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John Foxe (1516—1587) martyrologist


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Title of the martyrology by John Foxe (1516–87); the book, less formally known as Foxe's Martyrs, was enormously popular, going through nine editions, each with additional material, between 1563 and 1684. Intended as a history of the Christian Church through the suffering of its martyrs, it focuses in particular on the Protestant martyrs of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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