Definition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Foxe's Book of Martyrs

 
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a book (1554) written by John Foxe (1516-87). It describes the deaths of the many British Protestants who were killed because of their religious beliefs when the Catholic Mary I was queen. The book, with its frightening descriptions and illustrations, influenced many British people against Roman Catholics.