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 John Foxe

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John Foxe Famous memorial

Birth
Boston, Boston Borough, Lincolnshire, England
Death
18 Apr 1587 (aged 70)
Cripplegate, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Plot
Marked on pillar near altar
Memorial ID
12099133 View Source

English clergyman, author of the noted Book of Martyrs. He early became a Protestant and, when Mary Tudor became queen, he fled from England to Strasbourg. There was printed (1554), in Latin, the first part of his history of the persecution of Protestant reformers. Foxe moved to Basel and had published (1559) the first complete edition, in Latin, of his history. After Elizabeth's accession, an expanded English edition appeared (1563) entitled The Actes and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Dayes. The work was commonly known as the Book of Martyrs, and its chief purpose was to praise the heroism and piety of the Protestant martyrs of Mary's reign. The book was widely read, and its influence was extensive, although as history it is highly prejudiced and not altogether trustworthy.

English clergyman, author of the noted Book of Martyrs. He early became a Protestant and, when Mary Tudor became queen, he fled from England to Strasbourg. There was printed (1554), in Latin, the first part of his history of the persecution of Protestant reformers. Foxe moved to Basel and had published (1559) the first complete edition, in Latin, of his history. After Elizabeth's accession, an expanded English edition appeared (1563) entitled The Actes and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Dayes. The work was commonly known as the Book of Martyrs, and its chief purpose was to praise the heroism and piety of the Protestant martyrs of Mary's reign. The book was widely read, and its influence was extensive, although as history it is highly prejudiced and not altogether trustworthy.

Bio by: Mark McManus


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 19 Oct 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12099133
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12099133/john-foxe: accessed ), memorial page for John Foxe (Jul 1516–18 Apr 1587), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12099133, citing St. Giles Cripplegate Churchyard, London, City of London, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.