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. Conference and godly talke betweene Mayster Latimer, and Doctour Ridley, in prison.

MarginaliaAnno. 1555. October. MarginaliaN. Rid. answer.standing, and true strength, I beseeche thee for thy onelye sonne our sauiour Christes sake, looke mercifully vppon me wretched creature, and send thine holy spirite into my brest, that not onely I may vnderstand according to thy wisedome, howe this pestilent and deadly darte is to bee borne of, and with what aunswere it is to be beaten back but also when I must ioyne to fight in the field for þe glory of thy name, that then I being strengthned with the defense of the right hand, may manfully stand in the confession of thy fayth, and of thy truth, and continue in þe same vnto the end of my lyfe, thorough the same our Lord Iesus Christ. Amen.

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Now to the obiection. I graunt it to bee reasonable, that he whiche by wordes and gentlenes cannot be made yeld to that is right, and good, shoulde be brideled by the straite correction of the lawes: that is to say, he that wyll not be subiecte to Gods word, must bee punished by the lawes. It is true that is commonly sayd: He that wil not obey the Gospell, must be tamed and taught by the rigour of the law. But these thinges ought to take place agaynst him, whiche refuseth to doe that is right and iust, according to true godlines, not against him, which cannot quietly beare superstitions, but doth hate, and detest from his age such kinde of proceedinges, and that for the glorye of the name of God. To that whiche ye say a trangressour of the common lawes bewrayeth himselfe to be an enemye of his countrey, surely a man ought to looke vnto the nature of the lawes, what maner of lawes they be which are broken. For a faythful Christian ought not to thinke alike of all maner of lawes. But that saying ought onely truely to be vnderstanded of suche lawes as be not contrarye to Gods word. Otherwise whosoeuer loue their countrey in truth (that is to say in God) they will alwayes iudge (if at any time the lawes of God and man be then contrarye to the other) that a man ought rather to obeye God then man. MarginaliaAct. 4.And they that thinke otherwise, and pretend a loue to their countrey, forasmuche as they make their countrey to fight as it were agaynst God, in whome consisteth the onely stay of that country, surely I do thinke that such are to be iudged most deadly enemies, and traytours to theyr countrey. For they that fight agaynst God, whiche is the safety of their countrey, what doe they els but go about to bryng vpon theyr countrey a present ruine and destruction. But they that doe so are worthy to be iudged enemyes to their countrey, and betrayours of the Realme. Therefore &c.

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But this is the redyest way (ye say) to stir vp sedition to trouble the quiet of the common wealth: therefore are these things to be repressed in tyme, by force of lawes. Beholde Sathan doth not cease to practise hys olde guiles, and accustomed subtleties. MarginaliaSatan and his ministers do alwayes charge the Godly with sedition.Hee hath euer thys darte in a redines to hurle agaynst hys aduersaryes, to accuse them of sedition that he may bryng them (if he can) in danger of the higher powers. For so hath hee by his ministers alwayes charged the Prophetes of God. Achab sayde vnto Elias: art thou he that troubleth Israell? MarginaliaReg. 18.The false Prophetes also complayned to theyr Princes of Hieremy, that hys wordes were seditious and not to be suffered: MarginaliaHiere. 26.did not the scribes, and Pharisies falsely accuse Christ as a seditious person, and one that spake agaynst Cesar? Did they not at the last cry, if thou let this man go, you are not Cesars frend? MarginaliaLuke. 23. Iohn. 18.The Oratour Tertullus, how doth he accuse Paule before Felix the high Deputie? We haue found this man (sayth he) a pestilent fellow, & a stirrer of sedition, vnto all the Iewes in the whole world. &c. MarginaliaActes. 24.But I praye you were these men as they were called seditious persons? Christ Paule, and the Prophetes? God forbid. But they were of false men falsely accused. And wherefore I praye you but because they reproued before þe people their giles, superstition, and deceites. And when the other coulde not beare it, and would gladly haue had them taken out of the way, they accused him as seditious persons, and troublers of the common wealthe, that being by this meanes made hatefull to the people, and Princes, they might the more easely be snatched vpp to be tormented, and put to deathe. But howe farre they were from all sedition, their whole doctrine, lyfe and conuersation doth well declare. For that which was obiected last of all, that he cannot be a faythful subiect to hys prince, which professeth openly that he will not obserue the lawes, which the Princes hath made: here I would wish that I might haue an indifferent Iudge, & one that feareth God to whose iudgement in this cause I promise I will stand. I aunswere therefore, a man ought to obey hys Prince, but in the Lord, and neuer agaynst the Lord. For he that knowingly obeyeth his Prince agaynst God, doth not a duety to the Prince, but is a deceauer of the Prince and an helper vnto him to worke his owne destruction. Hee is also vniust whiche geueth not the prince

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that is the princes, and to GOD that is GODS. Here commeth to my remembraunce, that notable saying of Valentinianus the Emperoure for choosing the Bishop of Millayne. Set him (saith he) in the Bishoppes seate, to whome if we (as man) do offend at any tyme, wee may submitte our selues, Policarpus the most constaunt Martyr, when he stoode before the chiefe Ruler, and was commaunded to blaspheme Christ, and to sweare by the fortune of Cesar. &c. he aunswered with milde spirite: wee are taught (sayth he) to geue honour vnto Princes, and those powers which be of God: but such honour as is not contrary to Gods religion. MarginaliaTheodore. eccl. hist. l. 4. cap. 5. Euseb. eccl. hist. lib. 4. cap. 4. Niceph. l. 3. cap. 35.

