♣1r

The first examinacyon
of Anne Askewe, latelye martyred
in Smythfelde, by the Romysh
popes upholders,

with
the Elucydacyon of
Johan Bale.

Anne Askewe stode fast by thys veryte of
God to the ende.

A drawing of Anne Askew with a halo on her head, a pen in her left hand and a Bible in her right hand. A snake dressed as a church official crawls at her feet. The drawing’s caption is to the right of the figure, rotated ninety degrees to the right, and the epigraph is to the figure’s left, also rotated ninety degrees to the right.

INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalme 116.
“The veryte of the Lorde endureth forever.”

“Favoure is disceytfull/ and bewtye is a vayne
thynge. But a woman that feareth the
lorde/ is worthye to be praysed. She openeth
her mouthe to wysdome/ and in her language
is the lawe of grace.”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverb. xxxj.
♣1v ♣2r


Johan Bale to the
Christen readers.

Amonge other most syngular
offyces (dylygent
reader) whych the lorde
hath appoynted to be
done in the ernest sprete
of Helyas, by the forerōonners
of hys lattre aperaunce, thys is one
verye specyall to be noted. They shall
turne the hartes of their auncyēent elders
into the chyldrēen, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mala.4. And the unbelevers
of their tyme, to the wysdome of
those ryghtouse fathers, as ded Johan
Baptyst
afore hys first cōommynge, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 1.
That is (sayth Bedas ca. 68. de temporum Bedes
prophecy

ratione
) the faythe and fervent zele
of the prophetes and Apostles shall they
plant in their hartes, whych shall in those
dayes lyve and be amonge men conversaunt.
& than wyll breake fourth (sayth
he as a verye true prophete) soche horryble
persecucyon, as wyll first of all take
from the worlde, those myghtye beliases
by tryumphaunt martyrdome, to the
terryfyenge of other in the same fayth, ♣ij of ♣2v
2. sortes. of whom some shall becom through that
occasyon, most gloryouse martyrs unto
Christ also, & some verye wycked Apostataes
forsakynge hys lyvelye doctryne. for
by the seyd Bedas testymonye in the begynnynge
of the same chaptre, two most
certayne sygnes shall we thāan have that
the lattre judgement daye is at hande.
The returne of Israels remnaunt unto 2. sygnes.
their lorde God, and the horryble persecucyon
of Antichrist.


Conferre with thys treated scripture
and former prophecye of that vertuouse
man Bedas, the worldes alteracyon
now, with the terryble turmoylynges of
our tyme. And as in a most clere myrrour,
ye shall wele perceyve them at thys
Israelytes.
present, to be in most quyck workynge.
And as concernynge the Israelytes or
Jewes, I have both seane and knowne
of them in Germanye, most faythfull
Christen belevers. Neyther is it
in the prophecye INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.(Osee 3.) that they
shuld at that daye be all converted,
no more than they were at Johan Baptystes
preachynge, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 1. for as Esaye
reporteth, though the posteryte of Jacob
be as the see sande (innumerable) yet ♣3r 3
yet shall but a remnaunt of them convert
than unto their lorde God. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esaie
10.
And though the lorde hath syfted
that howse of Israel (as broused corne
in a syffe) amonge all other nacyons,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Amos 9. yet shall not that remnaunt of
theirs perysh, but at that daye be saved,
through the onlye eleccyon of preachers
grace, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Romano. 11. Now concernynge
the afore seyd forerōonners, in thys most
wonderfull change of the worlde before
the lattre ende therof. I thynke within
thys realme of Englande, besydes other Tyndale.
Barnes.

nacyons abroade, the sprete of Helyas
was not all a slepe in good Wyllyam
Tyndale
, Robert Barnes, & soche
other more, whome Antichristes vyolence
hath sent hens in fyre to heaven,
as Helyas went afore in the frierye charett,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.4.Regum 2.


These turned the hartes of the fathers
into the chyldren, soche tyme as
they toke from a great nombre of our
nacyon, by their godlye preachynges
and writynges, the corrupted beleve of
the pope & hys mastrye workers (whych
were no fathers, but cruell robbers & destroyers,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joāan.10.) reducynge thēem agayn ♣iij to the ♣3v
to the true faythe of Abraham and Peter,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gene.15. and INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.16. The pure
beleve in Christes birthe and passyon, The fathers.

whych Adam and Noe sucked out of the
first promes of God, Jacob and Moses
out of the seconde, David and the prophetes
out of the thirde, and so fourth
the Apostles and fathers out of the other
scriptures, so firmelye planted they in
the consciences of manye, that no cruell
kynde of deathe coulde averte thēem from
it. As we have for example their constaunt
dyscyples, and now stronge witnesses
of Jesus Christ, Johan Lassels and Martyrs
Anne Askewe, with their other. ii. companyons,
verye gloryouse martyrs afore
God, what though they be not so afore
the wronge judgynge eyes of the worlde
whom the bloudye remnaunt of Antichrist
put unto most cruell deathe in
Smythfelde at London, in 1546-07the yeare of
our lorde, M.D.XLVI. in Julye
.


If they be onlye (as was Johan Baptyst)
great afore the lorde by the holye
scriptures allowaunce, whych are strongelye
adourned with the graces of hys
sprete, as faythe, force, understandynge,
wysdome, pacyence, love, longe sufferauncece and ♣4r
and soche lyke. I dare boldelye afferme
these 4.myghtye witnesses also to be
the same, so well as the martyrs of the
prymatyve or Apostles churche. For so Christen
martyrs.

strongelye had these those vertues as
they, and so boldelye objected their bodyes
to the deathe for the undefyled
Christen beleve, agaynst the malygnaūunt
Synagoge of Sathan, as ever ded they,
for no tyrannye admyttynge anye create
or corruptyble substaunce for their eternall Breade.
lyvynge. If their blynde babyes
to prove them unlyke, do object agaynst
me, the myracles shewed at their deathes
more than at these, as that unfaythfull
generacyon is ever desyerouse
of wonders, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.12. I wolde but knowe
of thēem, what myracles were shewed
whan Johan Baptystes head was cut of
in the preson? INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Marci 6. and whan James myracles
the Apostle was byheaded at Hierusalem?
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto.12. These 2. were excellent
afore God, what though they were
but myserable wretches, lyght fellawes,
sedycyouse heretykes, busye knaves, and
lowsye beggers in the syght of noble kyng
Herode and hys honorable counsell of rochettes
prelates. For had not rochettes and syde ♣iiij gownes ♣4v
gownes bene at hande, haplye they had
not so lyghtlye dyed.


If they allege Steven, to maynteyne
Steven. their purpose, that he at hys deathe behelde
heaven open. I aske of thēem agayne
what they were whych se it more than
hys owne persone? Sure I am that their
wycked predecessours there present, se
it not. For they stopped their eares,
whan he tolde them therof, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Actorum 7. Legēendes.
If they yet brynge fourth the other hystoryes
of Apostles and martyrs. I answere
them, that all they are of no soche
autoryte, as these here afore. The popes
martyrs in dede, were moche fuller of
myracles than ever were Christes, as
hysselfe tolde us they shulde be so, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mathei
24.
Yet wrought fryre Forest, Johan Forest.
Fysher.
More.

Fisher
, and Thomas More no myracles,
what though manye be now regestred
in their lyves and legendes by the
fryres of Fraunce, Italye, and Spayne.
Besydes that Johan Cochleus hath
written of them, ad Paulum Pōontificem,
ad regem Henricum, and also in their
defence agaynst doctor Sampson. With
that Erasmus ded also ad Huttenūum. P. Writers.
M.
ad Gasparem Aggripam, Albertus Pighius, ♣5r 5
Pighius
, Rivius, Fichardus, & a great
sort more. And as for the holye mayde of
kēent with Doctor Hockynge, though they
wrought great wonders by their lyfe,
yet apered non at their deathes. Of hys
owne chosen martyrs, Christ loketh for Christen
martyrs.

non other myracle, but that onlye they
persever faythfull to the ende, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.
10.
And never denye hys veryte afore
men. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 12. For that worthye vyctorye
of the synnefull worlde, standeth in the
invyncyblenesse of faythe, and not in myracles
and wonders, as those waverynge
wittes suppose, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Joan.5.


Ryght wonderfullye wyll thys apere
Anne Askewe
in the ii. myghtye conflyctes here after
folowynge, whych the faythfull servaunt
of Jesu Anne Askewe, a gentylwoman
verye yonge, dayntye, and tender,
had with that outragynge Synagoge,
in her ii. examynacyons, about
the xxv. yeare of her age, whom she
sent abroade by her owne hande writynge.
The handelynges of her other
iii. companyons, shall be shewed in
other severall treatyses at layser. For
Goddes
power.
the glorye and great power of the ♣v lorde, ♣5v
lorde, so manyfestlye aperynge in hys elect
vessels, maye not now perysh at all
handes, & be unthankefullye neglected
but be spred the worlde over, as wele in
Latyne as Englysh, to the perpetuall infamye
of so wyllfullye cruell and spyghtfull
tyrauntes. Nothynge at all shall it
terryfye us, nor yet in anye poynt lett us
of our purpose, that our bokes are now in
Englande condempned and brent, by Bokes cōondempned.

the Byshoppes and prestes with their
frantyck affynyte, the great Antichristes
upholders, whych seke by all practyses
possyble to turune over the kynges most noble
and godlye enterpryse. But it wyll
from hens forth occasyon us, to set
fourth in the Latyne also, that afore we Latyne.
wrote onlye in the Englysh, and so make
their spirytuall wyckednesse and treason
knowne moche farther of. What
avayled it Joakim to burne Hieremyes
proyhecye by the ungracyouse counsell
of hys prelates: INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hiere.36. Eyther yet Antiochus
to set fyre on the other scriptures?
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Macha. 1. God wyll
be knowne.


After the Apostles were brought afore
the counsell and strayghtlye cōommaunded
to cease from preachynge, they preachedched ♣6r 6
moche more than afore. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto.4. In
most terryble persecucyons of the prymatyve
churche, were the examynacyons &
answers, tormentes and deathes of the
constaunt martyrs written, and sent abroade
all the whole worlde over, as
testyfyeth Eusebius Cesariensis in hys
ecclesyastyck hystorye. Their coppyes habounde
yet everye where. Great slaughter
& burnynge hath bene here in Englande
for Johan wycleves bokes, ever Johan
wycleves

bokes.

sens 1382the yeare of our lorde. M. CCC.
LXXXII
. Yet have not one of them
throughlye peryshed. I have at thys
houre the tytles of a C. and XLIIII.
of them, whych are manye more in nombre,
for some of them undre one tytle comprehendeth
ii. bokes, some iii. some iiii.
Yea, one of them contayneth xii. I thynke
not the contrarye, but ere the worlde
Canonyse be at a full ende, God wyll so gloryfye
that twentye tymes condempned heretyke,
execrated, cursed, spytted, and spatled
at, that all your popysh writers before
hys tyme and after, wyll be reckened
but vyle swyneheardes to hym, for the
good faver he bare to, Christes holye
Gospell, A verye madnesse is it to stryve agaynst ♣6v
agaynst God, whan he wyll have the longe
hydden inyquytees knowne. As the
godlye wyse man Gamaliel sayd, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto. gamaliel
5
. If thys enterpryse that is now taken
agaynst yow, be of God, ye shall never be
able with all your tyrannouse practyses
to dyssolve it.


Anne Askewe.
Now concernynge that blessed woman
Anne Askewe, whych latelye suffered
the tyrannye of thys worlde for ryght
wisnesse sake. In Lyncolne shyre was
she borne of a verye auncyent and noble
stocke, Sir Wyllyam Askewe a worthye
knyght beynge her father. But no
worthynesse in the flesh, neyther yet anye
worldlye noblenesse anuvayleth to godwarde,
afore whome is no acceptacyon
of persone, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Actorum 10. Onlye is it faythe True nobylyte.

with hys true love and feare, whych
maketh us the accept, noble and worthye
chyldren unto God, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.1. Wherof
by hys gyft, she had wonderfull habundaunce.
Lydia. Soch a won was she, as
was Lydia the purple sellar, whose harte
the lorde opened by the godlye preachynge
of Paule at Thyatira, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto.16.
For dylygent hede gave she to hys worde
whan it was ones taught without superstycyon,perstycyon ♣7r 7
& wolde no lōongar be a false
worshypper or ydolatour after the wycked
scole of Antichrist. But became frōom
thensfourth a true worshypper, worshyppyng
her lorde God (whych is a sprete &
not breade) in sprete & in veryte, accordynge
to that worde of hys, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.4. The
Gospell of Christ bare she in her harte,
as ded the holye mayde Cecilia, & never Cecilia.
after ceased frōom the stodye therof, nor frōom
godlye cōommunycacyon & prayer, tyll she
was clerlye by most cruell tormentes, taken
from thys wretched worlde.

By her do I here (dere fryndes in the
lorde) as ded the faythfull Bretherne in
Fraunce, at the cyties of Lyons and Vienna
by a lyke faythfull yonge woman
called Blandina. Whych was Blāandina
there put to deathe with. iii. myghtye
companyons more amonge other (as
thys was) for her Christēen beleve, about
0170the yeare of our lorde, C. and LXX. in
the prymatyve sprynge of their Christyanyte.
They wrote unto their Bretherne
in the landes of Asia & Phrygia
verye farre of, her myghtye stronge sufferynges
for Christes fayth, whych they knewe
nothynge of afore. I write here unto yow in ♣7v
yow in Englande the double processe of thys
noble woman, wherof ye are not ignoraunt,
Anne
Askewe
.
for so moche as it was there so manyfestlye
done amonge yow. Coupled I
have these ii. examples togyther, bycause
I fynde them in so manye poyntes agree.
Blandina was yonge and tender.
So was Anne Askewe also. But that
whych was frayle of nature in thēem both,
Christ made most stronge by hys grace.
Blandina had iii. ernest companyons in Companyons.

Christ, Maturus, Sanctes, and Attalus,
so ferventlye faythfull as her selfe.
So had Anne Askewe iii. fyre fellawes,
a gentylman called Johan Lassels her
instructour, a preste, and a tayler called
Johan Adlam, men in Christes veryte
unto the ende most cōonstaunt. With Blāandina Recāanters
were in preson, to the nombre of x.
whych renyed the truthe and were clerelye
forsaken of God for it. How manye
fell frōom Christ besydes Crome and Shaxton,
whan Anne Askewe stode fast by
hym, I am uncerteyne. But I counsell
them, as saynt Johan counselled the Tryed
Golde.

