By John Foxe

"Be of fine convenience, grasp Ridley, and play the fellow: we will at the present time mild this kind of candle through God's grace in England, as, I belief, shall by no means be positioned out." Hugh Latimer's well-known phrases of comfort to Nicholas Ridley as they're either approximately to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly often called the Book of Martyrs. This large number of unforgettable bills of non secular persecution exerted as nice a power on early sleek England and New England because the Bible and the booklet of universal Prayer. It comprises many stirring tales of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment, and execution of alleged heretics. in line with a brand new transcription of the final version overseen by way of John Foxe, this re-creation contains a complete advent to Foxe and his instances, the spiritual conflicts, and the character of martyrological narratives. The textual content is extra improved by means of 21 of the unique woodcut illustrations, glossaries of individuals, locations, and phrases, a basic index, and notes explaining allusions and choosing scriptural quotations.

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F6 1583, reproduction 1). In a number of situations the place printing is uncertain, wording is provided from the editor’s own reproduction of this version. Readers who desire to complement those readings by means of connection with the unabridged textual content are recommended to refer to FBMO. The advent, Explanatory Notes, and Glossaries of people and areas count silently at the following assets: New Encyclopaedia Britannica, fifteenth edn. , 32 vols. (Chicago, 1986); Oxford Dictionary of nationwide Biography (Online) (Oxford and manhattan, 2004); Paul J. Achtemeier, et al. (eds. ), Harper’s Bible Dictionary (San Francisco, 1985); Alan G. R. Smith, The Emergence of a country kingdom: The Commonwealth of britain, 1529–1660, 2d edn. (London and ny, 1997); and Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert (eds. ), London Encyclopaedia (London, 1983). Scriptural references are to Oxford research Bible: Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha, ed. M. Jack Suggs, Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, and James R. Mueller (New York, 1992). The thesaurus of phrases and phrases is predicated at the Oxford English Dictionary, second edn. (Oxford, 1989). decide upon BIBLIOGRAPHY versions Foxe, John, ebook of Martyrs (London, 1563). this can be the preferred identify of a ebook initially entitled Acts and Monuments of those Latter and threatening Days, touching issues of the Church. —— second edn. , rev. (London, 1570). —— third edn. , rev. (London, 1576). —— 4th edn. , rev. (London, 1583). —— ed. Stephen R. Cattley, with an advent by means of George Townsend, 2d edn. , eight vols. (London, 1843–9), facsimile reprint (New York, 1965). Foxe, John, Acts and Monuments … The Variorum variation [online] (hriOnline, Sheffield, 2004). to be had from http://www. hrionline. shef. ac. uk/foxe/ [Accessed 12. 06. 2008]. Hereafter brought up as FBMO. Reference Works Achtemeier, Paul J. , et al. (eds. ), Harper’s Bible Dictionary (San Francisco, 1985). Bettenson, Henry, ed. , files of the Christian Church, 2d edn. (London, 1963). Dickens, A. G. , and Carr, Dorothy (eds. ), The Reformation in England to the Accession of Elizabeth I (London, 1967). Luborsky, Ruth Samson, and Ingram, Elizabeth, A consultant to English Illustrated Books, 1536–1603, 2 vols. (Tempe, Ariz. , 1998). This publication incorporates a census of the woodcuts within the first 5 variants of the e-book of Martyrs (1563–96), 365–82. the recent Encyclopaedia Britannica, fifteenth edn. , 32 vols. (Chicago, 1998). The Oxford Dictionary of nationwide Biography (Oxford and ny, 2004). The Oxford learn Bible: Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha, ed. M. Jack Suggs, Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, and James R. Mueller (New York, 1992). Pollard, A. W. , Redgrave, G. R. , Jackson, W. A. , Ferguson, F. S. , and Pantzer, Katharine F. , compilers, A Short-Title Catalogue of Books published in England, Scotland, and eire, and of English Books published overseas, 1475–1640, 2d edn. , rev. and enlarged, three vols. (London, 1976–91). Weinreb, Ben, and Hibbert, Christopher (eds. ), The London Encyclopaedia (London, 1983). Biographical stories Daniell, David, William Tyndale: A Biography (New Haven and London, 1994). Freeman, Thomas S. , ‘Life of John Foxe’, in FBMO.

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