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PRINCETON • NEW JERSEY



Mrs. Robert Lenox Kennedy
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BR 1607 "?F5 '1837" v*. 5
Foxe, John, 1516-1587.
The acts and monuments of
John Foxe





and Monuments

of tfjese latter anlt ptrtllotts tiams,
toutI)tng matters of tfte CJ)urtf),

wherein are comprehended and described

the great persecutions & horrible troubles,

that haue bene wrousht and practised by

the Rcmishe Prelates, speeiallye in this

Kealme of England and Scotlande,

from the yeare of our Lorde a

thousande, unto the tyme

nowe present.

Gathered and collected according to the

true copies and wrytinpres certificatorie as wel

of the parties themseiues that suffered,

as also out of the Bishops Reeristera,











THE ACTS AND MONUMENTS
OF JOHN FOXE:



A NEW AND COMPLETE EDITION



WITH A PRELIMINARY DISSERTATION,
BV THE

HEV. GEORGE TOWNSEND, M.A.



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RECTOR OF BAGTHORP, NORFOLK,
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CONTENTS.

VOL. V.
CONTINUATION OF BOOK VIII.



PERTAINING TO THE LAST THREE HUNDRED YEARS FROM THE LOOSING
OUT OF SATAN.

A.D. PAGE

1533. The reign of Henry VIII. continued.

The Story, Examination, Death, and Martyrdom, of John

Frith 2

The Sum of John Frith's Book of the Sacrament .... 7
A Letter of John Frith to his Friends, concerning his

Troubles, &c 11

The Sentence given against John Frith 14

The Letter of John, Bishop of London, to certify the King of
the Condemnation of John Frith and Andrew Hewet . . 16

Andrew Hewet burned with Master Frith ibid.

The History of the Persecution and Death of Thomas Benet,
burned in Exeter : collected and testified by John Vowel,

alias Hoker 18

The Pope's Curse with Book, Bell, and Candle 20

The Matter between Gregory Basset and Thomas Benet . . 23
1528 A Table of certain Persons abjured within the Diocese of

to London, under Bishop Stokesley, with the Articles alleged

1533. against them 26

1531 William Tracy, Esquire, of Gloucestershire, with his Testament. 3 1

to The Table of Abjured Persons continued 32

1533. A Note of Richard Bayfield above mentioned; with the

Accusation of Edmund Peerson against him 43

1527 A compendious Discourse, comprehending the whole Sum and

to Matter concerning the Marriage between King Henry and

1533. Queen Anne Bullen ; and Queen Katharine divorced . . 45

The King's Oration to his Subjects 48

Queen Katherines Answer to the Cardinals 49

The King's Oration to the Legates 51

A Proclamation of the King, that nothing should be purchased

fiiom Rome 56

Certain Acts provided, concerning the Pope's Laws ... 58

1533. A Table of Degrees prohibited by God's Law to many . . 60

The Oaths of the Clergy to the Pope and to the King ... 61

The Abolishing of the Pope out of England 68

VOL. V. b



11 CONTENTS.

A.D. PAGE

1534. An old Prophecy of the Fall of the Pope; an Act for the
King's Supremacy, and a Proclamation for abolishing the
usurped Power of the Pope 69

The Oaths of Stephen Gardiner, John Stokesley, Edward Lee,
and Cuthbert Tonstal to the King 71

A Letter of the University of Cambridge, against the usurped
Power of the Bishop of Rome 73

The Book of Gardiner "De Vera Obedientia;" with his
Reasons against the Pope's Supremacy 74

The Preface of Edmund Bonner, Archdeacon of Leicester,
prefixed to Gardiner's Book 78

Notes on Tonstal's Sermon against the Pope's Supremacy . 80

Testimonies out of the Bishop's Book against the same . . 87

Testimonies of Bishops and Doctors of England against the
same - 89

The True Copy of a Letter of Cuthbert Tonstal, Bishop of
Durham, and John Stokesley, Bishop of London, to Cardinal
Pole, proving the Bishop of Rome to have no special Supe-
riority over other Bishops 90

