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John Foxe (1516–1587)

Author of Foxe's Book of Martyrs

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Image credit: Line engraving first published in the 1641 edition of Actes and Monmuents (Foxe's Book of Martyrs). By George Glover (fl. 1625-1650)

Works by John Foxe

Foxe's Book of Martyrs (1554) 4,463 copies
Foxe's Annals of Martyrs (1960) 24 copies
History of Lives (2010) 2 copies
O Livro dos Mártires (2004) 1 copy

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2 Plays: Henry VIII; King John (1986) — Contributor, some editions — 139 copies

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Este livro é um dos grandes clássicos reimpresso em português. Ele narra fatos de um dos mais comoventes períodos da história cristã. Esta versão é fiel à descrição da perseguição sofrida pelos cristãos séculos atrás. Ela vem ilustrada por pinturas, fotografias e gravuras de edições passadas deste e de outros livros que registram o mesmo período.
 
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EdilsonLopesSilva | Jan 1, 2024 |
John Foxe painstakingly collected the stories of the martyrs up to his time, and his son carried on the effort. We have carried on his mission, collecting in this volume the stories of martyrs dating from ancient times all the way to today.
 
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phoovermt | 29 other reviews | Apr 24, 2023 |
Beginning with Jesus Christ, this exceptional historical record traces the roots of religious persecution through the sixteenth century. 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. This edition has been streamlined and reorganized in today's language.
 
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phoovermt | 29 other reviews | Apr 24, 2023 |
Heavy. I had to read slowly. But sobering, prompts one to consider pain and death and the ultimate reward.

I don't know if I would recommend it, per se. I wouldn't tell someone to set aside another book so that they could read this. But if you decide to read this one, I won't discourage it.
 
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Michael_J | 29 other reviews | Jun 2, 2022 |

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