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Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Select Narratives (Oxford World's Classics)

By John Foxe

"Be of fine convenience, grasp Ridley, and play the guy: we will today gentle this kind of candle via God's grace in England, as, I belief, shall by no means be placed out." Hugh Latimer's recognized phrases of comfort to Nicholas Ridley as they're either approximately to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly referred to as the Book of Martyrs. This monstrous choice of unforgettable bills of non secular persecution exerted as nice a power on early glossy England and New England because the Bible and the booklet of universal Prayer. It includes many stirring tales of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment, and execution of alleged heretics. in accordance with a brand new transcription of the final variation overseen through John Foxe, this new version incorporates a complete creation to Foxe and his occasions, the non secular conflicts, and the character of martyrological narratives. The textual content is extra more suitable by way of 21 of the unique woodcut illustrations, glossaries of individuals, locations, and phrases, a basic index, and notes explaining allusions and settling on scriptural quotations.

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25. THE ISLINGTON MARTYRS The order and celebration of taking definite godly males and girls praying jointly within the fields approximately Islington, of whom 13 have been condemned by means of Bonner, and after suffered within the hearth for the truth’s sake, as within the tale right here following might sound. Secretly in a again shut* within the box by way of the city of Islington have been accumulated and assembled jointly a definite corporation of godly and blameless individuals, to the variety of 40, women and men, who there sitting jointly at prayer, and virtuously occupied within the meditation of God’s holy be aware, first cometh a definite guy to them unknown: who having a look over unto them, so stayed and saluted them, asserting that they seemed like males that intended no damage.

Fake surmises opposed to Richard Woodman. Woodman complained of to Sir John Gage Lord Chamberlain. Warrants despatched out to connect Woodman. Then, inside 3 days after, my Lord despatched 3 of his males to take me, whose names have been Dean, Jeffrey, and Francis. I being at plough with my fogeys, correct within the approach as they have been coming to my residence, least mistrusting them of all different, got here to them and spake to them, asking them how they did. and so they acknowledged, they arrested me within the king* and queen’s identify, and i needs to select them to their grasp the Lord Chamberlain.

Though, they wouldn't placed me to bail there neither, yet learn the bishop[’s] writing unto me, as prior to, and so commanded me back to criminal. Anne Askew dropped at the Guildhall. Then have been my sureties appointed to come back prior to them at the subsequent morrow in Paul’s Church: which did so certainly. even though they'd once more have damaged off with them simply because they wouldn't be sure additionally for an additional girl at their excitement, whom they knew now not nor but what topic was once laid unto her cost. even though on the final, after a lot ado and reasoning backward and forward, they took a bond of them of recognizance for my drawing close.

Luborsky, Ruth Samson, and Ingram, Elizabeth, A advisor to English Illustrated Books, 1536–1603, 2 vols. (Tempe, Ariz. , 1998). This ebook encompasses a census of the woodcuts within the first 5 versions of the e-book of Martyrs (1563–96), 365–82. the recent Encyclopaedia Britannica, fifteenth edn. , 32 vols. (Chicago, 1998). The Oxford Dictionary of nationwide Biography (Oxford and ny, 2004). The Oxford research Bible: Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha, ed. M. Jack Suggs, Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, and James R. Mueller (New York, 1992).

Motives why grasp Hooper was once referred to as up. Secondarily, to render account to physician Bonner Bishop of London, for that he in King Edward’s time used to be considered one of his accusers, in that he confirmed himself no longer conformable to such ordinances as have been prescribed to him via the king and his Council, brazenly at Paul’s pass. And even supposing the acknowledged grasp Hooper used to be now not unaware of the evils that are supposed to take place in the direction of him (for he used to be admonished by way of sure of his neighbors to get him away and shift for himself) but he wouldn't hinder them, yet tarried nonetheless, asserting: ‘Once I did flee and took me to my toes, yet now, simply because i'm referred to as to this position and vocation, i'm completely persuaded to tarry, and to stay and die with my sheep.

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