Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Select Narratives (Oxford World's Classics Series)
:'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...
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:'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 accountsof 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, andexecution of alleged heretics. The narratives not only attest to the fortitude of individuals who suffered for their faith not many years before the birth of Shakespeare, but they also constitute exciting tales filled with graphic details and verbal wit. This modernized selection also includes some of the famous woodcuts that illustrated the original text, as well as providing a comprehensive introduction to Foxe's life and times and the martyrology narrative. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment toscholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
John Foxe (1516-1587) 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.
- :introductionselect Bibliographychronology Of Foxe's Life And Timesselect Narratives1: Thomas Bilney2: William Tyndale3: Anne Askew4: John Roger5: Lawrence Sanders6: John Hooper7: Rowland Taylor8: Thomas Tomkins9: William Hunter10: Rawlins White11: George Marsh12: Thomas Haukes13: John Bradford And John Leaf14: Hugh Latimer And Nicholas Ridley15: Stephen Gardiner16: John Philpot17: Bartlett Green18: Thomas Cranmer19: The Guernsey Martyrs20: Joan Waste21: William Dangerfield22: Richard Woodman23: Rose Allin And Other Colchester Martyrs24: George Eagles25: The Islington Martyrs26: Prest's Wife27: Edwin Sandys28: Lady Elizabeth29: Judgement Talesexplanatory Notesglossary Of Personsglossary Of Placesglossary Of Words And Termsindex