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Foxe

 (fŏks), John 1516-1587.
English martyrologist whose Book of Martyrs (1563) includes graphic accounts of the persecution of Protestants during the reign of Mary I.
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Foxe

(fɒks)
n
(Biography) 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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Of all the moveables in it, I must have been impressed by a certain old bureau of some dark wood in the parlour (the tile-floored kitchen was the general sitting-room), with a retreating top which opened, let down, and became a desk, within which was a large quarto edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs.
Cooper said it is medically unknown why Foxe crossed the centerline in her Toyota Echo while traveling west on Route 120, about 100 feet from Belle Court.
Textual passages, the majority from John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, are used as cultural keys that unlock a broad historical paradigm traced over a century.
Franklin claims both James and Foxe have contributed to Canadian fiction and non-fiction, pointing out how early modern travel influenced such diverse writers and thinkers as Farley Mowat, Frank Rasky, and Northrop Frye, who famously claimed that depictions of the north created a "garrison mentality" in Canadians (lxxxix).
Foxe (1635, 117-118) opens his account of Button's voyage by stating:
"Foxe met Henry whilst exiled in France and fought with him at Bosworth Field (defeating Richard III).
First published in 1563, John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, also known as the Book of Martyrs, was one such text.
Of the five papers in section one, on Foxe and The Acts, Susan Wabuda's 'From Manuscript to Codex to E-Book: The Interactive Foxe' calls attention to the discoveries to be made from side-by-side online access to Foxe editions.
Acts of reading; interpretation, reading practices, and the idea of the book in John Foxe's Actes and monuments.
(The latter is most evident in the juxtaposition of the somber postscript to Susan Wabuda's essay, questioning the role of Foxe's Book of Martyrs in perpetuating the hatred inherent in religious extremism in a post-9/11 world, with the catalogue of woodcuts depicting the grisly, fiery fate of the martyrs, designed to enflame true believers, found in the opening pages of Margaret Aston's essay on the images in Foxe's book).
Foxe's "Rook of Martyrs" and Early Modern Print Culture