To say that Foxe's Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church (to give the Book of Martyrs its official title) was hugely influential on English thought during the later sixteenth and seventeenth centuries would be a gross understatement of the case. Only the Bible was read more frequently and more avidly.
Second only to the Bible in its influence, Foxe's work frequently stood beside the Bible on pulpits and in libraries.john foxe
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