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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Robin CalyThomas Darbyshire
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Robin Caly

Persecutor of protestants.

Richard Gibson was sent for by a promoter called Robin Caly. 1563, p. 1640, 1570, p. 2224, 1576, p. 1920, 1583, p. 2026.

Caly acted impiously and cruelly towards Gibson as he transferred him from prison. 1563, p. 1641, 1570, p. 2224, 1576, p. 1920, 1583, p. 2026.

Bonner sent Robin Caly (Robin Papist) to bring Alexander Wimshurst before him. 1570, p. 2276, 1576, p. 1965, 1583, p. 2072.

Robin Caly apprehended Alexander Wimshurst. 1570, p. 2276, 1576, p. 1965, 1583, p. 2072.

[Also known as Robin Papist.]

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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 Martyrdome of Iohn Hallingdale, William Sparrow, and Richard Gibson.

MarginaliaAnno 1558. Nouember.tauntes of the City of London, and the prisoners of the prison of the sayd Counter in the Poultry, and greatly to the hurt & dammage of his owne soule, offending especially in the Artiles followyng. By reason whereof the sayde Richard Gibson was, and is of the iurisdiction of the sayde Byshoppe of London, and subiect to the sayd iurisdiction, to make aunsweare to his offences and transgression vnder written, according to the order of the law.

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2. Secondly, that the sayd Richard Gibson hath vnreuerentlye spoken agaynste the Pope, and Sea and Churche of Rome, and likewise agaynst the whole Church of this Realme of Englande, and agaynst the seuen Sacramentes of the Catholicke and whole Churche of Christendome and agaynst the Articles of the Christian fayth here obserued in this Realme of England, and agaynst the commendable and laudable Ceremonies of the Catholicke Church.

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3. Thirdly, that the sayd Richard Gibson hath commended, allowed, defended, and liked, both Cranmer, Latimer, Ridley, and also all other heretickes here in this Realme of Englande, according to the Ecclesiasticall lawes condemned for heretickes, and also liked all their hereticall and erroneous, damnable, and wicked opinions, especially agaynst the Sacrament of the aultar, and the authority of the Pope and Sea of Rome, with the whole Religion therof.

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4 Fourthly, that the sayd Richard Gibson hath cōforted, ayded, assisted and mainteined by words and otherwise, hereticks and erroneous persons, or at the least suspected and infamed of heresies and errors condemned by the Catholicke Churche, to continue in their hereticall and erroneous opinions aforesayde, fauouring and counselling the same vnto his power.

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MarginaliaQueene Maries Religion disproued.5. Fifthly, that the sayd Gibson hath affirmed and sayde that the Religion and Fayth commonly obserued, kepte, and vsed now here in this Realme of Englande, is not good and laudable nor in any wise agreable vnto Gods word and commaundement.

MarginaliaThe booke of English Seruice.6. Sixtly, that the sayd Gibson hath affirmed that the English seruice, and the bookes commonly called the bookes of communion, or common prayer, here set forth in this Realme of Englande in the time of K Edwarde the sixt, were in all partes and poyntes good and godlye, and that the same onely and no other ought to be obserued and kept in this Realme of England.

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MarginaliaMattens, Masse, Euensong refused.7. Seuenthly that the sayd Gibson hath affirmed, that if he may once be out of prison and at liberty, he will not come to any parish church, or ecclesiasticall place to heare Mattins Masse, Euē song, or any diuine seruice now vsed in this Realme of Englande, nor come to procession vpon times and dayes accustomed, nor beare at any time any Taper or Candle, nor receiue at any tyme Ashes, nor beare at anye time Palme, nor receiue Pax at Masse time, nor receiue holy water, nor holy bread, nor obserue the ceremonies or vsages of the Catholicke Church, here obserued or kept commonly in this realme of England.

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MarginaliaAuricular confession.8. Eightly, that the said Gibson hath affirmed that he is not boūd at any time, though he haue liberty, and the presence of a Priest conuenient and meete, to confesse his sinnes to the sayd Prieste, nor to receiue absolution of his sinnes, at his handes, nor to receiue of him the sacrament commonly called the Sacramente of the aultar, after such forme as is now vsed within this Realme of England.

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MarginaliaPopishe fast and prayer.9. Ninthly, that the sayd Gibson hath affirmed, that prayer vnto Sayntes, or prayers for the dead, are not laudable, auayleable, or profitable: and that no man is bound at any time, or in any place, to fast or pray, but onely at his owne will and pleasure, and that it is not lawful to reserue or keepe the sayd sacrament of the aultar, nor in any wise to adore and worship it.

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The greatest matter whiche hee was charged withall, was for not comming to Confession, being thereunto required, for not receiuing of the sacramentes of the Popysh making, and for that he would not sweare to answere vnto theyr interrogatoryes layd agaynst him.

Notwithstanding after these his first examinations, he continued in the aforesayde Prison of the Counter a good space, from the moneth of May, vnto Nouember: at what time he was agayne produced vnto the finall examinatiō iudiciary. Where is to bee noted, that MarginaliaRichard Gibson a tall and bigge man.M. Gibson being a very big and talle man, of a personable and heroycall stature, was sent for of Boner by a little and short person, a promoter, like Robin Papiste, called Robin Caley, if it were not he himselfe.

