Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Edmund Allen10. Alice Benden and other martyrs11. Examinations of Matthew Plaise12. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs13. Ambrose14. Richard Lush15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. The Final Five Martyrs49. John Hunt and Richard White50. John Fetty51. Nicholas Burton52. John Fronton53. Another Martyrdom in Spain54. Baker and Burgate55. Burges and Hoker56. The Scourged: Introduction57. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax58. Thomas Greene59. Bartlett Greene and Cotton60. Steven Cotton's Letter61. James Harris62. Robert Williams63. Bonner's Beating of Boys64. A Beggar of Salisbury65. Providences: Introduction66. The Miraculously Preserved67. William Living68. Edward Grew69. William Browne70. Elizabeth Young71. Elizabeth Lawson72. Christenmas and Wattes73. John Glover74. Dabney75. Alexander Wimshurst76. Bosom's wife77. Lady Knevet78. John Davis79. Mistress Roberts80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Thomas Rose99. Troubles of Sandes100. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers101. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth102. The Unprosperous Queen Mary103. Punishments of Persecutors104. Foreign Examples105. A Letter to Henry II of France106. The Death of Henry II and others107. Justice Nine-Holes108. John Whiteman109. Admonition to the Reader110. Hales' Oration111. The Westminster Conference112. Appendix notes113. Ridley's Treatise114. Back to the Appendix notes115. Thomas Hitton116. John Melvyn's Letter117. Alcocke's Epistles118. Cautions to the Reader119. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material120. Priest's Wife of Exeter121. Snel122. Laremouth123. William Hunter's Letter124. Doctor Story125. The French Massacre
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John Story

(1510? - 1571)

1st Regius Professor of Civil Law. Roman catholic martyr. (DNB)

John Story was one of the recipients of the proclamation from Philip and Mary authorising the persecution of protestants. 1563, p. 1561, 1570, p. 2155, 1576, p. 1862, 1583, p. 1974[incorrectly numbered 1970].

In the 1563 edition, Foxe claims that Story urged that Elizabeth be executed, maintaining that it was pointless to cut the branches off a tree and not strike at its roots (1563, p. 1004). These passages were never reprinted.

In a letter to Augustine Bernher, Bradford asked him to discover what Master G. had said to Doctor Story and others. 1570, p. 1837, 1576, p. 1572, 1583, p. 1654.

Dr Story was said by Dr Martin to have been the chief procurer of the deaths of John Warren, his wife and daughter, although he was a relative of theirs. 1563, p. 1251, 1570, p. 1869, 1576, p. 1600, 1583, p. 1689.

When John Denley sang a psalm at his burning, Story rebuked him for it. 1563, p. 1249, 1570, p. 1867, 1576, p. 1598, 1583, p. 1686.

John Story is described by Foxe as one who was occupied with dispatching the godly during Mary's reign. 1563, p. 1383, 1570, p. 1952, 1576, p. 1679, 1583, p. 1786.

The first examination of John Philpot was by Cholmley, Master Roper and John Story and one of the scribes of the Arches at Newgate Hall on 2 October 1555. 1563, pp. 1388-90, 1570, pp. 1961-62, 1576, pp. 1688-89 , 1583, pp. 1795-96.

In Philpot's first examination, Story claimed that Philpot was guilty of heresy for speaking against the mass. 1563, pp. 1388-90, 1570, pp. 1961-62, 1576, pp. 1688-89, 1583, pp. 1795-96.

Philpot's second examination was before Cholmley, Roper, Story and Cook and the scribe on 24 October 1555. 1563, pp. 1390-92, 1570, pp. 1962-64, 1576, pp. 1689-91, 1583, pp. 1797-98.

During Philpot's second examination, Story demanded that Philpot be taken to Lollard's Tower, after which he was imprisoned in Bonner's coal house. 1563, pp. 1390-92, 1570, pp. 1962-64, 1576, pp. 1689-91, 1583, pp. 1797-98.

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.

Story was one of the commissioners who sent John Went, John Tudson, Thomas Brown and Joan Warren to be examined and imprisoned. 1563, p. 1453, 1570, p. 2016, 1576, p. 1737, 1583, p. 1845.

