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Author: Hookes, Ellis, d. 1681.
Title: The spirit of the martyrs revived in a brief compendious collection of the most remarkable passages and living testimonies of the true church, seed of God, and faithful martyrs in all ages: contained in several ecclesiastical histories & chronological accounts of the succession of the true church from the creation, the times of the fathers, patriarchs, prophets, Christ and the Apostles.
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The spirit of the martyrs revived in a brief compendious collection of the most remarkable passages and living testimonies of the true church, seed of God, and faithful martyrs in all ages: contained in several ecclesiastical histories & chronological accounts of the succession of the true church from the creation, the times of the fathers, patriarchs, prophets, Christ and the Apostles.
Hookes, Ellis, d. 1681.

[London: s.n., 1664]
Alternate titles: Brief view of the great sufferings and living testimonies of the true and constant martyrs Christian plea against persecution for the cause of conscience
Notes:
Attributed to Ellis Hookes. cf. BM.
Title page in red and black.
Imprint from Wing.
With marginal notes.
"A brief view of the great sufferings and living testimonies of the true and constant martyrs," has a divisional title page, separate pagination, and separate register. Text and register are continuous despite pagination.
"A Christian plea against persecution for the cause of conscience" has divisional title page, separate pagination, and separate register.
Dummy Reproduction of the original at the British Library.
Subject terms:
Church history -- Early works to 1800.
Martyrs -- Early works to 1800.
Freedom of religion -- England -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A44364.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE READER.
The Author to the Book it self.
Part I.
The Continuation of the Discourse from the Birth of Christ.
And now we are come to the Publick Ministry of Christ, whose Acts I shall briefly mention before I proceed to give an ac∣count of his Suffering and Death.
Part II.
title page
Part I.
The Constancy and faithful Suffering of some of the ancient people of the Jews, rather then they would be forced to depart from the Laws of their Fathers, and not to live after the Laws of God.
The Constancy and Cruel Death of seven Brethren and their Mother in one day, because they would not eat Swines Flesh at the Kings Commandment.
Part II
A Relation of the Persecutions raised by the Romans against the Christians in the Primitive Age of the Church dure∣ing the space of three hundred Years.
Part III
Great Persecution in Gaunt, and other parts of Flanders Anno, 1543, 1544.
Sufferers in France for bearing the like Witness to the Gospel.
Now follows the Persecution of the Waldenses in Angrogne, Lu∣cerne, Perouse and Piedmont, and other places, from the year 1555, to 1561.
The Suffering and Martyrdom of Anne Askew.
Here followeth a Narative of a sudden Fear and Surprizal that fell upon the Doctors and others at Mary's Steeple-house in Ox∣ford, by reason of a mans Crying Fire in the Street, and what hapned thereupon.
The Troubles of the Queen Katherine Parr, for showing fa∣vour to the Professors of the Truth, and how the Lord made way for her Deliverance,
Persecuted in Scotland.
The Persecutions in the Reign of Edward the sixth.
The cause of the Imprisonment of Thomas Dobb was as followeth.
A Relation of the Lamentable Suffering of William Gardner an English Merchant in Portugal, for his Testimony to the Truth against Popish Idolatry.
Persecutions in the Reign of Queen Mary, beginning Anno 1553.
The most remarkable Passages that I find at their Tryals and Examinations, are briefly related as followeth.
The Sufferings and Examination of George Marsh Martyr, at West∣chester the 24th day of the Moneth called April 1555.
The Examinations, Sufferings and Martyrdom of Thomas Hawkes (called a Gentleman) written by himself.
The Sufferings, Examinations and Martyrdom of Thomas Watts.
The Chief heads of the Examination of John Newman, be∣fore Doctor Tornton and others, are as followeth.
An Account of the most remarkable Passages at their Exami∣nation and Executions, are as followeth.
The Sufferings and Examination of Robert Smith who Suffered for the Truth in the Month called August 1555.
The principal heads of the first Examination of Robert Smith before Bishop Bonner, written by himself.
The Substance of another Examination of Robert Smith, be∣fore the said Bishop.
The Substance of the last Examination of Robert Smith before Bishop Bonner, with his Condemnation in the Consistory.
A Letter of Robert Smith's to his Wife in Meetre.
The Exhortation of Robert Smith, unto his Children.
Robert Smith to his Brother.
The Substance of an Epistle written by Robert Smith to the Persecuted Flock of Christ.
A Letter sent to his Wife Anne Smith.
A Sententious Letter of Robert Smith's to his Wife.
