John Foxe

Standard Name: Foxe, John


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Anthologization Queen Elizabeth I
She wrote original poetry all her life, though individual pieces are hard to date. Bradner , editor of her poems, counts them as six certain and ten doubtful, besides six verse translations.
Elizabeth I, Queen. The Poems of Queen Elizabeth I. Editor Bradner, Leicester, Brown University Press.
Some of...
Education Mary Bosanquet Fletcher
MBF mentions her early reading (or looking at the pictures in) Foxe 's Book of Martyrs. The strongest influence on her during her teens was Mrs Lefevre , a Methodist, whose letters were posthumously...
Education Marie Belloc Lowndes
One of the earliest books that Marie could remember was Pierre et Pierrette, a celebrated little text written by her grandmother Belloc to improve the education of French village children. She grew up conscious...
Education Grace, Lady Mildmay
Lady Sharington employed a governess named Hamblyn for her daughters, who was a niece of her husband. Mrs Hamblyn took great pains with the character and moral training of her charges, and taught Grace some...
Education Lucy Boston
Lucy spent most of her childhood with her siblings, cared for by a nurse, under-nurse and governess in the third-floor nursery.
Boston, Lucy et al. Memories. Colt Books with Diana Boston Hemingford Gray.
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Their Sunday play consisted of reading the New Testament, Bunyan (Pilgrim's...
Education Pearl S. Buck
Mr Kung despised fiction and the Sydenstricker library contained only the supposedly factual Plutarch 's Lives and Foxe 's Book of Martyrs, but Pearl read fiction avidly in both Chinese and English, devouring Shakespeare
Education Catherine Carswell
After her discovery of literature, CC 's early reading included many pious books: Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Foxe 's Book of Martyrs, and Lives of the Saints. She also read widely in...
Education Mary Collier
MC writes, No Learning ever was bestow'd on me; / My Life was always spent in Drudgery.
Collier, Mary et al. “The Woman’s Labour”. The Thresher’s Labour and The Woman’s Labour, edited by Edward Palmer Thompson et al., Merlin.
But she learned to read very early, and continued learning into adult life. She later listed her...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Oxenbridge, Lady Tyrwhit
Although Lady Tyrwhit was a cousin by marriage of Katherine Parr , their shared allegiance to the reformed religion was probably the key to their relationship. The Protestant historian John Foxe wrote that Elizabeth Tyrwhit...
Intertextuality and Influence Edna Lyall
The Burges children's father, though he is against Pusey ism, is broad-minded
Lyall, Edna. The Burges Letters: A Record of Child Life in the Sixties. Longmans, Green, and Co.
about Puseyites as he is in other respects: visitors to their house include not only Anglicans but Moravians , a Baptist ...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Eliza Bray
She began writing the book on 18 September 1826 and completed it on 19 November of the following year.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research.
116: 51
The book is based on historical records of the times it attempted to portray...
Literary responses Anna Eliza Bray
The novel's treatment of religious tension at a time when the English public was debating Catholic Emancipation proved extremely scandalous. As a result, AEB became the target of much anger.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research.
116: 52
Bray, Anna Eliza. Autobiography of Anna Eliza Bray. Editor Kempe, John A., Chapman and Hall.
The Athenæum...
Occupation Elizabeth Isham
Her needlework included doing Irish stitch, tent stitch, and purse-work, making bone lace and bodices, and knitting stockings, and she often gathered flowers in order to copy them in stitching.
Isham, Elizabeth. “Diary”. Constructing Elizabeth Isham.
Isham, Elizabeth. “Booke of Rememberances”. Constructing Elizabeth Isham, edited by Elizabeth Clarke.
It is clear...
politics Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth's youth was lived in the shadow of national power politics. Her younger brother succeeded her father as king. The year she turned twenty he died, and Lady Jane Grey , placed on the throne...
Publishing Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
ENC published with the Gallery Press (founded just two years before this in Dublin) her first poetry volume, Acts and Monuments, which daringly borrows the title of John Foxe 's Actes and Monuments...


20 March 1563: John Foxe published Actes and Monuments (popularly...

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20 March 1563

John Foxe published Actes and Monuments (popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs), a harrowing account of the sufferings of martyred Protestants.

1582: Thomas Bentley edited The Monument of Matrones,...

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Thomas Bentley edited The Monument of Matrones, an important anthology containing writings by women, mostly religious.

1732: A printer in Smithfield, London, began issuing...

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A printer in Smithfield, London, began issuing in instalments a new, revised edition of Foxe 's Book of Martyrs.


Foxe, John. Actes and Monuments. Imprinted by Iohn Foxe, 1563.