A complaint about John Tudson was sent to Story. 1563, p. 1467, 1570, p. 2029, 1576, p. 1749, 1583, p. 1857.

Cranmer was examined by Brookes, Martin and Story. 1563, pp. 1479-83, 1570, pp. 2046-47, 1576, pp. 1764-65, 1583, p. 1871.

A new commission was sent to Rome for the restoration of the pope's authority to allow the condemnation of Cranmer. Those sent were: James Brookes, Martyn and Story . 1570, p. 2047, 1576, p. 1765, 1583, p. 1871.

Story's oration against Cranmer. 1576, pp. 1769-70, 1583, pp. 1875-76.

Story said that they were true witnesses, as they swore allegience to the pope. Cranmer was was sent to Gloucester by Story. 1570, p. 2056, 1576, p. 1773, 1583, p. 1879.

Henry Adlington received a letter from John Careless, which referred to Story. 1570, pp. 2110-12, 1576, pp. 1833-34, 1583, pp. 1928-29.

Robert Farrer talked with Laurence Sheriff in the Rose tavern and suggested to Sheriff that Elizabeth had been involved in Wyatt's rebellion. Sheriff complained to Bonner about Farrer before Mordaunt, Sir John Baker, Darbyshire, Story, Harpsfield, and others. 1570, p. 2296, 1576, p. 1988, 1583, p. 1980.

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Ralph Allerton was examined on 24 April 1557 before Bonner, Lord North, Dr Story and others. 1563, p. 1621, 1570, p. 2210-11, 1576, p. 1907-08, 1583, p. 2015-16.

A chaplain asked Thomas Green to repeat the articles of his faith before Story. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2061.

Story questioned Green on the mass and the church fathers. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Green appeared again before Story. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Story commanded Green be whipped 100 times, although this was objected to, at which point Story said he would have Green's tongue cut out if he could. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2062.

Elizabeth Young's eighth examination was before Bonner, the dean of St Paul's and Story. 1570, pp. 2273-74, 1576, pp. 1962-63, 1583, pp. 2069-70.

Alexander Wimshurst was carried before Story and Cook who asked him where his whore was. Wimshurst defended his wife's honour and her whereabouts. 1570, p. 2276, 1576, p. 1965, 1583, p. 2072.

Edward Benet asked Story to help him out of prison, which he did, only to deliver him to Cluney who put him in stocks in the coalhouse for a week. 1570, p. 2279, 1576, p. 1968 [incorrectly numbered 1632], 1583, p. 2075.

Richard Waterson was examined by Story, when he was told that £40 would release him from punishment. This was reduced to £10 but eventually a warrant was made to Richard Grafton who was forced to watch the beating of Gye upon a cross at Bridewell. 1563, p. 1730 [incorrectly numbered 1703], 1583, p. 2144.

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John Story had accused Angel's wife of murdering a woman and her child who resided with her in her house. He sent her to Newgate. Sir Roger Cholmley dismissed the charges against her. 1563, p. 1707, 1570, p. 2299, 1576, p. 1991, 1583, p. 2010.

At Elizabeth's accession Story was committed to ward but he managed to escape overseas, where he met with the duke of Alva in Antwerp. 1583, p. 2153.

Parker, a merchant, was sent to apprehend Story and return him to England. 1583, p. 2153.

Parker told Story that a ship had come from England and that he might like to peruse the merchandise on board. Story suspected nothing, was caught and returned to England. 1583, p. 2153.

In prison, Story refused to agree to the act of supremacy and was subsequently hung, drawn and quartered as a traitor. 1583, p. 2153.

Foxe refers to his death. 1563, p. 1706.

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Lord Edward North

(1496? - 1564)

1st baron North of Kirtling (DNB ; Bindoff, Commons) Brother of Joan Wilkinson.

North was a supporter of Lady Jane Grey who gained Mary's favor.

He was one of the signatories of a letter from the privy council to Princess Mary, dated 9 July 1553, declaring that she was illegitimate and that Lady Jane Grey was Edward VI's true heir (1570, p. 1658; 1576, p. 1337; 1583, pp. 1406-7).