Robert Smith to all faithful Servants of Christ, exhorting them to be strong under Persecution.
The Martyrdom of Roger Coo of Melford in Suffolk Sheer-man, first Examined before the Bishop of Norwich, and by him Condemned 12th. of August, 1555.
The Persecutions and Sufferings of Robert Glover
A Relation of the burning of Thomas Drowry, a Blind Boy, and Thomas Croker Bricklayer.
A Relation of the Examination of John Fortune of Hintlesham Suffolk Black-Smith, about in the 20th day of the Moneth called April, before' Doctor Parker and the Bishop, written with his own hand.
John Careless Examined before Doctor Martin.
The publick Examination of Julius Palmer at Newbery before Doctor Jefferies, Bishop of Sarum, and others.
A Remarkable Providence, whereby Agnes Wardall was preserved from her Violent Persecutors, in the Town of Ipwich.
The Examination of John Jackson before Doctor Cook.
The Sufferings of William Dangerfield.
The Sufferings, and Principal Heads and Matter of the Examination of Richard Woodman, being written by his own hand, which being large I could not avoid abreviating them for the benefit of the Reader, as followeth.
The Examination of Richard Woodman before the Bishop of Chi∣chester, Doctor Story, Doctor Cooke, and others.
The second Examination of Richard Woodman.
Several Sentences taken out of a Letter of Richard Woodman's, to one Roberts of Hawkhurst.
The Sufferings of Richard Crashfield of Wymondham, Examined before Dunning Chancellor of Norwich.
Whilst John Noyes was Prisoner, his Wife desiring him to send her some tokens of Rememberance of him, thereupon he sent her several Sentences of Scripture for a Rememberance, as followeth.
The Sufferings of Cicely Ormes, Wife of Edmund Ormes of Norwich, Worsted-Weaver, burnt about the twenty third day of September.
The Examination of Thomas Sprudence before the Chancellor of Norwich
A Letter written by John Rough, unto certain of his Friends, confirming, and strengthening them in the Truth.
Another Letter of John Rough's, written to the Congregation two dayes before he suffered.
The Sufferings, and cruel Torments sustained by Cutbert Simson, of London, at the hands of the cruel Papists.
Here followeth an Account of such who suffered Tryals and Imprisonments for their Profession of the Truth, and who in all likelihood had also been burnt for the same, had not God, through his Mercy and Provi∣dence preserved them by the Death of the Queen.
The Martyrdom of Nicholas Burton Englishman, and Merchant in Spain.
The Scourging of Thomas Green.
The Examination of Elizabeth Younge before M. Hussey.
The Suffering and Preservation of Richard Bartie of Lincolnshire and Katherine, Dutchess of Suffolk, his Wife.
The Sufferings and Preservation of Thomas Rose, Aged Seventy six Years, in the Town of Luton, and Country of Bedford.
A true Relation of the Martyrdom of Richard Atkins, an English man, by the bloody Papists at Rome, Anno 1581.
Persecuted by the Papists in Forreign Parts, &c.
A brief Relation concerning the Horrible Massacree in France, Ann. 1571.
An Account of four Martyrs burnt at Lile in Flanders, in the year 1556. whose names were Robert Ogvier, and Jane his wife, Baudicon and Martin his two Sons.
The manner of the Merciless Inquisitors Tormenting such as are brought into the Popish Inquisition in Spain.
A Letter written by Wouter Oom, Prisoner and Martyr in the City of Antwerp, full of Consolation, against the fear of Persecution, directed to a Brother and Sister of his.
A Relation of such things as fell out under the Goverment of Alva; And of many men put to death, Anno 1567.
An English Man burnt at Rome.
Part IV.
The Humble, most earnest, and lamentable Complaint and Suppli∣cation of the Persecuted and Prescribed Church, and Servants of Christ, falsly called Brownists, unto the High-Court of Parliament.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE Just Iudgments of God INFLICTED UPON PERSECUTORS Wherein is shewed The Wicked Lives and most horrible Untimely Deaths of many of the Persecutors of Old; Collected out of Ancient Histories, and out of the Scriptures.
CHAP. I
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
A Relation of the end of Docter Story, a bloody Persecutor of Christs Members.
CHAP. V.
title page
The Contents.
plea
SECT. I.
SECT. II.
SECT. III.
SECT. IV.
SECT. V.
SECT. VI.
SECT. VII.
A Book written in French, by N. M. Anno 1576. hath this Sentence in it.
SECT. VIII.
SECT. IX.
SECT. X.