Laodycyanes, in the myserable estate
they are now in, to bye them throngh
tryed golde of Christ, least they perysh all ♣8r 8
all togyther, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca.3. If they had not
styll remayned in that chauncell, whome
Christ commaunded Johan in no
wyse to measure, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca.11. They had The chauncell.

never so shamefullye blasphemed, lyke
as Bedas also toucheth in hys former
prophecye.


Prompt was Blandina, and of most
lustye corage, in renderynge her lyfe for
the lyberte of her faythe. No lesse lyvelye Corage.
and quyck was Anne Askewe in all
her enprysonynges and tormēentes. Great
was the love, Blandina had to Christ.
No lesse was the love of Anne Askewe. Racked.
Blandina never faynted in torment. No
more ded Anne Askewe in sprete, whan
she was so terrybly racked of Wrysleye
the chaunceller and Ryche, that the stryn ges
of her armes and eyes were peryshed
Blandina deryded the cruelte of the tyrauntes.
So ded Anne Askewe the madnesse
of the Byshoppes and their spechemen.
Reade burnynge plates of yron and
of brasse had Blandina put to her sydes. Burned.
So had Anne Askewe the flamynge brāandes
of fyre. Full of God and hys veryte
was Blandina. So was Anne Askewe
to the verye ende. Christ wonderfullye tryumphed ♣8v
tryumphed in Blandina. So ded he in
Anne Askewe, whan she made no noyse
on the racke, and so ernestlye afterwarde
rejoyced in hym. Blandina was geven
fourth to wylde beastes to be devoured. Beastes.
So was Anne Askewe to cruell Byshoppes
& prestes, whom Christ calleth
ravenynge wolves, devourers, and theves.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.7. & INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan. 10. Blandina
upon the scaffolde boldelye reprehended
the pagane prestes of their errour.
So ded Anne Askewe whan she was
fast tyed to the stake, with stomack rebuke
that blasphemouse apostata Shaxtōon Shaxtōon.
with the Byshoppes and prestes generacyon,
for their manyfest mayntenaunce
of ydolatrye.


Blandina at the stake shewed a vysage
unterryfyed. So ded Anne Askewe a
countenaunce stowte, myghtye and ernest.
Infatygable was the sprete of Blāandina.
So was the sprete of Anne Askewe.
The love of Jesus Christ, the gyft Graces.
of the holye Ghost, and hope of the crowne
of martyrdome, greatlye mytygated
the payne in Blandina. So ded those iii.
worthye graces, the terrour of all tormentes
in Anne Askewe. The stronge sprete ★1r 9
sprete of Christ gave stomack to Blandina,
both to laugh and daunce. The same
myghtye sprete (; not the popes desperate
sprete) made Anne Askewe both to rejoyce Sprete.
and synge in the preson. So bolde
was Blandina (sayth Eusebius) that
with a presumpcyōon of stomack she cōommoved
with Christ unseane. I suppose Anne
Askewes
lattre examynacyōon, wyll shewe
Hygh stomacke.
her, not to do moche lesse. Gentyll was
Blāandina to the christēen belevers, & terryble
to their adversaryes. So was Anne
Askewe
verye lowlye to true teachers,
but scornefull and hygh stomaked to the
enemyes of truthe. Manye were converted
by the sufferaunce of Blandina. A
farre greatter nombre by the burnynge
of Anne Askewe. Though Blandina were
Mother. yonge, yet was she called the mother
of martyrs. Manye men have supposed
Anne Askewe. for her Christen constancye
to be no lesse. Blandina prayed for
her persecuters. So ded Anne Askewe
most ferventlye. The ashes of Blandina Ashes.
and of other martyrs, were throwne into
the flood of Rhodanus. What was
done with the Ashes of Anne Askewe &
her companyons, I can not yet tell.

All ★1v


All these former reportes of Blandina
and manye more besydes, hath Eusebius
in Ecclesiastica historia, libro 5. Tutors.
cap.1.2. & 3.
Hugo Floriacensis, Hermannus
Contractus
, Vincentius, Antoninus,
Petrus Equilinus, and other hystoryanes
more. And as touchynge Anne
Askewe
, these ii. examynacyons, with
her other knowne handelynges in Englande,
are wytnesses for her suffycyent. Not all
dead.

Thus hath not the fyre taken Anne Askewe
all whole from the worlde, but left
her here unto it more pure, perfyght, &
precyouse than afore, as it wyll also Johan
Lassels
within short space. So that
concernynge her, it maye wele be sayd,
that Paule verefyeth, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2. Cor. 12. The
strength of God is here made perfyght
by weakenesse. Whan she semed most feble, Weakenesse.

than was she most strōonge. And gladlye
she rejoyced in that weakenesse, that
Christes power myght strongelye dwell
in her. Thus choseth the lorde, the folysh
of thys worlde to confounde the wyse, &
the weake to deface the myghtye. Yea,
thynges despysed & thought verye vyle,
to brynge thynges unto nought whych
the worlde hath in most hyght reputacyōon.cyon. ★2r 10
I thynke yf thys martyr were ryghtlye
conferred, with those canonysed martyrs,
whych have had, and yet hath styll,
sensynges and syngynges, massynges & Martyrs
ryngynges īin the popes Englysh churche,
cause with cause and reason with reason
(as haplye here after they shall) she
shuld be a great blemysh unto them. An
example of stronge sufferaunce myght
thys holye martyr be, unto all them that Example
the lorde shall after lyke maner put forewarde
in thys horryble furye of Antichrist,
to the glorye of hys persecuted
churche. Amen.

A table compendyouse of
thys first boke.

  • Age of Anne Askewe, pre.5
  • Algerus a monke, 9
  • Anne Askewes lyfe, pre.6
  • Anne Askewes iii. companyons, pre.5. 7.
  • Anne Askewe, not all dead, pre.9
  • Antichristes workynges 25
  • Antiochus brent scriptures, pre.5, 22
  • Archedeacon of London, 21
  • Arnoldus Bostius 26
  • Artycles of the popes fayth. 35. 36 ★ij Barnes ★2v
  • Barnes and Tyndale, pre.3
  • Beastes eate the prestes God, 14
  • Bedas prophecye, pre.2. 8
  • Beleve in prestes lecherye 36
  • Blandina with Anne Askewe, pre.7. 8. 9
  • Bokes condēempned & brent. pre.5. 22. 43
  • Bokes not yet answered, 42
  • Bokes of Johan Wycleve, pre.6
  • Bonner a craftye wolfe, 18. 29. 42
  • Bonner playeth the foxe 18. 19. 20. 22
  • Bonner a false surgeon, 24
  • Boxers of their God, 26
  • Breade in a boxe 26
  • Cayphas of London, 22. 23. 25. 29
  • Catholick, not estemed, 38. 39
  • Chauncellour of London, 10. 16. 30
  • Christes dyvynyte, 9
  • Christ judged an heretyke, 25
  • Comparyson of Blandina, pre.7. 8. 9
  • Counsels for recantynge, pre.7
  • Crome and Shaxton, pre.7
  • Delayes of delyveraunce, 40
  • Doctryne of the supper, 4
  • Dogges Rhetoryck, 32
  • Dronkennesse of prestes, 14
  • Druydes, are pagane prestes, 7. 30
  • Eatynge dyverse, 4
  • Englysh women lerned, 11
  • Englande ★3r
  • Englande, all for the pope, 30
  • Eva, an Ankorasse, 26
  • Examynacyons written, pre.5. 6
  • Fayth of the fathers, pre.3
  • Fayth of the pope, 36
  • Feast of Corpus Christi, 26
  • Fyre, taketh not all awaye, pre.9
  • Foreronners of Christ, pre.2. 3
  • Fryres, for their Masse 30
  • Germanes, rayled on, 43
  • God a sprete & no breade, pre,7. 14
  • God falleth & is eaten, 14
  • God in the boxe, 26
  • Guimundus Aversanus, 9
  • Hawkynge of Byshoppes, 20
  • Helias sprete in our age, pre.2. 3
  • Henrye Spenser, warreth, 29
  • Heresye is Christes doctryne, 25
  • Hieremyes prophecye brent, pre.5 22
  • Hilda, a woman lerned, 11
  • Hystoryanes dyverse, pre.9
  • Hypocrytes resysted, 45. 46
  • Host, a God of the papystes, 14
  • James the apostle, pre.4
  • Idolaters without wytt, 14
  • Ignoraunt magistrates, 8
  • In Godstede, 28
  • Joakim brent scriptures, pre.5. 22 ★iij Iohan ★3v
  • Johan Baptyst, great, pre.3. 4
  • Johan wycleves bokes, pre.6
  • Johan wycleve dysputeth, 30
  • Johan wycleve and huss, 45
  • Johan frith offendeth, 21
  • Johan Lassels martyred pre.3. 7
  • Israelytes converted, pre.2
  • Judas sent to betraye, 12. 21. 25
  • Kynge, to be honoured, 46
  • Kynges godlye enterpryse, 5. 42
  • Kynges, in Gods cause resysted 45
  • Kingedom of the pope, 46. 43
  • Lecherye honoured, 36
  • Legendes and hystoryes, pre.4
  • Lordeshyppes of the clergye 33. 35
  • Manne wounded, 7. 24. 26
  • Marryage of prestes, 35. 39
  • Martyrs of the pope, pre.4
  • Martyrs hallowed and sensed, pre.9
  • Masse, is not of fayth, 3. 36
  • Masse is no good worke, 7
  • Masse, a mammetrouse Mazon, 21
  • Masses pryvate & common, 6. 30
  • Myce howseled of papystes, 9
  • Myracles loked for, pre.4. 5
  • Mouse eateth God, 8
  • Newe martyrs of Christ, pre.3. 4
  • Newe artycles of fayth, 36
  • Newe ★4r
  • Newe sayntes of the pope, pre.4
  • Nobylyte, wherof it ryseth, pre.6
  • No felde yet gotten, 42
  • No suertyes for Christ, 12
  • Objeccyon of papystes, pre.4
  • Obeye and praye, 45
  • Offence of prestes daungerouse, 17
  • Order of popysh scoles, 14. 15
  • Peryn, a foxish fryre, 8. 14. 30. 43
  • Peryn howseleth a mouse, 9, 14
  • Peryns iii. sermons, 43. 44
  • Peryn, the popes ape, 44
  • Practyse of prestes, 13. 18. 22. 28. 40, 41.
    42
  • Prestes mynystracyon in synne, 4. 25.
  • Prestes are tempters, 6. 12. 24
  • Prestes masse helpeth not, 7
  • Prestes of Lyncolne, 33. 34
  • Pryvate masses, 6. 30
  • Quarellynges of papystes, 32. 38
  • Questyon verye beastysh, 14. 29
  • Questmonger for antichrist, 3. 5. 25. 28
  • Racked was Anne Askewe, pre.8
  • Reallye, is not of beleve, 2
  • Renyers of Christ, pre.7
  • Receyvynge of the prest, 7
  • Rochestre and More pre.4
  • Sacrament, what it is, 2
  • Sampson and Wynchestre, 43 Scripture
  • ★4v
  • Scripture judged heresye, 27.28
  • Shaxton and Crome, pre.7. 8
  • Sylence for the pope, 43
  • Standysh a blasphemouse papyst, 31
  • Steven done to deathe, pre.4
  • Temples God dwelleth not in, 28
  • Temptacyōons of Bōonner, 21. 22. 23. 31
  • Thomas walden a fryre, 9
  • Thomas More and Rochestre pre.4
  • Tyndale and Barnes, pre.3
  • Tytles of Wycleves bokes, pre.6
  • Veryte demed heresye, 25
  • Vypers whelpes, 30
  • Unsuffycyent make they Christ, 37
  • Walter Hunte, a doctor 21
  • Whoredome is honoured 36
  • Whye Christ is renyed, pre.7
  • Wynchestres mouse howseled, 8. 14
  • Wynchestre and Sampson 43
  • Wynchestre the popes beare 44
  • Wynchestre at Utrecht 44
  • Wyttes soft and tendre 44
  • Women lerned 10
  • Wrysleye and Ryche 8

God save the kynge.

A1r 1

The first examinacion
of the worthye
servaunt of God mastres
Anne Askewe the yōonger doughter
of Sir Wyllyam Askewe
knyght of lyncolne shyre / latelye
martyred in Smithfelde.
by the Romysh popes
upholders.

The censure or judgemēent
of Johan Bale therupon,
after the sacred Scriptures and
Chronycles.


Of no lesse Christen constancie
was thys faythfull
wytnesse and holye
martyr of God, Anne Askewe,
nor no lesse a fast
membre of Christ by her
myghtye persystēence in hys veryte at thys
tyme of myschefe, than was the afore named
Blandina in the prymatyve churche.A che. A1v
Thys shall wele apere in her ii. examynacyons
or tyrannouuse handelynges
here folowynge, whome she wrote with
her owne hāande, at the instāant desyre of sirten
faythfull men and womēen, yea rather
at the secrete mocyon of God, that the
truth theroff myght be knowne the worlde
over. As within short space yt wyll be,
yf the latyne speche can cayrye yt. Marke
wele the cōommunycacyōons here both of her Spretes
and of her examyners, so provynge their
spretes as S. Johan the Apostle geveth
yow counsell. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1. Jo. 4. And than shall ye
knowe the tree by his frute, and the man
by hys worke.

Anne Askewe.


To satisfie your expectatiōon,
good people (sayth she) this was
my first examynacyon in 1545-03the
yeare of oure Lorde M.D. xlv
and in the moneth of Marche
,
first Christofer dare examyned Christofer
dare
.

me at Sadlers hall, beynge one
of the quest, and asked yf I ded
not beleve that the sacrament
hangynge over the aultre was the A2r 2
the verye bodye of Christ reallye.
Then I demaunded thys
questyon of hym, wherfore S.
Steven
was stoned to deathe?
And he sayd, he coulde not tell.
Then I answered, that no more
wolde I assoyle hys vayne questyon.

Johan Bale.


A sacrament (sayth Saynt Augustyne)
ys a sygne, shappe, or symylytode of
that yt representyth, and no God nor yet
thynge represented. Thys worde reall
or reallye, ys not of beleve, for yt ys not Reallye.
in all the sacred scriptures. Onlye ys yt
sophystycallye borowed of the paganes
lernynge by wynchestre & hys fellawes,
to corrupt our Christen faythe. Beware
of that fylthye poyson. The perfyght
beleve of Steven, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Actorum vii. of Paule
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Act.17. and of Salomon, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.3.Regum 8. et
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2.Parali.6. was, that God dwelleth not
in temples made with handes. Agreable
unto thys was the faythe of thys godlye
woman, whych neyther coulde beleve
that he dwelleth in the boxe. God The boxe
sayth, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esaie lxvi. Heaven is my seate, A ij not A2v
not the boxe. David sayth, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalm.113.
oure God is in heaven, not in the pixt.
Christ taught us to saye, whāan we praye,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth. 6. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 11, our father which art
in heaven, and not our father which art
in the boxe. Now discerne and judge.

