Item is the third volume of Foxe's Book of Martyrs, which describes the sufferings of Protestants in England and Scotland during the reigns of Queen Mary, Elizabeth I, and the beginning of the reign of Charles I.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a Protestant religious history and martyrology first published by John Day in 1563. The book recounts the persecution of Protestants and forerunners of Protestantism by the Catholic Church, particularly in England and Scotland. The work includes a chronology, reprinted letters, transcripts of interrogations, and text of debates, and contains a section on foreign martyrs. Foxe's work was highly influential and helped to shape lasting notions of English nationalism and anti-Catholicism. It is also considered an early, impressive example of biographical writing in post-Reformation Britain.