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  1. John,1516–87, English martyrologist.
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Historical Examples

  • Of books he had but few; for a time only the Bible and Foxe's 'Martyrs.'


    James Anthony Froude

  • He had studied history in Foxe's 'Martyrs,' but nowhere else that we can trace.


    James Anthony Froude

  • He remembered it as Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs,' but by a later knowledge.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • Their sufferings at the hands of keepers and schoolboys read like a page of Foxe.

  • The account preserved by Foxe, is however the most minute and interesting.

British Dictionary definitions for foxe


  1. John . 1516–87, English Protestant clergyman; author of History of the Acts and Monuments of the Church (1563), popularly known as the Book of Martyrs
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