1536. The Oration of Sir Ralph Sadler, Ambassador to the Scottish

King 103

Message of King Henry VIIL to the French King, by his

Ambassadoi", Dr. Edward Foxe, in defence of his Proceedings. 106
Another Message from the same, by his Ambassador Stephen

Gardiner 108

The King's Answer to the French King's Request . . . .109
The Oration of the King's Ambassador before the Emperor in

defence of his Cause Ill

The Life and Story of the True Servant and Martyr of God,

William Tyndale ; who, for his notable Pains and Travail,

may well be called the Apostle of England in this our Later

Age 114

The I'estimony of John Frith, in his Book of the Sacrament,

concerning William Tyndale ; Avith Tyndale's Supplication

to the King, Nobles, and Subjects of England .... 130
A Letter sent from William Tyndale unto Master Frith, being

in the Tower ; followed by another under the name of Jacob. 131
The Death of the Lady Katherine, Princess Dowager ; also

that of Queen Anne, with her Words at her Death . . . 134
A Protestation in the Name of the King, the Council, and the

Clergy of England ; why they refused to come to the Pope's

Council, at his call 138

1537. The King's Answer to the Rebels in Lincolnshire .... 145

1538. A Letter of Dr. Bonner, the King's x^mbassador in France, sent

to the Lord Cromwell, declaring the Order of his Promo-
tions and coming up 151

Another Letter from the same, complaining of Winchester ;
and also declaring how he was promoted, by the Lord Crom-
well, to the Bishopric of Hereford 152

A Letter of Dr. Thirleby to Heynes and Bonner .... 153

A Declaration fiom Bonner to the Loi'd Cromwell ; describing
to him the evil Behaviour of Stephen Gardiner, with special
causes why he mislikcd him 154

The Oath of Dr. Bonner when he was made Bishop of Lon-
don, together with Ecclesiastical Matters in 1538 . . . 162

The Contents of a Book of Articles devised by the King . . 163

The King's Injunctions, restricting the number of Holy-days :
also Injiuictions to the Clergy for the Reformation of the
Church; with others 165

The Sermon of John Longland, Bishop of Lincoln, on Good
Friday, before the King at (Greenwich, A.n. 1538; the
Theme from Hebrews xiii 171



CONTEXTS. Ill

A.D. PACK

153S. Friar Forrest executed for rebelling against the King's Supre-
macy 179

The History of the Worthy Martyr of God, John Lambert,
otherwise named Nicholson ; with his Troubles, Examina-
tions, and Answers, as well before Warham, Archbishop of
Canterbury, and other Bishops, as also before King Henry,
by whom at length he was condemned to Death, and burned
in Smithfield, 1538; also Articles laid to Lambert . . . 181
The Answer of John Lambert to the Forty-five Articles . .184
A Treatise of John Lambert upon the Sacrament, addressed to

the King 237

The Death of Robert Packington, with the Burjiing of Collins

in London, and of Cowbridge at Oxford 251

Putteden and Leiton, Martyrs 253

The Burning of N. Peke, at Ipswich 254

A Letter of King Henry to the Emperor, containing his Rea-
sons for refusing to take pai-t in the Council of Vhicenza . 255

1539. Certain Injunctions set forth by the authority of the King,

against English Books, Sects, and Sacramentaries also ; with

the putting down the Day of Thomas Becket 258

The variable Changes and Mutations in Religion in King
Henry s Days . 260

1540. The Act of the Six Articles ; the Penalties upon them, with the

Oath of the Commissioners 262

Allegations against the Six Articles : and first of Transubstan-

tiation 2G5

The Words of Elfric, written to Wulfsine, Bishop of Sher-

bourne, against Transubstantiation 275

Another Epistle of Elfric, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Wulf-

stane, Archbishop of York ; in Saxon, with the English . 276
A Sermon translated out of Latin into the Saxon Tongue, by
Elfric, against Transubstantiation, a.d. 996 : followed by the

English Translation 280

Verses in praise of Berengarius 296

The Words of the Council whereby Transubstantiation was

first established 297

The Second Article : of both kinds 299

The Third Article : of Private Masses, Trental Masses, and

Dirige Masses 302

The Fourth and Fifth Articles : of Vows and Priests' Mar-
riage 304

The Epistle of Volusianus, Bishop of Carthage, for Priests'
Marriage, translated from the Latin ; with two Latin Epi-
stles 315