Anne Askewe.


Secondly he sayd, that there
was a woman, whych ded testyfye,
Temples. that I shuld reade, how
God was not in temples made
with handes. Then I shewed
hym the vii. and the xvii. chaptre
of the Apostles actes, what
Steven & Paule had sayd therin.
Wherupon he asked me, how
I toke those sentēences? I answered,
that I wolde not throwe
pearles amonge swyne, for acornes
were good ynough.

Johan Bale.

An ignoraūunt woman, yea a beast with
out faythe, ys herin allowed to judge the
holye scriptures heresye, and agaynst all
good lawes admitted to accuse thys godlye A3r 3
godlye woman the servaūunt of Christ, for
Accusers. an haynouse heretyke, for the onlye readinge
of them. As perverse and blasphemouse
was thys qwestmonger as she, &
as beastlye ignoraūunt in the doctryne of
helthe, yet is neyther of them judged yll
of the worlde, but the one permitted to
accuse thys true membre of Christ, and
the other to cōondempne her. Wherfor her
answere out of the INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.vii. chaptre of Matthew,
was most fytt for them. For they
are no better than swyne, that so contempne
the precyouse treasure of the Gospell,
for the myre of mennys tradycyons.

Anne Askewe.


Thirdly he asked me, wherfor
I sayd, that I had rather
to reade fyve lynes in the Bible,
than to heare fyve masses in Masses
the temple. I confessed, that I
sayd no lesse. Not for the dysprayse
of eyther the Epistle or
Gospell. But by cause the one
ded greatlye edyfye me, & the
other nothinge at all. As saynt
Paule doth witnesse in the INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.xiiii Aiij chaptre A3v
chaptre of hys first Epistle to
the Corinthes
, where as he doth
saye. If the trumpe geveth
an uncertayne sounde, who
wyll prepare hymselfe to the
battayle?

Johan Bale.


A commaundement hath Christ geven
us, to serche the holye scriptures, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Johan.5.
for in them onlye is the lyfe eternall.
Blessed is he (sayth Christ unto Johan)
whych readeth and heareth the wordes
of thys prophecye, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apo.1. But of the
latyne popysh masse, is not one worde in
all the Byble, and therfor it perteyneth
not to faythe. A strayght cōommaundemēent
have almyghtye God geven, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Deutro.12. Gods
worde.

that nothynge be added to hys worde, nor
yet taken from it. Put thu nothynge unto
his wordes (saith Salomon, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Prov.30.)
least thu be foūunde in so doynge, a reprobate
persone and a lyar. S. Paule wylled
nothynge to be uttered in a dead speche.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Corin.14. (as are your masse and mattens)
but sylence alwayes to be in the
congregacyons, where as is no interpretour,
for fyve wordes (sayth he) avayleth more A4r 4
more to understāandynge, than x. thousande
wordes with the tonge. Thys proveth
tēemple servyce of the papystes all the yeare,
to be worth nothynge.

Anne Askewe.


Fortlye he layed unto my charge,
The prest that I shuld saye, If an yll
prest mynystred, it was the devyll
and not God. My answere
was, that I never spake soche
thynge. But thys was my
sayenge, That what so ever he
were, whych mynystred unto
me, hys yll condycyons coulde
not hurte my faythe. But in
sprete I receyved never the lesse,
the bodye and bloude off
Christ.

Johan Bale.


Christ sayth, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.6. Have not I chosen
yow xii. and yet one of yow is a devyll,
meanynge Judas that false & unfaythfull Judas.
prest. No lesse sayth Peter. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2.Pet.2.
of those lyēenge curates, by whome the truthe
is blasphemed, and the people made Aiiij mer- A4v
merchaundyce of in their covetousnesse.
If the yll frute than, be all one with the
yll tree in noughtynesse, the worke of a
devyll must be devylysh. God sayd unto
the wycked prestes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa. i. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hier.6. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Amos
5.
and INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mala.2. that he abhorred their Sacryfyces.

sacryfyces, and also hated them, even at
the verye hart, wyllynge both heaven &
earthe to marke it. Into Judas entered
Sathan, after the soppe was gevēen hym,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joāan.13. where as the other Apostles receyved
the bodye and bloude of Christ.
The table was all one to them both, so
was the breade which their mouthes receyved.
The inwarde receyvynges than
in Peter and in Judas, made all the dyversyte,
whych was beleve and unbeleve,
or faythe and unfaythfulnesse, as Christ The vi. of
Johan.

largelye declareth in the vi. of Johan,
where as he shewed afore hande, the full
doctryne of that mystycall supper. Onlye
he that beleveth, hath there the promes
of the lyfe everlastinge, and not he that
eateth the materyall breade. Of God
are they taught, and not of men, whych
trulye understande thys doctryne.

Anne Askewe.

Fiftlye A5r 5


Fiftly he asked me, what I
sayd cōoncernynge confession? I Cōonfession
answered hym my meanynge,
whych was as Saynt James
sayth, that everye man ought
to acknowlege hys fautes to other,
& the one to praye for the
other.

Johan Bale.


Thys cōonfessyon onlye do, the scripture
appoynt us, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jac.5. as we have offended
our neyber: But yf we have offēended God,
we must sorowfullye acknowlege it before
hym—And he (sayth INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Saynt Johan, 1.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Johan.1. hath faythfullye promysed to
forgeve us our synnes, yf we so do, and to
clense us from all unryghtousnesse. If
the lawe of truthe be in the prestes mouthe, Prestes.
he ys to be sought unto for godlye coūunsell,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mala.2. But yf he be a blasphemouse
hypocryte or superstycyouse fole, he ys
to be shourned as a most pestilēent poyson.

Anne Askewe.


Sixtly he asked me, what I
sayd to the kynges boke? And The kynges
boke.

I answered hym, that I coulde Av saye A5v
saye nothynge to it, bycause I
never sawe it.

Johan Bale.


All craftye wayes possyble, sought thys
quarellynge qwestmonger, or els the devyll
in hym, to brynge thys poore innocent
lambe to the slaughter place of Antichrist.
Moche after thys sort sought the
Pharysees.
wycked Pharysees by sertēen of their owne
faccyon or hyered satellytes with the Herodyanes,
to brynge Christ in daunger
of Cesar, & so to have hym slayne, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat.
22.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mar.12. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 21.

Anne Askewe.


Seventhly he asked me, if I
had the sprete of God in me: I
answered if I had not, I was
but a reprobate or cast awaye.

Johan Bale.


Electe are we of God (sayth Peter)
through the sanctyfyenge of the sprete. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.i.
Petri.i
.
In everye true Christen belever
dwelleth the sprete of God. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo.14. Their The sprete.

sowles are the sanctyfyed temples of the
holye Ghost. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Corin.3. He that hath not
the sprete of Christ (sayth Paule) is non
of Christes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Roma.8. To them is the holyelye A6r 6
Ghost gevēen, whych heareth the Gospell
and beleveth it, and not unto them
whych wyll be justyfyed by their workes.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gala.2. All these worthye scryptures cōonfirme
her saynge.

Anne Askewe.


Then he sayd, he had sent for
a prest to examyne me, whych
was there at hāande. The prest asked Ap:
me, what I sayd to the Sacramēent
of ye aultre: & requyred
moche to knowe therin my meaninge.
But I desyred hym agayne,
to holde me excused concernynge
that matter. Non other
answere wolde I make hym, because
I perceyved hym a papyst.

Johan Bale.


Mockynge prestes (sayth Esaye) hath
Mockers. rule of the lordes people. Whose voyces
are in their drūunckennesse. Byd that maye
be bydden, forbyd that maye be forbyddēen,
kepe backe that maye be kept backe, here
a lyttle and there a lyttle. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esaie xxviii. A
plage shal come upon these, for why,
they have chaunged the ordynaunces,
and made the everlastinge testament A6v
of nōon effect, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa.24. They witholde
(sayth S. Paule) the veryte of God
in unryghtousnesse, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Roma.1. They brede
A serpēent
ryseth.

cockatryce egges (sayth Esaye) and weve
the spyders webbe. Who so eateth of
their egges, dyeth. But if one treadeth
upon them, there cometh up a serpent,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esaie 59.

Anne Askewe.

Eyghtly he asked me, if I
ded not thynke, that pryvate
masses ded helpe sowles departed.
And I sayd, it was great
Idololatrye to beleve more in
thēem, than in the deathe whych
Christ dyed for us.

Johan Bale.


Here, ryseth the serpent of the cockatryce
egges, worckemāanlye to fulfyll the afore Masses
pryvate.

alleged prophecye. If their Masses
had bene of Gods creacyon, ordynaunce
or commaundement, or if they had bene
in anye poynt necessarye for mannys behove,
they had bene regestred in the boke
of lyfe, whych is the sacred Byble. But
therin is, neither mencyon of Masse pryvateuate A7r 7
nor publyque, severall nor commen,
syngle nor double, hygh nor lowe, by fote
not on horsebacke, or by note as they call
it. If they be thynges added by mannys
invencyon (as they can be non other, not
beynge there named) thāan am I sure that
the scriptures call them fylthynesse, rust,
chaffe, draffe, swylle, dronckēennesse, fornycacyon,
mēenstrue, mannys dyrt, adders egges,
poyson, snares, the breade of wycked
lyes, and the cuppe of Gods curse. Their
orygynall grounde shulde seme to be taken
Druydes. of the Druydes or pagane Prestes,
whych inhabyted thys realme longe afore
Christes incarnacyon, and had than
practysed sacryfyces publyque and pryvate.
Loke Cornelius Tacitus, Caius Julius,
Plinius, Strabo, & soch other authours.
That name of pryvacyon added
unto their Masse, clerelye depryveth it
of Christen communyon, where one man
eateth up all, & dystrybuteth nothynge.


How soche ware shulde helpe the sowles
For sowles.
departed, I can not tell. But wele I
wote, that the woūunded man betwixt Hierusalēem
and Hierico, had no helpe of thēem,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 10. The Samarytane whych was
rekened but a pagane amōonge them, was his A7v
hys onlye cōomfort. In the most popysh tyme
was never more horryble blasphemye,
than thys is. Thys wyckednesse impugneth
all the promyses of God concernynge
faythe and remyssyon of synnes. It repugneth
also to the whole doctryne of the
Gospell. The applycacyōon of Christes supper,
avayleth them onlye that be alyve,
takynge, eatynge, and drynkynge that is
The prestes
receyvynge.
therin mynystered. Nomore can the prestes
receyvynge of that sacrament profyght
an other man, thāan can hys receyvynge
of Baptysme or of penaunce, as they
call it. If it profyteth not the qwyck,
how can it profyght the dead? No sacrifyce
is the Masse, nor yet good worke, but
a blasphemouse prophanacyōon of the Lordes
holye supper, a manyfest wyckednesse,
an horryble Idololatrye, and a fowle abhomynacyon,
beynge thus a ryte of worshyppynge
without the worde, yea agaynst
the expresse worde of God.

Anne Askewe.


Then they had me frōom thens, Mayre.
unto my lorde Mayre. And he
examyned me, as they had before,
and I answered hym dyrectlyerectlye A8r 8
in all thynges, as I answered
the qweste afore.

Johan Bale.

After thys sort was Christ ledde from
the examinacyon of the clergye to Pylate,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth.17. In that the examynacyon
of the qweste and of the Mayre was all
one, ye maye wele knowe that they had
both one scole mastre, even the brutysh
byshopp of London. The ignoraunt magystrates Bonner.
of Englāande wyll neyther be godlye
wyse with David & Salomōon, nor yet
enbrace the ernest instruccyons of God,
to be lerned in the scriptures, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psa.2. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Sapiēen.6.
but styll be wycked mynysters, and
cruell servaunt slaves to Antichrist and
the devyll, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoc.17. More fyt are soche
Ignoraūunce.
wytlesse mayres and gracelesse offycers,
as knoweth not whyght from blacke, &
lyght frōom darknesse. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa.5. to fede swyne
or to kepe kaddowes, than to rule a
christen commynalte. A terryble daye abydeth
them, whych thus ordereth the innocent.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jaco.2.

Anne Askewe.


Besydes thys my lorde mayre
layed one thynge unto my charge, A8v
charge, which was never spokēen
of me, but of them. And that
was, whether a mouse eatynge
the hoste, receyved God or no?
Thys questyon ded I never aske,
but in dede they asked it of me,
wherunto I made them no answere,
but smyled.

Johan Bale.


Is not here (thynke yow) wele faverd
; wele fashyoned dyvynyte, to establysh
an artycle of the Christen faythe? Wylye
Wynchestre.
wynchestre answereth thys questyon as
folysh as it is, in hys wyse detectyōon of the
devyls sophystrye
, fo. 16.
Beleve (sayth
he) that a mouse can not devoure God.
Yet reporteth he after, in fo. 21. that Christes
bodye maye as wele dwell in a mouse
as it ded in Judas. Than foloweth fryre Peryn.
fynke, fryre Peryn I shuld saye, a bachelar
of the same scole. And he answereth
in the ende of hys thirde sermon, that
the Sacrament eaten of a mouse, is the
verye and reall bodye of Christ. And
whan he hath affermed it to be no derogacyon
to Christes presens, to lye in the mawe B1r 9
mawe of that mouse. He devydeth me Divisio
the one from the other, the sacramēent frōom
Christes bodye, cōoncludinge. That though
the sacrament be digested in the mouses
mawe, yet ys not Christes bodye there cōonsumed.
O blasphemouse beastes, & blynde
bloderynge Balaamytes.


Bycause these ii. workemen be scant
wyttye in their owne occupacyon, I shal
brynge them forth here ii. olde artyfycers
of theirs to helpe thēem, Guimundus Aversanus Guimundus.

Waldenus,

a byshopp, to helpe byshopp Steven,
& Thomas walden a fryre, to helpe
fryre Peryn. The sacramentes (saye they
both) are not eaten of myce, though they
seme so to be in the exteryour symylytudes.
For the vertues (sayth Guimundus)
of holye men, are not eaten of beastes,
whan they are eaten of them, li.2. de corpore
& sanguine domini.
No marrye (quoth
walden) nomore is the paynters occupacyon
destroyed, whan a picture is destroyed.
Marke thys gere for your lernynge.
But now cometh Algerus a monke, more Algerus.
craftye than they both, and he sayth li.2
cap.1. de Eucharistia
, that as wele is
thys meate spirytuall, as materyall, because
David calleth it the breade of Angels,B gels, B1v
and a breade from heaven, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psa.77.
That whych is materyall in thys breade
(sayth he) is consumed by dygestyon, but
that whych is spirytuall remayneth uncorrupted.


