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Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Select Narratives

John Foxe
Edited by John N. King

12 March 2009

ISBN: 9780199236848

400 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a collection of unforgettable accounts of religious persecution. This modernized selection 3rings together some of the most stirring tales of the interrogation and execution of heretics burnt at the stake in the reign of Mary, with some of the original woodcut illustrations and an illuminating introduction.

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Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a collection of unforgettable accounts of religious persecution. This modernized selection brings together some of the most stirring tales of the interrogation and execution of heretics burnt at the stake in the reign of Mary, with some of the original woodcut illustrations and an illuminating introduction.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

John Foxe

Edited by John N. King, Distinguished University Professor and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies, Ohio State University

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology of Foxe's Life and Times
    Select Narratives
    1:Thomas Bilney
    2:William Tyndale
    3:Anne Askew
    4:John Roger
    5:Lawrence Sanders
    6:John Hooper
    7:Rowland Taylor
    8:Thomas Tomkins
    9:William Hunter
    10:Rawlins White
    11:George Marsh
    12:Thomas Haukes
    13:John Bradford and John Leaf
    14:Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley
    15:Stephen Gardiner
    16:John Philpot
    17:Bartlett Green
    18:Thomas Cranmer
    19:The Guernsey Martyrs
    20:Joan Waste
    21:William Dangerfield
    22:Richard Woodman
    23:Rose Allin and other Colchester Martyrs
    24:George Eagles
    25:The Islington Martyrs
    26:Prest's Wife
    27:Edwin Sandys
    28:Lady Elizabeth
    29:Judgement Tales
    Explanatory Notes
    Glossary of Persons
    Glossary of Places
    Glossary of Words and Terms
    Index