Foxe's Book Of Martyrs
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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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