First published in 1999, This book is a wide-ranging and authoritative review of the reception in England and other countries of Foxe’s Acts and Monuments of the English Martyrs from the time of its original publication between 1563 and 1583, up to the nineteenth century. Essays by leading scholars deal with the development of the text, the illustrations and the uses to which the work was put by protagonists in subsequent religious controversies. This volume is derived from the second John Foxe Colloquium held at Jesus College, Oxford in 1997. It is one of a number of research publications designed to support the British Academy Project for the publication of a new edition of Foxe’s hugely influential text.
Table of Contents
1. Tyndale and Foxe, David Daniell. 2. Reforming Roman Emperors: John Foxe’s Characterisation of Constantine in the Acts and Monuments, Micheal S. Pucci. 3. The Unsteady Beginnings of English protestant Martyrology, Alec Ryrie. 4. The Illustrations: Their Pattern and Plan, Ruth Samson Luborsky. 5. A Case for Luke Shepherd as a Source for John Foxe, Janice Devereux. 6. John Foxe’s Last Word, David J. Keep. 7. Backing Protestantism: The London Godly, The Exchequer and the Foxe Circle, Brett Usher. 8. Whitgift’s ‘Book of Martyrs’: Archbishop Whitgift, Timothy Bright and the Elizabethan Struggle over John Foxe’s Legacy, Damian Nussbaum. 9. ‘Oppressed by the Force of Truth’: Robert Persons Edits John Foxe, Ceri Sullivan. 10. Elect Church or Elect Nation? The Reception of the Acts and Monuments, Glyn Parry. 11. John Foxe, Evangelicalism and the Oxford Movement, Andrew Penny. 12. Electric Foxe: A Digital Case History, David Newcombe.
'These essays demonstrate the potential of the John Foxe project to create a greater understanding of the Acts and Monuments and its author.' Albion