John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online
John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online contains all four editions of Foxe's martyrology and ecclesiastical history which were published between 1563 and 1583. "John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online (TAMO) provides a searchable and comparative framework for studying all four editions of the Acts and Monuments produced under Foxe's guidance during the reign of Elizabeth I. The Acts and Monuments were published in 1563, 1570, 1576 and 1583 as an ecclesiastical history and martyrology. They are most often remembered as a memorial to the martyrs who died during the short reign of Mary I, but they also present a fully revised history of Britain and Europe according to early Protestant views of their past. Through Foxe, therefore, we can glimpse both a moment in English historiography and the protestant arguments to support their fragile church. With well over 2,000 pages per edition Foxe and the others who helped to contribute to the text pictured the past through the eyes of prophecy, seeking to position the papacy as Antichrist and those who had traditionally been perceived as heretics as the remainder of the true faithful." "Each text is fully searchable with a full range of supplementary material: textual commentaries, glossaries of persons and places, Latin/Greek translations, thematic divisions, textual variations, abbreviations, and commentaries on the woodcut images. There is also an extensive bibliography and a large body of essays presenting research about Foxe and early modern religion." Financial support was provided by a number of institutions, which are listed at the following page.

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