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John Foxe (1516–1587)

Foxe, John. An English divine and martyrologist; born at Boston, Lincolnshire, in 1516; died in April 1587. He studied at Oxford, but was expelled in 1545, after becoming a convert to Protestantism. His fame as an author mainly rests upon his ‘History of the Acts and Monuments of the Church,’ commonly known as ‘Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.’ This celebrated work, upon which he labored for eleven years, was published in 1563.