If we wolde attende wele unto Christes
dyvynyte, and lete these oyled dyvynes
dyspute amonge olde Gossypes, we
shuld sone dyscharge myce and rattes,
weake stomakes and parbreaking dronkardes,
of a farre other sort thāan thus, he Christus.
that eateth my fleshe (sayth Christ INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo.6.
and dryncketh my bloude, dwelleth in me
; I in hym. Thys eatynge is all one with
the dwellynge, & is neyther for myce nor
rattes, brent chauncels not dronken prestes.
For as we eate we dwell, and as we
dwell we eate, by a graunded and perfyght
faythe in hym. The substaunce of
that most godlye refeccyon lyeth not in
the mouth eatynge nor yet in the bellye
feadynge, though they be necessarye, but
in the onlye spirytuall or sowle eatynge.
No wyse man wyll thynke, that Christ Faythe.
wyll dwell in a mouse, nor yet that a
mouse can dwell in Christ, though it be
the doctryne of these doughtye dowsepers,pers, B2r 10
for they shall fynde no scriptures
for it. If these men were not enemyes
to faythe and fryndes to Idolatrye, they
wolde never teache soche fylthye lernynge.
More of thys shall I wryte (God Nota.
wyllynge) in the answere of their bokes.

Anne Askewe.


Then the Byshoppes chaunceller
rebuked me, & sayd, that
I was moche to blame for utterynge
the scriptures. For S.
Paule
(he sayd) forbode women Women.
to speake or to talke of the worde
of God. I answered hym,
that I knewe Paules meanynge
so well as he, whych is, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.i. Corinthiorum
xiiii,
that a woman
ought not to speake in the congregacyon
by the waye of teachynge.
And then I asked hym,
how manye women he had seane,
go into the pulpett and
preache. He sayde, he never Bij sawe B2v
sawe non. Then I sayd, he ought
to fynde no faute in poore women,
except they had offended
the lawe.

Johan Bale.


Plēenteouse ynough is her answere here,
unto thys quarellynge, and (as apereth)
unlerned chancellour. Manye godlye women Scripture
women.

both in the olde lawe and the newe,
were lerned in the scriptures, and made
utteraūunce of thēem to the glorye of God. As
we reade of Helisabeth, Marye, and Anna
the wydowe, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Lu.1.; 2. yet were they
not rebuked for it. yea, Marye Christes
mother retayned all, that was afterwarde
written of hym, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luc.2. yet was it not
imputed unto her an offence. Christ blamed
not the woman that cryed whyls
Women he was in preachynge, happye is the
wombe that bare the, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 11. The women
whych gave knowlege to hys dyscyples,
that he was rysen from deathe to lyfe,
dyscomfyted not he, but solaced them
with hys most gloryouse aperaūunce. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat.
28.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo.20. In the prymatyve churche, specyallye
in Saynt Hieromes tyme, was it
a great prayse unto women to be lerned in the B3r
in the scriptures. Great commendacyōons
geveth our Englysh Cronycles to Helena, Englysh
women

Ursula, and Hilda, women of our nacyon,
for beynge lerned also in the scriptures.
Soche a woman was the seyd Hilda,
as openlye dysputed in them agaynst
the superstycyons of certen byshoppes.
But thys chancellour by like, chaunced
upon that blynde popysh worke whych
Walter Hunte a whyte fryre, wrote iiii. Walter
hunte
.

score yeares a go, Contra doctrices mulieres,
agaynst scole women, or els some
otherlyke blynde Romysh beggeryes.

Anne Askewe.


Then my Lorde mayre commaunded
Preson. me to warde. I asked
hym, if suretees wolde not serve
me, And he made me short answere,
that he wolde take non.
Then was I had to the Coūuntre,
and there remayned xii. dayes,
no frynde admytted to speake
with me.

Johan Bale.


Here is Christ yet troden on the hele,
Christ trodēen on the
hele.
by that wycked serpent whych tempted B iij Eua. B3v
Eva. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gene.3. Hys faythfull membre for
belevynge in hym, is here throwne in preson.
And no marvele, for it was hys owne
promes, ye shall be brought before rulers
; debytees (sayth he) for my truthes sake
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. x ye shall be betrayed of your owne
nacyon and kyndred, & so throwne in preson,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luc. 21. If they have persecuted me,
thynke not but they wyll also persecute
yow, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo.15. Thys serpēent is agayne becomēen
the prynce of thys worlde, & holdeth the
governers therof captyve, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo.14. Suertees
wolde have bene taken for a thefe or
a mourtherer, but not for Christes mēembre,
the byshoppes chaūuncellour beynge at hāande,
nor yet her fryndes permytted to confort
her.

Anne Askewe.


A prest. But in the meane tyme there
was a prest sent to me, whych
sayd that he was cōommaūunded of
the byshopp to examyne me, &
to geve me good coūunsell, whych
he ded not But first he asked me
for what cause I was put in the
Coūunter: And I tolde hym I coulde
not tell. Then he sayd, it was great B4r 12
great pytie that I shulde be there
without cause, and cōoncluded
that he was verye sorye for me.

Johan Bale.


O temptacyon of Sathan. Christ beynge
in the solitarye wyldernesse alone, was
after thys flatterynge sort assaulted first
of hys enemye, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matt.4. Thys Judas was Judas.
sent afore to geve a fryndelye kysse, the
more depelye to trappe the innocēent in snare.
But Gods wysdome made her to perceyve
what he was. A false prophete is
sone knowne by hys frutes, amonge them
that are godlye wyse. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat.7. She consydered
with Salomon, that more to profyght
are the strypes of a frynde, thāan the
fraudolent kysses of a deceytfull enemye,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverb.27.

Anne Askewe.


Secondly he sayd, it was tolde
hym, that I shuld dennye the sacramēent The Sacrament.

of the aultre. And I answered
hym agayne, that that
I had sayd, I had sayd.

Johan Bale.


In thys brefe answere, she remēembred SalomōonsBiiij lomons B4v
coūunsell, Answere not a fole, all after
hys folyshnesse. Be ware of thēem (sayth
Christ) whych come in shepes clothynge,
for inwardlye they are most ravenynge
wolves, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat.7. God destroyeth the craftes
of the wycked (sayth Job) so that they
are not, hable to perfourme that they take
in hande. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Job 5

Anne Askewe.


Thirdly he asked me, if I were
shryven, I tolde hym no. Then
he sayd, he wolde brynge one to
me, for to shryve me. And I tolde Shriffte.
hym, so that I myght have one
of these iii. that is to saye, doctor
Crome, syr Gyllam, or Huntyngton,
I was contented, bycause
I knewe them to be men
of wysdome. As for yow or anye
other, I wyll not dysprayse,
bycause I knowe ye not. Then
he sayd, I wolde not have yow
thynke, but that I or an other
that shall be brought yow, shall
be as honest as they. For if we were B5r 13
were not, ye maye be sure, the
Kynge wolde not suffer us to
preache. Thēen I answered by the Prechers.
saynge of Salomon. By commonynge
with the wyse, I maye
lerne wysdome, but by talkynge
with a fole, I shall take skathe,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Prover.i.

Johan Bale.


Se how thys adversarye cōompaseth lyke
a ravenynge lyon, to devoure thys lambe
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Pet. 5. Now tempteth he her with Cōonfessyon,
Confessyōon whych hath bene soche a bayte of
theirs, as hath brought into their nettes
and snares the myghtyest prynces of
the worlde, both kynges and emprours.
Se here if they leave anye subtylte unsought,
to obtayne their praye. He reckened
by thys to wynne hys purpose, which
waye so ever she had taken. If she had Practyse
bene confessed to hym, he had knowne
whych waye she had bene bent. If she
had utterlye refused confessyon, he had
more matter to accuse her of. O subtyle
sede of the serpēent. Thys part played your
olde generacyon the Pharysees and prestesBv tes B5v
with Christ, to brynge hym in daūunger
of the lawe, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat.22. & INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo.8. No Christēen
erudycyon bryngeth thys prest, nor yet
Hypocryte good counsels of the scripture. But as
Esaye sayth. The hypocryte ymagyneth
abhomynacyon agaynst God, to famysh
the hungrye, and witholde drynke from
the thirstye. Yet shall not the eyes of the
seynge be dymme, nor the eares of the
hearynge be deffe, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa.32. If the kynge Prechers
admyt soche preachers (as I can not thynke
it) a sore plage remayneth both to hym
and to hys people.

Anne Askewe.

The host.


Fortly he asked me, if the host
shuld fall, and a beast ded eate
it, whether the beast ded receyve
God or no? I answered, Seynge
ye have taken the paynes
to aske thys questyon, I desyre
yow also to take so moche
payne more, as to assoyle it your
selfe. For I wyll not do it, bycause
I perceyve ye come to tēempte
me. And he sayd, it was agaynstynst B6r 14
the ordre of scoles, that he
whych asked the questyon, shuld
answere it. I tolde hym, I was
but a woman, & knewe not the
course of scoles.

Johan Bale.


Beastlye was that questyon, and of a
more beastlye brayne propouned to thys
womāan. Lyttle nede shall other men have
to manyfest their blasphemouse folyes,
whan they do it so playnelye their selves.
Who ever hearde afore, that their host
A fallynge
God.

was a God, and myght fall, and be eaten
of a beast, tyll they now so beastlye
tolde the tale? Though Saynt Paule,
where as it is ryghtlye mynystred, doth
call it the bodye of the Lorde. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.i.Corin.11.
Yet doth he not call it a God. Though
Christ sayth, Thys is my bodye, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth.
26.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Marci 14. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 22. yet sayth he not
thys is a God. For God is a sprete, and
no body, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joannis 4. Where God is eaten,
it is of the sprete, and neyther of
mouse nor ratte, as Wynchestre and Peryn, Wynchestre.

Peryn.

with other lyke popysh heretykes
have taught now of late by their owne
hande wrytynges. Oure God is in heauen B6v
heaven, and cannot fall nor yet be eaten
of beastes. If they have soche a God, as
maye both fall, and so be eaten, as thys
prest here confesseth, it is some false or An Idoll
counterfett God of their owne makynge.
I he maye putryfye or be consumed of
wormes, moule, rust, beast, or fyre, Baruch
sayth, it is an Idoll, & no God. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Baruch
6.


These witlesse ydolatours have no grace
in thys age, to hyde their olde legerdemaynes.
They fare lyke those dronken
Gossypes, whych tell more than all, whāan Lyke olde
Gossyppes.

their heades be full of wele gyngerdeale.
The proude crowne of the dronken
Ephraemytes (sayth Esaye) shall be troden
under fote. The prestes and the prophetes
do stacker, they are so overseane
with wyne, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa.28. They stomble in the
stretes, and have stayned thēemselves with
bloude. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Treno.4. All the dwellers of Juda Dronckēennesse.

(sayth the lorde) shall I fyll with drōonckennesse,
both the kynges and the prestes.
I wyll neyther perdon them, spare
them, nor yet have pytie on them, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hierc.
13.
And where as that dronckennesse is
(sayth Salomōon) there is no coūunsell kept, hypocryte
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Pro.31. In the ende, thys hypocryte full lyke B7r 15
lyke hymselfe, allegeth to thys woman, a
maner used of hys olde predecessours in
the scholes of falsehede. But frōom the scole
of truthe he bryngeth nothynge to the
confort of her conscyence. He declareth
full workemanlye in thys, what he and
hys generacyon seketh, by soche their spyrituall
and justyfyenge workes, ex opere
operato
.

Anne Askewe.


Fyftly he asked me, if I intended
to receyve the sacramēent Howsell.
at easter, or no? I answered, that
els I were no Christen woman,
and that I ded rejoyce, that the
tyme was so nere at hāande. And
thāan he departed thens, with manye
fayre wordes.

Johan Bale.


Thys hongrye wolfe practyseth by all
craftye wayes possyble, to sucke the bloude Spirituallye.

of thys innocent lambe. Is not that
(thynke yow) an holye congregacyon,
whych is thus spyrytuallye occupyed?
Some godlye wyse men wyll wondre,
that they be not ashamed. But marvele not B7v
not of it. For the holye Ghost sayth, in hys
fore judgemēentes, that the same holye mothet
whych hath hatched thēemup in oyles A whore.
; in shavynges, is an unshamefast whore,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apo.17. et INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Dan. 8. Than of verye nature
must her whelpes be shamelesse chyldren. Dogges.
Soche shamelesse dogges are they
(sayth Esaye) as be never satisfyed.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Es.56. whāan they kylle yow (sayth Christ)
they shall thynke they do God good servyce,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo. 16. so greatlye have their malyce
blynded them, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Sapiēen 2. whych is partlye
the drokennesse afore spoken of.

Anne Askewe.


And the xxiii. daye of Marche,
my cosyne Brittayne came
into the Counter to me, and asked
Baylynge.
there, whether I myght be
put to bayle or no? Then went
he immedyatlye unto my lorde
Mayre, desyerynge of hym to
be so good lorde unto me, that I
myght be bayled. My lorde answered
hym, and sayd, that he
wolde be glad to do ye best that
in hym laye, Howbeyt he couldede not B8r
not bayle me without the cōonsent
of a spirytuall offycer. So
requyrynge hym to go and speake
with the chaūuncellour of London.
For he sayd, lyke as he coulde
not commytt me to pryson
without the consent of a spirytuall
offycer, nomore coulde he
bayle me without cōonsent of the
same.

Johan Bale.


True is it here, that is written of S.
Johan
in the Apocalyppes, that Antichrist antichrist
is worshypped of the potentates &
kynges of the earthe, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apo.13. The mayre
of London, whych is the kynges liefe tenaunt,
and representeth there hys owne
persone, standeth here lyke a dead Idoll,
or lyke soche a servaunt slave as can do
nothynge within hys owne cytie concernynge
their matters. Who is lyke
the Beast (sayth Saynt Johan) who The beast
is able to warre with hym? He hath
brought all lāandes and their kyngedomes
in feare (sayth Esaye) the strength of
their cyties hath he taken awaye, and restray- B8v
restrayned the delyveraunce of their presoners,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa.14. The parēentes of hym that Exāamples
was borne blynde, feared thys spyrituall
tyrannye or captyvyte of theirs, soch tyme
as they were examyned of the byshoppes
for the syght of their sonne. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.9.
Soche as beleved in Christ amonge the
chefe rulers of the Jewes, wolde not be
acknowne therof, for feare of lyke vyolence, A custome.

INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.12. No newe thynge is it than
in that spirytuall generacyon, but a custome
of olde antyquyte. Both Christ and
hys Apostles have suffered lyke tyrannye
under them. But never ded they yet mynystre
it to anye creature after their exemple.

Anne Askewe.


So upon that he went to the The chaūunceller.

chancellour, requyrynge of hym
as he ded afore of my lorde may
re. He answered hym, that the
matter was so haynouse, that
he durst not of hymself do it,
without my Lorde of London
were made prevye therūunto. But
he sayd, he wolde speake unto my C1r 17
my lorde in it. And bad hym repare
unto hym the next morowe
and he shuld wele knowne my
lordes pleasure.

Johan Bale.


Ryghtwysnesse judge they synne, & synne
ryghtwysnesse, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Es.5. so unperfyght is
their syght, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jo.12. in that God hath geven
them up to their owne lustes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom.i.
What an haynouse matter is it holden
here, to beleve in Christ after the scriptures, Fayth in
Christ.

& not after their superstycyouse maner?
For non other cause coulde they laye
to thys woman, as ye have hearde here
afore, and as ye shall here after perceyve
more largelye. What so ever it be to offende
God or man, their offence maye be no
lesse than pryson and deathe. The Turke Tyrāannye.
is not more vēengeable, than is thys spyght
full spirytuall generacyon. Yet boast they
Christes religion, and the holye mother
churche.

Anne Askewe.


And upon the morowe after,
he came thydre, and spake both
with the chauncellour, & with C my C1v
lorde byshopp of London. My
lorde declared unto hym, that
he was verye wele contended
that I shuld come forth to a cōommunycacyon.
And appoynted
me to apere afore hym the next
daye after, at iii. of the clocke,
at after none. More over he
sayd unto hym, that he wolde Wylye.
Wylye.

there shulde be at that examynacyon,
soche lerned men as
I was affeccyoned to. That
they myght se, and also make
report, that I was handeled
with no rygour. He answered
hym, that he knewe no man
Subtyle. that I had more affeccyon to
than other. Than sayd the byshopp.
Yes, as I understande,
she is affeccyoned to Doctor
Crome, Sir Gyllam, Whyteheade,
and Huntyngton, that
they myght heare the matter.
For she ded knowe thēem to be lerned,ned C2r 18
and of a godlye judgemēent.

Johan Bale.


A foxysh faver was thys, both of the
chauncellour & byshopp, and soche a benyvolent
gēentylnesse, as not onlye sought her
bloude, but also the bloude of all them
whych are here named, yf they had than
A wolfe. come to thys examynacyon. For the
evenynge afore (as I am credyblye infourmed)
the Byshopp made boast amonge
hys owne sort, that if they came thydre,
he wolde tye them a great dele shorter.
A voyce was thys full lyke to hym
that uttered it. For therby he apereth,
not one that wyll save and fede, but
rather soche a one as seketh to kyll and destroye.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Johannis 10. The foxes runne Foxes.
over the hyll of Syon (sayth Hiereinye)
because she is fallen from God,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Threnorum 5. O Israel (sayth the Lorde)
thy prophetes are lyke the wylye
foxes upon the drye feldes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ezechielis 13.
The Poete hath a byworde, that happye
is he whych can take hede by an other
mannys hurte. I adde thys here, that
ye shuld be ware, if ye come in lyke Cij daun- C2v
daūunger of anye soche foxish byshopp. By
one of hys daye devyls, whom thys Cayphas A prest.
sent to commen with the woman in
preson, he knewe part of her meanynge,
and what they were also whych favered
her opynyons. Yea, he craftelye undermyned
thys gentylman whych intreated
for her, if ye marke it wele. Trust not to
moche in the flatterouse faunynge of
soche wylye foxes.

Anne Askewe.


Also he requyred my cosyne
Bryttayne, that he shulde ernestlye
persuade me to utter, even
A thefe. the verye bottom of my harte.
And he sware by hys fydelyte,
that no man shulde take anye advauntage
of my wordes. Neyther
yet wolde he laye ought to
my charge, for anye thynge that
I shuld there speake. But if I
sayd anye maner of thynge amys,
He with other more wolde
be glad to reforme me therin,
with most godlye counsell. Iohan C3r 19

Johan Bale.


O vengeable tyraunt and devyll. How
subtyllye sekyst thu the bloude of thys innocent
woman, undre a coloure of fryndelye Judas.
handelynge. God ones commaunded
the ernestlye, in no case to compasse
thy neyber with deceyt, to the effusion of
hys bloude, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Lev.19. But hys commaundement,
thu reckenest but a Caunterburye
tale. By swearynge by thy fydelyte,
thu art not all unlyke unto Herode, whōom Herode.
Christ for lyke practyses, first to put Johan,
and than hym to deathe, called also
a most craftye cruell foxe, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 13. Thu
laborest here, to have thys woman in snare,
with serten of her fryndes. But God
put in her mynde at thys tyme, to recken
the a dogge and a swyne. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth.7. and
therupon to have fewe wordes.

Anne Askewe.


On the morowe after, my lorde
of London sent for me, at one
of the clocke, his houre beynge
appoynted at thre. And as I came A false
lyar.

before hym, he sayd, he was
verye sorye of my trouble, & desyredCiij syred C3v
to knowe my opynyon in
soche matters, as were layed agaynst
me. He requyred me also
in anye wyse, boldelye to utter
the secretes of my harte, byddynge
O trayter me not to feare in anye
poynt. For what so ever I ded
saye within hys house, no man
shuld hurte me for it. I answered.
For so moche as your Lordeshypp
appoynted iii. of the
clocke, and my fryndes shall not
come tyll that houre, I desyre
yow to pardon me of gevynge
answere tyll they come.

Johan Bale.


In thys preventynge of the houre,
maye the dylygent reader perceyve the
gredynesse of thys Babylon Byshopp, A tyraūunt.
or bloudthurstie wolfe, cōoncernynge
praye. Swyft are their fete (sayth David)
in the effusion of innocent bloude,
whych hauuve fraude in their tunges, venym
in their lyppes, and most cruell vengeaunce
in their mouthes. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psal.13. Daviduid in C4r
in that Psalme moche marveleth in
the sprete that takynge upon them the spirytuall
governaunce of the people, they Murtherers.

can fall in soche frensye or forgetfulnesse
of themselves, as to beleve it laufull
thus to oppresse the faythfull, and
to devoure them with as lyttle compassyon,
as he that gredylye devoureth a
pece of breade. If soche have redde anye
thynge of God, they have lyttle mynded
their true dewtye therin. More swyft
(sayth Hieremye) are our cruell persecuters,
Egles. than the egles of the ayre. They
folowe upon us over the mountaynes,
and laye prevye wayte for us in the wyldernesse.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Trenorum 4. He that wyll knowe
the craftye haukynge of Byshoppes
to brynge in their praye, lete hym lerne
it here. Judas (I thynke) had never
the x. part of their connynge warkemanshyppe.
Marke it here, and in that
whych foloweth.

Anne Askewe.



More lāambes
to
devoure.
Then sayd he, that he thought
it mete, to sende for those iiii. men
whych were afore named, & appoynted.
Then I desyred hym, Ciiij not C4v
not to put thēem to the payne. For
it shuld not nede, bycause the ii.
gentylmen whych were my fryndes,
were able ynough to testyfye
that I shuld saye. Anon after
he wēent into his gallerye with
mastre Spylman, and wylled
hym in anye wyse, that he shuld
exhort me, to utter all that I
thought.

Johan Bale.


Christ sheweth us in the INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.vii. chaptre of
Mathew
, & in other places more of the
Gospell, how we shall knowe a false prophete
or an hypocryte, and wylleth us to Lyke the
devyll.

be ware of them. Their maner is as the
devyls is, flatteryngly to tempt, & deceytfullye
to trappe, that they maye at the
lattre, most cruellye flee. Soche a won
(sayth David) hath nothynge in hys tunge,
but playne deceyt. He layeth wayte
for the innocent, with no lesse cruelte
than the lyon for a shepe. He lurketh to
ravysh up the poore. And whan he hath
gottēen hym into hys nette, than throweth
he hym downe by hys autoryte. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalm.9. Thys C5r 21
Thys is the thirde temptacyon of thys
byshopp, that the woman shuld utter, to
her owne confusyon.

Anne Askewe.


In the meane whyle he commaunded
Archedeacon.
hys Archedeacon to
commēen with me, who sayd unto
me. Mastres wherfor are ye accused?
I answered. Axe my accusers,
for I knowe not as yet.
Thēen toke he my boke out of my
hande, and sayd. Soche bokes
as thys is, hath brought yow to
the trouble ye are in. Be ware
(sayth he) be ware, for he that
made it, was brent in Smythfelde.
Then I asked hym, if he
were sure that it was true that
he had spoken. And he sayd, he
knewe wele, the boke was of Johan
frithes
makynge. Then I A Lyar.
asked hym, if he were not ashamed
for to judge of the boke before
he sawe it within, or yet kneweC v we the C5v
the truthe therof. I sayd also,
that soche unadvysed & hastye
judgement, is a token apparēent
of a verye slendre wytt. Thēen
I opened the boke & shewed it
hym. He sayd, he thought it had
bene an other, for he coulde fynde
no faulte therin. Thēen I desyred
hym, nomore to be so swyft
in judgemēent, tyll he throughlye
knewe the truthe. And so he departed.

Johan Bale.


Here sendeth he fourth an other Judas Judas.
of hys, to betraye this true servaūunt of
God. Marke the good workemanshypp
hardelye, and tell me if they be not the ofsprynge
of the serpent. Moche are they
offēended with bokes, for that they so playnelye
do manyfest their myschefes. Johan Johan
Frith
.

Frith
is a great moate in their eyes,
for so turnynge over their purgatorye,
and heavynge at their most monstruose
Masse, or mammetrouse Mazon,
whych sygnyfyeth breade or feadynge.
Notwithstandynge Daniel calleth it
Maozim, betokenynge strēength or defence,ce, C6r 22
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Dan.11. because the false worshyppynges
therof shuld be so myghtelye defended
by worldlye autoryte and power.
Bokes cōondempned
No newe thynge is it, that good men &
their bokes are destroyed now a dayes,
whāan they touche the myschefes of that generacyōon.
For Joakim the kynge of Juda,
cutt Hieremyes prophecyes in peces with
a penne knyfe, & in hys madnesse threwe
them into the fyre, commaundynge both
Hieremye whych taught them, and Baruch
that wrote them, to be put to deathe.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hieremie 36. Whan kynge Antiochus
had sett upon the aultre of God, the abhomynable
Idoll of desolacyon (whych
is now the popysh masse, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat.24) the bokes
Bokes
brent.
of Gods lawe commaunded he to be
torne in peces and brent in the fyre, sendynge
fourth therupon, thys cruell proclamacyon.
That what so ever he was,
whych had a boke of the Lordes Testament
founde about hym, or that endevoured
themselves to lyve after the lawes
of God, the Kynges commaundement
was, they shuld be put to death.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Machabeorum 1.

Anne Askewe.

Imme- C6v

Immedyatlye after came my Her fryndes.

cosyne Bryttayne in with dyverse
other, as Mastre Hawe of
Grayes inne, & soche other lyke.
Then my lorde of London persuaded
my cosyne Bryttayne,
as he had done oft before, which
was, that I shuld utter the bot
tom of my harte in anye wyse.

Johan Bale.


Thys is the fort temptacyon, or craftye
callynge upōon, to utter her mynde, that Cayphas
he myght saye of her, as Cayphas sayd
of Christ. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matt.26. what nede we anye
more witnesses? Lo, now ye have hearde
a blasphemye or an heresye. How saye ye
now to it, whych are her fryndes? Is she
not gyltye of deathe? If they shuld have
sayd naye, unto thys, they shuld have bene
so, in as depe daunger as she. Thys serpentyne Practyse.
practyse, was as wele to trappe
them as her, lete it not be unmarked.

Anne Askewe.


My lorde sayd after that unto
me, that he wolde I shuld credyte
the coūunsell of my fryndes in hys C7r
Sathan. in hys behalfe, whych was, that
I shuld utter all thynges that
burdened my conscyence. For he
ensured me, that I shuld not nede
to stande in doubt to saye anye
thynge. For lyke as he promysed
them (he sayd) he promysed
me, & wolde perfourme it.
Whych was, that neyther he,
nor anye man for hym, shuld take
me at advauntage of anye
Tempter word I shuld speake. And therfor
he bad me, saye my mynde
without feare. I answered hym,
that I had nought to saye. For
my conscyence (I thāanked God)
was burdened with nothynge.

Johan Bale.


Styll foloweth thys ghostlye enemye,
hys former temptacyon, and calleth upon
mortall utteraunce, or utteraunce full
of deathe, that he myght crye with Cayphas,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luc.22. what nede we further testymonye? Cayphas
Her owne mouthe hath accused
her. We are able withnesses therof, for C7v
for our owne eares have hearde it. Thus
laye they wayte for bloude (sayth Salomon)
and lurke pryvelye for the innocent,
without a cause, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverbiorūum 1. enemyes.
Consent not (sayth he) unto soche tyrauntes,
if they entyce the. For though
their wordes apere as honye, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverbiorum
16
. Yet shalt thu fynde them in the
ende, so bytter as wormewode, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverbiorum
5.
Though that whorysh generacyon
pretendeth a coloure of gentylnesse,
yet byteth it at the lattre lyke a
serpent, and styngeth lyke an adder,
throwynge fourth poyson. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Prov.23.

Anne Askewe.


Then brought he fourth thys
unsaverye symylytude, That if
surgerye. a man had a wounde, no wyse
surgeon wolde mynystre helpe
unto it, before he had seane it
uncovered. In lyke case (sayth
he) can I geve yow no good Counsell.
counsell, unlesse I knowe wherwith
your conscyence in burdened.
I answered, that my cōonscience
was clere in all thynges.ges, C8r 24
And for to laye a playstre
unto the whole skynne, it might
apere moche folye.

Johan Bale.


Hath not he (thynke yow) moche nede
of helpe, whych seketh to soche a surgeon.
Uncircumspect is that pacyent, and
most commonlye unfortunate, whych
goeth to a commen murtherer to be healed
of hys dysease. Christ bad us evermore A murtherer.

to be ware of all soche, unlesse we
wolde be woryed, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matthei 7. The nature
of these, Lorde (sayth David) is not
to make whole, but to persecute them
whom thu hast smytten, and to adde woūundes
unto wounde, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalmo 68. Their owne Botches.
botches are insanable, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esaie 1. for the
multytude of their myschefes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hiere.30.
The prest and the Levyte, whych trauuvayled
betwin Hierusalem and Hierico,
healed not the wounded man, yet were
they no wounders. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Lu. 10. Who can thynke
that he wyll unburden the cōonscyence,
whych stodyeth nothynge els but to overloade
it with most grevouse and daūungerouse
burdens? INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.23.

