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John Foxe
b. 1516 – d. April 18, 1587 • Historian
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Foxe, John
Foxe, John (1516–87), martyrologist. He went to Brasenose College, *Oxford, at an early age, and was Fellow of Magdalen from 1539 to 1545. On the accession of Queen *Mary he fled to the Continent, and stayed successively at Strasbourg, Frankfurt, and Basle, where he met other Protestant refugees, notably
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Foxe, John
Foxe, John (1517–1587)Author of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, or, as Foxe titled it, Acts and Monuments of Matters Happening in the Church. The brief first Latin versions were published at Strassburg and Basel during the Marian exile. The first English edition (1563) was published, with nearly eighteen hundred
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Foxe, John
Foxe, John(1516–87). The English preacher John Foxe is best known as the author of The Book of Martyrs, which celebrated those who suffered for the cause of Protestantism. This widely read work was often the most valued book beside the Bible in the households of English Puritans. It helped shape popular
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Foxe, John
Foxe, John (1516–87). A native of Lincolnshire, England. He was a historian, tutor of the nobility, and pastor. Persecuted during the reign of Mary Tudor, while in exile he wrote Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. This church history and martyrology was required reading for many for two and a half centuries. It
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Foxe, John
Foxe, John (1516–1587). Foxe was an English Protestant martyrologist who collected a wealth of historical data and anecdotes in his massive Acts and Monuments of the Martyrs of the Christian Church, sometimes known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. After studying at Oxford University, Foxe became a fellow of
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Foxe, John
Foxe, John (1516–1587). An English Protestant church historian and martyrologist. Educated at Oxford, he became a fellow at Magdalen College until his exile to continental Europe during the reign of Mary Tudor. Foxe returned to England when Elizabeth came to power and released the English edition of
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John Foxe
Scholars and ScientistsJohn FoxeMartyrologist“What storms and tempests it [the church] hath overpast, wondrous it is to behold.”The works of church historians rarely influence history itself, but John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments of Matters Happening to the Church—commonly known as Foxe’s Book
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Foxe, John
Foxe, John (1516–1587)English Protestant historian; author of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs_Educated at Brasenose College, and a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, Foxe later worked as a tutor to members of the nobility. He was ordained by Bishop Nicholas Ridley (c. 1500–1555) in 1550, with his earliest