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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Bartham Calthorp

Bartlett Green's thoughts on pride and gluttony were written in a book of Bartham Calthorp's 20 January 1556. 1563, p. 1458, 1570, p. 2022, 1576, p. 1743, 1583, p. 1851.

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Goring, Master Farneham, Master Fletewood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Hussey, Master Calthorp, Master Boyer and others. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, p. 1747-48, 1583, pp. 1855-56.

In a letter Bartlett Green asked Calthorpe to think on John Grove, an honest, poor man, Traiford and Rice ap Rice his accomplices, stating that his cousin, Thomas Witton, would be able to instruct him. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, p. 1748, 1583, p. 1856.

 
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Bell

In a letter Green asked Fleetwood to remember Wittrance and Cooke. He also stated that 'M.Fernham and M Bell, with M Hussey (as I hope) will dispatch Palmer and Richardson with his companions'. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Goring, Master Farneham, Master Fletewood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Hussey, Master Calthorp, Master Boyer and others. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, pp. 1855-56.

 
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Cooke

Debtor in Newgate prison.

Bartlett Green asked William Fleetwood to remember Cooke and commended his character. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

 
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Cotten

Of the Temple.

Green was beaten and scourged by Bonner. He later told Cotten of the Temple about it. 1570, p. 2027, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

 
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Fernham

In a letter Green asked Fleetwood to remember Wittrance and Cooke. He also stated that 'M Fernham and M Bell, with M Hussey (as I hope) will dispatch Palmer and Richardson with his companions'. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Goring, Master Ferneham, Master Fletewood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Hussey, Master Calthorp, Master Boyer and others. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, pp. 1747-48, 1583, pp. 1855-56.

 
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Goring

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Goring, Master Farneham, Master Fletewood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Hussey, Master Calthorp, Master Boyer and others. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, p. 1748, 1583, p. 1855.

 
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Master Boyer

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Boyer, Master Goring, Master Farneham, Master Fletewood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Hussey, Master Calthorp and others. 1563, pp. 1465-6, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, p. 1746-47, 1583, pp. 1855-56.

Bartlett Green believed that Master Boyer would look after the 'good and worthy wife Cooper and Bernard le Frenchman'. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1856.

 
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Palmer

In a letter Green asked Fleetwood to remember Wittrance and Cooke (he also stated that 'M Fernham and M Bell, with M Hussey (as I hope) will dispatch Palmer and Richardson with his companions'). 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

 
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Richardson

In a letter Green asked Fleetwood to remember Wittrance and Cooke. He also stated: 'M Fernham and M Bell, with M Hussey (as I hope) will dispatch Palmer and Richardson with his companions'. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

 
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Rosewell

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Goring, Master Farneham, Master Fletewood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Hussey, Master Calthorp, Master Boyer and others. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

 
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Thomas Hussey

Of the Arches. Gentleman from Lincolnshire; JP in Lincolnshire (1555) [SP11/5, no. 6].

Thomas Hussey was once an officer in the duke of Norfolk's house. 1563, p. 1191, 1570, p. 1786, 1576, p. 1526, 1583, p. 1609.

He had gone to the 'Reuestry' [registry?] to enquire for 'one Stoning' and when told by the undermarshals that there was no one of that name, he entered the house and met John Bradford. 1563, p. 1191, 1570, p. 1786, 1576, p. 1526, 1583, p. 1609.

Thomas Hussey met Bradford and spoke with him after his first examination. He told him that he could organise an escape for him, and that all those who had witnessed the examination could see that they had not reason to hold Bradford, yet Bradford did not want any assistance. 1563, p. 1191, 1570, p. 1786, 1576, p. 1525, 1583, p. 1609.

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Philpot's eleventh examination, on St Andrew's day, was before Durham, Chichester, Bath, Bonner, the prolocutor, Christopherson, Chadsey, Morgan of Oxford, Hussey of the Arches, Weston, John Harpsfield, Cosin, and Johnson. 1563, pp. 1425-34, 1570, pp. 1986-92, 1576, pp. 1710-15, 1583, pp. 1817-22.

Barlett Green wrote a farewell verse in a book of Master Hussey of the Temple 1563, p. 1465, 1570, p. 2027, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Hussey, Master Boyer, Master Goring, Master Farneham, Master Fletewood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Calthorp and others. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

In a letter Green asked Fleetwood to remember Wittrance and Cooke, also stating: 'M Fernham and M Bell, with M Hussey (as I hope) will dispatch Palmer and Richardson with his companions'. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

A commission was sent to Kent to find out the truth about Cranmer's beliefs and the charges of heresy against him. The commission members were Dr Belhouse, Chauncellor Cox and Hussey the registrar. 1570, p. 2042, 1576, p. 1761, 1583, p. 1867.

 
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William Fleetwood

Green wrote a farewell verse in a book belonging to William Fleetwood. 1563, p. 1465, 1570, p. 2027, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

In a letter Bartlett Green asked Fleetwood to remember Wittrance and Cooke He also stated that 'M Fernham and M Bell, with M Hussey (as I hope) will dispatch Palmer and Richardson with his companions'. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1748, 1583, p. 1855.