Anne C8v

Anne Askewe.


Then ye dryve me (sayth he)
to laye to your charge, your owne Gathered
store.

report, whych is thys. Ye ded
saye, he that doth receyve the sacrament
by the handes of an yll
prest or a synner, he receyveth
the devyll, & not God. To that
I answered, that I never spake
soche wordes. But as I sayd afore
both to the qwest and to my
Lorde Mayre, so saye I now agayne,
Sinon
caste.
that the wyckednesse of
the prest shuld not hurte me, but
in sprete and faythe I receyved
no lesse, the bodye and bloude of
Christ. Then sayd the byshopp
unto me, what a saynge is thys?
In sprete. I wyll not take yow
at that advauntage. Then I answered,
My lorde without faythe
and sprete, I can not receyve
hym worthelye.

Johan Bale.

Now D1r 25


Now sheweth thys Cayphas where
about he Goeth, for all hys false flatterynge
colours afore. And seynge he can
winne non advaūuntage to hys cruel purpose,
of her owne cōommunycacyon, he shaketh
the bowgettes of hys provyded Judases Bowgettes.

and betrayers of innocent bloude
He bryngeth fourth soche stuffe and store,
as that wycked qwest had gathered
of her answere to them, to flatter and to
please hys tyrannye therwith. It ys to be
feared, that as farre was the feare of
God here from thēem, as from hym/ INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psal.
13.
for as wele practysed they thys myschefe
agaynst her, as he. Marke here the
Antichrist.
natural workynge of a verye full Antichrist.
He defendeth synne in hys own generacyōon,
and condēemneth vertue in Christes
dere mēembre. Malice, pryde, whoredome,
sodometrye, with other most devylysh
vyces, reckeneth he not to hurte
the mynystracyon of a prest/ yet judgeth
it he an heresye, no lesse worthye than
deathe, to beleve that Christes fleshe
and bloude is receyved in faythe and
sprete. What though it be Christes most A sore heresie.

ernest doctryne, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.6. what as saynge
(sayth thys Bishopp) is thys? In sprete.D te. D1v
I wyll not take yow at the worst,
sayth he. As though it were a most haynouse
heresye. But most dyscrete and
Prestes. godlye was the womannys answere, declarynge
her a ryght membre of Christ,
where as those prestes, whōom he here defendeth,
are unworthye receyvers and
members of the devyll, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.13. & INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.i.Corin.
11.
Thus is an Antichrist here knowne
by hys frutes. For he uttereth blasphemyes
agaynst God, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Daniel 7. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoc.
13.
he calleth evyll Good, and Good
evyll, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa 5. & INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverbiorum 3.

Anne Askewe.


Then he layed unto me,
that I shuld saye, that the sacrament
remaynynge in the
pixte, was but breade. I answered
that I never sayd so. Breade.
But in dede the qwest asked me
soche a qwestion, wherunto I
wolde not answere (I sayd) tyll
soche tyme as they had assoyled
me thys questiōon of myne. Wherfor Steven.
Steven was stoned to deathe.the? D2r 26
They sayd, they knewe not
Then sayd I agayne, nomore
wolde I tell them what it was.

Johan Bale.


O Idolouse shepehearde (sayth Zach.)
thu sekest not to heale the wounded,
but to eate the fleshe of the fatte. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Zach.
11.
The watche men of Israel (sayth
the lorde) are verye blynde beastes, and Beastes.
shamelesse dogges. They have no understandynge,
but folowe their owne beastlye
wayes for covetousnesse, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esaie 56.
Who ever redde in the scripture or autorysed
Chronycle, that breade in a boxe
shuld be Christes bodye? Where or whāan
commaunded he hys most holye bodye,
so to be bestowed? What have ye to laye The boxe.
for thys doctryne of yours? Are ye not
yet ashamed of your unreverent and blasphemouse
beastlynesse? wyll ye styll plucke
our Christen beleve from the ryght
hande of God the eternall father, and
sende it to a boxe of your braynysh devysynge?
Dij The D2v


Honorius The first boxer of it, was pope Honorius
the thyrde in 1216the yeare of our lorde,
M.CC.XVI.
after the manyfolde revelacyons
of dyverse relygyouse women.
Neyther was there anye great honour
geven unto it of the common people, tyll
a sorye solytarye syster or Ankorasse in Eva reclusa

the lande of Leodiūum or Luke, called Eva
after serten visions, had procured of pope
Urbanus the fort
, in 1264the yeare of our
Lorde. M.CC.LXIIII.
the feast of
Corpus Christi to be holden solempne all
Christendome over. As testyfyeth Arnoldus Bostius
Bostius
, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Epist.6. ad Joannem Paleonydorum.
In al the xii. hondred yeares
afore that, was it neyther boxed nor
pixed, honoured nor sensed unyversallye
And se what an horrible worke here is
now, for the boxinge therof, and what
a great heresie it is to beleve that Christ
Judases. dwell not therin, contrarye both to hys
owne and to hys Apostles doctryne. Marke
also how thys Gods creature is handeled
here for it, and how subtyllye she
is betrayed of the Byshoppes begles and
lymmes of the devyll.

Anne Askewe.

Thon D3r 27


Then layd it my Lorde unto
me, that I had alleged a serten
text of the scripture. I answered
that I alleged non other
but S. Paules owne saynge to
the Athenianes, in the INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.xvii. chaptre
of the Apostles actes
. That
God dwelleth not in tēemples made Temples
with handes. Then asked he
me. what my faythe and beleve
was in that matter? I an
swered hym. I beleve as the
A tēempter. scripture doth teache me. Then
enquired he of me, what if the
scripture doth saye, that it is
the bodye of Christ? I beleve
(sayd I) like as the scripture
doth teache me. Then asked he
agayne, what if the scripture
doth saye, that it is not the bodye
of Christ? My answere was
styll. I beleve as the scripture
infourmeth me. And upon thys
argument he tarryed a great D iij whyle D3v
whyle, to have dryven me to
make hym an answere to hys
mynde. Howbeit I wolde not,
but concluded thus with hym,
that I beleved therin and in
all other thynges, as Christ and
hys holye Apostles ded leave
them.

Johan Bale.


Se what an horryble synne here was.
Scripture.
She alleged the scripture for her beleve,
whych is a sore and a daungerouse
matter. For it is against the popes canon
lawes, and agaynst the olde customes
of holye churche. Senns kynge Henryes
dayes the fort, hath it bene a burnynge
matter, onlye to reade it in the
Englysh tunge, and was called wycleves
lernynge, tyll now of late years.
And it wyll not be wele with holye
churche, tyll it be brought to that poynt
agayne. For it maketh manye heretykes
agaynst holye churche. O insipientent D4r 28
practyses papystes. These are your corrupted
practyses and abhomynable stodyes,
to dryve the symple from God,
and yet ye thynke, he seyth yow not,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalme 13. Saynt Paule sayth INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.(Roma.
15.)
what so ever thynges are written
in the scriptures, are written for our lernynge,
that we through pacyence and cōomfort
in them, myght have hope, and ye
wyll robbe us therof. Christ commaunded Christ.
all peoples, both men and women
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.(Johan. 5.) to serche the scryptures, if
they thynke to have everlastynge lyfe,
for that lyfe is no where but in them. Yet
wyll yow in payne of deathe kepe them
styll from them.


For ye take upon ye to sytt in Gods In Gods
stede.

stede, and thynke by that usurped offyce,
that ye maye turne over all, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2.Thes.2.
But Christ bad us to be ware both of
yow and your chaplaynes, whan he sayd,
There shall aryse false Christes and false
prophetes, workynge manye great wōonders,
and saynge, Lo, here is Christ, and
there is Christ. Beleve them not. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matt.
24.
And therfor alleged thys womāan unto Diiij your D4v
your qwestmongers (the dogges that
Christ warned us of, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mathei 7.) and
now unto yow that saynge of S. Paule, Temples.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto.17. That God dwelleth not in tēemples
made with handes/ whych also were
the wordes both of Salomon longe afore
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.3.Reg.8. and of Steven, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto.7.
in hys tyme. That scripture so moche offēended
yow, that ye wolde nedes knowe
therof the understāandynge. For soche textes
as agre not with the cloynynges of
your cōonjurers, and the conveyaunces of
your sorcerers, must nedes be seasoned
with Aristotles Physyckes, and sawced Arystotle
Dons.

with Johan Donses subtyltees. Here
make ye a wonderfull turmoylynge to
wrynge out of thys Womāannis beleve in
that matter, that she myghe eyther become
a creature of your olde God the pope,
or els be burned. yet have she not ones removed
her fote from the harde foundacyon
or savynge rocke Jhesus Christ. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.
Corinth.11.
Blessed be hys holye name
for it.

Anne Askewe.

Fewe wordes.


Then he asked me, whye I
had so fewe wordes? And I answered.swered. D5r 29
God hath geven me the
gyfte of knowlege, but not of utteraunce.
And Salomon sayth,
that a woman of fewe wordes,
is a gyfte of God, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Prover.19.

Johan Bale.


WhāanChrist stode before Cayphas, he
asked hym, moche after thys sort, wherfor
he had so fewe wordes? Thu answerest
not (sayth he) to those thynges which
are layed Here agaynst the of these
men. Neverthelesse he held hys peace. Sylence.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mar.14. But whāan he was ones throughlye
compelled by the name of the lyvynge
God, to speake, and had uttered a
verye fewe wordes, he toke hym at soche
advauntage, though they were the eternall
veryte, as he was able through
them, to procure hys deathe, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth.26.
Bonner. lyke as thys bloudye Bishopp Bonner,
of the same wycked generacyon, ded at
the lattre, by thys faythfull woman.

Anne Askewe.


Thirdlye my lorde layed unto
my charge, that I shuld saye,
that the Masse was ydolatrye I answe D5v
I answered hym. No, I sayd
not so. Howbeyt (I sayd) the
qwest ded aske me, whether pryvate Pryvate
Masses.

Masses ded releve sowles
departed, or no? Unto whome
than I answered. O Lorde,
what ydolatrye is thys? that
we shuld rather beleve in pryvate
masses, than in the helthsom
deathe of the dere sonne of God
Than sayd my lorde agayne.
What an answere was that?
Though it were but meane
(sayd I) yet was it good
ynough for the questyon.

Johan Bale.


About the lattre dayes of Johan wycleve,
in 1382the yeare of our lorde a M.CCC.LXXXII. Henrye
Spenser
.

as Henrye Spenser than
Byshopp of Norwych, was with a great
nombre of Englysh warryours besiegynge
the Towne of Hypers in Flaunders,
in the quarell of pope Urbanus the vi. The D6r 30
Frires. The vessels of perdycyon or verye organes
of Sathan, the iiii. orders of beggynge
fryres, preached all Englande
over, that that most holye father of
theirs, had lyberallye opened the welle
of mercye, and graunted cleane remyssyon
to all them that wolde eyther
fyght, or geve anye thynge towardes
the mayntenaunce of those warres
in that quarell of holye churche agaynst
Masse. scysmatykes and heretykes. For
than was thys matter of their popysh
Masse, in great controversye lyke as it
is now. More over they promysed by vertu
of hys great pardons, to sende the
sowles departed, to heaven. And dyverse
of them sayd, they had seane them flye
up, out of the churche yeardes from their
graves thydre warde.


Thys most devylysh blasphemye
with soche other lyke, provoked the Johan
wycleve

seyd Johan wycleve, the verye organe
of God, and vessell of the holye Ghost
not onlye to replye than agaynst them
at Oxforde in the open scooles, but also
to write a great nombre of bokes
agaynst that pestylent popysh kyngedomeme of D6v
of theirs lyke as Martyne Luther
hath done also in our tyme, with manye
other godlye men. And lyke as those false
prophetes the fryres ded than attribute
unto the popes pardons, the remyssyon Pardons.
of synnes, the deliveraunce from dāampnacyon,
and the fre enteraunce of heavēen,
whych peculyarlye belongeth to the precyouse
payment of Christes bloude. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.i.Petri
1.
; INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Joāan.1. So do these false anoynted,
or blasphemouse Byssoppes and
prestes now, attrybute them agayne unto Druydes.
theyr pryvate and publique Masses,
the popes owne wares as prowlynge
and pelferynge as the pardons, with no
lesse blasphemye. The devylyshnesse of
thys newe doctryne of theyrs, shall be refelled Perin.
in my bokes agaynst fryre Peryn
and Wynchestre, and therfor I write
the lesse here.

Anne Askewe.


Then I tolde my lorde, that
there was a prest, whych ded heare
what I sayd there before
my lorde mayre and them. with
Chaunceler.
that the chaunceller answered,
whych was the same prest. So she D7r 31
she spake it in verye dede (sayth
he) before my lorde the mayre
and me. Then were there serten
prestes as doctor Standysh Stāandysh.
and other, whych tempted me
moche to knowe my mynde.
And I answered them alwayes
thus. That I have sayd to
my lorde of London, I have
sayd.

Johan Bale.


By thys ye maye se, that the Byshoppes
have every wher ther wachmēen. least the Watchemen.

kynges offycers shuld do anye thynge,
contrarye to their bloudye behove. Thys
Chauncellour wolde not have thus answered
hardelye, so agreablye to her tale,
had it not bene to their advauntage
agaynst her, as here after wyll apere.
Marke here the fashyon of these temptynge
serpentes, Standysh and hys fellawes,
And tel me if they be not lyke unto
Vypers. those vypers whelpes whych came
to Johans Baptym, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matthei 3. and to
Christ Jesus preachynge, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 11. I
thynke ye shall fynde them the same gegeneracyon.neracyon. D7v

Anne Askewe.

And then doctor Standish A tempter.

desyered my lorde, to byd me
saye my mynde, concernynge
that same text of S. Paule. I
answered, that it was agaynst
saynt Paules lernynge, that I
beynge a woman, shuld interprete
the scriptures, specyallye
where so manye wyse lerned
men were.

Johan Bale.


Stāandish It is not yet halfe a score of yeares
a go, sens thys blasphemouse Idyote
Standish, compared in a lewde sermon
of hys, the dere pryce of our redempcyon,
or precyouse bloude of Christ, to the
bloude of a fylthye swyne, lyke hymselfe
a swyne. And for hys good doynge, he is
Doctor. now becomen a dawe, a doctor I shuld
saye, of the popes dyvynyte, and a scolastical
interpretour of the scriptures to
hys behove. Here wolde the swynysh gēentylmantylman D8r 32
have proved, both that S. Steven
dyed an heretyke, and S. Paule a
scysmatyke, for teachynge that God
dwelleth not in tēemples made withh āandes
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Act.7. & 17. if he myght have reasoned Swyne.
out the matter with thys woman. But
she toke a swyne for a swyne, and wolde
laye no pearles afore hym, as Christ
had charged her afore. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matthei 7. For
all their interrogacyons are now about
the temple and the temple wares. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matthei
26.

