Foxe's Book of Martyrs
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This Christian classic tells the stories of brave men and women who were martyred for their faith in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. They 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 of those who followed Him. It examines the heroic lives of great men and women such as John Hus, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Anne Askew, Lady Jane Grey and Martin Luther. The faith of these early martyrs has stood, and will stand forever as a beacon to the generation that follows.
''After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. More than a record of persecution, it is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, and a source of edification.''
- James Miller Dodds, English Prose
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