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Fox's original and complete book of martyrs; or, an universal history of martyrdom. Containing full, copious, and authentic accounts of the lives and sufferings, together with the actions, characters, examinations, trials, religious principles, tortures, and triumphant deaths, of all the glorious Protestant martyrs, during the reign of Queen Mary the First. To which will be added, a genuine, circumstantial, full and universal history of the lives, persecutions, tortures and deaths of the primitive martyrs, [... and] Church of Christ, in all parts of the world, by Papists, Pagans, Jews, Turks, and others, from the birth of our blessed saviour Jesus Christ to the reign of Queen Mary. The whole originally composed b the Rev. John Fox, M.A. Formerly of Magdalen College, Oxford. A new edition. Now carefully revised by Paul Wright, D.D. Vicar of Oakley, &c. in Essex, and author of the Christian's Complete Family Bible, and other learned, peons, and useful works, universally approved by the public. Assisted by other ministers of the gospel. This most valuable and complete work will also include many additional articles of importance, among which are a genuine history of the persecutions of the people called Quakers; a full account of the western Martyrology or Bloody Assizes, under Judge Jefferies, in the West of England, in which many eminent Protestants suffered painful and cruel deaths, including also, a full account of the ten great persecutions under the roman emperors ... with a great number of cruelties exercised against the glorious Christian Martyrs not related in any other work of the kind whatever. With many other remarkable martyrdoms and persecutions, viz. Those of the more early Christian Martyrs in the very earliest Ages of the World. ... Embellished with near 300 elegant engravings.

Foxe, John, 1516-1587.
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Book of martyrs


London : printed [by R. Balfe] for, and sold wholesale and retail, by Alex. Hogg, No. 16, Paternoster-Row, and by most other booksellers and newsmen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, [1800?]

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951,[5]p.,plates : ports. ; 2⁰.

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ESTC T138685



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