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Published: 12 March 2009

400 Pages | 21 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199236848

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Foxe's Book of Martyrs

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John Foxe
Edited by John N. King

Oxford World's Classics

  • Foxe's hugely influential Book of Martyrs is a vast record of the martyrdom suffered by hundreds of Protestants, burnt alive for their beliefs during the reign of Mary I. This selection brings together some of the most famous and affecting narratives to provide a sensational window into early modern English history.
  • The most accurate and readable abridgement available, this modernized edition is based on a new transcription of the last edition overseen by John Foxe. It includes a full introduction to Foxe and his times, the religious conflicts, and the nature of martyrological narratives.
  • Includes 21 of the original woodcut illustrations depicting martyrs at the stake and being tortured.
  • Includes the accounts of the deaths of Latimer, Ridley, and Cranmer as well as graphic stories of the hunting, capture, torture and deaths for heresy of ordinary men and women.
  • Includes glossaries of people, places, and words, a general index, and notes explaining allusions and identifying scriptural quotations.

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