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This Robin Caley hauing the conducting of the sayde Gentleman from the Pultry, would needes hale him thorow Chepeside, the gentleman desiring him to turne some other waye. But the more the Gentleman entreated, the more fierce was the sely iack vpon him: MarginaliaIntolerable bragging of a vile Promotour.and drawing and holding him by the arme, woold needes hale him through the high street, that the all world might see what he coulde do in his office. M. Gibsō desirous to be led without holding, willed and entreated him to let his arme loose: he

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would go quietly of his accord wt him whether he would, onely crauing that he might go by him freely without noting of the people.

The saucy and impotent miser the Promoter hearing this, who was scarse able to reach vnto his shoulders: nay (sayth he) thou shalt not escape me so, come on thy wayes. Thou shalt not choose but come: & so reaching at his arme, would needes drag him vnto the Byshop. The Gentleman content to goe, yet loth to be notified in the streetes, gently requested agayne and agayne, that refrayning hys hold, he would suffer him to goe of his owne free and volūtary will: he should not neede to feare him, for he would not start frō him. To whom the Caytiff, looking vp to his face: Come on thy way, sayth he, I wil hold thee fast, spite thy beard, and whether thou wilt or no.

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Mayster Gibson seing and beholding the intollerable bragging of the wretched miser, and moued therwith not a little, could beare no longer, but sayd: Wilt thou sayd he? and addeth moreouer,  

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The first Edition goes on: "protestynge with a greate oath" (p. 1642).

bitterlye looking downe towardes hym, that if he dyd not incontinentlye plucke awaye hys hand (and so stayed withall) he would immediatly wring his necke from his body. Whereupon Robin Papist the Promoter, was fayne to plucke awaye his holde, and so proceeded they vnto the Bishop, there to bee examined agayne before him.

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MarginaliaAn other appearing of Richard Gibson.After this, an other day being assigned him to appeare agayne, muche talke past betweene him and Darbyshyre, then Chauncellour. But in fine, being required to sweare that he should aunswere vnto all they would demaund, he denyed to aunswere vnto all thinges the Bishops should commaund hym as Ordinary: for he is not (sayeth he) mine Ordinary, and so bidde him goe tell the Byshoppe. Before the which Byshoppe he being then commaunded to appeare the Friday next following, was brought vnto the Iustice Hall without Newgate, where he had the like conflictes with the foresayde Bishoppe and diuers other Iustices. At length he was assigned the Saterdaye folowing, to be present in the Bishops consistory Court, to heare his finall sentence. At whiche day and place, the sayd Examinate appearyng as he was commaunded, the Byshop after other matter of communication, asked hym if he knew any cause why the sentence should not be read agaynst him. To whom the sayd Mayster Gibson auuswered, that the Bishoppe had nothing wherefor iustly to condemne him. The Bishops reason was agayne obiected to him, that men sayd he was an euil man. To whom Gibson replying agayne: yea, sayth he, and so may I saye of you also. To be short, after this and such other talke, MarginaliaSentence read agaynst Richard Gibson.the Bishop hasted vnto the sentence. Which being read, Gibson yet agayne admonished to remember himselfe and to saue his soule, sayd, that he would not heare the Byshops babling, and sayd moreouer, boldly protesting and affirming that he was contrarye and an enemye to them all in his mind and opinion, although he had afore time kepte it secret in minde for feare of the law. And speaking to the bishop: blessed, sayd he, am I that am cursed at your handes. We haue nothing now, but thus will I. For as the bishop sayth, so must it be. And now heresy is to turne the trueth of Gods word into lyes, and that do you, meaning the bishop and his felowes.

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Thus this valiaunt souldiour fighting for the Gospel and sincere doctrine of Gods trueth and religion, agaynst falsehood and errour, was committed with his felowes to the secular power.

And so these three godly men, Iohn Hallingdale, William Sparrow, and Maister Gibson, being thus appointed to the slaughter, were the xij. day after theyr condemnation (which was the xviij. day of the sayde Moneth of Nouember) burnt in Smithfielde in London. MarginaliaThe Martyrdome of Iohn Hallingdale, William Sparrow, Richard Gibson. Anno. 1557. Nouember 18.And beyng brought thyther to the stake, after theyr prayer made, they were bound thereunto with cheines, and wood sette vnto them, and after wood, fire, in the which being compassed about, and the fierye flames consuming theyr fleshe, at þe last they yelded gloriously and ioyfully theyr soules and lyues into the holy handes of the Lord, to whose tuition and gouernement, I commend thee good Reader. Amen.

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¶ It is a litle aboue declared in this story of Richarde Gibson, how Boner ministred vnto the sayd Gibson certeyne Articles, to the nūber of nine. Now let vs see lykewise the Articles which the sayde Gibson ministred agayne to Boner, according to the same number of nine for him to aunswere vnto, as by the same here vnder written may appeare.

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