodily enemies wrought against him, remaineth to be declared. Whose rage and malice, although god so restrained, that they coulde litle preuayle agaynst him so long as his life endured, yet after his decease, hauing power vpon him, what they did ye shall now vnderstand.

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After the Martyrdome of mayster Robert Glouer, although Iohn Glouer seing his brother to be apprehended for him, had small ioy of his life for the great sorow of his hart, wherewith he was sore oppressed, and would gladly haue put himselfe in his Brothers stead, if frendes had not otherwise perswaded with him, shewing that is so doyng he might intangle himselfe, but should doe his brother no good. He thus in great care and vexation endured: yet notwithstanding, rubbing out as well as he could, MarginaliaA new search made for Iohn Glouer.til at lēgth about þe latter end of queene Mary there was a new search made for the sayd Iohn Glouer.

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Whereupon the Sheriffes with theyr vnder Officers and seruauntes being sent to seek him, came into his house where he and his wife were. It chaūced as he was in his chamber by himselfe, the Officers brusting into the house, and searching other roomes, came to the Chamber doore where this Iohn Glouer was. Who being within, and holding the latch softly with his hand, perceiued and heard the Officers buskeling about the doore, amongest whome one of the sayd officers hauing the string in his hand, was ready to draw and plucke at the same.

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MarginaliaThe prouidence of God agayne in sauing Iohn Glouer.In the meane time an other comming by (whose voice he heard and knew) bad them come away, saying they had bene there before. Whereupon they departing thence, wēt to search other corners of the house, where they found Agnes Glouer his wife, 

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The Articles against her, transcribed from the Chancellor's Register, are among the Harleian MSS. No. 421, fol. 67; also her recantation made in Lichfield Cathedral, dated 15th January, 1557, and signed with her mark, fol. 85.

MarginaliaAgnes Glouer wyfe to Iohn Glouer apprehended. who being had to Liechfilde, & there examined before the bishop, at length after much ado was constrayned to geue place to their tyranny,  
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The original document of the articles alleged against Agnes Glover survives among Foxe's papers (BL, Harley 421, fos. 67r-68r), as does the original of her abjuration of these articles (BL, Harley 421, fos. 85r-86r).

Ioh Glouer in the meane time, partly for care of his wife, partly through cold taken in the woodes where he did lye, tooke an Agew,  
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A fever.

whereupon not long after he left this life, which the cruell Papistes so long had sought for.

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Thus by the mighty protectiō of þe almighty Lord, how Iohn Glouer was deliuered and defended frō the handes of the persecuting enemies during all the time of hys life, ye haue hearde, Nowe what befell after his death both to him & to William his brother it is not vnworthy to be remēbred. Who after that he was dead, & buried in þe churchyard without Priest or Clerke, D. Dracot then Chauncellour, sixe weekes after sent for the parson of the Towne & demaunded howe it chaunced that hee was there buryed. MarginaliaD. Dracot not suffering Iohn Glouer to be buryed in the Churchyearde. The parson aunswered that he was then sicke, and knewe not of it. Then the Chauncellour commaunded the parson to go home and to cause the body of the said Iohn Glouer to be taken vp, & to be cast ouer the wall into the hie way: The Parson agayne answered that he had bene 6. weekes in the earth & so smelled that none was able to abide the sauor of him. Well quoth D. Dracot, then take this byll and pronounce him in the pulpit a damned soule, MarginaliaIohn Glouer after his death iudged of Doct. Dracot to be a damned soule. and a twelue moneth after take vp his bones (for then the fleshe will be consumed) and cast thē ouer the wall, that cartes and horses may tread vpon them, and then will I come & hallow againe that place in the churchyard where he was buried. MarginaliaTestimony of this story.Recorded by the Parson of the towne who tolde the same to Hugh Burrowes dwelling at Fynden in Darbyshyre, and to M. Rob. Glouers wife, by whose credible information we receiued the same. 

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Mary Glover, the wife of the martyr Robert Glover, was Foxe's source for the excommunication and death of John Glover.

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MarginaliaThe maner of handling the body of Williā Glouer after his death.Not much vnlike vsage was practised also by these catholicke children of the mother Churche vpon the body of Will. the third brother. Whō, after it had pleased almighty god about þe same seasō to cal out of this vale of misery, the good disposed people of the Towne of Weme in Shropshyre, where he dyed, brought the bodye vnto the Parishe Church, entending there to haue it buried. But one Ber-

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