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Hither vnto ye see good father, how I haue in words onely made as it were a florishe before the fight, whiche I shortly looke after, and how I haue begonne to prepare certayne kindes of weapons, to fight agaynst the aduersary of Christ, and to muse with my selfe, how the darts of the olde enemy may bee borne of, and after what sorte I may smite him againe with the sword of the spirit. MarginaliaEphe. 6.I learn also hereby to be in vre with armour, and to assaye howe I can go armed. In Tindall where I was borne, not far from the Scottish borders, I haue knowne my countreymen to watch night and day in theyr harnes, suche as they had, that is in theyr Iackes, 

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& theyr speares in their hands (you call them northern gads) specially when they had any priuy warning of the comming of the Scottes. And so doing, although at euery such bickerings some of them spent their liues, yet by such meanes like prettye men they defended their countrey, And those that so dyed, I thynke that before God they dyed in a good quarrell, and theyr offspring and progeny all the countrey loued them the better for theyr fathers sake. And in the quarrell of Christ our sauiour, in the defense of his owne diuine ordinaunces, by the which he geueth vnto vs lyfe and immortalitie, yea, in the quarrell of fayth, and christian religion, wherin resteth our euerlasting saluation, shall wee not watche? shall wee not go alwayes armed? euer loking when our aduersary (whiche like a roaring Lyon seeketh whome hee may deuour) Marginalia1. Peter. 5. shall come vpon vs by reason of oure slouthfulnes? yea, and woe be vnto vs, if he can oppresse vs vnawares whiche vndoubtedly hee will doe, if he finde vs sleepyng. Let vs awake therefore. For if the good man of the house knew what houre the theefe would come, he would surely watch & not suffer his house to be brokē vp. Let vs awake therefore I say: Let vs not suffer our house to be brokē vp. MarginaliaMath. 24Resist the deuill, sayth S. Iames, MarginaliaIacob. 4.& he will flee frō you. Let vs therefore resist him manfully, and taking the crosse vpon our shoulders, let vs followe our captayne Christ who by hys owne bloud hath dedicated and hallowed the way whiche leadeath vnto the father, that is, to the light which no man can attayne, the fountayn of the euerlasting ioyes. Marginalia1. Tim. 6.Let vs follow I say, whether hee calleth & allureth vs, that after these afflictions which last but for a moment whereby he tryeth our fayth as gold by the fire, we may euerlastingly raygne and triumph with him in the glory of the father, and that through the same our Lord and sauior Iesus Christe, to whome with the father and the holye Ghost be all honour and glory nowe and for euer. Amen. Amen.

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Good father, forasmuche as I haue determined wyth my selfe, to poure forth these my cogitations into your bosome, here me thinketh I see you sodainly lifting vp your head towardes heauen, after youre maner, and then looking vpon me with your propheticall countenaunce, and speaking vnto me, with these or like woordes. Trust not my sonne (I beseethe you vouchsafe me the honour of this name: for in so doing I shall thinke my selfe both honoured, and loued of you.) Trust not I say my sonne to these worde weapons: for the kingdom of God is not in words but in power. Marginalia1. Cor. 4.And remember alwayes the wordes of the Lord: do not imagine afore hand, what and how you wil speake. For it shall be geuen you, euen in that same houre what ye shall speake. For it is not ye that speake, but þe spirite of your father which speaketh in you. MarginaliaMath. 10. Marke. 11.I pray you therfore father, pray for me, that I may cast my whole care vppon him, & trust vpon him in all perils. MarginaliaEphes. 6.For I know, and am surely perswaded, that what soeuer I can imagine or think afore hand, it is nothing, except he assist me with his spirite when the tyme is. I beseeche you therefore Father, pray for me, that such a complet harnes of the spirite, such boldnes of minde may be geuen vnto me, that I may out of a true faith say with Dauid. I wil not trust in my bow, and it is not my sword, þt shal saue me. MarginaliaPsalme 44.For he hath no plesure in the strength of an horse. &c. MarginaliaPsalm. 147.But the Lordes delight is in them that feare him and put theyr trust in his mercy. I beseech you pray, pray, that I may enter this fight only in the name of God, and that when all is past, I being not ouercome through his gracious ayde, may remayne,

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