The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an
apocalyptically-oriented, English Protestant account of the persecutions of
Protestants, mainly in England, many of whom had died for their beliefs within
the decade immediately preceding its first publication. It was first published
by John Day, in 1563. Lavishly produced and illustrated with many woodcuts, when
issued it was the largest publishing project undertaken in Britain up to that
time. Commonly known as, "Foxe's Book of Martyrs", the work's full title
begins with "Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, Touching
Matters of the Church." There were many subsequent editions, also by Day,
who worked closely with Foxe.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.