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Fox’s Book of Martyrs, Page 1

Fox’s Book of Martyrs

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—History of Christian Martyrs to the First General Persecutions Under Nero1
Chapter 2—The Ten Primitive Persecutions4
Chapter 3—Persecutions of the Christians in Persia22
Chapter 4—Papal Persecutions29
Chapter 5—An Account of the Inquisition39
Chapter 6—An Account of the Persecutions in Italy, Under the Papacy57
Chapter 7—An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John Wickliffe88
Chapter 8—An Account of the Persecutions in Bohemia Under the Papacy91
Chapter 9—An Account of the Life and Persecutions of Martin Luther103
Chapter 10—General Persecutions in Germany108
Chapter 11—An Account of the Persecutions in the Netherlands112
Chapter 12—The Life and Story of the True Servant and Martyr of God, William Tyndale115
Chapter 13—An Account of the Life of John Calvin120
Chapter 14—An Account of the Persecutions in Great Britain and Ireland, Prior to the Reign of Queen Mary I122
Chapter 15—An Account of the Persecutions in Scotland During the Reign of King Henry VIII127
Chapter 16—Persecutions in England During the Reign of Queen Mary133
Chapter 17—Rise and Progress of the Protestant Religion in Ireland; with an Account of the Barbarous Massacre of 1641192
Chapter 18—The Rise, Progress, Persecutions, and Sufferings of the Quakers202
Chapter 19—An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John Bunyan211
Chapter 20—An Account of the Life of John Wesley213
Chapter 21—Persecutions of the French Protestants in the South of France, During the Years 1814 and 1820214
Chapter 22—The Beginnings of American Foreign Missions224

Chapter 1—History of Christian Martyrs to the First General Persecutions Under Nero

Christ our Savior, in the Gospel of St. Matthew, hearing the confession of Simon Peter, who, first of all other, openly acknowledged Him to be the Son of God, and perceiving the secret hand of His Father therein, called him (alluding to his name) a rock, upon which rock He would build His Church so strong that the gates of hell should not prevail against it. In which words three things are to be noted: First, that Christ will have a Church in this world. Secondly, that the same Church should mightily be impugned, not only by the world, but also by the uttermost strength and powers of all hell. And, thirdly, that the same Church, notwithstanding the uttermost of the devil and all his malice, should continue.

This prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified, insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy. First, that Christ hath set up a Church, needeth no declaration. Secondly, what force of princes, kings, monarchs, governors, and rulers of this world, with their subjects, publicly and privately, with all their strength and cunning, have bent themselves against this Church! And, thirdly, how the said Church,

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