Answer to Anselm's Reasons against Priests' Marriage . . 336
The Sixth Article : touching Auricular Confession .... 348
A Copy of Philip Melancthon's fruitful Epistle, sent to King

Henry, against the cruel Act of the Six Articles .... 350
A Note out of an old Martyrology of Canterbury ; also another. 358

An Act against Fornication of Priests 359

1525 The History concerning the Life, Acts, and Death of the

to famous and worthy Councillor, Lord Thomas Cromwell,

1540. Earl of Essex 362

The Effect and Contents of the Boston Pardons 364

1540. Cromwell's Oration to the Bishops assembled in the Convoca-
tion House 379

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Oration to the Bishops, fol-
lowed by that of Alexander Alesius, and of Foxe, Bishop

of Hereford 380

The Answer of the Bishop of London against Alesius . . • 383
The Story of one Frebani's Wife longing for a piece of Meat
in Lent 385



IV CONTENTS.

A.D. PACK

1540. How the Lord Cromwell helped Cranmer's Secretary . . . 388
The Lord Cromwell not forgetting his old Friends and Bene-
factors 391

A notable Story of the Lord Cromwell and an Italian . . . 392

Lord Cromwell's Words on the Scaffold ; with the Prayer that
he said at the Hour of his Death 402

A Booke entitled " The Fantassie of Idolatrie" 404

Of the Bible in English, printed in the Large Volume : also of
Edmund Bonner preferred to the Bishopric of London, by
means of the Lord Cromwell 410

The King's Brief for setting up the Bible ; with a Letter of
Edmund Bonner, for the execution of the King's Writ , . 412

The History of Roljert Barnes, Thomas Garret, and William
Jerome, Divines 414

The Story of Thomas Garret, or Gerrard, and of his Trouble at
Oxford ; testified and recorded by Anthony Dalaber, who
was there present the same time 421

Articles objected against Thomas Gan'et, some time Parish
Priest, Curate of All-Hallows in Honey Lane .... 427

The Life and Story of William Jerome, Vicar of Stepney, and
Martyr of Christ 429

The Story of Barnes, Jerome, and Garret, continued; with
the Causes of their Martyrdom 430

Winchester's Articles against Barnes 432

The Protestation of Dr. Barnes at the Stake 434

The Exhortation of Jerome to the People, and the concluding
Protestation of Thomas Garret 437

A Note of Three Papists, Powel, Fetherstone, and Abel, exe-
cuted at this same time 438

1541. A Note how Bonner sat in the Guildhall in Commission for the

Six Articles : also of the Condemning of Mekins .... 440

Richard Spencer, Ramsey, and Hewet, Martyrs, who suffered
at Salisbury 443

A brief Table of the Troubles at London, in the time of the
Six Articles; containing the Persons presented, with the
Causes of their Persecution ibid.

Certain Places or Articles gathered out of Alexander Seton's
Sermons by his Adversaries 449

The Story of John Porter, cruelly martyred for reading the
Bible in St. Raid's 451

A Note of one Thomas Sommcrs, imprisoned for the Gospel . 452

Thomas Bernard and James Morton, Martyrs; also Master
Barber who recanted 454

A merry and pleasant Nan-ation, touching a false fearful
Imagination of Fire, raised among the Doctors and Masters
of Oxford, in St. Mary's Church, at the Recantation of

Master Malary, Master of Arts of Cambridge 455

] 542. The King divorced from the Lady Anne of Clevcs, and married

to tlic Lady Katherine Howard, his fifth Wife .... 461

The King's Letter to Archbishop Cranmer, for the Abolish-
ing of Idolatry; also a Proclamation concerning eating

White Meats, &c 463

1544. The Trouble and Persecution of four Windsor Men, Robert

Testwood, Henry Filmer, Anthony Peerson, and John
Marbeck, for Righteousness' sake, and for the Gospel . . 464

