Foxe's Book of Martyrs Select Narratives

ISBN-10: 0199236844
ISBN-13: 9780199236848
Edition: 2009
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Description: "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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

"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.

Introduction
Select Bibliography
Chronology of Foxe's Life and Times
Select Narratives
Thomas Bilney
William Tyndale
Anne Askew
John Roger
Lawrence Sanders
John Hooper
Rowland Taylor
Thomas Tomkins
William Hunter
Rawlins White
George Marsh
Thomas Haukes
John Bradford and John Leaf
Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley
Stephen Gardiner
John Philpot
Bartlett Green
Thomas Cranmer
The Guernsey Martyrs
Joan Waste
William Dangerfield
Richard Woodman
Rose Allin and other Colchester Martyrs
George Eagles
The Islington Martyrs
Prest's Wife
Edwin Sandys
Lady Elizabeth
Judgement Tales
Explanatory Notes
Glossary of Persons
Glossary of Places
Glossary of Words and Terms
Index

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