North was present at Gardiner's sermon, 30 September 1554 (1570, p. 1644; 1576, p. 1402; 1583, p. 1473).

He was ordered by the privy council to examine Cary, John Dee, John Field and Sir Thomas Benger. 1583, p. 1581

Isabel Malt claimed that Lord North and another nobleman offered her money in exchange for her infant son, hoping to pass the baby off as Mary?s son. 1570, p. 1772; 1576, p. 1513; 1583, p. 1597

Lord Edward North was one of the recipients of the proclamation from Philip and Mary authorising the persecution of protestants. 1563, p. 1561, 1570, p. 2155, 1576, p. 1862, 1583, p. 1974[incorrectly numbered 1970].

Ralph Allerton was examined on 24 April 1557 before Bonner, Lord North, Dr Story and others. 1563, p. 1621, 1570, p. 2210-11, 1576, p. 1907-08, 1583, p. 2015-16.

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Richard Cluney

Bonner's summoner. Keeper of Lollards Tower.

Cluney witnessed the degradation of John Hooper and John Rogers on 4 February 1555. 1563, p. 1058; 1570, p. 1681; 1576, p. 1435; 1583, p. 1508. [NB: Described as a bell ringer in 1563, p. 1058, but this was changed to summoner in later editions.]

Bonner's writ for the excommunication of John Tooley was sent to Cluney. 1563, p. 1143; 1570, p. 1757; 1576, p. 1501; 1583, p. 1582.

Robert Johnson wrote a letter to Bonner about Whittle, confirming Cluney's and Harpsfield's reports. He mentioned that Sir Thomas More's submission was read to him twice to no good effect. 1563, p. 1456, 1570, p. 2018, 1576, p. 1738, 1583, pp. 1846-47.

John Harpsfield wrote a letter to Bonner about Whittle's subscription, in which he mentioned Cluney's report. 1563, pp. 1455-56, 1570, pp. 2017-18, 1576, p. 1738, 1583, pp. 1846-47.

Margery Mearing was talking with a friend when she saw Cluney, Bonner's summoner, making his way to her house. Cluney took her away to be examined. 1563, p. 1646, 1570, p. 2228, 1576, p. 1924, 1583, p. 2031.

Cluney took William Living to his own house, robbed him, and then took him to Bonner's coalhouse and put him in the stocks. Cluney eventually brought him meat and then took him to Darbyshire who presented him with a list of names. Cluney took Julian Living to Lollards Tower. 1563, p. 1673, 1570, p. 2265, 1576, p. 1956, 1583, p. 2063.

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John Fetty was taken by Richard Tanner and his fellow constables to Sir John Mordaunt who then sent him to Cluney, Bonner's summoner, who sent him to Lollards Tower and put him in the stocks. 1563, p. 1693, 1570, p. 2257, 1576, p. 1949, 1583, p. 2056.

The chaplains had Cluney take William Fetty to his father in Lollards Tower. 1563, p. 1693, 1570, p. 2256, 1576, p. 1948, 1583, p. 2055.

The child told his father what had happened, at which point Cluney seized the child and returned him to Bonner's house. 1563, p. 1693, 1570, p. 2256, 1576, p. 1948, 1583, p. 2055.

Thomas Green was transferred quickly from Lollards Tower to the coalhouse by Cluney and then put in the stocks. 1563, p. 1685, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1953, 1583, p. 2060.

After examination, Cluney removed Green to prison again, first to the coalhouse and then the salthouse. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

Cluney delivered Green to Trinian, the porter of Christ's hospital, where he was thrown into the dungeon. 1563, p. 1688, 1570, p. 2263, 1576, p. 1954, 1583, p. 2061.

After Elizabeth Young's sixth examination, Darbyshire called on Cluney to take her away. Cluney took her to the stockhouse, where she was kept in irons, and then to Lollards Tower, where she was kept in stocks and irons. 1570, p. 2273, 1576, p. 1962, 1583, p. 2069.