Anne Askewe.


Then my lorde of Londōon sayd
he was infourmed, that one shulde
aske of me, if I wolde receyve
the Sacrament at Easter, Accuser.
and I made a mocke of it, Then
I desyered that myne accuser
myght come fourth, whych my
lorde wolde not. But he sayd agayne
unto me. I sent one to geve
yow good counsell, and at the D8v
the first worde ye called hym papyst.
That I denyed not, for I
perceyved, he was no lesse. yet
made I non answere unto it.

Johan Bale.


No confortable scriptures, nor yet anye
thynge to the sowles consolacyon,
Dogges
rhetoryck
maye come out of the mouthes of these
spyrytuall fathers, But dogges rhetoryck
and curres curtesye, narrynges,
brawlynges, and quarellynges Whan
she was in the myddes of thēem, she myght
wele have sayd wyth David. Delyver
me lorde from the quarelouse dealynges
of men, that I maye kepe thy cōommaundemēentes.
I deale with the thynge that is
lawfull and ryght, O geve me not over
to these oppressers, lete not these proude Quarellers.

quarellers do me wronge. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalm. 118.
But amonge all these quarellynges, her
accusers myght not be seane/ whych were
the grounders of them.

Anne Askewe.


Thēen he rebuked me, and sayd, Thre score
prestes

that I shuld report, that there
were bent agaynst me, thre scorere E1r 33
prestes at Lyncolne. In dede
(quoth I) I sayd so. For my
fryndes told me, if I ded come
to Lyncolne, the prestes wolde
assault me and put me to
great trouble, as therof they
had made their boast. And whāan
I hearde it, I went thydre in
dede, not beynge afrayed, because
I knewe my matter to be
good. More over I remayned Prestes.
there. vi. dayes, to se what wolde
be sayd unto me. And as I
was in the mynster, readynge
upon the Byble, they resorted
unto me by ii. and by ii. by v. &
by vi. myndynge to have spokēen
to me, yet went they theyr wayes
agayne with out wordes
speakynge.

Johan Bale.


Rebukes in that generacyōon, are moch
more redye at hande, than eyther Christen
admonyshmentes, or gentyll exhortacyons,E tacyons, E1v
though they be all spyrytuall.
Lordshyp And that cometh by reason of their lordeshyppes,
whych wāanteth due fournyshynge
out, unlesse they hauuve tyrannouse
bragges and braulynges. Herin folowe
they the examples of their naturall predecessours
the Jewysh byshoppes, pharysees,
and prestes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan. 7. and 9. She
myght full wele saye, that the prestes
were agaynst her. For hypocresye & Idolatrye Hypocresye.

were never yet with hym, whose
blessed quarell she toke. Marke the fort
chaptre of Johan, and so fourth almost
to the ende of hys Gospell. Beholde also
how hys Apostles & disciples were handeled
of the prestes, after hys gloryouse
ascencyon, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto.4. and all that boke folowynge,
& ye shall fynde it no new thynge.
The servaūunt is no better than her mastre
whych suffred of that malygnaunt generacyon
lyke quarellynges and handelynges,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.15. Se here how they wondered Wonderers.

upōon her by couples, for readynge the
Byble, as their fore fathers wondered
upon Christ for preachynge and doynge
miracles.

Anne Askewe.

Then E2r 34

Then my lorde asked, if there
were not one that ded speake
unto me. I tolde hym, yeas, A prest.
that there wats one of them at
the last, whych ded speake to
me in dede. And my lorde than
asked me, what he sayd? And
I tolde hym, hys wordes were
of so small effecte, that I ded
not now remembre them.

Johan Bale.

So farre was not Lyncolne from
London, but the Byshopp there had
Occupyenge.
knowlege of thys tragedye. Hereby
maye ye se their spirytuall occupyenge
agaynst Christ and hys faythfull membirs.
Soch is the stody (sayth S. Johan)
of that congregacyon, whych is a spirytualte,
called Sodome and Egypte.
They rejoyce in myschefes amonge thēemselves,
and sende massenges one to an
other agaynst Gods wytnesses, whan
they are vexed by them, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca. 11.

Anne Askewe.

Eij Then E2v

Then sayd my lorde, There
are manye that reade & knowe
Scripture.
the scripture, & yet do not folow
it, nor lyve therafter. I sayd agayne.
My lorde, I wolde
wyshe, that all men knewe my
conversacyon & lyvynge in all
poyntes, For I am so sure of my
selfe thys houre, that there are
non able to prove anye dyshonestie
by me. If yow knowe anye
that can do it, I praye yow
brynge them fourth.

Johan Bale.

I marvele that Byshoppes can not
se thys in themselves, that they are also
no folowers of the scriptures. But paraventure Folowers
they never reade them, but as
they fynde them by chaunce in their popish
portyfolyoms and maskynge bokes.
Or els they thynke all the scriptures fulfylled,
whan they have sayd their mattens
and their masses. Christ sayd to
the hypocryte. Whye seist thu a moate
in thy neybers eye, and consyderest not
the great beame that is in thyne owne eye E3r 35
eye? INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 6. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth. 7. Christ forbode Lordshyppes
possessyons.

hys Byshoppes undre payne of dampnacyon
to take anye lordshyppes upōon them.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 12. How is thys folowed of our prelates?
He commaūunded them also to possesse
neyther golde nor sylver. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth.
10.
How is thys cōommaundemēent obeyed?
If we loked so ernestlye to Christes instytucyons,
as we loke to the popes to be
observed, these wolde also be seane to, by
Marryage.
acte of parlement, so wele as prestes
marryage whom Christ never inhibyted.
I doubt it not, but thys wyll also
be one daye seane to. Godly ded thys woman
in defendynge here her innocencye.
For S. Peter sayth, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.i. Petri 4. “Se that
non of yow suffre as an evyll doer. But
in your harde sufferynges, committ youur
sowles unto God with wele doynge, as
unto your faythfull creator.”

Anne Askewe.

Then my lorde went awaye,
and sayd, he wolde entytle sumwhat
of my meanynge. And so
he writte a great cyrcumstaunce. He writeth.

But what it was, I have
not all in memorye. For he woldeEiij de E3v
not suffre me to have the coppie
therof. Onlye do I remembre
thys final porcyon of it.

Johan Bale.

Here wrote he serten artycles of the
popes Romish faythe, wyllynge her to
subscrybe unto thēem, & so blaspheme God
Worshyp
the beast-
or els to burne. Hys sekynge was here,
to make her to worshyp the first beast,
whose deadlye wounde is healed agayne
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoc. 13. But she wolde not so have her
name raced out of the lāambes boke of lyfe.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca. 20. Rather wolde she contende
to the ende, hopynge by the myght of
hys sprete, at the last to overcome, and
so to be clothed wyth the promysed
whyte aparell, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca. 3.

Anne Askewe.

Be it knowne (sayth he) to all
men, that I Anne Askewe, do
confesse thys to be my faythe
and beleve, notwithstandynge
Holye lecherye.
my reportes made afore to the
contarye. I beleve that they
whych are howseled at the handesdes E4r 36
of a prest, whether hys conversacyon
be good or not, do receyve
the bodye and bloude of
Christ in substaunce reallye. Also
I do beleve it after the consecracyōon,
whether it be receyved
or reserved, to be no lesse than
the verye bodye and bloude of
Christ in substaunce. Fynallye papystyck
I do beleve in thys and in all
other sacramēentes of holye churche,
in all poyntes accordynge
to the olde catholyck faythe of
the same. In witnnesse wherof,
I the seyd Anne have subscrybed
my name. There was sumwhat
more in it, whych because
I had not the coppie, I cāannot
now remembre.

Johan Bale.

All the worlde knoweth, that neyther
in Christes tyme, nor yet in the dayes of Newe
fatyythe,

hys Apostles, was anye soche confession
of faythe, Neyther yet in the churche Eiiii that E4v
that folowed after, by the space of moche
more than a M. yeares, What have
Christen mennes conscience than to do
with soche a progydyouse confessyon?
Are not Christ and hys Apostles, teachers
suffycyent ynough for our Christēen
beleve, and their holye doctrynes lawfull,
but we must have these unsaverye
brablementes? We must now beleve
in the bawdrye of prestes, or that their
Canonysed
lecherie.
Sodometrye and Whoredome for want
of marryage, can be no impediment to
their Godmakynge. What is it els to be
sworne unto the beleve of soche artycles,
but to honour their abhomynable lecherye.
O most swynish sacryfyers of Baal
peor
, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalme 105. Yow is it that the
Apostle Judas, in hys canonycall epystle
speaketh of. Ye have turned the grace of Priapystes.

God, into your lecherie, denyenge our
onlye governour Jhesus Christ. The holye
Ghost sheweth us. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca. 21. & 22.
that nōon are of the newe hallowed cytie
or congregation of the lorde, whych
worketh abhomynacyon or maynteyneth
lyes, as ye do them both here.

Then E5r 37

Anne Askewe.

Then he redde it to me, and
asked me, if I ded agre to it.
And I sayd agayne, I beleve
so moche therof, as the holye scripture Scripture.

doth agre to. Wherfor I
desyre yow, that ye wyll adde
that therunto. Then he answered,
that I shuld not teache
hym what he shuld write, With
that, he went forth into hys
great chamber, and redde the
same byll afore the audyence,
whych envegled and wylled me
to sett to my hande, saynge also
that I had faver shewed me.

Johan Bale.

In everye matter concernynge our
Christen beleve, is the scripture reckened Unsuffycyent.

unsuffycyent of thys wycked generacyon.
God was not wyse ynough in settynge
the order therof, but they must
adde therunto their swybber swylle,
that he maye abhore it in us, as he ded
the Jewes ceremonyes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Esa. 1. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hiere. 7.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Zacha. 7. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Amos 5. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Michee 6. But thys Ev godlye E5v
godlye woman wolde corrupt her faythe
with no soche beggerye, least she in so
doynge shuld admitt them and their pope
to sytt in her conscyence above the eternall The pope
God, whych is their daylye stodye,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2. Thes. 2. A vyrgyne was she in that
behalf, redemed frōom the earthe & folowynge
the lambe, & havynge in her forehead
the fathers name written. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apocalypsys
14.

Anne Askewe.

Then sayd the Byshopp, I
Faver. myght thanke other & not my
selfe, of the faver I founde at
hys hande. For he consydered
(he sayd) that I had good fryndes,
and also that I was come
of a worshypfull stocke. Then
answered one Christofer, a servaunt
to mastre Dēennye. Rather
ought ye (my lorde) to have
done it in soche case. For Gods
sake than for mannys.

Johan Bale.

Spirytuall E6r 38

Spirytuall wyll these fathers be named, Falshede
and yet they do all to be seane of
men, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math. 23. Their olde condycyons
wyll they change, whan the blacke moreane
change hys skynne, and the catte
of the mountayne her spottes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hieremye
13.
If I sought to please mēen (sayth
S. Paule) I were not the servaunt of
Christ. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gala. 1. Whan thys tyrannouse
Byshopp can do no more myschefe, than
Flatterye flattereth he the worlde, sekynge to have
thankes where he hath non deserved.
And as concernynge the love or true
feare of God (as is here layed unto hym)
he hath non at all, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psal. 13..

Anne Askewe.

Then my lorde sate downe,
and toke me the wrytynge
to sett therto my hande, and
I writte after thys maner, I
Anne Askewe do beleve all
catholick maner thynges contayned
in the faythe of the Catholyck
churche. Then because
I ded adde unto it, the Catholycktholick E6v
churche, he flonge into
hys chambre in a great furye.
With that my cosyne Brittayne
folowed hym, desyerynge
hym for Gods sake to be good
lorde unto me. He answered
A womāan that I was a woman, and that
he was nothynge deceyved in
me. Then my cosyne Brittayne
desyred hym to take me as a woman,
and not to sett my weake
womannys wytt, to hys lordshyppes
great wysdome.

Johan Bale.

Was not thys (thynke yow) a sore mat
ter to be so grevoslye taken of thys prelate?
But that they are naturallye geven
to soche quarellynges, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth. 23. Thys Catholick
worde Catholyck was not wonte to offende
them. How becometh it than now
a name so odyouse? Paravēenture through
thys onlye occasyon. They knewe not
tyll now of late years (for it come of the
Greke) the true sygnyfycacyon therof,
As that it is so moche to saye in the. Englysh,
as the unyversall or whole. Afore tyme E7r 39
tyme, they toke it to meane their oyled cōongregacyōon Frōom oyle.
alone. But now they perceyve
that it includeth the layte so wel as thēem
no lōongar they do esteme it. Other cause
can I non conjecture, whye they shuld
now more contempne it than afore.

Anne Askewe.

Then went in unto hym doctor
weston, and sayd, that the Weston.
cause whye I ded write there
the Catholyck church, was, that
I understode not the churche
written afore. So with moche
a do, they persuaded my lorde
to come out agayne, & to take
my name with the names of my
suerties, which were my cosyne
Brittayne and mastre Spylman
of Grayes inne.

Johan Bale.

Layte.

For an holye churche wyll they be taken,
and seme moche to differ from the
lewde lowsye layte or prophanne multytude
of the common people, by reason of
their holye unccyons and shavynges whych E7v
whych came from their pope. Most specyallye
because they have nothynge a do
with marryage, reckened a most cōontagyouse
poyson to holye orders, as their foreseyd
Romysh father hath taught, whych
bryngeth up all hys chyldrēen in Sodome Sodomytes.

; Gomor. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jude 1. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoc. 11. And thys
poynt have they lerned of their predecessours
the olde pharysees and prestes,
whych were not, sicut ceteri hominūum, as
the cōommon sort of men are, but holye, spirytuall
ghostlye fathers, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 18. Wherfor
they wyll not now be called a catholyck,
but an holye spirytual churche.

Anne Askewe.


Thys beynge done, we thought
that, I shuld have bene put to
bayle immedyatlye, accordynge
Manye
delayes.
to the order of the lawe.
Howbeit he wolde not so suffre
it, but commytted me from
thens to preson agayne untyll
the next morowe. And than he
wylled me to apere in the guylde
halle, & so I ded. Notwithstandyngestandyng E8r 40
they wolde not put
me to bayle there neyther, but
redde the Bishoppes witynge
unto me as before, and so commaunded
me agayne to preson.

