A very informative post speaking about the exaggeration in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, that Catholics have already refuted it, and that people are still writing books to correct an already corrected record!
For some odd reason, a lot of people think that Foxe’s Book of Martyrs has never been refuted by Catholics (or anyone else). In point of fact, there have been tons of books published which do nothing but refute Foxe, pointing out the many urban legends he printed as true; many Catholics who died under Protestant persecution who are described as the opposite; and many Protestant “martyrs” who not only survived, but never suffered any mistreatment or interference. Such books were published both during Foxe’s lifetime (and he did revise his books in response to some of them) and after it, in every generation. Unfortunately, this hasn’t amended matters, and Foxe’s tabloid version of history often prevails in people’s minds.
But fortunately, many of these critical books are now online, if you can only find them.
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