Foxe's Book Of Martyrs

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Religion - 444 pages
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Under the Roman emperors, commonly called the Era of the Martyrs, was occasioned partly by the increasing number and luxury of the Christians, and the hatred of Galerius, the adopted son of Diocletian, who, being stimulated by his mother, a bigoted pagan, never ceased persuading the emperor to enter upon the persecution, until he had accomplished his purpose.

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User Review  - DomingoSantos - LibraryThing

I've heard about this book for years, but never took an opportunity to read it. My impression? "Foxe's [some titles use “Fox's"] Book of Martyrs" is the Christian equivalent to Tolstoy's novel "War ... Read full review

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User Review  - cjsdg - LibraryThing

Tremendous and tragic. Foxe's temperament and work on this book gave him a personal distaste for religious violence that does him credit. To be sure, he presents the Anglican side, and the Roman ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

John Foxe (1516???87) was a professor at Oxford, then a minister in London before being forced to flee to Europe when Queen Mary came to power. While in Europe he wrote this classic and published it after returning to England when Queen Elizabeth took the throne.

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