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John Foxe

John Foxe (1516/17 – 18 April 1587) was an English historian and martyrologist, the author of ''Actes and Monuments'' (popularly known as ''Foxe's Book of Martyrs''), an account of Christian martyrs throughout Western history, but emphasizing the sufferings of English Protestants and proto-Protestants from the 14th century through the reign of Mary I. Widely owned and read by English Puritans, the book helped to mould British popular opinion about the Catholic Church for several centuries.
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