Acts and Monuments of these latter perillous dayes, touching matters of the Church

Artist: John Foxe

Year: 1559

Date of Action: 1559-1563

Region: Europe

Location: English

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Religion, Violence

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: Roman Catholic Church

Description of Artwork: Also known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, it was originally published in Latin and then English. This book glorifies the Protestants who had been executed by Queen Mary. The book was to serve against "the persecutors of God's truth, commonly called papists."

The Incident: Several editions of this book had been published, but the Roman Catholic church did not morally approve of its message.

Results of Incident: The book was not banned, but it gave the idea to the Roman Catholic Church to start a "Condemned Books" list. Authors on that list mainly consisted of Protestants.


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