Today in Christian History – April 18

1587 – Death of John Foxe at age 71. He had written Actes and Monuments of Matters Happenning to the Church, better known today as the Book of Martyrs.

http://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/today/4/18

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 fourteenth century through the reign of Mary I. Widely owned and read by English Puritans, the book helped mould British popular opinion about the Catholic Church for several centuries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foxe

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