Bartlett Green wrote a letter to Master Goring, Master Farneham, Master Fleetwood, Master Rosewel, Master Bell, Master Hussey, Master Calthorp, Master Boyer and others. 1563, pp. 1465-66, 1570, pp. 2027-28, 1576, p. 1748, 1583, pp. 1855-56.

 
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Wittrance

Debtor in Newgate prison

Bartlett Green asked Fleetwood to remember Wittrance and commended his character. 1563, p. 1466, 1570, p. 2028, 1576, p. 1747, 1583, p. 1855.

1879 [1855]

Queene Mary. The story, examinations, and godly letters of M. Bartlet Grene Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno 1556. Ianuary.maundyng them to punishe their bodyes also.

Greene. But, sayde Greene, hee bad not put them to death.

Boner.. He bad punish them quoth Boner.

Greene. Yea, sayd Greene, but not put them to death.

Bo. That they should be punished, quoth Boner again.

This talke ended, he asked Greene if he woulde recant and returne to theyr Romishe mother. MarginaliaSentence geuen agaynst M. Grene.Whiche when he denyed, the Bishoppe pronounced the sentence difinitiue agaynst hym, and so committed him to the Sheriffes of London, who caused him to be carried to Newgate.

And as he was goyng thether, ther met with him two gentlemen, being both his speciall frendes, minding belike to comfort this theyr persecuted brother? but at theyr meeting, theyr louing and friendly hartes (not able anye longer to hide themselues) were manifested by the aboundaunce of theyr pittifull teares. To whom, when Greene sawe them, he sayd in these or like wordes: MarginaliaThe wordes of M. Grene to his friendes by the way going to Newgate.Ah my friends is this your comfort you are come to geue me, in this my occasion of heauinesse? Must I, who needed to haue comfort ministred to me, become now a comforter of you? And thus declaring his moste quiet and peaceable minde and conscience, he chearefully spake to them and others, vntil he came to the prison doore, into the which he ioyfully entred, and there remayned alwayes either in praier (whervnto he much gaue himselfe) or els in some other godlye meditations and exercises, vnto the xxviii. day of Ianuary, when hee with hys other aboue mentioned brethren went most chearefully vnto the place of their tormentes often repeating, as well by the waye, as also at the stake these Latine verses following.

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MarginaliaVerses of M. Grene written in his friendes booke.
Christe Deus, sine te spes est mihi nulla salutis.
Te duce vera sequor, te duce falsa nego.

In English thus.


O Christ my God, sure hope of health,
besides thee haue I none:
The truth I loue, and falsehoode hate,
by thee my guyde alone.

During the tyme of hys imprisonment in Newgate, diuers of hys frendes had accesse vnto him, to whome he gaue sundry godly exhortations: wherewith they were not onely well contented, but for better remēbrance, aswel of the same his instructions, as also of hys own good and godly person, they desired him to write somewhat in their bookes, which request he willingly graunted, as in maner here ensueth.

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These verses were written in a booke of mayster Hussey of the Temple.


Behold thy selfe by me, such one was I, as thou:
And thou in tyme shalt be, euen dust as I am now.

Bartlet Greene.

¶ These verses were also written in a booke of mayster William Fleetwood, of the same house.


My resting roode is founde, vayne hope & hap a dew.
Loue  

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Cattley/Pratt, VII, Appendix: ref page 742, line 22

{Cattley/Pratt alters 'loue' in the text to 'lout.'} To "lout" is to disappoint, befool, and has been restored to the present Editon of Foxe from that of 1563, p. 1465; a reading which subsequent impressions have corrupted into "love."

whome you list wt chāge, death shall me rid frō you.

Bartlet Greene.

MarginaliaThe singular modesty, and humble nature of M. Grene.Amonges others diuers and singular good vertues of this good manne, especially in him was to bee noted such a modest nature, so humbly thinking of himselfe, as in few men is to be found, euer deiecting hymselfe vnder that was in him, and euer seeming to be lesse then he was so that nothing lesse hee coulde abide, then to heare of hys prayse or commendation: as well declareth not onely his letter written to M. Philpot, wherin he doth earnestly expostulate with hym, for slaundring hym with prayse of his witte and learning, and other manifold vertues of great excellency, but also by his owne speache and aunsweres in his examination wherein he casteth from hym all knowledge of learning and cunning, when notwithstanding he had more in hym, then to anye mennes eyes dyd appeare.

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So great and admirable was this gift of modesty grafted in the nature of him, so farre abhorring from al pryde and arrogancie, that as he could not abide any thinge that was spoken to his aduauncement or prayse: so neither did there appeare in hym any shewe or bragge in those things wherein he might iustly glorye, whiche were his punishmentes and sufferinges for the cause and quarrel of christ. For when hee was beaten and scourged with roddes by

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Byshoppe Boner (which scarse any man would beleue, 

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Foxe is scandalized because Green's status as a gentleman should have exempted him from being beaten.

nor I neither, but that I heard it of him, whiche hearde it of his mouth) and he greatly reioyced in the same, yet his shamefast modestie was suche, that neuer hee woulde expresse any mention therof, least he shoulde seeme to glorye to muche in hymselfe, saue that onely he opened the same to one M. Cotten of the Temple a friend of hys, a little before his death.

