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By John Foxe

ISBN-10: 0199236844

ISBN-13: 9780199236848

'Be of excellent convenience, grasp Ridley, and play the fellow: we will today gentle one of these 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 referred to as the booklet of Martyrs. This sizeable number of unforgettable money owed 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. The narratives not just attest to the fortitude of people who suffered for his or her religion no longer decades ahead of the beginning of Shakespeare, yet additionally they represent intriguing stories packed with image information and verbal wit.

This modernized choice additionally comprises a few of the recognized woodcuts that illustrated the unique textual content, in addition to offering a entire creation to Foxe's lifestyles and instances and the martyrology narrative.

Readership: basic readers with an curiosity in Tudor and Stuart heritage, cultures and faith, scholars of Renaissance and Reformation literature and heritage, non secular stories, ecclesiastical heritage, martyrdom and non secular persecution.

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Edwin Sandys escapes to the Continent. Elizabeth sent from Tower to house arrest at Woodstock (19 May). Parliament revalidates heresy legislation, but disallows restoration of monastic land. Marriage of Mary I and Philip of Spain (25 July). Cardinal Reginald Pole returns from Rome as papal legate (November). Second Act of Repeal abrogates Act of Supremacy, Act of Succession, and all other Henrician legislation related to the schism from Rome. John Day imprisoned at Tower (16 October). Republication of Stephen Hawes’s The Pastime of Pleasure.

Elizabeth ordained ‘Supreme Governor’ of the Church of England. Third Book of Common Prayer imposes English church service based largely on the 1552 version. Opposition to the wearing of clerical vestments revives. Catholic bishops deprived of office. Matthew Parker becomes Archbishop of Canterbury (July). Public reading of English Bible permitted. Iconoclasts destroy religious images. Volume 2 of Bale’s Catalogus. First complete edition of The Mirror for Magistrates published without hindrance. Foxe ordained a priest.

67). Beleaguered Protestants likened inquisitors and executioners, furthermore, to butchers of innocent lambs. Chief among them is the Bishop of London whom Protestants vilified as ‘Butcher Bonner’. A related concern elaborates upon an admonition from the Sermon on the Mount: ‘ “Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed up as sheep while underneath they are savage wolves”’ (Matthew 7: 15). When friends would come to visit Rowland White during his imprisonment at Cardiff Castle, for example, this fisherman-preacher ‘would pass away the time in prayer and exhortations, admonishing them always to beware of false prophets which come in sheep’s clothing’.

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