With millions of copies in print, Foxe's Book of Martyrs has become a classic of magnificent courage and faith. This unparalleled volume chronicles the tragic yet triumphant stories of men and women who faced torture and martyrdom rather than deny their vision of truth and of God.
Beginning with Jesus Christ, this exceptional historical record traces the roots of religious persecution through the sixteen century. It examines the heroic lives of great men and women such as John Hus, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Askew, Lady Jane Gray, and Martin Luther.
John Foxe also knew persecution. Forced to flee from his native England to Europe during Queen Mary's severe persecution of those holding Reformed views, he carefully compiled records of martyred Christians. His writings possess a sense of immediacy and insight into the sufferent that few "objective" church historians can math. This edition has been streamlined and reorganized by W. Grinton Berry to present Foxe's work in today's language.
409 page book