Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Select Narratives

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Overview

"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man: we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as, I trust, shall never be put out." Hugh Latimer's famous words of consolation to Nicholas Ridley as they are both about to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly known as the Book of Martyrs. This vast collection of unforgettable accounts of religious persecution exerted as great an influence on early modern England and New England as the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. It contains many stirring stories of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment, and execution of alleged heretics. Based on a new transcription of the last edition overseen by John Foxe, this new edition includes a full introduction to Foxe and his times, the religious conflicts, and the nature of martyrological narratives. The text is further enhanced by 21 of the original woodcut illustrations, glossaries of people, places, and words, a general index, and notes explaining allusions and identifying scriptural quotations.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199236848
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 827,160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John N. King is Distinguished University Professor and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies at Ohio State University.

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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

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