Alexander Wimshurst was sent to Cluney's house in Paternoster Row, where he was to be carried forward to Lollard's Tower, but Cluney, his wife and maid had no time to lock up Wimshurst as they were extremely busy. When Wimshurst was left alone in Cluney's hall, a woman came to him and told him this was his chance to escape, which he took. 1570, p. 2276, 1576, p. 1965, 1583, p. 2072.

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Edward Benet asked Story to help him out of prison, which he did, only to deliver him to Cluney who put him in stocks in the coalhouse for a week. 1570, p. 2279, 1576, p. 1968 [incorrectly numbered 1632], 1583, p. 2075.

[Foxe occasionally refers to him as 'Richard Cloney'.]

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Thomas Darbyshire

(1518 - 1604)

Nephew of Edmund Bonner. Jesuit. DCL (1556). Prebend of Totenhall (1543), Hackney (1554). Rector of Fulham (1558) and St Magnus, near London Bridge (1558). Principal of Broadgates College, archdeacon of Essex (1558). Chancellor of London. Deprived of all preferments under Elizabeth. (DNB; Foster)

Darbyshire told Thomas Hawkes that the Bible was sufficient for salvation, but not instruction. 1563, p. 1149; 1570, p. 1759; 1576, p. 1551 [recte 1503]; 1583, p. 1586

On 6 June 1556, Darbyshire, Bonner's chancellor, read articles against Henry Adlington, Thomas Bowyer, Lyon Cawch, John Derifall, Agnes George, William Halliwell, Edmund Hurst, Ralph Jackson, Lawrence Parnam, Elizabeth Pepper, John Routh, George Searles, and Henry Wye. 1563, p. 1524, 1570, p. 2095, 1576, p. 1808, 1583, p. 1914.

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Robert Farrer talked with Laurence Sheriff in the Rose tavern and suggested to Sheriff that Elizabeth had been involved in Wyatt's rebellion. Sheriff complained to Bonner about Farrer before Mordaunt, Sir John Baker, Darbyshire, Story, Harpsfield, and others. 1570, p. 2296, 1576, p. 1988, 1583, p. 2097.

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Five who were martyred at Smithfield on April 12 1557 were first examined by Darbyshire, Bonner's chancellor. 1563, pp. 1567-70, 1570, pp. 2159-61, 1576, pp. 1865-67, 1583, pp. 1974-76.

Ralph Allerton was examined on 7 July by Darbyshire. 1563, p. 1626, 1570, p. 2212, 1576, p. 1908, 1583, p. 2016.

Articles against six martyred at Brentford were administered by Thomas Darbyshire on 20 June 1558. 1563, p. 1669, 1570, p. 2240, 1576, p. 1935, 1583, p. 2042.

Darbyshire examined William Living and his wife. 1563, p. 1673.

Sentence against them was read by Darbyshire in the presence of Edward Hastings and Thomas Cornwallis. 1563, p. 1669, 1570, p. 2241, 1576, p. 1935, 1583, p. 2039.

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Queene Mary. The examination of Rafe Allerton Martyr, with his answer to the same.

MarginaliaAnno 1556. September.the Chauncellour of London being present. Then were brought foorth certaine wrytings that I had set my hand vnto.

Boner. Come on your wayes, syrha. MarginaliaAllerton charged with his owne hand writing.Is not thys youre hand, and this, and this?

Rafe. Yea, they are my hande all of them: I confesse the same, neither yet will I denie any thing that I haue sette my hand vnto. But if I haue sette my hand to anye thing that is not lawfull, therefore am I sorie. Neuerthelesse, my hand I will not deny to be my doing.

Boner. Well sayde. Nowe yee must tell mee: Were you neuer at the Churche since you went from mee, at Masse and Mattens? &c.

Rafe. No my Lorde, not at Masse, Mattens, nor none other straunge woorshipping of God.

Boner. Yea, sayest thou so? Wast thou neither at thyne owne parish church, nor at none other? And doest thou also say, that it is a straunge worshipping? Why I praye thee, wilt thou not beleeue the Scripture to be true?

Rafe. Yes my Lorde, I beleeue the Scripture to be true, and in the defence of the same I entend to geue my life, rather then I will deny any part thereof, God willing.