The Original of Robert Testwood's Trouble, with other causes
of the same 465

The Original of Henry Filmer's Trouble, followed by that of
Anthony Peerson 470

The Examinations of John Marbeck ... - 474

Tile Suit of Marbeck's Wife to the Bishop of Winchester, for
her Husband 480



CONTKNTS. V

A.D. PAOE

1344. Other Examinations of Marbeck 482

The Suit of Fihiier's Wife, to the Bishops who sat in Com-
mission, for her Husband 485

The Martyrdom of Peerson, Testwood, and Filmer ; with the
manner of their" Condemnation, and how they died: — also
the sparing of Marbeck after he was sentenced to Death . 486
How all the Adversaries' Conspiracies were known .... 494
An Answer to the Cavilling Adversaries, touching John

Marbeck 496

1539 The Persecution in Calais, with the Martyrdom of George

to Bucker, otherwise called Adam Damlip, and others . . . 497

1544. Part of a Speech delivered by Thomas Brook, in the Lower

House, on the Bill of the Six Articles 503

Master Hale, of Gray's Inn, in Reply to Brook 504

The Story of William Smith, Curate ; also the Trouble of
John Butler, Commissary ; and the Recantation of divers

Calais Men 511

A new Commission appointed and sent over to Calais, with
the Second Trouble of Thomas Brook, William Stevens,
and others 514

1544. The Second Apprehension of Adam Damlip; with his Mar-

tyrdom 520

The Story of a Poor labouring Man, and also of one Dodd, a

Scotchman, burned at Calais 523

The Story of William Crossbowmaker, bearing a Billet in
Calais ; followed by an Example of Dr. London's Despite
against the Gospellers, as also the Fidelity of a Mati-on to

her Husband 525

Qualifications of the Act of the Six Articles 526

1545. The Recantation of John Heywood 528

Kerby, and Roger Clarke, of Suffolk, Martyrs 530

The Bill set upon the Town-house Door at Ipswich, the Night

before they were condemned 533

1545 The King's Oration to the Parliament-House, with Notes
to thereupon 534

1546. The two Examinations of the worthy Servant of God, Mistress

Anne Askew, daughter of Sir William Askew, knight, of
Lincolnshire : martyred in Smithfield for the constant and

faithful Testimony of the Truth 537

1546. The latter Apprehension and Examination of the worthy
Martyr of God, Mistress Anne Askew, before the King at
Greenwich 543

" The Confession of me Anne Askew, for the Time I was at
Newgate " 545

The Sum of her Condemnation, her Letter to the Lord Chan-
cellor, and her Faith ; with her Cruel Handling and Rack-
ing after her Condemnation 546

Anne Askew's Answer to John Lacels, followed by her Purga-
tion, her Confession of Faith, and her Prayer 548

The Martyrdom of John Lacels, John Adams, and Nicholas
Belenian ; followed by a Letter of Lacels, written out of Prison 55 1

Verses on Anne Askew ; also the Story of one Rogei's, Martyr,
burned in Smithfield . , 553

The Story of Queen Katherine Parr, late Queen and Wife to
King Henry the Eighth : wherein appeareth in what Danger
she was for the Gospel, by means of Stephen Gardiner, and
others of his Conspiracy ; and how gloriously she was pre-
served by her kind and loving Husband the King . . . ibid.

A Discourse touching a certain Policy used by Stephen Gar-
diner, in staying King Henry from redressing certain Abuses
in the Church ; also a Communication concerning the Re-
formation of Religion as well in France as in England . .561



VI CONTENTS.

A.D. PAGE

1546. A brief Narration of the Trouble of Sir George Blage . . . 564

A Proclamation for abolishing English Books, after the
Death of Anne Askew ; with the Names of the prohibited