Johan Bale.

A verye servitute of Egipte is it, to
be in daunger of these papystyck Byshoppes,
as in thys acte doth apere. Se
what cavyllacyōons thys Pharao ded seke
here to holde thys Christēen womāan, styll undre Pharao
hys captivite, so louth is the gredye
wolfe to depart from hys desyred praye
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan. 10. These delayes & these sendynges
from Cayphas to Pilate, and frōom Pylate
agayne to Annas in Paules, were
not els buut to seke more matter agaynst Practyse.
her, and to knowe more depelye who
were her fryndes and maynteners.
They that shall conferre the fashyons
of thys termagaunt Byshopp concernynge
thys woman, with the cruell maners
of great Pharao in the deliveraunce
of the people of Israel at Gods commaūundemēent,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Exo.5. or with the hāandelynges
of the Jewes spirytualte cōoncernynge Christ E8v
Christ, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.26. and INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Johan 18. they
shall not fynde them all unlyke.

Anne Askewe.


Then were my suerties appoynted
to come before them
on the next morowe in Paules
churche, whych ded so in dede.
Knaverye
spirytuall
Not withstandynge they wolde
ones agayne have broken of
with them, by cause they wolde
not be bounde also for an other
womāan at their pleasure, whom
they knewe not, nor yet what
matter was layed unto her
charge. Notwithstandynge at
the last, after moche a do & reasonynge
to and fro, they toke a
bonde of them of recognysaunce
for my fourth commynge.
And thus I was at the last,
delyvered. Written by me Anne
Askewe
.

Johan Bale.


No veryte (sayth Oseas the Prophete) no F1r 41
no mercye, nor yet knowlege of God, is
now in the earthe, but abhomynable vyces
have everye where gotten the overhande, With prestes.

one bloudgyltynesse folowynge
an other, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Osee 4. Thynke yow that the
Byshoppes and presteas coulde take so
cruell wayes, & wolde worke so false feates,
if they had the true feare of God, or
yet reckened to fele a ryghtwyse judge
at the lattre daye? Suppose it not. Not Tyraūuntes
onlye mynded they to shewe no mercye
to thys woman, but also to werye all her
fryndes and acquayntaunce, whych
is most extreme cruelte and malyce.


The other woman, whom they wolde
here most craftelye have delyvered
with thys (as I am credyblye infourmed)
was a sertēen popysh queane, whych
they had a fore provyded both to betraye Practyse
her, and accuse her. In more depe daunger
of the lawe at that tyme, was thys
for her false accusement without recorde,
than was the other whych was so falselye
accused. Fayne wolde the prelates
therfor have had her at lyberte, but
Subtylte they feared moche to be noted parcyall.
Marke thys craftye poynt for your lernynge,F nynge F1v
and tell me if they be not a subtyle
generacyon. More of their spirytuall
packynges and conveyaūunces, for
the deathe of thys faythfull woman,
and most dere membre of Christ Anne
Askewe
, shall ye wele perceyve in the
lattre part herefolowynge, by her owne
confession and hande writynge also
to the honoure of God and
their great dishonour.
So be it.

“Vayne is the conversacyon, whych ye
receyved by the tradycyons of your fathers,”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Petri 1.

“The veryte of the lorde endureth for
ever.”
Psalm.116.

F2r 42

The Conclusyon

Here hast thu (gentyll
reader) the first examynacyon
of the faythfull
martyr of Christ Anne
Askewe
wyth my symple
elucydacyon upon
Byshoppes.
the same—Wherin thu mayst clerely be
holde our Byshoppes & prestes so spirytuallye
to be occupyed now a dayes, as
is the gredye wolfe that ravenouslye rōonneth
upon hys praye. For the tyrannouse
behaver in their cruell predecessours have
they no maner of shame. Neyther yet
repēent they their owne blasphemouse treason
agaynst God and hys veryte, what
though their most wretched conscyēences Kyngedōom
of God.

do daylye accuse them therof. The kyngedome
of God, whych is a true faythe in
hys worde, or a perfyght knowlege of
the gospell, do not they seke to upholde.
But vyolentlye they speake yll of it, trouble
it, persecute it, chace it, and bannish
it, bycanuse it is of hym and from within Popes
kyngedōom.

INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 17. The kyngedome of the pope
whych cometh with outwarde observacyon
of dayes, persones, places, tymes, Fij meates F2v
meates, garmēentes, & ceremonyes, they
magnyfye above the mone, bycause
it is from without, and to their peculiar
advaūuntage in the loyterynge reigne of
ydelnesse.


They have thought and yet thynke by
their terryble turmoylynges to turne
over all, & to chāange the most noble enterprise A change
of our kynge, yet ones agayn layserlye,
to their popes behove. But the godlye
wyse māan Salomōon sayth, There is no
polycye, there is no practyse, noo, there
is no counsell that can anye thynge
prevayle agaynst the lorde, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverbiorum
21.
They recken that with fyre, water,
Polycye. & swerde they are able to answere
all bokes made agaynst their abuses, &
so to dyscharge their invyncyble argumentes
(for otherwyse they have not
assoyled them as yet) but trulye they are
sore deceyved therin, as shall wele apere.
They suppose by consumynge of a
score or ii. in the fyre, they have gotten
No felde the felde of the lambe and hys host.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca.17. No, they rather by that meanes,
adde strength therunto, and so demynysh
their owne. I dare boldelye saye unto F3r 43 unto them, that by burnynge Anne Askewe
and her .iii. cōompanyons, they have
one thousande lesse of their popysh beleve Bokes.
than they had afore. They thynke
also by condempnynge and burnynge
our bokes, to put us to sylence. But that
wyll surelye brynge double upon them, if
they be not ware, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca.18. For if we
shuld be styll, the verye stones wolde
speake in these dayes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luce 19. And detect
their horryble treason agaynst God
and the kynge.


Counsell. If they mynde to holde their ydell
offices styll, and here after to have profyght
of their olde sale wares, as Diriges,
Masses, & soche other. My counsel
were that they ded by them, as they
now do by their pope the great mastre
and first founder of them. A subtyle sylence
is amonge them cōoncernynge hym.
and hath bene ever sens hys first puttynge
Sylence. downe. Ye shall not now heare a
worde spoken agaynst hym at Paules
crosse, nor yet agaynst hys olde juglynge
feates. And in dede it is a good wyse
waye to sett hym up agayne. Wynchestre
and Sampson made a lyttle bragge at Fiij the F3v
the begynnynge, to seme yet to do sumwhat,
but sens they have repented, and
made a large amēendes for it other wayes Perryn.
fryre Peryn begāanne to wryte in defence
of their monstruouse Masse, but now
of late dayes, and he can not fynde therin
one blasphemouse abuse justlye to be
reprehended. Men saye, there be craftye
knaves abroade in the worlde in all ages
Well, thys polytyck sylēence wold do wele
also paravēenture īin other matters. For the take hede
more ruffelynges they make, & the more
murther they do, for that ydell kyngedōom
of theirs, the more clere the veryte
apereth, and the more vyle their forcerouse
wares. For the more dyrt be shaken
(they saye) the more it stynketh. Germanes.


So outragyously to rayle in their preachynges,
of the noble and lerned Germanes
(whych of all nacyons loveth our
kynge most inteyrlye) for secludynge
their pope and changynge their masses,
they do not most wyselye for themselves.
They are not so ill beloved of their cuntraye
merchaūuntes, whych customablye travayle Peryns
sermons.

thydre, but they know what is then
both sayd & done agaynst thēem. By that
meanes came Peryns boke of hys iii. most F4r 44
most ydolatrouse & foxysh sermōons, first
of all to my hāandes. Wherin he rhetorycallye
calleth them, in the hote zele of hys
Romysh father, the erronyouse Germanes,
subtyle witted heretykes, obstynate
adversaryes, newe fangled expositours,
perverse sacramēentaryes, blasphemouse
apostataes, wycked wretches, devylysh
lyars, lewde lyvers, & abhomynable belevers,
with soche other lyke. Buut certaynelye
I knowe, that they wyll one daye
be evēen with hym & with other lyke apes Wynchestre.

of Antichrist, for it. Whāan the popes great
dāansynge beare, a proude prāankynge prelate
of thers, was the last yeare with the
emprour Charles at hys fourth goynge
agaynst the seyd Germanes, hys braggynge
begles were not ashamed to boast
it in the open stretes of Utrecht in Hollande,
that the pope shuld agayne have
hys fullswaye in Englāande. Of a lykely
hode they knowe there, some secrete mysteryes
in workynge. I saye yet, be ware
of that subtyle generacyōon, whych seketh
not els but to worke all myschefe.


Gentyll and soft wyttes are oft tymes
offended, that we are now a dayes
so vehement in rebukes. But thys wolde Fiiij I fayne F4v
Modestie I fayne knowe of them, what modestye
they wolde use (as they call it) if they
were compelled to fyght with dragōons,
hyders, and other odyble mōonsters. How
pacyēent they wolde be an how gentyll,
if a ravenouse wolfe came upōon thēem, they
havynge able weapon to put hym a syde
Surelye I knowe no kynde of Christen
charytye to be shewed to the devyll. Of
non other nature is Moses serpent, but
to eate up the serpentes of Pharaoes
sorcerers, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Exod.7. If we ded suffre anye
longar the oke grove of Baal to stande Oke grove.

aboute the aultre of the lorde, we
shuld moche offende hys cōommaundemēentt
Judi.6. If I should holde my peace and
not speake in thys age, the veryte so blasphemed,
my conscyence wolde both accuse
me and condempne me of the unconsyderaunce Cōonscyēence.
of my lorde God. More
precyouse is the thynge whych is in
daylye controversye and parell (whych
is now Gods true honoure) than is all
thys worldes treasure here. What Christen
hart can abyde it, to se the creature
yea not of God but of man, to be worshypped
in the stede of God, and saye notynge F5r 45
nothynge therin?


Salomon sayth, “there is as wele a
hate thēem. tyme to speake, as a tyme to kepe sylence,
and a tyme as wele to hate, as a
tyme to love,”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ecclesiastes 3. “ With a perfyght
hate, lorde ”
(sayth David) “ have I
hated those bloudthurstye enemyes
whych were in their presumpcyōon agaynst
the,”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalme 118. Stronglye and with
most myghtye stomack, are hypocrytes
to be invaded, whych wyll not geve place
Exāamples. to the veryte. Marke how myghtelye
Moses resysted Pharao, Helyas kynge
Achab
, Helyseus Joram, Zachary Joas,
Daniel the ydolaters, Johan Baptist
the Pharysees and Herode, Stevēen the
Jewes, the Apostles the Byshoppes &
prestes. Christ rebuked hys dyscyple Peter,
& bade hym, come after hym devyll,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.16. Yet called he Judas hys frynde,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Math.26. Necessarye is it that the
elect flocke of God, do hate the uncleane
Wycleve
and huss.
sowles, whych yet holde their habytacyon
in Babylon, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Apoca. 18. Johan wycleve
and Johan huss confesse in their
writynges, that they were by stronge
force inwardlye constrayned of God to Fv worke F5v
worke agaynst the great Antichryst.
Erasmus boldelye uttered it, that God
for the evyls of thys lattre age, hath
provyded sharpe phesycyanes. Quenche
not the sprete (sayth S. Paule) despyse Sprete.
not prophecyes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1.Thessalon.5. I put
my ernest wordes into thy mouthe (sayd
the lorde to Hieremye) that thu shuldest
both destroye and buylde. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hieremye 1.
Lete thys suffyse ye concernynge our
rebukes, for they are Gods enemyes
whom we invade.


If ye perceyve it and fele it on the
other syde, that the waves of the see are
Waves. great also, and doth horryblye rage in
these dayes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalme 92. Cōonsydre agayne
(sayth David) that the lorde whych
dwelleth on hygh, is a great dele myghtyer
than they. As he is of power to cease
the storme and to make the wether
caulme, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psalme 106. So is he able to
change a kynges indignacyon (whych is
but deathe) into most peaceable faver Praye &
obeye.

and louuvynge gentylnesse, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Proverbiorum
16.
For the hart of a kynge is evermore
in the hande of God, and he maye turne
it whych waye he wyll, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Prover.21. Hys eternall F6r 46
eternall pleasure it is, that ye shuld ho
noure your kynge as hys immedyate mynyster
cōoncernynge your bodyes and lyves
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1. Petri 2. and that ye shuld with all gentylnesse
obeye the temporall rulers, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Romano.
13.
But soche spirytuall hypocrytes,
both Byshoppes and prestes, as
are continuall haters of hys heavenlye Abhorre.
verite, wolde he that we shuld holde for
most detestable apostataes and blasphemouse
reprobates, as ded Christ and hys
Apostles whych never obeyed them, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mathei
23.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acto.20. and INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2.Petri 2. The grace
of that lorde Jhesus Christ, be ever with them, whych ryghtlye hate that synagoge
of Sathan, as ded
Anne Askewe, Amen.

“God standeth by the generacyon
of the ryghteouse,”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psal.13.

F6v

Thus endeth the first examynacyon
of Anne Askewe, latelye
done to deathe by the Romysh
popes malycyouse remnaunt,
and now canonysed in the precyouse
bloude of the lorde Jesus
Christ. Imprented at
Marpurg in the lande
of Hessen, in 1546-11Novembre,
Anno
1546
.

F7r

The voyce of Anne
Askewe
out of the INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.54.Psalme
of David, called. Deus
in nomine tuo
.

For thy names sake, be my refuge,

And in thy truthe, my quarell
judge.

Before the (lorde) lete me be
hearde,

And with faver my tale regarde

Loo, faythlesse men, agaynst me ryse,

And for thy sake, my deathe practyse.

My lyfe they seke, with mayne & myght

Whych have not the, afore their fyght

Yet helpest thu me, in thys dystresse,

Savynge my sowle, from cruelnesse.

I wote thu wylt revenge my wronge,

And vysyte them, ere it be longe.

I wyll therfor, my whole hart bende,

Thy gracyouse name (lorde) to commende.

From evyll thu hast, delyvered me,

Declarynge what, myne enmyes be.

Prayse to God.

F7v

“Who so ever lyveth, and beleveth in me,
shall never dye.”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.11.

A drawing of a tree with a banner enscribed “Amor vincit omnia”. At the tree’s base lies a shield bearing the initials IhV. A drawing of a tree, with a banner saying “Amor vincit omnia”. There appears to be a shield at the base of the tree with the initials IhU on it. Amor vincit omnia.

“He that heareth my wordes, and beleveth
on hym that sent me, hath everlastynge
lyfe, and shall not come into
dampnacyon, but passe from deathe unto
lyfe.”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joan.5.