Deane. My Lorde, this fellow will be an honest man, I heare by him. He will not stand in his opinion: for he sheweth himselfe gentle and pacient in his talke.

Boner. Oh, he is a glorious knaue. His painted termes shall no more deceiue me. Ah horeson Prickelouse, doeth not Christ say: This is my body? And howe darest thou deny these wordes, for to say as I haue a wryting to shew, and thine owne hand at the same? Lette me see, wilt thou deny this? Is not this thine owne hande?

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Rafe. Yes my Lord, it is mine owne hand, neyther am I ashamed thereof, because my confession therein is agreeable to Gods woorde. And where as you doe laye vnto my charge that I shoulde denye the woordes of our Sauiour Iesus Christ: Oh good Lord, from whence commeth this rash, hastie, and vntrue iudgement? Forsooth not from the spirite of truthe: for he leadeth men into all truthe, and is not the father of liers. Whereupon should your Lordship gather or say of me so diffamously? Wherefore I beseeche you, if I denie the Scriptures Canonicall, or anye parte thereof, then let me die.

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MarginaliaSyr Thomas Tye, lately turned to his vomet, thirsteth for bloud.Tie the Priest. My Lord, he is a very sedicious fellow, and perswadeth other men to doe as he himselfe doth, contrary to the order appoynted by the Queenes highnesse and the Clergie of this Realme. For a great sorte of the parish will be gathered one day to one place, and an other day to an other place to heare him: so that very fewe commeth to the Church to heare diuine seruice: and this was not onely before that he was taken and brought vnto the Councell, but also since his retourne home againe, he hath done much harme. For where both men and women were honestly disposed before, by Saint Anne, now are they as ill as he almoste. And furthermore, hee was not ashamed to withstande me before all the Parish, saying that we were of the malignant churche of Antichrist, and not of the true Church of Christ, alledging a great manye of Scriptures to serue for his purpose, saying: Good people, take heede, and beware of these bloudthirsty dogges. &c. And then I commaunded the Constable to apprehend hym, and so he did. Neuerthelesse after thys apprehension, the Constable let him goe about his businesse all the next day, so that wythout putting in of suerties, he lette him go into Suffolke and other places, for no goodnesse, I warrante you my Lorde: It were almes to teache suche Officers theyr duetie, howe they should let such rebels go at their owne libertie, after that they be apprehended and taken, but to keepe them fast in the stockes vntill they bring them before a Iustice.

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Rafe. As I sayde before, so say I nowe againe: thou arte not of the Churche of Christe, and that will I prooue, if I may be suffered. And where you said, that you commaunded the Constable to apprehende mee, MarginaliaAllerton apprehended, contrary to the lawes of the did so in deede contrary to the Lawes of this Realme, hauing neither to lay vnto my charge, Treason, Fellonie, nor murther: no neither had you Precept, Processe, nor Warrante to serue on me, and therefore I say, without a law was I apprehended. And whereas you seeke to trouble the Constable, because he kept mee not in the stockes three dayes & three nightes, it doth shewe a parte what you are. And my going into Suffolke was not for any euill, but only to buye halfe a bushell of corne for bread, for my poore wife & children, knowing that I had no longer time to tarrye wyth them. But if I had runne away, then you woulde surely haue laid somewhat to his charge.

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Boner. Goe to, thou art a Marchant in deede. Ah syrrha, before God thou shalt be burnt with fire. Thou knowest Richard Roth, doest thou not? Is hee of the same minde

that thou art off or no? canst thou tell.

Rafe. He is of age to answer: let him speake for himselfe: for I heare say that he is in your house.

Boner. Loe what a knaue heere is. Goe Clunie, fetche me Roth hither. By my trouth he is a false knaue: but yet art thou woorse then he. MarginaliaAllerton charged with Relaps.Ah Syrha, did not you sette your hand to a wryting, the tenoure whereof was, that if thou shoulde any time say or doe heretically, then it shoulde be lawfull for mee to take thee as a Relaps,  

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One vehemently suspected may be commanded a general abjuration of all heresies; after which, if he relapses into his former heresy, or associates with and favours heretics, he is delivered over to the secular power as a Relapse." (Chandler's Hist. of Persecution, p. 212; see Sexti Decretall. lib. v. tit. 2, ¶ 4; and Llorente's History of the Inquisition of Spain, Lond. 1826, p. 242..