Books 565

Heresies and Errors collected by the Bishops out of the Book

of Tyndale, named "The Wicked Mammon" 570

Other Heresies and Errors from "The Obedience of a Christian

Man " 577

Others also from " The Revelation of Antichrist" .... 582

Others also from " The Sum of the Scripture " 592

A Private Letter of the King to Bishop Bonner 005

1540 A History touching the Persecution in Scotland, with the

to Names of those who suffered after the time of Patrick Hamel-

1558. ton; especially concerning Sir John Borthwike, knight, with

his Articles and Answers 607

1543 The Story of Thomas Forret, Priest, and his Fellows . . . 621

to The Manner of Persecution used by the Cardinal of Scotland,

1558. against certain Persons in St. John's Town, or Perth . . . 623

The Condemnation of Master George Wisehart, Gentleman,

who suffered for the Faith of Christ at St. Andrews, in

Scotland, A.D. 1546 ; with his Articles and Answers . . . 625

Brief Account of the Sermon of Dean Winryme, followed by

the Examination of Wisehart 627

1549 The just Judgment of God upon Archbishop Beaton, with the

to Story and Martyrdom of Adam Wallace in Scotland . . 636

1558. The Schisms that arose in Scotland for the Pater-Noster . . 641

1558. The Martyrdom of the blessed Servant of God, Walter Mille,

with his Articles 644

1511 Persecution in Kent. A Table of certain true Servants of

to God, and Martyrs, omitted, who were burned in the Diocese

1539. of Canterbury, under Archbishop Warham ; with the Names

of their Persecutors and Accusers 647

The Order and Form of Process used against these Martyrs ;

and, first, of William Carder, A.D. 1511 648

Three divers sorts of Judgments amongst the Papists, against

Heretics as they call them 652

The Martyrdom of Laimcelot, John Painter, and Giles Ger-
mane : also of one Stile, burned in Smithfield with the

Apocalypse 655

The Sentence of Pope Clement against the Divorce of Queen

Katherine 658

A Copy of the Bull of Pope Leo X., no less slanderous than
barbarous, against Martin Liither and his Doctrine . . . 660

The Answer of Martin Luther to the same 672

The Tenor and Form of the Appeal of Martin Luther from

Pope Leo to the next general Council 688

1547. The Death of King Henry VIIL with the manner thereof . 689

A Tragical History of certain Friars in France, in the City of

Orleans, a.d. 1534 693

Bonner's Letter to Cloney, Keeper of the Coal-house for the
abolishing of Images 695

BOOK IX.

CONTAINING THE ACTS AND THINfiS DONE IN TUE REIGN OF KING EDWARD

THE SIXTH.

1547. Edward VI 697

The Words of Cardanus in commendation of King Edward. . 702
Certain Ecclesiastical Laws, or General Injimctions given by
King Edward to the Church of England; followed by others
to Thomas, Bishop of Westminster, as well from the King
as also from the Kinjj's Commissioners 706



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PAGE



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1547. A Letter of Edmund Bonner to the Bishop of Westminster,

concerning the abolishing of Candles, Ashes, and Palms,
and other Ceremonies 716

Letter of the Council to the Archbishop of Canterbury, for the
abolishing of Images; followed by one from Edmund
Bonner

Letters Missive from the Council to the Bishops, concerning
the Communion to be ministered in both kinds . . . .719

1548. Substance of the Petition of the Lords and Commons, in Par-

liament assembled, to the King 721

1549. Letters to and from Edmund Bonner, concerning the Abro-

gating of Private Masses ; especially the Apostles' Mass . 723
An Admonition of Lord Chancellor Rich to Justices of the

Peace 724

A Letter from the Council rebuking Bonner for Negligence in
setting out the Service Book; with Bonner's Letter to the

Dean and Chapter _• • 726

Certain Private Injunctions, Admonitions, and Articles given

to Bonner by the Council 729

Articles of the Commons of Devonshire and Cornwall to the

King; with the King's Answer 731

1547 Matter concerning Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London, with

to Declaration of the Acts and Process entered against him in

1549. King Edward's time 741

The King's Letter to the Commissioners concerning the Recan-
tation and Pardoning of Bonner . . 743

1549. Matters put to Bonner to redress ; with special points to be

treated by him, in his Sermon 745

The Denunciation of John Hooper and William Latimer,
against Bonner, to the King's Majesty, for leaving undone

the points before mentioned 747

The King's Commission for the Examination of Bishop Bonner. 748
The First Act or Session against Bishop Bonner, by the King's

Commissioners ; with the Tenor and Fonn of his Protestation. 750
The Second Appearance of Bonner at Lambeth ; with his
Answer to the Denunciation of Latimer and Hooper . . . 754

