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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 The ambassa|dor returneth into Englãd.After that the lord Buckhurst had béene feasted and banketted by the king, and other of the French nobilitie, and had accomplished the points of his am|bassage, he tooke leaue of the king, & departed home|wards, arriuing here in England a little before Ea|ster. The second of Aprill a parlement began at Westminster, wherein was granted to the quéenes maiestie (toward hir great charges,A parlement at Westmin|ster. in repressing the late rebellion in the north, and pursuing the said re|bels and their fautors, which were fled into Scot|land) by the cleargie a subsidie of six shillings in the pound;A subsidie. and by the temporaltie two fiftéens, with a subsidie of two shillings and eight pence in the pound. The first, the second, and third of Maie was holden at Westminster before the quéenes maie|stie a solemne iust at the tilt,Iusts at Westminster at the tilt, iourneie and barriers. tourneie and barriers. The chalengers were Edward earle of Oxford, Charles Howard, sir Henrie Lée, and Christopher Hatton esquier, who all did verie valiantlie; but the chiefe honour was giuen to the earle of Oxford. The first of Iune, Iohn Storie a doctor of the canon law, who before had beene condemned of high treason,Doctor Sto|rie executed for high trea|son. was drawen from the tower of London to Tiborne, and there hanged, bowelled, and quartered, his head was set on London bridge, and his quarters on the gates of the citie. Of this monster disguised in the likenesse of a man, it is verie materiall to record what maister Fox hath noted in his historie.

Abr. Fl ex Iohan. Foxi martyrologio. Stories [...]u|cation and birth.¶This doctor Storie (saith he) being an Englishman by birth, and from his infancie not onelie nuzled in papistrie, but also euen as it were by nature earnest|lie affected to the same, & growing somewhat to riper yeares, in the daies of quéene Marie became a most bloudie tyrant, and cruell persecutor of Christ in his members, as all the stories of martyrs almost doo declare.Storie a bloudie per|secutor. Thus he raging all the reigne of the fore|said quéene Marie; against the infallible truth of Christs gospell, and the true professors thereof, neuer ceased till he had consumed to ash [...] two or thrée hundred blessed martyrs, who willinglie gaue their liues for the testimonie of his truth. And thinking their punishment in fire not cruell inough, [...] inuen|ting new [...] for the martyrs. he went [...] Storie appre|hended.

Storie con|ueied himselfe ouer the seas where he con|tinued a blou|die persecutor. [...] raging against Gods saints with fire and sword. In|somuch as he growing to be familiar and right deere to duke Dalua in Antwerpe, receiued a speciall com|mission from him to search all the ships for goods forfeited, and for English bookes and such like.Storie [...]btei|ned a commi|sion to search for English bookes. And in this fauour and authoritie he continued there for a space, by the which meanes he did much hurt, and brought manie a good man and woman to trouble, and extreme perill of life through his bloudthirstie crueltie. But at the last the Lord (when the measure of his iniquitie was full) procéeded in iudgement a|gainst him, and cut him off from the face of the earth, according to the praiers of manie a good man, which came to passe in order as followeth.

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