Foxe, John (15161587)

Foxe, John, martyrologist, born at Boston, Lincolnshire; in 1545 he resigned his Fellowship in Magdalen College, Oxford, on account of his espousing the doctrines of the Reformation, and for some years after he acted as a private tutor in noble families; during Queen Mary's reign he sought refuge on the Continent, where he formed acquaintance with Knox and other leading Reformers; he returned to England on the accession of Elizabeth, and was appointed a prebend in Salisbury cathedral, but his Nonconformist leanings precluded his further preferment; his most famous work is his “Book of Martyrs,” first published in Latin on the Continent, the noble English version appearing in 1563 (15161587).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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