The Third Session against Bishop Bonner 763

The Answer of Bonner to the Articles objected to him by the

King's Commissioners the first time . . ^66

Certain Interrogatories exhibited by Bonner against the

Witnesses, upon the Articles above mentioned 770

A certain Declaration of the King, respecting his former
Commission, with Licence given to the Commissioners, as ^
well to determine as to hear, in the case of Bonner . . . 773
The Fourth Session in the Hall at Lambeth; with matter

exhibited by Bonner why he ought not to be convicted . . 774
The Information given against Hugh Latimer by Bonner . . 777
Interrogatories educed and ministered by Bonner against the

Witnesses ^"^

The Fifth Session against Bonner, with his Answers . . .781
The Recusation of the Judgment of Thomas Smith made by ^

Bishop Bonner ■ • 1°'^

The First Appellation intimated by Edmund Bonner . . . 785
The Sixth Session ; in the Great Hall at Lambeth . . . .788
The Second Appeal of Bonner, with a Letter to the Lord Mayor 790
The Seventh Session, at Lambeth; with Bishop Bonner's
Declaration to the Commissioners ; his Third Appeal, and

his Supplication to the Chancellor 792

His Sentence of Deprivation, Supplication, and other Docu-
ments '^'



ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOL. V.

The Burning of John Frith and Andrew Hewet .... page 18

The Martyrdom and Burning of William Tyndale 127

The Burning of the constant Martyr, John Lambert .... 236

The Burning of Barnes, Jerome, and Garret 438

The Martyrdom of Peerson, Testwood, and Filmer 493

The Burning of Anne Askew, John Lacels, John Adams, and

Nicholas Belenian 550



ACTS AND MONUMENTS.



VOL. V.



ACTS AND MONUMENTS.



CONTINUATION OF BOOK VIII.



PERTAINING TO



THE LAST THREE HUNDRED YEARS FROM THE LOOSING OUT

OF SATAN.



CONTINUING THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH MATTERS APPERTAIN-
ING TO BOTH STATES, AS WELL ECCLESIASTICAL, AS
CIVIL AND TEMPORAL.^

Cfje ^tocp, aEjcammation, ^catfj, and jaartpcoora of Siofjn 5Fnt{j.

Amongst all other chances lamentable, there hath been none a Henry
long time which seemed unto me more grievous, than the lamentable ^^^^'
death and cruel handling of John Frith, so learned and excellent a A. D.
young man ; who had so profited in all kind of learning and know- ^^33.
ledge, that there was scarcely his equal amongst all his companions ;
and who besides, withal, had such a godliness of life joined with his
doctrine, that it was hard to judge in which of them he was more
commendable, being greatly praiseworthy in them both : but as
touching his doctrine, by the grace of Christ we will speak here-
after.

Of the great godliness which Avas in him, this may serve for ex-
periment sufficient, for that notwithstanding his other manifold and
singular gifts and ornaments of the mind, in him most pregnant,
wherewithal he might have opened an easy way unto honour and
dignity, notwithstanding he rather chose wholly to consecrate himself
unto the church of Christ, excellently showing forth, and practising
in himself, the precept so highly commended of the philosophers,
touching the life of man : which life, they say, is given unto us in
such sort, that how much the better the man is, so much the less he
should live unto hunself, but unto others, serving for the common
utility ; and that we should think a great part of our birth to be due
unto our parents, a greater part unto our country, and the greatest
part of all to be bestowed upon the church, if we will be counted
good men. First of all he began his study at Cambridge ; in whom

ri) Edition 1563, p. 497. Ed. 1570, p. 1173. Ed. 1576, p. 1004. Ed. 1583, p. 1031. Ed. 1597, p. 941.
Ed. 1684, vol. ii. p. 250.— Ed.

b2



THE STOllY OF JOHN I'RITH.



fiptry nature had planted, being but a child, marvellous instinctions and



VIII.



love unto learning, whercunto he was addicted. He had also a
A. D. wonderful promptness of wit, and a ready capacity to receive and
*^^^^' understand any thing, insomuch that he seemed hot only to be sent
unto learning, but also born for the same purpose. Neither was there
any diligence wanting in him, equal unto that towardness, or worthy



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