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Rafe. Yea, that is so. But heere is to be asked whether it be sufficient, that my hād or name wryting be able to geue authoritie to you or to any other to kill mee. For if I, by wryting canne doe so muche, then must my authoritye be greater then yours. Neuerthelesse, I haue neither sayde nor done heretically, but like a true Christian man haue I behaued my selfe. And so I was committed into prison againe, and the 24. day of the same month, I was brought before the Bishop, the Lord North, D. Story and others, and after a long talke in Latine amongst themselues (vnto the which I gaue no answere, because they spake not to mee, although they spake of me) at the last the Byshoppe sayde.

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Boner. How say you syrrha? tell me briefly at one woord, wilt thou be contented to goe to Fulham with me, & there to kneele thee downe at masse, shewing thy self outwardly as though thou didst it with a good wil? Go to, speake.

Rafe. I will not say so.

Boner. Away with him, away with him.

MarginaliaAllerton brought agayne before Boner & certayne Lordes.The 2. day of May I was brought before the byshop, and three noble men of the counsell, whose names I doe not remember.

Boner. Lo my Lordes, the same is this fellowe that was sent vnto me from the Counsell, and did submit him selfe, so that I had halfe a hope of him: but by S. Anne I was alwayes in doubt of him. Neuerthelesse he was with me, and fared well, and when I deliuered him, I gaue hym money in his purse. How sayest thou? was it not so, as I tell my Lordes heere?

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Rafe. In deede my Lorde, I hadde meate and drynke enough: but I neuer came in bed all the while. And at my departing you gaue mee xij. d. howe be it I neuer asked none, nor would haue done.

A Lorde. Be good to him my Lorde. Hee will be an honest man.

Boner. Before God, howe should I trust him? He hathe once deceiued me already. But ye shall heare what he wil say to the blessed Sacrament of the altare. Howe say you sirha? after the woordes of consecration be spoken by the priest, there remaineth no bread, but the very bodye of our sauiour Iesus Christ, God and man, and none other substance, vnder the forme of bread?

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Rafe. Where finde you that, my Lord, wrytten?

Boner. Lo Syr. Why? Doeth not Christ saye: This is my body? Howe sayest thou? Wilt thou denye these woordes of our Sauiour Christ? Or els, was he a dissembler, speaking one thing, and meaning an other? Goe to, nowe I haue taken you.

Rafe. Yea my Lord, you haue taken me in dede, and will kepe me vntill you kill me. MarginaliaTransubstantiation.How be it my Lord, I maruel why you leaue out the beginning of the institution of the supper of our Lord? For Christ sayde: Take yee, and eate yee, this is my bodye. And if it will please you to ioyne the former woordes to the latter, then shall I make you an aunswer. For sure I am that Christe was no dissembler, neyther did he say one thing, and meane an other.

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Boner. Why? Then must thou needes saye, that it is hys body: for he sayeth it him selfe, and thou confessest that he will not lie.

Rafe. No my Lorde: he is true, and all menne are lyers. Notwithstanding, I vtterly refuse to take the woordes of our Sauior, so fantastically as you teach vs to take them: for then should we conspire with certaine heretickes, called the Nestorians: for they denie that Christ hadde a true naturall body, and so me thinke you doe, my Lord. If you wil affirm his body to be there, as you say he is, then must you needes also affirme, that it is a fantasticall bodye, and therfore looke to it for Gods sake, and let these wordes go before: Take yee, and eate ye, without which wordes the rest are sufficient: but when the worthy receiuers do take and eat, euen then is fulfilled the words of our Sauiour, vnto him, or euery of them, that so receiueth.

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Boner. Ah, I see well thou canste not vnderstand these woordes: I will shewe thee a Parable. MarginaliaBishop Boners parable.If I should set a peece of beefe before thee, and say, eate: is it no beefe? And then take part of it away, & send it to my cooke, and he shal change the fashion thereof, and make it looke like breade. What wouldest thou saye that it were no Beefe, because

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