John Fox’s famous book detailing the lives, sufferings and triumphant deaths of the early Christian as well as Protestant Martyrs. Edited by William Byron Forbush This is a book that will never die — one of the great English classics. . . .
Fox’s Book of Martyrs is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.
Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when “a noble army, men and boys, the matron and the maid,” “climbed the steep ascent of heaven, ‘mid peril, toil, and pain.” “After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification.”