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MarginaliaThe pitifull nature of M. Grene.Moreouer, to this rare and maydenly modestie in him was also adioyned the like nature of mercye and pittifull compassion: whiche affection though it seemed to be little regarded of some, yet in my minde is there no other thing wrought in nature, wherein man resembleth more truely the image of the high maiestie of almightye GOD then thys. And as in thys respecte of mercifull tendernesse, manne onely excelleth all other beastes: so almost no lesse may thys manne seeme to passe many other men, whose customable propertie and exercise was to visite the poore prysoners wyth hym in prison, both with bodily reliefe, and also wyth spirituall comforte: and finding manye of them (I meane suche as were there for thefte, and other naughty factes) verye penitent and sorye for theyr euill demeanours, in hope of theyr amendment, dyd not onely by mouthe, but also by hys letters require, yea, as it were of duetye in loue, dyd charge his friendes, to trauayle for theyr deliueraunces: such was the pittye and charritable mercye of thys godlye and most true member of Christes Churche: as appeareth by this letter here following.

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To my very louing frendes and maysters. M Goringe, M. Ferneham, M. Fleetwood, M. Rusewll. M. Bel, M Hussey, M. Calthrop, M. Boyer, and other my maisters of the Temple, Bartlet Greene wisheth health of bodye and soule. 
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The Letters from Bartlett Green

This letter was first printed in 1563, then in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 557-59 and then in all subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments. ECL 260, fos. 63r-64r is a copy of this letter. The manuscript letter is dated 27 January 1556, the day of Green's death.

MarginaliaA letter of M. Bartlet Grene to certayne of his louing friendes in the Temple. What true frendship is. True frendship is not measured by distance of place or of persons.VEry friendes are they, whiche are knitte together wyth the knotte of Charitie. Charitie doth not decaye, but increase in them that dye faythfully: whereof it followeth, that thoughe we be absent in body, yet are we present in the spirite, coupled together with the vnity of fayth in the bonde of peace, whyche is loue. How hee is worthy the name of a friend, that measureth hys frendship with the distaunce of place, or parting of persons? If thy frend be out of sight, is thy friendshyp ended? If he be gone into the Countrey, wilt thou cease to loue hym? If hee be passed the seas, will you so forsake hym? If hee be caryed into heauen, is Charitie hindred thereby? On the one side we haue the vse of the fathers from the primatiue Church, that gaue thankes for theyr frendes that dyed in the fayth, to proue that Charitie dyed not with death. On the other side (sayth Horace) Cœlum non animum mutant, qui trans mare currunt.

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What speake I of Horrace? Sayth not saincte Paule the same thynge: For we are members of hys bodye, of his flesh, and of his bloud, yea, we are members one of an other. Is the hand or arme foote or legge a member, when it is disseuered from the bodye? How can we be members, excepte we be ioyned together? MarginaliaLoue onely coupleth together.What is the line that coupleth vs, but loue? MarginaliaAll other thinges fayle, loue onely indureth for euer.When all thinges shal fayle loue fayleth neuer. Hope hath hys ende, when wee get that wee hoped for. Fayth is finished in heauen, loue endureth for euer: Loue (I say) that proceedeth of charitie, for carnall loue, when that which he loued is lost, doth pearish wyth the fleshe. Neyther was that euer but fleshly loue, which by distaunce of place, or seuering of bodyes, is parted asunder. If loue be the ende or sūme of the lawe, if heauen and yearth shall pearishe, it one iote of Gods wordes shall not decaye, why shouldee we thinke that loue lasteth not euer.

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I neede not to write much to you my frendes, neyther can I haue laysure nowe that the keepers are risen: but thys I saye: if we keepe Chrystes commaundemente in louynge eache other, as he loued vs, then should our loue be euerlasting. This frendship Paule felt when it moued him to saye, that neyther lengthe nor bredth (meanyng no distaunce of place) neyther height nor depth shoulde seuere hym from the loue of Christe. Waighe well thys place, and meate it wyth Paules measures: MarginaliaLoue vnfained neuer endeth.so shall we find that if our loue be vnfayned, it can neuer bee ended. Nowe may you saye, why wrytest thou this? Certes to the ende that if oure frendshippe bee stable, you may accomplishe thys the laste request of your friende, and performe after my death the friendshippe wee beganne in oure lyfe, that amitie maye encrease vntill GOD make it perfecte at oure next meetynge together.

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MarginaliaThe sute of M. Grene for the sauing of certayne poore prisoners in Newgate.Mayster Feetewood, I beseeche you remember Wittrance and Cooke, two singular men amongest common prisoners, M Fernham and mayster Bell, with M. Hussey (as I hope) wyll dispatch Palmer and Richardson with his companions. I praye

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